The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL Certification over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 58 65 46
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 11 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.53% 0.77% 2.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.98% 3.55% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £390 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +35.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £362 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £429 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-18.57% -19.54%
ITIL Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
184 197 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.63% 21.77% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 87 49
Average daily rate £328 £420 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.02% +52.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £223 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £580 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 6
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.04 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.11% +34.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

ITIL Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ITIL Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ITIL Certification across the Cheshire region.

ITIL Certification Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL Certification across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

ITIL Certification Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification across the Cheshire region.

ITIL Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +6 3 £458 - 1
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
ITIL Certification
North West

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ITIL Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ITIL Certification.

1 15 (100.00%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) UNIX
4 7 (46.67%) IIS
4 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
4 7 (46.67%) LDAP
4 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
4 7 (46.67%) CA SiteMinder
5 5 (33.33%) Sun
5 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (26.67%) Project Management
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) Resource Management
6 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (20.00%) iPlanet
7 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
8 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
8 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
8 2 (13.33%) Juniper
8 2 (13.33%) CA
8 2 (13.33%) Citrix
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) LAN
8 2 (13.33%) WAN
8 2 (13.33%) VPN

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ITIL Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ITIL Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (46.67%) IIS
1 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (20.00%) iPlanet
2 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (13.33%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) LDAP
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) SSL
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Project Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) IT Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) UNIX
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Android
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Resource Management
3 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Logistics
4 2 (13.33%) Programme Office Management
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Sun Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Sun
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper
3 2 (13.33%) CA
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Trapeze
4 1 (6.67%) HP