The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills 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 over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 7 8 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +22
Contract jobs citing ITIL 87 99 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.04% 10.86% 4.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.95% 14.29% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 41 18
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£493 £325 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.53% -7.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £238 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £639 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £14.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.56 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +16.66%
ITIL
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
582 693 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.86% 75.99% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 335 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

ITIL
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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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
Warrington +20 42 £518 +39.86% 4
Chester -3 14 - - 2
Crewe -2 6 £450 +20.00% 1
Runcorn - 3 £105 - 1
Knutsford 0 1 £425 +19.71% 7
Macclesfield -1 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ITIL 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.

1 51 (31.48%) Service Management
2 43 (26.54%) Windows
3 41 (25.31%) Security Cleared
4 36 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 33 (20.37%) SC Cleared
6 31 (19.14%) Service Delivery
7 30 (18.52%) SLA
7 30 (18.52%) Finance
8 28 (17.28%) ITSM
9 26 (16.05%) HP
10 24 (14.81%) Active Directory
10 24 (14.81%) Local Government
11 21 (12.96%) MS Office
12 20 (12.35%) Change Management
13 19 (11.73%) PRINCE2
13 19 (11.73%) MS Excel
14 17 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (10.49%) SCCM
15 16 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (9.88%) ISEB
15 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (8.64%) Risk Management
16 14 (8.64%) Information Security
16 14 (8.64%) Windows 7
17 13 (8.02%) ITIL V3
17 13 (8.02%) Problem Management
17 13 (8.02%) Citrix
17 13 (8.02%) OpenView
17 13 (8.02%) MCP

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ITIL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (8.02%) IBM Notes
2 9 (5.56%) Lync
3 7 (4.32%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.23%) IIS
5 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.62%) Apache
6 1 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (12.96%) MS Office
2 19 (11.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.09%) MS Project
4 3 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.62%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.17%) DHCP
2 9 (5.56%) LAN
3 8 (4.94%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.94%) VPN
3 8 (4.94%) DNS
4 6 (3.70%) WAN
5 5 (3.09%) Firewall
5 5 (3.09%) SAN
6 4 (2.47%) VLAN
7 3 (1.85%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.85%) Wireless
8 2 (1.23%) SSL
8 2 (1.23%) SMTP
8 2 (1.23%) VoIP
8 2 (1.23%) HTTP
9 1 (0.62%) SNMP
9 1 (0.62%) FTP
9 1 (0.62%) LDAP
9 1 (0.62%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.85%) MS Access
2 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.62%) MySQL
General
1 30 (18.52%) Finance
2 24 (14.81%) Local Government
3 11 (6.79%) Banking
4 10 (6.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
5 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (28.40%) Analyst
2 21 (12.96%) Service Manager
3 18 (11.11%) Architect
4 17 (10.49%) Project Manager
4 17 (10.49%) Service Analyst
4 17 (10.49%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (9.26%) Delivery Manager
6 13 (8.02%) Services Delivery Manager
7 10 (6.17%) Operations Manager
7 10 (6.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 9 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
8 9 (5.56%) Senior Manager
8 9 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (3.70%) Consultant
9 6 (3.70%) ICT Project Manager
10 5 (3.09%) Service Operations Manager
10 5 (3.09%) Desktop Support
11 4 (2.47%) Server Engineer
11 4 (2.47%) Coordinator
11 4 (2.47%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.09%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.85%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.23%) Web Services
3 2 (1.23%) JDBC
3 2 (1.23%) .NET
4 1 (0.62%) J2EE
4 1 (0.62%) SOAP
4 1 (0.62%) XML
4 1 (0.62%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.79%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.17%) Clustering
3 10 (6.17%) CMDB
4 4 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.85%) PMI
5 3 (1.85%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.62%) GIS
7 1 (0.62%) PKI
7 1 (0.62%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.54%) Windows
2 17 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (8.64%) Windows 7
4 10 (6.17%) UNIX
5 8 (4.94%) Linux
5 8 (4.94%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.23%) Android
8 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.62%) AIX
9 1 (0.62%) Solaris
9 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (31.48%) Service Management
2 31 (19.14%) Service Delivery
3 28 (17.28%) ITSM
4 20 (12.35%) Change Management
5 19 (11.73%) PRINCE2
6 16 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (8.64%) Risk Management
7 14 (8.64%) Information Security
8 13 (8.02%) ITIL V3
8 13 (8.02%) Problem Management
9 12 (7.41%) Performance Management
9 12 (7.41%) Supplier Management
10 10 (6.17%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (5.56%) Information Architecture
12 8 (4.94%) Project Management
12 8 (4.94%) Migration
12 8 (4.94%) Resource Management
12 8 (4.94%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.32%) CRAMM
14 5 (3.09%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.32%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 5 (3.09%) Perl
3 5 (3.09%) SQL
4 3 (1.85%) VB
4 3 (1.85%) C
5 2 (1.23%) Java
6 1 (0.62%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 41 (25.31%) Security Cleared
2 33 (20.37%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.88%) ISEB
4 13 (8.02%) MCP
5 11 (6.79%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (3.09%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.09%) CISSP
7 5 (3.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (2.47%) PMP
8 4 (2.47%) CISA
9 2 (1.23%) Degree
9 2 (1.23%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.23%) ISACA
9 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.62%) APMP
10 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.52%) SLA
2 5 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.23%) COBIT
4 1 (0.62%) BS7799
4 1 (0.62%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 24 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.32%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.47%) XenApp
4 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.23%) vSphere
5 1 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (10.49%) SCCM
2 13 (8.02%) OpenView
2 13 (8.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (5.56%) SCOM
4 4 (2.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.85%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 26 (16.05%) HP
3 13 (8.02%) Citrix
3 13 (8.02%) Remedy
3 13 (8.02%) Lotus
4 12 (7.41%) VMware
5 7 (4.32%) Cisco
6 6 (3.70%) Symantec
7 4 (2.47%) CA
8 3 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.85%) BMC
8 3 (1.85%) Oracle
9 2 (1.23%) SAP
9 2 (1.23%) Juniper
9 2 (1.23%) Splunk
10 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.62%) McAfee
10 1 (0.62%) webMethods
10 1 (0.62%) NetApp
10 1 (0.62%) Dell
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