The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 17 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing ITIL 30 94 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.19% 10.55% 8.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.85% 13.28% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 71 27
Median daily rate £350 £450 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £564 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 10
Median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £22.50 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.79 £35.00 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.79%

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
382 708 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.76% 79.46% 80.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 459 343
Median daily rate £400 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 31
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing ITIL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 13 £130 -73.46% 6
Knutsford +10 5 £350 -12.50%
Chester -11 3 - - 2
Runcorn - 2 £436 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ITIL.

1 31 (38.75%) Change Management
2 28 (35.00%) Service Management
2 28 (35.00%) Windows
3 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 20 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (21.25%) Problem Management
5 17 (21.25%) Banking
6 16 (20.00%) MS Office
7 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 15 (18.75%) ITSM
7 15 (18.75%) Finance
8 12 (15.00%) Computer Science
9 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (13.75%) Firewall
9 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
10 10 (12.50%) Cisco
11 9 (11.25%) LAN
11 9 (11.25%) IBM Notes
11 9 (11.25%) Lotus
11 9 (11.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
11 9 (11.25%) Open Source
12 8 (10.00%) IaaS
12 8 (10.00%) SaaS
12 8 (10.00%) PaaS
12 8 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
12 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.00%) Project Management
12 8 (10.00%) Linux

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.25%) IBM Notes
2 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.75%) Apache
3 3 (3.75%) IIS
3 3 (3.75%) JBoss
3 3 (3.75%) nginx
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle 10gAS
3 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) MS Office
2 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.25%) MS Project
3 5 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) IaaS
1 8 (10.00%) PaaS
1 8 (10.00%) SaaS
2 5 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) Firewall
2 9 (11.25%) LAN
3 8 (10.00%) WAN
4 4 (5.00%) DNS
4 4 (5.00%) LDAP
4 4 (5.00%) SSL
5 3 (3.75%) BIG-IP
5 3 (3.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (3.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (3.75%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.75%) SAN
5 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.50%) DHCP
6 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.50%) SMTP
6 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.50%) WLAN
7 1 (1.25%) Softphone
7 1 (1.25%) Symposium
7 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) Log4j
General
1 17 (21.25%) Banking
2 15 (18.75%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Local Government
4 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Analyst
2 11 (13.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (11.25%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (11.25%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
7 4 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Middleware Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Operational Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) Middleware
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.50%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.50%) WCF
2 2 (2.50%) WinForms
3 1 (1.25%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.25%) JAX-RPC
3 1 (1.25%) REST
3 1 (1.25%) SOAP
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) WSDL
3 1 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) XSL
3 1 (1.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.00%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.50%) IBM XIV
5 2 (2.50%) iPhone
5 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.00%) Linux
3 8 (10.00%) Unix
4 7 (8.75%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.75%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.50%) AIX
8 2 (2.50%) Android
8 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) Change Management
2 28 (35.00%) Service Management
3 20 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 17 (21.25%) Problem Management
5 15 (18.75%) ITSM
6 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (11.25%) Open Source
8 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 8 (10.00%) Project Management
8 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
9 7 (8.75%) Migration
10 6 (7.50%) Information Security
10 6 (7.50%) ITIL V3
10 6 (7.50%) Network Design
11 5 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (6.25%) Validation
12 4 (5.00%) Data Protection
12 4 (5.00%) DevOps
12 4 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.00%) Java
2 3 (3.75%) Perl
2 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.75%) Python
3 2 (2.50%) C#
3 2 (2.50%) C++
3 2 (2.50%) SQL
3 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) CISSP
1 7 (8.75%) MCP
2 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 4 (5.00%) CISA
3 4 (5.00%) CRISC
4 3 (3.75%) CCNA
4 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.25%) EMCSA
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MCSA
6 1 (1.25%) MCSE
6 1 (1.25%) MCTS
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) SLA
2 4 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.75%) COBIT
3 3 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.25%) BS25999
4 1 (1.25%) COSO
4 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (6.25%) SCCM
3 2 (2.50%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.50%) Nessus
3 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.25%) Netcool
4 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Cisco
3 9 (11.25%) Lotus
4 8 (10.00%) Oracle
5 5 (6.25%) Juniper
5 5 (6.25%) ServiceNow
6 4 (5.00%) HP
7 3 (3.75%) Citrix
7 3 (3.75%) F5
7 3 (3.75%) Fujitsu
7 3 (3.75%) IBM
7 3 (3.75%) SAP
7 3 (3.75%) VMware
8 2 (2.50%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.50%) Brocade
8 2 (2.50%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.50%) IronPort
8 2 (2.50%) Sophos
8 2 (2.50%) Trend Micro
8 2 (2.50%) Veritas