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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 24 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing ITIL 55 78 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.72% 9.96% 15.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.99% 13.47% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 43
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£388 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.04% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £100 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £595 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 14
Average hourly rate £16.39 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.18% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £16.25 £17.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -14.18%
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
787 579 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.89% 73.95% 74.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 309 243
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 24
Average hourly rate £30.25 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 2015.

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 27 July 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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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 0 22 £420 +211.11% 6
Chester -15 10 £425 +37.09%
Crewe -4 6 £325 +176.59% 3
Knutsford -9 5 £425 +2.90% 2
Macclesfield -5 1 £350 -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 36 (29.27%) PRINCE2
2 34 (27.64%) Service Management
3 28 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 24 (19.51%) Local Government
6 23 (18.70%) SLA
7 22 (17.89%) Windows
8 20 (16.26%) Finance
9 18 (14.63%) MS Office
9 18 (14.63%) MS Excel
10 17 (13.82%) SharePoint
11 16 (13.01%) Project Management
12 14 (11.38%) Change Management
13 13 (10.57%) HP
13 13 (10.57%) MS Project
14 12 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (9.76%) Service Delivery
14 12 (9.76%) Incident Management
14 12 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (8.13%) Matrix Management
15 10 (8.13%) MS Visio
16 9 (7.32%) Active Directory
16 9 (7.32%) TCP/IP
16 9 (7.32%) Problem Management
17 8 (6.50%) Release Management
17 8 (6.50%) Project Planning
17 8 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (6.50%) Banking
17 8 (6.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (6.50%) OpenView

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 17 (13.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.07%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.63%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (14.63%) MS Office
1 18 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.57%) MS Project
3 10 (8.13%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.69%) DNS
2 7 (5.69%) DHCP
2 7 (5.69%) Internet
3 5 (4.07%) SAN
4 4 (3.25%) WAN
4 4 (3.25%) WCDMA
4 4 (3.25%) GPRS
4 4 (3.25%) GSM
4 4 (3.25%) 3G
4 4 (3.25%) Wireless
4 4 (3.25%) 2G
4 4 (3.25%) HSPA
4 4 (3.25%) LTE
4 4 (3.25%) NAS
4 4 (3.25%) 4G
4 4 (3.25%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.63%) VLAN
5 2 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
General
1 24 (19.51%) Local Government
2 20 (16.26%) Finance
3 8 (6.50%) Banking
4 6 (4.88%) Retail
5 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.63%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) German Language
7 1 (0.81%) Billing
7 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (29.27%) Analyst
2 29 (23.58%) Project Manager
3 18 (14.63%) Service Analyst
4 17 (13.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (9.76%) ICT Project Manager
6 11 (8.94%) Service Manager
7 9 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.50%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (5.69%) Junior
9 7 (5.69%) Junior Project Manager
10 6 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 6 (4.88%) Senior Business Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Senior Manager
10 6 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
10 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Senior ICT Project Manager
11 5 (4.07%) Architect
11 5 (4.07%) Consultant
12 4 (3.25%) Performance Engineer
12 4 (3.25%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) HTML
2 5 (4.07%) Web Services
2 5 (4.07%) XML
2 5 (4.07%) EDI
3 2 (1.63%) ODBC
4 1 (0.81%) .NET
4 1 (0.81%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.88%) Device Driver
3 6 (4.88%) CMDB
3 6 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.44%) PMI
5 2 (1.63%) Replication
5 2 (1.63%) SecurID
5 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.81%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.89%) Windows
2 5 (4.07%) Linux
2 5 (4.07%) Windows 7
2 5 (4.07%) UNIX
3 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.63%) Data ONTAP
3 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.81%) Android
4 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.27%) PRINCE2
2 34 (27.64%) Service Management
3 28 (22.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (13.01%) Project Management
5 14 (11.38%) Change Management
6 12 (9.76%) Service Delivery
6 12 (9.76%) Incident Management
7 10 (8.13%) Matrix Management
8 9 (7.32%) Problem Management
9 8 (6.50%) Project Planning
9 8 (6.50%) Release Management
9 8 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (5.69%) Migration
11 6 (4.88%) Business Analysis
11 6 (4.88%) Supplier Management
11 6 (4.88%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.88%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.07%) Load Balancing
12 5 (4.07%) CRM
12 5 (4.07%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.88%) SQL
2 3 (2.44%) Perl
3 2 (1.63%) PHP
3 2 (1.63%) C
3 2 (1.63%) C#
3 2 (1.63%) Java
3 2 (1.63%) VBScript
3 2 (1.63%) Jython
3 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.81%) Ruby
4 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
1 12 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (5.69%) MCP
4 6 (4.88%) APMP
4 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.25%) Degree
7 3 (2.44%) MCSE
7 3 (2.44%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.44%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.63%) MCITP
8 2 (1.63%) ACSP
9 1 (0.81%) NCIE
9 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.81%) MCDST
9 1 (0.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.70%) SLA
2 4 (3.25%) QA
3 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.44%) XenApp
2 3 (2.44%) vSphere
2 3 (2.44%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.63%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.63%) NFS
3 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.63%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.81%) Samba
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.81%) Xen
4 1 (0.81%) XenServer
4 1 (0.81%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) OpenView
2 7 (5.69%) SCCM
3 5 (4.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.81%) Nagios
4 1 (0.81%) OVSD
4 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.81%) Opsview
4 1 (0.81%) MOM
Vendors
1 27 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.57%) HP
3 7 (5.69%) Oracle
3 7 (5.69%) Citrix
4 6 (4.88%) VMware
5 5 (4.07%) Lotus
6 4 (3.25%) Ericsson
6 4 (3.25%) Nortel
6 4 (3.25%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.25%) Mapinfo
6 4 (3.25%) Remedy
6 4 (3.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (3.25%) Huawei
7 3 (2.44%) BMC
7 3 (2.44%) McAfee
7 3 (2.44%) Cisco
7 3 (2.44%) Sun
7 3 (2.44%) Apple
8 2 (1.63%) NetApp
8 2 (1.63%) AppSense
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