The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 10 5 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Contract jobs citing ITIL 78 123 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.71% 16.04% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.43% 21.47% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 44 12
Average daily rate
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£273 £308 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.52% -2.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £188 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £375 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 8
Average hourly rate £33.28 £38.25 £24.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% +56.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.83 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.93 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.95 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +16.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
581 573 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.35% 74.71% 62.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 242 301
Average daily rate £390 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 27
Average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £37.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.65 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
ITIL
North West

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +1 23 £100 -55.55% 3
Chester -4 20 £305 -6.15%
Knutsford +3 9 £413 +20.58% 2
Crewe +3 5 £118 -68.66% 1
Macclesfield -6 1 - - 3
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (30.00%) Service Management
2 47 (29.38%) Windows
3 37 (23.13%) Change Management
4 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 35 (21.88%) Finance
4 35 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 32 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 29 (18.13%) HP
6 29 (18.13%) SLA
7 24 (15.00%) Local Government
8 23 (14.38%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (13.13%) MS Excel
9 21 (13.13%) MS Office
10 20 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 19 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (11.88%) Banking
12 18 (11.25%) SCCM
12 18 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (10.63%) PRINCE2
13 17 (10.63%) Windows 7
14 16 (10.00%) UNIX
15 15 (9.38%) Shell Script
15 15 (9.38%) Citrix
15 15 (9.38%) VMware
16 14 (8.75%) Service Delivery
17 13 (8.13%) OpenView
17 13 (8.13%) DHCP
17 13 (8.13%) MCP
17 13 (8.13%) Migration

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 8 (5.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 8 (5.00%) Lync
3 7 (4.38%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.75%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.88%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.88%) IIS
5 3 (1.88%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.63%) SAS
7 1 (0.63%) Apache
7 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (13.13%) MS Office
1 21 (13.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.13%) MS Project
3 3 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.63%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.13%) DHCP
2 12 (7.50%) LAN
3 10 (6.25%) DNS
3 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.00%) VPN
4 8 (5.00%) WAN
4 8 (5.00%) SAN
5 6 (3.75%) VLAN
5 6 (3.75%) Firewall
6 3 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.88%) Wireless
6 3 (1.88%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.88%) Intranet
6 3 (1.88%) VoIP
7 1 (0.63%) HTTP
7 1 (0.63%) DSL
7 1 (0.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.88%) SQL Server
1 3 (1.88%) MS Access
2 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.63%) MySQL
General
1 35 (21.88%) Finance
2 24 (15.00%) Local Government
3 19 (11.88%) Banking
4 8 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.50%) Retail
7 3 (1.88%) Back Office
8 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (33.75%) Analyst
2 22 (13.75%) Project Manager
3 16 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 14 (8.75%) Service Manager
4 14 (8.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 9 (5.63%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.63%) Senior Project Manager
6 9 (5.63%) ICT Project Manager
6 9 (5.63%) Middleware Analyst
7 6 (3.75%) Desktop Support
7 6 (3.75%) Architect
8 5 (3.13%) Consultant
8 5 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.13%) Operations Manager
8 5 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (3.13%) Communications Analyst
9 4 (2.50%) Service Operations Manager
9 4 (2.50%) Wintel Analyst
9 4 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) Middleware
2 8 (5.00%) Rendezvous
3 5 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (2.50%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.88%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.25%) .NET
7 1 (0.63%) J2EE
7 1 (0.63%) JDBC
7 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.88%) Clustering
1 11 (6.88%) CMDB
2 6 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.88%) Replication
3 3 (1.88%) EqualLogic
3 3 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.25%) GIS
4 2 (1.25%) PMI
5 1 (0.63%) EPoS
5 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.63%) CESG
5 1 (0.63%) PKI
5 1 (0.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (29.38%) Windows
2 18 (11.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (10.63%) Windows 7
4 16 (10.00%) UNIX
5 9 (5.63%) Linux
6 8 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.63%) Tru64
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.00%) Service Management
2 37 (23.13%) Change Management
3 19 (11.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (10.63%) PRINCE2
5 14 (8.75%) Service Delivery
6 13 (8.13%) Migration
7 12 (7.50%) Problem Management
8 10 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 10 (6.25%) Information Security
9 9 (5.63%) Performance Management
10 8 (5.00%) Project Planning
11 7 (4.38%) Supplier Management
12 6 (3.75%) Project Management
13 5 (3.13%) Configuration Management
13 5 (3.13%) Resource Management
14 4 (2.50%) Risk Analysis
14 4 (2.50%) Matrix Management
14 4 (2.50%) ITSM
14 4 (2.50%) Incident Management
14 4 (2.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.38%) Shell Script
2 9 (5.63%) SQL
3 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.50%) Perl
5 3 (1.88%) Java
5 3 (1.88%) VB
6 1 (0.63%) ABAP
6 1 (0.63%) C
6 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 32 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 23 (14.38%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (8.13%) MCP
5 8 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (4.38%) ISEB
7 4 (2.50%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.88%) PMP
8 3 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.25%) CISSP
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.63%) MCSE
10 1 (0.63%) CISA
10 1 (0.63%) APMP
10 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.13%) SLA
2 5 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.50%) COBIT
4 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.63%) BS7799
5 1 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 20 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.38%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.75%) XenApp
4 4 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.25%) vSphere
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 18 (11.25%) SCCM
2 13 (8.13%) OpenView
3 10 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (5.63%) SCOM
4 9 (5.63%) BladeLogic
5 5 (3.13%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (1.88%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (1.88%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.13%) HP
3 15 (9.38%) Citrix
3 15 (9.38%) VMware
4 12 (7.50%) Remedy
5 10 (6.25%) Splunk
5 10 (6.25%) Lotus
6 9 (5.63%) Cyber-Ark
7 8 (5.00%) TIBCO
7 8 (5.00%) Cisco
8 7 (4.38%) IBM
8 7 (4.38%) Symantec
9 6 (3.75%) Oracle
10 4 (2.50%) SAP
10 4 (2.50%) CA
11 3 (1.88%) NetApp
11 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.88%) Dell
11 3 (1.88%) BMC
12 2 (1.25%) McAfee