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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 26 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing ITIL 25 83 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.05% 9.06% 9.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.35% 10.95% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 53 35
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £538 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 14
Median hourly rate £23.75 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £16.08 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.79 £35.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.90%

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
394 758 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 79.60% 82.75% 80.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 480 382
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.77% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +2 8 £130 -71.81% 2
Knutsford +12 6 £350 +16.66% 2
Chester -11 2 - - 2
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 32 (42.11%) Change Management
2 31 (40.79%) Windows
3 26 (34.21%) Service Management
4 24 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
6 21 (27.63%) Incident Management
7 20 (26.32%) Finance
8 17 (22.37%) Problem Management
8 17 (22.37%) Banking
9 16 (21.05%) MS Office
10 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
11 12 (15.79%) Linux
11 12 (15.79%) ITSM
12 11 (14.47%) Active Directory
12 11 (14.47%) Computer Science
13 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (13.16%) Lotus
13 10 (13.16%) IBM Notes
13 10 (13.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (11.84%) Oracle
14 9 (11.84%) Open Source
14 9 (11.84%) Trend Analysis
14 9 (11.84%) ServiceNow
15 8 (10.53%) IaaS
15 8 (10.53%) Windows 7
15 8 (10.53%) SaaS
15 8 (10.53%) PaaS
15 8 (10.53%) Java
15 8 (10.53%) PRINCE2
15 8 (10.53%) Unix

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 10 (13.16%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.95%) Apache
2 3 (3.95%) IIS
2 3 (3.95%) JBoss
2 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.95%) nginx
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle 10gAS
2 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) MS Office
2 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.26%) MS Project
4 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) IaaS
1 8 (10.53%) PaaS
1 8 (10.53%) SaaS
2 5 (6.58%) Office 365
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Firewall
2 4 (5.26%) LDAP
2 4 (5.26%) SSL
3 3 (3.95%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.95%) LAN
4 2 (2.63%) BIG-IP
4 2 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.63%) SAN
4 2 (2.63%) SMTP
4 2 (2.63%) WAN
5 1 (1.32%) Anycast
5 1 (1.32%) DNS
5 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.32%) Internet
5 1 (1.32%) Softphone
5 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.32%) VoIP
5 1 (1.32%) VPN
5 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.32%) Log4j
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 17 (22.37%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Local Government
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (31.58%) Analyst
2 13 (17.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (14.47%) Service Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Service Desk Support
8 4 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (5.26%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Banking Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Design Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Implementation Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) ITIL Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Middleware Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) Middleware
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.32%) JAX-RPC
3 1 (1.32%) JSON
3 1 (1.32%) REST
3 1 (1.32%) SOAP
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) WSDL
3 1 (1.32%) XML
3 1 (1.32%) XSL
3 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.47%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.89%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.26%) User Experience
5 3 (3.95%) iPhone
5 3 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.63%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) Clustering
7 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.32%) PMI
7 1 (1.32%) Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (40.79%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Linux
3 8 (10.53%) Unix
3 8 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.89%) AIX
6 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.26%) HPUX
7 4 (5.26%) Solaris
7 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.63%) Android
9 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.11%) Change Management
2 26 (34.21%) Service Management
3 21 (27.63%) Incident Management
4 17 (22.37%) Problem Management
5 12 (15.79%) ITSM
6 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (11.84%) Open Source
7 9 (11.84%) Trend Analysis
8 8 (10.53%) PRINCE2
8 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.89%) Information Security
9 6 (7.89%) ITIL V3
9 6 (7.89%) Project Management
9 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.58%) Migration
10 5 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (5.26%) Asset Management
11 4 (5.26%) DevOps
11 4 (5.26%) Network Design
11 4 (5.26%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) Java
2 7 (9.21%) Perl
3 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.95%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) SQL
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) CISSP
1 7 (9.21%) MCP
2 4 (5.26%) CISA
2 4 (5.26%) CRISC
3 3 (3.95%) CCNA
3 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.95%) Degree
3 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) EMCSA
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.95%) COBIT
3 3 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.32%) BS25999
4 1 (1.32%) COSO
4 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (14.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (6.58%) Netcool
2 5 (6.58%) SCCM
3 4 (5.26%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (5.26%) SCOM
4 2 (2.63%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.63%) Nessus
4 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.63%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.16%) Lotus
3 9 (11.84%) Oracle
3 9 (11.84%) ServiceNow
4 7 (9.21%) Cisco
4 7 (9.21%) IBM
5 5 (6.58%) CA
6 3 (3.95%) Citrix
6 3 (3.95%) HP
6 3 (3.95%) VMware
7 2 (2.63%) Brocade
7 2 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.63%) Dell
7 2 (2.63%) Fujitsu
7 2 (2.63%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.63%) IronPort
7 2 (2.63%) Juniper
7 2 (2.63%) Sophos
7 2 (2.63%) Trend Micro
7 2 (2.63%) Veritas