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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 26 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing ITIL 49 104 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.16% 9.04% 10.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.21% 10.68% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 65 42
Median daily rate £360 £425 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £166 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £546 £632
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 15
Median hourly rate £14.86 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.25% -38.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-13.44% +9.89%
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
680 974 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.43% 84.62% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 677 327
Median daily rate £413 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 45
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.17% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 2016.

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
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 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 19 £338 -25.00% 9
Chester +8 8 £520 +22.35% 2
Knutsford +7 5 £425 +3.53% 1
Runcorn -1 2 - -
Wilmslow -5 2 £178 +1.42%
Winsford - 2 - -
Congleton - 2 £275 -
Macclesfield -2 1 - -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 43 (36.44%) Service Management
2 37 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (27.97%) Change Management
4 30 (25.42%) Windows
5 26 (22.03%) PRINCE2
5 26 (22.03%) Finance
6 23 (19.49%) Problem Management
6 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
6 23 (19.49%) ITSM
7 20 (16.95%) DevOps
8 19 (16.10%) Degree
8 19 (16.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (14.41%) Project Management
9 17 (14.41%) Linux
10 16 (13.56%) LAN
11 15 (12.71%) Banking
11 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (11.02%) Oracle
13 12 (10.17%) SQL Server
13 12 (10.17%) MS Office
13 12 (10.17%) MS Excel
13 12 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (10.17%) Incident Management
13 12 (10.17%) Computer Science
13 12 (10.17%) SaaS
14 11 (9.32%) PaaS
14 11 (9.32%) Open Source
14 11 (9.32%) Windows 7
14 11 (9.32%) IaaS
14 11 (9.32%) Firewall

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 5 (4.24%) IBM Notes
1 5 (4.24%) IIS
1 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.54%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.69%) Apache
3 2 (1.69%) JBoss
3 2 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.69%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (10.17%) MS Excel
1 12 (10.17%) MS Office
2 8 (6.78%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.93%) MS Project
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.17%) SaaS
2 11 (9.32%) IaaS
2 11 (9.32%) PaaS
3 4 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.56%) LAN
2 11 (9.32%) Firewall
2 11 (9.32%) WAN
3 9 (7.63%) DNS
4 5 (4.24%) DHCP
4 5 (4.24%) SSL
5 4 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (3.39%) SAN
5 4 (3.39%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.54%) BIG-IP
6 3 (2.54%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.54%) WLAN
7 2 (1.69%) Internet
7 2 (1.69%) VoIP
7 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.69%) Wireless
8 1 (0.85%) MPLS
8 1 (0.85%) Softphone
8 1 (0.85%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) JIRA
2 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.69%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.69%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.85%) AdminStudio
General
1 26 (22.03%) Finance
2 15 (12.71%) Banking
3 3 (2.54%) Local Government
3 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (18.64%) Analyst
2 15 (12.71%) Service Manager
3 14 (11.86%) Operations Engineer
4 11 (9.32%) Integration Manager
5 10 (8.47%) Service Integration Manager
6 9 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.24%) Design Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Implementation Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Architect
10 4 (3.39%) Desktop Support
10 4 (3.39%) Operations Manager
10 4 (3.39%) Security Analyst
11 3 (2.54%) Environment Manager
11 3 (2.54%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.54%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (1.69%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.69%) JSP
2 2 (1.69%) LAMP
2 2 (1.69%) WAMP
2 2 (1.69%) WCF
2 2 (1.69%) WinForms
3 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.08%) User Experience
4 4 (3.39%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.39%) iPhone
4 4 (3.39%) PMI
5 3 (2.54%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.69%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
7 1 (0.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.42%) Windows
2 17 (14.41%) Linux
3 11 (9.32%) Windows 7
4 9 (7.63%) Unix
4 9 (7.63%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.93%) AIX
7 5 (4.24%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.39%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.54%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.44%) Service Management
2 37 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (27.97%) Change Management
4 26 (22.03%) PRINCE2
5 23 (19.49%) ITSM
5 23 (19.49%) Problem Management
6 20 (16.95%) DevOps
7 19 (16.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (14.41%) Project Management
9 12 (10.17%) Incident Management
10 11 (9.32%) Open Source
10 11 (9.32%) Risk Management
11 8 (6.78%) Information Security
11 8 (6.78%) Supplier Management
12 7 (5.93%) ITIL V3
12 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
13 6 (5.08%) Business Continuity
13 6 (5.08%) Load Balancing
13 6 (5.08%) Network Design
13 6 (5.08%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.08%) SQL
2 5 (4.24%) C++
2 5 (4.24%) Java
3 3 (2.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.54%) Python
4 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.69%) C
4 2 (1.69%) C#
4 2 (1.69%) PHP
4 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) Jython
Qualifications
1 19 (16.10%) Degree
2 12 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (8.47%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.93%) CISSP
6 5 (4.24%) MCP
6 5 (4.24%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.39%) CISM
7 4 (3.39%) MCITP
7 4 (3.39%) MCSA
7 4 (3.39%) MCSE
7 4 (3.39%) MCTS
8 3 (2.54%) HNC
8 3 (2.54%) HND
8 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.69%) CCNA
9 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.69%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) SLA
2 6 (5.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (4.24%) COBIT
3 5 (4.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.24%) XenApp
3 4 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.69%) UAG
6 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) SCCM
2 5 (4.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.54%) Puppet
3 3 (2.54%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.69%) Nessus
4 2 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.85%) SCOM
5 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.02%) Oracle
3 10 (8.47%) Cisco
4 9 (7.63%) VMware
5 6 (5.08%) HP
5 6 (5.08%) Juniper
6 5 (4.24%) Citrix
6 5 (4.24%) IBM
6 5 (4.24%) Lotus
6 5 (4.24%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.39%) Apple
7 4 (3.39%) BMC
7 4 (3.39%) Brocade
7 4 (3.39%) F5
7 4 (3.39%) Remedy
8 3 (2.54%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.54%) ATG
8 3 (2.54%) Fujitsu
8 3 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.54%) SAP