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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 22 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing ITIL 49 66 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.55% 6.31% 9.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.95% 7.47% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 37
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £201 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £603 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 14
Median hourly rate £14.86 £15.77 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.77% -50.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.85 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+20.30% +3.93%
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
616 884 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.35% 84.51% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 553 362
Median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 36
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £14.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +4 24 £413 +3.12% 3
Knutsford +8 7 £425 +28.78% 2
Chester -4 5 £520 +22.35% 1
Congleton - 2 £275 -
Winsford - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 38 (34.55%) Service Management
2 35 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.27%) Change Management
4 29 (26.36%) Finance
5 26 (23.64%) PRINCE2
5 26 (23.64%) Windows
6 24 (21.82%) Problem Management
7 23 (20.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 20 (18.18%) DevOps
9 19 (17.27%) ITSM
10 18 (16.36%) LAN
11 17 (15.45%) Degree
12 16 (14.55%) Project Management
13 15 (13.64%) WAN
13 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
13 15 (13.64%) Banking
14 13 (11.82%) Supplier Management
14 13 (11.82%) Oracle
14 13 (11.82%) Linux
14 13 (11.82%) Unix
14 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (11.82%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (10.91%) Active Directory
15 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (10.00%) Windows Server
16 11 (10.00%) Service Delivery
17 10 (9.09%) Risk Management
17 10 (9.09%) VMware
18 9 (8.18%) Computer Science

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 (8.18%) IIS
2 7 (6.36%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.64%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.73%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.73%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (1.82%) Apache
6 2 (1.82%) JBoss
6 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (8.18%) MS Office
2 7 (6.36%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.45%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.55%) MS Project
5 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) SaaS
2 6 (5.45%) IaaS
2 6 (5.45%) PaaS
3 2 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.36%) LAN
2 15 (13.64%) WAN
3 9 (8.18%) Firewall
4 8 (7.27%) DNS
4 8 (7.27%) SSL
5 6 (5.45%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.55%) DHCP
6 5 (4.55%) Internet
6 5 (4.55%) Wireless
7 3 (2.73%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (2.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (2.73%) SAN
7 3 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.73%) WLAN
8 2 (1.82%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.82%) HTTP
8 2 (1.82%) VPN
9 1 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.73%) ClearQuest
1 3 (2.73%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.73%) JIRA
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.91%) AdminStudio
General
1 29 (26.36%) Finance
2 15 (13.64%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Local Government
3 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.82%) Retail
4 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (17.27%) Analyst
2 16 (14.55%) Service Manager
3 11 (10.00%) Integration Manager
3 11 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 10 (9.09%) Service Integration Manager
5 8 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.45%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.45%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.55%) Applications Support
7 5 (4.55%) Architect
7 5 (4.55%) Developer
7 5 (4.55%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Operations Manager
8 4 (3.64%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (2.73%) Administrator
9 3 (2.73%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) .NET
2 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.82%) JSP
2 2 (1.82%) LAMP
2 2 (1.82%) SOAP
2 2 (1.82%) WAMP
2 2 (1.82%) WCF
2 2 (1.82%) WinForms
3 1 (0.91%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.91%) CSS
3 1 (0.91%) HTML
3 1 (0.91%) JSON
3 1 (0.91%) Web Services
3 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.18%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.64%) PMI
3 4 (3.64%) User Experience
4 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.73%) iPhone
4 3 (2.73%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.91%) Clustering
6 1 (0.91%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.91%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.91%) Informatics
6 1 (0.91%) PKI
6 1 (0.91%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.64%) Windows
2 13 (11.82%) Linux
2 13 (11.82%) Unix
3 11 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.36%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.45%) AIX
7 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.64%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.82%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.55%) Service Management
2 35 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.27%) Change Management
4 26 (23.64%) PRINCE2
5 24 (21.82%) Problem Management
6 23 (20.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (18.18%) DevOps
8 19 (17.27%) ITSM
9 16 (14.55%) Project Management
10 13 (11.82%) Supplier Management
11 11 (10.00%) Service Delivery
12 10 (9.09%) Risk Management
13 8 (7.27%) Incident Management
14 6 (5.45%) Business Continuity
14 6 (5.45%) Open Source
14 6 (5.45%) Performance Management
15 5 (4.55%) Configuration Management
15 5 (4.55%) ITIL V3
15 5 (4.55%) Load Balancing
15 5 (4.55%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.36%) SQL
2 6 (5.45%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.55%) C++
3 5 (4.55%) Java
4 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.73%) Python
5 3 (2.73%) VB
6 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.82%) C
6 2 (1.82%) C#
6 2 (1.82%) Jython
6 2 (1.82%) PHP
6 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (15.45%) Degree
2 13 (11.82%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (8.18%) MCSE
3 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.55%) MCSA
4 5 (4.55%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.64%) CCNP
5 4 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.64%) CISM
5 4 (3.64%) CISSP
5 4 (3.64%) MCITP
5 4 (3.64%) MCTS
5 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) CCNA
6 3 (2.73%) HNC
6 3 (2.73%) HND
6 3 (2.73%) MCP
7 2 (1.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) COBIT
1 5 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (4.55%) SLA
2 4 (3.64%) QA
3 3 (2.73%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.55%) XenApp
3 4 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.82%) UAG
4 2 (1.82%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.91%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.55%) SCCM
3 3 (2.73%) Puppet
3 3 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (1.82%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.91%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.91%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.91%) SCOM
5 1 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.82%) Oracle
3 10 (9.09%) VMware
4 9 (8.18%) Cisco
5 7 (6.36%) Citrix
5 7 (6.36%) Juniper
6 6 (5.45%) HP
7 3 (2.73%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.73%) Apple
7 3 (2.73%) ATG
7 3 (2.73%) BMC
7 3 (2.73%) F5
7 3 (2.73%) IBM
7 3 (2.73%) Lotus
7 3 (2.73%) Remedy
7 3 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.73%) SAP
8 2 (1.82%) AppSense
8 2 (1.82%) Brocade
8 2 (1.82%) ServiceNow