The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 24 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing ITIL 3529 3164 2814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.85% 6.41% 6.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.80% 8.38% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2106 1789 1492
Average daily rate
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£363 £365 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 321 246
Average hourly rate £15.96 £15.73 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% -12.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.76 £15.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -11.72%
ITIL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITIL across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in England

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ITIL across the England region.

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in England

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in England

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITIL across the England region.

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in England

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in England

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the England region over the 3 months to 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +6 1349 £400 +3.22% 292
South East +1 834 £363 +3.57% 208
North West +8 279 £350 +16.66% 74
East of England +3 257 £350 -6.66% 55
Yorkshire +6 252 £300 -10.78% 64
South West -4 229 £380 +1.33% 90
West Midlands -1 170 £350 +3.70% 58
East Midlands -1 97 £350 +5.74% 41
North East -10 60 £251 -30.89% 15
Midlands -4 4 £410 +17.00% 3
ITIL
UK

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2153 (30.60%) Windows
2 1865 (26.51%) Microsoft
3 1741 (24.74%) Service Management
4 1291 (18.35%) Finance
5 1270 (18.05%) Active Directory
6 1096 (15.58%) PRINCE2
7 1073 (15.25%) Project Management
8 955 (13.57%) Security Cleared
9 940 (13.36%) MS Office
10 925 (13.15%) Service Delivery
11 891 (12.66%) SQL
12 887 (12.61%) VMware
13 861 (12.24%) MS Excel
14 826 (11.74%) ITIL Certification
15 785 (11.16%) Change Management
16 750 (10.66%) Cisco
17 672 (9.55%) SLA
18 659 (9.37%) Windows Server 2008
19 654 (9.30%) Citrix
20 651 (9.25%) ITSM
21 645 (9.17%) Oracle
22 636 (9.04%) Windows 7
23 621 (8.83%) Linux
24 620 (8.81%) SC Cleared
25 607 (8.63%) Incident Management
26 606 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
27 578 (8.21%) HP
28 560 (7.96%) SQL Server
29 529 (7.52%) Degree
30 526 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 475 (6.75%) SharePoint
2 425 (6.04%) MS Exchange
3 296 (4.21%) IIS
4 169 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 137 (1.95%) Lync
6 116 (1.65%) Tomcat
7 111 (1.58%) Apache
8 104 (1.48%) CMS
9 96 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 94 (1.34%) WebSphere
11 80 (1.14%) JBoss
11 80 (1.14%) IBM Notes
12 78 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 73 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
14 59 (0.84%) WebLogic
15 58 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
16 48 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
17 47 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
17 47 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
18 37 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 940 (13.36%) MS Office
2 861 (12.24%) MS Excel
3 238 (3.38%) MS Project
4 221 (3.14%) MS Visio
5 171 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 30 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 8 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.043%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.014%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.014%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.014%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.014%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 126 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 50 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (0.40%) RMDS
4 20 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.23%) Maximo
6 16 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 15 (0.21%) assyst
7 15 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 15 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 14 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (0.20%) SAP CO
8 14 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
9 13 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
10 12 (0.17%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.16%) SAP BPC
11 11 (0.16%) WebTrends
12 9 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 130 (1.85%) Office 365
2 86 (1.22%) SaaS
3 78 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 36 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (0.43%) PaaS
7 25 (0.36%) IaaS
8 15 (0.21%) Google Apps
9 11 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.11%) Heroku
12 5 (0.071%) Yammer
13 3 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.028%) Veeva
14 2 (0.028%) Symantec.cloud
14 2 (0.028%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.028%) SoftLayer
15 1 (0.014%) IBM SmartCloud
15 1 (0.014%) GitHub
15 1 (0.014%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 501 (7.12%) Firewall
2 481 (6.84%) WAN
3 475 (6.75%) LAN
4 397 (5.64%) DNS
5 355 (5.05%) SAN
6 344 (4.89%) TCP/IP
7 299 (4.25%) DHCP
8 255 (3.62%) VPN
9 224 (3.18%) Internet
10 184 (2.62%) Network Security
11 152 (2.16%) SSL
12 138 (1.96%) Wireless
13 128 (1.82%) LDAP
14 122 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
15 121 (1.72%) MPLS
16 120 (1.71%) VoIP
17 118 (1.68%) NAS
18 90 (1.28%) VLAN
19 87 (1.24%) OSPF
20 79 (1.12%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 172 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 104 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 95 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 86 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 84 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 79 (1.12%) Relational Database
8 66 (0.94%) MySQL
9 60 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 60 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 52 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 47 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 44 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 40 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
14 37 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
14 37 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
15 33 (0.47%) DB2
16 30 (0.43%) RDBMS
16 30 (0.43%) Big Data
17 26 (0.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 82 (1.17%) JIRA
2 68 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (0.92%) Subversion
4 64 (0.91%) Ant
5 58 (0.82%) Jenkins
6 50 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 49 (0.70%) Maven
8 35 (0.50%) Git (software)
9 28 (0.40%) Selenium
10 27 (0.38%) Introscope
11 25 (0.36%) Gradle
12 20 (0.28%) Toad
13 17 (0.24%) TeamCity
14 16 (0.23%) Mercurial
14 16 (0.23%) MSBuild
15 14 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
16 13 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (0.18%) JUnit
16 13 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 13 (0.18%) ClearCase
General
1 1291 (18.35%) Finance
2 348 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 347 (4.93%) Banking
4 203 (2.89%) Retail
5 178 (2.53%) Legal
6 120 (1.71%) Law
7 101 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 95 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 75 (1.07%) Marketing
10 72 (1.02%) Back Office
11 67 (0.95%) Local Government
12 64 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 50 (0.71%) Publishing
14 41 (0.58%) Billing
15 39 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 37 (0.53%) Front Office
17 29 (0.41%) Spanish Language
18 26 (0.37%) German Language
19 23 (0.33%) Electronics
19 23 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1717 (24.40%) Analyst
2 619 (8.80%) Service Manager
3 578 (8.21%) Project Manager
4 561 (7.97%) Service Analyst
5 489 (6.95%) Support Analyst
6 411 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 364 (5.17%) Architect
8 358 (5.09%) Consultant
9 311 (4.42%) Support Engineer
10 216 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 213 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 203 (2.89%) Developer
13 198 (2.81%) Applications Support
14 196 (2.79%) Delivery Manager
15 195 (2.77%) 1st Line Support
16 194 (2.76%) Incident Manager
17 180 (2.56%) Administrator
18 178 (2.53%) Services Delivery Manager
19 173 (2.46%) Business Analyst
20 170 (2.42%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (4.14%) .NET
2 236 (3.35%) Web Services
3 213 (3.03%) XML
4 178 (2.53%) HTML
5 147 (2.09%) Middleware
6 91 (1.29%) CSS
6 91 (1.29%) SOAP
7 85 (1.21%) ASP.NET
8 57 (0.81%) J2EE
9 52 (0.74%) .NET Framework
10 45 (0.64%) Java EE
11 39 (0.55%) JSP
11 39 (0.55%) REST
12 36 (0.51%) Ajax
13 32 (0.45%) JMS
14 29 (0.41%) Rendezvous
15 28 (0.40%) jQuery
16 24 (0.34%) Django
17 20 (0.28%) WSDL
17 20 (0.28%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 606 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 497 (7.06%) Data Centre
3 341 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 210 (2.98%) CMDB
5 176 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 151 (2.15%) Clustering
7 123 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 104 (1.48%) NHS
9 96 (1.36%) PKI
10 76 (1.08%) Replication
11 75 (1.07%) PMI
12 72 (1.02%) Statistics
13 60 (0.85%) Fat Client
13 60 (0.85%) Thin Client
13 60 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 48 (0.68%) iPad
14 48 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
15 46 (0.65%) iPhone
16 44 (0.63%) Mainframe
16 44 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2153 (30.60%) Windows
2 659 (9.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 636 (9.04%) Windows 7
4 621 (8.83%) Linux
5 460 (6.54%) UNIX
6 407 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 395 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 262 (3.72%) Windows XP
9 141 (2.00%) Solaris
10 139 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 115 (1.63%) Windows 8
12 95 (1.35%) AIX
13 84 (1.19%) Android
14 60 (0.85%) CentOS
15 59 (0.84%) Ubuntu
16 51 (0.72%) Apple iOS
17 50 (0.71%) Mac OS X
18 43 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
19 27 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
20 24 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1741 (24.74%) Service Management
2 1096 (15.58%) PRINCE2
3 1073 (15.25%) Project Management
4 925 (13.15%) Service Delivery
5 785 (11.16%) Change Management
6 651 (9.25%) ITSM
7 607 (8.63%) Incident Management
8 498 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 488 (6.94%) Problem Management
10 462 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
11 400 (5.69%) Configuration Management
12 374 (5.32%) ITIL V3
13 371 (5.27%) Migration
14 247 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 235 (3.34%) Change Control
16 224 (3.18%) Release Management
17 207 (2.94%) Information Security
17 207 (2.94%) CRM
18 206 (2.93%) Risk Management
19 201 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 891 (12.66%) SQL
2 322 (4.58%) PowerShell
3 303 (4.31%) Java
4 140 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 135 (1.92%) C#
6 122 (1.73%) Perl
7 117 (1.66%) Shell Script
8 114 (1.62%) VB
9 111 (1.58%) Python
10 109 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 94 (1.34%) T-SQL
12 90 (1.28%) VBScript
13 74 (1.05%) C
14 51 (0.72%) C++
15 46 (0.65%) Bash Shell
16 44 (0.63%) Ruby
17 36 (0.51%) PHP
18 30 (0.43%) VB.NET
19 21 (0.30%) VBA
19 21 (0.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 955 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 826 (11.74%) ITIL Certification
3 620 (8.81%) SC Cleared
4 529 (7.52%) Degree
5 526 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 357 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
7 282 (4.01%) MCSE
8 264 (3.75%) DV Cleared
9 248 (3.52%) CCNA
10 193 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 176 (2.50%) PMI Certification
12 173 (2.46%) MCP
13 163 (2.32%) CCNP
14 152 (2.16%) MCSA
15 137 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 133 (1.89%) PMP
17 130 (1.85%) CISSP
18 129 (1.83%) MCITP
19 125 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 109 (1.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 672 (9.55%) SLA
2 214 (3.04%) QA
3 202 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 127 (1.81%) COBIT
5 82 (1.17%) PCI DSS
6 66 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 41 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 30 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 22 (0.31%) ISO 9000
10 15 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 14 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 12 (0.17%) COSO
13 7 (0.099%) PMBOK
13 7 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 7 (0.099%) BS7799
14 5 (0.071%) P3O
14 5 (0.071%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.057%) BS15000
15 4 (0.057%) TickIT
System Software
1 1270 (18.05%) Active Directory
2 498 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 217 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 159 (2.26%) XenApp
5 141 (2.00%) vSphere
6 83 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 78 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
8 75 (1.07%) VMware ESX
9 56 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (0.48%) XenServer
11 31 (0.44%) VMware Server
11 31 (0.44%) vCloud
12 29 (0.41%) NFS
13 22 (0.31%) NLBS
13 22 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
14 21 (0.30%) Xen
15 20 (0.28%) Firmware
15 20 (0.28%) Terminal Services
16 19 (0.27%) UAG
17 16 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 303 (4.31%) SCCM
2 142 (2.02%) SCOM
3 66 (0.94%) Puppet
4 62 (0.88%) OpenView
5 59 (0.84%) WSUS
6 57 (0.81%) OVSD
7 56 (0.80%) Tivoli
8 51 (0.72%) NetBackup
9 44 (0.63%) Backup Exec
10 40 (0.57%) BladeLogic
11 32 (0.45%) SCOrch
12 31 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
12 31 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
13 29 (0.41%) Nagios
14 26 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
15 25 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 24 (0.34%) SCVMM
17 23 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
18 22 (0.31%) Control-M
19 21 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1865 (26.51%) Microsoft
2 887 (12.61%) VMware
3 750 (10.66%) Cisco
4 654 (9.30%) Citrix
5 645 (9.17%) Oracle
6 578 (8.21%) HP
7 288 (4.09%) Remedy
8 244 (3.47%) SAP
9 234 (3.33%) ServiceNow
10 215 (3.06%) CheckPoint
11 201 (2.86%) IBM
12 177 (2.52%) F5
13 174 (2.47%) BMC
14 158 (2.25%) Juniper
14 158 (2.25%) Red Hat
15 154 (2.19%) NetApp
16 140 (1.99%) Dell
17 127 (1.81%) Symantec
18 120 (1.71%) CA
19 111 (1.58%) McAfee
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 6 Month Fixed Term Contract with opt
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Rate: £8 - £10.72 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - 425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.52 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £25.12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - 425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TATA Consultancy Services
Salary: £Competitve
Posted: 3 days ago