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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 23 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing ITIL 3140 2946 2503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.80% 6.62% 6.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.02% 8.85% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1859 1596 1182
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 233 303
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+1.59% -13.31%
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
34808 33292 29402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.37% 74.79% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22734 20665 17754
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1066 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +2 1242 £413 +3.12% 330
South East -5 729 £360 +2.85% 226
East of England +12 225 £275 +5.76% 92
Yorkshire +7 207 £345 +25.45% 91
West Midlands +17 203 £325 -1.51% 67
South West -4 203 £400 +21.21% 100
North West -5 188 £283 -19.28% 80
East Midlands -1 73 £330 +80.82% 39
North East -1 58 £333 +16.66% 4
Midlands -1 4 £300 -36.84%
South Coast - - - -
ITIL
UK

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2131 (31.90%) Windows
2 1691 (25.31%) Microsoft
3 1583 (23.70%) Service Management
4 1267 (18.97%) Active Directory
5 1197 (17.92%) Security Cleared
6 1109 (16.60%) Finance
7 1052 (15.75%) Service Delivery
8 881 (13.19%) PRINCE2
9 878 (13.14%) MS Excel
10 870 (13.02%) SC Cleared
11 867 (12.98%) MS Office
12 838 (12.54%) Project Management
13 794 (11.89%) Cisco
14 773 (11.57%) VMware
15 719 (10.76%) ITIL Certification
16 705 (10.55%) SLA
17 607 (9.09%) SQL
17 607 (9.09%) Change Management
18 606 (9.07%) HP
18 606 (9.07%) Windows 7
19 585 (8.76%) Degree
20 576 (8.62%) Linux
21 559 (8.37%) Incident Management
21 559 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
22 558 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
23 550 (8.23%) Citrix
24 547 (8.19%) Oracle
25 530 (7.93%) ITSM
26 516 (7.72%) Firewall
27 514 (7.69%) UNIX

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 450 (6.74%) MS Exchange
2 364 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 210 (3.14%) IIS
4 195 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 130 (1.95%) WebSphere
6 116 (1.74%) IBM Notes
7 114 (1.71%) Apache
8 113 (1.69%) Lync
9 107 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 100 (1.50%) Tomcat
11 93 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 91 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 87 (1.30%) WebLogic
14 61 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
15 51 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
16 46 (0.69%) CMS
17 44 (0.66%) JBoss
18 33 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
19 29 (0.43%) OpenStack
20 28 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 878 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 867 (12.98%) MS Office
3 212 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 177 (2.65%) MS Project
5 147 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.075%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.060%) SPSS
9 3 (0.045%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.045%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.030%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.015%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.015%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 136 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 49 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (0.46%) assyst
4 27 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 22 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 21 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 12 (0.18%) Endur
9 11 (0.16%) Agresso
9 11 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 10 (0.15%) SAP BPC
11 9 (0.13%) ZaiNet
11 9 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
12 8 (0.12%) SAP GRC
12 8 (0.12%) SAP HCM
13 7 (0.10%) ION MarketView
14 6 (0.090%) Oracle Retail
14 6 (0.090%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 72 (1.08%) SaaS
2 57 (0.85%) Office 365
3 43 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (0.51%) IaaS
6 19 (0.28%) PaaS
7 17 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.18%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.030%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.030%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.030%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.015%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.015%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 516 (7.72%) Firewall
2 456 (6.83%) LAN
3 452 (6.77%) WAN
4 376 (5.63%) DNS
5 350 (5.24%) SAN
6 284 (4.25%) DHCP
7 264 (3.95%) TCP/IP
8 249 (3.73%) VPN
9 187 (2.80%) Internet
10 156 (2.34%) VoIP
11 146 (2.19%) SSL
12 141 (2.11%) Wireless
13 135 (2.02%) Network Security
14 128 (1.92%) MPLS
15 109 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
16 103 (1.54%) BGP
17 101 (1.51%) OSPF
18 94 (1.41%) NAS
19 93 (1.39%) HTTP
20 92 (1.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 154 (2.31%) Oracle Database
3 84 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 74 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 64 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 60 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (0.87%) MySQL
8 55 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 52 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
11 40 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
12 39 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 36 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
14 34 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
15 28 (0.42%) SAP BW
15 28 (0.42%) DB2
16 26 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 22 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
18 20 (0.30%) EDRMS
18 20 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 46 (0.69%) Subversion
2 45 (0.67%) Visual Studio
2 45 (0.67%) ClearCase
2 45 (0.67%) ClearQuest
2 45 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 40 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 39 (0.58%) JIRA
5 35 (0.52%) Maven
6 34 (0.51%) Ant
7 31 (0.46%) Toad
8 28 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (0.34%) JUnit
9 23 (0.34%) MSI
10 22 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
11 19 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
12 18 (0.27%) Eclipse
13 17 (0.25%) Hudson
14 14 (0.21%) PVCS
15 12 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 11 (0.16%) Bitbucket
General
1 1109 (16.60%) Finance
2 429 (6.42%) Telecoms
3 349 (5.22%) Banking
4 194 (2.90%) Retail
5 121 (1.81%) Legal
6 105 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 104 (1.56%) Law
8 95 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 70 (1.05%) Back Office
10 66 (0.99%) Front Office
11 64 (0.96%) Local Government
12 55 (0.82%) Marketing
13 50 (0.75%) Advertising
14 46 (0.69%) Publishing
15 40 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 36 (0.54%) Billing
17 35 (0.52%) Games
18 28 (0.42%) Military
19 27 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
20 21 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1610 (24.10%) Analyst
2 603 (9.03%) Service Analyst
3 580 (8.68%) Service Manager
4 480 (7.19%) Project Manager
5 476 (7.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 472 (7.07%) Support Analyst
7 403 (6.03%) Architect
8 334 (5.00%) Consultant
9 299 (4.48%) Support Engineer
10 246 (3.68%) Delivery Manager
11 220 (3.29%) Administrator
12 213 (3.19%) Services Delivery Manager
13 208 (3.11%) 1st Line Support
14 194 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
15 184 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 180 (2.69%) Desktop Support
17 179 (2.68%) Business Analyst
17 179 (2.68%) Network Engineer
18 166 (2.49%) Applications Support
19 158 (2.37%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (3.13%) Web Services
2 191 (2.86%) .NET
3 190 (2.84%) XML
4 180 (2.69%) Middleware
5 138 (2.07%) HTML
6 74 (1.11%) CSS
7 67 (1.00%) REST
8 59 (0.88%) SOAP
9 57 (0.85%) JSP
10 51 (0.76%) .NET Framework
10 51 (0.76%) JMS
11 44 (0.66%) Ajax
11 44 (0.66%) J2EE
12 41 (0.61%) Java EE
13 37 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
14 31 (0.46%) ASP.NET
14 31 (0.46%) jQuery
15 27 (0.40%) WSDL
15 27 (0.40%) LAMP
16 23 (0.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 559 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 350 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 210 (3.14%) Blackberry
4 165 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 152 (2.28%) Clustering
6 135 (2.02%) CMDB
7 102 (1.53%) NHS
8 76 (1.14%) Replication
9 70 (1.05%) Open Source
10 60 (0.90%) Fat Client
10 60 (0.90%) Thin Client
11 56 (0.84%) PKI
12 55 (0.82%) Mainframe
12 55 (0.82%) User Experience
13 54 (0.81%) iPad
13 54 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
14 52 (0.78%) PMI
15 40 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
15 40 (0.60%) iPhone
16 39 (0.58%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2131 (31.90%) Windows
2 606 (9.07%) Windows 7
3 576 (8.62%) Linux
4 558 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 514 (7.69%) UNIX
6 400 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 341 (5.10%) Windows XP
8 243 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 163 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 125 (1.87%) Solaris
11 115 (1.72%) Windows 8
12 90 (1.35%) AIX
13 60 (0.90%) Android
14 50 (0.75%) Windows Vista
15 46 (0.69%) Apple iOS
16 45 (0.67%) HPUX
17 34 (0.51%) CentOS
18 33 (0.49%) Mac OS X
19 26 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
20 22 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1583 (23.70%) Service Management
2 1052 (15.75%) Service Delivery
3 881 (13.19%) PRINCE2
4 838 (12.54%) Project Management
5 607 (9.09%) Change Management
6 559 (8.37%) Incident Management
7 530 (7.93%) ITSM
8 429 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 422 (6.32%) Problem Management
10 387 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
11 386 (5.78%) ITIL V3
12 357 (5.34%) Configuration Management
13 318 (4.76%) Migration
14 240 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 231 (3.46%) Release Management
16 226 (3.38%) Risk Management
17 223 (3.34%) TOGAF
18 214 (3.20%) Change Control
19 188 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
20 182 (2.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 607 (9.09%) SQL
2 275 (4.12%) PowerShell
3 259 (3.88%) Java
4 138 (2.07%) C#
5 131 (1.96%) C
6 123 (1.84%) Perl
7 117 (1.75%) Shell Script
8 104 (1.56%) VBScript
9 96 (1.44%) Python
9 96 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 96 (1.44%) JavaScript
10 68 (1.02%) VB
11 57 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 51 (0.76%) PHP
13 46 (0.69%) T-SQL
14 44 (0.66%) Ruby
15 29 (0.43%) C++
16 27 (0.40%) Korn
17 26 (0.39%) VB.NET
18 25 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1197 (17.92%) Security Cleared
2 870 (13.02%) SC Cleared
3 719 (10.76%) ITIL Certification
4 585 (8.76%) Degree
5 480 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 376 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
7 274 (4.10%) MCSE
8 235 (3.52%) CCNA
9 229 (3.43%) DV Cleared
10 210 (3.14%) CCNP
11 189 (2.83%) MCP
11 189 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 181 (2.71%) CISSP
13 147 (2.20%) MCITP
14 142 (2.13%) PMI Certification
15 118 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 107 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 106 (1.59%) ISEB
18 104 (1.56%) PMP
19 97 (1.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 705 (10.55%) SLA
2 194 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 145 (2.17%) QA
4 106 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 93 (1.39%) COBIT
6 79 (1.18%) ISO 9001
7 58 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 37 (0.55%) JSP 440
9 33 (0.49%) ISO 9000
10 13 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.16%) BS15000
12 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 8 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.075%) P3O
15 4 (0.060%) Solvency II
15 4 (0.060%) ISO 14001
16 3 (0.045%) GxP
16 3 (0.045%) BS7799
16 3 (0.045%) TickIT
16 3 (0.045%) COSO
System Software
1 1267 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 456 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (2.44%) vSphere
4 150 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 119 (1.78%) XenApp
6 76 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 74 (1.11%) XenDesktop
8 59 (0.88%) VMware ESX
9 43 (0.64%) Firmware
10 40 (0.60%) Terminal Services
11 39 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 37 (0.55%) XenServer
13 29 (0.43%) ProxySG
14 28 (0.42%) KVM
15 27 (0.40%) vCloud
16 22 (0.33%) NFS
17 20 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 17 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
18 17 (0.25%) Xen
19 16 (0.24%) UAG
Systems Management
1 260 (3.89%) SCCM
2 179 (2.68%) SCOM
3 83 (1.24%) Tivoli
4 77 (1.15%) OpenView
5 66 (0.99%) Puppet
6 61 (0.91%) Backup Exec
7 51 (0.76%) NetBackup
8 46 (0.69%) Nagios
9 45 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 43 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 43 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
11 40 (0.60%) HP SIM
12 39 (0.58%) WSUS
13 38 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 32 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
15 30 (0.45%) SCVMM
16 24 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
16 24 (0.36%) OVSD
17 23 (0.34%) OPNET
18 22 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1691 (25.31%) Microsoft
2 794 (11.89%) Cisco
3 773 (11.57%) VMware
4 606 (9.07%) HP
5 550 (8.23%) Citrix
6 547 (8.19%) Oracle
7 291 (4.36%) Remedy
8 253 (3.79%) IBM
9 231 (3.46%) SAP
10 191 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 176 (2.63%) Red Hat
12 172 (2.57%) F5
13 171 (2.56%) BMC
13 171 (2.56%) Juniper
14 138 (2.07%) EMC
15 136 (2.04%) ServiceNow
16 134 (2.01%) Dell
17 125 (1.87%) Lotus
18 114 (1.71%) McAfee
19 106 (1.59%) Symantec
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Logic Engagements Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 36k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £460.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
West Midlands Fire Service
Rate: From £19,742 to £20,849 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £77 - £91 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £208 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £300 - 330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
The One Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago