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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 24 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing ITIL 3324 3008 2658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.70% 6.42% 6.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.96% 8.65% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1966 1669 1286
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 252 320
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.19 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.12 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -12.85%
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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -1 1279 £415 +3.75% 224
South East +5 871 £350 - 140
East of England +1 225 £325 +30.00% 42
West Midlands +12 210 £338 -2.87% 35
North West -7 197 £291 -18.24% 41
South West -5 195 £375 +15.38% 59
Yorkshire +8 194 £344 +37.22% 62
East Midlands +6 79 £325 +132.14% 18
North East -6 69 £319 -3.40% 6
Midlands +3 3 - - 2
South Coast - - - -
ITIL
UK

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2169 (32.20%) Windows
2 1668 (24.77%) Microsoft
3 1597 (23.71%) Service Management
4 1322 (19.63%) Active Directory
5 1174 (17.43%) Security Cleared
6 1110 (16.48%) Finance
7 1036 (15.38%) Service Delivery
8 902 (13.39%) MS Excel
9 889 (13.20%) Project Management
10 881 (13.08%) PRINCE2
11 872 (12.95%) MS Office
12 827 (12.28%) SC Cleared
13 778 (11.55%) Cisco
14 754 (11.20%) ITIL Certification
15 752 (11.17%) VMware
16 697 (10.35%) SLA
17 641 (9.52%) Windows 7
18 620 (9.21%) SQL
19 615 (9.13%) HP
20 612 (9.09%) Change Management
21 583 (8.66%) Oracle
22 582 (8.64%) Linux
22 582 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
23 568 (8.43%) Degree
24 567 (8.42%) Citrix
25 560 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
26 552 (8.20%) Firewall
27 546 (8.11%) Incident Management
28 538 (7.99%) ITSM
29 508 (7.54%) UNIX

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 463 (6.87%) MS Exchange
2 358 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 215 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 207 (3.07%) IIS
5 129 (1.92%) Apache
5 129 (1.92%) Lync
6 128 (1.90%) WebSphere
7 110 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 107 (1.59%) IBM Notes
9 103 (1.53%) WebLogic
10 102 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 99 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
12 97 (1.44%) Tomcat
13 65 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
14 51 (0.76%) JBoss
15 49 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
16 41 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
17 39 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
18 35 (0.52%) CMS
19 33 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 902 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 872 (12.95%) MS Office
3 211 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 188 (2.79%) MS Project
5 151 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.059%) SPSS
8 3 (0.045%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.030%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.030%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.015%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 141 (2.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 51 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (0.48%) assyst
4 31 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 27 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 22 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 17 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
8 13 (0.19%) Agresso
9 11 (0.16%) Endur
9 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 10 (0.15%) SAP BPC
11 9 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
11 9 (0.13%) SAP FI
12 8 (0.12%) ZaiNet
12 8 (0.12%) SAP HCM
12 8 (0.12%) SAP GRC
13 7 (0.10%) ION MarketView
13 7 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
13 7 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 74 (1.10%) SaaS
2 53 (0.79%) Office 365
3 38 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (0.52%) IaaS
5 19 (0.28%) PaaS
6 18 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.21%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.030%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.030%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.030%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.015%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.015%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 552 (8.20%) Firewall
2 442 (6.56%) LAN
3 438 (6.50%) WAN
4 391 (5.81%) DNS
5 357 (5.30%) SAN
6 290 (4.31%) DHCP
7 283 (4.20%) TCP/IP
8 249 (3.70%) VPN
9 196 (2.91%) Internet
10 165 (2.45%) VoIP
11 153 (2.27%) SSL
12 138 (2.05%) Network Security
13 135 (2.00%) Wireless
14 131 (1.95%) MPLS
15 111 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
16 107 (1.59%) BGP
17 104 (1.54%) OSPF
18 94 (1.40%) LDAP
19 92 (1.37%) HTTP
20 89 (1.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 165 (2.45%) Oracle Database
3 84 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 77 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 62 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
6 61 (0.91%) MySQL
7 55 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 54 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 53 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 47 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
12 41 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
13 34 (0.50%) RDBMS
13 34 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
14 28 (0.42%) DB2
14 28 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
16 23 (0.34%) SAP BW
17 21 (0.31%) Data Mining
17 21 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (0.68%) Subversion
1 46 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 44 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 43 (0.64%) ClearCase
3 43 (0.64%) ClearQuest
4 39 (0.58%) JIRA
5 37 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 35 (0.52%) Maven
7 32 (0.48%) Toad
8 28 (0.42%) Ant
9 26 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (0.37%) MSI
10 25 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
11 22 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
12 21 (0.31%) JUnit
13 20 (0.30%) Eclipse
14 19 (0.28%) Hudson
15 11 (0.16%) Bitbucket
15 11 (0.16%) PVCS
15 11 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1110 (16.48%) Finance
2 424 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 367 (5.45%) Banking
4 197 (2.93%) Retail
5 125 (1.86%) Legal
6 106 (1.57%) Law
7 100 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 98 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 74 (1.10%) Local Government
10 72 (1.07%) Front Office
11 66 (0.98%) Back Office
12 58 (0.86%) Advertising
13 51 (0.76%) Marketing
14 44 (0.65%) Publishing
15 41 (0.61%) Games
15 41 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 36 (0.53%) Billing
17 34 (0.50%) Military
18 27 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
19 19 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1689 (25.08%) Analyst
2 636 (9.44%) Service Analyst
3 576 (8.55%) Service Manager
4 483 (7.17%) Project Manager
5 475 (7.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 462 (6.86%) Support Analyst
7 404 (6.00%) Architect
8 305 (4.53%) Consultant
9 294 (4.37%) Support Engineer
10 240 (3.56%) Delivery Manager
11 229 (3.40%) Administrator
12 207 (3.07%) Services Delivery Manager
13 196 (2.91%) 1st Line Support
14 194 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
15 188 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 187 (2.78%) Business Analyst
17 175 (2.60%) Network Engineer
18 174 (2.58%) Desktop Support
19 167 (2.48%) Transition Manager
20 157 (2.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (2.79%) XML
2 181 (2.69%) Middleware
3 180 (2.67%) Web Services
4 167 (2.48%) .NET
5 131 (1.95%) HTML
6 69 (1.02%) CSS
7 66 (0.98%) REST
8 59 (0.88%) SOAP
9 57 (0.85%) JSP
10 52 (0.77%) JMS
11 44 (0.65%) J2EE
12 43 (0.64%) Java EE
13 36 (0.53%) Ajax
13 36 (0.53%) .NET Framework
14 32 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
15 31 (0.46%) jQuery
15 31 (0.46%) WSDL
16 29 (0.43%) LAMP
17 28 (0.42%) ASP.NET
18 21 (0.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 560 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 353 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 237 (3.52%) Blackberry
4 156 (2.32%) Computer Science
5 150 (2.23%) Clustering
6 131 (1.95%) CMDB
7 112 (1.66%) NHS
8 74 (1.10%) Replication
9 73 (1.08%) Open Source
10 63 (0.94%) Thin Client
10 63 (0.94%) Fat Client
11 62 (0.92%) PMI
12 54 (0.80%) iPad
13 53 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
13 53 (0.79%) User Experience
13 53 (0.79%) Mainframe
14 50 (0.74%) PKI
15 48 (0.71%) Client/Server
16 42 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
16 42 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2169 (32.20%) Windows
2 641 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 582 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 582 (8.64%) Linux
4 508 (7.54%) UNIX
5 410 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 375 (5.57%) Windows XP
7 247 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 165 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 118 (1.75%) Solaris
10 102 (1.51%) Windows 8
11 73 (1.08%) Android
11 73 (1.08%) AIX
12 56 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 55 (0.82%) Windows Vista
14 45 (0.67%) HPUX
15 37 (0.55%) CentOS
16 36 (0.53%) Mac OS X
17 26 (0.39%) Windows 2000
18 24 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1597 (23.71%) Service Management
2 1036 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 889 (13.20%) Project Management
4 881 (13.08%) PRINCE2
5 612 (9.09%) Change Management
6 546 (8.11%) Incident Management
7 538 (7.99%) ITSM
8 434 (6.44%) Problem Management
9 410 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 389 (5.78%) ITIL V3
11 377 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
12 350 (5.20%) Configuration Management
13 331 (4.91%) Migration
14 235 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 226 (3.36%) TOGAF
16 225 (3.34%) Release Management
17 224 (3.33%) Risk Management
18 193 (2.87%) Change Control
19 182 (2.70%) Information Security
20 177 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 620 (9.21%) SQL
2 281 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 244 (3.62%) Java
4 140 (2.08%) C
5 122 (1.81%) Shell Script
6 121 (1.80%) Perl
7 112 (1.66%) C#
8 106 (1.57%) PL/SQL
9 98 (1.46%) Python
10 96 (1.43%) JavaScript
11 94 (1.40%) VBScript
12 69 (1.02%) VB
13 53 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 48 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 46 (0.68%) PHP
16 42 (0.62%) Ruby
17 32 (0.48%) C++
18 23 (0.34%) Korn
19 22 (0.33%) VB.NET
20 20 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1174 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 827 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 754 (11.20%) ITIL Certification
4 568 (8.43%) Degree
5 494 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 379 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
7 287 (4.26%) MCSE
8 249 (3.70%) DV Cleared
9 242 (3.59%) CCNA
10 206 (3.06%) CCNP
11 198 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 194 (2.88%) MCP
13 187 (2.78%) CISSP
14 147 (2.18%) MCITP
15 145 (2.15%) PMI Certification
16 114 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 113 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 105 (1.56%) MCSA
19 100 (1.48%) PMP
20 97 (1.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 697 (10.35%) SLA
2 185 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 137 (2.03%) QA
4 96 (1.43%) ISO 9001
5 92 (1.37%) COBIT
5 92 (1.37%) PCI DSS
6 57 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 35 (0.52%) JSP 440
8 24 (0.36%) ISO 9000
9 17 (0.25%) BS15000
10 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.089%) P3O
12 6 (0.089%) BS7799
13 5 (0.074%) ISO 14001
13 5 (0.074%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.059%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.059%) BS25999
14 4 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 3 (0.045%) TickIT
System Software
1 1322 (19.63%) Active Directory
2 453 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (2.35%) vSphere
4 145 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 114 (1.69%) XenApp
6 70 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
7 65 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 64 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 53 (0.79%) XenServer
10 42 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 40 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 37 (0.55%) Firmware
13 27 (0.40%) ProxySG
14 26 (0.39%) vCloud
15 25 (0.37%) KVM
16 23 (0.34%) NFS
16 23 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
17 21 (0.31%) Xen
18 15 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
18 15 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 283 (4.20%) SCCM
2 176 (2.61%) SCOM
3 97 (1.44%) Tivoli
4 81 (1.20%) OpenView
5 68 (1.01%) Backup Exec
6 64 (0.95%) NetBackup
7 60 (0.89%) Puppet
8 47 (0.70%) Nagios
9 45 (0.67%) HP SIM
10 41 (0.61%) WSUS
11 40 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 39 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
13 37 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
14 36 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 34 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
16 31 (0.46%) OVSD
17 26 (0.39%) SCVMM
17 26 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
18 23 (0.34%) OPNET
19 22 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1668 (24.77%) Microsoft
2 778 (11.55%) Cisco
3 752 (11.17%) VMware
4 615 (9.13%) HP
5 583 (8.66%) Oracle
6 567 (8.42%) Citrix
7 306 (4.54%) Remedy
8 251 (3.73%) IBM
9 212 (3.15%) SAP
10 190 (2.82%) CheckPoint
11 180 (2.67%) BMC
12 176 (2.61%) Red Hat
12 176 (2.61%) Juniper
13 164 (2.44%) F5
14 143 (2.12%) ServiceNow
15 134 (1.99%) Dell
16 131 (1.95%) EMC
17 119 (1.77%) Symantec
18 117 (1.74%) Lotus
19 112 (1.66%) McAfee
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £465 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
@ITS
Rate: From £120 to £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
University of Loughborough
Rate: From £28,695 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago