The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 20 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing ITIL 46 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.97% 7.30% 12.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.70% 10.66% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 21
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£325 £127 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+155.26% +6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £115 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £510 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £11.00 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £22.70 £29.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.53
% change year-on-year
- -14.43%
ITIL
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
393 394 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.61% 68.52% 64.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 233 128
Average daily rate £425 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 63 39
Average hourly rate £25.50 £31.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £44.00 £36.00
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 Essex

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Essex

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 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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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
Brentwood - 9 £300 -
Chelmsford +2 8 £300 +140.00% 3
Basildon +1 7 - -
Colchester +7 6 £225 -59.09%
Southend-on-Sea -14 1 - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Loughton - - - -
ITIL
East of England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 33 (33.67%) Windows
2 31 (31.63%) Microsoft
3 27 (27.55%) Active Directory
4 26 (26.53%) Finance
5 22 (22.45%) Service Management
6 20 (20.41%) MS Office
7 19 (19.39%) MS Exchange
8 18 (18.37%) Oracle
8 18 (18.37%) Citrix
8 18 (18.37%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (17.35%) SLA
10 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
10 16 (16.33%) Windows 7
11 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
12 14 (14.29%) Service Delivery
12 14 (14.29%) VMware
12 14 (14.29%) HP
12 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (13.27%) Cisco
14 12 (12.24%) NHS
14 12 (12.24%) Project Management
15 11 (11.22%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (10.20%) Problem Management
16 10 (10.20%) XenApp
16 10 (10.20%) WebLogic
17 9 (9.18%) PRINCE2
17 9 (9.18%) Windows XP
17 9 (9.18%) Change Management
17 9 (9.18%) ITSM

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 19 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.22%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (10.20%) WebLogic
4 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (8.16%) SharePoint
6 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (7.14%) Lync
7 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.04%) LiveCycle
8 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.04%) CMS
8 2 (2.04%) Documentum
8 2 (2.04%) JBoss
8 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.02%) SAS
9 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (20.41%) MS Office
2 15 (15.31%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.10%) MS Project
4 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.04%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.02%) IaaS
2 1 (1.02%) PaaS
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) SAN
2 4 (4.08%) LAN
3 3 (3.06%) VoIP
3 3 (3.06%) DNS
3 3 (3.06%) DHCP
3 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.06%) Firewall
4 2 (2.04%) MPLS
4 2 (2.04%) RTP
4 2 (2.04%) VPN
4 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.04%) SSL
4 2 (2.04%) WAN
4 2 (2.04%) LDAP
4 2 (2.04%) PuTTY
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.02%) Broadband
5 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.02%) Wireless
5 1 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) EDMS
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.02%) MySQL
3 1 (1.02%) DB2
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Subversion
1 2 (2.04%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.04%) jEdit
General
1 26 (26.53%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Local Government
3 5 (5.10%) Law
3 5 (5.10%) Banking
4 4 (4.08%) German Language
4 4 (4.08%) Legal
4 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Publishing
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (23.47%) Analyst
2 15 (15.31%) Service Analyst
3 14 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (13.27%) Architect
5 9 (9.18%) Technical Architect
5 9 (9.18%) Technical Design Architect
5 9 (9.18%) Team Leader
6 8 (8.16%) Problem Manager
7 6 (6.12%) Service Manager
7 6 (6.12%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.10%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.08%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 4 (4.08%) Project Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Network Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.06%) Implementation Specialist
11 2 (2.04%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.14%) Web Services
2 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.04%) XML
2 2 (2.04%) .NET
2 2 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) NHS
2 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.10%) Clustering
4 3 (3.06%) PMI
5 2 (2.04%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.04%) CMDB
5 2 (2.04%) PKI
5 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.04%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.02%) Replication
6 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (33.67%) Windows
2 16 (16.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (9.18%) Windows XP
4 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.08%) Linux
8 3 (3.06%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.04%) UNIX
10 1 (1.02%) AIX
10 1 (1.02%) Solaris
10 1 (1.02%) Android
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) Service Management
2 14 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 12 (12.24%) Project Management
4 10 (10.20%) Problem Management
5 9 (9.18%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.18%) Change Management
5 9 (9.18%) ITSM
5 9 (9.18%) Technical Architecture
5 9 (9.18%) Time Management
6 8 (8.16%) Migration
6 8 (8.16%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.12%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.12%) Asset Management
7 6 (6.12%) CRM
7 6 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.10%) Change Control
9 4 (4.08%) Service Desk Management
9 4 (4.08%) Line Management
10 3 (3.06%) Software Licensing
10 3 (3.06%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.16%) SQL
2 2 (2.04%) C#
2 2 (2.04%) Java
3 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (18.37%) ITIL Certification
2 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
3 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.14%) Degree
5 6 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (6.12%) MCDST
5 6 (6.12%) MCSE
6 5 (5.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (5.10%) MCSA
7 4 (4.08%) PMI Certification
7 4 (4.08%) ISEB
8 3 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.04%) MCITP
9 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.04%) MCP
10 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.02%) CISSP
10 1 (1.02%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (27.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.20%) XenApp
4 3 (3.06%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.02%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.02%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.02%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) SCCM
1 2 (2.04%) OVSD
1 2 (2.04%) OpenView
1 2 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.02%) ZENworks
2 1 (1.02%) SCOM
2 1 (1.02%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 31 (31.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.37%) Oracle
2 18 (18.37%) Citrix
3 14 (14.29%) VMware
3 14 (14.29%) HP
4 13 (13.27%) Cisco
5 8 (8.16%) ServiceNow
6 7 (7.14%) McAfee
7 6 (6.12%) Lagan
8 5 (5.10%) NetApp
8 5 (5.10%) Dell
8 5 (5.10%) Adobe
8 5 (5.10%) Brocade
9 4 (4.08%) Panasonic
9 4 (4.08%) Sophos
10 3 (3.06%) SAP
10 3 (3.06%) Juniper
10 3 (3.06%) EMC
10 3 (3.06%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.04%) Riverbed
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