The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 32 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing ITIL 9 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.02% 7.69% 6.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 9.96% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 9
Average daily rate
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£381 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £130 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £10.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.32 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -9.88%
ITIL
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
235 231 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 78.86% 77.26% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 153 126
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.28 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.20% -24.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Kent

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Tunbridge Wells 0 3 £425 +13.33% 2
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 1
ITIL
South East

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 13 (61.90%) Windows
1 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
1 13 (61.90%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Citrix
2 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (47.62%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (47.62%) vSphere
3 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 8 (38.10%) MCSE
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
5 8 (38.10%) Firewall
5 8 (38.10%) SolarWinds
6 7 (33.33%) XenApp
6 7 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (33.33%) CCNA
7 6 (28.57%) VMware ESX
7 6 (28.57%) Change Control
7 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 6 (28.57%) DFS Replication
7 6 (28.57%) F5
7 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
2 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) Wireless
2 5 (23.81%) LAN
2 5 (23.81%) WAN
2 5 (23.81%) SAN
2 5 (23.81%) MPLS
2 5 (23.81%) OSPF
2 5 (23.81%) BGP
2 5 (23.81%) BIG-IP
3 4 (19.05%) iSCSI
3 4 (19.05%) NAS
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (4.76%) Multicast
5 1 (4.76%) VLAN
5 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (28.57%) Change Control
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Management
3 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
4 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Management
6 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) MCSE
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (33.33%) CCNA
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (23.81%) CCNP
5 1 (4.76%) MCSA
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) PMP
5 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.76%) BS15000
3 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
1 10 (47.62%) vSphere
2 7 (33.33%) XenApp
2 7 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 6 (28.57%) DFS Replication
3 6 (28.57%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (23.81%) Foglight
3 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
1 13 (61.90%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Citrix
3 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
3 8 (38.10%) SolarWinds
4 6 (28.57%) F5
5 5 (23.81%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) LogLogic
6 1 (4.76%) Lancope
6 1 (4.76%) Tufin
6 1 (4.76%) Aruba
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.76%) NetScout
6 1 (4.76%) TippingPoint
6 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.76%) Mercator
6 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Adobe