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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 40 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs citing ITIL 22 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.68% 4.94% 9.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.40% 7.10% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 18
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £450 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £326
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.76%
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
344 169 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 73.19% 69.55% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 81 88
Average daily rate £375 £340 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 2
Average hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+750.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 7 £375 -
Maidstone +3 4 £550 +120.00%
Chatham - 1 £225 -
Cranbrook - 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 £225 -
Tonbridge - 1 - -
ITIL
South East

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (29.27%) Project Management
2 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
3 10 (24.39%) Finance
4 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
5 8 (19.51%) Windows
5 8 (19.51%) CRM
5 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
5 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (17.07%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (14.63%) VMware
8 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
8 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
8 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (12.20%) Service Management
8 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management
9 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (9.76%) Process Improvement
9 4 (9.76%) Line Management
9 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
9 4 (9.76%) Change Management
9 4 (9.76%) Firmware
9 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
9 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
9 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
10 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
10 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
10 3 (7.32%) SQL

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) LDAP
1 1 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (2.44%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) AdminStudio
General
1 10 (24.39%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Project Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Contracts Manager
3 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Head of Applications
5 3 (7.32%) Head of Infrastructure
5 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Security Manager
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Head of Delivery
6 2 (4.88%) Head of Service Delivery
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) IT Director
6 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Service Improvement Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.44%) Economics
5 1 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) PACS
5 1 (2.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (2.44%) Solaris
4 1 (2.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Project Management
2 11 (26.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
4 8 (19.51%) CRM
4 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management
5 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
5 5 (12.20%) Service Management
6 4 (9.76%) Change Management
6 4 (9.76%) Line Management
6 4 (9.76%) Process Improvement
6 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.88%) Information Security
8 2 (4.88%) ITSM
9 1 (2.44%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) CISM
3 2 (4.88%) CISSP
3 2 (4.88%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.44%) CRISC
4 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) Firmware
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) VMware
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) Apple
4 2 (4.88%) Bomgar
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) BMC
5 1 (2.44%) Ektron
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) NetApp
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Siebel
5 1 (2.44%) Symantec
5 1 (2.44%) Twitter