The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 33 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing ITIL 15 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.76% 4.60% 6.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.03% 7.59% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 6
Average daily rate
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£380 £300 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.81% +55.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £397 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.54 - £18.40
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.71 - £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.91 - £21.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.56 £15.50 £17.94
% change year-on-year
+0.35% -13.60%
ITIL
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
298 158 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 74.69% 60.54% 59.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 92 91
Average daily rate £400 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 13
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +101.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.20 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 March 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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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
Preston +6 6 £450 +55.17%
Blackpool -7 5 £380 +69.08%
Burnley - - - -
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (38.71%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) VMware
4 7 (22.58%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
5 6 (19.35%) Citrix
5 6 (19.35%) Service Management
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (16.13%) DHCP
6 5 (16.13%) DNS
6 5 (16.13%) Oracle
6 5 (16.13%) XenApp
6 5 (16.13%) XenServer
6 5 (16.13%) XenDesktop
6 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Supplier Management
6 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
7 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.90%) PRINCE
7 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (9.68%) AppSense
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.68%) Lync
1 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) DHCP
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.45%) MS Access
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Service Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Planner
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Officer
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Service Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
1 2 (6.45%) XML Messaging
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
2 6 (19.35%) Service Management
3 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
3 5 (16.13%) Supplier Management
4 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) PRINCE
4 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) Content Management
6 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.45%) Data Management
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.45%) ETL
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) VB
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 7 (22.58%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) APMP
3 3 (9.68%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) HND
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) XenApp
2 5 (16.13%) XenServer
2 5 (16.13%) XenDesktop
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) VMware
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) Oracle
5 3 (9.68%) AppSense
5 3 (9.68%) Curam
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco
6 2 (6.45%) webMethods
6 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 2 (6.45%) McAfee
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Compaq
6 2 (6.45%) Dell
6 2 (6.45%) Stellent
6 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow