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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 21 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing ITIL 26 38 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.74% 7.63% 6.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.33% 9.45% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.22% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £219 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £535 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Average hourly rate £30.52 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.08% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -14.66%
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
312 402 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 80.83% 80.72% 59.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 232 68
Average daily rate £375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £282 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 18
Average hourly rate £21.91 £23.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £52.50 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Blackpool -2 9 £301 +7.05%
Preston -2 6 £350 +3.70%
Lytham St Annes +3 2 £451 +77.92%
Blackburn - 2 - -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.78%) Windows
3 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
4 15 (30.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (26.53%) VMware
6 12 (24.49%) Citrix
6 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
6 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
7 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (22.45%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (20.41%) Finance
8 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (20.41%) Degree
8 10 (20.41%) XenServer
9 9 (18.37%) MCITP
9 9 (18.37%) HP
9 9 (18.37%) MCSA
10 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
10 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
10 8 (16.33%) DHCP
10 8 (16.33%) DNS
10 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
11 7 (14.29%) XenApp
11 7 (14.29%) SDLC
11 7 (14.29%) MCSE
11 7 (14.29%) SQL
11 7 (14.29%) VBScript
11 7 (14.29%) Project Management
11 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (14.29%) Change Management

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (16.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.04%) Lync
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.16%) MS Project
3 3 (6.12%) MS Office
3 3 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.04%) ResourceLink
1 1 (2.04%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) DHCP
1 8 (16.33%) DNS
2 3 (6.12%) SAN
3 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Subversion
1 2 (4.08%) Maven
1 2 (4.08%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.04%) Selenium
2 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Service Level Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Developer
5 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Support Officer
6 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (4.08%) VBA Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Designer
7 1 (2.04%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) HTML
1 3 (6.12%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
4 1 (2.04%) Economics
4 1 (2.04%) Statistics
4 1 (2.04%) PMI
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (14.29%) Project Management
2 7 (14.29%) Change Management
2 7 (14.29%) SDLC
3 6 (12.24%) Server Building
4 5 (10.20%) Validation
4 5 (10.20%) Supplier Management
5 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 4 (8.16%) Software Deployment
6 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.12%) High Availability
6 3 (6.12%) Software Delivery
6 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.12%) Service Management
6 3 (6.12%) Six Sigma
6 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.12%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) VBScript
3 4 (8.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
4 11 (22.45%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (20.41%) Degree
6 9 (18.37%) MCITP
6 9 (18.37%) MCSA
7 7 (14.29%) MCSE
8 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (8.16%) CCNA
8 4 (8.16%) APMP
9 3 (6.12%) VCP5
9 3 (6.12%) VCP4
9 3 (6.12%) CCNP
10 2 (4.08%) ISEB
10 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (2.04%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (20.41%) XenServer
3 7 (14.29%) XenApp
4 5 (10.20%) vSphere
5 4 (8.16%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (4.08%) EdgeSight
3 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.04%) WSUS
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.53%) VMware
3 12 (24.49%) Citrix
4 9 (18.37%) HP
5 6 (12.24%) Symantec
6 5 (10.20%) McAfee
6 5 (10.20%) Oracle
7 4 (8.16%) AppSense
7 4 (8.16%) Altiris
7 4 (8.16%) Compaq
7 4 (8.16%) Dell
8 3 (6.12%) Curam
9 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.08%) Lumension
9 2 (4.08%) Stellent
10 1 (2.04%) Talend
10 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.04%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (2.04%) SAP
10 1 (2.04%) Sophos