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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 26 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing ITIL 22 48 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.01% 9.28% 5.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.18% 12.03% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 29 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.16% +88.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £210 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £535 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £19.81 £29.75 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.41% +17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £22.83 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.04 £33.24 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
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
356 399 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.09% 77.18% 66.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 250 68
Average daily rate £375 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 12
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.13 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +5 6 £350 +75.00% 2
Blackpool -12 6 £270 +3.97%
Blackburn - 2 - -
Lytham St Annes +1 1 - -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
3 13 (33.33%) Windows
4 11 (28.21%) VMware
5 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
6 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 9 (23.08%) Citrix
6 9 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (20.51%) Degree
8 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
8 7 (17.95%) HP
8 7 (17.95%) MCSE
8 7 (17.95%) Oracle
8 7 (17.95%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) Supplier Management
9 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 6 (15.38%) DHCP
9 6 (15.38%) DNS
9 6 (15.38%) XenServer
10 5 (12.82%) vSphere
10 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
10 5 (12.82%) Symantec
10 5 (12.82%) McAfee
10 5 (12.82%) Project Management
10 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
10 5 (12.82%) Service Management

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Lync
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) TPMS
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Project
2 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
3 3 (7.69%) MS Office
3 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP HCM
1 1 (2.56%) ResourceLink
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) DHCP
1 6 (15.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) SMS
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
1 2 (5.13%) Maven
1 2 (5.13%) StarTeam
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Service Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Developer
4 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Manager
5 2 (5.13%) VBA Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Support Officer
5 2 (5.13%) Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Configuration Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Designer
6 1 (2.56%) Service Assurance Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Service Improvement Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Security Support Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) XML Messaging
1 2 (5.13%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) iPad
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.56%) CMDB
3 1 (2.56%) iPhone
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Statistics
3 1 (2.56%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
1 7 (17.95%) Supplier Management
2 5 (12.82%) Project Management
2 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
2 5 (12.82%) Service Management
2 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
2 5 (12.82%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.69%) Six Sigma
4 3 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.13%) Content Management
5 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.13%) CMMI
5 2 (5.13%) ITSM
5 2 (5.13%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
1 4 (10.26%) VBA
1 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (20.51%) Degree
5 7 (17.95%) MCSE
6 4 (10.26%) APMP
7 2 (5.13%) MCITP
7 2 (5.13%) MCSA
7 2 (5.13%) ISEB
7 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.56%) CCA
8 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.56%) MCP
8 1 (2.56%) HND
8 1 (2.56%) CCNA
8 1 (2.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.38%) XenServer
4 5 (12.82%) vSphere
5 4 (10.26%) XenApp
5 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
6 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) EdgeSight
2 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) Citrix
4 7 (17.95%) HP
4 7 (17.95%) Oracle
5 5 (12.82%) Symantec
5 5 (12.82%) McAfee
6 4 (10.26%) Compaq
6 4 (10.26%) Dell
7 3 (7.69%) Curam
8 2 (5.13%) Stellent
8 2 (5.13%) webMethods
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco
8 2 (5.13%) Lumension
8 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.56%) Talend
9 1 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (2.56%) SAP
9 1 (2.56%) Sophos
9 1 (2.56%) AppSense