The first table below looks at the demand for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 25 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing ITIL 81 72 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.63% 7.19% 7.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.86% 10.29% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 16
Average daily rate £315 £156 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.60% -53.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £352 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.25 £11.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £25.97 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £18.90 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +16.95%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1031 700 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.70% 69.93% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 344 434
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 49
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £13.30 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.36 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Salford +4 2 £375 -6.25%
Oldham +1 1 £225 +50.00%
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
Stockport - 1 - - 3
Wigan - - - -
Audenshaw - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 78 (46.15%) Windows
2 65 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 45 (26.63%) Active Directory
4 37 (21.89%) Service Management
5 35 (20.71%) PRINCE2
6 33 (19.53%) MS Office
7 29 (17.16%) Citrix
8 28 (16.57%) Finance
9 27 (15.98%) MS Excel
10 26 (15.38%) UNIX
11 24 (14.20%) Service Delivery
11 24 (14.20%) Project Management
12 22 (13.02%) SQL
12 22 (13.02%) Windows 7
13 21 (12.43%) SLA
14 19 (11.24%) MS Exchange
15 18 (10.65%) Incident Management
16 17 (10.06%) Linux
16 17 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (9.47%) Cisco
17 16 (9.47%) CheckPoint
17 16 (9.47%) Oracle
18 15 (8.88%) VPN
18 15 (8.88%) Data Management
18 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (8.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 14 (8.28%) Windows XP
19 14 (8.28%) ITIL Certification
20 13 (7.69%) SSL
20 13 (7.69%) Firewall

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 19 (11.24%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.73%) CICS
3 8 (4.73%) IBM Notes
4 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.37%) IIS
6 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.78%) Lync
6 3 (1.78%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.18%) Apache
7 2 (1.18%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.18%) Orchard CMS
8 1 (0.59%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 33 (19.53%) MS Office
2 27 (15.98%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.55%) MS Project
3 6 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.59%) Mingle
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.59%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.37%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.18%) assyst
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.88%) VPN
2 13 (7.69%) SSL
2 13 (7.69%) Firewall
3 10 (5.92%) DNS
3 10 (5.92%) DHCP
4 9 (5.33%) Wireless
5 5 (2.96%) Network Security
6 4 (2.37%) LAN
6 4 (2.37%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (1.78%) Intranet
7 3 (1.78%) VoIP
7 3 (1.78%) WAN
7 3 (1.78%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.18%) HTTP
8 2 (1.18%) Internet
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.59%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.59%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.96%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.37%) Ingres
3 4 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.78%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.78%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.18%) SAP BI
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.18%) RavenDB
6 1 (0.59%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (16.57%) Finance
2 9 (5.33%) Banking
3 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.59%) Local Government
5 1 (0.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Advertising
5 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.59%) Billing
5 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (40.83%) Analyst
2 34 (20.12%) Service Analyst
3 26 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (8.88%) Support Analyst
5 11 (6.51%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (5.33%) Service Manager
7 9 (5.33%) Consultant
8 8 (4.73%) Architect
8 8 (4.73%) Network Analyst
8 8 (4.73%) Security Analyst
8 8 (4.73%) Service Transition Analyst
9 7 (4.14%) Administrator
10 6 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (2.96%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.96%) Technical Manager
12 4 (2.37%) Team Leader
12 4 (2.37%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (2.37%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.55%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.78%) .NET
2 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.78%) Web Services
2 3 (1.78%) XML
3 2 (1.18%) XHTML
3 2 (1.18%) CSS
3 2 (1.18%) HTML
3 2 (1.18%) SAML
3 2 (1.18%) Lucene
3 2 (1.18%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (1.18%) jQuery
3 2 (1.18%) LINQ
3 2 (1.18%) RESTful
3 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.59%) Sinatra
4 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.59%) Ajax
4 1 (0.59%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (0.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.10%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.14%) iPad
2 7 (4.14%) NHS
3 6 (3.55%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.96%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.37%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.37%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.78%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.78%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.18%) Clustering
7 2 (1.18%) Economics
7 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.18%) CMDB
7 2 (1.18%) Statistics
7 2 (1.18%) Open Source
8 1 (0.59%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.59%) Informatics
8 1 (0.59%) PMI
8 1 (0.59%) Replication
8 1 (0.59%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 78 (46.15%) Windows
2 26 (15.38%) UNIX
3 22 (13.02%) Windows 7
4 17 (10.06%) Linux
5 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (8.28%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.51%) Windows NT
8 7 (4.14%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.55%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.78%) Solaris
12 2 (1.18%) NetWare
12 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.18%) Android
13 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.59%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.59%) MVS
13 1 (0.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.89%) Service Management
2 35 (20.71%) PRINCE2
3 24 (14.20%) Service Delivery
3 24 (14.20%) Project Management
4 18 (10.65%) Incident Management
5 15 (8.88%) Data Management
6 10 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.92%) SOA
6 10 (5.92%) Customer Engagement
7 9 (5.33%) Migration
8 8 (4.73%) Information Security
9 7 (4.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (4.14%) Change Control
9 7 (4.14%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (4.14%) Change Management
10 6 (3.55%) Risk Management
10 6 (3.55%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.55%) Supplier Management
10 6 (3.55%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (3.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.02%) SQL
2 4 (2.37%) Perl
2 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.78%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.78%) C#
4 2 (1.18%) VB
4 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.18%) C
4 2 (1.18%) Ruby
4 2 (1.18%) R
5 1 (0.59%) VBScript
5 1 (0.59%) C++
5 1 (0.59%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 17 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 14 (8.28%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (7.69%) Degree
4 12 (7.10%) MCSE
5 11 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.92%) CCNA
6 10 (5.92%) MCSA
6 10 (5.92%) MCTS
7 9 (5.33%) MCITP
8 8 (4.73%) MCP
8 8 (4.73%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.96%) CISMP
10 4 (2.37%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (2.37%) CISSP
10 4 (2.37%) CCNP
11 3 (1.78%) ACSP
11 3 (1.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.43%) SLA
2 12 (7.10%) QA
3 6 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.37%) COBIT
4 4 (2.37%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (26.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.96%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.78%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.18%) NDS
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.18%) XenApp
5 1 (0.59%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (5.92%) SCOM
2 7 (4.14%) WMI
2 7 (4.14%) MOM
3 6 (3.55%) SCSM
4 4 (2.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.37%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.78%) SCCM
5 3 (1.78%) WSUS
6 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.59%) Netcool
7 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.59%) Legato
Vendors
1 65 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.16%) Citrix
3 16 (9.47%) Cisco
3 16 (9.47%) CheckPoint
3 16 (9.47%) Oracle
4 12 (7.10%) Kaspersky
5 11 (6.51%) Avaya
6 9 (5.33%) Nortel
6 9 (5.33%) HP
7 8 (4.73%) Clearswift
7 8 (4.73%) VMware
7 8 (4.73%) Lotus
8 7 (4.14%) SAP
8 7 (4.14%) SurfControl
9 4 (2.37%) Symantec
9 4 (2.37%) McAfee
9 4 (2.37%) Apple
9 4 (2.37%) IBM
10 3 (1.78%) Mitel
10 3 (1.78%) EMC
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