The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 24 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing ITIL 9 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.49% 5.47% 4.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 7.91% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£500 £479 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.38% +199.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +90.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.94 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.92% +16.66%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
170 177 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 65.89% 69.14% 66.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 101 68
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.88 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +42.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.94 £21.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
(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
Liverpool -6 8 £500 +4.38% 3
Wirral - 1 - - 1
St Helens - - - -
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) EMC
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) NetApp
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Lync
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
5 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (11.76%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) NAS
5 2 (11.76%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.76%) Firmware
5 2 (11.76%) UNIX
5 2 (11.76%) SLA
5 2 (11.76%) Publishing
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) CLARiiON
5 2 (11.76%) EMC Centera

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (11.76%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.88%) DMZ
3 1 (5.88%) MGCP
3 1 (5.88%) H.323
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) PBX
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Publishing
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Military
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Operations Manager
2 3 (17.65%) IT Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) CLARiiON
1 2 (11.76%) EMC Centera
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
1 2 (11.76%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.88%) IVR
2 1 (5.88%) e-Health
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Project Management
1 3 (17.65%) Change Control
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
2 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) ITSM
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) Release Management
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) HNC
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) VMFS
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) EMC
2 3 (17.65%) NetApp
3 2 (11.76%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Altiris
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) CA
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft