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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 27 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing ITIL 11 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.40% 8.75% 6.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 12.32% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 1
Average daily rate £280 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.53% +3.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £145.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.61 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.90% +4.06%
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
258 211 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.63% 71.04% 58.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 97 58
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £16.50 £18.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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 -14 9 £185 -72.59% 7
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) Finance
3 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
4 11 (28.95%) SQL
4 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
5 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
6 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 8 (21.05%) Citrix
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (18.42%) Lync
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (15.79%) Office 365
8 6 (15.79%) Banking
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (15.79%) Cisco
9 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
9 5 (13.16%) Project Management
9 5 (13.16%) VMware
9 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
10 4 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (10.53%) vSphere
10 4 (10.53%) AirWatch
10 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (10.53%) JIRA
10 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
10 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.42%) Lync
3 4 (10.53%) IIS
4 2 (5.26%) Confluence
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.63%) Sage 1000
1 1 (2.63%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
2 2 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) DHCP
1 2 (5.26%) DNS
1 2 (5.26%) SAN
1 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) Network Security
2 1 (2.63%) PBX
2 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.63%) SSH
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.63%) MS Access
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (10.53%) JIRA
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Support Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Applications Support
3 7 (18.42%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) Banking Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Operations Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) SQL Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Services Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) ODBC
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) EPoS
3 2 (5.26%) Wiki
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) Project Management
1 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (10.53%) Time Management
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.26%) Change Management
4 2 (5.26%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.26%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.63%) High Availability
5 1 (2.63%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.63%) Release Management
5 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.26%) MCSE
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) CCEA
3 1 (2.63%) CCEE
3 1 (2.63%) CCNP
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.63%) HNC
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCDBA
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.53%) vSphere
4 4 (10.53%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) AirWatch
2 2 (5.26%) EdgeSight
2 2 (5.26%) Nagios
2 2 (5.26%) SCOM
2 2 (5.26%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Citrix
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco
4 5 (13.16%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (2.63%) Remedy
6 1 (2.63%) Sage
6 1 (2.63%) Siemens