The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 16 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing ITIL 69 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.81% 9.84% 8.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.98% 13.41% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 15
Average daily rate
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£319 £330 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +164.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £179 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -12.85%
ITIL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
576 276 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.56% 73.40% 62.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 128 114
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in the North East

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Tyne and Wear 0 56 £313 +0.80% 4
Durham -9 9 £350 +22.80%
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 73 (51.05%) Security Cleared
2 72 (50.35%) Windows
3 53 (37.06%) Service Management
4 47 (32.87%) SC Cleared
5 44 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 40 (27.97%) Active Directory
7 39 (27.27%) HP
8 35 (24.48%) MS Excel
9 33 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (23.08%) Problem Management
10 32 (22.38%) SQL
11 31 (21.68%) Oracle
12 30 (20.98%) Change Management
13 29 (20.28%) Service Delivery
14 27 (18.88%) Incident Management
15 26 (18.18%) Finance
16 24 (16.78%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (16.08%) SAN
18 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
18 22 (15.38%) UNIX
18 22 (15.38%) Clustering
19 20 (13.99%) Linux
19 20 (13.99%) Middleware
20 18 (12.59%) DNS
20 18 (12.59%) DV Cleared
21 17 (11.89%) VMware
21 17 (11.89%) Firewall
21 17 (11.89%) OpenView
21 17 (11.89%) MS Exchange
21 17 (11.89%) OpenView Configuration Management

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 17 (11.89%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.29%) Apache
3 9 (6.29%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.29%) AquaLogic
4 7 (4.90%) IIS
4 7 (4.90%) IBM Notes
5 6 (4.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.10%) CMS
8 2 (1.40%) Lync
9 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (24.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.69%) MS Office
3 4 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (3.50%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.40%) PRMS
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.08%) SAN
2 18 (12.59%) DNS
3 17 (11.89%) Firewall
4 12 (8.39%) LAN
4 12 (8.39%) WAN
5 11 (7.69%) LDAP
6 10 (6.99%) DHCP
7 9 (6.29%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (6.29%) SSL
7 9 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (6.29%) Junos
7 9 (6.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (6.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 8 (5.59%) Network Security
9 3 (2.10%) SMS
10 2 (1.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.39%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.29%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) DTS
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Ant
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.40%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.70%) MSI
General
1 26 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (2.80%) Military
2 4 (2.80%) General Ledger
3 3 (2.10%) Legal
4 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.40%) Front Office
4 2 (1.40%) Electronics
4 2 (1.40%) Billing
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (11.89%) Administrator
2 15 (10.49%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.09%) Analyst
4 10 (6.99%) Consultant
4 10 (6.99%) Network Engineer
4 10 (6.99%) Applications Support
4 10 (6.99%) Service Manager
5 8 (5.59%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.20%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.50%) Support Specialist
7 5 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) Applications Specialist
7 5 (3.50%) Coordinator
7 5 (3.50%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (2.80%) Wintel Support
8 4 (2.80%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (2.80%) Applications Support Specialist
8 4 (2.80%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (2.80%) Services Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.10%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.99%) Middleware
2 11 (7.69%) .NET
2 11 (7.69%) XML
3 9 (6.29%) Web Services
3 9 (6.29%) Java EE
4 7 (4.90%) WCF
5 6 (4.20%) WF
5 6 (4.20%) AppFabric
6 4 (2.80%) JMS
6 4 (2.80%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.80%) JNDI
6 4 (2.80%) J2EE
6 4 (2.80%) JDBC
7 3 (2.10%) SOAP
7 3 (2.10%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.40%) CSS
9 1 (0.70%) HTML
9 1 (0.70%) XSL
9 1 (0.70%) JGroups
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.38%) Clustering
2 16 (11.19%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.59%) Cryptography
4 5 (3.50%) iPad
4 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.10%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.10%) CMDB
5 3 (2.10%) AS400
5 3 (2.10%) Replication
6 2 (1.40%) HACMP
6 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.40%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.40%) iSeries
6 2 (1.40%) Open Source
6 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) NHS
7 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 72 (50.35%) Windows
2 33 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (16.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (15.38%) UNIX
5 20 (13.99%) Linux
6 12 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.59%) Solaris
8 5 (3.50%) Android
9 4 (2.80%) AIX
9 4 (2.80%) HPUX
10 2 (1.40%) VME
10 2 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.70%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.06%) Service Management
2 33 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 30 (20.98%) Change Management
4 29 (20.28%) Service Delivery
5 27 (18.88%) Incident Management
6 17 (11.89%) Project Management
7 16 (11.19%) Network Management
8 12 (8.39%) Configuration Management
8 12 (8.39%) PRINCE2
9 11 (7.69%) SOA
9 11 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (6.29%) Time Management
10 9 (6.29%) Network Design
10 9 (6.29%) Knowledge Management
11 8 (5.59%) Workflow
11 8 (5.59%) Six Sigma
11 8 (5.59%) ITIL V3
11 8 (5.59%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.20%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 32 (22.38%) SQL
2 13 (9.09%) Java
3 7 (4.90%) C#
3 7 (4.90%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.50%) C
5 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.40%) RPG IV
7 2 (1.40%) RPG
7 2 (1.40%) COBOL
8 1 (0.70%) Perl
8 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (51.05%) Security Cleared
2 47 (32.87%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.59%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.99%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.80%) MCSE
7 3 (2.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 3 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.40%) MCSA
8 2 (1.40%) CCNA
8 2 (1.40%) ISEB
8 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.40%) IBM AIX Certification
8 2 (1.40%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.09%) SLA
2 11 (7.69%) QA
3 10 (6.99%) JSP 440
4 4 (2.80%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.40%) BS7799
5 2 (1.40%) BS15000
5 2 (1.40%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 40 (27.97%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.39%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.99%) vSphere
5 7 (4.90%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.40%) GPFS
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (11.89%) OpenView
1 17 (11.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (6.99%) WhatsUp Gold
3 9 (6.29%) MIIS
4 6 (4.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (3.50%) HP SIM
6 3 (2.10%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (1.40%) Netcool
8 1 (0.70%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.70%) WMI
8 1 (0.70%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 44 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 39 (27.27%) HP
3 31 (21.68%) Oracle
4 17 (11.89%) VMware
5 15 (10.49%) Cisco
6 14 (9.79%) Red Hat
7 12 (8.39%) CheckPoint
8 10 (6.99%) TippingPoint
8 10 (6.99%) 3PAR
8 10 (6.99%) Juniper
8 10 (6.99%) EMC
9 9 (6.29%) F5
9 9 (6.29%) McAfee
10 7 (4.90%) Citrix
10 7 (4.90%) CA
10 7 (4.90%) Lotus
11 6 (4.20%) Splunk
12 5 (3.50%) Informatica
13 4 (2.80%) IBM
14 2 (1.40%) Avaya