The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL Certification in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL Certification over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 106 110 107
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 45 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 0.66% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.84% 3.66% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 14
Average daily rate
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£360 £268 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.57% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £184 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £346 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £357
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Average hourly rate £26.51 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -30.12%
ITIL Certification
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
770 547 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.21% 18.11% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 268 216
Average daily rate £378 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £223 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 50 42
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

ITIL Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ITIL Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ITIL Certification
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ITIL Certification Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ITIL Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL Certification across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

ITIL Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ITIL Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

ITIL Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ITIL Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL Certification across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

ITIL Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

ITIL Certification
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 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
Manchester +3 22 £325 +26.21% 1
Cheshire -3 7 £375 +20.96%
Merseyside -6 7 - -
Lancashire +5 5 - -
Cumbria -18 1 £505 +102.00%
ITIL Certification
England

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ITIL Certification 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 Certification.

1 98 (100.00%) ITIL
2 29 (29.59%) VMware
3 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
4 26 (26.53%) SSL
4 26 (26.53%) WAN
4 26 (26.53%) Firewall
5 24 (24.49%) Citrix
5 24 (24.49%) Windows
6 23 (23.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (22.45%) Active Directory
8 21 (21.43%) Service Delivery
9 20 (20.41%) Clearswift
9 20 (20.41%) CheckPoint
9 20 (20.41%) Cisco
9 20 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (20.41%) QA
9 20 (20.41%) PKI
9 20 (20.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 20 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (20.41%) Kaspersky
9 20 (20.41%) Kalman Filter
10 19 (19.39%) CISMP
10 19 (19.39%) CISSP
10 19 (19.39%) CISM
11 17 (17.35%) Migration
11 17 (17.35%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (17.35%) SIEM
11 17 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (17.35%) Data Centre
12 15 (15.31%) Network Security

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ITIL Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.18%) IIS
2 5 (5.10%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.04%) Lync
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.02%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.16%) MS Office
3 5 (5.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.06%) MS Project
4 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.02%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.02%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.02%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.53%) WAN
1 26 (26.53%) SSL
1 26 (26.53%) Firewall
2 20 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (15.31%) Network Security
4 13 (13.27%) DNS
4 13 (13.27%) LAN
5 7 (7.14%) DHCP
6 6 (6.12%) FTP
6 6 (6.12%) HTTP
6 6 (6.12%) SMTP
7 4 (4.08%) VPN
7 4 (4.08%) SAN
8 3 (3.06%) LDAP
9 1 (1.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.04%) JUnit
2 2 (2.04%) JMeter
2 2 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (1.02%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (15.31%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Local Government
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (37.76%) Analyst
2 17 (17.35%) Technical Analyst
3 15 (15.31%) Security Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Service Manager
5 9 (9.18%) Project Manager
6 8 (8.16%) Administrator
7 7 (7.14%) Desktop Administrator
8 6 (6.12%) Technical Security Analyst
8 6 (6.12%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Developer
9 4 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (4.08%) Service Improvement Manager
9 4 (4.08%) Service Level Manager
9 4 (4.08%) Citrix Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Environment Manager
10 3 (3.06%) Technical Specialist
10 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.04%) Network Analyst
11 2 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support
11 2 (2.04%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) Web Services
1 4 (4.08%) XML
1 4 (4.08%) EDI
2 2 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) PKI
2 17 (17.35%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 7 (7.14%) Clustering
3 7 (7.14%) Thin Client
4 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.06%) NHS
6 2 (2.04%) CMDB
7 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.02%) PMI
7 1 (1.02%) DTV
7 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) Economics
7 1 (1.02%) SecurID
7 1 (1.02%) PDA
7 1 (1.02%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Windows
2 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.16%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.12%) UNIX
5 6 (6.12%) Linux
6 2 (2.04%) Solaris
6 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (100.00%) ITIL
2 21 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 20 (20.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 20 (20.41%) Kalman Filter
4 17 (17.35%) SIEM
4 17 (17.35%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (17.35%) Migration
5 13 (13.27%) Security Patching
6 12 (12.24%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (9.18%) PRINCE2
7 9 (9.18%) Service Management
8 6 (6.12%) Project Management
8 6 (6.12%) Problem Management
8 6 (6.12%) Release Management
8 6 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (6.12%) Patch Management
9 5 (5.10%) Supplier Management
9 5 (5.10%) Change Management
9 5 (5.10%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.20%) SQL
2 3 (3.06%) VBA
2 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.06%) Java
3 1 (1.02%) C
3 1 (1.02%) C#
3 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (19.39%) CISM
2 19 (19.39%) CISMP
2 19 (19.39%) CISSP
3 15 (15.31%) MCP
4 13 (13.27%) CCENT
5 11 (11.22%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
7 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.14%) Degree
7 7 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (5.10%) MCSE
9 4 (4.08%) CCIE
9 4 (4.08%) CCA
9 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.08%) CCEE
9 4 (4.08%) CCAA
10 2 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (2.04%) MCITP
10 2 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (20.41%) QA
3 2 (2.04%) SLA
4 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 17 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 6 (6.12%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.10%) XenApp
6 4 (4.08%) MetaFrame
6 4 (4.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (29.59%) VMware
2 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
3 24 (24.49%) Citrix
4 20 (20.41%) CheckPoint
4 20 (20.41%) Clearswift
4 20 (20.41%) Cisco
4 20 (20.41%) Kaspersky
5 8 (8.16%) HP
6 7 (7.14%) Oracle
7 4 (4.08%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.08%) AppSense
8 3 (3.06%) Sun
8 3 (3.06%) SAP
9 2 (2.04%) EMC
9 2 (2.04%) Remedy
9 2 (2.04%) BMC
10 1 (1.02%) CA
10 1 (1.02%) Apple
10 1 (1.02%) Adobe
10 1 (1.02%) PeopleSoft