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 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
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 135 114 108
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -6
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 21 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.79% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 3.96% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
Average daily rate £400 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £435 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +103.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £18.10 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £32.53 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -18.57%
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
733 631 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.28% 20.04% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 322 235
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 51 66
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% +43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.00 £36.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 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
Cheshire -4 12 £238 -36.66% 1
Manchester -17 4 - - 6
Lancashire -3 2 £900 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £400 -
ITIL Certification
England

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 54 (100.00%) ITIL
2 15 (27.78%) Service Management
3 14 (25.93%) Finance
4 9 (16.67%) Windows
4 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (14.81%) SSL
5 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 8 (14.81%) Change Management
5 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
6 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.96%) ServiceNow
7 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
7 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
7 6 (11.11%) Citrix
7 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 6 (11.11%) MS Office
7 6 (11.11%) SQL
8 5 (9.26%) SLA
8 5 (9.26%) Cisco
8 5 (9.26%) Banking
8 5 (9.26%) Local Government
8 5 (9.26%) Firewall
8 5 (9.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
8 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
9 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
9 4 (7.41%) Lync
9 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (7.41%) Lync
2 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 6 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) SSL
2 5 (9.26%) Firewall
3 4 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (7.41%) VPN
4 3 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (3.70%) NAS
5 2 (3.70%) SAN
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) Skype
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Banking
2 5 (9.26%) Local Government
3 3 (5.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
1 13 (24.07%) Service Manager
2 6 (11.11%) ITIL Manager
3 5 (9.26%) Applications Support
3 5 (9.26%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) ITIL Service Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Applications Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) IT Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Operations Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Production Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Service Operations Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Applications Support Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Network Support
6 2 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) EDI
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
1 1 (1.85%) Web Services
1 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.41%) PKI
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Replication
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
3 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.41%) Android
4 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.85%) Linux
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (100.00%) ITIL
2 15 (27.78%) Service Management
3 8 (14.81%) Change Management
3 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.41%) ITSM
5 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (7.41%) Migration
5 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.41%) Release Management
5 4 (7.41%) Threat Management
5 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (5.56%) Analytics
6 3 (5.56%) Application Rationalisation
6 3 (5.56%) Business Analytics
6 3 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.56%) SIEM
6 3 (5.56%) Software Licensing
6 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) C++
2 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) C
3 1 (1.85%) Java
3 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (3.70%) CISM
4 2 (3.70%) CISMP
4 2 (3.70%) CISSP
4 2 (3.70%) CLAS
4 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.85%) vSphere
4 1 (1.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.85%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) ServiceNow
3 6 (11.11%) Citrix
4 5 (9.26%) Cisco
5 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.41%) Juniper
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle
6 3 (5.56%) VMware
7 2 (3.70%) Clearswift
7 2 (3.70%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.85%) Lotus
8 1 (1.85%) NetApp
8 1 (1.85%) Remedy
8 1 (1.85%) Sun