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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 122 104 94
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 25 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.94% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.18% 4.80% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Average daily rate
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£420 £370 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £240 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £32.54 £14.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.41% -41.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +9.37%
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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
787 542 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.89% 19.64% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 222 199
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 75 38
Average hourly rate £46.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £12.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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
Cheshire -7 10 £375 -3.84% 1
Merseyside -5 9 £448 -
Manchester -19 2 £425 +70.00% 2
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
ITIL Certification
England

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 45 (100.00%) ITIL
2 16 (35.56%) Windows
3 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 10 (22.22%) UNIX
4 9 (20.00%) Oracle
4 9 (20.00%) Finance
4 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
5 8 (17.78%) IIS
5 8 (17.78%) Linux
5 8 (17.78%) Tomcat
5 8 (17.78%) LDAP
5 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
5 8 (17.78%) CA Single Sign-On
5 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
6 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.33%) VMware
7 6 (13.33%) Sun
8 5 (11.11%) WAN
8 5 (11.11%) Degree
8 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
9 4 (8.89%) Process Improvement
9 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
9 4 (8.89%) Resource Management
9 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) iPlanet
9 4 (8.89%) SQL
9 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
9 4 (8.89%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 8 (17.78%) IIS
1 8 (17.78%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.89%) iPlanet
2 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) Lync
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) LDAP
2 5 (11.11%) WAN
3 3 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (4.44%) VPN
4 2 (4.44%) SSL
4 2 (4.44%) SAN
5 1 (2.22%) DNS
5 1 (2.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.44%) MS Access
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
2 2 (4.44%) Local Government
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 7 (15.56%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Release Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.44%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Senior DBA
7 1 (2.22%) Environment Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) XML
1 2 (4.44%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
3 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) UNIX
3 8 (17.78%) Linux
4 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) Android
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.89%) Project Management
3 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
3 4 (8.89%) Resource Management
3 4 (8.89%) Process Improvement
4 3 (6.67%) Service Management
4 3 (6.67%) ITSM
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.44%) Programme Office Management
5 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.44%) Data Management
5 2 (4.44%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.44%) ETL
5 2 (4.44%) Metadata Management
5 2 (4.44%) Data Transformation
5 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.44%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
2 4 (8.89%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) VB
3 2 (4.44%) Python
3 2 (4.44%) Perl
3 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) MCP
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.44%) VCP4
5 1 (2.22%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.22%) PMP
5 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (4.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.33%) Sun
3 6 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (6.67%) CA
4 3 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) Juniper
5 2 (4.44%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) webMethods
5 2 (4.44%) Symantec
5 2 (4.44%) Trapeze
6 1 (2.22%) Remedy
6 1 (2.22%) NetApp
6 1 (2.22%) Apple
6 1 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.22%) BMC