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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 133 109 121
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 36 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.88% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.16% 4.59% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £184 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £30.52 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.46% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £14.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+25.86% -24.67%
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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
865 588 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.86% 19.20% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 315 235
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 55
Average hourly rate £30.52 £23.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -11 20 £325 +8.33%
Cheshire -8 10 £388 -
Lancashire -16 3 - - 1
Merseyside -9 2 - -
ITIL Certification
England

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 108 (100.00%) ITIL
2 34 (31.48%) Firewall
2 34 (31.48%) SSL
3 33 (30.56%) VMware
4 31 (28.70%) WAN
4 31 (28.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (26.85%) Microsoft
6 28 (25.93%) Cisco
6 28 (25.93%) CheckPoint
6 28 (25.93%) PKI
6 28 (25.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 28 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (25.93%) Kalman Filter
7 25 (23.15%) Kaspersky
7 25 (23.15%) Clearswift
7 25 (23.15%) Service Delivery
7 25 (23.15%) Citrix
8 24 (22.22%) CISSP
8 24 (22.22%) CISM
8 24 (22.22%) QA
8 24 (22.22%) CISMP
8 24 (22.22%) SIEM
9 23 (21.30%) Data Centre
9 23 (21.30%) Migration
10 21 (19.44%) Active Directory
10 21 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
11 20 (18.52%) Windows
11 20 (18.52%) Finance
12 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (6.48%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.56%) IIS
2 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.63%) Lync
4 2 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.41%) MS Office
3 5 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.78%) MS Project
4 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.93%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.93%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.93%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (31.48%) SSL
1 34 (31.48%) Firewall
2 31 (28.70%) WAN
3 28 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (15.74%) Network Security
5 12 (11.11%) DNS
5 12 (11.11%) LAN
6 6 (5.56%) SMTP
6 6 (5.56%) DHCP
6 6 (5.56%) FTP
6 6 (5.56%) HTTP
7 4 (3.70%) VPN
7 4 (3.70%) SAN
8 1 (0.93%) Intranet
8 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.85%) JUnit
2 2 (1.85%) JMeter
2 2 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Local Government
3 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (38.89%) Analyst
2 20 (18.52%) Security Analyst
3 19 (17.59%) Technical Analyst
4 16 (14.81%) Service Manager
5 7 (6.48%) Administrator
5 7 (6.48%) Technical Security Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Desktop Administrator
6 6 (5.56%) Service Level Manager
6 6 (5.56%) Developer
7 5 (4.63%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) IT Services Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Service Improvement Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Citrix Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) BizTalk Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Environment Manager
9 3 (2.78%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.56%) Web Services
1 6 (5.56%) XML
1 6 (5.56%) EDI
2 2 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.93%) PKI
2 23 (21.30%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.48%) Clustering
4 6 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 6 (5.56%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.78%) NHS
6 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) Economics
7 1 (0.93%) SecurID
7 1 (0.93%) DTV
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) PMI
7 1 (0.93%) PDA
7 1 (0.93%) Life Science
7 1 (0.93%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.52%) Windows
2 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.48%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.78%) UNIX
6 3 (2.78%) Linux
7 2 (1.85%) Solaris
7 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (100.00%) ITIL
2 28 (25.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 28 (25.93%) Kalman Filter
3 25 (23.15%) Service Delivery
4 24 (22.22%) SIEM
5 23 (21.30%) Migration
6 21 (19.44%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (13.89%) Security Patching
8 14 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (12.96%) Service Management
9 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.48%) Supplier Management
11 6 (5.56%) PRINCE2
11 6 (5.56%) Project Management
11 6 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.56%) Patch Management
11 6 (5.56%) Load Balancing
11 6 (5.56%) Release Management
12 5 (4.63%) Problem Management
12 5 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.19%) SQL
2 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.78%) VBA
3 3 (2.78%) Java
4 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.85%) Python
4 2 (1.85%) C++
5 1 (0.93%) C
5 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (22.22%) CISSP
1 24 (22.22%) CISM
1 24 (22.22%) CISMP
2 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (12.96%) MCP
4 13 (12.04%) CCENT
5 10 (9.26%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 7 (6.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (6.48%) Degree
8 5 (4.63%) MCSE
9 4 (3.70%) CCIE
9 4 (3.70%) CCA
9 4 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.70%) CCEE
9 4 (3.70%) CCAA
10 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.85%) MCITP
10 2 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (28.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) SLA
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) Terminal Services
3 6 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 6 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.63%) XenApp
5 4 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (3.70%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (30.56%) VMware
2 29 (26.85%) Microsoft
3 28 (25.93%) Cisco
3 28 (25.93%) CheckPoint
4 25 (23.15%) Citrix
4 25 (23.15%) Clearswift
4 25 (23.15%) Kaspersky
5 8 (7.41%) HP
6 6 (5.56%) Oracle
7 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.70%) AppSense
8 3 (2.78%) SAP
9 2 (1.85%) EMC
10 1 (0.93%) Adobe
10 1 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.93%) Brocade
10 1 (0.93%) BMC
10 1 (0.93%) Remedy
10 1 (0.93%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.93%) Talend