The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 107 92 118
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 31 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 1.02% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.78% 5.62% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 6
Average daily rate £370 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £243 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £438 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £29.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +23.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £15.93
% change year-on-year
-17.10% +19.30%
Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
648 445 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.08% 18.16% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 194 283
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 38 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £29.70 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
ITIL Certification
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -1 18 £427 +33.41% 1
Manchester -12 5 £215 -10.78% 5
Lancashire -21 2 £218 - 2
Merseyside +3 1 - - 1
ITIL Certification
England

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 47 (100.00%) ITIL
2 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 13 (27.66%) Change Management
3 11 (23.40%) Finance
4 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
5 9 (19.15%) Banking
6 8 (17.02%) Middleware
6 8 (17.02%) UNIX
6 8 (17.02%) MS Office
6 8 (17.02%) BladeLogic
6 8 (17.02%) Splunk
6 8 (17.02%) Cyber-Ark
7 7 (14.89%) TIBCO EMS
7 7 (14.89%) SLA
7 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
7 7 (14.89%) TIBCO
7 7 (14.89%) Rendezvous
7 7 (14.89%) Service Management
8 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
8 6 (12.77%) Project Management
8 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
8 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
8 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
9 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
9 5 (10.64%) IBM
9 5 (10.64%) Oracle
9 5 (10.64%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (10.64%) HP
9 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (14.89%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.26%) CMS
3 2 (4.26%) CICS
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.13%) Lync
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) VPN
2 2 (4.26%) VoIP
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.13%) FWSM
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) OSPF
3 1 (2.13%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Local Government
5 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Support Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Middleware Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Service Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Communications Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Service Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Security Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Information Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Contracts Manager
8 2 (4.26%) UNIX Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) Middleware
2 7 (14.89%) Rendezvous
3 5 (10.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) iPad
1 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.26%) CMDB
2 2 (4.26%) Statistics
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) GIS
3 1 (2.13%) Replication
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) UNIX
3 4 (8.51%) Windows 2000
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.26%) Windows NT
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) ITIL
2 13 (27.66%) Change Management
3 7 (14.89%) Service Management
4 6 (12.77%) Project Management
5 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.51%) Information Security
6 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.38%) Change Control
7 3 (6.38%) Identity Management
8 2 (4.26%) Process Management
8 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.26%) Supplier Management
8 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.26%) Time Management
8 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Resource Management
8 2 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) CISSP
4 3 (6.38%) CISA
4 3 (6.38%) GIAC
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) MCSA
6 1 (2.13%) MCP
6 1 (2.13%) CCNP
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) COBIT
3 1 (2.13%) BS7799
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) BladeLogic
2 4 (8.51%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (6.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Splunk
2 8 (17.02%) Cyber-Ark
3 7 (14.89%) TIBCO
4 5 (10.64%) IBM
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle
4 5 (10.64%) HP
5 4 (8.51%) VMware
5 4 (8.51%) Citrix
5 4 (8.51%) SAP
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco
6 3 (6.38%) Avaya
7 2 (4.26%) Remedy
7 2 (4.26%) BMC
8 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
8 1 (2.13%) Toshiba
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