The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL V3 skills 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 V3 over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Infrastructure Library Version 3
Rank 136 126 133
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 26 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 2
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£525 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% +8.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +12.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £92.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £28.25 -
% change year-on-year
-41.59% -
ITIL V3
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3459 2300 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.90% 74.15% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2130 1275 1052
Average daily rate £413 £366 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 102 105
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

ITIL V3
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITIL V3 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ITIL V3 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ITIL V3
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 V3 across the North West region.

ITIL V3 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ITIL V3
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL V3 across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

ITIL V3 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ITIL V3
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 V3 across the North West region.

ITIL V3 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ITIL V3
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 V3 within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 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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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 -7 15 £525 +37.70%
Manchester -15 6 £256 -
Lancashire - 2 £460 -
Cumbria - 1 £375 -
ITIL V3
England

ITIL V3
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ITIL V3 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 V3.

1 35 (100.00%) ITIL
2 16 (45.71%) Service Delivery
3 11 (31.43%) Service Management
3 11 (31.43%) Supplier Management
4 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 9 (25.71%) Incident Management
5 9 (25.71%) MS Office
5 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (22.86%) A+ Certification
6 8 (22.86%) Windows
6 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
6 8 (22.86%) Project Management
6 8 (22.86%) Law
6 8 (22.86%) Legal
6 8 (22.86%) MOS
6 8 (22.86%) Document Management
6 8 (22.86%) Problem Management
6 8 (22.86%) MCDST
6 8 (22.86%) MCITP
6 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
7 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
8 6 (17.14%) C++
8 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.14%) Python
8 6 (17.14%) SLA
8 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
9 5 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
9 5 (14.29%) Asset Management

ITIL V3
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ITIL V3 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 V3. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Intranet
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Toad
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (22.86%) Law
1 8 (22.86%) Legal
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Team Leader
1 8 (22.86%) Technical Team Leader
1 8 (22.86%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 7 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 6 (17.14%) Service Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Support Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Applications Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Applications Support Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (11.43%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Software Asset Manager
6 2 (5.71%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Software Manager
6 2 (5.71%) IT Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Transition Manager
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Help Desk Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
1 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) ITIL
2 16 (45.71%) Service Delivery
3 11 (31.43%) Service Management
3 11 (31.43%) Supplier Management
4 9 (25.71%) Incident Management
5 8 (22.86%) Project Management
5 8 (22.86%) Problem Management
5 8 (22.86%) Document Management
6 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
8 5 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
8 5 (14.29%) Change Management
8 5 (14.29%) Asset Management
9 3 (8.57%) ITSM
9 3 (8.57%) Line Management
10 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
10 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.71%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) C++
1 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
1 6 (17.14%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (22.86%) A+ Certification
2 8 (22.86%) MOS
2 8 (22.86%) MCDST
2 8 (22.86%) MCITP
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) HP
2 2 (5.71%) Remedy
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle