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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Infrastructure Library Version 3
Rank 140 129 121
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 1 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.11% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.14% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£390 £265 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.16% -32.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
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
2390 2077 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.63% 73.16% 66.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1415 1041 1032
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 112 100
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.04 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% -5.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 17 December 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
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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 - 1 £390 -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Manchester - - - -
ITIL V3
England

ITIL V3
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Service Management
2 6 (42.86%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (35.71%) Resource Management
3 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) SLA
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL V2
5 2 (14.29%) BC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) MS Project
6 1 (7.14%) MS Office
6 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
6 1 (7.14%) ISEB
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Operations Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Transition Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Service Transition Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Process Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Change Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (7.14%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (35.71%) Resource Management
3 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL V2
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (7.14%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) BC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy