The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL 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 over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 29 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing ITIL 215 257 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.34% 6.62% 7.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.56% 8.48% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 114 102
Average daily rate £338 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £186 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £496 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 34 35
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £23.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% -4.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.52 £55.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.63 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -11.76%
ITIL
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
3275 3030 2316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.35% 78.05% 75.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1664 1217
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 148 130
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ITIL
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 across the North West region.

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ITIL
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 across the North West region.

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

ITIL
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -13 93 £320 -1.53% 45
Cheshire -18 54 £375 -6.25% 13
Lancashire +13 51 £390 +25.46% 7
Merseyside -22 9 £275 -38.88% 9
Cumbria -3 2 - - 1
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ITIL 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.

1 130 (28.63%) Windows
2 109 (24.01%) Service Management
3 102 (22.47%) Microsoft
4 96 (21.15%) Finance
5 83 (18.28%) Active Directory
6 68 (14.98%) Service Delivery
7 67 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (14.10%) Project Management
9 61 (13.44%) Problem Management
10 53 (11.67%) Citrix
11 52 (11.45%) Change Management
12 50 (11.01%) MS Office
13 48 (10.57%) PRINCE2
14 47 (10.35%) ITIL Certification
15 44 (9.69%) Cisco
16 43 (9.47%) Banking
17 42 (9.25%) Security Cleared
17 42 (9.25%) Windows 7
18 41 (9.03%) ServiceNow
18 41 (9.03%) VMware
19 40 (8.81%) MS Excel
20 39 (8.59%) Windows Server
21 38 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
21 38 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
22 37 (8.15%) ITSM
22 37 (8.15%) DNS
23 36 (7.93%) ITIL V3
24 34 (7.49%) JavaScript
24 34 (7.49%) SQL
24 34 (7.49%) Incident Management

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ITIL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (6.83%) MS Exchange
2 28 (6.17%) SharePoint
3 23 (5.07%) IIS
3 23 (5.07%) Skype for Business
4 17 (3.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.20%) Apache
7 8 (1.76%) CMS
7 8 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.76%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.66%) Confluence
11 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.44%) nginx
12 2 (0.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 50 (11.01%) MS Office
2 40 (8.81%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.54%) MS Project
5 6 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.44%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.44%) Maximo
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.22%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.52%) Office 365
2 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.88%) PaaS
4 3 (0.66%) IaaS
4 3 (0.66%) SaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.44%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.15%) DNS
2 32 (7.05%) WAN
3 31 (6.83%) Firewall
4 27 (5.95%) HTTP
4 27 (5.95%) LAN
5 25 (5.51%) DHCP
6 23 (5.07%) SAN
7 22 (4.85%) SSL
8 21 (4.63%) VPN
9 20 (4.41%) TCP/IP
10 17 (3.74%) VoIP
11 14 (3.08%) Internet
12 13 (2.86%) Wireless
13 11 (2.42%) Network Security
14 8 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (1.54%) IP Telephony
16 6 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
17 5 (1.10%) Cisco PIX
17 5 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.66%) MySQL
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (2.20%) JIRA
2 8 (1.76%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.10%) Hudson
3 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.66%) Travis CI
4 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (0.44%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.44%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.44%) PeopleTools
5 2 (0.44%) Selenium
5 2 (0.44%) Subversion
5 2 (0.44%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.44%) Xcode
5 2 (0.44%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.22%) NUnit
6 1 (0.22%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 96 (21.15%) Finance
2 43 (9.47%) Banking
3 27 (5.95%) Local Government
4 18 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.30%) Retail
6 14 (3.08%) Law
6 14 (3.08%) Legal
7 8 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.32%) Back Office
9 3 (0.66%) French Language
9 3 (0.66%) German Language
9 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.44%) Marketing
10 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (18.28%) Analyst
2 58 (12.78%) Service Manager
3 33 (7.27%) Service Analyst
4 28 (6.17%) Developer
5 26 (5.73%) Project Manager
6 24 (5.29%) Support Analyst
7 22 (4.85%) ITIL Manager
8 21 (4.63%) Support Engineer
9 19 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (4.19%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (3.96%) Network Engineer
11 17 (3.74%) IT Manager
12 16 (3.52%) Desktop Support
13 15 (3.30%) Delivery Manager
13 15 (3.30%) Head of Operations
14 14 (3.08%) Architect
14 14 (3.08%) Incident Manager
14 14 (3.08%) ServiceNow Developer
15 13 (2.86%) Administrator
15 13 (2.86%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.61%) HTML
2 29 (6.39%) Web Services
2 29 (6.39%) XML
3 25 (5.51%) CSS
3 25 (5.51%) SOAP
4 23 (5.07%) JSON
5 5 (1.10%) .NET
5 5 (1.10%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.88%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.88%) J2EE
6 4 (0.88%) jQuery
6 4 (0.88%) Middleware
7 3 (0.66%) HTML5
8 2 (0.44%) Ajax
8 2 (0.44%) Android SDK
8 2 (0.44%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.44%) iOS SDK
8 2 (0.44%) LAMP
8 2 (0.44%) PhoneGap
8 2 (0.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.05%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.96%) Blackberry
4 17 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (2.42%) Clustering
7 11 (2.42%) Mainframe
8 10 (2.20%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.32%) PMI
10 5 (1.10%) CMDB
10 5 (1.10%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.10%) Life Science
10 5 (1.10%) NHS
10 5 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.10%) Social Media
11 4 (0.88%) EPoS
11 4 (0.88%) HACMP
11 4 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 130 (28.63%) Windows
2 42 (9.25%) Windows 7
3 39 (8.59%) Windows Server
4 29 (6.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (5.07%) Unix
6 21 (4.63%) Linux
7 20 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (3.08%) Android
9 13 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (2.42%) AIX
10 11 (2.42%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.42%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.32%) Solaris
13 5 (1.10%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.88%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.88%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.22%) OS/390
15 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (24.01%) Service Management
2 68 (14.98%) Service Delivery
3 67 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (14.10%) Project Management
5 61 (13.44%) Problem Management
6 52 (11.45%) Change Management
7 48 (10.57%) PRINCE2
8 38 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (8.15%) ITSM
10 36 (7.93%) ITIL V3
11 34 (7.49%) Incident Management
12 30 (6.61%) Configuration Management
13 28 (6.17%) Capacity Management
14 27 (5.95%) Migration
15 25 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
15 25 (5.51%) Risk Management
16 19 (4.19%) Business Continuity
17 17 (3.74%) Responsive Web Design
17 17 (3.74%) Web Design
18 16 (3.52%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.49%) JavaScript
1 34 (7.49%) SQL
2 20 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.42%) Java
4 5 (1.10%) C
4 5 (1.10%) C++
4 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.88%) JCL
5 4 (0.88%) Python
6 3 (0.66%) C#
6 3 (0.66%) PeopleCode
6 3 (0.66%) PHP
6 3 (0.66%) SQR
6 3 (0.66%) VB
7 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.44%) Jython
7 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.44%) REXX
7 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (10.35%) ITIL Certification
2 42 (9.25%) Security Cleared
3 38 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (5.29%) Degree
6 23 (5.07%) SC Cleared
7 22 (4.85%) CCNA
7 22 (4.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 19 (4.19%) MCSE
9 18 (3.96%) CCNP
10 16 (3.52%) MCSA
11 14 (3.08%) MCP
12 10 (2.20%) CISM
12 10 (2.20%) CISSP
12 10 (2.20%) MCITP
13 9 (1.98%) MCDST
13 9 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (1.54%) CISA
14 7 (1.54%) MOS
14 7 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.05%) SLA
2 22 (4.85%) COBIT
3 19 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (3.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.54%) COSO
7 6 (1.32%) QA
8 3 (0.66%) Val IT
9 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 83 (18.28%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.30%) XenApp
4 12 (2.64%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.54%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.54%) XenServer
6 6 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (1.32%) vSphere
7 5 (1.10%) Docker
7 5 (1.10%) Firmware
7 5 (1.10%) UAG
7 5 (1.10%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.88%) Brightmail
8 4 (0.88%) GPFS
8 4 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.44%) vCloud
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (3.74%) SCCM
2 10 (2.20%) Puppet
3 7 (1.54%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.10%) Salt
5 5 (1.10%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.88%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.88%) Nagios
6 4 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.88%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (0.88%) SCOM
6 4 (0.88%) SmoothWall
7 3 (0.66%) Ansible
7 3 (0.66%) OpenView
7 3 (0.66%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.44%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 102 (22.47%) Microsoft
2 53 (11.67%) Citrix
3 44 (9.69%) Cisco
4 41 (9.03%) ServiceNow
4 41 (9.03%) VMware
5 32 (7.05%) Oracle
6 21 (4.63%) HP
7 16 (3.52%) Juniper
7 16 (3.52%) Remedy
8 15 (3.30%) IBM
9 8 (1.76%) Symantec
10 7 (1.54%) AppSense
11 6 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.32%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.10%) Avaya
12 5 (1.10%) IronPort
12 5 (1.10%) NetApp
12 5 (1.10%) Sun
13 4 (0.88%) Polycom
13 4 (0.88%) Wincor Nixdorf
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Rate: On application
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
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Rate: on application
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Cadence Resourcing
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