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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 21 18 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing ITIL 216 217 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.91% 7.57% 5.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.69% 10.78% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 101 67
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£350 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £180 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £449 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 26
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.70 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +16.66%
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
2228 2013 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.24% 64.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1030 1130
Average daily rate £368 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
Manchester -4 86 £318 +27.00% 42
Cheshire -3 79 £400 +23.07% 22
Lancashire +3 28 £300 +0.13% 5
Merseyside -1 12 £475 -0.83% 4
Cumbria -5 1 - - 4
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 152 (34.55%) Windows
2 103 (23.41%) Microsoft
3 92 (20.91%) Active Directory
4 82 (18.64%) Security Cleared
5 80 (18.18%) Service Management
6 77 (17.50%) Finance
7 69 (15.68%) Citrix
8 66 (15.00%) SC Cleared
9 63 (14.32%) VMware
10 61 (13.86%) Project Management
11 60 (13.64%) Service Delivery
11 60 (13.64%) PRINCE2
12 54 (12.27%) MS Excel
13 53 (12.05%) HP
14 52 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 49 (11.14%) ITIL Certification
16 48 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
17 45 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 42 (9.55%) SLA
18 42 (9.55%) MCSE
19 41 (9.32%) Cisco
20 38 (8.64%) MS Office
21 37 (8.41%) Migration
22 35 (7.95%) Change Management
23 34 (7.73%) SAN
24 33 (7.50%) Linux
24 33 (7.50%) DHCP
25 32 (7.27%) DNS
26 31 (7.05%) XenApp
26 31 (7.05%) Windows 7

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 28 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.64%) Lync
4 15 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.50%) IBM Notes
6 7 (1.59%) CICS
6 7 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.91%) NetWeaver
8 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.45%) IIS
10 2 (0.45%) Apache
10 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.23%) nginx
11 1 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.23%) Site Server
Applications
1 54 (12.27%) MS Excel
2 38 (8.64%) MS Office
3 17 (3.86%) MS Project
4 11 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.36%) assyst
2 4 (0.91%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.73%) SAN
2 33 (7.50%) DHCP
3 32 (7.27%) DNS
4 25 (5.68%) LAN
5 16 (3.64%) WAN
6 15 (3.41%) VPN
7 13 (2.95%) Wireless
8 12 (2.73%) Firewall
9 10 (2.27%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.27%) VoIP
10 9 (2.05%) SMS
11 6 (1.36%) VLAN
12 5 (1.14%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.91%) NAS
13 4 (0.91%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.91%) WLAN
14 3 (0.68%) Intranet
14 3 (0.68%) Internet
15 2 (0.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 11 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.14%) DB2
6 4 (0.91%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.68%) MS Access
7 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.45%) DataStage
8 2 (0.45%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.23%) MSDE
9 1 (0.23%) MySQL
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.45%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 77 (17.50%) Finance
2 25 (5.68%) Local Government
3 20 (4.55%) Banking
4 11 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.27%) Retail
6 4 (0.91%) Marketing
7 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Military
9 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 122 (27.73%) Analyst
2 42 (9.55%) Service Analyst
3 39 (8.86%) Service Manager
4 38 (8.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 36 (8.18%) Architect
6 27 (6.14%) Project Manager
7 21 (4.77%) Support Engineer
8 19 (4.32%) Delivery Manager
9 17 (3.86%) Enterprise Architect
9 17 (3.86%) Services Delivery Manager
10 16 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (3.41%) Operations Manager
12 14 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.18%) Consultant
12 14 (3.18%) Support Analyst
13 13 (2.95%) Programme Manager
13 13 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (2.73%) Server Engineer
14 12 (2.73%) Transition Manager
15 11 (2.50%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.95%) Regular Expression
2 9 (2.05%) Web Services
3 8 (1.82%) .NET
4 3 (0.68%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.45%) HTML
5 2 (0.45%) CSS
5 2 (0.45%) Middleware
5 2 (0.45%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.23%) Java EE
6 1 (0.23%) XML
6 1 (0.23%) ODBC
6 1 (0.23%) JDBC
6 1 (0.23%) J2EE
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.09%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.95%) CMDB
3 11 (2.50%) Clustering
4 7 (1.59%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.59%) Thin Client
4 7 (1.59%) Fat Client
4 7 (1.59%) iPad
5 5 (1.14%) Blackberry
6 4 (0.91%) PMI
6 4 (0.91%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.68%) PKI
7 3 (0.68%) Life Science
7 3 (0.68%) Firmware
7 3 (0.68%) Replication
8 2 (0.45%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.45%) EMC Centera
8 2 (0.45%) VLE
8 2 (0.45%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.45%) VSAM
8 2 (0.45%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 152 (34.55%) Windows
2 52 (11.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (7.50%) Linux
5 31 (7.05%) Windows 7
6 25 (5.68%) Windows XP
7 23 (5.23%) UNIX
8 17 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.36%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.14%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.14%) AIX
11 4 (0.91%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.68%) Solaris
12 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.23%) Tru64
13 1 (0.23%) SUSE
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (18.18%) Service Management
2 61 (13.86%) Project Management
3 60 (13.64%) Service Delivery
3 60 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 37 (8.41%) Migration
5 35 (7.95%) Change Management
6 29 (6.59%) Incident Management
7 27 (6.14%) Supplier Management
7 27 (6.14%) Information Security
8 25 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (5.68%) Problem Management
9 23 (5.23%) ITSM
10 20 (4.55%) Risk Management
10 20 (4.55%) ITIL V3
11 16 (3.64%) Configuration Management
12 15 (3.41%) Performance Management
13 14 (3.18%) Data Management
14 12 (2.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (2.27%) Validation
15 10 (2.27%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.32%) SQL
2 14 (3.18%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.95%) Perl
4 10 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 8 (1.82%) Java
6 3 (0.68%) C
6 3 (0.68%) VB
7 2 (0.45%) COBOL
7 2 (0.45%) VBA
7 2 (0.45%) C#
7 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.23%) C++
8 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.23%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 82 (18.64%) Security Cleared
2 66 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 49 (11.14%) ITIL Certification
4 48 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (9.55%) MCSE
6 24 (5.45%) MCP
7 22 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (4.77%) Degree
9 20 (4.55%) CCNA
10 18 (4.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (3.86%) ISEB
12 15 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (2.50%) CCNP
14 10 (2.27%) CISSP
14 10 (2.27%) MCSA
14 10 (2.27%) MCTS
15 8 (1.82%) MCITP
15 8 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
16 6 (1.36%) CISA
16 6 (1.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (9.55%) SLA
2 11 (2.50%) QA
3 9 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.82%) COBIT
5 2 (0.45%) BS7799
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (20.91%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.05%) XenApp
3 29 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (5.45%) XenDesktop
5 22 (5.00%) XenServer
6 18 (4.09%) vSphere
6 18 (4.09%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.23%) VMFS
9 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.23%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.23%) vCloud
9 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.23%) NFS
9 1 (0.23%) NDS
Systems Management
1 26 (5.91%) SCCM
2 13 (2.95%) SCOM
3 12 (2.73%) OpenView
4 11 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.91%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (0.68%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.45%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.23%) Legato
Vendors
1 103 (23.41%) Microsoft
2 69 (15.68%) Citrix
3 63 (14.32%) VMware
4 53 (12.05%) HP
5 41 (9.32%) Cisco
6 21 (4.77%) Dell
7 20 (4.55%) Oracle
8 17 (3.86%) Compaq
9 16 (3.64%) Remedy
10 14 (3.18%) Symantec
11 12 (2.73%) Avaya
12 11 (2.50%) Nortel
12 11 (2.50%) Lotus
12 11 (2.50%) SAP
13 10 (2.27%) NetApp
13 10 (2.27%) AppSense
14 9 (2.05%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.82%) EMC
15 8 (1.82%) Splunk
16 7 (1.59%) Talend
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