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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
England / North West
Rank 22 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing ITIL 167 218 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.35% 5.85% 6.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.72% 7.10% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 117 96
Median daily rate £400 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £220 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 33
Median hourly rate £15.55 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.82% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.96 £40.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £15.67
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +10.10%

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
2163 3070 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.39% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1856 1487
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 135 108
Median hourly rate £42.48 £38.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.77% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.70 £14.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing ITIL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 88 £405 +26.56% 32
Cheshire -8 26 £345 -13.75% 11
Merseyside +5 20 £270 -3.57% 14
Lancashire +7 19 £413 +26.92% 2
Cumbria +9 1 - -
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for ITIL.

1 141 (31.76%) Service Management
2 128 (28.83%) Windows
3 121 (27.25%) Change Management
4 95 (21.40%) Microsoft
5 94 (21.17%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (19.14%) PRINCE2
7 74 (16.67%) ITIL V3
8 68 (15.32%) Problem Management
9 65 (14.64%) Finance
10 61 (13.74%) Security Cleared
11 60 (13.51%) Linux
12 58 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
13 57 (12.84%) ITSM
14 56 (12.61%) DevOps
15 55 (12.39%) Active Directory
16 54 (12.16%) ServiceNow
17 53 (11.94%) Oracle
18 49 (11.04%) Release Management
19 47 (10.59%) Open Source
19 47 (10.59%) PaaS
20 46 (10.36%) SaaS
20 46 (10.36%) IaaS
21 44 (9.91%) Performance Tuning
21 44 (9.91%) SC Cleared
21 44 (9.91%) Incident Management
22 43 (9.68%) Data Management
22 43 (9.68%) MS Excel
23 42 (9.46%) Project Management
24 41 (9.23%) Unix
24 41 (9.23%) Windows Server

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (5.63%) Oracle Application Server
2 20 (4.50%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.28%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.38%) IIS
5 14 (3.15%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.70%) IBM Notes
7 11 (2.48%) Apache
8 8 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.35%) JBoss
9 6 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.13%) nginx
11 4 (0.90%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle 10gAS
12 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 39 (8.78%) MS Office
3 17 (3.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.93%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.03%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (5.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.35%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.90%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.68%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (10.59%) PaaS
2 46 (10.36%) IaaS
2 46 (10.36%) SaaS
3 18 (4.05%) Office 365
4 10 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.23%) G Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.78%) LAN
2 34 (7.66%) WAN
3 19 (4.28%) Firewall
3 19 (4.28%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (3.38%) SAN
5 14 (3.15%) LDAP
6 11 (2.48%) DNS
6 11 (2.48%) VoIP
7 10 (2.25%) Network Security
8 9 (2.03%) DHCP
8 9 (2.03%) Internet
8 9 (2.03%) SSL
8 9 (2.03%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.58%) VPN
10 6 (1.35%) NAS
11 5 (1.13%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.90%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.90%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 3 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.43%) Oracle Database
2 26 (5.86%) Oracle Database 12c
3 25 (5.63%) SQL Server
4 16 (3.60%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.35%) MySQL
7 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.68%) Big Data
10 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.35%) Selenium
2 4 (0.90%) JIRA
3 3 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.68%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.45%) Subversion
5 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.23%) Log4j
General
1 65 (14.64%) Finance
2 34 (7.66%) Banking
3 9 (2.03%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.35%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.13%) Automotive
6 5 (1.13%) Local Government
7 4 (0.90%) Legal
8 3 (0.68%) Law
8 3 (0.68%) Retail
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Marketing
9 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (19.82%) Analyst
2 31 (6.98%) Architect
3 30 (6.76%) Operations Engineer
3 30 (6.76%) Service Manager
4 28 (6.31%) Service Analyst
5 24 (5.41%) Developer
5 24 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (4.50%) DBA
6 20 (4.50%) ITIL Manager
7 19 (4.28%) Infrastructure Architect
7 19 (4.28%) Oracle DBA
8 18 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (3.83%) Project Manager
10 16 (3.60%) Support Analyst
11 15 (3.38%) Administrator
11 15 (3.38%) Applications Support
11 15 (3.38%) Business Analyst
12 14 (3.15%) Senior Operations Engineer
13 13 (2.93%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
13 13 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.83%) Web Services
2 16 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 13 (2.93%) Middleware
4 12 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 8 (1.80%) .NET
5 8 (1.80%) Velocity
6 6 (1.35%) Regular Expression
6 6 (1.35%) XML
7 5 (1.13%) HTML
7 5 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.68%) ODBC
9 2 (0.45%) CSS
9 2 (0.45%) LAMP
9 2 (0.45%) SOAP
10 1 (0.23%) ADO.NET
10 1 (0.23%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.23%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.23%) XSL
10 1 (0.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.18%) User Experience
4 21 (4.73%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.70%) Tandem
6 10 (2.25%) Web 2.0
7 8 (1.80%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.58%) NHS
9 6 (1.35%) iPhone
9 6 (1.35%) Life Science
9 6 (1.35%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.35%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.90%) CMDB
10 4 (0.90%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.68%) Clustering
11 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.68%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 128 (28.83%) Windows
2 60 (13.51%) Linux
3 41 (9.23%) Unix
3 41 (9.23%) Windows Server
4 30 (6.76%) Windows 7
5 26 (5.86%) AIX
6 25 (5.63%) Windows XP
7 24 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (3.38%) Windows 10
12 13 (2.93%) Windows 2000
13 12 (2.70%) Solaris
14 10 (2.25%) HPUX
15 9 (2.03%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.58%) VME
17 2 (0.45%) Android
17 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (31.76%) Service Management
2 121 (27.25%) Change Management
3 94 (21.17%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (19.14%) PRINCE2
5 74 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 68 (15.32%) Problem Management
7 57 (12.84%) ITSM
8 56 (12.61%) DevOps
9 49 (11.04%) Release Management
10 47 (10.59%) Open Source
11 44 (9.91%) Incident Management
11 44 (9.91%) Performance Tuning
12 43 (9.68%) Data Management
13 42 (9.46%) Project Management
14 30 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (6.76%) Service Delivery
15 28 (6.31%) Capacity Planning
16 27 (6.08%) High Availability
17 24 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (5.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.53%) SQL
2 25 (5.63%) Java
3 24 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.18%) Perl
5 18 (4.05%) Python
6 14 (3.15%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.48%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.58%) C#
9 6 (1.35%) Bourne shell
9 6 (1.35%) Korn
9 6 (1.35%) VBScript
10 4 (0.90%) C
10 4 (0.90%) Ruby
10 4 (0.90%) Scala
11 3 (0.68%) C++
11 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.45%) PHP
12 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.23%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.91%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
4 27 (6.08%) CCNA
5 25 (5.63%) Degree
6 17 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (3.60%) MCSE
8 15 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (2.48%) CCIE
9 11 (2.48%) CCNP
9 11 (2.48%) ISEB
10 10 (2.25%) MCP
11 9 (2.03%) CISSP
12 6 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (1.13%) CISA
13 5 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.90%) CCDA
14 4 (0.90%) CCDP
14 4 (0.90%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.76%) SLA
2 18 (4.05%) QA
3 16 (3.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.13%) COBIT
5 4 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.23%) BS25999
7 1 (0.23%) COSO
7 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 55 (12.39%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 6 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.35%) vSphere
4 5 (1.13%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.45%) KVM
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.23%) Docker
8 1 (0.23%) Firmware
8 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (5.63%) SCCM
2 16 (3.60%) SCOM
2 16 (3.60%) Tivoli
3 14 (3.15%) Puppet
4 12 (2.70%) Netcool
5 11 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (2.03%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.58%) Ansible
7 7 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (1.35%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.90%) IBM BigFix
10 4 (0.90%) WSUS
11 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.68%) Nessus
11 3 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 95 (21.40%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.16%) ServiceNow
3 53 (11.94%) Oracle
4 39 (8.78%) Cisco
5 35 (7.88%) VMware
6 21 (4.73%) IBM
7 19 (4.28%) Citrix
7 19 (4.28%) Red Hat
8 17 (3.83%) HP
9 15 (3.38%) CA
10 12 (2.70%) Lotus
11 11 (2.48%) Intel Security
11 11 (2.48%) SAP
12 10 (2.25%) Juniper
12 10 (2.25%) Snow
13 9 (2.03%) Dell
14 7 (1.58%) ICL
14 7 (1.58%) Symantec
15 6 (1.35%) Fujitsu
15 6 (1.35%) Sun
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