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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 17 22 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing ITIL 266 205 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.22% 6.84% 9.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.45% 9.35% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 84 96
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £119 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £545 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 28
Average hourly rate £15.50 £23.15 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.04% +32.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.95 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.79% -16.07%
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
2814 2193 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.34% 73.12% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £549 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.83 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +27.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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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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 +17 152 £320 -1.53% 40
Cheshire -15 50 £375 +20.96% 18
Lancashire -3 26 £325 +16.22% 1
Merseyside +4 24 £450 - 2
Cumbria -18 3 £350 +40.00% 3
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 164 (31.78%) Windows
2 156 (30.23%) Microsoft
3 115 (22.29%) PRINCE2
4 106 (20.54%) Service Management
5 100 (19.38%) Finance
6 96 (18.60%) ITIL Certification
7 85 (16.47%) Active Directory
8 83 (16.09%) MS Office
9 81 (15.70%) VMware
9 81 (15.70%) Project Management
10 79 (15.31%) Citrix
11 76 (14.73%) MS Excel
12 75 (14.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 66 (12.79%) Windows 7
14 60 (11.63%) SLA
15 57 (11.05%) Service Delivery
16 54 (10.47%) Security Cleared
17 52 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 50 (9.69%) Migration
18 50 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
18 50 (9.69%) Incident Management
19 49 (9.50%) Cisco
19 49 (9.50%) HP
20 48 (9.30%) Change Management
21 47 (9.11%) SQL
22 45 (8.72%) WAN
23 41 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
24 40 (7.75%) Data Centre
25 39 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008
26 38 (7.36%) Firewall

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 34 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.91%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.91%) IIS
3 12 (2.33%) IBM Notes
4 9 (1.74%) CICS
5 8 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.78%) Lync
9 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.58%) TPMS
9 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.39%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 83 (16.09%) MS Office
2 76 (14.73%) MS Excel
3 21 (4.07%) MS Project
4 17 (3.29%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.97%) Office 365
2 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.39%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.19%) Symantec.cloud
4 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.72%) WAN
2 38 (7.36%) Firewall
3 32 (6.20%) DNS
4 29 (5.62%) SSL
5 28 (5.43%) SAN
6 26 (5.04%) LAN
6 26 (5.04%) DHCP
7 23 (4.46%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (3.68%) Network Security
8 19 (3.68%) TCP/IP
9 12 (2.33%) Internet
10 10 (1.94%) NAS
11 9 (1.74%) Wireless
11 9 (1.74%) HTTP
12 7 (1.36%) VPN
12 7 (1.36%) SMTP
13 6 (1.16%) FTP
13 6 (1.16%) LDAP
13 6 (1.16%) VLAN
14 5 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.55%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.39%) DataStage
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.19%) MS Access
6 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.19%) MySQL
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.39%) JUnit
2 2 (0.39%) Toad
2 2 (0.39%) JMeter
2 2 (0.39%) Subversion
2 2 (0.39%) Maven
2 2 (0.39%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.39%) Selenium
3 1 (0.19%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.19%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (0.19%) Ant
General
1 100 (19.38%) Finance
2 26 (5.04%) Banking
2 26 (5.04%) Local Government
3 17 (3.29%) Retail
4 14 (2.71%) Legal
5 13 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.94%) Law
7 9 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.58%) Publishing
8 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Military
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (30.43%) Analyst
2 68 (13.18%) Service Analyst
3 64 (12.40%) Project Manager
4 45 (8.72%) Service Desk Analyst
5 41 (7.95%) Service Manager
6 28 (5.43%) Support Analyst
7 25 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
8 24 (4.65%) Support Engineer
9 19 (3.68%) Security Analyst
9 19 (3.68%) Technical Analyst
10 18 (3.49%) Architect
11 15 (2.91%) Consultant
12 14 (2.71%) Business Analyst
12 14 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.33%) Team Leader
13 12 (2.33%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (2.33%) ICT Project Manager
14 11 (2.13%) Service Transition Manager
14 11 (2.13%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.94%) HTML
2 6 (1.16%) XML
3 5 (0.97%) Web Services
4 4 (0.78%) .NET
4 4 (0.78%) Middleware
5 3 (0.58%) EDI
6 2 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.39%) Rendezvous
6 2 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (0.39%) ODBC
7 1 (0.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.75%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.26%) PKI
4 16 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.74%) PMI
5 9 (1.74%) Clustering
6 8 (1.55%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.55%) CMDB
6 8 (1.55%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.36%) Life Science
7 7 (1.36%) Device Driver
7 7 (1.36%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.16%) VSAM
8 6 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.97%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.97%) Replication
9 5 (0.97%) NHS
10 4 (0.78%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 164 (31.78%) Windows
2 66 (12.79%) Windows 7
3 39 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (5.43%) Windows XP
6 25 (4.84%) UNIX
7 23 (4.46%) Linux
8 21 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.55%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.36%) AIX
11 5 (0.97%) Solaris
11 5 (0.97%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (22.29%) PRINCE2
2 106 (20.54%) Service Management
3 81 (15.70%) Project Management
4 57 (11.05%) Service Delivery
5 52 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 50 (9.69%) Migration
6 50 (9.69%) Incident Management
7 48 (9.30%) Change Management
8 28 (5.43%) Problem Management
9 24 (4.65%) ITSM
10 23 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
11 22 (4.26%) SIEM
11 22 (4.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 21 (4.07%) Supplier Management
13 20 (3.88%) Risk Management
13 20 (3.88%) Release Management
14 19 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (3.49%) Penetration Testing
16 17 (3.29%) Project Planning
16 17 (3.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (9.11%) SQL
2 14 (2.71%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.74%) VBScript
4 8 (1.55%) VBA
4 8 (1.55%) Java
5 5 (0.97%) COBOL
6 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.78%) Perl
7 3 (0.58%) PHP
8 2 (0.39%) C
8 2 (0.39%) C#
8 2 (0.39%) Jython
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) Python
9 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (18.60%) ITIL Certification
2 75 (14.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (10.47%) Security Cleared
4 35 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 33 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 32 (6.20%) MCITP
6 32 (6.20%) MCP
7 29 (5.62%) Degree
8 25 (4.84%) MCSA
9 24 (4.65%) CISSP
9 24 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (4.46%) MCSE
11 22 (4.26%) CISM
12 21 (4.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (3.88%) CISMP
14 19 (3.68%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 15 (2.91%) CCENT
17 14 (2.71%) CCNA
18 13 (2.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (11.63%) SLA
2 33 (6.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (5.23%) QA
4 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.78%) COBIT
6 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.39%) GMP
8 1 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 85 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 19 (3.68%) XenApp
5 12 (2.33%) XenServer
5 12 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.74%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.74%) Terminal Services
6 9 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.74%) vSphere
7 8 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.78%) Xen
9 4 (0.78%) MetaFrame
9 4 (0.78%) Firmware
9 4 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.58%) NFS
10 3 (0.58%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.19%) iptables
11 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 30 (5.81%) SCCM
2 15 (2.91%) SCOM
3 11 (2.13%) OpenView
4 9 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.74%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.97%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.58%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.39%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.39%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.39%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.39%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.19%) OVSD
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 156 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 81 (15.70%) VMware
3 79 (15.31%) Citrix
4 49 (9.50%) HP
4 49 (9.50%) Cisco
5 35 (6.78%) Oracle
6 24 (4.65%) Symantec
7 23 (4.46%) CheckPoint
8 22 (4.26%) Kaspersky
9 21 (4.07%) Clearswift
10 19 (3.68%) McAfee
11 12 (2.33%) Lotus
11 12 (2.33%) IBM
12 11 (2.13%) Dell
13 10 (1.94%) NetApp
13 10 (1.94%) AppSense
14 9 (1.74%) Apple
14 9 (1.74%) Sophos
14 9 (1.74%) EMC
15 8 (1.55%) Remedy
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