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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 21 18 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing ITIL 215 228 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.80% 7.67% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.38% 10.67% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 104 71
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£375 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 46 28
Average hourly rate £24.50 £18.52 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.32% +19.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £11.34 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £35.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +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
2292 2136 2252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.53% 71.87% 65.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1078 1189
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £226 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 111 112
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% -22.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.21 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -2 88 £318 +27.00% 25
Cheshire -1 78 £438 +42.04% 28
Lancashire -11 26 £350 +16.66% 3
Merseyside -4 9 £500 +7.64% 4
Cumbria -8 1 - - 1
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 151 (34.09%) Windows
2 110 (24.83%) Microsoft
3 94 (21.22%) Active Directory
4 85 (19.19%) Service Management
5 76 (17.16%) Finance
5 76 (17.16%) Security Cleared
6 68 (15.35%) Citrix
7 63 (14.22%) VMware
8 62 (14.00%) PRINCE2
9 60 (13.54%) Project Management
10 57 (12.87%) Service Delivery
10 57 (12.87%) SC Cleared
11 56 (12.64%) HP
12 53 (11.96%) MS Excel
13 51 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
14 49 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 48 (10.84%) Cisco
16 45 (10.16%) ITIL Certification
16 45 (10.16%) MCSE
17 43 (9.71%) SLA
17 43 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
18 41 (9.26%) MS Office
19 33 (7.45%) Change Management
19 33 (7.45%) Migration
19 33 (7.45%) Linux
19 33 (7.45%) SAN
19 33 (7.45%) Windows 7
19 33 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (7.22%) DHCP
21 31 (7.00%) DNS

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.42%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.06%) Lync
4 16 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.93%) IBM Notes
6 8 (1.81%) CICS
7 7 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.90%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.45%) IIS
11 2 (0.45%) Apache
11 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.23%) Site Server
12 1 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 53 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 41 (9.26%) MS Office
3 13 (2.93%) MS Project
4 7 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.35%) assyst
2 4 (0.90%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
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 33 (7.45%) SAN
2 32 (7.22%) DHCP
3 31 (7.00%) DNS
4 24 (5.42%) LAN
5 20 (4.51%) WAN
6 15 (3.39%) VPN
7 13 (2.93%) Firewall
7 13 (2.93%) Wireless
8 10 (2.26%) SMS
8 10 (2.26%) TCP/IP
9 9 (2.03%) VoIP
10 7 (1.58%) VLAN
11 6 (1.35%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.13%) Network Security
12 5 (1.13%) NAS
13 4 (0.90%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.90%) WLAN
14 3 (0.68%) SSL
14 3 (0.68%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.48%) RDBMS
2 11 (2.48%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.13%) DB2
6 4 (0.90%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.68%) DataStage
7 3 (0.68%) MS Access
7 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.45%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.23%) MSDE
9 1 (0.23%) MySQL
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.45%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 76 (17.16%) Finance
2 28 (6.32%) Local Government
3 20 (4.51%) Banking
4 14 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.26%) Retail
6 4 (0.90%) 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
1 123 (27.77%) Analyst
2 43 (9.71%) Service Analyst
3 40 (9.03%) Service Desk Analyst
4 37 (8.35%) Service Manager
4 37 (8.35%) Architect
5 29 (6.55%) Project Manager
6 20 (4.51%) Support Engineer
7 19 (4.29%) Delivery Manager
8 18 (4.06%) Enterprise Architect
9 17 (3.84%) Services Delivery Manager
10 15 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (3.39%) Operations Manager
11 14 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.16%) Consultant
12 13 (2.93%) Support Analyst
12 13 (2.93%) 1st Line Support
12 13 (2.93%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (2.48%) Server Engineer
14 10 (2.26%) Transition Manager
14 10 (2.26%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.93%) Regular Expression
2 9 (2.03%) Web Services
3 8 (1.81%) .NET
4 3 (0.68%) Middleware
4 3 (0.68%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.45%) HTML
5 2 (0.45%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.45%) CSS
6 1 (0.23%) JDBC
6 1 (0.23%) J2EE
6 1 (0.23%) Java EE
6 1 (0.23%) XML
6 1 (0.23%) ODBC
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.93%) CMDB
4 11 (2.48%) Clustering
5 8 (1.81%) iPad
6 7 (1.58%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.58%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.58%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.58%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.13%) Life Science
8 4 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.90%) PMI
8 4 (0.90%) Replication
9 3 (0.68%) VSAM
9 3 (0.68%) PKI
9 3 (0.68%) Firmware
10 2 (0.45%) Symmetrix DMX
10 2 (0.45%) Open Source
10 2 (0.45%) CESG
10 2 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 151 (34.09%) Windows
2 49 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (7.45%) Windows 7
4 33 (7.45%) Linux
5 23 (5.19%) Windows XP
6 22 (4.97%) UNIX
7 16 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.35%) AIX
9 5 (1.13%) Windows NT
9 5 (1.13%) Android
10 3 (0.68%) Solaris
10 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.23%) Tru64
11 1 (0.23%) SUSE
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (19.19%) Service Management
2 62 (14.00%) PRINCE2
3 60 (13.54%) Project Management
4 57 (12.87%) Service Delivery
5 33 (7.45%) Change Management
5 33 (7.45%) Migration
6 30 (6.77%) Supplier Management
7 29 (6.55%) ITSM
8 28 (6.32%) Information Security
9 27 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (6.09%) Incident Management
10 25 (5.64%) Problem Management
11 22 (4.97%) Risk Management
12 20 (4.51%) ITIL V3
13 17 (3.84%) Line Management
14 16 (3.61%) Performance Management
15 15 (3.39%) Mentoring
15 15 (3.39%) Coaching
15 15 (3.39%) Configuration Management
15 15 (3.39%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.29%) SQL
2 14 (3.16%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.93%) Perl
4 8 (1.81%) Shell Script
5 7 (1.58%) Java
6 5 (1.13%) C
7 3 (0.68%) COBOL
7 3 (0.68%) VB
8 2 (0.45%) VBA
8 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.45%) C#
8 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.23%) C++
9 1 (0.23%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 76 (17.16%) Security Cleared
2 57 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 51 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (10.16%) ITIL Certification
4 45 (10.16%) MCSE
5 28 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (5.87%) CCNA
7 25 (5.64%) MCP
8 22 (4.97%) Degree
9 19 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (3.84%) ISEB
11 16 (3.61%) CCNP
12 15 (3.39%) MCSA
12 15 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (3.39%) MCTS
13 13 (2.93%) MCITP
14 10 (2.26%) CISSP
15 8 (1.81%) ISEB Practitioner
16 6 (1.35%) PMI Certification
16 6 (1.35%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.71%) SLA
2 14 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.93%) QA
4 8 (1.81%) COBIT
5 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.45%) BS7799
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 94 (21.22%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.77%) XenApp
3 28 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (5.19%) XenDesktop
5 21 (4.74%) XenServer
6 18 (4.06%) Hyper-V
7 16 (3.61%) vSphere
8 10 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.13%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.23%) VMFS
10 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.23%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.23%) vCloud
10 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.23%) NFS
10 1 (0.23%) NDS
Systems Management
1 27 (6.09%) SCCM
2 15 (3.39%) SCOM
3 13 (2.93%) OpenView
4 12 (2.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.68%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.68%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.45%) CORE IMPACT
7 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.23%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 110 (24.83%) Microsoft
2 68 (15.35%) Citrix
3 63 (14.22%) VMware
4 56 (12.64%) HP
5 48 (10.84%) Cisco
6 19 (4.29%) Dell
7 17 (3.84%) Oracle
8 16 (3.61%) Avaya
8 16 (3.61%) Remedy
9 15 (3.39%) Compaq
10 14 (3.16%) Symantec
11 13 (2.93%) Lotus
11 13 (2.93%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.71%) EMC
12 12 (2.71%) Nortel
13 11 (2.48%) SAP
13 11 (2.48%) AppSense
14 10 (2.26%) IBM
15 9 (2.03%) NetApp
16 8 (1.81%) CA
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Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £500 - 535 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
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Rate: £450 - £535 per day
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Rate: £16.16 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: Excellent Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: From £38,500 to £48,000 per annum pro rata + benefits
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Greater Manchester
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Rate: £13 to £16 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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