The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 27 14 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing ITIL 180 241 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.97% 8.95% 5.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.59% 12.62% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 111 57
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £303 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.82% +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £160 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.54 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% +12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.42 £48.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.80% +16.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2096 1910 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.50% 70.92% 65.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 950 1120
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
ITIL
England

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 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(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
Cheshire -4 77 £300 -7.69% 14
Manchester -15 61 £195 -34.45% 28
Lancashire -12 24 £280 -6.67% 4
Merseyside +4 8 £475 +2.26% 5
Cumbria -2 1 - - 4
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 154 (36.84%) Windows
2 113 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 93 (22.25%) Active Directory
4 90 (21.53%) Service Management
5 80 (19.14%) Finance
6 72 (17.22%) Security Cleared
7 71 (16.99%) Citrix
8 60 (14.35%) HP
8 60 (14.35%) VMware
9 59 (14.11%) SC Cleared
10 54 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (12.92%) MS Excel
11 53 (12.68%) PRINCE2
11 53 (12.68%) Project Management
12 52 (12.44%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (11.00%) Change Management
14 44 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 44 (10.53%) SLA
14 44 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 44 (10.53%) MS Office
15 43 (10.29%) Service Delivery
16 42 (10.05%) Windows 7
17 37 (8.85%) MCSE
18 35 (8.37%) DHCP
18 35 (8.37%) UNIX
18 35 (8.37%) DNS
18 35 (8.37%) Migration
19 33 (7.89%) XenApp
19 33 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
20 32 (7.66%) Cisco

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.98%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.83%) IBM Notes
4 15 (3.59%) Lync
5 11 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.91%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.91%) TIBCO EMS
6 8 (1.91%) CICS
6 8 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.96%) IIS
10 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.48%) Apache
12 1 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (12.92%) MS Excel
2 44 (10.53%) MS Office
3 16 (3.83%) MS Project
4 10 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.96%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.24%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.20%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.37%) DHCP
1 35 (8.37%) DNS
2 30 (7.18%) SAN
3 24 (5.74%) LAN
4 17 (4.07%) VPN
4 17 (4.07%) Firewall
5 15 (3.59%) WAN
6 13 (3.11%) Wireless
7 11 (2.63%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.39%) VoIP
9 7 (1.67%) SMS
9 7 (1.67%) VLAN
10 6 (1.44%) SSL
10 6 (1.44%) Intranet
11 5 (1.20%) Network Security
11 5 (1.20%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.96%) NAS
12 4 (0.96%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.67%) RDBMS
2 7 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.96%) Ingres
6 3 (0.72%) MS Access
7 2 (0.48%) DataStage
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.24%) MSDE
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.24%) MySQL
8 1 (0.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (1.44%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.48%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 80 (19.14%) Finance
2 30 (7.18%) Banking
2 30 (7.18%) Local Government
3 12 (2.87%) Retail
4 11 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.20%) Marketing
7 3 (0.72%) Back Office
8 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
8 2 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 129 (30.86%) Analyst
2 43 (10.29%) Service Analyst
3 41 (9.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (7.42%) Service Manager
5 30 (7.18%) Project Manager
6 25 (5.98%) Architect
7 23 (5.50%) Support Engineer
8 22 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 17 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.11%) Programme Manager
11 12 (2.87%) Server Engineer
11 12 (2.87%) Enterprise Architect
11 12 (2.87%) Delivery Manager
12 11 (2.63%) Senior Manager
12 11 (2.63%) Services Delivery Manager
12 11 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (2.39%) Consultant
14 9 (2.15%) Desktop Support
14 9 (2.15%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.87%) Regular Expression
2 10 (2.39%) Middleware
3 9 (2.15%) Web Services
4 8 (1.91%) .NET
4 8 (1.91%) Rendezvous
5 5 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.72%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.48%) HTML
7 2 (0.48%) CSS
8 1 (0.24%) JDBC
8 1 (0.24%) J2EE
8 1 (0.24%) XML
8 1 (0.24%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.35%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.11%) Clustering
3 12 (2.87%) CMDB
4 9 (2.15%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.15%) Thin Client
5 8 (1.91%) iPad
6 7 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.96%) Replication
7 4 (0.96%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.72%) PKI
8 3 (0.72%) iPhone
8 3 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.72%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.48%) PMI
9 2 (0.48%) NHS
9 2 (0.48%) Firmware
9 2 (0.48%) GIS
9 2 (0.48%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 154 (36.84%) Windows
2 54 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (10.05%) Windows 7
5 35 (8.37%) UNIX
6 29 (6.94%) Windows XP
7 23 (5.50%) Linux
8 15 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.39%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.44%) AIX
11 5 (1.20%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.96%) Solaris
13 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.48%) Android
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.24%) Tru64
14 1 (0.24%) SUSE
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (21.53%) Service Management
2 53 (12.68%) Project Management
2 53 (12.68%) PRINCE2
3 46 (11.00%) Change Management
4 43 (10.29%) Service Delivery
5 35 (8.37%) Migration
6 26 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (5.98%) Information Security
7 25 (5.98%) Incident Management
8 20 (4.78%) Supplier Management
8 20 (4.78%) Performance Management
9 18 (4.31%) Problem Management
10 14 (3.35%) ITIL V3
10 14 (3.35%) Capacity Management
11 13 (3.11%) Configuration Management
12 12 (2.87%) Data Management
13 10 (2.39%) Validation
13 10 (2.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (2.15%) Risk Management
14 9 (2.15%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.70%) SQL
2 16 (3.83%) Shell Script
3 14 (3.35%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.87%) Perl
5 7 (1.67%) Java
6 3 (0.72%) VB
7 2 (0.48%) VBA
7 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.48%) C#
7 2 (0.48%) COBOL
8 1 (0.24%) C
8 1 (0.24%) C++
8 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.24%) ABAP
8 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (17.22%) Security Cleared
2 59 (14.11%) SC Cleared
3 52 (12.44%) ITIL Certification
4 44 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (8.85%) MCSE
6 27 (6.46%) MCP
7 24 (5.74%) Degree
8 16 (3.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 15 (3.59%) ISEB
9 15 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (3.35%) MCTS
11 13 (3.11%) CCNA
12 12 (2.87%) MCSA
12 12 (2.87%) MCITP
13 10 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (1.91%) CISSP
14 8 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
16 5 (1.20%) CISMP
16 5 (1.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.53%) SLA
2 11 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.39%) COBIT
3 10 (2.39%) QA
4 5 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.48%) BS7799
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 93 (22.25%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (7.89%) XenApp
3 21 (5.02%) XenDesktop
4 19 (4.55%) XenServer
5 18 (4.31%) Hyper-V
6 17 (4.07%) vSphere
7 10 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.20%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.24%) NDS
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.24%) VMFS
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 28 (6.70%) SCCM
2 14 (3.35%) SCOM
2 14 (3.35%) OpenView
2 14 (3.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (2.15%) BladeLogic
4 7 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.20%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.20%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.96%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.72%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.72%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (0.72%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.48%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.48%) WSUS
8 2 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.24%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 113 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 71 (16.99%) Citrix
3 60 (14.35%) HP
3 60 (14.35%) VMware
4 32 (7.66%) Cisco
5 26 (6.22%) Oracle
6 19 (4.55%) Dell
7 18 (4.31%) Symantec
8 16 (3.83%) Lotus
8 16 (3.83%) Splunk
9 15 (3.59%) Compaq
9 15 (3.59%) Remedy
10 14 (3.35%) IBM
11 13 (3.11%) CheckPoint
12 11 (2.63%) AppSense
12 11 (2.63%) NetApp
12 11 (2.63%) Cyber-Ark
13 10 (2.39%) SAP
13 10 (2.39%) EMC
13 10 (2.39%) McAfee
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: £500 to £595 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: £12 to £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £230 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Wirral
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Posted: 19 days ago