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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 18 29 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing ITIL 292 188 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.35% 6.05% 8.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.51% 8.24% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 84 116
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £115 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £534 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 37
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £43.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.77 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.38%
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
3070 2282 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 77.29% 73.45% 71.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1855 1228 1008
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 104 97
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £12.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £54.75 £44.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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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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
Manchester +18 157 £320 +64.10% 59
Cheshire -8 57 £400 +33.33% 12
Merseyside +5 33 £450 -5.26% 6
Lancashire +5 30 £375 +25.00% 3
Cumbria -14 4 £350 - 3
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 159 (30.40%) Microsoft
2 155 (29.64%) Windows
3 117 (22.37%) Finance
4 103 (19.69%) PRINCE2
5 102 (19.50%) ITIL Certification
6 97 (18.55%) Service Management
7 92 (17.59%) Active Directory
8 90 (17.21%) VMware
9 82 (15.68%) Project Management
9 82 (15.68%) Citrix
10 77 (14.72%) MS Office
11 76 (14.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 75 (14.34%) MS Excel
13 65 (12.43%) Windows 7
14 59 (11.28%) Service Delivery
14 59 (11.28%) Security Cleared
15 58 (11.09%) Migration
16 54 (10.33%) SLA
17 53 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 53 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
18 51 (9.75%) SQL
19 50 (9.56%) Cisco
20 48 (9.18%) Change Management
21 47 (8.99%) Incident Management
21 47 (8.99%) Data Centre
22 45 (8.60%) WAN
23 42 (8.03%) Firewall
24 41 (7.84%) HP
24 41 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
25 36 (6.88%) ISO/IEC 27001

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 30 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.44%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.49%) CICS
4 12 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.10%) Lync
6 9 (1.72%) IIS
7 8 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.34%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.34%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.57%) TPMS
10 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.19%) Apache
12 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 77 (14.72%) MS Office
2 75 (14.34%) MS Excel
3 22 (4.21%) MS Project
4 20 (3.82%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.19%) Maximo
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.34%) Office 365
2 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.38%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.60%) WAN
2 42 (8.03%) Firewall
3 35 (6.69%) SSL
4 31 (5.93%) DNS
5 29 (5.54%) SAN
6 27 (5.16%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (4.59%) DHCP
8 23 (4.40%) LAN
9 20 (3.82%) Network Security
10 18 (3.44%) TCP/IP
11 12 (2.29%) Internet
11 12 (2.29%) NAS
12 9 (1.72%) Wireless
12 9 (1.72%) HTTP
13 8 (1.53%) SMTP
13 8 (1.53%) FTP
14 7 (1.34%) VPN
15 6 (1.15%) Intranet
16 4 (0.76%) 3G
16 4 (0.76%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.53%) DataStage
6 5 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.38%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (0.38%) JUnit
3 2 (0.38%) Toad
3 2 (0.38%) JMeter
3 2 (0.38%) Subversion
3 2 (0.38%) Maven
3 2 (0.38%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.38%) Selenium
3 2 (0.38%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
General
1 117 (22.37%) Finance
2 29 (5.54%) Banking
3 26 (4.97%) Local Government
4 16 (3.06%) Retail
5 13 (2.49%) Legal
6 10 (1.91%) Law
6 10 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.57%) Publishing
8 3 (0.57%) Billing
9 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Marketing
9 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.38%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Military
10 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (30.21%) Analyst
2 58 (11.09%) Project Manager
2 58 (11.09%) Service Analyst
3 40 (7.65%) Service Manager
4 37 (7.07%) Service Desk Analyst
5 32 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 27 (5.16%) Support Engineer
7 25 (4.78%) Architect
8 24 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (4.59%) Technical Analyst
9 22 (4.21%) Security Analyst
9 22 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
10 19 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (3.25%) Consultant
12 16 (3.06%) Business Analyst
13 14 (2.68%) Team Leader
14 13 (2.49%) ICT Project Manager
15 12 (2.29%) Service Desk Team Leader
16 11 (2.10%) Service Transition Manager
16 11 (2.10%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.10%) HTML
1 11 (2.10%) Middleware
2 10 (1.91%) XML
3 6 (1.15%) Web Services
4 5 (0.96%) EDI
5 4 (0.76%) .NET
6 2 (0.38%) JSP
6 2 (0.38%) ODBC
6 2 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.54%) PKI
4 18 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.10%) Clustering
5 11 (2.10%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.72%) VSAM
7 8 (1.53%) PMI
8 7 (1.34%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.34%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.34%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.34%) Life Science
9 6 (1.15%) CMDB
9 6 (1.15%) Device Driver
10 5 (0.96%) NHS
10 5 (0.96%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.96%) BYOD
11 4 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 155 (29.64%) Windows
2 65 (12.43%) Windows 7
3 41 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (5.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (4.78%) UNIX
6 24 (4.59%) Windows XP
7 23 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (3.06%) Linux
9 11 (2.10%) AIX
9 11 (2.10%) Solaris
10 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.57%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.38%) zOS
13 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (19.69%) PRINCE2
2 97 (18.55%) Service Management
3 82 (15.68%) Project Management
4 59 (11.28%) Service Delivery
5 58 (11.09%) Migration
6 53 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (9.18%) Change Management
8 47 (8.99%) Incident Management
9 33 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (5.93%) Problem Management
11 27 (5.16%) Kalman Filter
12 26 (4.97%) SIEM
12 26 (4.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 23 (4.40%) Risk Management
14 22 (4.21%) ITSM
15 21 (4.02%) Penetration Testing
15 21 (4.02%) Supplier Management
15 21 (4.02%) Project Planning
16 20 (3.82%) Security Patching
17 18 (3.44%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.75%) SQL
2 21 (4.02%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.10%) VBScript
4 8 (1.53%) COBOL
4 8 (1.53%) Java
5 6 (1.15%) VBA
6 3 (0.57%) Perl
6 3 (0.57%) PHP
7 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.38%) C
7 2 (0.38%) C#
7 2 (0.38%) Jython
8 1 (0.19%) VB
8 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 102 (19.50%) ITIL Certification
2 76 (14.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (11.28%) Security Cleared
4 35 (6.69%) SC Cleared
5 34 (6.50%) MCITP
6 28 (5.35%) MCP
7 27 (5.16%) MCSA
7 27 (5.16%) CISSP
8 25 (4.78%) Degree
8 25 (4.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 24 (4.59%) CISM
9 24 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (4.21%) MCSE
10 22 (4.21%) CISMP
11 20 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (3.44%) Citrix Certification
13 17 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 15 (2.87%) CCENT
15 14 (2.68%) CCNA
16 13 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (10.33%) SLA
2 36 (6.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (6.69%) QA
4 6 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.57%) COBIT
5 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.38%) GMP
6 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 92 (17.59%) Active Directory
2 53 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.21%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.82%) XenApp
5 12 (2.29%) XenServer
6 10 (1.91%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.72%) vSphere
7 9 (1.72%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.34%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.96%) Firmware
11 4 (0.76%) MetaFrame
11 4 (0.76%) Xen
11 4 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.57%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
13 2 (0.38%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 2 (0.38%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 31 (5.93%) SCCM
2 14 (2.68%) SCOM
3 10 (1.91%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.34%) OpenView
5 5 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.57%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.38%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.38%) zSecure
8 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.38%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.19%) logstash
9 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 159 (30.40%) Microsoft
2 90 (17.21%) VMware
3 82 (15.68%) Citrix
4 50 (9.56%) Cisco
5 41 (7.84%) HP
6 34 (6.50%) Oracle
7 26 (4.97%) CheckPoint
8 25 (4.78%) Kaspersky
9 23 (4.40%) Clearswift
10 22 (4.21%) Symantec
11 19 (3.63%) McAfee
12 18 (3.44%) IBM
13 11 (2.10%) Dell
13 11 (2.10%) NetApp
13 11 (2.10%) AppSense
14 10 (1.91%) CA
15 9 (1.72%) Sophos
16 7 (1.34%) Remedy
16 7 (1.34%) Lotus
16 7 (1.34%) Veeam
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