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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 23 24 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing ITIL 229 225 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.15% 7.32% 9.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.05% 10.10% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 96 82
Average daily rate
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£350 £272 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.55% -7.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £120 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £582 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £23.15 £25.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.36% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.02 £39.00 £44.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
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
2845 2227 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.42% 72.49% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1628 1170 834
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 109 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.32 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +15 123 £325 +24.52% 59
Cheshire -20 48 £400 +25.00% 19
Lancashire -11 24 £300 +20.00% 3
Merseyside +4 23 £400 +25.49% 6
Cumbria -9 2 £505 +102.00% 2
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 140 (30.57%) Windows
2 114 (24.89%) Microsoft
3 105 (22.93%) Service Management
4 98 (21.40%) PRINCE2
5 90 (19.65%) ITIL Certification
5 90 (19.65%) Finance
6 78 (17.03%) Project Management
7 70 (15.28%) MS Excel
8 68 (14.85%) MS Office
9 66 (14.41%) Active Directory
10 60 (13.10%) Citrix
11 59 (12.88%) SLA
12 58 (12.66%) Service Delivery
13 56 (12.23%) VMware
14 54 (11.79%) Security Cleared
15 52 (11.35%) HP
16 51 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
17 45 (9.83%) Change Management
18 44 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
19 43 (9.39%) WAN
19 43 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (8.95%) Cisco
21 39 (8.52%) Windows 7
22 38 (8.30%) Incident Management
22 38 (8.30%) Migration
23 37 (8.08%) SharePoint
23 37 (8.08%) SC Cleared
24 35 (7.64%) UNIX
24 35 (7.64%) Firewall
25 34 (7.42%) Oracle

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 37 (8.08%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.37%) IIS
3 16 (3.49%) MS Exchange
4 14 (3.06%) IBM Notes
5 9 (1.97%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.75%) CICS
7 4 (0.87%) iPlanet
8 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.66%) TPMS
8 3 (0.66%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.66%) Site Server
8 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.44%) Orchard CMS
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 70 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 68 (14.85%) MS Office
3 19 (4.15%) MS Project
4 15 (3.28%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.66%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.66%) Office 365
2 3 (0.66%) SaaS
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.22%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.22%) Symantec.cloud
4 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.39%) WAN
2 35 (7.64%) Firewall
3 27 (5.90%) SSL
4 25 (5.46%) LAN
5 23 (5.02%) DNS
5 23 (5.02%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (4.80%) SAN
7 20 (4.37%) Network Security
8 19 (4.15%) DHCP
9 17 (3.71%) TCP/IP
10 13 (2.84%) LDAP
11 11 (2.40%) Internet
12 7 (1.53%) Wireless
12 7 (1.53%) VPN
12 7 (1.53%) HTTP
12 7 (1.53%) NAS
13 6 (1.31%) VLAN
14 5 (1.09%) SMTP
15 4 (0.87%) GPRS
15 4 (0.87%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.66%) DataStage
4 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.44%) RavenDB
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.44%) DB2
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.22%) MySQL
6 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.22%) MS Access
6 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.44%) Toad
1 2 (0.44%) Subversion
1 2 (0.44%) Maven
1 2 (0.44%) StarTeam
1 2 (0.44%) Selenium
1 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.22%) JMeter
2 1 (0.22%) Ant
2 1 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 90 (19.65%) Finance
2 25 (5.46%) Local Government
3 21 (4.59%) Banking
4 14 (3.06%) Retail
5 13 (2.84%) Legal
6 10 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.97%) Law
8 5 (1.09%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.44%) Publishing
10 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 140 (30.57%) Analyst
2 66 (14.41%) Project Manager
3 59 (12.88%) Service Analyst
4 46 (10.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 39 (8.52%) Service Manager
6 26 (5.68%) Support Analyst
7 20 (4.37%) 1st Line Support
8 18 (3.93%) Security Analyst
8 18 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (3.93%) Technical Analyst
9 14 (3.06%) Architect
10 13 (2.84%) Technical Specialist
10 13 (2.84%) Infrastructure Manager
11 12 (2.62%) Consultant
12 11 (2.40%) Support Engineer
12 11 (2.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 11 (2.40%) Administrator
12 11 (2.40%) Transition Manager
12 11 (2.40%) ICT Project Manager
12 11 (2.40%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.75%) HTML
2 6 (1.31%) .NET
3 4 (0.87%) Web Services
3 4 (0.87%) XML
4 3 (0.66%) Rendezvous
4 3 (0.66%) Middleware
4 3 (0.66%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (0.44%) XML Messaging
5 2 (0.44%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.44%) Lucene
5 2 (0.44%) Ajax
5 2 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (0.44%) LINQ
5 2 (0.44%) jQuery
5 2 (0.44%) RESTful
5 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.44%) Sinatra
5 2 (0.44%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.44%) ODBC
5 2 (0.44%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.21%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.80%) PKI
4 20 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.97%) PMI
5 9 (1.97%) Thin Client
5 9 (1.97%) Blackberry
5 9 (1.97%) CMDB
5 9 (1.97%) Fat Client
6 8 (1.75%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.53%) NHS
8 6 (1.31%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.31%) Clustering
8 6 (1.31%) VSAM
9 5 (1.09%) Life Science
9 5 (1.09%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.87%) BYOD
10 4 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.87%) SecurID
11 3 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 140 (30.57%) Windows
2 39 (8.52%) Windows 7
3 35 (7.64%) UNIX
4 32 (6.99%) Linux
4 32 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (6.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.71%) Windows XP
7 15 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.97%) AIX
9 7 (1.53%) Solaris
10 6 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.09%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.22%) Android
14 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (22.93%) Service Management
2 98 (21.40%) PRINCE2
3 78 (17.03%) Project Management
4 58 (12.66%) Service Delivery
5 45 (9.83%) Change Management
6 44 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (8.30%) Migration
7 38 (8.30%) Incident Management
8 24 (5.24%) Kalman Filter
9 23 (5.02%) Supplier Management
10 22 (4.80%) Problem Management
10 22 (4.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 21 (4.59%) ITSM
11 21 (4.59%) Configuration Management
11 21 (4.59%) SIEM
12 18 (3.93%) Penetration Testing
13 17 (3.71%) Security Patching
14 15 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (3.28%) Project Planning
14 15 (3.28%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.55%) SQL
2 11 (2.40%) Shell Script
3 9 (1.97%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.75%) VBA
5 6 (1.31%) Java
6 5 (1.09%) COBOL
7 4 (0.87%) Perl
8 3 (0.66%) PHP
8 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.66%) C#
8 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.66%) Ruby
9 2 (0.44%) Jython
9 2 (0.44%) VBScript
9 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.22%) Python
10 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 90 (19.65%) ITIL Certification
2 54 (11.79%) Security Cleared
3 51 (11.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (8.08%) SC Cleared
5 31 (6.77%) MCP
6 27 (5.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 26 (5.68%) Degree
7 26 (5.68%) CISSP
8 23 (5.02%) CISM
9 20 (4.37%) CISMP
10 18 (3.93%) MCSE
10 18 (3.93%) MCITP
11 15 (3.28%) CCENT
12 14 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (2.84%) PMI Certification
13 13 (2.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (2.62%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (2.18%) MCSA
16 10 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (12.88%) SLA
2 33 (7.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (5.68%) QA
4 6 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.09%) COBIT
6 4 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 66 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.28%) XenApp
4 10 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.75%) vSphere
5 8 (1.75%) XenServer
5 8 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.53%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.87%) MetaFrame
8 4 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.66%) NFS
9 3 (0.66%) Firmware
10 1 (0.22%) Samba
10 1 (0.22%) Xen
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (3.28%) OpenView
2 12 (2.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (2.62%) CA Single Sign-On
2 12 (2.62%) SCCM
3 5 (1.09%) SCOM
3 5 (1.09%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.66%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.44%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.44%) MOM
6 2 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.44%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.22%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.22%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.22%) Opsview
Vendors
1 114 (24.89%) Microsoft
2 60 (13.10%) Citrix
3 56 (12.23%) VMware
4 52 (11.35%) HP
5 41 (8.95%) Cisco
6 34 (7.42%) Oracle
7 23 (5.02%) CheckPoint
8 22 (4.80%) Kaspersky
9 21 (4.59%) Clearswift
10 14 (3.06%) Lotus
11 12 (2.62%) IBM
11 12 (2.62%) SAP
11 12 (2.62%) Dell
12 10 (2.18%) EMC
12 10 (2.18%) Symantec
12 10 (2.18%) Remedy
12 10 (2.18%) McAfee
13 9 (1.97%) Sun
14 8 (1.75%) NetApp
14 8 (1.75%) CA
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