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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 21 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing ITIL 193 223 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.26% 8.27% 6.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.49% 11.36% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 97 61
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£325 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £198 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £580 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 27
Average hourly rate £21.50 £25.04 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.13% +36.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.73 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £45.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.25 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+3.11% -13.15%
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
2274 1963 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.76% 72.78% 66.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1353 1000 942
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 83
Average hourly rate £26.50 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -1 80 £381 +24.48% 50
Cheshire -11 62 £295 -30.58% 19
Merseyside +4 25 £258 -35.62% 11
Lancashire -7 16 £440 +35.38% 6
Cumbria - 3 - - 3
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (31.89%) Windows
2 117 (26.65%) Service Management
3 102 (23.23%) Microsoft
4 79 (18.00%) Finance
5 71 (16.17%) PRINCE2
6 70 (15.95%) MS Office
7 69 (15.72%) MS Excel
7 69 (15.72%) SLA
7 69 (15.72%) Security Cleared
8 67 (15.26%) Service Delivery
9 66 (15.03%) Active Directory
10 59 (13.44%) HP
11 58 (13.21%) Project Management
12 55 (12.53%) SC Cleared
13 46 (10.48%) Linux
14 44 (10.02%) ITIL Certification
15 43 (9.79%) UNIX
16 41 (9.34%) ITSM
17 39 (8.88%) Citrix
18 37 (8.43%) VMware
19 34 (7.74%) Cisco
20 33 (7.52%) Risk Management
21 32 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
22 31 (7.06%) SharePoint
23 30 (6.83%) IBM Notes
23 30 (6.83%) Lotus
23 30 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
24 29 (6.61%) Change Management
24 29 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
25 26 (5.92%) WAN

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 31 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.83%) IBM Notes
3 17 (3.87%) IIS
4 15 (3.42%) MS Exchange
5 13 (2.96%) CICS
6 10 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.82%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.37%) Lync
9 5 (1.14%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.14%) Orchard CMS
9 5 (1.14%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.14%) Apache
9 5 (1.14%) CMS
9 5 (1.14%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.91%) Site Server
10 4 (0.91%) iPlanet
11 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.68%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 70 (15.95%) MS Office
2 69 (15.72%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.37%) MS Project
3 6 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.37%) assyst
2 5 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.14%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.14%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.68%) TRIRIGA
4 3 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.14%) SaaS
3 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.46%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.92%) WAN
2 22 (5.01%) SAN
3 18 (4.10%) DHCP
4 17 (3.87%) LAN
5 16 (3.64%) DNS
6 14 (3.19%) LDAP
6 14 (3.19%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.96%) Firewall
8 10 (2.28%) VPN
9 9 (2.05%) DMZ
10 8 (1.82%) VLAN
11 6 (1.37%) Network Security
12 4 (0.91%) HTTP
12 4 (0.91%) SMS
13 3 (0.68%) SMTP
13 3 (0.68%) SSL
13 3 (0.68%) Wireless
14 2 (0.46%) Intranet
14 2 (0.46%) Internet
14 2 (0.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.82%) RDBMS
2 8 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.59%) DB2
4 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.14%) RavenDB
5 5 (1.14%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.68%) DataStage
8 2 (0.46%) MS Access
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.23%) MySQL
9 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.23%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.46%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.46%) PVCS
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.23%) Toad
3 1 (0.23%) Ant
General
1 79 (18.00%) Finance
2 19 (4.33%) Local Government
3 16 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.51%) Retail
5 9 (2.05%) Banking
6 6 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.91%) Legal
7 4 (0.91%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.46%) Back Office
8 2 (0.46%) Advertising
8 2 (0.46%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 134 (30.52%) Analyst
2 70 (15.95%) Service Analyst
3 58 (13.21%) Service Desk Analyst
4 43 (9.79%) Service Manager
5 39 (8.88%) Project Manager
6 30 (6.83%) Architect
7 25 (5.69%) Delivery Manager
8 23 (5.24%) Services Delivery Manager
9 18 (4.10%) Support Analyst
10 17 (3.87%) Consultant
11 13 (2.96%) Technical Specialist
12 12 (2.73%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (2.73%) Transition Manager
13 11 (2.51%) Administrator
14 10 (2.28%) Operations Manager
15 9 (2.05%) Service Transition Manager
15 9 (2.05%) Enterprise Architect
15 9 (2.05%) Business Analyst
16 8 (1.82%) Developer
16 8 (1.82%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.82%) Web Services
1 8 (1.82%) XML
2 6 (1.37%) Middleware
2 6 (1.37%) HTML
2 6 (1.37%) Regular Expression
3 5 (1.14%) RESTful
3 5 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (1.14%) Sinatra
3 5 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (1.14%) Ajax
3 5 (1.14%) jQuery
3 5 (1.14%) LINQ
3 5 (1.14%) Lucene
3 5 (1.14%) SAP Basis
3 5 (1.14%) XHTML
3 5 (1.14%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.14%) CSS
3 5 (1.14%) .NET
3 5 (1.14%) SAML
4 3 (0.68%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.73%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.73%) Performance Metrics
4 11 (2.51%) Mainframe
4 11 (2.51%) Clustering
5 9 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.05%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.37%) NHS
6 6 (1.37%) VSAM
6 6 (1.37%) Open Source
7 5 (1.14%) CMDB
7 5 (1.14%) Life Science
7 5 (1.14%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.14%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.91%) Replication
8 4 (0.91%) PMI
8 4 (0.91%) iPad
9 2 (0.46%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 140 (31.89%) Windows
2 46 (10.48%) Linux
3 43 (9.79%) UNIX
4 26 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (5.92%) Windows 7
5 21 (4.78%) Windows XP
6 20 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.51%) Windows NT
9 9 (2.05%) AIX
10 7 (1.59%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.37%) Solaris
11 6 (1.37%) Android
12 4 (0.91%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (26.65%) Service Management
2 71 (16.17%) PRINCE2
3 67 (15.26%) Service Delivery
4 58 (13.21%) Project Management
5 41 (9.34%) ITSM
6 33 (7.52%) Risk Management
7 30 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (6.61%) Change Management
9 24 (5.47%) Supplier Management
10 23 (5.24%) Incident Management
11 22 (5.01%) Configuration Management
12 21 (4.78%) Problem Management
13 17 (3.87%) Migration
14 16 (3.64%) Mentoring
15 14 (3.19%) Information Security
15 14 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (2.96%) Release Management
16 13 (2.96%) CRM
17 12 (2.73%) PRINCE
17 12 (2.73%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.10%) SQL
2 11 (2.51%) Shell Script
3 10 (2.28%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.59%) Java
5 6 (1.37%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.37%) C
5 6 (1.37%) C#
5 6 (1.37%) Ruby
6 5 (1.14%) COBOL
6 5 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.91%) Perl
8 3 (0.68%) VB
8 3 (0.68%) Python
9 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (15.72%) Security Cleared
2 55 (12.53%) SC Cleared
3 44 (10.02%) ITIL Certification
4 29 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (5.69%) MCP
6 21 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.10%) CCNA
7 18 (4.10%) CCNP
8 17 (3.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (3.87%) MCSE
8 17 (3.87%) Degree
9 14 (3.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 12 (2.73%) CISSP
11 12 (2.73%) ISEB
12 10 (2.28%) PMI Certification
13 9 (2.05%) MCITP
14 8 (1.82%) PMP
15 7 (1.59%) MCSA
16 6 (1.37%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (15.72%) SLA
2 11 (2.51%) QA
2 11 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.37%) COBIT
4 4 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 66 (15.03%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.73%) Hyper-V
2 12 (2.73%) XenApp
3 11 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.82%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.37%) Firmware
6 5 (1.14%) DFS Replication
6 5 (1.14%) XenServer
6 5 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.68%) NFS
9 2 (0.46%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.23%) vSphere
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 24 (5.47%) OpenView
2 23 (5.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 16 (3.64%) SCCM
4 12 (2.73%) CA SiteMinder
5 10 (2.28%) SCOM
6 6 (1.37%) Nessus
7 5 (1.14%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.68%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.46%) MOM
9 2 (0.46%) Nagios
10 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.23%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.23%) Opsview
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.23%) Puppet
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 102 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 59 (13.44%) HP
3 39 (8.88%) Citrix
4 37 (8.43%) VMware
5 34 (7.74%) Cisco
6 30 (6.83%) Lotus
7 26 (5.92%) Oracle
8 22 (5.01%) IBM
9 21 (4.78%) SAP
10 17 (3.87%) Avaya
11 15 (3.42%) EMC
12 13 (2.96%) Dell
13 12 (2.73%) Remedy
13 12 (2.73%) Nortel
14 11 (2.51%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.82%) CA
16 7 (1.59%) ArcSight
17 6 (1.37%) Sun
18 5 (1.14%) SolarWinds
18 5 (1.14%) Apple
Carlisle, Cumbria
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Market DOE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £650 - 725 per day + .
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £415.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago