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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 26 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing ITIL 226 224 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.56% 8.14% 7.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.90% 11.26% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 101 61
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +53.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £179 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £580 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 33
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.04 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% +36.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.80 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.56 £15.50 £17.94
% change year-on-year
+0.35% -13.60%
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
2538 1989 1671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.63% 72.27% 70.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1440 1019 861
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 117 90
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -6 86 £385 +20.31% 35
Cheshire -11 78 £375 -11.76% 17
Merseyside +15 40 £445 +11.25% 6
Lancashire -11 15 £380 +26.81% 1
Cumbria - 6 - - 1
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 145 (33.11%) Windows
2 118 (26.94%) Service Management
3 115 (26.26%) Microsoft
4 94 (21.46%) PRINCE2
5 82 (18.72%) MS Office
6 77 (17.58%) MS Excel
7 76 (17.35%) Finance
8 70 (15.98%) HP
9 68 (15.53%) SLA
10 67 (15.30%) Project Management
11 64 (14.61%) Active Directory
12 56 (12.79%) Security Cleared
13 51 (11.64%) Service Delivery
14 46 (10.50%) SC Cleared
15 44 (10.05%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (9.82%) UNIX
16 43 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
17 40 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (8.22%) Change Management
18 36 (8.22%) SharePoint
19 35 (7.99%) Oracle
20 33 (7.53%) Linux
20 33 (7.53%) IBM Notes
20 33 (7.53%) Citrix
20 33 (7.53%) Lotus
21 32 (7.31%) Windows 7
22 31 (7.08%) VMware
23 30 (6.85%) Local Government
23 30 (6.85%) ITSM
23 30 (6.85%) MCP

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 36 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.53%) IBM Notes
3 17 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.88%) IIS
4 14 (3.20%) CICS
5 8 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.14%) Apache
7 5 (1.14%) CMS
7 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.14%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.14%) Orchard CMS
7 5 (1.14%) Lync
7 5 (1.14%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.91%) iPlanet
9 3 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (0.68%) Site Server
Applications
1 82 (18.72%) MS Office
2 77 (17.58%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.74%) MS Project
5 8 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) SAP FI
1 5 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.68%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.14%) SaaS
3 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.46%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.62%) WAN
2 19 (4.34%) TCP/IP
2 19 (4.34%) DHCP
3 17 (3.88%) SAN
4 16 (3.65%) DNS
4 16 (3.65%) LAN
5 13 (2.97%) LDAP
5 13 (2.97%) Firewall
6 10 (2.28%) DMZ
7 8 (1.83%) VLAN
8 7 (1.60%) Network Security
8 7 (1.60%) VPN
9 5 (1.14%) Internet
9 5 (1.14%) 3G
9 5 (1.14%) Wireless
10 4 (0.91%) 4G
10 4 (0.91%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.91%) NAS
10 4 (0.91%) HSPA
10 4 (0.91%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.14%) RavenDB
5 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.91%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.68%) DB2
6 3 (0.68%) DataStage
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.46%) MS Access
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.23%) MySQL
8 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Visual Studio
1 5 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.46%) Toad
2 2 (0.46%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.46%) PVCS
3 1 (0.23%) Ant
General
1 76 (17.35%) Finance
2 30 (6.85%) Local Government
3 18 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.20%) Retail
5 13 (2.97%) Banking
6 7 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.14%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.14%) Legal
8 3 (0.68%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Advertising
9 2 (0.46%) Back Office
9 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (32.19%) Analyst
2 77 (17.58%) Service Analyst
3 63 (14.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 62 (14.16%) Project Manager
5 33 (7.53%) Service Manager
6 25 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 21 (4.79%) Architect
8 16 (3.65%) Delivery Manager
9 15 (3.42%) Services Delivery Manager
9 15 (3.42%) Consultant
10 13 (2.97%) Technical Specialist
10 13 (2.97%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (2.28%) ICT Project Manager
11 10 (2.28%) Administrator
12 9 (2.05%) Senior Project Manager
12 9 (2.05%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (2.05%) Senior Manager
12 9 (2.05%) Wintel Analyst
13 8 (1.83%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.05%) Web Services
2 8 (1.83%) XML
3 6 (1.37%) HTML
3 6 (1.37%) .NET
4 5 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (1.14%) Ajax
4 5 (1.14%) jQuery
4 5 (1.14%) LINQ
4 5 (1.14%) Lucene
4 5 (1.14%) XHTML
4 5 (1.14%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.14%) CSS
4 5 (1.14%) Middleware
4 5 (1.14%) SAML
4 5 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (1.14%) RESTful
4 5 (1.14%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.14%) Sinatra
5 3 (0.68%) SAP Basis
5 3 (0.68%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.97%) Mainframe
3 13 (2.97%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.74%) Clustering
5 9 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.83%) NHS
7 7 (1.60%) CMDB
7 7 (1.60%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (1.37%) Open Source
8 6 (1.37%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.37%) VSAM
8 6 (1.37%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.91%) Replication
10 3 (0.68%) Life Science
11 2 (0.46%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.46%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.46%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 145 (33.11%) Windows
2 43 (9.82%) UNIX
3 33 (7.53%) Linux
4 32 (7.31%) Windows 7
5 26 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (5.48%) Windows XP
7 20 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.51%) Windows NT
10 10 (2.28%) Apple iOS
10 10 (2.28%) AIX
11 6 (1.37%) Android
11 6 (1.37%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.37%) Solaris
12 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.68%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.23%) HPUX
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (26.94%) Service Management
2 94 (21.46%) PRINCE2
3 67 (15.30%) Project Management
4 51 (11.64%) Service Delivery
5 40 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (8.22%) Change Management
7 30 (6.85%) ITSM
8 25 (5.71%) Configuration Management
9 22 (5.02%) Incident Management
10 21 (4.79%) Migration
11 20 (4.57%) Risk Management
12 16 (3.65%) Supplier Management
13 15 (3.42%) Performance Management
14 14 (3.20%) Capacity Management
14 14 (3.20%) Problem Management
14 14 (3.20%) Matrix Management
15 13 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (2.97%) PRINCE
15 13 (2.97%) Mentoring
16 12 (2.74%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.48%) SQL
2 14 (3.20%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.51%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.60%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.60%) Java
5 6 (1.37%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.37%) C#
5 6 (1.37%) Ruby
6 5 (1.14%) COBOL
6 5 (1.14%) Perl
7 4 (0.91%) VBA
8 3 (0.68%) VB
8 3 (0.68%) C
8 3 (0.68%) Python
9 2 (0.46%) PHP
9 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.23%) Jython
10 1 (0.23%) VBScript
10 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.50%) SC Cleared
3 44 (10.05%) ITIL Certification
4 30 (6.85%) MCP
5 25 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 22 (5.02%) Degree
7 18 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (3.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (2.74%) MCSE
10 11 (2.51%) ISEB
11 9 (2.05%) MCITP
11 9 (2.05%) CCNP
11 9 (2.05%) CISSP
12 8 (1.83%) VCP4
12 8 (1.83%) PMI Certification
12 8 (1.83%) CCNA
13 7 (1.60%) MCSA
13 7 (1.60%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (15.53%) SLA
2 10 (2.28%) QA
3 8 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.91%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 64 (14.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.97%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.74%) XenApp
4 8 (1.83%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.37%) DFS Replication
5 6 (1.37%) Firmware
6 5 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.14%) XenServer
7 4 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.68%) NFS
8 3 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.46%) vSphere
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (6.16%) OpenView
2 26 (5.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 16 (3.65%) SCCM
4 12 (2.74%) CA Single Sign-On
5 9 (2.05%) SCOM
6 6 (1.37%) Nessus
6 6 (1.37%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.68%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.46%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.46%) MOM
9 2 (0.46%) Nagios
9 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.23%) OVSD
10 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.23%) Legato
10 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 115 (26.26%) Microsoft
2 70 (15.98%) HP
3 35 (7.99%) Oracle
4 33 (7.53%) Citrix
4 33 (7.53%) Lotus
5 31 (7.08%) VMware
6 22 (5.02%) IBM
7 20 (4.57%) Cisco
8 16 (3.65%) SAP
9 15 (3.42%) EMC
10 13 (2.97%) Dell
10 13 (2.97%) Remedy
11 11 (2.51%) Apple
12 8 (1.83%) CA
13 7 (1.60%) Sun
13 7 (1.60%) ArcSight
14 6 (1.37%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.37%) Symantec
14 6 (1.37%) Nortel
14 6 (1.37%) Avaya
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