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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 23 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing ITIL 197 223 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.14% 7.87% 6.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.35% 10.78% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 90 69
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£291 £356 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +29.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £631 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 25
Average hourly rate £16.75 £28.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.73% +33.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.24 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £44.97 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -12.85%
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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -7 84 £340 +24.20% 25
Cheshire -7 66 £200 -52.94% 12
Merseyside +12 29 £203 -49.37% 3
Lancashire -19 12 £256 -11.63% 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 138 (31.87%) Windows
2 112 (25.87%) Microsoft
3 106 (24.48%) Service Management
4 77 (17.78%) Security Cleared
5 72 (16.63%) Finance
5 72 (16.63%) Active Directory
6 70 (16.17%) MS Office
7 66 (15.24%) MS Excel
8 65 (15.01%) Service Delivery
9 62 (14.32%) PRINCE2
9 62 (14.32%) SLA
9 62 (14.32%) SC Cleared
10 59 (13.63%) HP
10 59 (13.63%) Project Management
11 50 (11.55%) ITIL Certification
12 48 (11.09%) Citrix
13 47 (10.85%) VMware
14 38 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
15 35 (8.08%) ITSM
15 35 (8.08%) Cisco
16 33 (7.62%) Risk Management
17 32 (7.39%) Windows 7
18 31 (7.16%) Linux
19 30 (6.93%) MCP
19 30 (6.93%) UNIX
19 30 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
20 29 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
21 28 (6.47%) IBM Notes
21 28 (6.47%) SharePoint
21 28 (6.47%) Lotus

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (6.47%) IBM Notes
1 28 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.16%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.54%) CICS
4 10 (2.31%) Lync
4 10 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.39%) Apache
5 6 (1.39%) IIS
5 6 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.15%) CMS
6 5 (1.15%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.15%) NetWeaver
6 5 (1.15%) Orchard CMS
6 5 (1.15%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.69%) Site Server
7 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 70 (16.17%) MS Office
2 66 (15.24%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.15%) MS Project
5 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.39%) assyst
2 5 (1.15%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.92%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.69%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.15%) SaaS
2 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.46%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.00%) WAN
1 26 (6.00%) SAN
2 18 (4.16%) LAN
2 18 (4.16%) DHCP
3 16 (3.70%) DNS
4 13 (3.00%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.54%) Firewall
6 10 (2.31%) VPN
7 8 (1.85%) DMZ
8 6 (1.39%) Network Security
9 5 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.15%) SMS
9 5 (1.15%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.15%) VLAN
10 4 (0.92%) LDAP
10 4 (0.92%) Wireless
11 3 (0.69%) VoIP
12 2 (0.46%) SMTP
12 2 (0.46%) SSL
12 2 (0.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.31%) RDBMS
2 10 (2.31%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.62%) DB2
4 5 (1.15%) SAP BW
4 5 (1.15%) RavenDB
5 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.46%) DataStage
6 2 (0.46%) MS Access
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.23%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Visual Studio
1 5 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.46%) PVCS
3 2 (0.46%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 72 (16.63%) Finance
2 21 (4.85%) Telecoms
2 21 (4.85%) Local Government
3 11 (2.54%) Retail
4 6 (1.39%) Banking
5 4 (0.92%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.69%) Legal
7 2 (0.46%) Law
7 2 (0.46%) Back Office
7 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) Military
8 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 144 (33.26%) Analyst
2 68 (15.70%) Service Analyst
3 57 (13.16%) Service Desk Analyst
4 39 (9.01%) Service Manager
5 36 (8.31%) Architect
6 33 (7.62%) Project Manager
7 22 (5.08%) Delivery Manager
8 20 (4.62%) Services Delivery Manager
9 19 (4.39%) Consultant
10 18 (4.16%) Support Analyst
11 15 (3.46%) Enterprise Architect
12 14 (3.23%) Transition Manager
13 12 (2.77%) 3rd Line Support
14 11 (2.54%) Support Engineer
15 10 (2.31%) Operations Manager
15 10 (2.31%) 1st Line Support
16 9 (2.08%) Developer
16 9 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 9 (2.08%) Team Leader
16 9 (2.08%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.08%) .NET
2 8 (1.85%) Regular Expression
3 7 (1.62%) CSS
3 7 (1.62%) Web Services
3 7 (1.62%) XML
3 7 (1.62%) HTML
4 5 (1.15%) LINQ
4 5 (1.15%) jQuery
4 5 (1.15%) SAP Basis
4 5 (1.15%) Lucene
4 5 (1.15%) Ajax
4 5 (1.15%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (1.15%) XHTML
4 5 (1.15%) SAML
4 5 (1.15%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.15%) RESTful
4 5 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (1.15%) Sinatra
5 4 (0.92%) Middleware
6 2 (0.46%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.00%) Performance Metrics
4 12 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.54%) Clustering
6 10 (2.31%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.85%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.62%) CMDB
10 6 (1.39%) NHS
11 5 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.15%) PMI
11 5 (1.15%) Life Science
11 5 (1.15%) Open Source
11 5 (1.15%) iPad
12 4 (0.92%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.92%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.69%) Replication
13 3 (0.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 138 (31.87%) Windows
2 32 (7.39%) Windows 7
3 31 (7.16%) Linux
4 30 (6.93%) UNIX
5 29 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (4.39%) Windows XP
7 19 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.31%) Windows NT
9 7 (1.62%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.39%) Android
11 4 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.92%) Solaris
11 4 (0.92%) AIX
12 3 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (24.48%) Service Management
2 65 (15.01%) Service Delivery
3 62 (14.32%) PRINCE2
4 59 (13.63%) Project Management
5 35 (8.08%) ITSM
6 33 (7.62%) Risk Management
7 28 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 28 (6.47%) Change Management
8 26 (6.00%) Supplier Management
9 23 (5.31%) Incident Management
10 22 (5.08%) Problem Management
11 21 (4.85%) Migration
11 21 (4.85%) Configuration Management
12 18 (4.16%) Information Security
13 14 (3.23%) ITIL V3
14 13 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (3.00%) Performance Management
14 13 (3.00%) Mentoring
14 13 (3.00%) CRM
15 12 (2.77%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.16%) SQL
2 9 (2.08%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.85%) C#
3 8 (1.85%) Java
4 7 (1.62%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.39%) C
5 6 (1.39%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.15%) Ruby
6 5 (1.15%) Perl
7 4 (0.92%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.69%) VB
8 3 (0.69%) COBOL
9 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.46%) Python
10 1 (0.23%) VBScript
10 1 (0.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 62 (14.32%) SC Cleared
3 50 (11.55%) ITIL Certification
4 38 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (6.93%) MCP
6 24 (5.54%) MCSE
6 24 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (4.62%) CCNA
8 19 (4.39%) CCNP
8 19 (4.39%) Degree
9 17 (3.93%) ISEB
9 17 (3.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (3.23%) CISSP
10 14 (3.23%) MCITP
10 14 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 13 (3.00%) MCSA
12 12 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (2.77%) MCTS
13 7 (1.62%) PMI Certification
14 6 (1.39%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (14.32%) SLA
2 14 (3.23%) QA
3 11 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.15%) COBIT
5 4 (0.92%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) BS7799
System Software
1 72 (16.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.39%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.46%) XenApp
4 14 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.54%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.62%) XenServer
7 6 (1.39%) Firmware
8 5 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.15%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.69%) vSphere
9 3 (0.69%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.23%) NFS
10 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (5.77%) SCCM
2 23 (5.31%) OpenView
3 22 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (3.23%) SCOM
5 6 (1.39%) SCVMM
5 6 (1.39%) Nessus
6 3 (0.69%) CA SiteMinder
7 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.23%) Nagios
8 1 (0.23%) Legato
8 1 (0.23%) MOM
Vendors
1 112 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 59 (13.63%) HP
3 48 (11.09%) Citrix
4 47 (10.85%) VMware
5 35 (8.08%) Cisco
6 28 (6.47%) Lotus
7 22 (5.08%) Oracle
8 21 (4.85%) SAP
9 17 (3.93%) Avaya
9 17 (3.93%) IBM
10 16 (3.70%) Remedy
11 14 (3.23%) Dell
12 13 (3.00%) EMC
13 12 (2.77%) Nortel
14 11 (2.54%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.39%) ArcSight
16 5 (1.15%) Apple
16 5 (1.15%) NetApp
16 5 (1.15%) Symantec
16 5 (1.15%) AppSense
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