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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 24 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing ITIL 235 212 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.20% 6.48% 8.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.68% 8.47% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 94 106
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £123 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £518 £577
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £13.00 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.61 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+8.90% +2.36%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire +3 93 £450 +28.57% 17
Manchester -14 87 £323 -15.40% 30
Lancashire +11 26 £750 +68.53% 11
Merseyside -14 12 £280 -32.53% 7
Cumbria -5 1 £400 - 3
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 141 (25.59%) Windows
2 131 (23.77%) Microsoft
3 125 (22.69%) Service Management
4 116 (21.05%) Finance
5 95 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 93 (16.88%) PRINCE2
7 83 (15.06%) Active Directory
7 83 (15.06%) Service Delivery
8 77 (13.97%) MS Excel
9 71 (12.89%) Project Management
10 68 (12.34%) Citrix
11 62 (11.25%) JavaScript
11 62 (11.25%) ITIL V3
12 58 (10.53%) Problem Management
13 56 (10.16%) MS Office
14 55 (9.98%) Change Management
15 54 (9.80%) SQL
15 54 (9.80%) ITIL Certification
16 52 (9.44%) Security Cleared
16 52 (9.44%) Windows Server
17 51 (9.26%) VMware
18 50 (9.07%) SLA
19 46 (8.35%) ServiceNow
20 44 (7.99%) Migration
21 43 (7.80%) MS Exchange
22 42 (7.62%) Cisco
22 42 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
22 42 (7.62%) Incident Management
23 40 (7.26%) Windows 7
24 39 (7.08%) Web Services

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 43 (7.80%) MS Exchange
2 32 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 29 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 20 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.45%) IIS
6 12 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (2.00%) Apache
8 5 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.73%) CMS
9 4 (0.73%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.54%) Confluence
10 3 (0.54%) nginx
10 3 (0.54%) Node.js
11 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 77 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 56 (10.16%) MS Office
3 13 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.27%) MS Project
6 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.54%) Maximo
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.27%) Office 365
2 12 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.54%) IaaS
4 3 (0.54%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.35%) DNS
2 34 (6.17%) DHCP
2 34 (6.17%) HTTP
3 28 (5.08%) WAN
4 27 (4.90%) Firewall
5 21 (3.81%) SAN
6 20 (3.63%) SSL
7 19 (3.45%) Internet
7 19 (3.45%) TCP/IP
8 18 (3.27%) LAN
8 18 (3.27%) VoIP
9 15 (2.72%) Network Security
10 14 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (2.36%) SMTP
11 13 (2.36%) VPN
12 10 (1.81%) Wireless
13 9 (1.63%) SMS
14 6 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (1.09%) WLAN
15 5 (0.91%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.45%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.91%) MySQL
8 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.91%) SQLite
9 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (2.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (1.63%) JIRA
3 8 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.09%) Subversion
6 5 (0.91%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.91%) JUnit
6 5 (0.91%) NUnit
6 5 (0.91%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.36%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (0.36%) PeopleTools
7 2 (0.36%) Xcode
8 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.18%) MSI
8 1 (0.18%) Selenium
8 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.18%) Zephyr
General
1 116 (21.05%) Finance
2 38 (6.90%) Banking
3 28 (5.08%) Local Government
4 23 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.27%) Retail
6 11 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.73%) Advertising
7 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.73%) Legal
7 4 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.54%) Back Office
9 2 (0.36%) Military
9 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 97 (17.60%) Analyst
2 84 (15.25%) Service Manager
3 44 (7.99%) Service Analyst
4 39 (7.08%) Project Manager
5 34 (6.17%) Developer
5 34 (6.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 30 (5.44%) Applications Support
6 30 (5.44%) ITIL Manager
7 25 (4.54%) Delivery Manager
7 25 (4.54%) Services Delivery Manager
8 23 (4.17%) Support Analyst
9 22 (3.99%) Support Engineer
10 20 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (3.63%) IT Manager
11 19 (3.45%) Applications Manager
12 18 (3.27%) Senior Manager
13 16 (2.90%) IT Analyst
14 15 (2.72%) Network Engineer
14 15 (2.72%) Service Desk Support
14 15 (2.72%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.08%) Web Services
2 38 (6.90%) HTML
3 31 (5.63%) XML
4 29 (5.26%) CSS
5 22 (3.99%) JSON
5 22 (3.99%) SOAP
6 9 (1.63%) .NET
6 9 (1.63%) jQuery
6 9 (1.63%) Middleware
7 8 (1.45%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.91%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.91%) CAML
8 5 (0.91%) Django
8 5 (0.91%) HTML5
8 5 (0.91%) LAMP
8 5 (0.91%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.73%) J2EE
9 4 (0.73%) JDBC
9 4 (0.73%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.54%) Computer Science
2 25 (4.54%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.72%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.18%) PMI
6 10 (1.81%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.45%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.45%) Life Science
8 7 (1.27%) Clustering
8 7 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.09%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.09%) PKI
10 4 (0.73%) Contactless
10 4 (0.73%) Device Driver
10 4 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.73%) EPoS
10 4 (0.73%) HACMP
10 4 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 141 (25.59%) Windows
2 52 (9.44%) Windows Server
3 40 (7.26%) Windows 7
4 29 (5.26%) Linux
5 27 (4.90%) Unix
6 25 (4.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.90%) Android
8 16 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (2.54%) Windows XP
10 9 (1.63%) AIX
10 9 (1.63%) Mac OS X
10 9 (1.63%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.45%) Solaris
12 2 (0.36%) MVS
12 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (22.69%) Service Management
2 95 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (16.88%) PRINCE2
4 83 (15.06%) Service Delivery
5 71 (12.89%) Project Management
6 62 (11.25%) ITIL V3
7 58 (10.53%) Problem Management
8 55 (9.98%) Change Management
9 44 (7.99%) Migration
10 42 (7.62%) Incident Management
10 42 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (6.53%) ITSM
12 35 (6.35%) Configuration Management
13 27 (4.90%) Risk Management
14 25 (4.54%) Release Management
15 22 (3.99%) Asset Management
16 20 (3.63%) Responsive Web Design
16 20 (3.63%) Web Design
17 19 (3.45%) Supplier Management
17 19 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.25%) JavaScript
2 54 (9.80%) SQL
3 35 (6.35%) C++
4 34 (6.17%) Python
5 25 (4.54%) PowerShell
6 15 (2.72%) Java
7 10 (1.81%) C
8 9 (1.63%) C#
9 8 (1.45%) VBA
10 7 (1.27%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.09%) PHP
11 6 (1.09%) VBScript
12 5 (0.91%) FQL
12 5 (0.91%) Ruby
12 5 (0.91%) VB
13 3 (0.54%) PeopleCode
13 3 (0.54%) SQR
14 2 (0.36%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (9.80%) ITIL Certification
2 52 (9.44%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 24 (4.36%) Degree
5 24 (4.36%) SC Cleared
6 22 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (3.81%) MCP
8 16 (2.90%) CCNP
8 16 (2.90%) MCSA
9 15 (2.72%) CCNA
10 14 (2.54%) MCSE
11 12 (2.18%) PMI Certification
12 11 (2.00%) MCITP
13 10 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (1.63%) CISSP
15 8 (1.45%) CISM
15 8 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (1.27%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.07%) SLA
2 23 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (3.45%) P3O
5 11 (2.00%) COBIT
6 9 (1.63%) QA
7 6 (1.09%) COSO
8 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.54%) Val IT
9 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.18%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.18%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 83 (15.06%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.08%) XenApp
3 25 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.90%) XenDesktop
5 16 (2.90%) XenServer
6 11 (2.00%) vSphere
7 6 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.91%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.73%) Brightmail
9 4 (0.73%) GPFS
10 3 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.54%) vCloud
10 3 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.36%) UAG
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (6.35%) SCCM
2 11 (2.00%) OpenView
3 5 (0.91%) Nagios
3 5 (0.91%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.91%) Puppet
4 4 (0.73%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.73%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.73%) SmoothWall
4 4 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.54%) logstash
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (0.54%) SCOM
5 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.36%) Ansible
6 2 (0.36%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.36%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 131 (23.77%) Microsoft
2 68 (12.34%) Citrix
3 51 (9.26%) VMware
4 46 (8.35%) ServiceNow
5 42 (7.62%) Cisco
6 35 (6.35%) Oracle
7 29 (5.26%) HP
8 17 (3.09%) IBM
9 13 (2.36%) SAP
10 12 (2.18%) AppSense
11 9 (1.63%) CheckPoint
11 9 (1.63%) Juniper
12 8 (1.45%) Avaya
12 8 (1.45%) NetApp
12 8 (1.45%) Remedy
13 7 (1.27%) Symantec
14 6 (1.09%) SolarWinds
15 5 (0.91%) Apple
15 5 (0.91%) IronPort
15 5 (0.91%) ThinPrint
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