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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 25 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing ITIL 242 214 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.64% 7.47% 7.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.87% 10.32% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 94 64
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £530 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.04 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% +11.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.92 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £37.07 £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -13.88%
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
2727 2073 1641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.81% 72.41% 70.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1482 1064 811
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 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 126 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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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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 +3 101 £375 +11.11% 29
Cheshire -12 64 £400 -1.17% 17
Merseyside +13 45 £448 +40.39% 4
Lancashire -10 23 £380 +52.17% 2
Cumbria -3 6 - - 2
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ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 146 (32.96%) Windows
2 111 (25.06%) Service Management
3 107 (24.15%) Microsoft
4 90 (20.32%) PRINCE2
5 81 (18.28%) Finance
6 76 (17.16%) MS Office
7 72 (16.25%) MS Excel
7 72 (16.25%) ITIL Certification
8 68 (15.35%) Active Directory
9 65 (14.67%) Project Management
9 65 (14.67%) SLA
10 62 (14.00%) HP
11 59 (13.32%) Service Delivery
12 52 (11.74%) Security Cleared
13 46 (10.38%) Citrix
14 42 (9.48%) Change Management
15 41 (9.26%) VMware
15 41 (9.26%) UNIX
15 41 (9.26%) SC Cleared
16 40 (9.03%) SharePoint
17 39 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
18 38 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
19 37 (8.35%) Oracle
19 37 (8.35%) WAN
20 33 (7.45%) Linux
20 33 (7.45%) Migration
21 32 (7.22%) MCP
21 32 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
22 29 (6.55%) Windows 7
23 28 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 40 (9.03%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.09%) IBM Notes
3 19 (4.29%) IIS
4 16 (3.61%) MS Exchange
5 13 (2.93%) CICS
6 8 (1.81%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.81%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.13%) Orchard CMS
7 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.13%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.13%) CMS
7 5 (1.13%) Apache
8 4 (0.90%) iPlanet
9 3 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.68%) Site Server
9 3 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (0.68%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 76 (17.16%) MS Office
2 72 (16.25%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.61%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.61%) MS Project
4 10 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) SAP FI
1 5 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.68%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.90%) SaaS
2 4 (0.90%) Office 365
3 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.23%) IaaS
4 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.35%) WAN
2 25 (5.64%) Firewall
3 22 (4.97%) LAN
4 21 (4.74%) DHCP
5 20 (4.51%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.51%) DNS
6 18 (4.06%) SAN
7 14 (3.16%) SSL
8 13 (2.93%) LDAP
9 12 (2.71%) Network Security
10 11 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.81%) DMZ
11 8 (1.81%) Internet
12 7 (1.58%) VPN
13 6 (1.35%) VLAN
14 5 (1.13%) Wireless
14 5 (1.13%) HTTP
15 4 (0.90%) WCDMA
15 4 (0.90%) GPRS
15 4 (0.90%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.81%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.13%) RavenDB
5 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.68%) DB2
5 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.45%) DataStage
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.45%) MS Access
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.23%) MySQL
7 1 (0.23%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Visual Studio
1 5 (1.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.45%) Toad
2 2 (0.45%) Subversion
2 2 (0.45%) Maven
2 2 (0.45%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.45%) Selenium
3 1 (0.23%) Ant
3 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (18.28%) Finance
2 26 (5.87%) Local Government
3 15 (3.39%) Retail
4 14 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.93%) Banking
6 9 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.81%) Legal
8 5 (1.13%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.68%) Law
11 2 (0.45%) Back Office
11 2 (0.45%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (32.73%) Analyst
2 67 (15.12%) Service Analyst
3 60 (13.54%) Project Manager
4 57 (12.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 37 (8.35%) Service Manager
6 26 (5.87%) Support Analyst
7 17 (3.84%) Architect
8 15 (3.39%) Consultant
9 13 (2.93%) Technical Analyst
9 13 (2.93%) Technical Specialist
10 12 (2.71%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (2.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (2.48%) Infrastructure Manager
12 10 (2.26%) Administrator
12 10 (2.26%) Security Analyst
12 10 (2.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 10 (2.26%) Developer
12 10 (2.26%) ICT Project Manager
13 9 (2.03%) Wintel Analyst
13 9 (2.03%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.81%) .NET
2 7 (1.58%) Web Services
2 7 (1.58%) XML
2 7 (1.58%) HTML
3 5 (1.13%) LINQ
3 5 (1.13%) jQuery
3 5 (1.13%) Lucene
3 5 (1.13%) Ajax
3 5 (1.13%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (1.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.13%) CSS
3 5 (1.13%) XHTML
3 5 (1.13%) SAML
3 5 (1.13%) RESTful
3 5 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (1.13%) Sinatra
3 5 (1.13%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.90%) Middleware
5 3 (0.68%) Rendezvous
5 3 (0.68%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.93%) Clustering
4 11 (2.48%) PKI
5 9 (2.03%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.03%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.03%) NHS
5 9 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.81%) CMDB
7 7 (1.58%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.58%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.35%) Open Source
9 5 (1.13%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.13%) VSAM
10 4 (0.90%) SecurID
10 4 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.68%) Life Science
11 3 (0.68%) PMI
12 2 (0.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 146 (32.96%) Windows
2 41 (9.26%) UNIX
3 33 (7.45%) Linux
4 32 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (6.55%) Windows 7
6 26 (5.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (4.97%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.48%) Windows NT
10 8 (1.81%) AIX
11 7 (1.58%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.35%) Solaris
13 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (25.06%) Service Management
2 90 (20.32%) PRINCE2
3 65 (14.67%) Project Management
4 59 (13.32%) Service Delivery
5 42 (9.48%) Change Management
6 38 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (7.45%) Migration
8 25 (5.64%) Incident Management
9 23 (5.19%) Configuration Management
10 22 (4.97%) Supplier Management
11 19 (4.29%) ITSM
12 18 (4.06%) SIEM
12 18 (4.06%) Kalman Filter
13 17 (3.84%) Release Management
14 15 (3.39%) Problem Management
14 15 (3.39%) Capacity Management
15 13 (2.93%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (2.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 12 (2.71%) Change Control
16 12 (2.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.64%) SQL
2 14 (3.16%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.48%) Shell Script
4 8 (1.81%) VBA
5 6 (1.35%) Ruby
5 6 (1.35%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.35%) C#
5 6 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.35%) Perl
6 4 (0.90%) COBOL
7 3 (0.68%) Java
7 3 (0.68%) PHP
7 3 (0.68%) Python
8 2 (0.45%) Jython
8 2 (0.45%) VB
8 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.23%) VBScript
9 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 72 (16.25%) ITIL Certification
2 52 (11.74%) Security Cleared
3 41 (9.26%) SC Cleared
4 32 (7.22%) MCP
5 28 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (6.09%) Degree
7 24 (5.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 20 (4.51%) CISSP
9 15 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (2.93%) CISM
11 11 (2.48%) CISMP
11 11 (2.48%) CCENT
11 11 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (2.26%) MCSE
13 9 (2.03%) PMI Certification
14 7 (1.58%) PMP
14 7 (1.58%) HND
14 7 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.35%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (14.67%) SLA
2 23 (5.19%) QA
3 19 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.90%) COBIT
6 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 68 (15.35%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.39%) XenApp
4 13 (2.93%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.81%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.35%) DFS Replication
7 6 (1.35%) XenServer
7 6 (1.35%) Firmware
8 5 (1.13%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.13%) vSphere
9 4 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.90%) MetaFrame
9 4 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.68%) NFS
10 3 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.23%) Xen
12 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 24 (5.42%) OpenView
2 23 (5.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 16 (3.61%) SCCM
4 12 (2.71%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.58%) SCOM
6 6 (1.35%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.35%) Nessus
7 4 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.68%) TIBCO Hawk
8 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.45%) MOM
9 2 (0.45%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.45%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.23%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.23%) Puppet
10 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 107 (24.15%) Microsoft
2 62 (14.00%) HP
3 46 (10.38%) Citrix
4 41 (9.26%) VMware
5 37 (8.35%) Oracle
6 27 (6.09%) Lotus
7 25 (5.64%) Cisco
8 16 (3.61%) IBM
9 15 (3.39%) Remedy
10 14 (3.16%) SAP
10 14 (3.16%) Dell
11 12 (2.71%) CheckPoint
12 11 (2.48%) Clearswift
12 11 (2.48%) Kaspersky
13 10 (2.26%) EMC
14 8 (1.81%) Sun
15 7 (1.58%) CA
15 7 (1.58%) AppSense
15 7 (1.58%) ArcSight
16 6 (1.35%) Symantec
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