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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 21 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing ITIL 341 220 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.78% 7.09% 7.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.86% 9.57% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 127 101
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +18.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £118 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 43
Average hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.52 £45.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
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
3459 2300 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.90% 74.15% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2130 1275 1052
Average daily rate £413 £366 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 102 105
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +5 152 £325 +2.36% 32
Cheshire -6 92 £433 +8.12% 13
Lancashire +4 46 £375 +24.65% 3
Merseyside +11 32 £400 -15.78% 15
Cumbria - 4 £350 - 1
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 173 (29.73%) Windows
2 157 (26.98%) Microsoft
3 136 (23.37%) Finance
4 111 (19.07%) PRINCE2
5 110 (18.90%) Service Management
6 109 (18.73%) Active Directory
7 108 (18.56%) ITIL Certification
8 100 (17.18%) VMware
9 89 (15.29%) Citrix
10 88 (15.12%) Project Management
11 81 (13.92%) MS Excel
12 78 (13.40%) Service Delivery
13 76 (13.06%) MS Office
14 75 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
15 74 (12.71%) SLA
16 68 (11.68%) Security Cleared
17 66 (11.34%) Windows 7
18 63 (10.82%) SQL
19 62 (10.65%) Cisco
20 58 (9.97%) Migration
21 57 (9.79%) Change Management
21 57 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
21 57 (9.79%) Incident Management
21 57 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
22 53 (9.11%) Data Centre
22 53 (9.11%) Firewall
23 52 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
24 46 (7.90%) WAN
25 44 (7.56%) SQL Server
25 44 (7.56%) Problem Management

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 27 (4.64%) SharePoint
1 27 (4.64%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (2.75%) Lync
4 13 (2.23%) CICS
4 13 (2.23%) IIS
5 9 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.03%) Apache
8 5 (0.86%) IBM Notes
8 5 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.52%) TPMS
11 2 (0.34%) nginx
11 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 81 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 76 (13.06%) MS Office
3 15 (2.58%) MS Project
4 12 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.34%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.37%) Office 365
2 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (9.11%) Firewall
2 46 (7.90%) WAN
3 42 (7.22%) SSL
4 38 (6.53%) DNS
5 35 (6.01%) Cisco ASA
6 31 (5.33%) DHCP
7 29 (4.98%) SAN
8 24 (4.12%) LAN
9 23 (3.95%) TCP/IP
9 23 (3.95%) Network Security
10 19 (3.26%) HTTP
11 18 (3.09%) Internet
11 18 (3.09%) SMTP
12 14 (2.41%) FTP
13 11 (1.89%) NAS
14 8 (1.37%) Wireless
14 8 (1.37%) VPN
15 7 (1.20%) SMS
15 7 (1.20%) VoIP
15 7 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.55%) DataStage
4 9 (1.55%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.69%) SQLite
6 4 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.69%) MySQL
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.17%) MS Access
9 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.03%) JUnit
3 6 (1.03%) Subversion
4 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.69%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.69%) PHPUnit
4 4 (0.69%) NUnit
5 2 (0.34%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (0.34%) Toad
5 2 (0.34%) JMeter
5 2 (0.34%) Maven
5 2 (0.34%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.34%) Selenium
5 2 (0.34%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 136 (23.37%) Finance
2 34 (5.84%) Banking
3 15 (2.58%) Retail
4 13 (2.23%) Local Government
4 13 (2.23%) Legal
5 10 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.55%) Law
7 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.52%) Publishing
7 3 (0.52%) Billing
8 2 (0.34%) German Language
8 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.34%) Marketing
8 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Advertising
9 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.17%) French Language
9 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 176 (30.24%) Analyst
2 66 (11.34%) Service Analyst
3 60 (10.31%) Service Manager
4 46 (7.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 45 (7.73%) Project Manager
6 37 (6.36%) Support Analyst
7 27 (4.64%) Security Analyst
7 27 (4.64%) Support Engineer
8 26 (4.47%) Technical Analyst
9 25 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
9 25 (4.30%) Applications Support
10 24 (4.12%) Architect
11 23 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (3.09%) Delivery Manager
13 17 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (2.75%) Services Delivery Manager
14 16 (2.75%) Business Analyst
14 16 (2.75%) Consultant
14 16 (2.75%) Team Leader
15 14 (2.41%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.26%) HTML
2 17 (2.92%) Middleware
3 16 (2.75%) XML
4 12 (2.06%) Web Services
5 7 (1.20%) .NET
6 6 (1.03%) EDI
7 5 (0.86%) SAP XI
7 5 (0.86%) JDBC
8 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.69%) CSS
8 4 (0.69%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (0.69%) Django
8 4 (0.69%) jQuery
8 4 (0.69%) CAML
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.34%) JSP
9 2 (0.34%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.11%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.19%) PKI
4 18 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.23%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.89%) PMI
6 11 (1.89%) Clustering
6 11 (1.89%) VSAM
6 11 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.72%) Device Driver
8 9 (1.55%) Life Science
9 7 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.03%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.86%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.86%) BYOD
11 5 (0.86%) iPad
12 4 (0.69%) Replication
12 4 (0.69%) CMDB
12 4 (0.69%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 173 (29.73%) Windows
2 66 (11.34%) Windows 7
3 40 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (6.53%) UNIX
5 31 (5.33%) Windows XP
6 26 (4.47%) Linux
6 26 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.92%) Solaris
9 11 (1.89%) AIX
10 6 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.86%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.52%) zOS
13 2 (0.34%) MVS
13 2 (0.34%) Android
13 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (19.07%) PRINCE2
2 110 (18.90%) Service Management
3 88 (15.12%) Project Management
4 78 (13.40%) Service Delivery
5 58 (9.97%) Migration
6 57 (9.79%) Change Management
6 57 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (9.79%) Incident Management
7 52 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (7.56%) Problem Management
9 35 (6.01%) ITIL V3
10 34 (5.84%) Kalman Filter
11 31 (5.33%) SIEM
11 31 (5.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 30 (5.15%) Risk Management
12 30 (5.15%) Supplier Management
13 25 (4.30%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (3.95%) ITSM
15 21 (3.61%) Release Management
15 21 (3.61%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 63 (10.82%) SQL
2 23 (3.95%) PowerShell
3 20 (3.44%) Python
3 20 (3.44%) C++
3 20 (3.44%) JavaScript
4 18 (3.09%) Java
5 16 (2.75%) VBScript
6 11 (1.89%) VBA
7 9 (1.55%) COBOL
8 6 (1.03%) C
8 6 (1.03%) C#
9 5 (0.86%) PHP
9 5 (0.86%) VB
10 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.69%) FQL
10 4 (0.69%) Ruby
11 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.17%) Perl
12 1 (0.17%) Jython
Qualifications
1 108 (18.56%) ITIL Certification
2 75 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (11.68%) Security Cleared
4 37 (6.36%) SC Cleared
5 35 (6.01%) MCITP
5 35 (6.01%) Degree
6 30 (5.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 29 (4.98%) CISSP
8 28 (4.81%) MCP
8 28 (4.81%) MCSA
9 26 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (4.47%) CISM
10 25 (4.30%) CISMP
11 20 (3.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (3.44%) MCSE
12 19 (3.26%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (2.75%) CCNA
14 15 (2.58%) CCENT
15 13 (2.23%) PMI Certification
16 12 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (12.71%) SLA
2 42 (7.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (6.53%) QA
4 11 (1.89%) P3O
5 5 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.69%) COBIT
7 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.34%) GMP
8 2 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 109 (18.73%) Active Directory
2 57 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.95%) Hyper-V
3 23 (3.95%) XenApp
4 13 (2.23%) XenServer
5 11 (1.89%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.55%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.37%) vSphere
8 7 (1.20%) BitLocker
9 6 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (1.03%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.69%) MetaFrame
10 4 (0.69%) Firmware
10 4 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.52%) Xen
11 3 (0.52%) RACF
11 3 (0.52%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 34 (5.84%) SCCM
2 14 (2.41%) SCOM
3 10 (1.72%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.03%) OpenView
5 4 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.52%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.52%) OMEGAMON
6 3 (0.52%) zSecure
7 2 (0.34%) logstash
7 2 (0.34%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.34%) Nagios
7 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.34%) Puppet
7 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 157 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 100 (17.18%) VMware
3 89 (15.29%) Citrix
4 62 (10.65%) Cisco
5 36 (6.19%) Oracle
6 34 (5.84%) HP
6 34 (5.84%) CheckPoint
7 29 (4.98%) Kaspersky
8 27 (4.64%) Clearswift
9 23 (3.95%) IBM
10 22 (3.78%) Symantec
11 17 (2.92%) McAfee
12 15 (2.58%) AppSense
13 14 (2.41%) SAP
14 13 (2.23%) NetApp
15 12 (2.06%) CA
16 11 (1.89%) Sophos
17 8 (1.37%) Dell
18 7 (1.20%) Veeam
19 6 (1.03%) Remedy
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £34.95 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £230 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £230 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Knutsford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £330.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.50 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £8.81 - £9.65 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago