The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 11 8 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing ITIL 14 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.86% 11.24% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.89% 17.54% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£100 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.96% -7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.89 £15.50 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -13.31%
ITIL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94 57 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 79.66% 64.04% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 20 66
Average daily rate £200 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £374 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITIL across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ITIL across the Northern Ireland region.

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 2 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
County Antrim -5 14 £100 -63.96%
ITIL
UK

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) UNIX
2 12 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 12 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (61.11%) Reverse Proxy
3 11 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (61.11%) Solaris
3 11 (61.11%) Linux
3 11 (61.11%) DMZ
3 11 (61.11%) Validation
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 8 (44.44%) Sun
4 8 (44.44%) Middleware
5 7 (38.89%) Java
6 5 (27.78%) SailPoint
6 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
6 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
6 5 (27.78%) TIBCO
6 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
6 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
7 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
7 4 (22.22%) IBM
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Tivoli
7 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 3 (16.67%) LDAP
8 3 (16.67%) PMP
8 3 (16.67%) PMI Certification
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DMZ
1 11 (61.11%) Firewall
1 11 (61.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
General
1 1 (5.56%) Front Office
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Middleware Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Operations Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Applications Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Sun Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Middleware
2 5 (27.78%) SailPoint
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) UNIX
3 11 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (61.11%) Solaris
3 11 (61.11%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 11 (61.11%) Validation
3 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
4 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
2 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) VBScript
3 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (16.67%) PMP
2 3 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) VCP4
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Sun
2 5 (27.78%) TIBCO
3 4 (22.22%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Reuters
5 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.56%) F5