The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 27 38 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing ITIL 154 86 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.75% 3.84% 5.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.48% 5.36% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 29 51
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£350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -24.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £17.72
% change year-on-year
+1.63% -13.93%
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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2058 1604 1394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.79% 71.67% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 809 746
Average daily rate £396 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 18
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.68 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.45 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITIL across the Scotland region.

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Edinburgh +12 53 £380 +7.80% 6
Renfrewshire +15 38 £348 -0.57%
Glasgow +3 35 £325 -4.41% 5
West Lothian +9 8 £310 -
Stirling -6 5 £400 -
Aberdeen -3 3 - - 1
Dundee - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Lanarkshire - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
ITIL
UK

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 76 (27.34%) Security Cleared
2 74 (26.62%) SC Cleared
3 71 (25.54%) Project Management
4 68 (24.46%) Windows
5 63 (22.66%) Finance
6 54 (19.42%) Microsoft
7 49 (17.63%) Service Management
8 42 (15.11%) Change Management
8 42 (15.11%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (13.31%) PRINCE2
10 28 (10.07%) MS Office
10 28 (10.07%) HP
11 27 (9.71%) SQL
12 26 (9.35%) Active Directory
12 26 (9.35%) Firewall
12 26 (9.35%) VMware
12 26 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (8.63%) Service Delivery
15 23 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (8.27%) Degree
16 21 (7.55%) Project Planning
16 21 (7.55%) UNIX
17 20 (7.19%) Management Information System
17 20 (7.19%) Incident Management
18 19 (6.83%) MS Excel
19 18 (6.47%) SharePoint
19 18 (6.47%) PMI Certification
20 17 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
20 17 (6.12%) PMP

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 18 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.68%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.32%) IIS
4 7 (2.52%) JBoss
4 7 (2.52%) Apache
5 6 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.44%) CMS
8 3 (1.08%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.08%) TWiki
8 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.36%) SAS
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 28 (10.07%) MS Office
2 19 (6.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) Maple
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.08%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.72%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) HP Helion
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.35%) Firewall
2 17 (6.12%) SAN
2 17 (6.12%) WAN
3 16 (5.76%) LAN
4 13 (4.68%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.68%) DNS
5 12 (4.32%) DHCP
5 12 (4.32%) VPN
6 8 (2.88%) Network Security
7 7 (2.52%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (2.16%) VLAN
9 4 (1.44%) NAS
9 4 (1.44%) Junos
9 4 (1.44%) Intranet
10 3 (1.08%) LDAP
10 3 (1.08%) MPLS
10 3 (1.08%) IPv4
10 3 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.08%) DTS
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.72%) MySQL
4 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.36%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 63 (22.66%) Finance
2 10 (3.60%) Banking
3 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
3 2 (0.72%) Law
3 2 (0.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.36%) Legal
4 1 (0.36%) Advertising
4 1 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 41 (14.75%) Project Manager
2 30 (10.79%) Analyst
3 29 (10.43%) Consultant
4 18 (6.47%) Architect
5 11 (3.96%) Network Engineer
5 11 (3.96%) Support Analyst
5 11 (3.96%) Service Manager
6 9 (3.24%) Applications Support
6 9 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (3.24%) Desktop Support
7 8 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (2.88%) Incident Manager
7 8 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (2.52%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (2.52%) Support Engineer
8 7 (2.52%) Technical Leader
9 6 (2.16%) Data Consultant
9 6 (2.16%) IT Support
9 6 (2.16%) Service Analyst
9 6 (2.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.68%) HTML
2 11 (3.96%) XML
3 8 (2.88%) .NET
4 6 (2.16%) JSP
5 5 (1.80%) Middleware
6 3 (1.08%) CSS
7 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.72%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.72%) Web Services
8 1 (0.36%) XHTML
8 1 (0.36%) XSL
8 1 (0.36%) SOAP
8 1 (0.36%) Struts
8 1 (0.36%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.36%) HTML5
8 1 (0.36%) RichFaces
8 1 (0.36%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.36%) Sass
8 1 (0.36%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.68%) Economics
3 13 (4.68%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.60%) CMDB
4 10 (3.60%) Clustering
5 8 (2.88%) NHS
6 7 (2.52%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.52%) Cryptography
6 7 (2.52%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.80%) CESG
7 5 (1.80%) Replication
8 4 (1.44%) iSeries
8 4 (1.44%) PKI
9 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.72%) Statistics
9 2 (0.72%) Open Source
9 2 (0.72%) AS400
9 2 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 68 (24.46%) Windows
2 21 (7.55%) UNIX
3 17 (6.12%) Linux
4 16 (5.76%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.60%) Windows XP
6 9 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.44%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.44%) Solaris
9 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.72%) HPUX
10 1 (0.36%) AIX
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.54%) Project Management
2 49 (17.63%) Service Management
3 42 (15.11%) Change Management
4 37 (13.31%) PRINCE2
5 24 (8.63%) Service Delivery
6 21 (7.55%) Project Planning
7 20 (7.19%) Incident Management
8 17 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (6.12%) ITIL V3
9 16 (5.76%) PRINCE
9 16 (5.76%) ITSM
10 13 (4.68%) Migration
11 11 (3.96%) Six Sigma
11 11 (3.96%) Data Mapping
12 10 (3.60%) Supplier Management
12 10 (3.60%) Release Management
12 10 (3.60%) Workflow
13 9 (3.24%) Risk Management
13 9 (3.24%) Risk Assessment
13 9 (3.24%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.71%) SQL
2 10 (3.60%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.24%) C
3 9 (3.24%) VBScript
4 7 (2.52%) Perl
4 7 (2.52%) Java
5 4 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.72%) Korn
6 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.72%) VB
6 2 (0.72%) VBA
7 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) REXX
7 1 (0.36%) Tcl
7 1 (0.36%) C-shell
7 1 (0.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 76 (27.34%) Security Cleared
2 74 (26.62%) SC Cleared
3 42 (15.11%) ITIL Certification
4 25 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (8.27%) Degree
6 18 (6.47%) PMI Certification
7 17 (6.12%) PMP
8 11 (3.96%) MCITP
9 7 (2.52%) MCSE
10 6 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.16%) MCSA
11 5 (1.80%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.80%) MCTS
12 4 (1.44%) CISA
12 4 (1.44%) RHCE
13 3 (1.08%) MCP
13 3 (1.08%) CISSP
13 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.08%) CCNA
13 3 (1.08%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.68%) SLA
2 9 (3.24%) QA
2 9 (3.24%) JSP 440
3 8 (2.88%) COBIT
4 6 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.80%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.44%) vSphere
4 4 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.72%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.36%) Samba
6 1 (0.36%) RHEV
6 1 (0.36%) KVM
6 1 (0.36%) XenApp
6 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (3.60%) SCCM
1 10 (3.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (2.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 4 (1.44%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.08%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.72%) SCOM
5 2 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.72%) Nagios
5 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.36%) Legato
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.36%) Netcool
6 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.36%) WSUS
6 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.36%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 54 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.07%) HP
3 26 (9.35%) VMware
4 16 (5.76%) Oracle
5 12 (4.32%) Cisco
6 11 (3.96%) Citrix
7 10 (3.60%) F5
8 9 (3.24%) BMC
9 8 (2.88%) 3PAR
9 8 (2.88%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.88%) Remedy
10 7 (2.52%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.52%) EMC
11 6 (2.16%) IBM
12 5 (1.80%) CA
13 4 (1.44%) Fujitsu
13 4 (1.44%) Crossbeam
13 4 (1.44%) TippingPoint
13 4 (1.44%) Riverbed
13 4 (1.44%) Juniper
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