The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 18 22 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Contract jobs citing ITIL 247 136 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.33% 6.33% 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.99% 8.94% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 71 67
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 14
Average hourly rate £14.88 £15.75 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.42 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £32.50 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2472 1521 2041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.33% 70.78% 68.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1676 1008 1187
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 96 148
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.66 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in the South West

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Wiltshire -1 73 £459 +35.92% 30
Devon +12 52 £299 +70.71% 13
Gloucestershire +10 38 £325 -11.86% 8
Bristol -7 36 £325 -16.12% 33
Somerset -6 23 £325 - 14
Dorset +1 11 £338 +17.39% 5
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

1 194 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 175 (36.08%) Windows
3 134 (27.63%) Microsoft
4 129 (26.60%) SC Cleared
5 102 (21.03%) PRINCE2
6 96 (19.79%) MS Excel
6 96 (19.79%) Cisco
7 91 (18.76%) Firewall
8 82 (16.91%) Service Management
8 82 (16.91%) SLA
9 67 (13.81%) WAN
10 64 (13.20%) VMware
10 64 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 63 (12.99%) Active Directory
12 60 (12.37%) LAN
13 59 (12.16%) Linux
13 59 (12.16%) DV Cleared
14 57 (11.75%) Telecoms
15 55 (11.34%) Project Management
16 54 (11.13%) Finance
17 52 (10.72%) MS Office
18 50 (10.31%) Cisco Certification
19 49 (10.10%) ITIL Certification
19 49 (10.10%) Service Delivery
19 49 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
20 45 (9.28%) Windows 7
21 44 (9.07%) HP
22 43 (8.87%) ITIL V3
23 42 (8.66%) SharePoint
24 40 (8.25%) DNS

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 42 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.36%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.27%) Lync
5 11 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.03%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.82%) IIS
10 3 (0.62%) Apache
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle 10gAS
11 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 96 (19.79%) MS Excel
2 52 (10.72%) MS Office
3 11 (2.27%) MS Project
4 9 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.86%) SAP SD
2 5 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.82%) Summit
4 3 (0.62%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.62%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.62%) assyst
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.21%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.09%) IaaS
2 8 (1.65%) SaaS
3 3 (0.62%) PaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 91 (18.76%) Firewall
2 67 (13.81%) WAN
3 60 (12.37%) LAN
4 40 (8.25%) DNS
5 30 (6.19%) Cisco PIX
6 28 (5.77%) DHCP
7 23 (4.74%) VPN
8 22 (4.54%) BGP
8 22 (4.54%) MPLS
9 21 (4.33%) Internet
10 20 (4.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (3.92%) TCP/IP
12 15 (3.09%) SSL
13 14 (2.89%) OSPF
14 10 (2.06%) SAN
14 10 (2.06%) HTTP
15 9 (1.86%) SMTP
15 9 (1.86%) LDAP
15 9 (1.86%) VoIP
15 9 (1.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.82%) MySQL
4 4 (0.82%) MS Access
4 4 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 11 (2.27%) MSI
2 7 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.82%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.41%) Selenium
6 2 (0.41%) Hudson
6 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.21%) GCC
7 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.21%) Toad
7 1 (0.21%) ERwin
General
1 57 (11.75%) Telecoms
2 54 (11.13%) Finance
3 19 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.47%) Military
5 9 (1.86%) Banking
6 6 (1.24%) Back Office
7 5 (1.03%) Retail
7 5 (1.03%) Publishing
7 5 (1.03%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.82%) Front Office
9 3 (0.62%) Legal
10 2 (0.41%) Electronics
10 2 (0.41%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (17.11%) Analyst
2 46 (9.48%) Service Manager
3 42 (8.66%) Architect
4 41 (8.45%) Administrator
5 32 (6.60%) Systems Administrator
6 29 (5.98%) Project Manager
7 23 (4.74%) Service Analyst
8 22 (4.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 22 (4.54%) Transition Manager
9 21 (4.33%) Support Analyst
10 20 (4.12%) Developer
11 18 (3.71%) Network Specialist
12 17 (3.51%) Consultant
12 17 (3.51%) Service Transition Manager
13 15 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support
14 14 (2.89%) Network Engineer
14 14 (2.89%) Desktop Support
15 13 (2.68%) Support Engineer
15 13 (2.68%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.89%) JSP
2 8 (1.65%) XML
3 7 (1.44%) .NET
4 6 (1.24%) jQuery
5 5 (1.03%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.03%) SOAP
5 5 (1.03%) REST
6 4 (0.82%) HTML
6 4 (0.82%) Web Services
6 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.82%) CSS
6 4 (0.82%) Middleware
6 4 (0.82%) Ajax
7 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.41%) LINQ
7 2 (0.41%) Drools
7 2 (0.41%) XSLT
7 2 (0.41%) JMS
7 2 (0.41%) WSDL
7 2 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.54%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.92%) Thin Client
3 19 (3.92%) Fat Client
4 14 (2.89%) RMADS
5 9 (1.86%) Data Extraction
5 9 (1.86%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.65%) PMI
7 7 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.03%) Clustering
8 5 (1.03%) Economics
8 5 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (0.82%) PDA
9 4 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.82%) Open Source
10 3 (0.62%) iPhone
10 3 (0.62%) iPad
10 3 (0.62%) CMDB
10 3 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 175 (36.08%) Windows
2 64 (13.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (12.16%) Linux
4 49 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (9.28%) Windows 7
6 36 (7.42%) Windows XP
7 23 (4.74%) Solaris
8 17 (3.51%) Apple iOS
8 17 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (3.30%) Windows 8
10 15 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (3.09%) UNIX
11 13 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.41%) Android
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (21.03%) PRINCE2
2 82 (16.91%) Service Management
3 55 (11.34%) Project Management
4 49 (10.10%) Service Delivery
5 43 (8.87%) ITIL V3
6 37 (7.63%) Change Management
7 35 (7.22%) Problem Management
8 31 (6.39%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (6.39%) Incident Management
9 27 (5.57%) Risk Management
10 25 (5.15%) ITSM
10 25 (5.15%) Configuration Management
10 25 (5.15%) Migration
11 24 (4.95%) TOGAF
11 24 (4.95%) SOA
12 22 (4.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (4.12%) Business Analysis
14 19 (3.92%) Programme Management
15 17 (3.51%) Capacity Management
15 17 (3.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.42%) SQL
2 17 (3.51%) Perl
2 17 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.09%) Java
4 10 (2.06%) C
5 9 (1.86%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.65%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.24%) C#
7 6 (1.24%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.24%) Python
8 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.82%) PHP
8 4 (0.82%) C++
9 3 (0.62%) VB
10 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.21%) RPG
11 1 (0.21%) Ruby
11 1 (0.21%) Korn
11 1 (0.21%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 194 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 129 (26.60%) SC Cleared
3 59 (12.16%) DV Cleared
4 50 (10.31%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (10.10%) ITIL Certification
6 36 (7.42%) CCNP
7 26 (5.36%) CCNA
8 22 (4.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (3.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (3.51%) Degree
10 17 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 16 (3.30%) PMI Certification
12 15 (3.09%) MCSE
13 12 (2.47%) CISSP
13 12 (2.47%) CEH
14 11 (2.27%) ISEB
15 9 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (1.65%) PMP
16 8 (1.65%) MCP
16 8 (1.65%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (16.91%) SLA
2 25 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.09%) ISO 9001
4 14 (2.89%) ISO 9000
5 12 (2.47%) QA
6 5 (1.03%) P3O
7 4 (0.82%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.82%) COBIT
8 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.41%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.21%) BS15000
10 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 63 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.12%) vSphere
4 10 (2.06%) VMware ESX
5 8 (1.65%) Squid
5 8 (1.65%) qmail
6 7 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.24%) Terminal Services
7 6 (1.24%) MetaFrame
8 5 (1.03%) ProxySG
8 5 (1.03%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.82%) XenApp
9 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.62%) Novell eDirectory
10 3 (0.62%) Firmware
10 3 (0.62%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 40 (8.25%) SCCM
2 25 (5.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 20 (4.12%) HP SIM
3 20 (4.12%) NetBackup
4 11 (2.27%) SCOM
5 9 (1.86%) WSUS
6 8 (1.65%) Zenoss
6 8 (1.65%) Tivoli
7 7 (1.44%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 7 (1.44%) AppDNA
8 5 (1.03%) Netcool
8 5 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.62%) Nagios
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.41%) MOM
11 2 (0.41%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 134 (27.63%) Microsoft
2 96 (19.79%) Cisco
3 64 (13.20%) VMware
4 44 (9.07%) HP
5 36 (7.42%) SAP
6 35 (7.22%) Citrix
7 31 (6.39%) Juniper
8 28 (5.77%) Symantec
9 26 (5.36%) Remedy
9 26 (5.36%) Oracle
10 25 (5.15%) CheckPoint
11 16 (3.30%) IBM
12 15 (3.09%) F5
13 13 (2.68%) 3PAR
14 12 (2.47%) EMC
15 9 (1.86%) Fortinet
16 6 (1.24%) Lumension
16 6 (1.24%) Unisys
17 5 (1.03%) Avaya
17 5 (1.03%) Nokia
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