The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL Certification in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL Certification over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 277 244 277
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +33
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 397 412 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.54% 4.54% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 238 207
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 26
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £13.82 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £30.50 £41.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +7.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11203 9083 10306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.38% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6169 5094 5327
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 423 625
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

ITIL Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ITIL Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ITIL Certification
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ITIL Certification within the UK.

ITIL Certification Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ITIL Certification
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

ITIL Certification Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ITIL Certification
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification within the UK.

ITIL Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ITIL Certification
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

ITIL Certification Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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
England -41 371 £375 +15.38% 91
London -60 135 £400 +29.55% 34
South East -4 93 £390 +4.00% 19
Berkshire +22 41 £411 +24.62% 4
City of London +23 38 £370 -12.94% 9
West Midlands +6 34 £400 +22.13% 8
North West +11 27 £400 +23.07% 9
East of England -17 26 £385 -3.75% 11
South West -35 20 £175 -30.00% 3
Scotland 0 19 £350 - 5
Oxfordshire +7 15 £325 - 5
Yorkshire +4 14 £326 -13.00% 3
Devon -3 14 £175 +6.06% 1
Exeter -3 14 £175 +6.06% 1
East Midlands +2 13 £325 +132.14% 2
Birmingham -8 10 £425 +17.24% 3
Hertfordshire -21 10 £385 -9.41% 5
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £300 +11.11% 4
West Yorkshire -4 9 £375 - 3
Manchester -5 9 £300 - 2
Hampshire -23 9 £369 +0.34%
Reading +10 8 £433 +57.45% 1
Edinburgh -1 8 £350 -
Aberdeen +16 7 £310 - 1
Cheshire +11 7 - - 7
West Sussex +7 7 £455 -
Slough +3 7 £275 - 1
East Sussex -3 7 £413 -
Northamptonshire +7 6 £250 +11.11%
Midlands +2 6 £355 -2.06%

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ITIL Certification 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 Certification.

1 818 (100.00%) ITIL
2 223 (27.26%) Windows
3 184 (22.49%) Finance
4 174 (21.27%) Service Management
5 166 (20.29%) Microsoft
6 151 (18.46%) PRINCE2
7 141 (17.24%) Service Delivery
8 128 (15.65%) Project Management
9 104 (12.71%) Security Cleared
10 103 (12.59%) SLA
11 101 (12.35%) MS Office
12 100 (12.22%) VMware
13 95 (11.61%) Active Directory
14 85 (10.39%) MS Excel
15 82 (10.02%) Degree
16 81 (9.90%) Cisco
17 75 (9.17%) Oracle
18 72 (8.80%) SQL
18 72 (8.80%) SharePoint
19 70 (8.56%) SC Cleared
20 67 (8.19%) Change Management
21 66 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
22 64 (7.82%) Migration
22 64 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
23 63 (7.70%) Windows 7
24 61 (7.46%) Firewall
24 61 (7.46%) Citrix
25 58 (7.09%) ITSM
26 56 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
27 54 (6.60%) HP

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ITIL Certification 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 Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 72 (8.80%) SharePoint
2 36 (4.40%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (1.83%) IIS
4 15 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.10%) Lync
7 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (0.98%) Apache
8 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.61%) Drupal
11 4 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.37%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.37%) Documentum
12 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.24%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 101 (12.35%) MS Office
2 85 (10.39%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.73%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.22%) assyst
4 7 (0.86%) HFM
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.49%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.37%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.24%) Aligne
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.24%) Endur
8 2 (0.24%) ZaiNet
8 2 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.24%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.73%) SaaS
3 5 (0.61%) Office 365
4 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (7.46%) Firewall
2 49 (5.99%) VPN
3 38 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 38 (4.65%) LAN
4 37 (4.52%) WAN
5 28 (3.42%) VoIP
6 27 (3.30%) SAN
7 25 (3.06%) DNS
8 18 (2.20%) Cisco PIX
9 16 (1.96%) DHCP
10 15 (1.83%) MPLS
11 12 (1.47%) SSL
11 12 (1.47%) Network Security
12 11 (1.34%) Internet
13 9 (1.10%) Cisco IPT
13 9 (1.10%) Intranet
14 8 (0.98%) IP Telephony
14 8 (0.98%) iSCSI
14 8 (0.98%) 3G
15 7 (0.86%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 15 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.98%) RDBMS
6 8 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.86%) Essbase
8 6 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.61%) MySQL
9 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.49%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.37%) Sybase IQ
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (0.86%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.61%) Bitbucket
3 5 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.49%) Subversion
5 3 (0.37%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.12%) GCC
General
1 184 (22.49%) Finance
2 52 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 43 (5.26%) Banking
4 33 (4.03%) Legal
5 18 (2.20%) Retail
5 18 (2.20%) Law
6 15 (1.83%) Local Government
7 12 (1.47%) Marketing
7 12 (1.47%) Back Office
8 10 (1.22%) Billing
9 8 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.73%) Front Office
12 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.49%) Advertising
13 4 (0.49%) Publishing
13 4 (0.49%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.49%) Electronics
14 3 (0.37%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 202 (24.69%) Analyst
2 108 (13.20%) Service Manager
3 84 (10.27%) Service Analyst
4 79 (9.66%) Project Manager
5 53 (6.48%) Service Desk Analyst
6 40 (4.89%) Support Analyst
7 39 (4.77%) Delivery Manager
8 37 (4.52%) Services Delivery Manager
9 36 (4.40%) Administrator
10 35 (4.28%) Consultant
11 28 (3.42%) Architect
11 28 (3.42%) Incident Manager
12 27 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (2.81%) Transition Manager
14 21 (2.57%) Team Leader
14 21 (2.57%) Service Transition Manager
15 19 (2.32%) Business Analyst
16 18 (2.20%) Release Manager
16 18 (2.20%) Applications Support
16 18 (2.20%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.71%) .NET
2 12 (1.47%) XML
3 11 (1.34%) Web Services
4 10 (1.22%) Middleware
5 7 (0.86%) XMPP
6 6 (0.73%) LAMP
6 6 (0.73%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (0.61%) REST
7 5 (0.61%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.37%) Spring
9 2 (0.24%) jQuery
9 2 (0.24%) Drools
9 2 (0.24%) JSP
9 2 (0.24%) XSL
9 2 (0.24%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.12%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.12%) EDI
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 1 (0.12%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.18%) Thin Client
3 26 (3.18%) Fat Client
4 24 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.81%) Blackberry
6 16 (1.96%) PMI
7 14 (1.71%) Clustering
7 14 (1.71%) Statistics
7 14 (1.71%) CMDB
8 13 (1.59%) Replication
9 8 (0.98%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.86%) Handset
10 7 (0.86%) NHS
10 7 (0.86%) iPad
11 6 (0.73%) Open Source
11 6 (0.73%) FMCG
11 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.61%) Wiki
12 5 (0.61%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 223 (27.26%) Windows
2 63 (7.70%) Windows 7
3 41 (5.01%) Linux
4 34 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (3.79%) UNIX
6 28 (3.42%) Windows XP
7 27 (3.30%) Solaris
8 24 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.22%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.61%) Android
12 5 (0.61%) AIX
13 4 (0.49%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.24%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 818 (100.00%) ITIL
2 174 (21.27%) Service Management
3 151 (18.46%) PRINCE2
4 141 (17.24%) Service Delivery
5 128 (15.65%) Project Management
6 67 (8.19%) Change Management
7 66 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (7.82%) Migration
9 58 (7.09%) ITSM
10 53 (6.48%) Problem Management
11 47 (5.75%) Incident Management
12 40 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (4.40%) Asset Management
14 33 (4.03%) Configuration Management
15 32 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (3.30%) Release Management
17 24 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
17 24 (2.93%) Line Management
18 22 (2.69%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (2.57%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 72 (8.80%) SQL
2 16 (1.96%) Java
3 15 (1.83%) VB
4 14 (1.71%) C
5 12 (1.47%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.34%) PHP
7 10 (1.22%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.10%) C#
9 8 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.73%) VBA
10 6 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.61%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.37%) C++
12 3 (0.37%) ABAP
12 3 (0.37%) Jython
13 2 (0.24%) Python
13 2 (0.24%) Perl
14 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.12%) Ruby
14 1 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 104 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 82 (10.02%) Degree
3 70 (8.56%) SC Cleared
4 44 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (4.40%) MCP
6 32 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (3.06%) CCNA
9 24 (2.93%) PMI Certification
9 24 (2.93%) DV Cleared
10 19 (2.32%) MCSE
11 17 (2.08%) ISEB
11 17 (2.08%) MCITP
12 12 (1.47%) MCSA
13 11 (1.34%) CCNP
13 11 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 11 (1.34%) PMP
14 6 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.61%) CCIE
16 4 (0.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (12.59%) SLA
2 29 (3.55%) QA
3 11 (1.34%) COBIT
4 8 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.86%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.12%) BS7799
System Software
1 95 (11.61%) Active Directory
2 56 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.22%) XenApp
4 8 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.73%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (0.61%) KVM
7 3 (0.37%) NFS
7 3 (0.37%) vSphere
7 3 (0.37%) UAG
7 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.24%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 28 (3.42%) SCCM
2 14 (1.71%) Tivoli
3 11 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (1.10%) NetBackup
5 8 (0.98%) SCOM
6 7 (0.86%) OPNET
6 7 (0.86%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.61%) Nagios
7 5 (0.61%) HP UCMDB
7 5 (0.61%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.49%) Puppet
9 3 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.37%) WMI
9 3 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (0.37%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.37%) WSUS
10 2 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 166 (20.29%) Microsoft
2 100 (12.22%) VMware
3 81 (9.90%) Cisco
4 75 (9.17%) Oracle
5 61 (7.46%) Citrix
6 54 (6.60%) HP
7 35 (4.28%) Remedy
8 28 (3.42%) SAP
9 26 (3.18%) CheckPoint
10 17 (2.08%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.96%) SolarWinds
12 15 (1.83%) BMC
13 13 (1.59%) Juniper
13 13 (1.59%) Apple
14 10 (1.22%) IBM
15 9 (1.10%) EMC
15 9 (1.10%) NetApp
16 8 (0.98%) Dell
16 8 (0.98%) Sybase
17 7 (0.86%) CA
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Rate: £400 to £450
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £427.50 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Isle of Wight
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180 - £250 per day + dep on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £25 - £28 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Milton Keynes
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £20 - £28 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Gourock
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago