The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 259 251 278
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 411 384 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.75% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.94% 4.23% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 221 185
Average daily rate
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£373 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.40% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £194 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £512 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 22
Average hourly rate £13.50 £19.50 £18.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +5.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £15.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £37.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £20.38 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-50.92% +7.23%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10442 9068 9814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.10% 17.77% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5891 4873 5063
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 504 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.14 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -10 384 £375 +17.18% 98
London -29 141 £375 +25.00% 30
South East -10 95 £350 -3.44% 19
City of London +19 43 £375 -6.25% 10
West Midlands +19 42 £425 - 5
Berkshire -1 30 £350 +11.11% 3
North West +9 24 £318 +1.60% 11
East of England -21 24 £350 +37.25% 3
South West -22 24 £256 +5.12% 7
Scotland -2 23 £350 -4.76% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 17 £350 -46.15% 4
Yorkshire +13 15 £388 +19.23% 10
Birmingham +7 14 £400 -23.80%
Surrey -13 13 £344 +37.50% 1
West Yorkshire +11 12 £381 +17.30% 6
Essex +10 11 £398 -20.50% 1
Oxfordshire +7 10 £275 - 4
Leeds +5 10 £381 +17.30% 3
West Sussex +1 10 £455 - 1
Milton Keynes -1 10 £350 -46.15% 2
Reading 0 9 £215 -21.81%
Edinburgh -9 9 £350 - 4
Cheshire +8 8 £270 +170.00% 2
Worcestershire +1 8 £450 +5.88%
Cambridgeshire -3 8 £288 -17.26%
Devon -5 8 £175 - 2
North East -6 8 £420 +42.37% 2
Hampshire -19 8 £363 -2.02% 5
Slough +6 7 £350 -17.64% 1
East Midlands +4 7 £316 - 11

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 879 (100.00%) ITIL
2 207 (23.55%) Windows
2 207 (23.55%) Finance
3 194 (22.07%) Service Management
4 167 (19.00%) Microsoft
5 154 (17.52%) Service Delivery
6 152 (17.29%) PRINCE2
7 133 (15.13%) MS Office
8 131 (14.90%) Project Management
9 116 (13.20%) SLA
10 115 (13.08%) MS Excel
11 101 (11.49%) Security Cleared
12 96 (10.92%) Active Directory
13 95 (10.81%) Change Management
14 88 (10.01%) Oracle
14 88 (10.01%) SQL
15 81 (9.22%) Cisco
16 80 (9.10%) VMware
17 78 (8.87%) ITSM
18 75 (8.53%) Degree
19 71 (8.08%) Problem Management
20 70 (7.96%) Incident Management
21 65 (7.39%) SharePoint
21 65 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
21 65 (7.39%) Banking
21 65 (7.39%) SC Cleared
22 63 (7.17%) Migration
22 63 (7.17%) HP
23 62 (7.05%) Citrix
24 54 (6.14%) Windows 7

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 65 (7.39%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.73%) WebSphere
4 21 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (1.82%) IIS
7 12 (1.37%) Lync
8 11 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (0.91%) TIBCO EMS
10 7 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.80%) WebSphere Portal
10 7 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.80%) Apache
11 6 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.57%) SAS
12 5 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 133 (15.13%) MS Office
2 115 (13.08%) MS Excel
3 33 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (2.84%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.91%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (2.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 19 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.02%) assyst
4 7 (0.80%) HFM
4 7 (0.80%) Endur
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.68%) Aligne
5 6 (0.68%) ZaiNet
6 5 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.46%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.23%) Maximo
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.93%) SaaS
2 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.91%) Office 365
4 1 (0.11%) IaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.03%) Firewall
2 48 (5.46%) VPN
3 44 (5.01%) WAN
4 43 (4.89%) LAN
5 33 (3.75%) TCP/IP
6 30 (3.41%) VoIP
7 29 (3.30%) SAN
8 24 (2.73%) DNS
9 16 (1.82%) Cisco PIX
10 15 (1.71%) IP Telephony
11 14 (1.59%) DHCP
11 14 (1.59%) FTP
12 13 (1.48%) MPLS
13 12 (1.37%) Cisco IPT
13 12 (1.37%) SSL
13 12 (1.37%) Network Security
14 11 (1.25%) Internet
15 10 (1.14%) HTTP
16 9 (1.02%) 3G
17 8 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.84%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (1.14%) MySQL
7 8 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
7 8 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.80%) Essbase
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.34%) Sybase IQ
10 3 (0.34%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 11 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.80%) StarTeam
4 6 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.46%) Subversion
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.11%) WebLOAD
7 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
General
1 207 (23.55%) Finance
2 65 (7.39%) Banking
3 50 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 47 (5.35%) Legal
5 33 (3.75%) Law
6 27 (3.07%) Retail
7 22 (2.50%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.59%) Local Government
9 13 (1.48%) Advertising
10 12 (1.37%) Marketing
11 11 (1.25%) Billing
12 9 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.02%) Front Office
13 7 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.68%) Back Office
15 5 (0.57%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.57%) Publishing
16 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.46%) French Language
17 3 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 245 (27.87%) Analyst
2 110 (12.51%) Service Manager
3 104 (11.83%) Service Analyst
4 70 (7.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 69 (7.85%) Project Manager
6 56 (6.37%) Support Analyst
7 44 (5.01%) Administrator
8 41 (4.66%) Delivery Manager
9 39 (4.44%) Services Delivery Manager
10 33 (3.75%) Consultant
10 33 (3.75%) Incident Manager
11 27 (3.07%) Architect
12 25 (2.84%) Applications Support
13 22 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (2.39%) 2nd Line Support
14 21 (2.39%) Change Analyst
15 20 (2.28%) Problem Manager
15 20 (2.28%) Change Manager
16 19 (2.16%) Business Analyst
16 19 (2.16%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.50%) .NET
2 20 (2.28%) Middleware
3 16 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 15 (1.71%) XML
5 14 (1.59%) Web Services
6 9 (1.02%) XMPP
7 7 (0.80%) Rendezvous
7 7 (0.80%) MSMQ
8 6 (0.68%) XSL
8 6 (0.68%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 5 (0.57%) XML Schema
9 5 (0.57%) Spring
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.34%) jQuery
11 2 (0.23%) Drools
11 2 (0.23%) Spring MVC
11 2 (0.23%) Spring Web Flow
11 2 (0.23%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.12%) Management Information System
2 26 (2.96%) Blackberry
3 24 (2.73%) Thin Client
3 24 (2.73%) Fat Client
4 22 (2.50%) CMDB
5 16 (1.82%) Handset
6 15 (1.71%) Clustering
6 15 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.59%) Replication
8 13 (1.48%) Statistics
9 12 (1.37%) NHS
10 11 (1.25%) PMI
11 8 (0.91%) Mathematics
12 7 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.68%) GIS
13 6 (0.68%) FMCG
14 5 (0.57%) iPad
14 5 (0.57%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.46%) EPoS
15 4 (0.46%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 207 (23.55%) Windows
2 54 (6.14%) Windows 7
3 38 (4.32%) UNIX
4 37 (4.21%) Linux
5 33 (3.75%) Windows XP
6 32 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (2.62%) Solaris
8 11 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.80%) zOS
9 7 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.68%) Android
11 5 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.46%) AIX
12 4 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.34%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (100.00%) ITIL
2 194 (22.07%) Service Management
3 154 (17.52%) Service Delivery
4 152 (17.29%) PRINCE2
5 131 (14.90%) Project Management
6 95 (10.81%) Change Management
7 78 (8.87%) ITSM
8 71 (8.08%) Problem Management
9 70 (7.96%) Incident Management
10 65 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 63 (7.17%) Migration
12 52 (5.92%) Configuration Management
13 36 (4.10%) Asset Management
14 34 (3.87%) Release Management
15 31 (3.53%) Workflow
16 28 (3.19%) Document Management
17 27 (3.07%) Disaster Recovery
17 27 (3.07%) PRINCE
17 27 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
18 23 (2.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 88 (10.01%) SQL
2 18 (2.05%) VB
3 17 (1.93%) Shell Script
3 17 (1.93%) Java
4 16 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 14 (1.59%) C
5 14 (1.59%) PL/SQL
6 12 (1.37%) C#
7 11 (1.25%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.68%) PHP
8 6 (0.68%) VBA
9 5 (0.57%) Perl
10 4 (0.46%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.46%) ActionScript
11 3 (0.34%) C++
11 3 (0.34%) ABAP
11 3 (0.34%) Jython
12 2 (0.23%) Python
13 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 101 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 75 (8.53%) Degree
3 65 (7.39%) SC Cleared
4 36 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (3.64%) MCP
6 26 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 21 (2.39%) CCNA
9 20 (2.28%) PMI Certification
9 20 (2.28%) DV Cleared
10 19 (2.16%) ISEB
11 16 (1.82%) MCITP
12 15 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (1.71%) MCSE
13 11 (1.25%) PMP
14 10 (1.14%) MCSA
15 6 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.57%) CCNP
16 5 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
17 4 (0.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (13.20%) SLA
2 28 (3.19%) QA
3 11 (1.25%) COBIT
4 10 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.91%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.11%) BS7799
System Software
1 96 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.14%) XenApp
4 9 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (0.46%) vSphere
7 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.23%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (2.84%) SCCM
2 21 (2.39%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (1.14%) HP UCMDB
4 10 (1.14%) SCOM
4 10 (1.14%) BladeLogic
5 9 (1.02%) OPNET
6 8 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (0.80%) WMI
8 6 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.57%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 5 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.23%) Puppet
11 2 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.23%) Nagios
11 2 (0.23%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.23%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 167 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 88 (10.01%) Oracle
3 81 (9.22%) Cisco
4 80 (9.10%) VMware
5 63 (7.17%) HP
6 62 (7.05%) Citrix
7 42 (4.78%) Remedy
8 38 (4.32%) SAP
9 28 (3.19%) ServiceNow
10 26 (2.96%) IBM
11 22 (2.50%) CheckPoint
12 20 (2.28%) SolarWinds
13 13 (1.48%) Apple
14 12 (1.37%) Dell
15 11 (1.25%) BMC
15 11 (1.25%) Serena
16 9 (1.02%) Cyber-Ark
16 9 (1.02%) EMC
16 9 (1.02%) Sybase
17 8 (0.91%) Hyperion
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £15.73 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: £12 to £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Jersey, Channel Isles
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £297 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £288 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Exeter
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago