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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 263 260 268
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 401 373 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.73% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.86% 4.11% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 211 198
Average daily rate
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£370 £320 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £194 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 23
Average hourly rate £13.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £16.20 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.72 £33.56 £41.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £20.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +3.75%
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10392 9080 9867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 17.76% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5835 4871 5100
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 501 614
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £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 31 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 31 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 31 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 377 £375 +17.18% 86
London -21 133 £375 +25.00% 27
South East -5 103 £360 -1.70% 21
West Midlands +12 42 £413 +35.24% 6
City of London +24 40 £375 - 9
Berkshire +6 35 £350 +8.52% 5
East of England -17 24 £350 +37.25% 1
North West +7 22 £363 +16.00% 10
South West -20 22 £175 -28.20% 7
Scotland -5 19 £350 -4.76% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 17 £350 -46.15% 5
Yorkshire +9 14 £388 +6.89% 8
Birmingham +7 14 £400 -3.03% 1
Surrey -20 12 £350 +40.00% 3
Essex +9 11 £398 -20.50%
West Yorkshire +7 11 £381 +5.17% 5
Oxfordshire +12 10 £275 - 3
West Sussex 0 10 £455 -
Reading 0 10 £215 -23.55%
Milton Keynes -3 10 £350 -46.15% 4
Slough +9 9 £350 -26.31% 3
Devon -4 9 £175 - 2
Leeds -4 9 £381 +5.17% 4
Hampshire -12 9 £363 -2.02% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 8 £288 -17.26%
Exeter -4 8 £175 - 2
Manchester -5 8 £258 -14.16% 6
North East -8 8 £420 +42.37%
Worcestershire - 8 £450 -
Shropshire +5 7 £450 - 2

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 861 (100.00%) ITIL
2 206 (23.93%) Windows
3 201 (23.34%) Finance
4 190 (22.07%) Service Management
5 168 (19.51%) Microsoft
6 149 (17.31%) PRINCE2
6 149 (17.31%) Service Delivery
7 129 (14.98%) MS Office
8 128 (14.87%) Project Management
9 119 (13.82%) SLA
10 111 (12.89%) MS Excel
11 103 (11.96%) Security Cleared
12 95 (11.03%) Active Directory
13 92 (10.69%) Change Management
14 89 (10.34%) SQL
15 87 (10.10%) Oracle
16 81 (9.41%) Cisco
17 79 (9.18%) VMware
18 76 (8.83%) ITSM
19 73 (8.48%) Degree
20 68 (7.90%) Problem Management
21 67 (7.78%) SC Cleared
22 66 (7.67%) Incident Management
22 66 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
23 64 (7.43%) SharePoint
24 61 (7.08%) Migration
24 61 (7.08%) Banking
25 59 (6.85%) HP
25 59 (6.85%) Citrix
26 57 (6.62%) Windows 7

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 64 (7.43%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.60%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.79%) WebSphere
4 21 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (1.74%) IIS
7 12 (1.39%) Lync
8 10 (1.16%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (0.93%) TIBCO EMS
10 7 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.81%) WebSphere Portal
10 7 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.70%) Apache
11 6 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.58%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.46%) SAS
14 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 129 (14.98%) MS Office
2 111 (12.89%) MS Excel
3 30 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.81%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 19 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.05%) assyst
4 7 (0.81%) HFM
4 7 (0.81%) Endur
4 7 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.70%) Aligne
5 6 (0.70%) ZaiNet
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.46%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.23%) Maximo
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.97%) SaaS
2 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.93%) Office 365
4 1 (0.12%) IaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.04%) Firewall
2 49 (5.69%) VPN
3 42 (4.88%) WAN
4 41 (4.76%) LAN
5 33 (3.83%) TCP/IP
6 30 (3.48%) VoIP
7 26 (3.02%) SAN
8 21 (2.44%) DNS
9 17 (1.97%) Cisco PIX
10 15 (1.74%) IP Telephony
11 14 (1.63%) FTP
12 13 (1.51%) MPLS
13 12 (1.39%) SSL
13 12 (1.39%) DHCP
13 12 (1.39%) Network Security
13 12 (1.39%) Cisco IPT
14 11 (1.28%) Internet
15 10 (1.16%) 3G
15 10 (1.16%) HTTP
16 8 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (1.16%) MySQL
7 9 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.81%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.81%) Essbase
9 7 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
9 7 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.46%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.35%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.35%) Sybase IQ
11 3 (0.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.81%) StarTeam
4 6 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (0.70%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.46%) Subversion
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
General
1 201 (23.34%) Finance
2 61 (7.08%) Banking
3 54 (6.27%) Telecoms
4 44 (5.11%) Legal
5 29 (3.37%) Law
6 27 (3.14%) Retail
7 20 (2.32%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.63%) Local Government
9 13 (1.51%) Marketing
9 13 (1.51%) Advertising
10 11 (1.28%) Billing
11 10 (1.16%) Back Office
12 9 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.05%) Front Office
13 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.58%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.58%) Publishing
14 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.46%) French Language
16 3 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 243 (28.22%) Analyst
2 106 (12.31%) Service Manager
3 99 (11.50%) Service Analyst
4 66 (7.67%) Project Manager
5 64 (7.43%) Service Desk Analyst
6 58 (6.74%) Support Analyst
7 44 (5.11%) Administrator
8 37 (4.30%) Delivery Manager
9 35 (4.07%) Services Delivery Manager
10 31 (3.60%) Consultant
11 29 (3.37%) Incident Manager
12 26 (3.02%) Applications Support
13 24 (2.79%) Architect
14 22 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
15 21 (2.44%) Business Analyst
15 21 (2.44%) Change Analyst
16 19 (2.21%) Change Manager
17 17 (1.97%) Support Engineer
17 17 (1.97%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.32%) Middleware
2 19 (2.21%) .NET
3 16 (1.86%) WebSphere MQ
4 15 (1.74%) Web Services
4 15 (1.74%) XML
5 9 (1.05%) XMPP
6 7 (0.81%) Rendezvous
7 6 (0.70%) XSL
7 6 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.70%) MSMQ
7 6 (0.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 5 (0.58%) XML Schema
9 3 (0.35%) Spring
9 3 (0.35%) jQuery
9 3 (0.35%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.23%) Drools
10 2 (0.23%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.23%) LAMP
10 2 (0.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (4.99%) Management Information System
2 26 (3.02%) Blackberry
3 23 (2.67%) Thin Client
3 23 (2.67%) Fat Client
4 22 (2.56%) CMDB
5 15 (1.74%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.74%) Handset
6 14 (1.63%) Replication
6 14 (1.63%) Clustering
6 14 (1.63%) Statistics
7 12 (1.39%) PMI
8 8 (0.93%) NHS
8 8 (0.93%) Mathematics
9 6 (0.70%) iPad
9 6 (0.70%) FMCG
9 6 (0.70%) GIS
10 5 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.46%) EPoS
11 4 (0.46%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 206 (23.93%) Windows
2 57 (6.62%) Windows 7
3 36 (4.18%) UNIX
4 34 (3.95%) Linux
4 34 (3.95%) Windows XP
5 29 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (2.67%) Solaris
7 21 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.70%) zOS
9 6 (0.70%) Android
9 6 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.58%) AIX
10 5 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.46%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.35%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 861 (100.00%) ITIL
2 190 (22.07%) Service Management
3 149 (17.31%) Service Delivery
3 149 (17.31%) PRINCE2
4 128 (14.87%) Project Management
5 92 (10.69%) Change Management
6 76 (8.83%) ITSM
7 68 (7.90%) Problem Management
8 66 (7.67%) Incident Management
8 66 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (7.08%) Migration
10 50 (5.81%) Configuration Management
11 36 (4.18%) Asset Management
12 31 (3.60%) Workflow
12 31 (3.60%) Release Management
13 29 (3.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 27 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
14 27 (3.14%) PRINCE
15 26 (3.02%) Document Management
16 22 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 89 (10.34%) SQL
2 18 (2.09%) VB
3 17 (1.97%) Shell Script
4 16 (1.86%) PL/SQL
4 16 (1.86%) JavaScript
5 15 (1.74%) Java
6 14 (1.63%) C
7 12 (1.39%) C#
8 11 (1.28%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.70%) PHP
9 6 (0.70%) VBA
10 5 (0.58%) Perl
11 4 (0.46%) ActionScript
11 4 (0.46%) ActionScript 2.0
11 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.35%) Jython
12 3 (0.35%) ABAP
12 3 (0.35%) C++
13 2 (0.23%) Python
14 1 (0.12%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 103 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 73 (8.48%) Degree
3 67 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 36 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (4.07%) MCP
6 26 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 26 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.44%) PMI Certification
7 21 (2.44%) CCNA
8 20 (2.32%) ISEB
8 20 (2.32%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.86%) MCITP
10 14 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (1.51%) MCSE
12 12 (1.39%) PMP
13 8 (0.93%) MCSA
14 6 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.58%) CCNP
15 5 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
16 4 (0.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (13.82%) SLA
2 28 (3.25%) QA
3 11 (1.28%) COBIT
4 10 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.93%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) BS7799
System Software
1 95 (11.03%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.93%) XenApp
4 7 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 5 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.46%) vSphere
7 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.23%) NFS
9 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (2.79%) SCCM
2 21 (2.44%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (1.16%) SCOM
4 10 (1.16%) BladeLogic
5 9 (1.05%) OPNET
5 9 (1.05%) HP UCMDB
6 8 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (0.81%) WMI
8 6 (0.70%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.58%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 5 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.35%) 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
1 168 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 87 (10.10%) Oracle
3 81 (9.41%) Cisco
4 79 (9.18%) VMware
5 59 (6.85%) HP
5 59 (6.85%) Citrix
6 41 (4.76%) Remedy
7 38 (4.41%) SAP
8 28 (3.25%) ServiceNow
9 23 (2.67%) IBM
9 23 (2.67%) CheckPoint
10 20 (2.32%) SolarWinds
11 14 (1.63%) Apple
11 14 (1.63%) BMC
12 11 (1.28%) Serena
13 10 (1.16%) Dell
14 9 (1.05%) EMC
14 9 (1.05%) Sybase
14 9 (1.05%) Cyber-Ark
15 8 (0.93%) Splunk
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable + Market Rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Intapeople
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: daily rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £15.73 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Exeter
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Exeter
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago