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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 269 282 232
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -50
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 436 395 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.76% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.99% 3.76% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 239 257
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.63 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £23.15 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -20.00%

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
10920 10497 9567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.21% 20.32% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6750 6072 5158
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 491 443
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 -3 403 £350 -12.50% 93
London +19 175 £406 +1.56% 29
South East -1 71 £329 -17.81% 15
South West +15 41 £293 -38.42% 9
East of England +12 37 £325 -10.34% 14
West Midlands -12 24 £450 +22.44% 7
Yorkshire -13 23 £375 +12.78% 6
West Yorkshire +2 21 £325 -18.75% 3
North West -14 21 £400 +6.66% 6
Oxfordshire +20 17 £126 -71.46% 1
Berkshire -1 17 £413 -10.81% 6
Oxford +15 16 £126 -71.46%
Cambridgeshire +19 15 £325 -18.75%
Wiltshire +2 13 £230 -42.50% 3
Cheshire -4 12 £238 -36.66% 1
Bedfordshire +7 11 £350 -6.66% 8
Leeds 0 11 £325 +0.77% 2
City of London +20 10 £501 +31.27% 8
Birmingham 0 10 £325 -21.21% 2
East Midlands -7 10 £250 -20.63% 6
Cambridge - 10 £325 -
Devon -5 9 £225 -56.52%
Scotland -13 9 £275 +0.73% 1
Hertfordshire +14 8 £350 +59.09% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 8 £353 +8.46% 2
Milton Keynes +6 8 £353 +8.46% 1
Surrey -3 8 £450 +5.88% 4
Dorset +9 7 £390 +4.00%
Croydon -14 7 £322 -14.13%
Exeter +9 6 £175 -66.18%

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 853 (100.00%) ITIL
2 211 (24.74%) Service Management
3 198 (23.21%) Windows
4 195 (22.86%) Finance
5 185 (21.69%) Microsoft
6 163 (19.11%) Service Delivery
7 160 (18.76%) Project Management
8 131 (15.36%) Change Management
8 131 (15.36%) PRINCE2
9 117 (13.72%) Active Directory
10 110 (12.90%) MS Office
11 101 (11.84%) MS Excel
12 96 (11.25%) SLA
13 94 (11.02%) Security Cleared
14 93 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 91 (10.67%) Data Centre
16 88 (10.32%) Degree
17 87 (10.20%) ITSM
18 84 (9.85%) Problem Management
19 81 (9.50%) Incident Management
20 76 (8.91%) SQL
21 73 (8.56%) ServiceNow
22 72 (8.44%) Windows 7
23 71 (8.32%) Windows Server
24 70 (8.21%) Cisco
25 65 (7.62%) SC Cleared
26 62 (7.27%) Citrix
27 56 (6.57%) Banking
28 54 (6.33%) Release Management
29 51 (5.98%) Telecoms

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 44 (5.16%) MS Exchange
2 27 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.34%) IIS
4 14 (1.64%) IBM Notes
5 13 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (1.06%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.47%) Documentum
9 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.47%) JBoss
9 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.23%) CMS
11 2 (0.23%) Confluence
11 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 110 (12.90%) MS Office
2 101 (11.84%) MS Excel
3 35 (4.10%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.93%) MS Project
5 19 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (1.76%) AutoCAD
7 9 (1.06%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.59%) RMDS
3 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.35%) assyst
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) ACBS
6 1 (0.12%) Advent Geneva
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP hybris
6 1 (0.12%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.76%) Office 365
3 7 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.70%) SaaS
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.74%) LAN
2 38 (4.45%) WAN
3 37 (4.34%) Firewall
4 34 (3.99%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.46%) DNS
6 19 (2.23%) Internet
7 18 (2.11%) SAN
8 17 (1.99%) SSL
8 17 (1.99%) VPN
9 15 (1.76%) Wireless
10 13 (1.52%) Network Security
11 12 (1.41%) IP Telephony
11 12 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (1.29%) VLAN
12 11 (1.29%) VoIP
13 10 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.17%) DHCP
14 9 (1.06%) NetScaler
15 8 (0.94%) MPLS
16 7 (0.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.70%) MS Access
4 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.59%) EDRMS
5 5 (0.59%) MySQL
5 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.47%) OLAP
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.35%) QlikView
7 3 (0.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.70%) Toad
2 6 (0.70%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.59%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.35%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.35%) JIRA
6 2 (0.23%) MSI
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 195 (22.86%) Finance
2 56 (6.57%) Banking
3 51 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.63%) Law
5 27 (3.17%) Legal
6 16 (1.88%) Front Office
6 16 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.88%) Retail
7 15 (1.76%) Advertising
8 13 (1.52%) Billing
8 13 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.29%) Local Government
10 10 (1.17%) Back Office
11 7 (0.82%) Marketing
12 5 (0.59%) Portuguese Language
12 5 (0.59%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.47%) Electronics
13 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.35%) Games
15 2 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 218 (25.56%) Analyst
2 172 (20.16%) Service Manager
3 82 (9.61%) Service Analyst
4 80 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 58 (6.80%) Transition Manager
6 54 (6.33%) Delivery Manager
7 51 (5.98%) ITIL Manager
8 50 (5.86%) Services Delivery Manager
9 47 (5.51%) Service Transition Manager
10 39 (4.57%) ITIL Service Manager
11 38 (4.45%) Business Analyst
11 38 (4.45%) Service Desk Analyst
12 37 (4.34%) Consultant
13 34 (3.99%) ITIL Service Analyst
14 32 (3.75%) Support Analyst
15 29 (3.40%) IT Manager
16 27 (3.17%) Applications Support
17 25 (2.93%) Service Desk Manager
18 23 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
19 21 (2.46%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.23%) .NET
2 13 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 11 (1.29%) HTML
4 10 (1.17%) Leaflet
4 10 (1.17%) Web Services
5 8 (0.94%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (0.82%) CSS
7 5 (0.59%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.47%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.47%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.35%) Ajax
9 3 (0.35%) XML
10 2 (0.23%) Drools
10 2 (0.23%) Java EE
10 2 (0.23%) Middleware
10 2 (0.23%) SAP Basis
11 1 (0.12%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.12%) CSS3
11 1 (0.12%) HTML5
11 1 (0.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 47 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 17 (1.99%) Blackberry
4 17 (1.99%) Replication
5 12 (1.41%) Driving Licence
6 10 (1.17%) Clustering
7 9 (1.06%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.06%) NHS
8 8 (0.94%) Equities
8 8 (0.94%) Fat Client
8 8 (0.94%) Thin Client
9 7 (0.82%) Derivative
9 7 (0.82%) FMCG
9 7 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (0.70%) CMDB
10 6 (0.70%) e-Learning
10 6 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 198 (23.21%) Windows
2 72 (8.44%) Windows 7
3 71 (8.32%) Windows Server
4 45 (5.28%) Linux
5 35 (4.10%) Windows XP
6 33 (3.87%) Unix
7 26 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (2.23%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.17%) Android
12 9 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.82%) Solaris
15 4 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.35%) NetWare
16 3 (0.35%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.35%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 853 (100.00%) ITIL
2 211 (24.74%) Service Management
3 163 (19.11%) Service Delivery
4 160 (18.76%) Project Management
5 131 (15.36%) Change Management
5 131 (15.36%) PRINCE2
6 93 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 87 (10.20%) ITSM
8 84 (9.85%) Problem Management
9 81 (9.50%) Incident Management
10 54 (6.33%) Release Management
11 44 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (4.69%) Change Control
13 38 (4.45%) Migration
14 33 (3.87%) PRINCE
15 28 (3.28%) Configuration Management
15 28 (3.28%) ITIL V3
16 26 (3.05%) Business Analysis
16 26 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
17 24 (2.81%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 76 (8.91%) SQL
2 43 (5.04%) PowerShell
3 17 (1.99%) JavaScript
4 16 (1.88%) T-SQL
5 14 (1.64%) VBA
6 12 (1.41%) C
7 10 (1.17%) C#
7 10 (1.17%) Java
8 5 (0.59%) C++
9 4 (0.47%) Python
9 4 (0.47%) VB
9 4 (0.47%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.47%) VB6
10 3 (0.35%) Perl
10 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.23%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.23%) Ruby
12 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 94 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 88 (10.32%) Degree
3 65 (7.62%) SC Cleared
4 47 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (5.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 33 (3.87%) PMI Certification
6 33 (3.87%) PMP
7 29 (3.40%) MCSE
8 25 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.99%) BICSI Certification
9 17 (1.99%) BICSI RCDD
9 17 (1.99%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.88%) CCNA
10 16 (1.88%) MCP
11 10 (1.17%) CCIE
11 10 (1.17%) CCNP
12 9 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.94%) CISSP
14 7 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (11.25%) SLA
2 27 (3.17%) QA
3 14 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.29%) JSP 440
6 9 (1.06%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.47%) RMADS
8 3 (0.35%) COBIT
8 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.35%) P3O
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 117 (13.72%) Active Directory
2 31 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (1.52%) XenApp
4 9 (1.06%) vSphere
5 8 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.59%) XenServer
8 2 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.12%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (5.04%) SCCM
2 11 (1.29%) SCOM
3 9 (1.06%) DameWare
4 5 (0.59%) XenMobile
5 4 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.47%) Nagios
6 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.23%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.23%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.23%) vRealize
7 1 (0.12%) Bacula
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.12%) Puppet
7 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 185 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 73 (8.56%) ServiceNow
3 70 (8.21%) Cisco
4 62 (7.27%) Citrix
5 50 (5.86%) VMware
6 45 (5.28%) Oracle
7 38 (4.45%) Remedy
8 36 (4.22%) HP
9 33 (3.87%) SAP
10 20 (2.34%) BMC
11 15 (1.76%) CheckPoint
11 15 (1.76%) NetApp
12 14 (1.64%) Lotus
13 12 (1.41%) Bloomberg
13 12 (1.41%) Planview
13 12 (1.41%) Reuters
14 10 (1.17%) Adobe
15 9 (1.06%) iManage
15 9 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
16 8 (0.94%) Fidessa
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Posted: Yesterday
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Northamptonshire
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Wiltshire
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Wiltshire
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