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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 286 246 277
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +31
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 387 441 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.84% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 4.89% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 236 191
Average daily rate
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£375 £328 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £303 £314
% change year-on-year
+23.14% -3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 29
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% -26.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £21.96 £53.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.88 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.84% -9.84%

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
11650 9016 10179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.01% 17.15% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6559 5126 5300
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 387 585
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 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
England -54 350 £390 +18.18% 111
London -68 129 £400 +14.28% 37
South East -32 91 £400 +8.84% 14
Berkshire +18 39 £301 -3.60% 6
City of London -2 30 £358 -14.37% 12
West Midlands -1 28 £404 +23.28% 14
Scotland -12 24 £325 +145.28% 4
East of England -3 23 £385 +56.34% 8
North West -4 22 £400 +88.23% 11
South West -32 22 £175 - 9
Yorkshire -5 15 £375 +44.23% 12
Devon -12 14 £175 +2.94% 3
Hampshire -22 14 £400 +6.66%
Exeter -7 13 £175 +2.94% 2
Aberdeen +21 12 £310 -27.05% 1
East Midlands -5 12 £325 +132.14% 2
Maidenhead - 11 £425 -
Oxfordshire -2 10 £338 +7.14% 1
West Yorkshire -8 10 £400 +53.84% 9
Cambridgeshire - 9 £325 - 3
Birmingham -5 8 £450 +5.88% 4
Manchester -3 7 £300 - 6
East Sussex -6 7 £411 -
Essex -10 7 £388 -22.50% 1
Surrey -14 7 £380 -10.58% 3
Buckinghamshire -15 7 £410 +173.33% 2
Brighton - 7 £411 -
Reading +7 6 £220 -20.00% 3
Cheshire +4 6 £425 +100.00% 2
Midlands +4 6 £355 +9.23%

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 792 (100.00%) ITIL
2 217 (27.40%) Windows
3 179 (22.60%) Service Management
4 176 (22.22%) Finance
5 163 (20.58%) Microsoft
6 147 (18.56%) PRINCE2
7 129 (16.29%) Service Delivery
8 126 (15.91%) Project Management
9 108 (13.64%) VMware
10 106 (13.38%) SLA
11 98 (12.37%) MS Office
12 97 (12.25%) Security Cleared
13 93 (11.74%) Active Directory
14 84 (10.61%) Degree
15 83 (10.48%) MS Excel
16 77 (9.72%) Change Management
17 74 (9.34%) Cisco
18 66 (8.33%) SQL
18 66 (8.33%) ITSM
19 65 (8.21%) Oracle
19 65 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
20 64 (8.08%) Windows 7
21 62 (7.83%) SC Cleared
21 62 (7.83%) SharePoint
22 60 (7.58%) Citrix
22 60 (7.58%) Firewall
23 58 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
24 57 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
25 56 (7.07%) Migration
26 55 (6.94%) HP

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 62 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 38 (4.80%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.64%) Apache
5 12 (1.52%) IIS
5 12 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (1.52%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.26%) Drupal
7 8 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (0.88%) Lync
9 6 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.51%) Documentum
11 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.25%) Liferay
12 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 98 (12.37%) MS Office
2 83 (10.48%) MS Excel
3 26 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (3.16%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.88%) MS Project
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.63%) assyst
7 4 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.51%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.38%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.38%) HFM
9 2 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.25%) Maximo
9 2 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.63%) SaaS
2 3 (0.38%) Office 365
3 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.58%) Firewall
2 46 (5.81%) VPN
3 44 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 38 (4.80%) WAN
5 37 (4.67%) LAN
6 26 (3.28%) DNS
7 23 (2.90%) SAN
8 21 (2.65%) VoIP
9 18 (2.27%) Cisco PIX
10 16 (2.02%) DHCP
11 13 (1.64%) MPLS
12 12 (1.52%) Internet
12 12 (1.52%) SSL
13 11 (1.39%) Network Security
14 7 (0.88%) iSCSI
14 7 (0.88%) 4G
14 7 (0.88%) 3G
15 6 (0.76%) Wireless
16 5 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.01%) RDBMS
4 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (0.63%) MySQL
8 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.38%) Essbase
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 12 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
2 10 (1.26%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.26%) Bitbucket
2 10 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.38%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.13%) GCC
General
1 176 (22.22%) Finance
2 49 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.42%) Banking
4 26 (3.28%) Legal
5 14 (1.77%) Retail
5 14 (1.77%) Back Office
6 13 (1.64%) Local Government
7 11 (1.39%) Law
8 10 (1.26%) Marketing
9 8 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.76%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.63%) Billing
11 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.51%) Electronics
12 4 (0.51%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.51%) Advertising
12 4 (0.51%) Publishing
13 3 (0.38%) Front Office
13 3 (0.38%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 173 (21.84%) Analyst
2 107 (13.51%) Service Manager
3 87 (10.98%) Project Manager
4 82 (10.35%) Service Analyst
5 48 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 40 (5.05%) Delivery Manager
6 40 (5.05%) Consultant
7 38 (4.80%) Services Delivery Manager
8 34 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 30 (3.79%) Incident Manager
10 28 (3.54%) Architect
11 27 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (3.28%) Administrator
13 22 (2.78%) Transition Manager
14 21 (2.65%) Change Manager
15 20 (2.53%) Infrastructure Manager
15 20 (2.53%) Service Transition Manager
16 18 (2.27%) Team Leader
17 17 (2.15%) Data Analyst
17 17 (2.15%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.02%) XML
2 11 (1.39%) LAMP
3 10 (1.26%) Web Services
3 10 (1.26%) REST
4 8 (1.01%) Middleware
5 6 (0.76%) .NET
6 5 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (0.63%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.51%) XMPP
8 3 (0.38%) JSP
9 2 (0.25%) Drools
9 2 (0.25%) Spring
10 1 (0.13%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.13%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.13%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.13%) XSL
10 1 (0.13%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.16%) Thin Client
3 25 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 25 (3.16%) Fat Client
4 19 (2.40%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.27%) CMDB
6 16 (2.02%) PMI
6 16 (2.02%) Statistics
7 12 (1.52%) Clustering
8 11 (1.39%) Open Source
9 10 (1.26%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.01%) NHS
10 8 (1.01%) Replication
11 7 (0.88%) iPad
11 7 (0.88%) FMCG
11 7 (0.88%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.76%) CCTV
13 5 (0.63%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 217 (27.40%) Windows
2 64 (8.08%) Windows 7
3 41 (5.18%) Linux
4 31 (3.91%) UNIX
5 29 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.41%) Solaris
7 24 (3.03%) Windows XP
8 19 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.39%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.76%) AIX
12 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.51%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.51%) Android
13 3 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 792 (100.00%) ITIL
2 179 (22.60%) Service Management
3 147 (18.56%) PRINCE2
4 129 (16.29%) Service Delivery
5 126 (15.91%) Project Management
6 77 (9.72%) Change Management
7 66 (8.33%) ITSM
8 65 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 56 (7.07%) Migration
10 50 (6.31%) Incident Management
10 50 (6.31%) Problem Management
11 38 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (4.29%) Configuration Management
13 33 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (3.54%) Asset Management
15 25 (3.16%) Line Management
16 24 (3.03%) Release Management
17 23 (2.90%) Data Mapping
18 22 (2.78%) Workflow
19 21 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 66 (8.33%) SQL
2 14 (1.77%) Java
3 12 (1.52%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.39%) Bash Shell
4 11 (1.39%) C
4 11 (1.39%) PHP
5 9 (1.14%) PL/SQL
5 9 (1.14%) VBA
6 8 (1.01%) VB
7 7 (0.88%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.38%) C++
10 2 (0.25%) Perl
10 2 (0.25%) C#
10 2 (0.25%) Python
10 2 (0.25%) Jython
11 1 (0.13%) Ruby
11 1 (0.13%) Korn
11 1 (0.13%) PowerHouse
11 1 (0.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 97 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 84 (10.61%) Degree
3 62 (7.83%) SC Cleared
4 41 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (4.55%) MCP
6 33 (4.17%) PMI Certification
7 28 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (3.41%) DV Cleared
9 24 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 22 (2.78%) CCNA
11 20 (2.53%) MCSE
11 20 (2.53%) PMP
12 13 (1.64%) MCITP
13 12 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 12 (1.52%) MCSA
14 10 (1.26%) CCNP
15 7 (0.88%) ISEB
16 5 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (0.51%) HND
17 4 (0.51%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (13.38%) SLA
2 25 (3.16%) QA
3 10 (1.26%) COBIT
4 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) BS7799
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (11.74%) Active Directory
2 57 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.26%) XenApp
3 10 (1.26%) KVM
4 8 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.76%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.38%) NFS
7 3 (0.38%) UAG
8 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (3.16%) SCCM
2 14 (1.77%) Tivoli
3 10 (1.26%) Vagrant
3 10 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.14%) SCOM
4 9 (1.14%) Puppet
4 9 (1.14%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.76%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.63%) Nagios
7 5 (0.63%) HP UCMDB
8 4 (0.51%) OPNET
9 3 (0.38%) WMI
9 3 (0.38%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.25%) WSUS
10 2 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 163 (20.58%) Microsoft
2 108 (13.64%) VMware
3 74 (9.34%) Cisco
4 65 (8.21%) Oracle
5 60 (7.58%) Citrix
6 55 (6.94%) HP
7 30 (3.79%) Remedy
8 24 (3.03%) CheckPoint
9 18 (2.27%) ServiceNow
10 17 (2.15%) BMC
11 16 (2.02%) SAP
12 13 (1.64%) Apple
13 12 (1.52%) Juniper
14 10 (1.26%) IBM
15 9 (1.14%) NetApp
15 9 (1.14%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.01%) Dell
17 7 (0.88%) EMC
17 7 (0.88%) CA
17 7 (0.88%) Wyse
Exeter, Devon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Cititec
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £492.19 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27.83 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Rate: £400 to £450
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £17.50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Rate: From £18,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £301 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago