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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 272 232 256
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +24
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 411 452 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.87% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.58% 5.11% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 253 188
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.36% +6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 41
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.25 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £52.51 £47.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -19.54%

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
11495 8838 9201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 17.09% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6490 4968 4772
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £535 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 382 601
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.08%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 -39 369 £400 +14.28% 117
London -49 148 £425 +13.33% 35
South East -21 90 £400 +15.94% 25
City of London +9 35 £375 -0.26% 11
Scotland +2 33 £300 +126.41% 4
Berkshire +7 31 £313 -3.84% 4
East of England +6 30 £381 +8.92% 7
Hampshire -21 26 £400 - 12
South West -21 25 £331 +89.28% 13
West Midlands -8 22 £427 +21.96% 16
North West -1 19 £350 +218.18% 8
Yorkshire -9 18 £355 +36.53% 9
West Yorkshire -3 12 £288 +10.57% 7
Essex - 12 £300 -
Birmingham +5 11 £450 -2.70% 1
Edinburgh -7 10 £350 +177.22%
Buckinghamshire -14 10 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 10 £325 - 1
Glasgow -6 9 £273 - 2
Oxfordshire -19 9 £325 +3.17% 1
Aberdeen +16 8 £318 -25.29%
East Midlands -9 8 £250 +78.57% 3
Surrey -22 8 £388 +34.78% 1
Reading +10 7 £320 +6.66% 3
Maidenhead +9 7 £425 -
Leeds -13 7 £250 -3.84% 6
Cheshire +10 6 £275 - 4
Bedfordshire -14 6 £425 +240.00% 3
Milton Keynes -15 6 - - 3
Lancashire -17 6 £413 -

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 800 (100.00%) ITIL
2 205 (25.63%) Windows
3 178 (22.25%) Microsoft
4 174 (21.75%) Service Management
5 168 (21.00%) Finance
6 140 (17.50%) PRINCE2
7 139 (17.38%) Project Management
8 136 (17.00%) Service Delivery
9 116 (14.50%) SLA
9 116 (14.50%) Security Cleared
10 98 (12.25%) VMware
10 98 (12.25%) MS Excel
11 97 (12.13%) MS Office
12 91 (11.38%) Active Directory
13 87 (10.88%) Degree
14 82 (10.25%) Change Management
15 75 (9.38%) SC Cleared
16 66 (8.25%) SQL
16 66 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
17 65 (8.13%) HP
18 63 (7.88%) Cisco
19 62 (7.75%) Windows 7
20 61 (7.63%) Citrix
20 61 (7.63%) Oracle
21 59 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
22 58 (7.25%) Incident Management
23 57 (7.13%) ITSM
24 53 (6.63%) Problem Management
25 52 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
26 51 (6.38%) SharePoint

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 51 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 39 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.75%) WebSphere
4 19 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.63%) Apache
6 12 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (1.38%) IIS
8 10 (1.25%) Drupal
9 8 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.88%) Lync
11 6 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.63%) JBoss
12 5 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.50%) WebSphere Portal
13 4 (0.50%) Documentum
14 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 98 (12.25%) MS Excel
2 97 (12.13%) MS Office
3 26 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (3.00%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.00%) MS Project
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.25%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.25%) assyst
6 2 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.13%) Maximo
7 1 (0.13%) HFM
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP SM
7 1 (0.13%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.50%) SaaS
2 2 (0.25%) Office 365
2 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.25%) Firewall
2 42 (5.25%) WAN
3 41 (5.13%) LAN
4 40 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 36 (4.50%) VPN
6 31 (3.88%) DNS
7 23 (2.88%) DHCP
8 22 (2.75%) SAN
9 19 (2.38%) Cisco PIX
10 17 (2.13%) VoIP
11 15 (1.88%) Internet
12 13 (1.63%) SSL
13 10 (1.25%) MPLS
14 9 (1.13%) 3G
15 8 (1.00%) 4G
15 8 (1.00%) Network Security
15 8 (1.00%) Wireless
16 6 (0.75%) iSCSI
16 6 (0.75%) Intranet
16 6 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.88%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (0.88%) Big Data
5 6 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.75%) RDBMS
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.38%) MySQL
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (1.38%) Git (software)
1 11 (1.38%) Bitbucket
2 10 (1.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (0.63%) JIRA
5 4 (0.50%) GDB
6 3 (0.38%) Maven
6 3 (0.38%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.38%) Ant
6 3 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.25%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.25%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.25%) DbUnit
7 2 (0.25%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.25%) JUnit
7 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
General
1 168 (21.00%) Finance
2 48 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.25%) Banking
4 20 (2.50%) Legal
5 19 (2.38%) Law
6 14 (1.75%) Back Office
6 14 (1.75%) Retail
7 12 (1.50%) Local Government
8 11 (1.38%) Marketing
9 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.88%) Electronics
10 7 (0.88%) Billing
11 5 (0.63%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Military
12 4 (0.50%) Publishing
13 3 (0.38%) Advertising
13 3 (0.38%) Front Office
13 3 (0.38%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (20.25%) Analyst
2 115 (14.38%) Service Manager
3 90 (11.25%) Project Manager
4 71 (8.88%) Service Analyst
5 48 (6.00%) Delivery Manager
6 46 (5.75%) Services Delivery Manager
7 45 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
8 42 (5.25%) Consultant
9 39 (4.88%) Support Analyst
10 34 (4.25%) Incident Manager
11 26 (3.25%) Architect
11 26 (3.25%) Team Leader
12 25 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (3.00%) Infrastructure Manager
13 24 (3.00%) Transition Manager
14 20 (2.50%) Service Transition Manager
15 19 (2.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 18 (2.25%) IT Services Manager
17 17 (2.13%) Administrator
18 16 (2.00%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.50%) Web Services
2 16 (2.00%) XML
3 13 (1.63%) .NET
4 11 (1.38%) LAMP
4 11 (1.38%) REST
5 10 (1.25%) JSP
6 8 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (0.63%) Middleware
7 5 (0.63%) CSS
8 4 (0.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (0.50%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.38%) SAP Basis
9 3 (0.38%) HTML
9 3 (0.38%) jQuery
9 3 (0.38%) Java EE
10 2 (0.25%) Ajax
11 1 (0.13%) Spring
11 1 (0.13%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.13%) MSMQ
11 1 (0.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.63%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.25%) Thin Client
3 26 (3.25%) Fat Client
4 23 (2.88%) CMDB
4 23 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 18 (2.25%) PMI
7 14 (1.75%) Statistics
8 12 (1.50%) NHS
9 11 (1.38%) Clustering
9 11 (1.38%) Open Source
10 8 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.00%) iPad
11 7 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.88%) FMCG
12 5 (0.63%) DTV
12 5 (0.63%) iPhone
13 4 (0.50%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 205 (25.63%) Windows
2 62 (7.75%) Windows 7
3 47 (5.88%) Linux
4 46 (5.75%) UNIX
5 33 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.38%) Solaris
7 25 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 22 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.50%) AIX
10 9 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.13%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.63%) Android
13 4 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.50%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 800 (100.00%) ITIL
2 174 (21.75%) Service Management
3 140 (17.50%) PRINCE2
4 139 (17.38%) Project Management
5 136 (17.00%) Service Delivery
6 82 (10.25%) Change Management
7 66 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 58 (7.25%) Incident Management
9 57 (7.13%) ITSM
10 53 (6.63%) Problem Management
11 44 (5.50%) Migration
12 43 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 42 (5.25%) Configuration Management
14 26 (3.25%) Line Management
15 22 (2.75%) People Management
15 22 (2.75%) Asset Management
16 21 (2.63%) Supplier Management
16 21 (2.63%) PRINCE
16 21 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 66 (8.25%) SQL
2 29 (3.63%) Java
3 18 (2.25%) Bash Shell
4 17 (2.13%) VB
5 14 (1.75%) PHP
6 12 (1.50%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.38%) C
8 8 (1.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.88%) Perl
9 7 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.88%) Python
9 7 (0.88%) VBA
10 6 (0.75%) C#
10 6 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.63%) C++
11 5 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.50%) VC++
13 2 (0.25%) Korn
14 1 (0.13%) Jython
14 1 (0.13%) RPG
Qualifications
1 116 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 87 (10.88%) Degree
3 75 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 46 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (4.63%) MCP
6 31 (3.88%) DV Cleared
7 30 (3.75%) PMI Certification
8 24 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 21 (2.63%) MCSE
10 19 (2.38%) CCNA
11 15 (1.88%) PMP
12 13 (1.63%) MCSA
13 11 (1.38%) MCITP
13 11 (1.38%) CCNP
14 10 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (1.25%) ISEB
15 9 (1.13%) CISSP
16 7 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (14.50%) SLA
2 25 (3.13%) QA
3 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.25%) COBIT
4 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) BS7799
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 91 (11.38%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.63%) XenApp
4 10 (1.25%) KVM
5 8 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.63%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.63%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.50%) UAG
7 4 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.38%) NFS
8 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.25%) vSphere
9 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (3.63%) SCCM
2 18 (2.25%) Tivoli
3 11 (1.38%) NetBackup
3 11 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.25%) Vagrant
5 9 (1.13%) SCOM
5 9 (1.13%) Puppet
6 5 (0.63%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.50%) HP UCMDB
7 4 (0.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.38%) Nagios
8 3 (0.38%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 178 (22.25%) Microsoft
2 98 (12.25%) VMware
3 65 (8.13%) HP
4 63 (7.88%) Cisco
5 61 (7.63%) Citrix
5 61 (7.63%) Oracle
6 34 (4.25%) Remedy
7 26 (3.25%) CheckPoint
8 20 (2.50%) ServiceNow
8 20 (2.50%) SAP
9 15 (1.88%) BMC
10 14 (1.75%) IBM
11 12 (1.50%) Juniper
11 12 (1.50%) Apple
12 10 (1.25%) NetApp
13 9 (1.13%) Dell
13 9 (1.13%) Brocade
14 7 (0.88%) Wyse
14 7 (0.88%) Symantec
14 7 (0.88%) CA
City, London
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.82 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + (Negotiable)
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
@ITS
Rate: From £120 to £140 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 Months Initially
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago