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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Rank 254 240 240
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 447 482 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.86% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.14% 4.38% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 292 232
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £190 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 23
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £14.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.36 £37.10 £55.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -21.05%

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
10807 11010 8754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.33% 19.58% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6135 6233 4641
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £528 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 544 489
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £43.63 £48.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.53%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015. 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 -17 414 £365 +4.28% 122
London -53 144 £401 +10.68% 37
South East -17 87 £375 +15.38% 20
North West +5 54 £344 -1.78% 2
City of London -4 38 £419 +11.66% 10
Berkshire -3 34 £375 +3.44% 6
East of England +26 30 £381 +17.30% 20
Manchester +15 30 £325 +51.16% 2
Yorkshire +9 30 £325 -18.75% 10
West Midlands -1 28 £306 +53.12% 14
South West -12 26 £381 +22.00% 10
Scotland +7 21 £350 +11.11%
Hampshire +2 20 £375 +25.00% 9
West Yorkshire +10 17 £425 +6.25% 8
Birmingham +6 16 £338 - 9
Edinburgh +6 13 £306 -12.64%
Merseyside -3 13 £450 -
Oxfordshire -7 13 £313 -3.84% 4
East Midlands +2 12 £150 -45.45% 8
Leeds +2 11 £458 +14.37% 5
South Yorkshire +1 11 £300 - 1
Reading -7 11 £213 -1.16% 2
Sheffield - 11 £300 - 1
Bristol +7 10 - -
Hertfordshire +6 10 £450 +9.09% 11
Liverpool -1 10 £450 -
Bedfordshire 0 9 £350 +12.00% 4
Oxford -7 9 £450 +38.46% 2
Surrey -8 9 £323 -24.11%
Wales - 9 £142 - 2

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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.

1 849 (100.00%) ITIL
2 194 (22.85%) Service Management
3 179 (21.08%) Service Delivery
4 173 (20.38%) Finance
5 170 (20.02%) Windows
6 143 (16.84%) Microsoft
7 133 (15.67%) PRINCE2
8 119 (14.02%) Project Management
9 117 (13.78%) SLA
10 108 (12.72%) Security Cleared
11 102 (12.01%) MS Office
12 100 (11.78%) MS Excel
13 95 (11.19%) Active Directory
14 91 (10.72%) Change Management
15 87 (10.25%) SQL
16 76 (8.95%) SC Cleared
17 75 (8.83%) Degree
18 74 (8.72%) UNIX
18 74 (8.72%) VMware
19 71 (8.36%) HP
20 70 (8.24%) ITSM
21 63 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
21 63 (7.42%) Oracle
21 63 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
22 61 (7.18%) Problem Management
22 61 (7.18%) Linux
22 61 (7.18%) Configuration Management
23 59 (6.95%) WAN
24 56 (6.60%) Migration
25 54 (6.36%) LAN

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 31 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 21 (2.47%) MS Exchange
4 19 (2.24%) IIS
5 18 (2.12%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (0.94%) CMS
7 8 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.71%) iPlanet
8 6 (0.71%) JBoss
8 6 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.59%) Lync
9 5 (0.59%) WebSphere Portal
9 5 (0.59%) Apache
10 4 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.35%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.24%) MQSeries
Applications
1 102 (12.01%) MS Office
2 100 (11.78%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (2.36%) MS Project
5 19 (2.24%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.59%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.71%) Primavera
4 6 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.59%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.59%) Cerner Millennium
5 5 (0.59%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.47%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.35%) assyst
8 2 (0.24%) ZaiNet
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.24%) Endur
8 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.24%) Aligne
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.77%) SaaS
2 10 (1.18%) PaaS
3 5 (0.59%) Office 365
3 5 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.35%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 59 (6.95%) WAN
2 54 (6.36%) LAN
3 43 (5.06%) Firewall
4 29 (3.42%) TCP/IP
5 26 (3.06%) SSL
6 25 (2.94%) DNS
6 25 (2.94%) VPN
6 25 (2.94%) Network Security
7 22 (2.59%) DHCP
8 20 (2.36%) SAN
9 18 (2.12%) LDAP
10 17 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (1.77%) Internet
12 10 (1.18%) Wireless
13 8 (0.94%) VoIP
14 6 (0.71%) 3G
14 6 (0.71%) Ethernet
15 5 (0.59%) FTP
15 5 (0.59%) HTTP
15 5 (0.59%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.59%) Oracle Database
2 19 (2.24%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (1.06%) Big Data
4 9 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.59%) DB2
8 4 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.35%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.35%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.35%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.00%) JIRA
2 16 (1.88%) Maven
3 15 (1.77%) Ant
4 14 (1.65%) ClearCase
5 13 (1.53%) Subversion
6 11 (1.30%) JUnit
6 11 (1.30%) Toad
7 9 (1.06%) ClearQuest
8 7 (0.82%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.71%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.59%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.47%) GDB
12 3 (0.35%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.35%) DbUnit
12 3 (0.35%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.35%) StarTeam
12 3 (0.35%) PVCS
12 3 (0.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 173 (20.38%) Finance
2 47 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 42 (4.95%) Banking
4 21 (2.47%) Retail
5 16 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.77%) Law
7 13 (1.53%) Legal
8 7 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.71%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.71%) Billing
9 6 (0.71%) Local Government
10 5 (0.59%) Electronics
10 5 (0.59%) Military
10 5 (0.59%) Front Office
11 4 (0.47%) Back Office
11 4 (0.47%) Publishing
12 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.24%) Games
13 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 165 (19.43%) Analyst
2 143 (16.84%) Service Manager
3 72 (8.48%) Project Manager
4 64 (7.54%) Delivery Manager
5 63 (7.42%) Services Delivery Manager
6 46 (5.42%) Service Analyst
7 45 (5.30%) Consultant
8 43 (5.06%) Support Analyst
9 37 (4.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 34 (4.00%) Administrator
11 30 (3.53%) Architect
12 28 (3.30%) Transition Manager
13 26 (3.06%) Release Manager
13 26 (3.06%) IT Services Manager
14 25 (2.94%) Incident Manager
15 24 (2.83%) Team Leader
16 22 (2.59%) Service Transition Manager
17 21 (2.47%) Applications Support
18 20 (2.36%) Change Manager
18 20 (2.36%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.94%) .NET
2 22 (2.59%) Web Services
3 18 (2.12%) XML
4 17 (2.00%) JSP
5 16 (1.88%) HTML
6 10 (1.18%) J2EE
7 9 (1.06%) CSS
7 9 (1.06%) Spring
8 7 (0.82%) Hibernate
9 6 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (0.71%) Servlets
9 6 (0.71%) Struts
10 5 (0.59%) Apache CXF
10 5 (0.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 5 (0.59%) jQuery
10 5 (0.59%) XSLT
10 5 (0.59%) Middleware
11 4 (0.47%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.47%) Java EE
12 3 (0.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.18%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.24%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.12%) NHS
4 18 (2.12%) PKI
5 15 (1.77%) Fat Client
5 15 (1.77%) Thin Client
6 13 (1.53%) CMDB
6 13 (1.53%) Clustering
7 10 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 10 (1.18%) PDA
7 10 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (0.94%) Replication
9 7 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.82%) PMI
10 6 (0.71%) Statistics
10 6 (0.71%) FMCG
11 5 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.47%) SecurID
12 4 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 170 (20.02%) Windows
2 74 (8.72%) UNIX
3 61 (7.18%) Linux
4 45 (5.30%) Windows 7
5 33 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (2.83%) Windows XP
8 21 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.36%) Solaris
10 16 (1.88%) AIX
11 15 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.18%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.94%) Android
13 8 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.59%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.47%) zOS
15 4 (0.47%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.12%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 849 (100.00%) ITIL
2 194 (22.85%) Service Management
3 179 (21.08%) Service Delivery
4 133 (15.67%) PRINCE2
5 119 (14.02%) Project Management
6 91 (10.72%) Change Management
7 70 (8.24%) ITSM
8 63 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (7.18%) Problem Management
9 61 (7.18%) Configuration Management
10 56 (6.60%) Migration
11 54 (6.36%) Incident Management
12 41 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
12 41 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (4.00%) Release Management
14 29 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
15 28 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
16 26 (3.06%) Workflow
17 25 (2.94%) Business Analysis
18 24 (2.83%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 87 (10.25%) SQL
2 47 (5.54%) Java
3 28 (3.30%) Shell Script
4 26 (3.06%) PL/SQL
5 17 (2.00%) C
6 16 (1.88%) VB
7 15 (1.77%) PowerShell
7 15 (1.77%) C#
8 14 (1.65%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.30%) Python
11 10 (1.18%) Perl
12 9 (1.06%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.06%) VBA
13 6 (0.71%) Korn
14 5 (0.59%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.59%) C++
15 4 (0.47%) VC++
15 4 (0.47%) PHP
16 3 (0.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 108 (12.72%) Security Cleared
2 76 (8.95%) SC Cleared
3 75 (8.83%) Degree
4 43 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (3.30%) CISSP
6 24 (2.83%) MCP
7 22 (2.59%) MCSE
8 20 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 18 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 17 (2.00%) PMI Certification
10 17 (2.00%) CISM
11 16 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (1.77%) CISMP
13 12 (1.41%) PMP
13 12 (1.41%) ISEB
13 12 (1.41%) CCENT
13 12 (1.41%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.30%) CCNA
15 10 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (0.94%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (13.78%) SLA
2 42 (4.95%) QA
3 29 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.24%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) P3O
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 95 (11.19%) Active Directory
2 34 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.77%) XenApp
4 9 (1.06%) vSphere
5 7 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (0.71%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.59%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.59%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.47%) MetaFrame
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.47%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.35%) UAG
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (2.36%) SCCM
2 13 (1.53%) Tivoli
3 10 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
3 10 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.94%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 5 (0.59%) Nagios
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.47%) OpenView
6 4 (0.47%) SCOM
6 4 (0.47%) WMI
6 4 (0.47%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.47%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.35%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.24%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.24%) DameWare
8 2 (0.24%) Netcool
Vendors
1 143 (16.84%) Microsoft
2 74 (8.72%) VMware
3 71 (8.36%) HP
4 63 (7.42%) Oracle
5 53 (6.24%) Cisco
6 51 (6.01%) Citrix
7 36 (4.24%) Remedy
8 29 (3.42%) SAP
9 23 (2.71%) IBM
9 23 (2.71%) CheckPoint
10 22 (2.59%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.88%) Clearswift
11 16 (1.88%) Kaspersky
12 13 (1.53%) Sun
13 12 (1.41%) NetApp
13 12 (1.41%) 3PAR
14 11 (1.30%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.18%) EMC
15 10 (1.18%) Splunk
16 9 (1.06%) LANDesk
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£35,000 - £38,000 + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Thames Tideway Tunnel
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hudson IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £80 - £90 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£35,000 - £38,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago