The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL Foundation Certificate over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 493 518 466
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -52
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 128 93 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 0.89% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 34 59
Average daily rate
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£294 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £452 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 8
Average hourly rate £24.26 £17.00 £26.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.70% -35.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.55 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £31.79 £78.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.51 £12.88 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+136.97% -63.98%

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ITIL Foundation Certificate Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate within the UK.

ITIL Foundation Certificate Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

ITIL Foundation Certificate Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate within the UK.

ITIL Foundation Certificate Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

ITIL Foundation Certificate Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
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 Foundation Certificate within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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 +4 116 £315 +5.00% 35
South East +2 36 £340 +13.33% 7
London -16 20 £255 -15.00% 13
Buckinghamshire +8 18 £308 - 1
Milton Keynes +3 16 £308 - 1
South West -3 15 £225 -25.00% 3
East of England +9 11 £300 -40.00% 2
North West -16 11 £300 +150.00% 4
East Midlands +9 10 £450 +28.57% 1
Hampshire -2 9 £410 +10.81% 3
Yorkshire -26 9 £108 -69.00% 3
Northamptonshire - 9 £475 - 1
Berkshire +8 8 £340 +19.29% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £300 - 2
Manchester -1 8 £300 +150.00% 2
Northampton - 8 £475 -
West Yorkshire -20 7 £335 -4.28% 2
Leeds -20 7 £335 -4.28% 2
Cambridge - 7 £300 - 1
Wiltshire - 7 £425 - 1
City of London -8 6 £519 - 4
Southampton 0 5 £400 +33.33%
West Midlands +5 4 £388 -3.12% 2
South Wales +3 4 £174 +44.79% 4
Wales -1 4 £174 +44.79% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £175 -
County Antrim - 4 £175 -
Belfast - 4 £175 -
Cardiff - 4 £174 - 2
Devon +2 3 £225 +12.50% 1

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 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 Foundation Certificate.

1 215 (100.00%) ITIL
2 103 (47.91%) Microsoft
3 96 (44.65%) Service Management
4 65 (30.23%) Windows
5 63 (29.30%) Security Cleared
6 61 (28.37%) MS Office
7 51 (23.72%) SC Cleared
8 49 (22.79%) MS Excel
8 49 (22.79%) Service Delivery
9 47 (21.86%) SQL
9 47 (21.86%) Active Directory
10 44 (20.47%) ITSM
11 38 (17.67%) Finance
11 38 (17.67%) HP
12 35 (16.28%) SLA
12 35 (16.28%) VMware
13 34 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (15.35%) Degree
14 33 (15.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (14.42%) Change Management
15 31 (14.42%) DV Cleared
16 30 (13.95%) PRINCE2
17 28 (13.02%) Project Management
18 22 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (10.23%) Cisco
18 22 (10.23%) Windows 7
19 21 (9.77%) Coaching
19 21 (9.77%) DNS
19 21 (9.77%) Citrix
19 21 (9.77%) Linux

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 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 Foundation Certificate. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.40%) IIS
6 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.47%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Confluence
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (28.37%) MS Office
2 49 (22.79%) MS Excel
3 19 (8.84%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.65%) MS Project
5 8 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.86%) Office 365
2 3 (1.40%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.77%) DNS
2 19 (8.84%) DHCP
3 18 (8.37%) Internet
4 17 (7.91%) Firewall
5 12 (5.58%) SAN
6 9 (4.19%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.19%) VPN
6 9 (4.19%) LAN
6 9 (4.19%) WAN
7 6 (2.79%) SMS
7 6 (2.79%) 3G
7 6 (2.79%) RTP
7 6 (2.79%) SS7
7 6 (2.79%) ISUP
7 6 (2.79%) SCCP
7 6 (2.79%) 2G
7 6 (2.79%) SIGTRAN
7 6 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (2.79%) MGW
7 6 (2.79%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.72%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.93%) QlikView
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.47%) GeoQlik
4 1 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.47%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (4.65%) Subversion
2 9 (4.19%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.33%) Ant
4 3 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (17.67%) Finance
2 8 (3.72%) Retail
3 7 (3.26%) Law
3 7 (3.26%) German Language
4 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.40%) Back Office
5 3 (1.40%) Local Government
5 3 (1.40%) Legal
5 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (36.74%) Analyst
2 34 (15.81%) Service Analyst
3 32 (14.88%) Service Manager
4 29 (13.49%) 1st Line Support
5 25 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (8.84%) Support Analyst
7 15 (6.98%) Services Delivery Manager
7 15 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
8 12 (5.58%) Team Leader
8 12 (5.58%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.58%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 11 (5.12%) Applications Support
10 9 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.72%) Applications Support Analyst
12 7 (3.26%) IT Trainer
12 7 (3.26%) Trainer
13 6 (2.79%) Process Analyst
13 6 (2.79%) Software Support Analyst
14 5 (2.33%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.19%) XML
2 8 (3.72%) .NET
3 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.40%) Middleware
5 2 (0.93%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.93%) HTML
5 2 (0.93%) Web Services
6 1 (0.47%) CSS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.05%) Statistics
4 9 (4.19%) CMDB
5 8 (3.72%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.26%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.33%) NHS
7 5 (2.33%) CLARiiON
8 4 (1.86%) Clustering
8 4 (1.86%) Equities
8 4 (1.86%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.86%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.86%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.86%) Derivative
9 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.40%) Replication
10 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (30.23%) Windows
2 22 (10.23%) Windows 7
3 21 (9.77%) Linux
4 18 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (5.12%) UNIX
7 8 (3.72%) Solaris
7 8 (3.72%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.33%) Debian
9 5 (2.33%) AIX
10 4 (1.86%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.47%) Android
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (100.00%) ITIL
2 96 (44.65%) Service Management
3 49 (22.79%) Service Delivery
4 44 (20.47%) ITSM
5 31 (14.42%) Change Management
6 30 (13.95%) PRINCE2
7 28 (13.02%) Project Management
8 22 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (9.77%) Coaching
10 19 (8.84%) ITIL V3
11 18 (8.37%) Configuration Management
12 17 (7.91%) Problem Management
13 16 (7.44%) Mentoring
14 13 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (5.12%) Incident Management
15 11 (5.12%) Waterfall
16 10 (4.65%) Change Control
17 9 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
18 8 (3.72%) Time Management
19 7 (3.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (21.86%) SQL
2 11 (5.12%) T-SQL
3 8 (3.72%) C#
4 5 (2.33%) Perl
4 5 (2.33%) C
5 3 (1.40%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.93%) PHP
6 2 (0.93%) VB
6 2 (0.93%) VBA
7 1 (0.47%) Python
7 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.47%) Ruby
7 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.47%) Java
7 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 63 (29.30%) Security Cleared
2 51 (23.72%) SC Cleared
3 33 (15.35%) Degree
3 33 (15.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (14.42%) DV Cleared
5 17 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (7.44%) CCNA
6 16 (7.44%) MCSE
6 16 (7.44%) MCSA
7 14 (6.51%) MCITP
8 12 (5.58%) HNC
9 6 (2.79%) HND
9 6 (2.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (2.33%) MCP
11 4 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.40%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.93%) MCTS
13 2 (0.93%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (16.28%) SLA
2 9 (4.19%) QA
3 5 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.40%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.93%) BS7799
5 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (21.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.79%) vSphere
4 4 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.40%) XenApp
5 3 (1.40%) Firmware
5 3 (1.40%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.40%) Samba
5 3 (1.40%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.40%) NFS
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (8.84%) OVSD
2 10 (4.65%) SCOM
3 9 (4.19%) SCCM
4 6 (2.79%) HP Data Protector
4 6 (2.79%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.47%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.47%) Puppet
8 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.47%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (47.91%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.67%) HP
3 35 (16.28%) VMware
4 22 (10.23%) Cisco
5 21 (9.77%) Citrix
6 17 (7.91%) Oracle
7 12 (5.58%) Remedy
8 8 (3.72%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.26%) NetApp
9 7 (3.26%) EMC
10 6 (2.79%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.79%) Interwoven
11 5 (2.33%) BMC
11 5 (2.33%) McAfee
11 5 (2.33%) F5
12 4 (1.86%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.86%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (1.86%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.86%) Juniper
12 4 (1.86%) Dell
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.52 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £100 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £475 - £635 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: £180 - 195 per day
Posted: 23 days ago