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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 504 473 477
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +4
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 109 104 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 1.16% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 73 45
Average daily rate
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£263 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £219 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £524 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £298
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 10
Average hourly rate £14.25 £37.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.48% +108.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £37.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £37.00 £28.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £37.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-63.51% +108.45%

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
11667 8979 9939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.99% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6589 5120 5187
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 385 577
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.53 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 2014.

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
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 24 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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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 -25 105 £270 -22.85% 46
London +8 52 £215 -38.57% 15
South East -12 20 £350 -0.14% 11
Buckinghamshire +2 17 - - 3
Milton Keynes +8 14 - - 1
City of London +12 8 £325 -29.72% 4
East of England -30 8 £325 -10.34% 2
South West -33 8 - - 3
East Midlands - 6 - - 2
North West -7 5 - - 1
Dorset - 4 - -
Yorkshire -8 3 £113 -42.30% 8
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £275 -
North Yorkshire -3 2 £100 -60.00% 2
Surrey - 2 £350 - 6
Wales - 2 £255 - 1
South Wales - 2 £255 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Manchester -2 1 - -
Birmingham -6 1 £425 +88.88% 4
West Yorkshire -10 1 £125 - 4
West Midlands -20 1 £425 +80.85% 4
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 2
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 2
Cambridge - 1 £250 -
Exeter - 1 - - 2
Harrow - 1 £400 -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 195 (100.00%) ITIL
2 89 (45.64%) Service Management
3 69 (35.38%) Windows
4 63 (32.31%) Microsoft
5 54 (27.69%) Service Delivery
6 53 (27.18%) Security Cleared
6 53 (27.18%) Analytical Skills
7 45 (23.08%) MS Office
8 44 (22.56%) Active Directory
9 40 (20.51%) ITSM
10 36 (18.46%) PRINCE2
11 35 (17.95%) MS Excel
11 35 (17.95%) HP
11 35 (17.95%) SC Cleared
12 30 (15.38%) Degree
13 29 (14.87%) MS Exchange
14 28 (14.36%) Incident Management
15 25 (12.82%) Windows 7
16 24 (12.31%) Finance
17 22 (11.28%) Windows XP
17 22 (11.28%) SLA
17 22 (11.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (11.28%) Project Management
18 21 (10.77%) Remedy
18 21 (10.77%) BMC
18 21 (10.77%) Remedy ITSM
19 20 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
20 19 (9.74%) DNS
20 19 (9.74%) Management Information System

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 29 (14.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.10%) Lync
4 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.05%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (2.05%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.03%) Apache
8 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.51%) JBoss
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 45 (23.08%) MS Office
2 35 (17.95%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.10%) MS Project
4 5 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (10.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.54%) Academy Housing
2 3 (1.54%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 3 (1.54%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.51%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.51%) assyst
3 1 (0.51%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.05%) SaaS
2 3 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.74%) DNS
2 10 (5.13%) DHCP
2 10 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.13%) VPN
3 7 (3.59%) Internet
4 6 (3.08%) Intranet
5 5 (2.56%) SAN
5 5 (2.56%) IP Telephony
5 5 (2.56%) iSCSI
6 4 (2.05%) Firewall
6 4 (2.05%) InfiniBand
6 4 (2.05%) LAN
6 4 (2.05%) WAN
7 3 (1.54%) VoIP
7 3 (1.54%) SSL
7 3 (1.54%) PABX
7 3 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.62%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.59%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.54%) MySQL
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) DB2
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.03%) Selenium
3 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.51%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.51%) Ant
3 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.51%) MSI
3 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.51%) Subversion
3 1 (0.51%) Maven
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 24 (12.31%) Finance
2 18 (9.23%) Law
3 15 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.59%) Legal
5 4 (2.05%) Retail
6 3 (1.54%) Marketing
6 3 (1.54%) Publishing
7 2 (1.03%) Games
7 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
7 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.03%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.03%) Cantonese Language
7 2 (1.03%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 79 (40.51%) Analyst
2 45 (23.08%) Service Analyst
3 27 (13.85%) Service Manager
3 27 (13.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 22 (11.28%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (6.15%) Services Delivery Manager
6 12 (6.15%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (5.13%) Administrator
7 10 (5.13%) Consultant
8 9 (4.62%) Technical Support
8 9 (4.62%) Performance Analyst
8 9 (4.62%) Service Performance Analyst
9 8 (4.10%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (4.10%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.10%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.59%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.59%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.13%) Web Services
2 3 (1.54%) XML
2 3 (1.54%) LAMP
3 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.03%) WCF
3 2 (1.03%) XSL
3 2 (1.03%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) J2EE
4 1 (0.51%) JSP
4 1 (0.51%) Servlets
4 1 (0.51%) SOAP
4 1 (0.51%) ODBC
4 1 (0.51%) WF
4 1 (0.51%) JGroups
4 1 (0.51%) AppFabric
4 1 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.51%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (27.18%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.74%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.69%) Statistics
3 15 (7.69%) Mathematics
4 12 (6.15%) Blackberry
5 11 (5.64%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.59%) Thin Client
6 7 (3.59%) CMDB
6 7 (3.59%) User Experience
6 7 (3.59%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.56%) iPad
7 5 (2.56%) PMI
8 4 (2.05%) Open Source
8 4 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.05%) PDA
9 3 (1.54%) iPhone
9 3 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.54%) AS400
10 2 (1.03%) Handset
10 2 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (35.38%) Windows
2 25 (12.82%) Windows 7
3 22 (11.28%) Windows XP
3 22 (11.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.69%) UNIX
6 11 (5.64%) Linux
7 9 (4.62%) Windows Vista
7 9 (4.62%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.56%) Solaris
9 3 (1.54%) Android
9 3 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.03%) HPUX
10 2 (1.03%) SUSE
10 2 (1.03%) Debian
11 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (100.00%) ITIL
2 89 (45.64%) Service Management
3 54 (27.69%) Service Delivery
4 40 (20.51%) ITSM
5 36 (18.46%) PRINCE2
6 28 (14.36%) Incident Management
7 22 (11.28%) Project Management
8 15 (7.69%) Performance Management
9 14 (7.18%) Configuration Management
10 12 (6.15%) Change Management
11 11 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (5.64%) Problem Management
12 10 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (5.13%) Migration
13 9 (4.62%) Workflow
13 9 (4.62%) Data Analysis
13 9 (4.62%) People Management
14 8 (4.10%) Knowledge Management
15 7 (3.59%) Process Improvement
15 7 (3.59%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.69%) SQL
2 13 (6.67%) C
3 4 (2.05%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.54%) Perl
5 2 (1.03%) Python
5 2 (1.03%) C#
5 2 (1.03%) Java
5 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.03%) Korn
5 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.03%) C-shell
6 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (27.18%) Security Cleared
2 35 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 30 (15.38%) Degree
4 19 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.13%) MCSE
6 9 (4.62%) ISEB
7 6 (3.08%) MCITP
8 5 (2.56%) A+ Certification
8 5 (2.56%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.56%) MOS
8 5 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.56%) CCNA
8 5 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.05%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (2.05%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.54%) RHCE
11 2 (1.03%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.03%) MCDST
11 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.28%) SLA
2 4 (2.05%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.03%) COBIT
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (22.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.05%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.54%) MetaFrame
4 3 (1.54%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.54%) vSphere
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.51%) UAG
6 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.13%) SCCM
2 8 (4.10%) DameWare
3 5 (2.56%) OVSD
4 4 (2.05%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.54%) SCOM
5 3 (1.54%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.03%) WSUS
6 2 (1.03%) nmon
7 1 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 63 (32.31%) Microsoft
2 35 (17.95%) HP
3 21 (10.77%) BMC
3 21 (10.77%) Remedy
4 19 (9.74%) VMware
5 18 (9.23%) Oracle
6 16 (8.21%) Citrix
6 16 (8.21%) Dell
7 8 (4.10%) Cisco
8 7 (3.59%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.59%) Apple
9 6 (3.08%) Avaya
10 5 (2.56%) EMC
10 5 (2.56%) IBM
10 5 (2.56%) Symantec
11 4 (2.05%) Wyse
11 4 (2.05%) Lotus
12 3 (1.54%) Veritas
12 3 (1.54%) JD Edwards
12 3 (1.54%) Civica
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
South East London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: Fixed Term contract - up to £50,000
Posted: 12 days ago