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 August 2016 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 571 530 538
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +8
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 74 132 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 1.17% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 72 30
Median daily rate £325 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £131 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.62% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.52 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +15.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.17 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £43.00 £31.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.25 £18.52 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-33.85% +45.25%

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
11026 11274 10671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.41% 19.24% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6860 6772 6077
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 539 450
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 72 £325 -4.41% 15
South East +5 28 £308 -9.55% 3
London -38 22 £342 -18.38% 3
Berkshire +7 7 £365 +7.35% 2
East Midlands -2 7 £360 -24.21%
Kent - 7 £348 -
Hampshire +8 5 £275 -
Yorkshire +7 5 £288 +172.52% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £145 -52.84%
Milton Keynes -1 5 £145 -52.84%
Nottingham - 5 £360 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £360 -
East of England +13 4 £230 -26.98% 1
West Midlands -26 4 £300 -22.58% 1
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Leeds - 4 - - 2
Hereford - 3 £300 -
Herefordshire - 3 £300 -
Cambridgeshire +19 2 - - 1
North West +16 2 £215 +115.00% 1
City of London +15 2 £550 +1.14% 2
Hertfordshire +6 2 £230 -
Watford - 2 £230 -
Slough - 2 £375 - 1
Oxford - 2 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £125 -
Cambridge +15 1 - - 1
Scotland +15 1 £375 +7.14% 1
Reading +13 1 - - 1

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ITIL Foundation Certificate.

1 164 (100.00%) ITIL
2 66 (40.24%) Windows
3 63 (38.41%) Service Management
4 50 (30.49%) Microsoft
5 39 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (22.56%) Active Directory
7 36 (21.95%) Security Cleared
8 35 (21.34%) Cisco
9 32 (19.51%) ITSM
10 30 (18.29%) Finance
11 28 (17.07%) Service Delivery
12 26 (15.85%) MS Office
12 26 (15.85%) Degree
13 24 (14.63%) VMware
14 23 (14.02%) Citrix
14 23 (14.02%) Data Centre
15 22 (13.41%) MS Excel
15 22 (13.41%) Remedy
16 21 (12.80%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (12.80%) SLA
16 21 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (12.80%) Windows 7
17 20 (12.20%) SC Cleared
17 20 (12.20%) Change Management
18 18 (10.98%) Management Information System
18 18 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (10.98%) ServiceNow
18 18 (10.98%) Windows Server
19 17 (10.37%) Incident Management

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.27%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.44%) IIS
6 3 (1.83%) CMS
6 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.83%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.61%) Apache
7 1 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (15.85%) MS Office
2 22 (13.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.22%) QuarkXPress
5 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (6.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.22%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.88%) Office 365
2 3 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.22%) PaaS
3 2 (1.22%) SaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.76%) WAN
2 15 (9.15%) Firewall
3 11 (6.71%) Ethernet
3 11 (6.71%) SAN
4 10 (6.10%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (6.10%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (6.10%) DNS
4 10 (6.10%) FCoE
4 10 (6.10%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (6.10%) LAN
5 9 (5.49%) DHCP
5 9 (5.49%) Internet
6 8 (4.88%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.66%) IP Telephony
8 5 (3.05%) VPN
9 4 (2.44%) Intranet
9 4 (2.44%) Wireless
10 3 (1.83%) MPLS
10 3 (1.83%) SMTP
10 3 (1.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.05%) MySQL
1 5 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.22%) Big Data
3 2 (1.22%) FileMaker
3 2 (1.22%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.61%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) JIRA
1 1 (0.61%) MSI
General
1 30 (18.29%) Finance
2 10 (6.10%) Banking
3 8 (4.88%) Legal
4 7 (4.27%) Law
5 6 (3.66%) Back Office
5 6 (3.66%) Retail
5 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.05%) Local Government
7 4 (2.44%) Military
7 4 (2.44%) Publishing
8 3 (1.83%) French Language
8 3 (1.83%) German Language
9 2 (1.22%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.22%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.61%) Billing
10 1 (0.61%) Front Office
10 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (31.10%) Analyst
2 25 (15.24%) Service Analyst
3 23 (14.02%) Service Manager
4 19 (11.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.10%) Change Analyst
6 10 (6.10%) ITIL Manager
7 9 (5.49%) Incident Manager
7 9 (5.49%) IT Analyst
8 8 (4.88%) ITIL Service Manager
8 8 (4.88%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.27%) NetApp Engineer
10 6 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.66%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.66%) Services Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.66%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (3.05%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.44%) Middleware
2 3 (1.83%) ADO
2 3 (1.83%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.22%) ODBC
3 2 (1.22%) XML
4 1 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.61%) LAMP
4 1 (0.61%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.61%) REST
4 1 (0.61%) SOAP
4 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.02%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (10.98%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.10%) Blackberry
4 10 (6.10%) e-Health
4 10 (6.10%) FlexPod
5 8 (4.88%) Driving Licence
6 7 (4.27%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.66%) Mainframe
8 5 (3.05%) Replication
9 3 (1.83%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.83%) CMDB
9 3 (1.83%) Statistics
9 3 (1.83%) User Experience
10 2 (1.22%) AS400
10 2 (1.22%) iPad
10 2 (1.22%) iPhone
10 2 (1.22%) NHS
10 2 (1.22%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (40.24%) Windows
2 21 (12.80%) Windows 7
3 18 (10.98%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.54%) Linux
4 14 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (6.10%) Data ONTAP
6 9 (5.49%) Unix
7 7 (4.27%) Mac OS
7 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.05%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.05%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.83%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.22%) Android
10 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.61%) Solaris
11 1 (0.61%) VMS
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (100.00%) ITIL
2 63 (38.41%) Service Management
3 32 (19.51%) ITSM
4 28 (17.07%) Service Delivery
5 20 (12.20%) Change Management
6 18 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (10.37%) Incident Management
8 14 (8.54%) Configuration Management
8 14 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (8.54%) ITIL V3
9 13 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (7.32%) Coaching
11 10 (6.10%) PRINCE2
11 10 (6.10%) Problem Management
11 10 (6.10%) Project Management
11 10 (6.10%) Service Design
12 7 (4.27%) Change Control
12 7 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (4.27%) Risk Management
13 6 (3.66%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.71%) SQL
2 7 (4.27%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.05%) C
4 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.83%) VBScript
6 2 (1.22%) Perl
7 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) C++
7 1 (0.61%) PHP
7 1 (0.61%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) Ruby
7 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (23.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (21.95%) Security Cleared
3 26 (15.85%) Degree
4 21 (12.80%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (12.20%) SC Cleared
6 17 (10.37%) MCSA
7 13 (7.93%) MCSE
8 12 (7.32%) CCNA
9 11 (6.71%) CCNP
9 11 (6.71%) DV Cleared
10 8 (4.88%) MCDST
11 7 (4.27%) NCDA
12 6 (3.66%) MCITP
12 6 (3.66%) MCP
13 4 (2.44%) A+ Certification
14 3 (1.83%) MOS
15 2 (1.22%) PMI Certification
15 2 (1.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 2 (1.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 2 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.80%) SLA
2 10 (6.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.22%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) COBIT
4 1 (0.61%) GxP
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (22.56%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.71%) vSphere
3 5 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.05%) XenApp
4 3 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.61%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (9.15%) SCCM
2 4 (2.44%) OVSD
3 3 (1.83%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.22%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.22%) SCOM
5 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.61%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.61%) Puppet
5 1 (0.61%) Salt
5 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (30.49%) Microsoft
2 35 (21.34%) Cisco
3 24 (14.63%) VMware
4 23 (14.02%) Citrix
5 22 (13.41%) Remedy
6 18 (10.98%) ServiceNow
7 15 (9.15%) HP
8 13 (7.93%) NetApp
9 10 (6.10%) CA
9 10 (6.10%) IBM
10 8 (4.88%) BMC
11 5 (3.05%) Oracle
11 5 (3.05%) SAP
12 4 (2.44%) Symantec
13 3 (1.83%) Adobe
13 3 (1.83%) Apple
13 3 (1.83%) Cognos
13 3 (1.83%) Juniper
14 2 (1.22%) Interwoven
14 2 (1.22%) Sybase