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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 504 506 486
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 101 75 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 0.73% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 38
Average daily rate
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£288 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.40% -25.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £23.10 £21.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £14.91 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.40% -0.58%

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
10378 10241 8449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 19.44% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5937 5984 4542
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 524 456
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% -16.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +21 91 £311 -8.26% 31
South East +13 25 £309 -31.33% 5
London +6 17 £238 -30.58% 11
South West -12 11 £475 +46.15% 8
East of England +4 10 £288 -28.12%
East Midlands -2 10 £463 -
Yorkshire -15 10 £230 -11.96% 2
West Yorkshire -7 9 £320 +22.48% 2
Leeds -10 9 £320 +22.48% 2
Milton Keynes - 9 £285 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 £285 - 1
Northamptonshire - 8 £425 -
Northampton - 8 £425 -
Wiltshire - 8 £475 - 5
East Sussex - 7 £100 -
North West -19 6 £313 -37.50% 1
Wales - 6 £158 - 1
Brighton - 6 - -
Hampshire +9 5 £425 -7.60% 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £300 -
Bedfordshire +4 4 - -
City of London +1 4 £225 -52.63% 4
Manchester -11 4 £313 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £300 -
South Wales - 4 £170 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £175 - 1
Southampton - 3 £420 -
Berkshire -2 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -4 2 - -
Scotland -6 2 - -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 182 (100.00%) ITIL
2 83 (45.60%) Microsoft
2 83 (45.60%) Service Management
3 64 (35.16%) Security Cleared
4 52 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 51 (28.02%) Windows
6 48 (26.37%) MS Office
7 44 (24.18%) MS Excel
8 43 (23.63%) Active Directory
8 43 (23.63%) ITSM
9 41 (22.53%) Analytical Skills
10 37 (20.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (17.58%) Service Delivery
12 29 (15.93%) Management Information System
13 28 (15.38%) Coaching
14 27 (14.84%) SQL
15 25 (13.74%) SLA
16 23 (12.64%) HP
17 22 (12.09%) Finance
17 22 (12.09%) VMware
18 20 (10.99%) Windows 7
18 20 (10.99%) Degree
19 19 (10.44%) Citrix
19 19 (10.44%) DNS
19 19 (10.44%) MS Exchange
19 19 (10.44%) DHCP
20 18 (9.89%) Change Management
20 18 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
20 18 (9.89%) Mentoring
21 17 (9.34%) MCSE

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 19 (10.44%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.10%) IIS
6 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 48 (26.37%) MS Office
2 44 (24.18%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.75%) MS Project
5 4 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.44%) DNS
1 19 (10.44%) DHCP
2 12 (6.59%) Internet
3 11 (6.04%) WAN
3 11 (6.04%) LAN
4 9 (4.95%) Firewall
5 8 (4.40%) SAN
6 6 (3.30%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (3.30%) MGW
6 6 (3.30%) 4G
6 6 (3.30%) IP Telephony
6 6 (3.30%) 2G
6 6 (3.30%) VPN
6 6 (3.30%) SMS
6 6 (3.30%) 3G
6 6 (3.30%) RTP
6 6 (3.30%) SS7
6 6 (3.30%) ISUP
6 6 (3.30%) SCCP
7 4 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.95%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.85%) Subversion
3 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.10%) Ant
4 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (12.09%) Finance
2 7 (3.85%) German Language
3 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.75%) Law
4 4 (2.20%) Legal
5 3 (1.65%) Local Government
6 2 (1.10%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.10%) Publishing
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 68 (37.36%) Analyst
2 37 (20.33%) Service Analyst
3 32 (17.58%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (17.03%) 1st Line Support
5 29 (15.93%) Service Manager
6 21 (11.54%) Support Analyst
7 15 (8.24%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 11 (6.04%) Delivery Manager
8 11 (6.04%) Services Delivery Manager
9 9 (4.95%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) Applications Support Analyst
10 8 (4.40%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.30%) Software Support Analyst
11 6 (3.30%) Support Technician
12 5 (2.75%) Trainer
12 5 (2.75%) Change Manager
12 5 (2.75%) IT Trainer
12 5 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (2.75%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.40%) XML
2 7 (3.85%) .NET
3 6 (3.30%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.10%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.55%) HTML
5 1 (0.55%) CSS
5 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.53%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (15.93%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.04%) Statistics
4 7 (3.85%) CMDB
5 6 (3.30%) NHS
6 5 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.20%) Replication
7 4 (2.20%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.65%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.65%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.65%) Clustering
8 3 (1.65%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.10%) iSeries
9 2 (1.10%) AS400
10 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.55%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.55%) CESG
10 1 (0.55%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 51 (28.02%) Windows
2 20 (10.99%) Windows 7
3 18 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (6.04%) Windows XP
6 10 (5.49%) Linux
7 6 (3.30%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.75%) UNIX
9 4 (2.20%) Debian
10 3 (1.65%) AIX
10 3 (1.65%) Solaris
10 3 (1.65%) Android
11 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (100.00%) ITIL
2 83 (45.60%) Service Management
3 43 (23.63%) ITSM
4 32 (17.58%) Service Delivery
5 28 (15.38%) Coaching
6 18 (9.89%) Change Management
6 18 (9.89%) Mentoring
7 16 (8.79%) PRINCE2
8 14 (7.69%) Project Management
9 13 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 13 (7.14%) Incident Management
10 12 (6.59%) CRM
11 11 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (4.95%) Problem Management
12 9 (4.95%) ITIL V3
13 8 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (3.85%) Network Architecture
14 7 (3.85%) Waterfall
15 6 (3.30%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.84%) SQL
2 14 (7.69%) C
3 10 (5.49%) T-SQL
4 8 (4.40%) C#
5 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.10%) VB
6 1 (0.55%) VBA
6 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (35.16%) Security Cleared
2 52 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 37 (20.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (10.99%) Degree
5 17 (9.34%) MCSE
6 16 (8.79%) DV Cleared
7 12 (6.59%) MCITP
7 12 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (6.04%) CCNA
8 11 (6.04%) MCSA
9 6 (3.30%) MCP
9 6 (3.30%) HNC
10 3 (1.65%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.65%) ISEB
10 3 (1.65%) MCTS
11 2 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.10%) OCP
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.55%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.74%) SLA
2 4 (2.20%) QA
2 4 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.55%) BS7799
System Software
1 43 (23.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.75%) vSphere
4 4 (2.20%) XenApp
5 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.10%) Samba
6 2 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.10%) NFS
7 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.55%) Firmware
7 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.59%) OVSD
2 7 (3.85%) SCCM
3 4 (2.20%) SCOM
3 4 (2.20%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (2.20%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.55%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (45.60%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.64%) HP
3 22 (12.09%) VMware
4 19 (10.44%) Citrix
5 15 (8.24%) Cisco
6 12 (6.59%) Remedy
7 11 (6.04%) Oracle
8 6 (3.30%) EMC
8 6 (3.30%) BMC
8 6 (3.30%) NetApp
8 6 (3.30%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.20%) F5
9 4 (2.20%) Symantec
9 4 (2.20%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.20%) Interwoven
10 3 (1.65%) Apple
10 3 (1.65%) McAfee
10 3 (1.65%) IBM
10 3 (1.65%) Dell
10 3 (1.65%) 3PAR
London
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Talent International
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago