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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 498 473 487
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 119 117 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 1.29% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 71 41
Average daily rate
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£288 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £216 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £330 £273
% change year-on-year
-19.69% +21.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.45% +94.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £34.60 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £37.40 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.63 £37.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-63.17% +124.24%

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
11189 9095 10240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.56% 17.26% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6198 5113 5307
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 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 404 606
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 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
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 1 October 2014.

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 1 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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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 -18 114 £300 -14.28% 32
London +33 67 £313 -10.71% 9
South East -8 18 £325 -22.61% 9
Buckinghamshire +12 13 - - 3
City of London +33 12 £325 -31.57% 2
Milton Keynes +10 10 - - 1
South West -29 9 £200 -12.80% 3
North West -12 6 £120 -61.60% 1
East of England -38 5 £275 -24.13% 2
Surrey - 4 £350 - 4
South Wales - 3 £188 - 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £300 - 1
Wales - 3 £188 - 2
Manchester -15 2 £120 - 1
West Midlands -20 2 £400 +64.94% 3
Devon - 2 £200 - 1
Harrow - 2 £400 -
Birmingham -7 1 £425 +88.88% 2
Southampton -7 1 £300 +9.09%
Yorkshire -7 1 - - 4
Hampshire -11 1 £300 +6.66% 2
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Exeter - 1 - - 1
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Peterborough - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Westminster - - - -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 199 (100.00%) ITIL
2 106 (53.27%) Service Management
3 69 (34.67%) Windows
4 63 (31.66%) Microsoft
5 59 (29.65%) Security Cleared
6 54 (27.14%) Service Delivery
7 49 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
8 45 (22.61%) ITSM
9 41 (20.60%) Active Directory
10 39 (19.60%) MS Office
10 39 (19.60%) SC Cleared
11 38 (19.10%) PRINCE2
12 32 (16.08%) MS Excel
12 32 (16.08%) HP
13 31 (15.58%) Degree
14 29 (14.57%) Incident Management
14 29 (14.57%) SLA
15 27 (13.57%) MS Exchange
15 27 (13.57%) Windows 7
16 23 (11.56%) VMware
16 23 (11.56%) BMC
16 23 (11.56%) Remedy
16 23 (11.56%) Statistics
16 23 (11.56%) Remedy ITSM
17 22 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (11.06%) Windows XP
17 22 (11.06%) Management Information System
18 21 (10.55%) Project Management
19 19 (9.55%) Configuration Management

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 27 (13.57%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.02%) Lync
4 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.01%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.51%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.01%) Apache
8 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (19.60%) MS Office
2 32 (16.08%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.02%) MS Project
4 5 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (11.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.51%) assyst
3 3 (1.51%) Academy Housing
3 3 (1.51%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 3 (1.51%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.50%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.50%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.51%) Office 365
2 2 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.05%) DNS
2 10 (5.03%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.52%) VPN
3 9 (4.52%) DHCP
4 7 (3.52%) Internet
5 5 (2.51%) Intranet
6 4 (2.01%) InfiniBand
6 4 (2.01%) iSCSI
6 4 (2.01%) SAN
6 4 (2.01%) LAN
6 4 (2.01%) WAN
6 4 (2.01%) IP Telephony
6 4 (2.01%) Firewall
7 3 (1.51%) SSL
8 2 (1.01%) PABX
8 2 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.01%) SMS
8 2 (1.01%) VoIP
8 2 (1.01%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.02%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.52%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.51%) MySQL
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.50%) DB2
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.01%) Selenium
3 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.50%) Maven
3 1 (0.50%) Subversion
3 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) Ant
3 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.50%) MSI
3 1 (0.50%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (0.50%) JIRA
3 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (9.55%) Finance
2 18 (9.05%) Law
3 15 (7.54%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.52%) Legal
4 7 (3.52%) Back Office
5 6 (3.02%) Front Office
6 4 (2.01%) Retail
7 3 (1.51%) Publishing
7 3 (1.51%) Marketing
8 2 (1.01%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.01%) Cantonese Language
8 2 (1.01%) Local Government
8 2 (1.01%) Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 83 (41.71%) Analyst
2 45 (22.61%) Service Analyst
3 27 (13.57%) Service Manager
4 24 (12.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 19 (9.55%) Support Analyst
6 10 (5.03%) Administrator
6 10 (5.03%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.03%) Services Delivery Manager
6 10 (5.03%) Delivery Manager
7 9 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (4.52%) Performance Analyst
7 9 (4.52%) Technical Support
7 9 (4.52%) Consultant
7 9 (4.52%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (4.52%) Service Performance Analyst
8 8 (4.02%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (3.52%) Transition Manager
9 7 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.52%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.52%) Service Improvement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.02%) Web Services
2 3 (1.51%) LAMP
2 3 (1.51%) XML
3 2 (1.01%) WCF
3 2 (1.01%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.01%) .NET
3 2 (1.01%) XSL
4 1 (0.50%) JSP
4 1 (0.50%) Servlets
4 1 (0.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.50%) ODBC
4 1 (0.50%) J2EE
4 1 (0.50%) JGroups
4 1 (0.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.50%) AppFabric
4 1 (0.50%) REST
4 1 (0.50%) JSON
4 1 (0.50%) WF
4 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 49 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.56%) Statistics
3 22 (11.06%) Management Information System
4 18 (9.05%) Mathematics
5 13 (6.53%) Blackberry
6 12 (6.03%) CMDB
7 11 (5.53%) Client/Server
8 7 (3.52%) Thin Client
8 7 (3.52%) Fat Client
8 7 (3.52%) User Experience
9 5 (2.51%) PMI
9 5 (2.51%) iPad
9 5 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (2.01%) Open Source
11 3 (1.51%) AS400
11 3 (1.51%) iPhone
11 3 (1.51%) PDA
11 3 (1.51%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (1.01%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 69 (34.67%) Windows
2 27 (13.57%) Windows 7
3 22 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (11.06%) Windows XP
4 19 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.54%) UNIX
6 11 (5.53%) Linux
7 8 (4.02%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.02%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.51%) Solaris
9 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.01%) Android
10 2 (1.01%) HPUX
10 2 (1.01%) SUSE
10 2 (1.01%) Debian
11 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.50%) CentOS
11 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (100.00%) ITIL
2 106 (53.27%) Service Management
3 54 (27.14%) Service Delivery
4 45 (22.61%) ITSM
5 38 (19.10%) PRINCE2
6 29 (14.57%) Incident Management
7 21 (10.55%) Project Management
8 19 (9.55%) Configuration Management
9 18 (9.05%) Performance Management
10 15 (7.54%) Problem Management
11 14 (7.04%) Change Management
12 13 (6.53%) Workflow
12 13 (6.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (5.03%) Software Testing
14 10 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
14 10 (5.03%) Migration
15 9 (4.52%) Data Analysis
15 9 (4.52%) Test Management
16 8 (4.02%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.03%) C
1 12 (6.03%) SQL
2 4 (2.01%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.51%) Perl
4 2 (1.01%) Korn
4 2 (1.01%) C-shell
4 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.01%) Python
4 2 (1.01%) C#
4 2 (1.01%) Java
4 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (29.65%) Security Cleared
2 39 (19.60%) SC Cleared
3 31 (15.58%) Degree
4 22 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (7.04%) ISEB
6 10 (5.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (4.52%) MCSE
7 9 (4.52%) ISTQB
8 6 (3.02%) MCP
9 5 (2.51%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (2.01%) MCITP
10 4 (2.01%) CCNA
10 4 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.01%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (1.51%) RHCE
12 2 (1.01%) MCDST
12 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.01%) BC Cleared
12 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.57%) SLA
2 6 (3.02%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) COBIT
3 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (20.60%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.51%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.51%) Terminal Services
3 3 (1.51%) MetaFrame
3 3 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.01%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.53%) SCCM
2 8 (4.02%) DameWare
3 4 (2.01%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (1.51%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.51%) OVSD
4 3 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.51%) SCOM
5 2 (1.01%) nmon
5 2 (1.01%) WSUS
5 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.01%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.50%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 63 (31.66%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.08%) HP
3 23 (11.56%) VMware
3 23 (11.56%) BMC
3 23 (11.56%) Remedy
4 18 (9.05%) Oracle
5 16 (8.04%) Citrix
6 15 (7.54%) Dell
7 8 (4.02%) Cisco
8 7 (3.52%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.51%) Symantec
9 5 (2.51%) Avaya
9 5 (2.51%) EMC
10 4 (2.01%) Lotus
10 4 (2.01%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.01%) SAP
10 4 (2.01%) Wyse
11 3 (1.51%) TOWER Software
11 3 (1.51%) Civica
11 3 (1.51%) Capita
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