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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 491 520 467
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -53
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 87 55 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 0.54% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 46
Average daily rate
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£350 £344 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £219 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £333 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.02% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.14 £13.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.70 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £23.28 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £13.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -37.20%

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
10625 10141 8285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.63% 19.34% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6052 5604 4389
Average daily rate £395 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 514 471
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +9 78 £375 +7.14% 25
London +18 23 £251 -41.05% 9
South West 0 21 £475 +26.66% 1
Wiltshire +19 17 £475 - 1
South East -13 12 £311 +0.40% 7
East of England +17 8 £90 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £248 -17.50%
East Midlands -3 8 £460 - 2
Milton Keynes +2 7 £226 -24.58%
City of London +23 6 £438 -9.09%
Scotland - 6 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £420 - 2
Bedfordshire - 5 - -
Northampton - 4 £420 - 1
Chippenham - 4 - -
Brighton - 3 - - 1
Dorset - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 - - 3
Essex - 3 £90 - 1
Wales -2 2 £125 -43.69% 1
Manchester -14 2 £288 -
Yorkshire -15 2 £113 -70.00% 3
North West -24 2 £288 +29.50%
West Midlands -8 1 £338 - 2
Leeds -11 1 £113 -70.00%
West Yorkshire -16 1 £113 -70.00%
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Perthshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 173 (100.00%) ITIL
2 86 (49.71%) Microsoft
3 71 (41.04%) Service Management
4 68 (39.31%) Security Cleared
5 60 (34.68%) MS Office
6 57 (32.95%) SC Cleared
7 56 (32.37%) Windows
8 52 (30.06%) MS Excel
9 47 (27.17%) Active Directory
10 46 (26.59%) Analytical Skills
11 42 (24.28%) ITSM
12 37 (21.39%) Management Information System
13 36 (20.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (19.08%) Service Delivery
15 29 (16.76%) Finance
16 26 (15.03%) C
17 25 (14.45%) Coaching
18 24 (13.87%) SQL
19 23 (13.29%) Degree
19 23 (13.29%) Windows 7
20 22 (12.72%) SLA
21 20 (11.56%) MS Exchange
22 19 (10.98%) DNS
22 19 (10.98%) PRINCE2
23 17 (9.83%) MCSE
23 17 (9.83%) VMware
23 17 (9.83%) Mentoring
24 16 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
24 16 (9.25%) Citrix
25 15 (8.67%) Project Management

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 20 (11.56%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.73%) Lync
5 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.58%) Confluence
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.58%) IIS
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 60 (34.68%) MS Office
2 52 (30.06%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.20%) MS Project
4 7 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.73%) SaaS
1 3 (1.73%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.98%) DNS
2 14 (8.09%) DHCP
3 8 (4.62%) IP Telephony
4 7 (4.05%) SAN
5 6 (3.47%) LAN
5 6 (3.47%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.47%) VPN
5 6 (3.47%) WAN
6 5 (2.89%) Internet
7 4 (2.31%) VoIP
8 3 (1.73%) SMTP
8 3 (1.73%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.73%) FTP
8 3 (1.73%) Wireless
8 3 (1.73%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.73%) PABX
9 2 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.16%) Symposium
9 2 (1.16%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (2.89%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) MS Access
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.73%) Subversion
2 2 (1.16%) MSI
3 1 (0.58%) Ant
3 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.58%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 29 (16.76%) Finance
2 9 (5.20%) Legal
3 3 (1.73%) Law
3 3 (1.73%) German Language
4 2 (1.16%) Local Government
4 2 (1.16%) Marketing
4 2 (1.16%) Back Office
4 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Publishing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (38.73%) Analyst
2 44 (25.43%) Service Analyst
3 41 (23.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 36 (20.81%) 1st Line Support
5 26 (15.03%) Support Analyst
6 17 (9.83%) Service Manager
7 16 (9.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 12 (6.94%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.78%) Applications Support
10 9 (5.20%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (4.62%) Delivery Manager
11 8 (4.62%) Services Delivery Manager
11 8 (4.62%) Support Technician
12 7 (4.05%) Consultant
12 7 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
13 5 (2.89%) Project Manager
13 5 (2.89%) Team Leader
14 4 (2.31%) IT Support Technician
14 4 (2.31%) Change Manager
14 4 (2.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.89%) .NET
2 4 (2.31%) XML
3 3 (1.73%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.16%) Web Services
4 2 (1.16%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (26.59%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (21.39%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.47%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.89%) NHS
4 5 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.31%) Statistics
5 4 (2.31%) Replication
6 3 (1.73%) PDA
7 2 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.16%) iSeries
7 2 (1.16%) Clustering
7 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.16%) AS400
8 1 (0.58%) CMDB
8 1 (0.58%) Wiki
8 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.58%) FMCG
8 1 (0.58%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.58%) CESG
8 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 56 (32.37%) Windows
2 23 (13.29%) Windows 7
3 16 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (7.51%) Windows XP
5 9 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.05%) UNIX
6 7 (4.05%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.31%) Android
8 3 (1.73%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.73%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.73%) Solaris
8 3 (1.73%) Linux
8 3 (1.73%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (100.00%) ITIL
2 71 (41.04%) Service Management
3 42 (24.28%) ITSM
4 33 (19.08%) Service Delivery
5 25 (14.45%) Coaching
6 19 (10.98%) PRINCE2
7 17 (9.83%) Mentoring
8 15 (8.67%) Project Management
9 13 (7.51%) Change Management
10 11 (6.36%) Business Continuity
10 11 (6.36%) CRM
11 10 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (4.62%) Incident Management
12 8 (4.62%) People Management
13 7 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (3.47%) Migration
14 6 (3.47%) Change Control
15 5 (2.89%) Time Management
15 5 (2.89%) Problem Management
15 5 (2.89%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.03%) C
2 24 (13.87%) SQL
3 4 (2.31%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.73%) C#
5 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.16%) VBA
6 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.58%) Java
Qualifications
1 68 (39.31%) Security Cleared
2 57 (32.95%) SC Cleared
3 36 (20.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (13.29%) Degree
5 17 (9.83%) MCSE
6 10 (5.78%) MCITP
7 9 (5.20%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.62%) MCP
9 7 (4.05%) CCNA
10 6 (3.47%) MCSA
11 5 (2.89%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.73%) MOS
13 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.16%) MCTS
13 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.16%) OCP
13 2 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (1.16%) ISEB
14 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.72%) SLA
2 5 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.31%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.16%) QA
5 1 (0.58%) TickIT
System Software
1 47 (27.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.73%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.73%) Samba
3 3 (1.73%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.73%) NFS
3 3 (1.73%) vSphere
4 2 (1.16%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.16%) XenApp
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.58%) Firmware
5 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (5.78%) OVSD
2 8 (4.62%) SCCM
3 3 (1.73%) SCOM
4 2 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.58%) WSUS
5 1 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 86 (49.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.83%) VMware
3 16 (9.25%) Citrix
4 13 (7.51%) HP
5 10 (5.78%) Cisco
6 9 (5.20%) Apple
7 8 (4.62%) Oracle
8 5 (2.89%) Remedy
8 5 (2.89%) Fujitsu
9 3 (1.73%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.73%) Symantec
9 3 (1.73%) Avaya
9 3 (1.73%) BMC
9 3 (1.73%) NetApp
10 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.16%) CommVault
10 2 (1.16%) EMC
10 2 (1.16%) IBM
10 2 (1.16%) Verint
10 2 (1.16%) BT
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