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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 491 497 456
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -41
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 86 61 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.67% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 44
Average daily rate
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£345 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £445 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 6 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £29.20 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -26.19%

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
10260 9121 8068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.19% 18.73% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5965 4949 4256
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 427 562
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 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 +3 82 £348 +14.40% 42
London -12 27 £345 +6.15% 16
South East -12 16 £330 +10.00% 10
South West -10 14 £375 -5.66% 8
Milton Keynes 0 11 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -4 11 - - 1
Wiltshire -5 10 £450 +13.20% 3
North West -4 9 £350 +27.97% 3
Manchester +4 7 £258 -20.76% 2
East Midlands - 7 - -
Northamptonshire - 7 - -
Northampton - 6 - -
City of London +16 4 £375 +7.14% 6
Yorkshire 0 4 £193 - 4
Scotland -4 4 £120 -
Chippenham - 4 - - 3
East of England -4 3 - -
Exeter - 3 £225 - 2
Devon - 3 £225 - 2
Cheshire +7 2 £350 +57.65%
West Yorkshire +1 2 £193 - 1
Surrey -3 2 - - 4
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
Warrington - 2 £350 -
Glasgow +2 1 - -
Berkshire +1 1 - - 2
Leeds -4 1 £170 - 1
West Midlands -6 1 - - 1
Kent -11 1 £330 -2.22%
Shropshire - 1 - -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 192 (100.00%) ITIL
2 82 (42.71%) Microsoft
3 76 (39.58%) Service Management
4 72 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 68 (35.42%) Windows
6 60 (31.25%) MS Office
7 56 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (28.65%) SC Cleared
9 53 (27.60%) Active Directory
10 52 (27.08%) MS Excel
11 51 (26.56%) Service Delivery
12 47 (24.48%) ITSM
13 38 (19.79%) Management Information System
14 32 (16.67%) Degree
15 31 (16.15%) C
16 30 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (14.58%) MS Exchange
18 27 (14.06%) PRINCE2
19 26 (13.54%) Incident Management
20 23 (11.98%) SLA
20 23 (11.98%) DNS
21 22 (11.46%) Finance
21 22 (11.46%) Windows 7
22 21 (10.94%) Windows XP
23 20 (10.42%) HP
24 19 (9.90%) Project Management
25 16 (8.33%) VMware
25 16 (8.33%) Law
25 16 (8.33%) Remedy
25 16 (8.33%) SQL

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 28 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.65%) Lync
4 6 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.04%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) Apache
8 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.52%) IIS
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 60 (31.25%) MS Office
2 52 (27.08%) MS Excel
3 10 (5.21%) MS Project
4 7 (3.65%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (7.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.56%) Office 365
1 3 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.98%) DNS
2 14 (7.29%) DHCP
3 13 (6.77%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.69%) VPN
5 8 (4.17%) LAN
5 8 (4.17%) WAN
6 7 (3.65%) IP Telephony
7 6 (3.13%) SAN
8 5 (2.60%) Intranet
9 4 (2.08%) Ethernet
9 4 (2.08%) Internet
9 4 (2.08%) Firewall
9 4 (2.08%) Wireless
10 3 (1.56%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.56%) PABX
10 3 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.56%) SMTP
10 3 (1.56%) VoIP
10 3 (1.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.73%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.04%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.04%) MSI
2 1 (0.52%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (11.46%) Finance
2 16 (8.33%) Law
3 8 (4.17%) Legal
4 6 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.56%) Back Office
5 3 (1.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 78 (40.63%) Analyst
2 53 (27.60%) Service Analyst
3 43 (22.40%) Service Desk Analyst
4 29 (15.10%) 1st Line Support
5 26 (13.54%) Support Analyst
6 19 (9.90%) Service Manager
7 12 (6.25%) Consultant
7 12 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
7 12 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
8 11 (5.73%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 11 (5.73%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.17%) Technical Support
9 8 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Incident Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) IT Support
11 6 (3.13%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.13%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.13%) Support Technician
12 5 (2.60%) Service Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.65%) Web Services
2 3 (1.56%) .NET
3 2 (1.04%) XML
3 2 (1.04%) LAMP
3 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.04%) WCF
4 1 (0.52%) WF
4 1 (0.52%) JSON
4 1 (0.52%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.52%) JGroups
4 1 (0.52%) REST
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.52%) AppFabric
4 1 (0.52%) Middleware
4 1 (0.52%) XSL
4 1 (0.52%) ODBC
4 1 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (19.79%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.21%) Blackberry
3 10 (5.21%) Statistics
3 10 (5.21%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.13%) CMDB
4 6 (3.13%) PDA
4 6 (3.13%) User Experience
5 5 (2.60%) iPad
6 4 (2.08%) NHS
6 4 (2.08%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.08%) Replication
6 4 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.56%) iPhone
7 3 (1.56%) AS400
8 2 (1.04%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.04%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 68 (35.42%) Windows
2 22 (11.46%) Windows 7
3 21 (10.94%) Windows XP
4 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (6.77%) UNIX
6 5 (2.60%) Android
6 5 (2.60%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.08%) Linux
8 3 (1.56%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.04%) Debian
9 2 (1.04%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.52%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (100.00%) ITIL
2 76 (39.58%) Service Management
3 51 (26.56%) Service Delivery
4 47 (24.48%) ITSM
5 27 (14.06%) PRINCE2
6 26 (13.54%) Incident Management
7 19 (9.90%) Project Management
8 15 (7.81%) Change Management
9 14 (7.29%) Coaching
10 11 (5.73%) People Management
11 10 (5.21%) Business Continuity
11 10 (5.21%) Migration
11 10 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (5.21%) Mentoring
12 9 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (4.69%) Performance Management
13 8 (4.17%) CRM
13 8 (4.17%) Configuration Management
14 7 (3.65%) Time Management
14 7 (3.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.15%) C
2 16 (8.33%) SQL
3 4 (2.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.04%) Java
4 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.52%) C#
5 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.52%) VB
5 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 55 (28.65%) SC Cleared
3 32 (16.67%) Degree
4 30 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.81%) MCSE
6 7 (3.65%) MCITP
6 7 (3.65%) CCNA
6 7 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.13%) MCP
8 5 (2.60%) A+ Certification
8 5 (2.60%) MCSA
9 3 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.56%) MOS
9 3 (1.56%) MCDST
10 2 (1.04%) ISEB
10 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.04%) RHCE
10 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.04%) MCTS
10 2 (1.04%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.98%) SLA
2 3 (1.56%) QA
2 3 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) TickIT
System Software
1 53 (27.60%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.60%) vSphere
4 4 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.56%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.56%) MetaFrame
5 3 (1.56%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.52%) XenApp
7 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.52%) UAG
7 1 (0.52%) Samba
7 1 (0.52%) Firmware
7 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (6.25%) SCCM
2 7 (3.65%) OVSD
3 4 (2.08%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (1.56%) WSUS
4 3 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.04%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.52%) SCOM
6 1 (0.52%) DameWare
6 1 (0.52%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 82 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.42%) HP
3 16 (8.33%) VMware
3 16 (8.33%) Remedy
4 14 (7.29%) BMC
5 13 (6.77%) Citrix
5 13 (6.77%) Oracle
6 10 (5.21%) Cisco
7 9 (4.69%) Apple
7 9 (4.69%) Dell
8 6 (3.13%) Avaya
9 5 (2.60%) Fujitsu
9 5 (2.60%) Symantec
10 4 (2.08%) EMC
10 4 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.08%) Mitel
11 3 (1.56%) TOWER Software
11 3 (1.56%) JD Edwards
12 2 (1.04%) IBM
12 2 (1.04%) CheckPoint
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