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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 502 455 504
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +49
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 112 123 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 1.36% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 73 37
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £205 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £516 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £240
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.74% +86.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £22.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £37.35 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £37.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-65.54% +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
11229 9068 10300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.43% 17.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6204 5084 5339
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 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 418 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -15.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -31 109 £300 -14.28% 33
London +33 64 £313 -10.71% 12
South East -6 17 £300 -20.52% 9
Buckinghamshire 0 11 - - 4
City of London +22 10 £325 -35.00% 2
South West -24 10 £250 +16.45% 3
Milton Keynes +6 8 - - 2
North West -5 4 £120 -61.60% 3
East of England -44 3 £300 -17.24% 2
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £300 -
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £350 - 4
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
Manchester -11 2 £120 - 2
West Midlands -18 2 £400 +64.94% 2
Kent - 2 £288 -
Devon - 2 £200 - 1
Harrow - 2 £400 -
Birmingham -4 1 £425 +88.88%
Yorkshire -6 1 - -
Southampton -12 1 £300 +9.09%
Hampshire -13 1 £300 +9.09% 1
Somerset -17 1 £300 +39.74%
Taunton -19 1 £300 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £300 -
Exeter - 1 - - 1

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 196 (100.00%) ITIL
2 111 (56.63%) Service Management
3 74 (37.76%) Windows
4 72 (36.73%) Microsoft
5 65 (33.16%) Security Cleared
6 58 (29.59%) Service Delivery
7 50 (25.51%) ITSM
8 45 (22.96%) Analytical Skills
9 43 (21.94%) SC Cleared
10 39 (19.90%) Active Directory
11 38 (19.39%) PRINCE2
12 37 (18.88%) Windows 7
13 34 (17.35%) MS Office
13 34 (17.35%) VMware
14 33 (16.84%) SLA
14 33 (16.84%) Statistics
15 31 (15.82%) Degree
16 29 (14.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 29 (14.80%) MS Excel
16 29 (14.80%) Management Information System
17 28 (14.29%) Incident Management
18 26 (13.27%) HP
19 25 (12.76%) MS Exchange
20 24 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
21 23 (11.73%) Remedy ITSM
21 23 (11.73%) BMC
21 23 (11.73%) Remedy
22 21 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
23 20 (10.20%) Capacity Planning

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 25 (12.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.08%) Lync
4 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.04%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.02%) Apache
8 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 34 (17.35%) MS Office
2 29 (14.80%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.06%) MS Project
4 5 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (11.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.55%) assyst
3 3 (1.53%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 3 (1.53%) Academy Housing
3 3 (1.53%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.51%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.51%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Office 365
2 2 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.18%) DNS
2 9 (4.59%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.59%) VPN
3 8 (4.08%) DHCP
4 7 (3.57%) Internet
5 5 (2.55%) Intranet
6 4 (2.04%) SAN
6 4 (2.04%) Firewall
6 4 (2.04%) LAN
6 4 (2.04%) WAN
6 4 (2.04%) iSCSI
6 4 (2.04%) IP Telephony
6 4 (2.04%) InfiniBand
7 3 (1.53%) SSL
8 2 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.02%) LDAP
8 2 (1.02%) VoIP
8 2 (1.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.02%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.55%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (2.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.53%) MySQL
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) DB2
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.02%) Selenium
3 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.51%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.51%) Ant
3 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.51%) MSI
3 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.51%) Subversion
3 1 (0.51%) Maven
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 17 (8.67%) Back Office
1 17 (8.67%) Law
2 16 (8.16%) Front Office
3 15 (7.65%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.65%) Finance
4 6 (3.06%) Legal
5 4 (2.04%) Retail
6 3 (1.53%) Publishing
6 3 (1.53%) Marketing
7 2 (1.02%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.02%) Cantonese Language
7 2 (1.02%) Local Government
7 2 (1.02%) Games
7 2 (1.02%) Banking
7 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 78 (39.80%) Analyst
2 42 (21.43%) Service Analyst
3 24 (12.24%) Service Manager
4 21 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (8.67%) Support Engineer
6 15 (7.65%) Support Analyst
7 12 (6.12%) Network Support
8 10 (5.10%) Administrator
9 9 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.59%) Technical Support
9 9 (4.59%) Performance Analyst
9 9 (4.59%) Service Performance Analyst
10 8 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (4.08%) Consultant
10 8 (4.08%) Network Engineer
10 8 (4.08%) Services Delivery Manager
10 8 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.04%) Web Services
2 3 (1.53%) XML
2 3 (1.53%) LAMP
3 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.02%) WCF
3 2 (1.02%) XSL
3 2 (1.02%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) J2EE
4 1 (0.51%) JSP
4 1 (0.51%) Servlets
4 1 (0.51%) SOAP
4 1 (0.51%) ODBC
4 1 (0.51%) WF
4 1 (0.51%) JGroups
4 1 (0.51%) AppFabric
4 1 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.51%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.96%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (16.84%) Statistics
3 29 (14.80%) Management Information System
4 18 (9.18%) Mathematics
5 12 (6.12%) Blackberry
6 11 (5.61%) CMDB
7 10 (5.10%) Client/Server
8 7 (3.57%) User Experience
9 6 (3.06%) Fat Client
9 6 (3.06%) Thin Client
10 5 (2.55%) PMI
10 5 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (2.55%) iPad
11 4 (2.04%) Open Source
12 3 (1.53%) iPhone
12 3 (1.53%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (1.53%) PDA
12 3 (1.53%) AS400
12 3 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (1.02%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.76%) Windows
2 37 (18.88%) Windows 7
3 21 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (10.20%) Windows XP
5 17 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (5.61%) Linux
6 11 (5.61%) UNIX
7 7 (3.57%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.06%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.55%) Solaris
9 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.02%) HPUX
10 2 (1.02%) SUSE
10 2 (1.02%) Debian
10 2 (1.02%) Android
10 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.51%) CentOS
11 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (100.00%) ITIL
2 111 (56.63%) Service Management
3 58 (29.59%) Service Delivery
4 50 (25.51%) ITSM
5 38 (19.39%) PRINCE2
6 28 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 21 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (10.20%) Capacity Planning
9 19 (9.69%) Configuration Management
9 19 (9.69%) Project Management
10 18 (9.18%) Performance Management
11 15 (7.65%) Workflow
12 14 (7.14%) Problem Management
12 14 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
13 11 (5.61%) Change Management
14 10 (5.10%) Software Testing
15 9 (4.59%) Test Management
15 9 (4.59%) Data Analysis
16 8 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (4.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.61%) SQL
2 10 (5.10%) C
3 4 (2.04%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.53%) Perl
5 2 (1.02%) Python
5 2 (1.02%) Korn
5 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.02%) C-shell
5 2 (1.02%) C#
5 2 (1.02%) Java
6 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (33.16%) Security Cleared
2 43 (21.94%) SC Cleared
3 31 (15.82%) Degree
4 29 (14.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (8.67%) MCP
6 14 (7.14%) ISEB
7 10 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (4.59%) ISTQB
9 8 (4.08%) MCSE
10 5 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (2.55%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (2.04%) CCNA
11 4 (2.04%) MCITP
11 4 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.53%) RHCE
12 3 (1.53%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.02%) BC Cleared
13 2 (1.02%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (16.84%) SLA
2 7 (3.57%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.02%) COBIT
System Software
1 39 (19.90%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.53%) MetaFrame
3 3 (1.53%) Terminal Services
3 3 (1.53%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.02%) vSphere
4 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) UAG
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (5.61%) SCCM
2 7 (3.57%) DameWare
3 3 (1.53%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.53%) SCOM
3 3 (1.53%) OVSD
3 3 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.02%) WSUS
4 2 (1.02%) nmon
4 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 72 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.35%) VMware
3 26 (13.27%) HP
4 23 (11.73%) BMC
4 23 (11.73%) Remedy
5 14 (7.14%) Citrix
5 14 (7.14%) Dell
5 14 (7.14%) Oracle
6 8 (4.08%) Cisco
7 7 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.55%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.55%) EMC
8 5 (2.55%) Avaya
8 5 (2.55%) Symantec
9 4 (2.04%) SAP
9 4 (2.04%) Lotus
10 3 (1.53%) Veritas
10 3 (1.53%) Apple
10 3 (1.53%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.53%) Wyse
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