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 24 September 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 592 530 526
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -4
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 55 136 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 1.20% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 69 29
Median daily rate £300 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 18
Median hourly rate £12.25 £18.52 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.85% +25.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.25 £18.52 £12.63
% change year-on-year
-33.85% +46.69%

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
10897 11327 11404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.60% 19.51% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6737 6845 6296
Median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 535 486
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate within the UK over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -57 55 £300 -20.00% 22
South East +9 21 £275 -19.11% 1
London -39 14 £342 -14.56% 9
Hampshire +10 6 £275 -
West Midlands -21 6 £300 -22.58%
Yorkshire +12 5 £288 +172.52% 6
Buckinghamshire +10 5 £140 -71.42%
Milton Keynes +9 5 £140 -71.42%
East Midlands -10 4 £360 -24.21%
Kent - 4 £360 -
Leeds - 4 - - 6
Nottingham - 4 £360 -
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 6
Nottinghamshire - 4 £360 -
Berkshire +6 3 £190 -44.11% 1
East of England +5 3 £230 -27.78% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £300 -
Hereford - 3 £300 -
North West +11 2 £203 - 1
City of London +5 2 £550 +25.71% 1
Hertfordshire 0 2 £230 -
Watford - 2 £230 -
Oxford - 2 £450 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +21 1 - - 2
Reading +19 1 - -
Coventry -12 1 - -
Fareham -16 1 - -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ITIL Foundation Certificate.

1 140 (100.00%) ITIL
2 57 (40.71%) Service Management
3 50 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 49 (35.00%) Windows
5 33 (23.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (22.86%) Security Cleared
7 30 (21.43%) ITSM
8 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 26 (18.57%) Cisco
10 25 (17.86%) Finance
11 24 (17.14%) Service Delivery
11 24 (17.14%) MS Office
12 21 (15.00%) SLA
12 21 (15.00%) VMware
13 19 (13.57%) Incident Management
13 19 (13.57%) Degree
13 19 (13.57%) MS Excel
13 19 (13.57%) SC Cleared
13 19 (13.57%) ServiceNow
14 18 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (12.86%) Citrix
15 17 (12.14%) Change Management
16 16 (11.43%) Management Information System
16 16 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (11.43%) MS Exchange
16 16 (11.43%) ITIL V3
17 15 (10.71%) Windows 7
17 15 (10.71%) SCCM
17 15 (10.71%) Data Centre

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.86%) IIS
5 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.14%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.14%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (17.14%) MS Office
2 19 (13.57%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.43%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.71%) Office 365
2 2 (1.43%) PaaS
2 2 (1.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) WAN
2 12 (8.57%) Firewall
3 9 (6.43%) DHCP
3 9 (6.43%) DNS
4 8 (5.71%) LAN
5 7 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 7 (5.00%) SAN
6 6 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (4.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (4.29%) FCoE
6 6 (4.29%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (4.29%) IP Telephony
7 5 (3.57%) Internet
7 5 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.14%) MPLS
8 3 (2.14%) SMTP
8 3 (2.14%) VPN
8 3 (2.14%) Wireless
9 2 (1.43%) HTTP
9 2 (1.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) MySQL
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.43%) Big Data
4 2 (1.43%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) JIRA
1 1 (0.71%) MSI
General
1 25 (17.86%) Finance
2 7 (5.00%) Banking
3 5 (3.57%) Local Government
3 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.86%) Law
4 4 (2.86%) Legal
5 3 (2.14%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Back Office
6 2 (1.43%) French Language
6 2 (1.43%) German Language
6 2 (1.43%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.43%) Military
6 2 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.43%) Publishing
6 2 (1.43%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.71%) Billing
7 1 (0.71%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (30.00%) Analyst
2 21 (15.00%) Service Analyst
3 19 (13.57%) Service Manager
4 17 (12.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (7.14%) ITIL Manager
6 9 (6.43%) Change Analyst
6 9 (6.43%) Incident Manager
7 8 (5.71%) ITIL Service Manager
8 7 (5.00%) IT Analyst
8 7 (5.00%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.29%) Services Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (3.57%) Developer
10 5 (3.57%) NetApp Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.86%) IT Manager
11 4 (2.86%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.86%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.86%) Middleware
2 3 (2.14%) ADO
2 3 (2.14%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.43%) ODBC
4 1 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.71%) Web Services
4 1 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 15 (10.71%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 7 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.29%) e-Health
5 6 (4.29%) FlexPod
6 5 (3.57%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.86%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.14%) Replication
8 3 (2.14%) User Experience
9 2 (1.43%) AS400
9 2 (1.43%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.43%) NHS
9 2 (1.43%) PMI
9 2 (1.43%) Statistics
10 1 (0.71%) CMDB
10 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (35.00%) Windows
2 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 14 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (7.14%) Linux
6 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.29%) Data ONTAP
7 6 (4.29%) Unix
8 5 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.14%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.43%) Android
10 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.71%) Solaris
11 1 (0.71%) VMS
11 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (100.00%) ITIL
2 57 (40.71%) Service Management
3 30 (21.43%) ITSM
4 24 (17.14%) Service Delivery
5 19 (13.57%) Incident Management
6 17 (12.14%) Change Management
7 16 (11.43%) ITIL V3
7 16 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (8.57%) Coaching
10 10 (7.14%) PRINCE2
10 10 (7.14%) Project Management
11 9 (6.43%) Problem Management
11 9 (6.43%) Service Design
12 8 (5.71%) Configuration Management
13 7 (5.00%) Release Management
13 7 (5.00%) Risk Management
14 6 (4.29%) Change Control
14 6 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (4.29%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.86%) SQL
2 6 (4.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.14%) C
4 3 (2.14%) VBScript
5 1 (0.71%) C++
5 1 (0.71%) Perl
5 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (23.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (22.86%) Security Cleared
3 19 (13.57%) Degree
3 19 (13.57%) SC Cleared
4 14 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (10.00%) MCSA
5 10 (7.14%) MCSE
6 9 (6.43%) CCNA
7 8 (5.71%) CCNP
7 8 (5.71%) DV Cleared
8 6 (4.29%) MCITP
8 6 (4.29%) MCP
9 5 (3.57%) MCDST
10 3 (2.14%) NCDA
10 3 (2.14%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.43%) ISEB
11 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (1.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.71%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.00%) SLA
2 6 (4.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.43%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) COBIT
4 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.71%) GxP
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.00%) vSphere
3 5 (3.57%) XenApp
4 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (10.71%) SCCM
2 4 (2.86%) OVSD
3 3 (2.14%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.43%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 50 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.57%) Cisco
3 21 (15.00%) VMware
4 19 (13.57%) ServiceNow
5 18 (12.86%) Citrix
6 14 (10.00%) Remedy
7 11 (7.86%) HP
8 9 (6.43%) NetApp
9 7 (5.00%) BMC
10 6 (4.29%) CA
10 6 (4.29%) IBM
10 6 (4.29%) Oracle
11 5 (3.57%) SAP
12 4 (2.86%) Symantec
13 3 (2.14%) Cognos
13 3 (2.14%) Juniper
14 2 (1.43%) Interwoven
14 2 (1.43%) LANDesk
14 2 (1.43%) Sybase
15 1 (0.71%) Mitel