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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK
Rank 536 524 514
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 55 94 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.88% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 61 23
Median daily rate £285 £255 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £136 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £255 £193
% change year-on-year
+24.50% +32.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 30
Median hourly rate £24.00 £12.84 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.98% -14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £10.60 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £35.00 £18.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%

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
9104 10691 10452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.35% 21.02% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5791 6490 6119
Median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 506 500
Median hourly rate £28.15 £37.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.93% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +13 52 £368 +13.51% 10
South East +13 20 £170 -51.42% 2
London -6 13 £285 -5.00% 1
East Midlands +8 7 - - 1
Milton Keynes +4 7 £135 -6.89%
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £135 -6.89%
North East -8 5 £525 +64.06%
Tyne and Wear -12 5 £525 +64.06%
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
Nottingham - 5 - -
Berkshire +16 4 £318 -9.28% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 4 £513 +60.15%
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
Oxford - 4 - -
Yorkshire +13 3 £506 - 2
South Wales +2 3 £150 +9.09%
Wales -2 3 £150 +9.09%
Sheffield - 3 £506 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £506 -
West Sussex - 3 £151 -
South West +15 2 - - 3
Surrey +10 2 - -
Reading +8 2 £180 -20.00%
Cardiff +7 2 £150 +9.09%
City of London -9 2 £160 -57.33% 1
Newbury - 2 £463 - 1
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
North West +20 1 - -
Devon +9 1 - -
Wiltshire -2 1 - -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) ITIL
2 42 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 34 (31.48%) Service Management
4 32 (29.63%) Service Delivery
5 31 (28.70%) ITSM
6 27 (25.00%) Windows
7 24 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 21 (19.44%) ServiceNow
9 19 (17.59%) Problem Management
10 18 (16.67%) Change Management
11 16 (14.81%) Cisco
12 15 (13.89%) MS Office
12 15 (13.89%) Incident Management
12 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
12 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
13 14 (12.96%) SLA
13 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (12.04%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
14 13 (12.04%) Finance
15 12 (11.11%) Degree
15 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
15 12 (11.11%) ITIL V3
16 11 (10.19%) Avaya
16 11 (10.19%) Citrix
16 11 (10.19%) WAN
16 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
16 11 (10.19%) Windows 7
16 11 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development

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 5 (4.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.78%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (13.89%) MS Office
2 13 (12.04%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.93%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Office 365
2 3 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) WAN
2 10 (9.26%) Firewall
2 10 (9.26%) Wireless
3 9 (8.33%) VPN
4 7 (6.48%) Cisco Wireless
4 7 (6.48%) DHCP
5 6 (5.56%) NetScaler
6 5 (4.63%) MPLS
6 5 (4.63%) Network Security
7 4 (3.70%) Internet
7 4 (3.70%) LAN
7 4 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.70%) VoIP
7 4 (3.70%) WLAN
8 3 (2.78%) LDAP
8 3 (2.78%) NAS
8 3 (2.78%) SAN
8 3 (2.78%) Skype
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.85%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.85%) JIRA
2 2 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (12.04%) Finance
2 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Electronics
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) German Language
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
5 1 (0.93%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Analyst
2 17 (15.74%) Service Analyst
3 13 (12.04%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) Network Engineer
5 8 (7.41%) Developer
6 7 (6.48%) ServiceNow Developer
7 6 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (5.56%) Change Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Service Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.63%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (4.63%) IT Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Consultant
9 4 (3.70%) First Line Help Desk Support
9 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.70%) IT Support
9 4 (3.70%) IT Trainer
9 4 (3.70%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) Middleware
2 3 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (0.93%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.48%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.70%) Replication
5 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.85%) PMI
5 2 (1.85%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.00%) Windows
2 11 (10.19%) Windows 7
3 10 (9.26%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.41%) Linux
5 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.70%) Solaris
6 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (100.00%) ITIL
2 34 (31.48%) Service Management
3 32 (29.63%) Service Delivery
4 31 (28.70%) ITSM
5 19 (17.59%) Problem Management
6 18 (16.67%) Change Management
7 15 (13.89%) Incident Management
8 12 (11.11%) ITIL V3
9 11 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (8.33%) Business Continuity
11 9 (8.33%) Service Design
12 8 (7.41%) Release Management
13 7 (6.48%) PRINCE2
13 7 (6.48%) Project Management
14 5 (4.63%) High Availability
14 5 (4.63%) Load Balancing
15 4 (3.70%) Office Automation
15 4 (3.70%) Waterfall
15 4 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.70%) C++
1 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.78%) C
2 3 (2.78%) SQL
3 2 (1.85%) Perl
4 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.93%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (12.04%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (11.11%) Degree
5 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.26%) CCNA
6 10 (9.26%) MCSE
7 9 (8.33%) CCNP
8 7 (6.48%) MCSA
9 5 (4.63%) CCDA
9 5 (4.63%) CCSA
9 5 (4.63%) ISEB
10 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.70%) MCITP
10 4 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.78%) A+ Certification
11 3 (2.78%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.78%) EXIN
12 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.96%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.70%) ISO22301
3 2 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.85%) QA
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) SCCM
2 3 (2.78%) OVSD
3 2 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 42 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.44%) ServiceNow
3 16 (14.81%) Cisco
4 11 (10.19%) Avaya
4 11 (10.19%) Citrix
5 10 (9.26%) HP
6 9 (8.33%) VMware
7 8 (7.41%) Remedy
8 6 (5.56%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.63%) Nortel
9 5 (4.63%) Talend
10 4 (3.70%) Apigee
10 4 (3.70%) Intel
10 4 (3.70%) Symantec
11 3 (2.78%) Apple
11 3 (2.78%) BMC
11 3 (2.78%) EMC
11 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.85%) F5
12 2 (1.85%) webMethods