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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 494 518 458
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -60
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 132 98 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 0.93% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 30 68
Average daily rate
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£335 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £144 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £375 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 8
Average hourly rate £18.52 £16.00 £30.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% -48.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £11.60 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £31.55 £78.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £12.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+45.25% -65.77%

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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +14 119 £340 +13.33% 19
London +11 39 £419 +39.58% 7
South East -4 35 £340 +13.33% 6
Buckinghamshire -4 18 £308 -
Milton Keynes 0 16 £308 -
South West -10 12 £225 -35.71% 1
City of London +9 11 £544 +67.30% 1
East of England +10 9 £315 +14.54% 1
Berkshire +2 8 £340 +19.29% 1
Hampshire -1 8 £275 -8.33% 3
Wiltshire +3 7 £450 -
East Midlands -3 7 £475 +35.71% 2
Northamptonshire - 7 £475 - 1
Wales 0 6 £250 +108.33% 3
South Wales -5 6 £250 +108.33% 3
North West -26 6 £100 -16.66%
Cardiff - 6 £250 - 2
West Midlands +3 5 £388 -3.12%
Northampton - 5 £475 -
Southampton +3 4 £275 -8.33%
Manchester -16 4 £100 -16.66%
Belfast - 4 £175 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £175 -
County Antrim - 4 £175 -
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £251 -8.63%
North East -24 3 £378 - 1
Tyne and Wear -24 3 £378 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 3 £378 -
Bristol - 3 £130 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £251 -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 233 (100.00%) ITIL
2 106 (45.49%) Microsoft
2 106 (45.49%) Service Management
3 73 (31.33%) Security Cleared
4 68 (29.18%) Windows
5 64 (27.47%) MS Office
6 53 (22.75%) Service Delivery
6 53 (22.75%) ITSM
7 51 (21.89%) MS Excel
8 49 (21.03%) SC Cleared
9 48 (20.60%) SQL
10 43 (18.45%) Active Directory
11 42 (18.03%) Finance
12 41 (17.60%) Degree
13 40 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
14 39 (16.74%) HP
15 38 (16.31%) VMware
16 37 (15.88%) SLA
17 34 (14.59%) Change Management
17 34 (14.59%) Project Management
18 33 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (12.45%) DV Cleared
20 26 (11.16%) PRINCE2
21 25 (10.73%) Cisco
21 25 (10.73%) Firewall
22 24 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
23 23 (9.87%) Linux
24 21 (9.01%) MS Exchange
24 21 (9.01%) Citrix
24 21 (9.01%) Problem Management

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (9.01%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.86%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.29%) IIS
7 2 (0.86%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 64 (27.47%) MS Office
2 51 (21.89%) MS Excel
3 17 (7.30%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.00%) IaaS
2 5 (2.15%) Office 365
3 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.73%) Firewall
2 19 (8.15%) DNS
2 19 (8.15%) Internet
3 17 (7.30%) DHCP
4 11 (4.72%) VPN
5 10 (4.29%) SAN
6 9 (3.86%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.86%) WAN
6 9 (3.86%) LAN
7 8 (3.43%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.00%) VoIP
9 6 (2.58%) SMS
9 6 (2.58%) 3G
9 6 (2.58%) MGW
9 6 (2.58%) SIGTRAN
9 6 (2.58%) 2G
9 6 (2.58%) RTP
9 6 (2.58%) SS7
9 6 (2.58%) ISUP
9 6 (2.58%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.86%) QlikView
4 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.86%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) GeoQlik
5 1 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.43%) MS Access
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (6.01%) Subversion
2 9 (3.86%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.15%) Ant
4 2 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (18.03%) Finance
2 9 (3.86%) Retail
3 7 (3.00%) German Language
3 7 (3.00%) Law
4 5 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.72%) Publishing
6 3 (1.29%) Back Office
6 3 (1.29%) Legal
6 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.29%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (34.33%) Analyst
2 35 (15.02%) Service Analyst
3 32 (13.73%) Service Manager
4 27 (11.59%) 1st Line Support
5 25 (10.73%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (6.44%) Delivery Manager
6 15 (6.44%) Support Analyst
6 15 (6.44%) Services Delivery Manager
7 11 (4.72%) Support Engineer
7 11 (4.72%) Team Leader
8 10 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.29%) Applications Support
8 10 (4.29%) Test Manager
8 10 (4.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 8 (3.43%) Environment Manager
10 7 (3.00%) Trainer
10 7 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.00%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (3.00%) IT Trainer
11 6 (2.58%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.86%) XML
2 8 (3.43%) .NET
3 6 (2.58%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.72%) Web Services
5 3 (1.29%) HTML
5 3 (1.29%) Middleware
6 1 (0.43%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.73%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.15%) Statistics
3 12 (5.15%) CMDB
4 7 (3.00%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.58%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.15%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.15%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.15%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.72%) Clustering
7 4 (1.72%) Equities
7 4 (1.72%) NHS
7 4 (1.72%) Derivative
8 3 (1.29%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.29%) Replication
8 3 (1.29%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.86%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 68 (29.18%) Windows
2 23 (9.87%) Linux
3 20 (8.58%) Windows 7
4 19 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.43%) UNIX
7 7 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.58%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.58%) AIX
9 5 (2.15%) Solaris
9 5 (2.15%) Debian
10 4 (1.72%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.29%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (100.00%) ITIL
2 106 (45.49%) Service Management
3 53 (22.75%) Service Delivery
3 53 (22.75%) ITSM
4 34 (14.59%) Change Management
4 34 (14.59%) Project Management
5 26 (11.16%) PRINCE2
6 24 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (9.01%) Problem Management
8 19 (8.15%) ITIL V3
9 18 (7.73%) Configuration Management
9 18 (7.73%) Coaching
10 15 (6.44%) Incident Management
11 13 (5.58%) Validation
11 13 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (5.15%) Supplier Management
12 12 (5.15%) Waterfall
12 12 (5.15%) Mentoring
13 10 (4.29%) Change Control
13 10 (4.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.60%) SQL
2 13 (5.58%) T-SQL
3 8 (3.43%) C#
4 5 (2.15%) Perl
4 5 (2.15%) C
5 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.86%) PHP
6 2 (0.86%) Java
6 2 (0.86%) VB
7 1 (0.43%) VBA
7 1 (0.43%) Python
7 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.43%) Ruby
7 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 73 (31.33%) Security Cleared
2 49 (21.03%) SC Cleared
3 41 (17.60%) Degree
4 33 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (12.45%) DV Cleared
6 19 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (7.30%) CCNA
7 17 (7.30%) MCSE
8 16 (6.87%) MCSA
9 15 (6.44%) MCITP
10 13 (5.58%) HNC
11 7 (3.00%) HND
12 6 (2.58%) MCP
12 6 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (1.29%) MCTS
13 3 (1.29%) BC Cleared
13 3 (1.29%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (15.88%) SLA
2 11 (4.72%) QA
3 5 (2.15%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.86%) BS7799
5 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (18.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.58%) vSphere
4 4 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.29%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.29%) Firmware
5 3 (1.29%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.86%) XenApp
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.43%) Samba
7 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (7.30%) OVSD
2 9 (3.86%) SCOM
3 7 (3.00%) SCCM
3 7 (3.00%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (2.58%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (1.29%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.43%) Puppet
7 1 (0.43%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.43%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.43%) WSUS
7 1 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 106 (45.49%) Microsoft
2 39 (16.74%) HP
3 38 (16.31%) VMware
4 25 (10.73%) Cisco
5 21 (9.01%) Citrix
6 18 (7.73%) Remedy
7 16 (6.87%) Oracle
8 11 (4.72%) BMC
9 7 (3.00%) McAfee
10 6 (2.58%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.58%) Interwoven
10 6 (2.58%) Juniper
10 6 (2.58%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.15%) NetApp
11 5 (2.15%) EMC
11 5 (2.15%) F5
12 4 (1.72%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (1.72%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.72%) Dell
12 4 (1.72%) IBM
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.52 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 17 days ago