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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 498 514 455
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -59
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 115 78 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 0.76% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 43 57
Average daily rate
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£295 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.46% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £12.70 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £23.21 £27.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £12.91 £95.00
% change year-on-year
+229.13% -86.40%

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
10437 10204 8844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.69% 19.28% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6117 5810 4731
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 464 498
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.94 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 102 £313 -3.84% 21
South East +1 28 £400 +33.33% 7
London -16 18 £255 -15.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +13 16 £309 - 2
Milton Keynes +12 15 £309 - 2
South West -11 15 £225 -30.76% 2
North West -6 11 £300 -40.00% 1
East of England +8 10 £313 -21.87%
Yorkshire -22 9 £320 -8.57% 2
East Midlands +1 8 £450 +28.57%
Manchester 0 8 £300 -
West Yorkshire -14 8 £328 -6.42% 2
Leeds -20 8 £328 -6.42% 2
Hampshire +6 7 £425 -3.40% 3
Cambridgeshire - 7 £313 -
Northampton - 7 £475 -
Wiltshire - 7 £425 - 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £475 -
Cambridge - 6 £313 -
Wales +10 5 £165 -
South Wales +1 5 £165 -
City of London -6 5 £306 +2.08% 3
Southampton - 5 £420 -
Cardiff - 4 £168 -
Scotland +3 3 £350 -
Bristol +2 3 £130 -61.48%
West Midlands +1 3 £388 - 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £175 - 1
County Antrim - 3 £175 -
Belfast - 3 £175 -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 206 (100.00%) ITIL
2 94 (45.63%) Microsoft
3 87 (42.23%) Service Management
4 66 (32.04%) Security Cleared
5 59 (28.64%) Windows
6 56 (27.18%) MS Office
7 55 (26.70%) SC Cleared
8 48 (23.30%) Active Directory
9 45 (21.84%) MS Excel
9 45 (21.84%) Service Delivery
10 41 (19.90%) SQL
11 38 (18.45%) ITSM
12 36 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (16.50%) SLA
14 33 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (16.02%) Finance
15 31 (15.05%) VMware
16 30 (14.56%) HP
16 30 (14.56%) Coaching
17 29 (14.08%) Change Management
18 27 (13.11%) DV Cleared
19 26 (12.62%) PRINCE2
20 25 (12.14%) Mentoring
21 24 (11.65%) Project Management
22 23 (11.17%) Management Information System
22 23 (11.17%) Degree
23 21 (10.19%) Cisco
23 21 (10.19%) Citrix
23 21 (10.19%) MS Exchange
24 20 (9.71%) DNS

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (10.19%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.46%) IIS
7 2 (0.97%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.49%) Apache
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (27.18%) MS Office
2 45 (21.84%) MS Excel
3 16 (7.77%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.40%) MS Project
5 6 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) IaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.71%) DNS
2 18 (8.74%) DHCP
3 16 (7.77%) Internet
4 13 (6.31%) Firewall
5 11 (5.34%) SAN
5 11 (5.34%) LAN
5 11 (5.34%) WAN
6 8 (3.88%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.91%) SMS
7 6 (2.91%) 3G
7 6 (2.91%) RTP
7 6 (2.91%) SS7
7 6 (2.91%) ISUP
7 6 (2.91%) SCCP
7 6 (2.91%) 2G
7 6 (2.91%) SIGTRAN
7 6 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (2.91%) MGW
7 6 (2.91%) 4G
8 5 (2.43%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.97%) QlikView
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.49%) MS Access
5 1 (0.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (4.37%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.88%) Subversion
3 3 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.46%) Ant
4 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (16.02%) Finance
2 7 (3.40%) German Language
3 5 (2.43%) Law
3 5 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.46%) Back Office
4 3 (1.46%) Retail
4 3 (1.46%) Local Government
4 3 (1.46%) Legal
4 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.97%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (31.55%) Analyst
2 33 (16.02%) Service Manager
3 29 (14.08%) 1st Line Support
3 29 (14.08%) Service Analyst
4 22 (10.68%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (8.25%) Support Analyst
6 14 (6.80%) Services Delivery Manager
6 14 (6.80%) Delivery Manager
7 13 (6.31%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 13 (6.31%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.37%) Applications Support
8 9 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.37%) Team Leader
9 7 (3.40%) Applications Support Analyst
10 6 (2.91%) Change Manager
10 6 (2.91%) Process Analyst
10 6 (2.91%) Software Support Analyst
11 5 (2.43%) Configuration Analyst
11 5 (2.43%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.37%) XML
2 8 (3.88%) .NET
3 6 (2.91%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.46%) Middleware
5 2 (0.97%) HTML
6 1 (0.49%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.49%) CSS
6 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.17%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.83%) Statistics
4 9 (4.37%) CMDB
5 8 (3.88%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.91%) NHS
6 6 (2.91%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.43%) CLARiiON
8 4 (1.94%) Clustering
8 4 (1.94%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.94%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.94%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.46%) Derivative
9 3 (1.46%) Replication
9 3 (1.46%) Equities
10 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.49%) AS400
11 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 59 (28.64%) Windows
2 20 (9.71%) Windows 7
3 18 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (8.74%) Linux
4 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.85%) Windows XP
6 8 (3.88%) UNIX
6 8 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.40%) Solaris
8 5 (2.43%) Debian
8 5 (2.43%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.94%) AIX
10 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (100.00%) ITIL
2 87 (42.23%) Service Management
3 45 (21.84%) Service Delivery
4 38 (18.45%) ITSM
5 30 (14.56%) Coaching
6 29 (14.08%) Change Management
7 26 (12.62%) PRINCE2
8 25 (12.14%) Mentoring
9 24 (11.65%) Project Management
10 17 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (7.77%) Configuration Management
12 15 (7.28%) Problem Management
12 15 (7.28%) ITIL V3
13 14 (6.80%) Incident Management
13 14 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (5.83%) CRM
15 9 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
16 8 (3.88%) Change Control
17 7 (3.40%) Network Architecture
17 7 (3.40%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (19.90%) SQL
2 11 (5.34%) T-SQL
3 8 (3.88%) C#
4 6 (2.91%) C
5 4 (1.94%) Perl
6 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.97%) PHP
7 2 (0.97%) VB
7 2 (0.97%) VBA
8 1 (0.49%) Python
8 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.49%) Ruby
8 1 (0.49%) Java
8 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (32.04%) Security Cleared
2 55 (26.70%) SC Cleared
3 33 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (13.11%) DV Cleared
5 23 (11.17%) Degree
6 16 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (7.28%) MCSE
7 15 (7.28%) CCNA
8 14 (6.80%) MCITP
9 13 (6.31%) MCSA
10 7 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (2.91%) HNC
12 5 (2.43%) MCP
13 4 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.46%) ISEB
14 3 (1.46%) MCTS
15 2 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.97%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
15 2 (0.97%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.50%) SLA
2 7 (3.40%) QA
3 5 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.46%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.97%) BS7799
System Software
1 48 (23.30%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.91%) vSphere
4 4 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.46%) XenApp
5 3 (1.46%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.46%) Samba
5 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.46%) NFS
5 3 (1.46%) Firmware
6 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (7.77%) OVSD
2 8 (3.88%) SCOM
3 7 (3.40%) SCCM
4 5 (2.43%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (2.43%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.46%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.49%) Puppet
8 1 (0.49%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.49%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 94 (45.63%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.05%) VMware
3 30 (14.56%) HP
4 21 (10.19%) Cisco
4 21 (10.19%) Citrix
5 15 (7.28%) Oracle
6 12 (5.83%) Remedy
7 8 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.40%) NetApp
8 7 (3.40%) EMC
9 6 (2.91%) McAfee
10 5 (2.43%) F5
10 5 (2.43%) BMC
10 5 (2.43%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.94%) Interwoven
11 4 (1.94%) IBM
11 4 (1.94%) Dell
11 4 (1.94%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.94%) Dell Compellent
11 4 (1.94%) Symantec
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