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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 540 529 522
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 86 83 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.79% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 28 32
Average daily rate £250 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £107 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-40.15% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 6
Average hourly rate £13.17 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.03% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.86 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.85 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 74 £300 -13.04% 18
London +14 35 £300 -13.04% 6
South East +28 24 £350 -6.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 10 £145 -
Milton Keynes +5 10 £145 -
South Wales - 10 £138 - 1
Wales - 10 £138 - 1
Surrey -3 7 £350 - 1
Cardiff - 6 £138 -
Hampshire - 6 £365 - 2
Cheshire -2 5 £250 -
South West -5 5 £255 -32.00% 2
Wiltshire -9 5 £303 -32.77% 2
North West -21 5 £250 +11.11%
Portsmouth - 5 £365 -
Swindon - 5 £303 -
Chester - 5 £250 -
East of England +3 4 - - 1
Exeter +4 3 £255 +13.33%
Devon +2 3 £255 +13.33%
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
City of London +31 2 £436 +16.33%
Scotland -6 2 £135 +12.50%
Docklands, London - 2 £625 -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Ilford - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +7 1 - -
Greenock -1 1 - -
Inverclyde -3 1 - -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 188 (100.00%) ITIL
2 70 (37.23%) Microsoft
3 69 (36.70%) Service Management
4 64 (34.04%) Windows
5 50 (26.60%) Security Cleared
6 49 (26.06%) Service Delivery
7 43 (22.87%) Active Directory
8 42 (22.34%) ITSM
8 42 (22.34%) Finance
9 40 (21.28%) MS Office
10 38 (20.21%) SLA
11 36 (19.15%) MS Exchange
11 36 (19.15%) VMware
12 34 (18.09%) Degree
12 34 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
13 33 (17.55%) MS Excel
14 32 (17.02%) Citrix
15 29 (15.43%) Incident Management
15 29 (15.43%) SC Cleared
16 28 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
16 28 (14.89%) Linux
17 25 (13.30%) HP
18 23 (12.23%) Windows 7
19 19 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
20 18 (9.57%) Windows Server
20 18 (9.57%) Cisco
21 17 (9.04%) Internet
21 17 (9.04%) SCCM
22 16 (8.51%) Unix
22 16 (8.51%) AIX

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 36 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (3.72%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.66%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.13%) Apache
7 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.06%) CMS
9 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.53%) IIS
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (21.28%) MS Office
2 33 (17.55%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.13%) QuarkXPress
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.38%) Office 365
2 7 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (1.06%) IaaS
4 2 (1.06%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.04%) Internet
2 16 (8.51%) Firewall
3 12 (6.38%) DNS
4 11 (5.85%) DHCP
5 10 (5.32%) SAN
6 9 (4.79%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.72%) Wireless
8 6 (3.19%) LDAP
9 5 (2.66%) LAN
9 5 (2.66%) VoIP
9 5 (2.66%) VPN
9 5 (2.66%) WAN
10 4 (2.13%) Intranet
10 4 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.53%) NAS
11 1 (0.53%) Network Security
11 1 (0.53%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.13%) FileMaker
3 4 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (1.60%) MySQL
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) MS Access
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) JIRA
2 2 (1.06%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) Selenium
General
1 42 (22.34%) Finance
2 13 (6.91%) Retail
3 12 (6.38%) Legal
4 9 (4.79%) Local Government
5 7 (3.72%) Law
6 6 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.13%) Publishing
8 3 (1.60%) Banking
8 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (22.87%) Analyst
2 36 (19.15%) Service Manager
3 29 (15.43%) Service Analyst
4 23 (12.23%) Service Desk Analyst
5 21 (11.17%) Delivery Manager
5 21 (11.17%) Services Delivery Manager
6 17 (9.04%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (5.85%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.32%) Service Desk Support
8 10 (5.32%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.79%) ITIL Manager
10 8 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.26%) IT Support
11 7 (3.72%) IT Analyst
11 7 (3.72%) ITIL Service Manager
11 7 (3.72%) Network Support
11 7 (3.72%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 6 (3.19%) Administrator
12 6 (3.19%) Performance Analyst
12 6 (3.19%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.19%) Web Services
2 4 (2.13%) XML
3 2 (1.06%) .NET
3 2 (1.06%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.06%) CSS
3 2 (1.06%) HTML
3 2 (1.06%) HTML5
4 1 (0.53%) Middleware
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.09%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.91%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.26%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.19%) CMDB
5 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.66%) iPhone
6 4 (2.13%) AS400
6 4 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.13%) iPad
6 4 (2.13%) NHS
6 4 (2.13%) Symmetrix DMX
6 4 (2.13%) Wiki
7 3 (1.60%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.60%) Statistics
7 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.06%) iSeries
8 2 (1.06%) Life Science
9 1 (0.53%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (34.04%) Windows
2 28 (14.89%) Linux
3 23 (12.23%) Windows 7
4 19 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (9.57%) Windows Server
6 16 (8.51%) AIX
6 16 (8.51%) Unix
7 13 (6.91%) Mac OS X
8 8 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.26%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.72%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.66%) Solaris
11 4 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.13%) SUSE
12 2 (1.06%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.53%) Android
13 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (100.00%) ITIL
2 69 (36.70%) Service Management
3 49 (26.06%) Service Delivery
4 42 (22.34%) ITSM
5 29 (15.43%) Incident Management
6 14 (7.45%) Coaching
7 13 (6.91%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.38%) Change Management
8 12 (6.38%) People Management
9 11 (5.85%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (5.85%) Risk Management
10 10 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (5.32%) ITIL V3
10 10 (5.32%) Logistics
10 10 (5.32%) Migration
10 10 (5.32%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.32%) Supplier Management
11 9 (4.79%) Project Management
11 9 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.91%) SQL
2 5 (2.66%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.13%) C
3 4 (2.13%) Korn
4 3 (1.60%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.60%) Perl
5 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.53%) Java
5 1 (0.53%) PHP
5 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.53%) Python
5 1 (0.53%) Ruby
5 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (26.60%) Security Cleared
2 34 (18.09%) Degree
3 29 (15.43%) SC Cleared
4 28 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (7.45%) MCITP
6 13 (6.91%) CCNA
7 10 (5.32%) A+ Certification
8 9 (4.79%) MCSA
9 8 (4.26%) DV Cleared
10 7 (3.72%) MCP
11 4 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.60%) CEH
12 3 (1.60%) CISSP
12 3 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.60%) MCDST
13 2 (1.06%) ISEB
14 1 (0.53%) CCNP
14 1 (0.53%) HND
14 1 (0.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (20.21%) SLA
2 4 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.13%) QA
3 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (22.87%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.91%) Hyper-V
3 10 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.53%) NFS
5 1 (0.53%) Samba
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (9.04%) SCCM
2 13 (6.91%) HP Data Protector
2 13 (6.91%) Tivoli
2 13 (6.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.66%) OVSD
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.06%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 70 (37.23%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.15%) VMware
3 32 (17.02%) Citrix
4 25 (13.30%) HP
5 18 (9.57%) Cisco
6 11 (5.85%) Oracle
7 10 (5.32%) BMC
7 10 (5.32%) Remedy
8 7 (3.72%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.66%) Apple
9 5 (2.66%) EMC
10 4 (2.13%) Adobe
10 4 (2.13%) Veritas
10 4 (2.13%) Wyse
11 3 (1.60%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.60%) NetApp
11 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.60%) Sun
12 2 (1.06%) Symantec
12 2 (1.06%) webMethods
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