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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 558 551 550
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 56 98 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.86% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 52 29
Median daily rate £300 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £136 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 29
Median hourly rate £18.25 £12.84 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.18% -14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +6.66%

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
10127 11406 11709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.43% 20.74% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6438 6933 6679
Median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 549 557
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -20 53 £300 -18.91% 14
London -14 16 £270 -27.02% 5
South East -4 12 £145 -64.19% 1
East Midlands +7 7 - -
North East -22 6 £525 +54.41%
Tyne and Wear -27 6 £525 +54.41%
Yorkshire +24 5 £488 - 2
Buckinghamshire +9 5 £135 -67.07%
Milton Keynes +2 5 £135 -67.07%
Nottingham - 5 - -
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
South West +9 4 £325 +237.66% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 4 £513 +50.73%
Surrey +16 3 - -
Sheffield -8 3 £506 -
South Yorkshire -11 3 £506 -
City of London -17 3 £160 -57.33% 1
Cornwall - 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire +20 2 £100 - 1
Berkshire +8 2 £463 +32.14% 1
Scotland +5 2 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £463 -
Falmouth - 2 £325 -
Leeds +17 1 - - 1
Cardiff +11 1 £150 -5.80%
South Wales +1 1 £150 -5.80%
Greenock 0 1 - -
Inverclyde 0 1 - -
North West -3 1 £300 - 1

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 124 (100.00%) ITIL
2 49 (39.52%) Microsoft
3 48 (38.71%) Service Management
4 41 (33.06%) Windows
5 38 (30.65%) ITSM
6 32 (25.81%) Service Delivery
7 28 (22.58%) ServiceNow
8 26 (20.97%) Active Directory
9 24 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (17.74%) Security Cleared
11 20 (16.13%) Cisco
11 20 (16.13%) MS Office
12 19 (15.32%) Incident Management
13 18 (14.52%) Change Management
13 18 (14.52%) Finance
14 17 (13.71%) Problem Management
14 17 (13.71%) Data Centre
15 16 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (12.90%) MS Excel
15 16 (12.90%) SLA
16 15 (12.10%) HP
16 15 (12.10%) WAN
16 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (12.10%) SC Cleared
16 15 (12.10%) ITIL V3
17 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (11.29%) Windows Server
17 14 (11.29%) SCCM
17 14 (11.29%) Degree
18 13 (10.48%) PRINCE2

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 8 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.42%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.61%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (16.13%) MS Office
2 16 (12.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.61%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.10%) WAN
2 12 (9.68%) Firewall
3 10 (8.06%) Wireless
4 9 (7.26%) DHCP
5 7 (5.65%) Cisco Wireless
5 7 (5.65%) VPN
6 6 (4.84%) LAN
6 6 (4.84%) NetScaler
7 5 (4.03%) Internet
7 5 (4.03%) MPLS
7 5 (4.03%) Network Security
7 5 (4.03%) SAN
7 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.23%) DNS
8 4 (3.23%) VoIP
8 4 (3.23%) WLAN
9 3 (2.42%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.42%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.61%) MySQL
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.81%) JIRA
3 1 (0.81%) MSI
General
1 18 (14.52%) Finance
2 12 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.65%) Retail
4 5 (4.03%) Banking
5 3 (2.42%) Military
6 2 (1.61%) Back Office
6 2 (1.61%) Electronics
6 2 (1.61%) Local Government
6 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) German Language
7 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (33.06%) Analyst
2 23 (18.55%) Service Analyst
3 18 (14.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (8.87%) Developer
5 9 (7.26%) ServiceNow Developer
5 9 (7.26%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (6.45%) Change Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) Network Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) Service Manager
8 6 (4.84%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.84%) Incident Manager
9 5 (4.03%) IT Manager
10 4 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.23%) Administrator
10 4 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
10 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.23%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.45%) Middleware
2 3 (2.42%) HTML
3 1 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.81%) ODBC
3 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.84%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.23%) Replication
6 3 (2.42%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.61%) e-Health
7 2 (1.61%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.61%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.61%) PMI
8 1 (0.81%) AS400
8 1 (0.81%) Equities
8 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) NHS
8 1 (0.81%) Statistics
8 1 (0.81%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (33.06%) Windows
2 14 (11.29%) Windows Server
2 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (8.06%) Windows 7
5 8 (6.45%) Linux
6 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.42%) Solaris
7 3 (2.42%) Unix
8 2 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (100.00%) ITIL
2 48 (38.71%) Service Management
3 38 (30.65%) ITSM
4 32 (25.81%) Service Delivery
5 19 (15.32%) Incident Management
6 18 (14.52%) Change Management
7 17 (13.71%) Problem Management
8 16 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (12.10%) ITIL V3
9 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.48%) PRINCE2
11 8 (6.45%) Project Management
11 8 (6.45%) Service Design
12 7 (5.65%) Release Management
13 6 (4.84%) OO
13 6 (4.84%) Ticket Management
14 5 (4.03%) Business Continuity
14 5 (4.03%) Content Management
14 5 (4.03%) Load Balancing
15 4 (3.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.06%) JavaScript
1 10 (8.06%) SQL
2 4 (3.23%) C++
3 3 (2.42%) C
4 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.81%) Perl
5 1 (0.81%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (17.74%) Security Cleared
3 15 (12.10%) SC Cleared
4 14 (11.29%) Degree
5 12 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (8.06%) MCSA
7 9 (7.26%) CCNP
7 9 (7.26%) MCSE
8 8 (6.45%) CCNA
9 7 (5.65%) DV Cleared
10 5 (4.03%) CCDA
10 5 (4.03%) CCSA
10 5 (4.03%) ISEB
10 5 (4.03%) MCITP
11 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.42%) EXIN
12 3 (2.42%) MCDST
12 3 (2.42%) MCP
12 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.90%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.42%) QA
4 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.81%) COBIT
5 1 (0.81%) GxP
5 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (20.97%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.61%) vSphere
3 2 (1.61%) XenApp
4 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (11.29%) SCCM
2 7 (5.65%) OVSD
3 3 (2.42%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.61%) SCOM
5 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 28 (22.58%) ServiceNow
3 20 (16.13%) Cisco
4 15 (12.10%) HP
5 13 (10.48%) Citrix
5 13 (10.48%) Remedy
6 12 (9.68%) VMware
7 11 (8.87%) Avaya
8 6 (4.84%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.84%) Symantec
9 5 (4.03%) BMC
9 5 (4.03%) Nortel
9 5 (4.03%) Talend
10 4 (3.23%) Apigee
10 4 (3.23%) Intel
10 4 (3.23%) Oracle
11 3 (2.42%) EMC
11 3 (2.42%) NetApp
11 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.61%) CA