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 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 504 507 456
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -51
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 91 75 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 0.82% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 46
Average daily rate
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£225 £344 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +20.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £521 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 3 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.56 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.57% +31.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £19.51 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £30.18 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -14.63%

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
11359 9174 8886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 17.78% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5107 4657
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 395 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -16 86 £223 -36.42% 22
London 0 26 £218 -45.62% 9
South East -9 21 - - 7
Milton Keynes 0 15 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 15 - - 1
North West +2 11 £258 -20.76% 1
East of England -19 9 £375 +11.11%
East Midlands - 9 - - 1
Manchester -2 7 £165 -49.23% 1
Northamptonshire - 7 - - 1
Yorkshire -4 6 £148 -41.00% 1
Northampton - 6 - -
Cheshire - 4 £350 -
City of London +1 3 £275 -35.29% 1
Scotland 0 3 - -
North Yorkshire -3 3 £100 -60.00%
South West -24 3 £225 -43.39% 3
Surrey - 3 - - 4
West Yorkshire - 3 £170 - 1
Warrington - 3 £350 -
Devon - 3 £225 - 1
Exeter - 3 £225 -
Cardiff - 2 £255 -
South Wales - 2 £255 -
Wales - 2 £255 -
York +4 1 - -
Berkshire +1 1 - - 1
Glasgow -2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -12 1 £250 -
West Midlands -15 1 - -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 205 (100.00%) ITIL
2 93 (45.37%) Service Management
3 80 (39.02%) Microsoft
4 73 (35.61%) Windows
5 66 (32.20%) Security Cleared
6 61 (29.76%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (28.78%) MS Office
8 58 (28.29%) Service Delivery
9 56 (27.32%) Active Directory
10 54 (26.34%) ITSM
11 52 (25.37%) MS Excel
12 44 (21.46%) SC Cleared
13 35 (17.07%) Management Information System
13 35 (17.07%) Degree
14 32 (15.61%) PRINCE2
14 32 (15.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (15.12%) MS Exchange
16 28 (13.66%) Incident Management
17 27 (13.17%) C
18 26 (12.68%) Finance
19 25 (12.20%) DNS
20 23 (11.22%) Remedy
20 23 (11.22%) Windows 7
21 22 (10.73%) HP
21 22 (10.73%) SLA
22 21 (10.24%) BMC
22 21 (10.24%) Remedy ITSM
23 20 (9.76%) Windows XP
24 19 (9.27%) SQL
24 19 (9.27%) Project Management

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 31 (15.12%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.90%) Lync
4 6 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.95%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.49%) Apache
9 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.49%) JBoss
9 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.49%) IIS
9 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 59 (28.78%) MS Office
2 52 (25.37%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.37%) MS Project
4 7 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (10.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.46%) Academy Housing
2 3 (1.46%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 3 (1.46%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.49%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.95%) SaaS
2 3 (1.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.20%) DNS
2 15 (7.32%) DHCP
3 13 (6.34%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.90%) Internet
4 8 (3.90%) VPN
5 7 (3.41%) IP Telephony
6 6 (2.93%) SAN
6 6 (2.93%) Intranet
7 4 (1.95%) LAN
7 4 (1.95%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.95%) SSL
7 4 (1.95%) WAN
7 4 (1.95%) Firewall
8 3 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.46%) Wireless
8 3 (1.46%) VoIP
8 3 (1.46%) SMTP
8 3 (1.46%) FTP
8 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.37%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.46%) MySQL
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.49%) MS Access
7 1 (0.49%) DB2
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.98%) MSI
2 1 (0.49%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.49%) Maven
2 1 (0.49%) Subversion
2 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.49%) Ant
2 1 (0.49%) Selenium
2 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.49%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (12.68%) Finance
2 16 (7.80%) Law
3 10 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.90%) Legal
5 4 (1.95%) Back Office
6 3 (1.46%) Publishing
6 3 (1.46%) Local Government
7 2 (0.98%) Games
7 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 95 (46.34%) Analyst
2 59 (28.78%) Service Analyst
3 42 (20.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 28 (13.66%) Support Analyst
5 24 (11.71%) 1st Line Support
6 21 (10.24%) Service Manager
7 13 (6.34%) Services Delivery Manager
7 13 (6.34%) Delivery Manager
8 12 (5.85%) Support Engineer
9 11 (5.37%) Consultant
10 10 (4.88%) Applications Support
11 9 (4.39%) Applications Support Analyst
11 9 (4.39%) Performance Analyst
11 9 (4.39%) Technical Support
11 9 (4.39%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 9 (4.39%) Service Performance Analyst
12 8 (3.90%) Incident Analyst
12 8 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
13 7 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.41%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.88%) Web Services
2 3 (1.46%) LAMP
2 3 (1.46%) XML
2 3 (1.46%) .NET
3 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.98%) WCF
3 2 (0.98%) XSL
4 1 (0.49%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) ODBC
4 1 (0.49%) JSP
4 1 (0.49%) Servlets
4 1 (0.49%) SOAP
4 1 (0.49%) J2EE
4 1 (0.49%) WF
4 1 (0.49%) JSON
4 1 (0.49%) JGroups
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.49%) REST
4 1 (0.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.49%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 61 (29.76%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (17.07%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.32%) Mathematics
3 15 (7.32%) Statistics
4 13 (6.34%) Blackberry
5 11 (5.37%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.41%) Thin Client
6 7 (3.41%) CMDB
6 7 (3.41%) Fat Client
6 7 (3.41%) User Experience
7 6 (2.93%) PDA
8 5 (2.44%) iPad
9 4 (1.95%) Open Source
9 4 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.46%) AS400
10 3 (1.46%) Replication
10 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.46%) iPhone
11 2 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.98%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 73 (35.61%) Windows
2 23 (11.22%) Windows 7
3 20 (9.76%) Windows XP
4 18 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.32%) UNIX
6 13 (6.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.41%) Linux
8 5 (2.44%) Windows Vista
8 5 (2.44%) Android
8 5 (2.44%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.98%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.98%) Debian
11 1 (0.49%) HPUX
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (100.00%) ITIL
2 93 (45.37%) Service Management
3 58 (28.29%) Service Delivery
4 54 (26.34%) ITSM
5 32 (15.61%) PRINCE2
6 28 (13.66%) Incident Management
7 19 (9.27%) Project Management
8 15 (7.32%) Change Management
8 15 (7.32%) Configuration Management
9 14 (6.83%) Performance Management
10 12 (5.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (5.37%) People Management
12 10 (4.88%) Problem Management
12 10 (4.88%) Migration
13 9 (4.39%) Workflow
13 9 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (4.39%) Data Analysis
13 9 (4.39%) Knowledge Management
13 9 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (3.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.17%) C
2 19 (9.27%) SQL
3 5 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.46%) Java
6 2 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.98%) C#
7 1 (0.49%) Python
7 1 (0.49%) Perl
7 1 (0.49%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) VBA
7 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (32.20%) Security Cleared
2 44 (21.46%) SC Cleared
3 35 (17.07%) Degree
4 32 (15.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (7.32%) MCSE
6 8 (3.90%) MCITP
7 7 (3.41%) A+ Certification
7 7 (3.41%) CCNA
7 7 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.44%) MOS
8 5 (2.44%) MCP
9 4 (1.95%) MCSA
10 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.46%) RHCE
11 2 (0.98%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.98%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.98%) MCDST
12 1 (0.49%) PMP
12 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.73%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.46%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) TickIT
System Software
1 56 (27.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.44%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.95%) vSphere
4 4 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.46%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.49%) Samba
7 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.49%) Firmware
7 1 (0.49%) NFS
7 1 (0.49%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (6.34%) SCCM
2 7 (3.41%) OVSD
3 4 (1.95%) HP UCMDB
3 4 (1.95%) DameWare
4 3 (1.46%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.98%) WSUS
5 2 (0.98%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 80 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.22%) Remedy
3 22 (10.73%) HP
4 21 (10.24%) BMC
5 18 (8.78%) VMware
6 14 (6.83%) Oracle
7 13 (6.34%) Citrix
8 12 (5.85%) Dell
9 11 (5.37%) Apple
10 9 (4.39%) Cisco
11 6 (2.93%) Avaya
12 5 (2.44%) Symantec
12 5 (2.44%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.44%) EMC
12 5 (2.44%) IBM
13 4 (1.95%) Fujitsu
13 4 (1.95%) Mitel
13 4 (1.95%) Wyse
14 3 (1.46%) TOWER Software
14 3 (1.46%) Civica
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 - £19.50 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bradford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago