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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ITIL Foundation Certificate
Rank 503 499 460
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -39
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 79 60 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.62% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 45
Average daily rate
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£375 £333 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% +1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £215 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £314 £250
% change year-on-year
+19.52% +25.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.25 £17.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £29.20 £71.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.95 £15.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-3.58% -27.90%

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
11806 9640 8124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.17% 19.53% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6894 5202 4369
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 452 474
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -15 70 £375 +9.09% 14
London +4 24 £220 -48.23% 6
South West +1 20 £463 +15.62%
Wiltshire +12 16 £475 -
South East -10 8 £375 +25.00% 4
Scotland - 7 £120 -
East of England +17 6 £90 -
City of London +15 6 £375 -22.07% 2
East Midlands - 6 £420 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £420 -
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £375 +25.00% 1
Manchester -4 4 £288 - 1
Milton Keynes -8 4 £375 +25.00% 1
North West -16 4 £288 +29.50% 1
Chippenham - 4 - -
Northampton - 3 £420 -
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
Dorset - 3 - -
Essex - 3 £90 -
Surrey -2 1 - - 1
West Midlands -4 1 £338 +9.75%
Wales -5 1 £125 -43.69%
Yorkshire -8 1 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
South Wales - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 178 (100.00%) ITIL
2 78 (43.82%) Microsoft
3 73 (41.01%) Service Management
4 68 (38.20%) Security Cleared
5 56 (31.46%) MS Office
5 56 (31.46%) SC Cleared
5 56 (31.46%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (30.90%) Windows
7 51 (28.65%) MS Excel
8 45 (25.28%) Active Directory
9 40 (22.47%) ITSM
10 38 (21.35%) Management Information System
11 36 (20.22%) Service Delivery
12 32 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (16.29%) Finance
14 28 (15.73%) C
15 27 (15.17%) Degree
16 24 (13.48%) Coaching
17 23 (12.92%) SLA
18 20 (11.24%) MS Exchange
19 19 (10.67%) PRINCE2
20 18 (10.11%) Windows 7
21 16 (8.99%) Mentoring
21 16 (8.99%) MCSE
21 16 (8.99%) DNS
22 15 (8.43%) Windows XP
22 15 (8.43%) Project Management
23 14 (7.87%) SQL
23 14 (7.87%) HP
23 14 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 20 (11.24%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (2.25%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.69%) Lync
5 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 56 (31.46%) MS Office
2 51 (28.65%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.06%) MS Project
4 6 (3.37%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) SaaS
1 3 (1.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.99%) DNS
2 11 (6.18%) DHCP
3 8 (4.49%) IP Telephony
4 7 (3.93%) LAN
4 7 (3.93%) WAN
5 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.37%) SAN
6 4 (2.25%) VPN
7 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.69%) FTP
7 3 (1.69%) SMTP
7 3 (1.69%) Internet
7 3 (1.69%) Wireless
7 3 (1.69%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.69%) PABX
8 2 (1.12%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.12%) Symposium
8 2 (1.12%) RTSP
8 2 (1.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.49%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) MS Access
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) MSI
2 1 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.56%) Ant
2 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (16.29%) Finance
2 7 (3.93%) Law
3 6 (3.37%) Legal
4 4 (2.25%) Publishing
5 2 (1.12%) Back Office
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (37.08%) Analyst
2 49 (27.53%) Service Analyst
3 44 (24.72%) Service Desk Analyst
4 32 (17.98%) 1st Line Support
5 26 (14.61%) Support Analyst
6 22 (12.36%) Service Manager
7 13 (7.30%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 11 (6.18%) Services Delivery Manager
8 11 (6.18%) Delivery Manager
9 10 (5.62%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Consultant
11 7 (3.93%) Support Technician
11 7 (3.93%) Applications Support
12 6 (3.37%) Applications Support Analyst
13 5 (2.81%) Change Manager
13 5 (2.81%) Team Leader
13 5 (2.81%) Project Manager
13 5 (2.81%) IT Support
14 4 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support
14 4 (2.25%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.37%) Web Services
2 2 (1.12%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.56%) Middleware
3 1 (0.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 56 (31.46%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (21.35%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.37%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.81%) NHS
5 4 (2.25%) Statistics
5 4 (2.25%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.69%) CMDB
6 3 (1.69%) PDA
6 3 (1.69%) Replication
6 3 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.12%) iSeries
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.12%) AS400
7 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) FMCG
8 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 55 (30.90%) Windows
2 18 (10.11%) Windows 7
3 15 (8.43%) Windows XP
4 14 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.62%) UNIX
6 8 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.37%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.25%) Android
9 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.69%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.69%) Solaris
9 3 (1.69%) Linux
9 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.12%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (100.00%) ITIL
2 73 (41.01%) Service Management
3 40 (22.47%) ITSM
4 36 (20.22%) Service Delivery
5 24 (13.48%) Coaching
6 19 (10.67%) PRINCE2
7 16 (8.99%) Mentoring
8 15 (8.43%) Project Management
9 13 (7.30%) Incident Management
10 12 (6.74%) Change Management
11 11 (6.18%) Business Continuity
11 11 (6.18%) CRM
12 10 (5.62%) Migration
12 10 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (5.06%) People Management
14 7 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (3.37%) Asset Management
15 6 (3.37%) Process Improvement
16 5 (2.81%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.73%) C
2 14 (7.87%) SQL
3 2 (1.12%) VBA
3 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.56%) Java
4 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 68 (38.20%) Security Cleared
2 56 (31.46%) SC Cleared
3 32 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (15.17%) Degree
5 16 (8.99%) MCSE
6 7 (3.93%) MCITP
7 6 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.37%) MCSA
7 6 (3.37%) MCP
8 5 (2.81%) CCNA
8 5 (2.81%) A+ Certification
8 5 (2.81%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.25%) VCP4
10 3 (1.69%) MOS
11 2 (1.12%) MCDST
11 2 (1.12%) MCTS
11 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.12%) OCP
11 2 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.92%) SLA
2 5 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.25%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.12%) QA
5 1 (0.56%) TickIT
System Software
1 45 (25.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.69%) NFS
3 3 (1.69%) Samba
3 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.69%) vSphere
4 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.12%) XenApp
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.56%) Firmware
5 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (5.06%) SCCM
2 6 (3.37%) OVSD
3 4 (2.25%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (1.69%) SCOM
5 2 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.56%) DameWare
6 1 (0.56%) WSUS
6 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 78 (43.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.87%) HP
3 13 (7.30%) VMware
4 11 (6.18%) Citrix
5 9 (5.06%) Oracle
5 9 (5.06%) Apple
5 9 (5.06%) Remedy
6 8 (4.49%) Cisco
7 7 (3.93%) BMC
8 5 (2.81%) Fujitsu
9 3 (1.69%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.69%) Symantec
9 3 (1.69%) Avaya
10 2 (1.12%) IBM
10 2 (1.12%) Dell
10 2 (1.12%) EMC
10 2 (1.12%) CommVault
10 2 (1.12%) NetApp
10 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.12%) Verint
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