The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL V2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL V2 over the 3 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Infrastructure Library Version 2
Rank 568 550 547
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing ITIL V2 44 36 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.068% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.092% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 29
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £231 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £241 £263
% change year-on-year
+30.45% -8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -27.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

ITIL V2
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITIL V2 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ITIL V2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ITIL V2
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ITIL V2 within the UK.

ITIL V2 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ITIL V2
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL V2 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

ITIL V2 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ITIL V2
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITIL V2 within the UK.

ITIL V2 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ITIL V2
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 V2 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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 -6 39 £314 -3.46% 5
London +6 17 £333 -1.48% 2
South East +14 12 £255 -23.88%
Berkshire +10 4 £250 -27.00%
Manchester - 3 £325 -
North West - 3 £325 -
City of London +25 2 £220 -41.33% 2
West Midlands -16 2 £250 -
East of England -20 2 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
South West -45 1 £109 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -

ITIL V2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ITIL V2 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 V2.

1 97 (100.00%) ITIL
2 33 (34.02%) Microsoft
2 33 (34.02%) ITIL V3
3 26 (26.80%) Configuration Management
3 26 (26.80%) Windows
4 25 (25.77%) Project Management
4 25 (25.77%) Security Cleared
5 24 (24.74%) HP
6 21 (21.65%) PRINCE2
7 20 (20.62%) MS Office
8 18 (18.56%) MS Excel
8 18 (18.56%) Problem Management
9 16 (16.49%) Asset Management
10 15 (15.46%) Service Management
10 15 (15.46%) Change Management
11 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (13.40%) MS Project
12 13 (13.40%) Active Directory
12 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
12 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
12 13 (13.40%) HP UCMDB
13 12 (12.37%) Incident Management
13 12 (12.37%) Apache
13 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
14 11 (11.34%) Tomcat
14 11 (11.34%) Linux
14 11 (11.34%) Oracle
14 11 (11.34%) IIS
14 11 (11.34%) Finance
15 10 (10.31%) Quality Management

ITIL V2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ITIL V2 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 V2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (12.37%) Apache
1 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
2 11 (11.34%) Tomcat
2 11 (11.34%) IIS
3 9 (9.28%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (5.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (5.15%) Documentum
5 5 (5.15%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.15%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (4.12%) MS Exchange
6 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (3.09%) CMS
8 2 (2.06%) Liferay
8 2 (2.06%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 20 (20.62%) MS Office
2 18 (18.56%) MS Excel
3 13 (13.40%) MS Project
4 9 (9.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (7.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.03%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) WebTrends
1 3 (3.09%) assyst
2 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.06%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) Firewall
2 7 (7.22%) SSL
2 7 (7.22%) LAN
2 7 (7.22%) VoIP
3 5 (5.15%) WAN
3 5 (5.15%) HTTP
4 3 (3.09%) Wireless
4 3 (3.09%) DNS
4 3 (3.09%) PSTN
4 3 (3.09%) ISDN
4 3 (3.09%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.06%) VPN
5 2 (2.06%) ATM
5 2 (2.06%) SAN
5 2 (2.06%) MPLS
6 1 (1.03%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.03%) Network Security
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.06%) MySQL
2 2 (2.06%) DTS
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) StarTeam
2 3 (3.09%) JIRA
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (11.34%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Legal
3 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Advertising
5 1 (1.03%) Law
5 1 (1.03%) French Language
5 1 (1.03%) German Language
5 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (30.93%) Analyst
2 15 (15.46%) Service Manager
3 13 (13.40%) Service Analyst
4 12 (12.37%) Configuration Analyst
5 11 (11.34%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.22%) Problem Manager
7 6 (6.19%) Configuration Manager
7 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.15%) Middleware Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) ITIL Manager
9 4 (4.12%) Cloud Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Service Transition Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Help Desk Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Administrator
10 3 (3.09%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.09%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (3.09%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.28%) Web Services
1 9 (9.28%) JMS
2 7 (7.22%) .NET
3 5 (5.15%) Middleware
3 5 (5.15%) Java EE
4 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.03%) XML
5 1 (1.03%) HTML
5 1 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.12%) CMDB
4 2 (2.06%) Clustering
4 2 (2.06%) Replication
4 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.06%) Wiki
5 1 (1.03%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.80%) Windows
2 11 (11.34%) Linux
3 9 (9.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (8.25%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.09%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.03%) UNIX
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (100.00%) ITIL
2 33 (34.02%) ITIL V3
3 26 (26.80%) Configuration Management
4 25 (25.77%) Project Management
5 21 (21.65%) PRINCE2
6 18 (18.56%) Problem Management
7 16 (16.49%) Asset Management
8 15 (15.46%) Service Management
8 15 (15.46%) Change Management
9 12 (12.37%) Incident Management
10 10 (10.31%) Quality Management
11 9 (9.28%) Software Licensing
11 9 (9.28%) ITSM
11 9 (9.28%) PRINCE
12 8 (8.25%) Service Delivery
13 6 (6.19%) Time Management
14 5 (5.15%) Validation
14 5 (5.15%) Release Management
15 4 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
15 4 (4.12%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.28%) Shell Script
1 9 (9.28%) SQL
1 9 (9.28%) Jython
1 9 (9.28%) Korn
1 9 (9.28%) C-shell
1 9 (9.28%) Bash Shell
2 5 (5.15%) C#
3 4 (4.12%) Scala
3 4 (4.12%) Java
4 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.09%) C
5 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (25.77%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.22%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (5.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.15%) MOS
7 3 (3.09%) Avaya Certification
7 3 (3.09%) PMP
7 3 (3.09%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.09%) MCSE
7 3 (3.09%) Degree
8 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.06%) MCSA
8 2 (2.06%) MCP
8 2 (2.06%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.03%) CCIE
9 1 (1.03%) CCNP
9 1 (1.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (13.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.03%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (13.40%) HP UCMDB
2 7 (7.22%) WMI
3 4 (4.12%) Puppet
4 3 (3.09%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.06%) SCOM
6 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (34.02%) Microsoft
2 24 (24.74%) HP
3 11 (11.34%) Oracle
4 9 (9.28%) ServiceNow
4 9 (9.28%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.28%) JBoss
5 7 (7.22%) Serena
6 6 (6.19%) IBM
6 6 (6.19%) Avaya
7 5 (5.15%) Borland
7 5 (5.15%) Cisco
8 4 (4.12%) Remedy
9 3 (3.09%) BT
9 3 (3.09%) Business Objects
9 3 (3.09%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (3.09%) VMware
10 2 (2.06%) Adobe
10 2 (2.06%) CA
11 1 (1.03%) Dell
11 1 (1.03%) BMC