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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Infrastructure Library Version 2
Rank 539 537 511
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs citing ITIL V2 47 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.076% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 32
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£435 £350 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% -20.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £205 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
40696 38031 35236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.64% 73.82% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23403 20710
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1181 1433
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.88 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 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 -25 41 £420 +20.00% 5
London +6 12 £550 +47.45% 1
South East -15 11 £301 +43.24% 2
South West -25 7 £119 -50.05%
Surrey 0 6 £235 -
Wiltshire -6 6 £119 -26.61%
North West -5 4 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £301 -
Yorkshire -5 2 - -
West Yorkshire -12 2 - -
Reading +11 1 - - 1
Berkshire +3 1 - - 2
Leeds -9 1 - -
City of London - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Andover - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brentwood - - - -

ITIL V2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 91 (100.00%) ITIL
2 35 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 29 (31.87%) Project Management
4 23 (25.27%) PRINCE2
4 23 (25.27%) ITSM
4 23 (25.27%) Security Cleared
5 22 (24.18%) Web Services
5 22 (24.18%) HP
5 22 (24.18%) Service Management
6 20 (21.98%) Configuration Management
6 20 (21.98%) HP UCMDB
7 19 (20.88%) Windows
8 18 (19.78%) Change Management
9 17 (18.68%) SSL
9 17 (18.68%) Degree
9 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
9 17 (18.68%) ServiceNow
10 15 (16.48%) SQL Server
10 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
10 15 (16.48%) ITIL V3
11 14 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 14 (15.38%) Linux
11 14 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (14.29%) MS Office
12 13 (14.29%) Apache
13 12 (13.19%) HTML
13 12 (13.19%) Oracle
13 12 (13.19%) IIS
13 12 (13.19%) CSS
13 12 (13.19%) XML

ITIL V2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 13 (14.29%) Apache
2 12 (13.19%) Tomcat
2 12 (13.19%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.19%) IIS
3 11 (12.09%) JBoss
3 11 (12.09%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.69%) Documentum
4 7 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 7 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
4 7 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.49%) CMS
6 4 (4.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (1.10%) Liferay
Applications
1 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.29%) MS Office
3 9 (9.89%) MS Project
4 8 (8.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (4.40%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.68%) SSL
2 11 (12.09%) VPN
3 10 (10.99%) LDAP
4 7 (7.69%) LAN
4 7 (7.69%) WAN
4 7 (7.69%) HTTP
5 6 (6.59%) Firewall
6 5 (5.49%) SAN
6 5 (5.49%) VoIP
7 4 (4.40%) DNS
8 3 (3.30%) NAS
9 2 (2.20%) Wireless
9 2 (2.20%) DHCP
9 2 (2.20%) PSTN
9 2 (2.20%) ISDN
10 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.10%) Network Security
10 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.10%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) StarTeam
2 3 (3.30%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
2 5 (5.49%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) French Language
4 1 (1.10%) German Language
4 1 (1.10%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (27.47%) Analyst
2 15 (16.48%) Developer
2 15 (16.48%) Consultant
2 15 (16.48%) Service Manager
3 11 (12.09%) Service Analyst
3 11 (12.09%) ServiceNow Developer
4 10 (10.99%) Technical Developer
4 10 (10.99%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 10 (10.99%) ITSM Consultant
4 10 (10.99%) Technical Consultant
5 9 (9.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (8.79%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Administrator
7 7 (7.69%) Middleware Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Service Transition Manager
8 6 (6.59%) Transition Manager
9 5 (5.49%) Configuration Analyst
10 4 (4.40%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.18%) Web Services
2 12 (13.19%) XML
2 12 (13.19%) HTML
2 12 (13.19%) CSS
3 11 (12.09%) SOAP
3 11 (12.09%) JMS
3 11 (12.09%) Ajax
4 10 (10.99%) COM
5 7 (7.69%) Java EE
5 7 (7.69%) Middleware
5 7 (7.69%) .NET
6 1 (1.10%) HTML5
6 1 (1.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.09%) CMDB
3 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) New Media
4 2 (2.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) Wiki
5 1 (1.10%) FMCG
5 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.88%) Windows
2 14 (15.38%) Linux
3 11 (12.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.10%) UNIX
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (100.00%) ITIL
2 29 (31.87%) Project Management
3 23 (25.27%) ITSM
3 23 (25.27%) PRINCE2
4 22 (24.18%) Service Management
5 20 (21.98%) Configuration Management
6 18 (19.78%) Change Management
7 15 (16.48%) ITIL V3
8 12 (13.19%) IT Asset Management
8 12 (13.19%) Quality Management
9 11 (12.09%) Incident Management
10 10 (10.99%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (10.99%) Customer Engagement
10 10 (10.99%) Problem Management
11 9 (9.89%) Time Management
11 9 (9.89%) Service Delivery
12 8 (8.79%) Asset Management
13 6 (6.59%) Business Analysis
14 5 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (5.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 11 (12.09%) Shell Script
2 11 (12.09%) Jython
2 11 (12.09%) Korn
2 11 (12.09%) C-shell
2 11 (12.09%) Bash Shell
3 8 (8.79%) SQL
3 8 (8.79%) C
4 5 (5.49%) C#
5 4 (4.40%) Java
5 4 (4.40%) Scala
6 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.68%) Degree
2 17 (18.68%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.40%) PMP
5 4 (4.40%) PMI Certification
5 4 (4.40%) MOS
6 3 (3.30%) MCSE
7 2 (2.20%) CCNA
7 2 (2.20%) Avaya Certification
7 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.20%) MCTS
7 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.10%) CBAP
8 1 (1.10%) APMP
8 1 (1.10%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) BS15000
2 3 (3.30%) COBIT
3 1 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.30%) Terminal Services
3 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (21.98%) HP UCMDB
2 8 (8.79%) WMI
3 4 (4.40%) Puppet
4 3 (3.30%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.20%) SCCM
5 2 (2.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.18%) HP
3 17 (18.68%) ServiceNow
4 12 (13.19%) Oracle
5 11 (12.09%) Red Hat
6 10 (10.99%) IBM
7 6 (6.59%) Borland
7 6 (6.59%) VMware
8 5 (5.49%) Cisco
8 5 (5.49%) Avaya
8 5 (5.49%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (3.30%) Kaseya
9 3 (3.30%) Business Objects
9 3 (3.30%) Serena
9 3 (3.30%) Symantec
10 2 (2.20%) BT
10 2 (2.20%) CA
11 1 (1.10%) Northgate
11 1 (1.10%) Capita
11 1 (1.10%) SAP