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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Infrastructure Library Version 2
Rank 604 581 559
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -22
Contract jobs citing ITIL V2 21 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.062% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.081% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 14
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£438 £340 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.67% +10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £246
% change year-on-year
- +32.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.50

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
46308 43027 39494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.00% 76.06% 74.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30197 26668 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1250 1176 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 2015.

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 6 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 1 September 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 -22 21 £438 +34.61% 16
London +5 20 £438 +24.11% 1
City of London +5 4 £340 -6.84%
Uxbridge - 3 - -
West Midlands +6 1 - - 1
Birmingham +5 1 - -

ITIL V2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 42 (100.00%) ITIL
2 24 (57.14%) Service Management
3 17 (40.48%) Degree
4 16 (38.10%) PRINCE2
5 13 (30.95%) Service Delivery
6 12 (28.57%) VPN
6 12 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
7 11 (26.19%) LDAP
8 10 (23.81%) COBIT
9 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 9 (21.43%) ITSM
9 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 9 (21.43%) Project Management
10 8 (19.05%) ServiceNow
10 8 (19.05%) Data Centre
11 7 (16.67%) IT Asset Management
11 7 (16.67%) HP UCMDB
11 7 (16.67%) HTML
11 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 7 (16.67%) COM
11 7 (16.67%) CSS
11 7 (16.67%) SOAP
11 7 (16.67%) Web Services
11 7 (16.67%) XML
11 7 (16.67%) SSL
11 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (16.67%) CMDB
11 7 (16.67%) Ajax
11 7 (16.67%) Law

ITIL V2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Project
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
1 1 (2.38%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) VPN
2 11 (26.19%) LDAP
3 7 (16.67%) SSL
4 6 (14.29%) LAN
4 6 (14.29%) WAN
5 5 (11.90%) DNS
5 5 (11.90%) DSL
5 5 (11.90%) Firewall
5 5 (11.90%) Wireless
5 5 (11.90%) IPsec
5 5 (11.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (9.52%) Internet
6 4 (9.52%) DDNS
6 4 (9.52%) DHCP
7 3 (7.14%) Network Security
8 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
General
1 7 (16.67%) Law
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Developer
1 7 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
1 7 (16.67%) Consultant
1 7 (16.67%) Senior Developer
1 7 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
1 7 (16.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
1 7 (16.67%) ITSM Consultant
1 7 (16.67%) Technical Developer
1 7 (16.67%) ServiceNow Consultant
1 7 (16.67%) ServiceNow Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Service Architect
2 6 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
2 6 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 6 (14.29%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Security Manager
4 4 (9.52%) IT Security Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) COM
1 7 (16.67%) CSS
1 7 (16.67%) SOAP
1 7 (16.67%) Web Services
1 7 (16.67%) XML
1 7 (16.67%) HTML
1 7 (16.67%) Ajax
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 7 (16.67%) CMDB
3 5 (11.90%) PKI
4 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.52%) CESG
5 1 (2.38%) Statistics
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) UNIX
1 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) ITIL
2 24 (57.14%) Service Management
3 16 (38.10%) PRINCE2
4 13 (30.95%) Service Delivery
5 12 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (21.43%) Project Management
6 9 (21.43%) ITSM
7 7 (16.67%) Information Security
7 7 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (16.67%) IT Asset Management
8 5 (11.90%) Cyber Security
9 4 (9.52%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (9.52%) Malware Detection\Protection
9 4 (9.52%) Business Continuity
9 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
9 4 (9.52%) Data Security
9 4 (9.52%) Security Management
9 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
9 4 (9.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) Degree
2 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) CCSA
4 5 (11.90%) CCSE
4 5 (11.90%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (9.52%) CBAP
6 3 (7.14%) CCNA
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.38%) PMP
7 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.38%) CAPM
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) COBIT
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) Snort
2 5 (11.90%) Squid
3 1 (2.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) ServiceNow
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.90%) Citrix
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
4 4 (9.52%) Nokia
5 3 (7.14%) Websense
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Avaya