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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Infrastructure Library Version 2
Rank 572 528 531
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +3
Contract jobs citing ITIL V2 25 65 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.12% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.16% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 45 9
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£450 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £114 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £313 £344
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.00

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
42506 40759 35272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.19% 75.21% 74.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27024 25787 21116
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1222 1202 1055
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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 15 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 28 May 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 -56 23 £475 +58.33% 4
London +10 19 £488 +62.50% 2
City of London -1 2 £340 +13.33%
Scotland -1 2 £350 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
Birmingham - 2 £425 -
West Lothian -4 1 - -
Berkshire -6 1 - -
South East -41 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 - -

ITIL V2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 69 (100.00%) ITIL
2 36 (52.17%) Service Management
3 28 (40.58%) Project Management
4 27 (39.13%) PRINCE2
4 27 (39.13%) Degree
5 24 (34.78%) ITSM
6 22 (31.88%) HP UCMDB
7 19 (27.54%) XML
7 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
8 17 (24.64%) Data Centre
8 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
9 15 (21.74%) ServiceNow
9 15 (21.74%) CSS
9 15 (21.74%) SOAP
9 15 (21.74%) Web Services
9 15 (21.74%) HTML
9 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
9 15 (21.74%) COBIT
9 15 (21.74%) Ajax
10 14 (20.29%) COM
10 14 (20.29%) LDAP
10 14 (20.29%) VPN
10 14 (20.29%) SSL
10 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (20.29%) IT Asset Management
10 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
10 14 (20.29%) CMDB
10 14 (20.29%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (20.29%) Customer Engagement
11 13 (18.84%) Finance

ITIL V2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.25%) CMS
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
1 5 (7.25%) MS Project
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
2 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) LDAP
1 14 (20.29%) VPN
1 14 (20.29%) SSL
2 7 (10.14%) LAN
2 7 (10.14%) WAN
3 3 (4.35%) Network Security
4 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (5.80%) Spotfire
1 4 (5.80%) QlikView
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) StarTeam
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Law
3 4 (5.80%) Legal
4 3 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Developer
2 15 (21.74%) ServiceNow Developer
2 15 (21.74%) Consultant
3 14 (20.29%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 14 (20.29%) Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Senior Consultant
3 14 (20.29%) Senior Developer
3 14 (20.29%) Technical Consultant
3 14 (20.29%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 14 (20.29%) ITSM Consultant
3 14 (20.29%) Technical Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Service Manager
4 8 (11.59%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Coordinator
5 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Project Coordinator
6 5 (7.25%) Transition Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Service Transition Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.54%) XML
2 15 (21.74%) CSS
2 15 (21.74%) SOAP
2 15 (21.74%) Web Services
2 15 (21.74%) HTML
2 15 (21.74%) Ajax
3 14 (20.29%) COM
4 4 (5.80%) .NET
4 4 (5.80%) MDX
5 1 (1.45%) CSS3
5 1 (1.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Data Centre
2 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (20.29%) CMDB
3 9 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.80%) Visualisation
4 4 (5.80%) CESG
5 3 (4.35%) New Media
6 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.90%) PMI
6 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.45%) Statistics
7 1 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (100.00%) ITIL
2 36 (52.17%) Service Management
3 28 (40.58%) Project Management
4 27 (39.13%) PRINCE2
5 24 (34.78%) ITSM
6 14 (20.29%) IT Asset Management
6 14 (20.29%) Technical Architecture
6 14 (20.29%) Customer Engagement
7 10 (14.49%) Service Delivery
8 9 (13.04%) Business Analysis
9 8 (11.59%) Change Management
9 8 (11.59%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.70%) Information Security
11 5 (7.25%) TOGAF
11 5 (7.25%) Programme Management
11 5 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (7.25%) Time Management
11 5 (7.25%) Change Control
12 4 (5.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.14%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) C
4 3 (4.35%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (39.13%) Degree
2 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
3 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.80%) CBAP
4 4 (5.80%) PMP
4 4 (5.80%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.35%) MCITP
5 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.35%) MCSE
6 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.90%) CAPM
7 1 (1.45%) MOS
7 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) COBIT
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) BS15000
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 22 (31.88%) HP UCMDB
2 6 (8.70%) WMI
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.74%) ServiceNow
3 6 (8.70%) HP
3 6 (8.70%) Citrix
4 5 (7.25%) Serena
4 5 (7.25%) Borland
5 4 (5.80%) Tableau
5 4 (5.80%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.45%) Remedy
6 1 (1.45%) Avaya
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
6 1 (1.45%) Splunk
6 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds