The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL 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 over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 24 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing ITIL 3397 3144 2840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.78% 6.44% 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.00% 8.67% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1976 1663 1345
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.90% +5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 232 319
Average hourly rate £15.56 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £37.79 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.25 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+3.11% -13.15%

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend

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

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ITIL
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 3107 £375 +1.35% 1047
London +2 1222 £400 +1.26% 332
South East -6 719 £373 +6.47% 219
City of London 0 280 £413 +3.12% 103
East of England +8 222 £300 +20.00% 97
South West -3 212 £400 +15.94% 102
Yorkshire +9 205 £350 +29.62% 92
North West -5 193 £325 -13.33% 91
West Midlands +19 192 £325 -1.51% 69
Berkshire +4 192 £400 +13.96% 49
Scotland +11 153 £350 +2.94% 12
Hampshire -11 152 £355 +1.42% 58
West Yorkshire +20 143 £350 +11.55% 76
Buckinghamshire +7 139 £338 -3.57% 25
Milton Keynes +9 111 £338 -11.18% 14
Surrey -9 108 £350 -12.50% 43
Leeds +11 94 £338 +10.11% 49
Manchester -1 80 £381 +24.48% 49
Wiltshire -1 71 £375 -5.66% 21
East Midlands +4 70 £338 +50.00% 39
Cambridgeshire -3 67 £368 +36.11% 17
Reading -4 65 £388 +6.89% 24
Cheshire -11 62 £295 -30.58% 19
North East -4 57 £333 +35.71% 5
Hertfordshire +20 53 £375 +38.88% 30
Birmingham +19 53 £313 -6.71% 22
Edinburgh +13 53 £380 +7.80% 5
Wales +2 50 £200 -38.17% 22
Essex +15 45 £275 +115.99% 12
Oxfordshire -1 45 £390 +20.00% 6

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ITIL 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.

1 2273 (31.66%) Windows
2 1779 (24.78%) Microsoft
3 1706 (23.76%) Service Management
4 1314 (18.30%) Active Directory
5 1288 (17.94%) Security Cleared
6 1219 (16.98%) Finance
7 1123 (15.64%) Service Delivery
8 951 (13.25%) SC Cleared
9 945 (13.16%) Project Management
10 935 (13.02%) PRINCE2
11 927 (12.91%) MS Excel
12 920 (12.81%) MS Office
13 825 (11.49%) Cisco
14 807 (11.24%) VMware
15 787 (10.96%) ITIL Certification
16 750 (10.45%) SLA
17 671 (9.35%) Change Management
18 661 (9.21%) SQL
19 648 (9.03%) Windows 7
20 633 (8.82%) HP
21 628 (8.75%) Degree
22 619 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
23 608 (8.47%) Linux
24 605 (8.43%) Incident Management
25 586 (8.16%) Oracle
26 584 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
27 569 (7.92%) ITSM
28 568 (7.91%) Firewall
29 567 (7.90%) Citrix
30 555 (7.73%) UNIX

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ITIL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 466 (6.49%) MS Exchange
2 393 (5.47%) SharePoint
3 233 (3.25%) IIS
4 199 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 139 (1.94%) WebSphere
6 122 (1.70%) IBM Notes
7 121 (1.69%) Apache
8 116 (1.62%) Lync
9 109 (1.52%) Tomcat
10 107 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 97 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 92 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 90 (1.25%) WebLogic
14 63 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
15 56 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
16 52 (0.72%) CMS
17 50 (0.70%) JBoss
18 31 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
19 30 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
20 28 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 927 (12.91%) MS Excel
2 920 (12.81%) MS Office
3 205 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 174 (2.42%) MS Project
5 143 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.056%) SPSS
9 3 (0.042%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.042%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.028%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.014%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.014%) Maple
11 1 (0.014%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 142 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 50 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (0.43%) assyst
4 27 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 27 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 24 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 13 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 12 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 12 (0.17%) SAP BPC
8 12 (0.17%) Endur
9 11 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.13%) Agresso
10 9 (0.13%) RMDS
10 9 (0.13%) ZaiNet
10 9 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
11 8 (0.11%) SAP HCM
11 8 (0.11%) SAP GRC
12 7 (0.097%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (0.097%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 76 (1.06%) SaaS
2 64 (0.89%) Office 365
3 44 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (0.43%) IaaS
6 22 (0.31%) PaaS
7 16 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.19%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.028%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.028%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.014%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.014%) Yammer
11 1 (0.014%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.014%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.014%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 568 (7.91%) Firewall
2 481 (6.70%) LAN
3 477 (6.64%) WAN
4 397 (5.53%) DNS
5 384 (5.35%) SAN
6 300 (4.18%) DHCP
7 293 (4.08%) TCP/IP
8 261 (3.64%) VPN
9 190 (2.65%) Internet
10 161 (2.24%) VoIP
11 152 (2.12%) Wireless
12 141 (1.96%) Network Security
13 136 (1.89%) SSL
14 128 (1.78%) MPLS
15 112 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
16 107 (1.49%) NAS
17 103 (1.43%) BGP
18 101 (1.41%) LDAP
19 100 (1.39%) OSPF
20 99 (1.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 162 (2.26%) Oracle Database
3 89 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 77 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 74 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 66 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
7 64 (0.89%) MySQL
8 62 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 57 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 45 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 43 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 40 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
13 38 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 37 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
14 37 (0.52%) DB2
15 36 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
16 32 (0.45%) SAP BW
17 26 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 21 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
18 21 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 49 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 46 (0.64%) ClearQuest
3 45 (0.63%) ClearCase
3 45 (0.63%) JIRA
4 44 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 42 (0.58%) Subversion
6 36 (0.50%) Git (software)
7 32 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (0.45%) Maven
7 32 (0.45%) Ant
8 31 (0.43%) Toad
9 25 (0.35%) MSI
10 23 (0.32%) JUnit
11 21 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
12 19 (0.26%) Eclipse
12 19 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
13 16 (0.22%) Hudson
14 14 (0.19%) PVCS
14 14 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (0.15%) Bitbucket
General
1 1219 (16.98%) Finance
2 430 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 372 (5.18%) Banking
4 198 (2.76%) Retail
5 129 (1.80%) Legal
6 113 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 106 (1.48%) Law
8 96 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 71 (0.99%) Back Office
10 66 (0.92%) Front Office
11 63 (0.88%) Local Government
12 57 (0.79%) Marketing
13 50 (0.70%) Advertising
13 50 (0.70%) Publishing
14 42 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 36 (0.50%) Billing
16 35 (0.49%) Games
17 28 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
18 25 (0.35%) Military
19 21 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1695 (23.61%) Analyst
2 619 (8.62%) Service Analyst
3 607 (8.45%) Service Manager
4 533 (7.42%) Project Manager
5 495 (6.89%) Support Analyst
6 494 (6.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 427 (5.95%) Architect
8 374 (5.21%) Consultant
9 308 (4.29%) Support Engineer
10 263 (3.66%) Delivery Manager
11 230 (3.20%) Administrator
12 224 (3.12%) Services Delivery Manager
13 221 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
14 217 (3.02%) 1st Line Support
15 201 (2.80%) Desktop Support
16 197 (2.74%) Business Analyst
17 195 (2.72%) Network Engineer
18 184 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 174 (2.42%) Applications Support
20 157 (2.19%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (2.95%) Web Services
2 209 (2.91%) XML
3 203 (2.83%) .NET
4 196 (2.73%) Middleware
5 158 (2.20%) HTML
6 76 (1.06%) CSS
7 67 (0.93%) REST
8 61 (0.85%) JSP
9 59 (0.82%) SOAP
10 55 (0.77%) .NET Framework
11 49 (0.68%) JMS
12 46 (0.64%) Ajax
13 45 (0.63%) J2EE
14 42 (0.58%) Java EE
15 38 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
16 32 (0.45%) jQuery
16 32 (0.45%) ASP.NET
17 27 (0.38%) WSDL
17 27 (0.38%) LAMP
18 25 (0.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 619 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 394 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 212 (2.95%) Blackberry
4 184 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 175 (2.44%) Clustering
6 141 (1.96%) CMDB
7 110 (1.53%) NHS
8 92 (1.28%) Replication
9 70 (0.97%) Open Source
10 68 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 68 (0.95%) Fat Client
11 60 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
12 59 (0.82%) PKI
13 56 (0.78%) User Experience
14 54 (0.75%) Mainframe
15 53 (0.74%) PMI
15 53 (0.74%) iPad
16 41 (0.57%) iPhone
17 40 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
18 39 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2273 (31.66%) Windows
2 648 (9.03%) Windows 7
3 608 (8.47%) Linux
4 584 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 555 (7.73%) UNIX
6 424 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 349 (4.86%) Windows XP
8 251 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 185 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 147 (2.05%) Solaris
11 125 (1.74%) Windows 8
12 95 (1.32%) AIX
13 60 (0.84%) Android
14 51 (0.71%) Windows Vista
15 49 (0.68%) Apple iOS
16 45 (0.63%) HPUX
17 37 (0.52%) CentOS
18 35 (0.49%) Mac OS X
19 25 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
20 22 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1706 (23.76%) Service Management
2 1123 (15.64%) Service Delivery
3 945 (13.16%) Project Management
4 935 (13.02%) PRINCE2
5 671 (9.35%) Change Management
6 605 (8.43%) Incident Management
7 569 (7.92%) ITSM
8 461 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 450 (6.27%) Problem Management
10 426 (5.93%) ITIL V3
11 414 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
12 372 (5.18%) Configuration Management
13 336 (4.68%) Migration
14 256 (3.57%) Release Management
15 253 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
16 252 (3.51%) Risk Management
17 233 (3.25%) TOGAF
18 222 (3.09%) Change Control
19 207 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
20 195 (2.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 661 (9.21%) SQL
2 297 (4.14%) PowerShell
3 277 (3.86%) Java
4 144 (2.01%) C#
5 141 (1.96%) C
6 130 (1.81%) Perl
7 125 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 118 (1.64%) VBScript
9 104 (1.45%) PL/SQL
10 103 (1.43%) JavaScript
11 92 (1.28%) Python
12 73 (1.02%) VB
13 61 (0.85%) Bash Shell
14 49 (0.68%) PHP
15 47 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 42 (0.58%) Ruby
17 28 (0.39%) Korn
18 27 (0.38%) VB.NET
18 27 (0.38%) C++
19 25 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1288 (17.94%) Security Cleared
2 951 (13.25%) SC Cleared
3 787 (10.96%) ITIL Certification
4 628 (8.75%) Degree
5 521 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 384 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
7 285 (3.97%) MCSE
8 243 (3.38%) CCNA
9 230 (3.20%) DV Cleared
10 214 (2.98%) CCNP
11 197 (2.74%) MCP
12 187 (2.60%) CISSP
13 184 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 165 (2.30%) PMI Certification
15 163 (2.27%) MCITP
16 128 (1.78%) PMP
17 120 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 116 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 109 (1.52%) ISEB
20 105 (1.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 750 (10.45%) SLA
2 197 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 155 (2.16%) QA
4 110 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 107 (1.49%) COBIT
6 79 (1.10%) ISO 9001
7 65 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 44 (0.61%) JSP 440
9 31 (0.43%) ISO 9000
10 14 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 10 (0.14%) BS15000
11 10 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 5 (0.070%) P3O
13 5 (0.070%) GxP
14 4 (0.056%) COSO
14 4 (0.056%) Solvency II
15 3 (0.042%) TickIT
15 3 (0.042%) ISO 14001
15 3 (0.042%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1314 (18.30%) Active Directory
2 483 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (2.31%) vSphere
4 162 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 118 (1.64%) XenApp
6 80 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
7 73 (1.02%) XenDesktop
8 61 (0.85%) VMware ESX
9 44 (0.61%) Firmware
10 43 (0.60%) Terminal Services
11 41 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
12 34 (0.47%) XenServer
13 29 (0.40%) ProxySG
13 29 (0.40%) KVM
14 26 (0.36%) vCloud
15 23 (0.32%) NFS
16 20 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 17 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
17 17 (0.24%) Xen
17 17 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 275 (3.83%) SCCM
2 178 (2.48%) SCOM
3 86 (1.20%) Tivoli
4 74 (1.03%) OpenView
5 63 (0.88%) Puppet
6 62 (0.86%) Backup Exec
7 51 (0.71%) NetBackup
8 49 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 48 (0.67%) Nagios
10 44 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
11 42 (0.58%) WSUS
12 41 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
13 40 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 39 (0.54%) HP SIM
15 32 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
16 30 (0.42%) SCVMM
17 27 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
18 24 (0.33%) HP UCMDB
19 23 (0.32%) OVSD
20 21 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1779 (24.78%) Microsoft
2 825 (11.49%) Cisco
3 807 (11.24%) VMware
4 633 (8.82%) HP
5 586 (8.16%) Oracle
6 567 (7.90%) Citrix
7 309 (4.30%) Remedy
8 276 (3.84%) IBM
9 251 (3.50%) SAP
10 207 (2.88%) CheckPoint
11 191 (2.66%) F5
12 187 (2.60%) Juniper
13 186 (2.59%) Red Hat
14 178 (2.48%) BMC
15 146 (2.03%) EMC
16 142 (1.98%) ServiceNow
17 134 (1.87%) Dell
18 130 (1.81%) Lotus
19 121 (1.69%) McAfee
20 107 (1.49%) Symantec
Cambridgeshire
Montash
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £750 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £16.70 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £675 - £725 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £270 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Carlisle, Cumbria
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Market DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £650 - 725 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Montash
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday