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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 24 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing ITIL 3593 3351 2793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 6.85% 6.67% 6.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.02% 8.91% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2090 1753 1353
Average daily rate
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£375 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 226 277
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.43% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.21 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.69
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -12.37%

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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -2 3289 £375 - 939
London +1 1263 £400 - 322
South East -4 765 £375 +7.14% 209
City of London +3 288 £423 +9.03% 112
South West -3 235 £400 +14.28% 80
North West -8 231 £381 +5.53% 59
East of England +11 228 £313 +25.00% 60
Yorkshire +6 214 £333 +5.55% 98
Berkshire +7 210 £400 +10.34% 50
West Midlands +9 184 £300 -14.28% 61
Scotland +14 158 £350 +2.94% 23
West Yorkshire +9 146 £350 +7.69% 64
Buckinghamshire +5 141 £350 +7.69% 24
Hampshire -16 139 £365 +5.79% 46
Surrey 0 113 £334 -16.56% 41
Milton Keynes +5 103 £350 +7.69% 16
Wiltshire +7 98 £390 -2.50% 28
Leeds +13 94 £310 -4.61% 42
Manchester -2 88 £375 +17.18% 35
East Midlands -1 87 £350 +35.92% 34
Cheshire -8 79 £375 -10.71% 13
Oxfordshire +12 69 £390 +22.35% 14
Reading -8 69 £375 +7.14% 26
North East 0 68 £300 +22.69% 12
Cambridgeshire -2 67 £368 +47.00% 12
Tyne and Wear +4 57 £300 +29.03% 10
Wales +7 54 £206 -7.09% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 54 £300 +29.03% 8
West Sussex -3 52 £400 +23.07% 6
Hertfordshire +16 51 £425 +6.25% 23

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2278 (31.21%) Windows
2 1798 (24.64%) Microsoft
3 1787 (24.49%) Service Management
4 1308 (17.92%) Active Directory
5 1292 (17.70%) Security Cleared
6 1272 (17.43%) Finance
7 1176 (16.11%) Service Delivery
8 977 (13.39%) PRINCE2
8 977 (13.39%) SC Cleared
9 975 (13.36%) Project Management
10 924 (12.66%) MS Office
11 911 (12.48%) MS Excel
12 827 (11.33%) VMware
13 788 (10.80%) ITIL Certification
14 780 (10.69%) Cisco
15 757 (10.37%) SLA
16 750 (10.28%) Change Management
17 732 (10.03%) SQL
18 653 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
19 639 (8.76%) HP
20 636 (8.71%) Windows 7
21 629 (8.62%) Degree
22 617 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
23 611 (8.37%) Oracle
24 609 (8.34%) Incident Management
25 600 (8.22%) Linux
26 578 (7.92%) ITSM
27 574 (7.87%) Citrix
28 572 (7.84%) UNIX
29 523 (7.17%) Firewall

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 451 (6.18%) MS Exchange
2 394 (5.40%) SharePoint
3 247 (3.38%) IIS
4 187 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 144 (1.97%) WebSphere
6 130 (1.78%) IBM Notes
7 120 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 116 (1.59%) Apache
9 108 (1.48%) Lync
10 101 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 95 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 89 (1.22%) WebLogic
13 84 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 66 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
15 57 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
16 56 (0.77%) CMS
17 48 (0.66%) JBoss
18 34 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
19 30 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
19 30 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 924 (12.66%) MS Office
2 911 (12.48%) MS Excel
3 200 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 173 (2.37%) MS Project
5 137 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.055%) SPSS
8 4 (0.055%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.027%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.027%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.014%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.014%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.014%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 164 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 58 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 32 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 22 (0.30%) RMDS
6 20 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 18 (0.25%) assyst
8 15 (0.21%) SAP FI
9 13 (0.18%) SAP BPC
10 12 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
10 12 (0.16%) Endur
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
11 11 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
12 10 (0.14%) SAP CO
12 10 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
13 9 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 80 (1.10%) Office 365
2 79 (1.08%) SaaS
3 54 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (0.49%) IaaS
5 32 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (0.36%) PaaS
7 23 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.25%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.027%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.027%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.014%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.014%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.014%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.014%) Yammer
11 1 (0.014%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 523 (7.17%) Firewall
2 481 (6.59%) LAN
3 475 (6.51%) WAN
4 399 (5.47%) DNS
5 361 (4.95%) SAN
6 311 (4.26%) DHCP
7 308 (4.22%) TCP/IP
8 256 (3.51%) VPN
9 156 (2.14%) Internet
9 156 (2.14%) Network Security
10 152 (2.08%) VoIP
11 141 (1.93%) Wireless
12 132 (1.81%) SSL
13 119 (1.63%) LDAP
14 116 (1.59%) MPLS
15 107 (1.47%) NAS
16 102 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
17 100 (1.37%) OSPF
18 97 (1.33%) BGP
19 89 (1.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 177 (2.43%) Oracle Database
3 86 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 81 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 77 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 71 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
7 68 (0.93%) MySQL
8 65 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 56 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 53 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
11 45 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 44 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
13 42 (0.58%) RDBMS
14 40 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 38 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
16 32 (0.44%) DB2
17 28 (0.38%) SAP BW
18 27 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 21 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
19 21 (0.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 60 (0.82%) Subversion
2 58 (0.79%) JIRA
3 54 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 49 (0.67%) Ant
5 47 (0.64%) Visual Studio
6 46 (0.63%) ClearCase
7 45 (0.62%) ClearQuest
8 44 (0.60%) Maven
9 39 (0.53%) Toad
10 38 (0.52%) Git (software)
11 30 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (0.37%) MSI
13 26 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
14 22 (0.30%) JUnit
15 20 (0.27%) Introscope
16 18 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
16 18 (0.25%) Eclipse
17 17 (0.23%) PVCS
18 16 (0.22%) Hudson
19 15 (0.21%) Selenium
General
1 1272 (17.43%) Finance
2 436 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 387 (5.30%) Banking
4 187 (2.56%) Retail
5 148 (2.03%) Legal
6 109 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 105 (1.44%) Law
7 105 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 75 (1.03%) Local Government
9 73 (1.00%) Front Office
10 68 (0.93%) Back Office
11 64 (0.88%) Marketing
12 50 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 49 (0.67%) Publishing
14 47 (0.64%) Advertising
15 42 (0.58%) Billing
16 35 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 29 (0.40%) Games
18 22 (0.30%) Military
19 21 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1734 (23.76%) Analyst
2 623 (8.54%) Service Analyst
3 615 (8.43%) Service Manager
4 548 (7.51%) Project Manager
5 504 (6.91%) Service Desk Analyst
6 501 (6.86%) Support Analyst
7 404 (5.54%) Architect
8 399 (5.47%) Consultant
9 324 (4.44%) Support Engineer
10 261 (3.58%) Delivery Manager
11 228 (3.12%) Services Delivery Manager
12 225 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
13 224 (3.07%) Administrator
14 222 (3.04%) 1st Line Support
15 196 (2.69%) Business Analyst
16 191 (2.62%) Applications Support
17 188 (2.58%) Desktop Support
18 178 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 174 (2.38%) Network Engineer
20 159 (2.18%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (3.29%) .NET
2 220 (3.01%) Web Services
3 209 (2.86%) XML
4 197 (2.70%) Middleware
5 162 (2.22%) HTML
6 77 (1.06%) CSS
7 62 (0.85%) JSP
8 58 (0.79%) J2EE
9 54 (0.74%) SOAP
9 54 (0.74%) .NET Framework
9 54 (0.74%) Java EE
10 50 (0.69%) REST
11 47 (0.64%) Ajax
12 36 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
13 35 (0.48%) JMS
14 28 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
14 28 (0.38%) ASP.NET
14 28 (0.38%) jQuery
15 27 (0.37%) Rendezvous
16 25 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 653 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 401 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 208 (2.85%) Clustering
4 187 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 181 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 153 (2.10%) CMDB
7 125 (1.71%) NHS
8 104 (1.43%) Replication
9 70 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 70 (0.96%) Fat Client
10 66 (0.90%) Open Source
11 65 (0.89%) PKI
12 56 (0.77%) Mainframe
13 53 (0.73%) User Experience
14 49 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
15 48 (0.66%) PMI
16 46 (0.63%) Fixed Income
16 46 (0.63%) iPad
17 44 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
18 42 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2278 (31.21%) Windows
2 636 (8.71%) Windows 7
3 617 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 600 (8.22%) Linux
5 572 (7.84%) UNIX
6 427 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 308 (4.22%) Windows XP
8 279 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 175 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 148 (2.03%) Solaris
11 138 (1.89%) Windows 8
12 89 (1.22%) AIX
13 61 (0.84%) Android
14 54 (0.74%) CentOS
15 47 (0.64%) Apple iOS
16 45 (0.62%) Windows Vista
17 40 (0.55%) HPUX
17 40 (0.55%) Mac OS X
18 32 (0.44%) Ubuntu
19 30 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1787 (24.49%) Service Management
2 1176 (16.11%) Service Delivery
3 977 (13.39%) PRINCE2
4 975 (13.36%) Project Management
5 750 (10.28%) Change Management
6 609 (8.34%) Incident Management
7 578 (7.92%) ITSM
8 499 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 452 (6.19%) Problem Management
10 421 (5.77%) Configuration Management
11 419 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
12 406 (5.56%) ITIL V3
13 338 (4.63%) Migration
14 279 (3.82%) Release Management
15 267 (3.66%) Risk Management
16 256 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
17 221 (3.03%) Change Control
18 220 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
19 208 (2.85%) TOGAF
20 176 (2.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 732 (10.03%) SQL
2 313 (4.29%) Java
3 308 (4.22%) PowerShell
4 147 (2.01%) C#
5 135 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 129 (1.77%) PL/SQL
6 129 (1.77%) C
7 124 (1.70%) Perl
8 123 (1.69%) VBScript
9 107 (1.47%) JavaScript
10 99 (1.36%) Python
11 76 (1.04%) VB
12 51 (0.70%) PHP
12 51 (0.70%) Bash Shell
13 45 (0.62%) T-SQL
14 39 (0.53%) Ruby
15 34 (0.47%) VB.NET
16 32 (0.44%) VBA
17 28 (0.38%) C++
18 22 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1292 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 977 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 788 (10.80%) ITIL Certification
4 629 (8.62%) Degree
5 512 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 361 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
7 276 (3.78%) MCSE
8 241 (3.30%) DV Cleared
9 229 (3.14%) CCNA
10 204 (2.80%) MCP
11 194 (2.66%) CCNP
12 181 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 170 (2.33%) PMI Certification
14 168 (2.30%) CISSP
15 167 (2.29%) MCITP
16 138 (1.89%) PMP
17 135 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 121 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 114 (1.56%) ISEB
19 114 (1.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 757 (10.37%) SLA
2 171 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 165 (2.26%) QA
4 114 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 111 (1.52%) COBIT
6 66 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 63 (0.86%) ISO 9001
8 48 (0.66%) JSP 440
9 30 (0.41%) ISO 9000
10 13 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 12 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
12 8 (0.11%) BS15000
13 7 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 5 (0.069%) GxP
14 5 (0.069%) P3O
15 4 (0.055%) Solvency II
15 4 (0.055%) Data Quality
15 4 (0.055%) PMBOK
16 3 (0.041%) COSO
16 3 (0.041%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1308 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 507 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 172 (2.36%) vSphere
5 117 (1.60%) XenApp
6 82 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 76 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 55 (0.75%) VMware ESX
9 47 (0.64%) Firmware
10 44 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (0.44%) Terminal Services
12 30 (0.41%) vCloud
13 28 (0.38%) XenServer
14 25 (0.34%) KVM
15 24 (0.33%) NFS
16 22 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 18 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
17 18 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
18 17 (0.23%) Xen
19 15 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 286 (3.92%) SCCM
2 189 (2.59%) SCOM
3 83 (1.14%) OpenView
4 73 (1.00%) Tivoli
5 69 (0.95%) Puppet
6 65 (0.89%) Backup Exec
7 55 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 46 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 46 (0.63%) Nagios
9 42 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 42 (0.58%) WSUS
10 39 (0.53%) HP SIM
10 39 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
11 38 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
12 34 (0.47%) SCVMM
12 34 (0.47%) OVSD
13 30 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
14 28 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
15 25 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
16 22 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1798 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 827 (11.33%) VMware
3 780 (10.69%) Cisco
4 639 (8.76%) HP
5 611 (8.37%) Oracle
6 574 (7.87%) Citrix
7 322 (4.41%) Remedy
8 270 (3.70%) IBM
9 264 (3.62%) SAP
10 207 (2.84%) F5
11 205 (2.81%) CheckPoint
12 195 (2.67%) BMC
13 188 (2.58%) Juniper
14 173 (2.37%) Red Hat
15 149 (2.04%) ServiceNow
16 140 (1.92%) Lotus
17 138 (1.89%) EMC
18 129 (1.77%) McAfee
19 121 (1.66%) Dell
20 116 (1.59%) Symantec
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