The table below looks at the statistics for ITIL skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 20 14 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing ITIL 172 225 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.92% 8.89% 5.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.28% 12.23% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 109 62
Average daily rate
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£375 £341 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 6
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -10.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.50 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £26.83 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.32 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -9.88%
ITIL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1854 1839 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.55% 72.63% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

ITIL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

ITIL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ITIL
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ITIL across the West Midlands region.

ITIL Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ITIL
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

ITIL Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

ITIL
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITIL across the West Midlands region.

ITIL Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ITIL
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITIL across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

ITIL Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Birmingham 0 58 £333 -8.27% 26
Coventry -8 27 £354 +41.70% 4
Shropshire -6 22 £430 -4.44% 1
Warwickshire -10 19 £325 -10.34% 3
Herefordshire +3 6 £415 +38.33%
Worcestershire -1 6 £133 -14.19% 2
Staffordshire -8 6 £187 -35.13%
Solihull - 5 £400 - 3
Sutton Coldfield +3 2 £330 -12.00%
West Bromwich 0 1 £363 +190.00% 1
Dudley - 1 £120 -
Stourbridge - 1 - -
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 90 (25.42%) Service Management
2 86 (24.29%) Microsoft
3 83 (23.45%) Windows
4 72 (20.34%) PRINCE2
5 58 (16.38%) ITIL Certification
6 57 (16.10%) Project Management
7 55 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
8 49 (13.84%) Active Directory
9 47 (13.28%) Security Cleared
10 46 (12.99%) Finance
11 44 (12.43%) MS Excel
12 43 (12.15%) Service Delivery
13 41 (11.58%) MS Office
14 39 (11.02%) ITIL V3
15 36 (10.17%) SLA
16 35 (9.89%) Linux
17 34 (9.60%) Continuous Improvement
18 33 (9.32%) ITSM
19 31 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
20 29 (8.19%) SC Cleared
21 28 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
22 26 (7.34%) VMware
23 25 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
24 24 (6.78%) Incident Management
25 23 (6.50%) Change Management
26 22 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
26 22 (6.21%) Cisco
26 22 (6.21%) WAN
26 22 (6.21%) UNIX
26 22 (6.21%) Windows 7

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 18 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.80%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.69%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (1.13%) CMS
8 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.56%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.56%) Lync
9 2 (0.56%) SAS
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 44 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 41 (11.58%) MS Office
3 11 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.82%) MS Project
5 4 (1.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (0.56%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.56%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.28%) assyst
4 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.69%) Office 365
2 4 (1.13%) SaaS
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.21%) WAN
2 21 (5.93%) LAN
2 21 (5.93%) Firewall
3 15 (4.24%) DNS
4 13 (3.67%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.39%) OSPF
5 12 (3.39%) BGP
6 9 (2.54%) VPN
6 9 (2.54%) Multicast
7 7 (1.98%) DHCP
8 6 (1.69%) SAN
8 6 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (1.13%) VoIP
9 4 (1.13%) NAS
10 3 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.56%) MPLS
11 2 (0.56%) Network Security
11 2 (0.56%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.56%) Big Data
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.28%) QualityStage
5 1 (0.28%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.28%) EDMS
5 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio
1 6 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.13%) JIRA
2 4 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) Ant
4 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 46 (12.99%) Finance
2 15 (4.24%) Banking
3 14 (3.95%) Automotive
4 9 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.69%) Marketing
5 6 (1.69%) Legal
6 5 (1.41%) Law
7 4 (1.13%) Advertising
7 4 (1.13%) Retail
8 3 (0.85%) Local Government
9 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 90 (25.42%) Analyst
2 42 (11.86%) Service Manager
3 37 (10.45%) Support Analyst
4 32 (9.04%) Project Manager
5 29 (8.19%) Architect
6 23 (6.50%) Service Analyst
7 22 (6.21%) 1st Line Support
7 22 (6.21%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (4.80%) Transition Manager
9 16 (4.52%) Technical Manager
10 15 (4.24%) Technical Project Manager
11 14 (3.95%) Services Delivery Manager
11 14 (3.95%) Delivery Manager
12 13 (3.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 13 (3.67%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.11%) Service Transition Manager
14 10 (2.82%) Consultant
14 10 (2.82%) Applications Support
14 10 (2.82%) Technical Support
14 10 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.69%) .NET
2 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.56%) CSS
3 2 (0.56%) Web Services
3 2 (0.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.28%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.98%) Blackberry
4 7 (1.98%) NHS
5 6 (1.69%) CMDB
6 5 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.41%) Statistics
7 4 (1.13%) PKI
7 4 (1.13%) User Experience
8 3 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.85%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.85%) FMCG
8 3 (0.85%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.56%) PDA
9 2 (0.56%) Clustering
9 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.56%) Life Science
9 2 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.28%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 83 (23.45%) Windows
2 35 (9.89%) Linux
3 31 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (6.21%) UNIX
5 22 (6.21%) Windows 7
6 20 (5.65%) Solaris
7 18 (5.08%) Windows XP
8 13 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.82%) AIX
10 9 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.98%) HPUX
12 4 (1.13%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.28%) Android
14 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (25.42%) Service Management
2 72 (20.34%) PRINCE2
3 57 (16.10%) Project Management
4 43 (12.15%) Service Delivery
5 39 (11.02%) ITIL V3
6 34 (9.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 33 (9.32%) ITSM
8 28 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (6.78%) Incident Management
10 23 (6.50%) Change Management
11 22 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (5.65%) Configuration Management
12 20 (5.65%) Migration
13 18 (5.08%) PRINCE
14 16 (4.52%) TOGAF
15 15 (4.24%) Enterprise Architecture
15 15 (4.24%) Problem Management
15 15 (4.24%) Change Control
16 13 (3.67%) Transition Management
16 13 (3.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.24%) SQL
2 4 (1.13%) C
3 3 (0.85%) VB
3 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.56%) ABAP
4 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.56%) Java
5 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (16.38%) ITIL Certification
2 47 (13.28%) Security Cleared
3 29 (8.19%) SC Cleared
4 19 (5.37%) Degree
5 14 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.95%) CCNA
6 12 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (2.82%) PMI Certification
9 9 (2.54%) PMP
9 9 (2.54%) MCSE
10 7 (1.98%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.41%) CISSP
11 5 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.41%) CISA
11 5 (1.41%) CISM
12 4 (1.13%) MCP
12 4 (1.13%) ISEB
12 4 (1.13%) BC Cleared
12 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.17%) SLA
2 13 (3.67%) COBIT
3 8 (2.26%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.69%) QA
5 4 (1.13%) TickIT
5 4 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.56%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.28%) P3O
System Software
1 49 (13.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.85%) vSphere
4 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.56%) vCloud
5 2 (0.56%) XenApp
6 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.98%) SCCM
2 4 (1.13%) SCOM
3 3 (0.85%) OPNET
3 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.56%) OpenView
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 86 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.34%) VMware
3 22 (6.21%) Cisco
4 17 (4.80%) Citrix
5 16 (4.52%) HP
6 14 (3.95%) F5
7 10 (2.82%) IBM
8 9 (2.54%) Oracle
8 9 (2.54%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.26%) SAP
9 8 (2.26%) Lotus
10 6 (1.69%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.13%) BMC
11 4 (1.13%) Cognos
11 4 (1.13%) Dell
11 4 (1.13%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.13%) Remedy
11 4 (1.13%) LANDesk
12 3 (0.85%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.85%) Juniper
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
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Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
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Posted: 10 days ago
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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
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