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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 21 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing ITIL 162 167 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.94% 7.02% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.34% 9.30% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 76 45
Average daily rate
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£338 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £208 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £485 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -13.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £7.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.95 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.79% -13.81%
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
1734 1795 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.32% 75.48% 67.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1083 939 592
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 141 60
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.55 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.52% -11.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Birmingham +10 68 £340 -15.00% 33
Coventry 0 24 £330 +32.00% 8
Shropshire -1 12 £385 -14.44% 2
Warwickshire -12 12 £425 +30.76% 8
Worcestershire -2 7 £133 -61.72%
Dudley - 5 £83 -
Solihull 0 4 £525 +90.90% 4
Staffordshire -4 4 £213 -37.50% 4
Wolverhampton +2 1 £275 +83.33% 3
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 103 (29.10%) Microsoft
2 95 (26.84%) Windows
3 79 (22.32%) Service Management
4 62 (17.51%) PRINCE2
5 59 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
6 56 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
7 55 (15.54%) Active Directory
8 52 (14.69%) Linux
9 48 (13.56%) Project Management
10 46 (12.99%) Service Delivery
11 42 (11.86%) Finance
12 40 (11.30%) MS Excel
13 39 (11.02%) MS Office
14 38 (10.73%) SLA
14 38 (10.73%) Security Cleared
15 37 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 35 (9.89%) ITIL V3
17 34 (9.60%) Continuous Improvement
18 32 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
19 30 (8.47%) WAN
19 30 (8.47%) SC Cleared
20 29 (8.19%) LAN
20 29 (8.19%) VMware
21 28 (7.91%) Change Management
21 28 (7.91%) Incident Management
22 27 (7.63%) HP
23 26 (7.34%) Data Centre
24 25 (7.06%) ITSM
24 25 (7.06%) Cisco
24 25 (7.06%) UNIX

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 22 (6.21%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.24%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.67%) IBM Notes
4 12 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.69%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (0.85%) CMS
7 3 (0.85%) Lync
7 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.56%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.28%) Documentum
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 40 (11.30%) MS Excel
2 39 (11.02%) MS Office
3 12 (3.39%) MS Project
4 6 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Primavera
2 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.56%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.56%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.56%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.28%) assyst
4 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.41%) Office 365
3 4 (1.13%) SaaS
4 2 (0.56%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.47%) WAN
2 29 (8.19%) LAN
3 23 (6.50%) DNS
3 23 (6.50%) Firewall
4 15 (4.24%) DHCP
5 14 (3.95%) OSPF
5 14 (3.95%) BGP
6 13 (3.67%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.26%) SAN
7 8 (2.26%) Multicast
8 6 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
8 6 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (1.41%) NAS
9 5 (1.41%) VPN
10 4 (1.13%) 3G
10 4 (1.13%) BIG-IP
10 4 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.85%) 4G
11 3 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.56%) QualityStage
5 2 (0.56%) Big Data
5 2 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.28%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.28%) EDMS
6 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
General
1 42 (11.86%) Finance
2 17 (4.80%) Automotive
3 15 (4.24%) Banking
4 8 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.98%) Law
6 6 (1.69%) Marketing
7 5 (1.41%) Local Government
8 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.85%) Retail
10 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Military
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 101 (28.53%) Analyst
2 47 (13.28%) Support Analyst
3 33 (9.32%) Service Manager
4 31 (8.76%) Service Analyst
5 30 (8.47%) Service Desk Analyst
6 27 (7.63%) Project Manager
7 26 (7.34%) Architect
8 24 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 20 (5.65%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (4.80%) Technical Support
11 16 (4.52%) Transition Manager
12 14 (3.95%) Technical Manager
12 14 (3.95%) Technical Project Manager
13 13 (3.67%) Services Delivery Manager
13 13 (3.67%) Delivery Manager
14 12 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
15 11 (3.11%) Consultant
15 11 (3.11%) Applications Support
16 10 (2.82%) Technical Support Analyst
16 10 (2.82%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.69%) .NET
2 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.13%) CSS
4 3 (0.85%) Middleware
5 1 (0.28%) JSP
5 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.34%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.11%) User Experience
5 8 (2.26%) NHS
5 8 (2.26%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.98%) CMDB
6 7 (1.98%) PKI
6 7 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.41%) PDA
8 4 (1.13%) Statistics
8 4 (1.13%) PMI
9 3 (0.85%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.85%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.85%) FMCG
10 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.56%) Life Science
10 2 (0.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 95 (26.84%) Windows
2 52 (14.69%) Linux
3 37 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (7.06%) UNIX
6 23 (6.50%) Windows 7
7 21 (5.93%) Solaris
8 20 (5.65%) HPUX
8 20 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (4.80%) Windows XP
10 9 (2.54%) AIX
10 9 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.41%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.41%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.13%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (22.32%) Service Management
2 62 (17.51%) PRINCE2
3 48 (13.56%) Project Management
4 46 (12.99%) Service Delivery
5 35 (9.89%) ITIL V3
6 34 (9.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 28 (7.91%) Change Management
7 28 (7.91%) Incident Management
8 25 (7.06%) ITSM
9 22 (6.21%) Configuration Management
9 22 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (5.65%) Migration
11 17 (4.80%) Knowledge Management
11 17 (4.80%) Problem Management
12 16 (4.52%) Change Control
13 13 (3.67%) Transition Management
13 13 (3.67%) Release Management
13 13 (3.67%) TOGAF
13 13 (3.67%) PRINCE
14 12 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.65%) SQL
2 5 (1.41%) Shell Script
3 4 (1.13%) VB
3 4 (1.13%) C
4 3 (0.85%) Java
4 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.56%) ABAP
5 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 38 (10.73%) Security Cleared
3 30 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.52%) PMI Certification
5 15 (4.24%) PMP
5 15 (4.24%) CCNA
5 15 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.95%) Degree
7 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.26%) MCSE
9 7 (1.98%) CISSP
10 6 (1.69%) ISEB
10 6 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.41%) CISA
11 5 (1.41%) CISM
12 4 (1.13%) CCNP
12 4 (1.13%) APMP
12 4 (1.13%) NVQ Level 4
12 4 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.73%) SLA
2 7 (1.98%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.98%) QA
3 5 (1.41%) COBIT
4 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.56%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.56%) P3O
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 55 (15.54%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.98%) vSphere
5 6 (1.69%) XenApp
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.11%) SCCM
2 10 (2.82%) SCOM
3 7 (1.98%) SCOrch
4 6 (1.69%) OPNET
4 6 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.69%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.56%) OpenView
5 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.28%) SCSM
6 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.28%) Nessus
6 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.28%) DameWare
Vendors
1 103 (29.10%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.19%) VMware
3 27 (7.63%) HP
4 25 (7.06%) Cisco
5 23 (6.50%) Citrix
6 16 (4.52%) Lotus
6 16 (4.52%) F5
7 13 (3.67%) IBM
8 12 (3.39%) Oracle
8 12 (3.39%) SAP
9 9 (2.54%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.54%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.54%) Remedy
10 8 (2.26%) BMC
11 6 (1.69%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.41%) Juniper
12 5 (1.41%) Cognos
13 4 (1.13%) CA
13 4 (1.13%) Nokia
13 4 (1.13%) ServiceNow
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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Anderson Lamb
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Birmingham
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Rate: £275.00 per day
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Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £408.50 - £420.50 per day
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West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
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Computer Futures
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