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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 9 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing ITIL 240 129 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.38% 6.22% 6.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.51% 9.12% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 72 61
Average daily rate
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£338 £370 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £133 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 10 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.85 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.64% +37.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.80 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.63 £23.05 £23.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
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
1776 1414 1592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.38% 68.21% 69.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 756 817
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 57 91
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 +9 66 £338 -18.18% 20
Coventry +5 35 £238 -40.62% 10
Shropshire +12 31 £420 -0.59% 2
Warwickshire -1 27 £363 - 8
West Bromwich - 9 £125 -
Staffordshire +1 8 £325 +8.33% 8
Wolverhampton -2 8 £363 +54.25%
Worcestershire -3 8 £155 -39.51% 1
Walsall 0 3 £481 -
Solihull +5 1 £300 +150.00% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £375 -
Dudley - - - -
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 104 (26.20%) Windows
2 79 (19.90%) Microsoft
3 73 (18.39%) Active Directory
4 71 (17.88%) Project Management
5 64 (16.12%) ITIL Certification
6 63 (15.87%) PRINCE2
7 60 (15.11%) MS Office
8 57 (14.36%) Finance
9 53 (13.35%) Service Delivery
9 53 (13.35%) Cisco
10 50 (12.59%) UNIX
11 48 (12.09%) SLA
11 48 (12.09%) Service Management
12 42 (10.58%) Security Cleared
13 40 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (10.08%) MS Excel
14 39 (9.82%) Linux
15 36 (9.07%) Windows 7
16 35 (8.82%) HP
16 35 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
17 34 (8.56%) VMware
17 34 (8.56%) Degree
18 33 (8.31%) Windows XP
19 32 (8.06%) Firewall
20 31 (7.81%) LAN
20 31 (7.81%) Citrix
21 30 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
21 30 (7.56%) SC Cleared
22 29 (7.30%) SQL
23 28 (7.05%) Migration

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (5.54%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.29%) IBM Notes
3 14 (3.53%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.51%) Lync
5 5 (1.26%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.76%) Documentum
6 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Apache
Applications
1 60 (15.11%) MS Office
2 40 (10.08%) MS Excel
3 19 (4.79%) MS Visio
4 13 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (2.52%) MS Project
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.76%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (0.76%) CA Clarity
2 3 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.76%) Eikon
2 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.50%) Agresso
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.06%) Firewall
2 31 (7.81%) LAN
3 26 (6.55%) WAN
4 18 (4.53%) SAN
5 16 (4.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (3.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 14 (3.53%) OSPF
7 14 (3.53%) BGP
7 14 (3.53%) VoIP
8 12 (3.02%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.02%) BIG-IP
9 8 (2.02%) Wireless
10 7 (1.76%) DHCP
11 6 (1.51%) Internet
11 6 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.51%) NAS
12 5 (1.26%) Wireshark
12 5 (1.26%) 3G
12 5 (1.26%) DNS
12 5 (1.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.76%) MySQL
3 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.76%) MS Access
5 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.25%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.25%) QlikView
6 1 (0.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Big Data
6 1 (0.25%) DB2
6 1 (0.25%) OLAP
6 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) MSI
2 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.25%) Subversion
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 57 (14.36%) Finance
2 20 (5.04%) Banking
3 16 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.51%) Automotive
6 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.26%) Retail
7 4 (1.01%) Front Office
7 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 3 (0.76%) Legal
9 2 (0.50%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.25%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (26.70%) Analyst
2 46 (11.59%) Project Manager
3 44 (11.08%) Support Analyst
4 31 (7.81%) Service Manager
5 30 (7.56%) Service Analyst
6 24 (6.05%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (5.04%) 1st Line Support
8 19 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (4.53%) Consultant
9 18 (4.53%) Architect
10 16 (4.03%) Network Engineer
11 15 (3.78%) Support Engineer
12 13 (3.27%) Incident Manager
13 12 (3.02%) Administrator
14 11 (2.77%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 10 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
15 10 (2.52%) Data Analyst
15 10 (2.52%) Technical Support
15 10 (2.52%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.78%) Middleware
2 14 (3.53%) CSS
3 5 (1.26%) .NET
4 2 (0.50%) XMPP
5 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.25%) JSP
5 1 (0.25%) Web Services
5 1 (0.25%) XML
5 1 (0.25%) XSL
5 1 (0.25%) ODBC
5 1 (0.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.04%) User Experience
4 14 (3.53%) Visualisation
5 12 (3.02%) Client/Server
5 12 (3.02%) PMI
6 10 (2.52%) Mathematics
6 10 (2.52%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.27%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.02%) NHS
8 8 (2.02%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.76%) Statistics
9 7 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.51%) CMDB
11 5 (1.26%) iPad
12 4 (1.01%) Economics
13 3 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 104 (26.20%) Windows
2 50 (12.59%) UNIX
3 39 (9.82%) Linux
4 36 (9.07%) Windows 7
5 33 (8.31%) Windows XP
6 21 (5.29%) HPUX
7 12 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (2.02%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.76%) Solaris
12 2 (0.50%) AIX
12 2 (0.50%) Android
12 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.25%) SUSE
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (17.88%) Project Management
2 63 (15.87%) PRINCE2
3 53 (13.35%) Service Delivery
4 48 (12.09%) Service Management
5 40 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (7.05%) Migration
6 28 (7.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (6.05%) Incident Management
8 22 (5.54%) Change Management
9 20 (5.04%) Network Management
10 19 (4.79%) Network Monitoring
11 17 (4.28%) ITIL V3
11 17 (4.28%) ITSM
11 17 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.03%) Problem Management
13 15 (3.78%) Performance Management
14 13 (3.27%) Six Sigma
14 13 (3.27%) Network Architecture
15 12 (3.02%) E-Discovery
15 12 (3.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.30%) SQL
2 7 (1.76%) VBA
3 6 (1.51%) VB
4 5 (1.26%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.01%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.50%) Perl
7 2 (0.50%) C
7 2 (0.50%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) Java
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) VBScript
8 1 (0.25%) Jython
8 1 (0.25%) Korn
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) sed
8 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 64 (16.12%) ITIL Certification
2 42 (10.58%) Security Cleared
3 34 (8.56%) Degree
4 30 (7.56%) SC Cleared
4 30 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (6.30%) CCNA
6 17 (4.28%) CCNP
7 15 (3.78%) PMI Certification
8 10 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (2.52%) ISEB
9 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.02%) MCSE
10 8 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (1.76%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.51%) PMP
13 4 (1.01%) MCP
13 4 (1.01%) APMP
14 3 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.76%) PgMP
14 3 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.09%) SLA
2 18 (4.53%) QA
3 5 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.01%) P3O
5 3 (0.76%) COBIT
5 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.50%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 73 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.76%) vSphere
4 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.50%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.50%) XenApp
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (4.28%) OPNET
2 12 (3.02%) SCCM
3 7 (1.76%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.76%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.26%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.01%) SCOM
6 3 (0.76%) OpenView
6 3 (0.76%) WSUS
7 2 (0.50%) DameWare
8 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.25%) Nessus
8 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 79 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 53 (13.35%) Cisco
3 35 (8.82%) HP
4 34 (8.56%) VMware
5 31 (7.81%) Citrix
6 27 (6.80%) Oracle
7 25 (6.30%) Lotus
8 22 (5.54%) Juniper
9 20 (5.04%) Riverbed
10 19 (4.79%) F5
10 19 (4.79%) BMC
10 19 (4.79%) Red Hat
11 18 (4.53%) CheckPoint
11 18 (4.53%) SolarWinds
12 16 (4.03%) SAP
13 14 (3.53%) Fortinet
14 12 (3.02%) Nokia
15 11 (2.77%) IBM
15 11 (2.77%) ServiceNow
16 10 (2.52%) Remedy
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