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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Rank 17 16 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing ITIL 170 194 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.07% 7.92% 4.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.49% 10.62% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 92 43
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£350 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £452 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -13.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £22.50 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.76 £15.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -11.72%
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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +12 67 £335 -4.28% 20
Coventry +2 27 £352 +40.85% 10
Warwickshire -7 15 £280 -25.33% 3
Shropshire -7 13 £430 -4.44% 11
Herefordshire +3 6 £415 +38.33%
Staffordshire -3 6 £213 -2.85% 2
Solihull +1 5 £400 +45.45% 1
Worcestershire -7 4 £124 -20.00% 4
Sutton Coldfield +6 2 £330 -12.00%
Wolverhampton -2 1 £275 +22.22% 2
West Bromwich -3 1 £363 +190.00%
Dudley - 1 £120 -
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 99 (27.27%) Windows
2 97 (26.72%) Microsoft
3 88 (24.24%) Service Management
4 71 (19.56%) PRINCE2
5 58 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (15.70%) ITIL Certification
6 57 (15.70%) Project Management
7 54 (14.88%) Active Directory
8 48 (13.22%) Security Cleared
9 45 (12.40%) Service Delivery
10 44 (12.12%) MS Excel
11 43 (11.85%) Linux
12 42 (11.57%) Finance
13 38 (10.47%) MS Office
13 38 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 35 (9.64%) SLA
15 33 (9.09%) ITIL V3
16 32 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
16 32 (8.82%) SC Cleared
16 32 (8.82%) VMware
16 32 (8.82%) ITSM
17 30 (8.26%) Change Management
18 29 (7.99%) Windows Server 2003
19 27 (7.44%) Configuration Management
19 27 (7.44%) Incident Management
20 26 (7.16%) Citrix
20 26 (7.16%) UNIX
21 25 (6.89%) WAN
21 25 (6.89%) Windows 7
22 24 (6.61%) Firewall

ITIL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 23 (6.34%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.96%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 10 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.93%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.65%) Lotus Domino
6 6 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.10%) CMS
8 3 (0.83%) Lync
8 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.55%) SAS
10 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.28%) Documentum
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
Applications
1 44 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 38 (10.47%) MS Office
3 13 (3.58%) MS Project
4 8 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.83%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (0.83%) Primavera
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.55%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.55%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.55%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.28%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.20%) Office 365
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.10%) SaaS
3 2 (0.55%) PaaS
3 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.89%) WAN
2 24 (6.61%) Firewall
3 23 (6.34%) DNS
3 23 (6.34%) LAN
4 15 (4.13%) DHCP
5 14 (3.86%) OSPF
5 14 (3.86%) BGP
6 13 (3.58%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.20%) VPN
7 8 (2.20%) SAN
7 8 (2.20%) Multicast
8 6 (1.65%) Structured Cabling
8 6 (1.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (1.38%) NAS
10 4 (1.10%) BIG-IP
10 4 (1.10%) 3G
10 4 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.83%) 4G
11 3 (0.83%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.83%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.55%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.55%) Big Data
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.28%) QualityStage
6 1 (0.28%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.28%) EDMS
6 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.55%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) Ant
4 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
General
1 42 (11.57%) Finance
2 16 (4.41%) Automotive
2 16 (4.41%) Banking
3 8 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.65%) Legal
4 6 (1.65%) Marketing
5 5 (1.38%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.38%) Law
6 4 (1.10%) Retail
7 2 (0.55%) Local Government
7 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 94 (25.90%) Analyst
2 41 (11.29%) Support Analyst
3 38 (10.47%) Service Manager
4 31 (8.54%) Architect
4 31 (8.54%) Project Manager
5 25 (6.89%) Service Analyst
5 25 (6.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (5.51%) 1st Line Support
7 17 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (4.41%) Technical Manager
8 16 (4.41%) Transition Manager
9 15 (4.13%) Technical Project Manager
10 14 (3.86%) Technical Support
11 12 (3.31%) Services Delivery Manager
11 12 (3.31%) Delivery Manager
12 11 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 10 (2.75%) Service Transition Manager
13 10 (2.75%) Configuration Analyst
13 10 (2.75%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (2.75%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.65%) .NET
2 5 (1.38%) ASP.NET
2 5 (1.38%) CSS
3 3 (0.83%) Middleware
4 2 (0.55%) Web Services
5 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.34%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.20%) User Experience
5 7 (1.93%) CMDB
5 7 (1.93%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.65%) NHS
6 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.38%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.38%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.38%) PKI
7 5 (1.38%) Statistics
8 4 (1.10%) PMI
9 3 (0.83%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.83%) FMCG
10 2 (0.55%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.55%) Life Science
10 2 (0.55%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 99 (27.27%) Windows
2 43 (11.85%) Linux
3 38 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (7.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (7.16%) UNIX
6 25 (6.89%) Windows 7
7 20 (5.51%) Solaris
7 20 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (4.96%) Windows XP
9 14 (3.86%) HPUX
10 8 (2.20%) AIX
10 8 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.38%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.38%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.10%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (24.24%) Service Management
2 71 (19.56%) PRINCE2
3 57 (15.70%) Project Management
4 45 (12.40%) Service Delivery
5 33 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 32 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 32 (8.82%) ITSM
7 30 (8.26%) Change Management
8 27 (7.44%) Configuration Management
8 27 (7.44%) Incident Management
9 22 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (5.79%) Migration
11 20 (5.51%) TOGAF
12 18 (4.96%) PRINCE
13 17 (4.68%) Change Control
14 15 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (4.13%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (4.13%) Problem Management
15 13 (3.58%) Knowledge Management
15 13 (3.58%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.68%) SQL
2 4 (1.10%) C
2 4 (1.10%) VB
3 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
3 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
4 2 (0.55%) ABAP
4 2 (0.55%) VBScript
5 1 (0.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 57 (15.70%) ITIL Certification
2 48 (13.22%) Security Cleared
3 32 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.96%) Degree
5 16 (4.41%) CCNA
5 16 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (4.41%) PMI Certification
6 15 (4.13%) PMP
7 10 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.48%) MCSE
9 7 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.93%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.65%) CISSP
11 5 (1.38%) ISEB
11 5 (1.38%) CISA
11 5 (1.38%) CISM
11 5 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.10%) APMP
12 4 (1.10%) NVQ Level 4
12 4 (1.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.64%) SLA
2 7 (1.93%) COBIT
3 6 (1.65%) QA
3 6 (1.65%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.55%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.55%) P3O
7 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (14.88%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.93%) XenApp
4 5 (1.38%) vSphere
4 5 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.55%) vCloud
6 2 (0.55%) 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 12 (3.31%) SCCM
2 8 (2.20%) SCOM
3 6 (1.65%) OPNET
4 5 (1.38%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.10%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.55%) OpenView
8 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.28%) SCSM
Vendors
1 97 (26.72%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.82%) VMware
3 26 (7.16%) Citrix
4 24 (6.61%) Cisco
5 22 (6.06%) HP
6 17 (4.68%) F5
7 14 (3.86%) Lotus
8 13 (3.58%) IBM
9 12 (3.31%) Oracle
10 10 (2.75%) SAP
10 10 (2.75%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.20%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.93%) Remedy
12 7 (1.93%) BMC
13 6 (1.65%) Juniper
13 6 (1.65%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.38%) Nokia
14 5 (1.38%) Dell
15 4 (1.10%) Cognos
15 4 (1.10%) Fortinet
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