The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for ITIL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs citing ITIL 25 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 9.03% 7.84% 11.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.96% 8.92% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 28
Median daily rate £300 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +7.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £125 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £500 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.05% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.54
% change year-on-year -11.11% +23.83%  

ITIL is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 251 269 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.61% 87.91% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 181 270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

ITIL
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing ITIL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL in Bedfordshire

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITIL in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL in Bedfordshire

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL in Bedfordshire

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL in Bedfordshire

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable +2 10 £250 -
Luton +9 7 £325 -33.33% 1
Bedford 0 4 £300 +140.00% 1
ITIL
East of England

ITIL
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for ITIL.

1 17 (30.91%) Service Delivery
2 14 (25.45%) Windows
3 13 (23.64%) Service Management
3 13 (23.64%) Service Design
4 12 (21.82%) Problem Management
5 8 (14.55%) Change Management
5 8 (14.55%) SLA
5 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
5 8 (14.55%) ITIL V3
5 8 (14.55%) Office 365
6 7 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
6 7 (12.73%) Finance
7 6 (10.91%) SQL
7 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
8 5 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (9.09%) High Availability
8 5 (9.09%) Java EE
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (9.09%) Hibernate
8 5 (9.09%) Banking
8 5 (9.09%) Spring
8 5 (9.09%) JSF
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle
8 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 5 (9.09%) WebLogic

ITIL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Analyst
2 12 (21.82%) Service Analyst
3 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Service Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (5.45%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) ITIL Service Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Operations Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Service Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Transition Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Hibernate
1 5 (9.09%) Java EE
1 5 (9.09%) JSF
1 5 (9.09%) JSP
1 5 (9.09%) Spring
1 5 (9.09%) Struts
1 5 (9.09%) XML
1 5 (9.09%) XSL
1 5 (9.09%) XSLT
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Fat Client
1 3 (5.45%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Blog
3 1 (1.82%) CMDB
3 1 (1.82%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Service Delivery
2 13 (23.64%) Service Design
2 13 (23.64%) Service Management
3 12 (21.82%) Problem Management
4 8 (14.55%) Change Management
4 8 (14.55%) ITIL V3
5 7 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
6 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (9.09%) High Availability
7 5 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (7.27%) ITSM
8 4 (7.27%) Migration
8 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.45%) Capacity Management
9 3 (5.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) Java
2 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.64%) CCNA
2 2 (3.64%) CCNP
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) CCIP
3 1 (1.82%) CCSP
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.82%) MCP
3 1 (1.82%) MCSA
3 1 (1.82%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) XenApp
3 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Apple
2 5 (9.09%) BEA
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco
3 2 (3.64%) Citrix
3 2 (3.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) SAP
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow