The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for ITIL Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 80 81
Rank change year-on-year +29 +1  
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.07% 0.72% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.59% 2.63% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £388 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £274 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £418 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.31 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.03% -25.00%  

ITIL Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 91 304 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.22% 27.51% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 160 100
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 16
Median hourly rate £43.48 £18.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.52% +11.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £12.36 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.00 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

ITIL Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing ITIL Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL Certification in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL Certification in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL Certification in Cheshire over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL Certification in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL Certification in Cheshire

ITIL Certification
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Chester +11 3 £300 -27.27%
Macclesfield +10 2 £525 -
ITIL Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for ITIL Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Local Government
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management

ITIL Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Improvement Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft