Period
to 26 September 2018

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 6 months to 26 September 2018 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
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 66 98
Rank change year-on-year -14 +32 -1
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 14 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.08% 1.75% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.36% 11.17% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 3
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81% +3.76%
10th Percentile £342 £209 £355
90th Percentile £591 £539 £450
North West median daily rate £425 £334 £381
% change year-on-year +27.34% -12.46% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £80.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £39.99 £37.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +8.07% +184.62% -57.40%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 261 197 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.11% 15.71% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 124 216
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £356 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% -16.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £241 £216 £263
90th Percentile £581 £500 £585
North West median daily rate £409 £405 £413
% change year-on-year +0.93% -1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +52.38% +23.53%
10th Percentile £17.50 £26.00 £14.43
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.13 £51.25
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year -25.00% +32.23% +20.42%

ITIL Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing ITIL Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester 0 7 £425 +21.43%
Warrington -2 1 - -
Knutsford -7 1 £335 -28.34%
Crewe - 1 £450 - 1
ITIL Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ITIL Certification.

1 14 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Fortinet
3 5 (35.71%) Change Management
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Juniper
3 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (28.57%) DMZ
5 3 (21.43%) BGP
5 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (14.29%) F5
6 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (14.29%) Service Design
6 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
6 2 (14.29%) vCloud
6 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
6 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (14.29%) Analytics

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) DMZ
3 3 (21.43%) BGP
3 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security
3 3 (21.43%) OSPF
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JMeter
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Security Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Data Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Release Manager
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Service Improvement Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Service Design
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) BCP
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) ITSM
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) ProxySG
1 2 (14.29%) vCloud
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Fortinet
2 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 2 (14.29%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle