The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for ITIL V3 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITIL V3 over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

ITIL Version 3
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 77 74
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3  
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.31% 0.54% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.65% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £321 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.61% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £325
% change year-on-year +7.09% +19.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £20.49
% change year-on-year -38.18% +34.24%  

ITIL V3 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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 534 774 848
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.44% 84.13% 84.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 562 508
Median daily rate £400 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 33
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

ITIL V3
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing ITIL V3 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL V3 in Cheshire

ITIL V3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITIL V3 in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL V3 in Cheshire

ITIL V3
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL V3 in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL V3 in Cheshire

ITIL V3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL V3 in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL V3 in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL V3 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 V3.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) CMDB
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi

ITIL V3
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) POP3
1 1 (25.00%) SMTP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Service Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Service Improvement Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) CMDB
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow