The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 28 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.

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 18 33
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15  
Contract jobs citing ITIL 39 71 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.17% 7.77% 4.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.32% 9.22% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 62 24
Median daily rate £325 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £293 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £711 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
Median hourly rate £36.25 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 - £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.14 £21.33 £15.25
% change year-on-year -24.33% +39.86%  

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 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 533 770 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.34% 84.25% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 2450 1802
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 £288 £304 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 26 61
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £68.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

ITIL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ITIL in Cheshire

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL in Cheshire

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL in Cheshire

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL in Cheshire

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL in Cheshire

ITIL
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 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Warrington -2 11 £295 -38.86% 4
Chester +11 8 £298 -20.66% 2
Knutsford +2 5 £388 +19.23% 2
Wilmslow - 4 £180 - 3
Northwich - 2 - -
ITIL
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for ITIL.

1 25 (36.23%) Windows
2 23 (33.33%) Finance
3 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
4 18 (26.09%) Active Directory
5 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
7 12 (17.39%) Service Management
7 12 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (17.39%) DNS
7 12 (17.39%) Banking
8 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (15.94%) Office 365
8 11 (15.94%) LAN
8 11 (15.94%) WAN
8 11 (15.94%) Firewall
8 11 (15.94%) Change Management
9 10 (14.49%) Migration
9 10 (14.49%) Project Management
9 10 (14.49%) Cisco
10 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
10 9 (13.04%) ServiceNow
11 8 (11.59%) SCOM
11 8 (11.59%) IIS
11 8 (11.59%) AIX
11 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
12 7 (10.14%) Linux
12 7 (10.14%) Citrix
12 7 (10.14%) Juniper

ITIL
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 8 (11.59%) IIS
2 3 (4.35%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) Office 365
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.35%) OneDrive
3 3 (4.35%) Yammer
4 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) DNS
2 11 (15.94%) Firewall
2 11 (15.94%) LAN
2 11 (15.94%) WAN
3 6 (8.70%) SAN
4 5 (7.25%) DHCP
4 5 (7.25%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (5.80%) LDAP
5 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.35%) BGP
6 3 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (4.35%) EIGRP
6 3 (4.35%) OSPF
6 3 (4.35%) VPN
6 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.90%) Network Security
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (1.45%) NAS
8 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.45%) Power BI
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 23 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (17.39%) Banking
3 7 (10.14%) Local Government
4 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.14%) Service Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.80%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.80%) ITIL Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Security Officer
7 3 (4.35%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (4.35%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) HTML
1 4 (5.80%) JSON
1 4 (5.80%) Middleware
1 4 (5.80%) Web Services
1 4 (5.80%) XML
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.35%) Ajax
2 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.35%) CSS
2 3 (4.35%) CSS3
2 3 (4.35%) HTML5
2 3 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (4.35%) WAP
3 1 (1.45%) Flash
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.14%) Clustering
4 5 (7.25%) PMI
5 4 (5.80%) Mainframe
5 4 (5.80%) PKI
6 3 (4.35%) CESG
6 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.90%) iPhone
8 1 (1.45%) CMDB
8 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.45%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) AIX
3 7 (10.14%) Linux
4 6 (8.70%) Unix
4 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.80%) HPUX
6 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.80%) Solaris
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) Service Management
2 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.94%) Change Management
3 10 (14.49%) Migration
3 10 (14.49%) Project Management
4 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
5 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing
6 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
6 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.70%) PRINCE
7 6 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 5 (7.25%) High Availability
8 5 (7.25%) Information Security
8 5 (7.25%) ITIL V3
9 4 (5.80%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.80%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.80%) SDLC
9 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.80%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.80%) Java
2 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.80%) Perl
3 3 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (1.45%) C
4 1 (1.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (7.25%) CCNA
2 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.25%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) ISEB
3 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (4.35%) CCNP
4 3 (4.35%) CISSP
5 2 (2.90%) Degree
5 2 (2.90%) MCSA
5 2 (2.90%) MCSE
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.45%) CISA
6 1 (1.45%) CISM
6 1 (1.45%) CRISC
6 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
2 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.35%) COBIT
4 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.45%) PMO
4 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 18 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) UAG
4 1 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.45%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) SCOM
2 6 (8.70%) SCCM
3 4 (5.80%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (5.80%) Netcool
4 3 (4.35%) SmoothWall
4 3 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.90%) WSUS
6 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.45%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.45%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) Cisco
3 9 (13.04%) ServiceNow
4 7 (10.14%) Citrix
4 7 (10.14%) Juniper
5 5 (7.25%) McAfee
5 5 (7.25%) VMware
6 4 (5.80%) CA
6 4 (5.80%) IBM
7 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.35%) Lotus
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle
8 2 (2.90%) Apple
8 2 (2.90%) EMC
8 2 (2.90%) HP
8 2 (2.90%) NetApp
9 1 (1.45%) BMC
9 1 (1.45%) Dell
9 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds