Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 22 13
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing ITIL 112 101 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.40% 6.94% 9.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.00% 8.05% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 77 135
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £215 £149 £204
90th Percentile £667 £530 £646
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 £14.86 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.54% -14.25% -38.11%
10th Percentile £12.02 £14.43 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £15.29 £28.75
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.86 £25.12
% change year-on-year -5.79% -40.84% +55.45%

ITIL is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1120 1254 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.02% 86.19% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 900 1160
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.60% +8.65%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £275
90th Percentile £619 £614 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -4.19%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Warrington +1 30 £506 +26.56% 8
Chester +19 19 £313 -39.90% 1
Knutsford -9 17 £438 +2.94% 1
Wilmslow +6 5 £275 +52.78% 1
Widnes - 4 £413 -
Runcorn -3 2 £150 -62.50%
Northwich - 2 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 £435 -
ITIL
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 34 (30.36%) Finance
2 27 (24.11%) Windows
3 25 (22.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 23 (20.54%) Service Management
5 23 (20.54%) Change Management
5 23 (20.54%) Banking
6 22 (19.64%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (16.07%) Active Directory
9 17 (15.18%) Project Management
10 16 (14.29%) Unix
11 14 (12.50%) Linux
11 14 (12.50%) SLA
11 14 (12.50%) DNS
11 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (11.61%) Service Design
12 13 (11.61%) Cisco
12 13 (11.61%) HP
12 13 (11.61%) Oracle
13 12 (10.71%) MCSA
13 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (10.71%) Security Cleared
14 11 (9.82%) Supplier Management
14 11 (9.82%) SCCM
15 10 (8.93%) PRINCE2
15 10 (8.93%) Windows 7
15 10 (8.93%) Data Centre
16 9 (8.04%) Office 365
16 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared

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 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.57%) IIS
3 3 (2.68%) SAS
3 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.89%) Apache
5 1 (0.89%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) Confluence
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Office 365
2 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.79%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.79%) SaaS
3 2 (1.79%) Yammer
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.50%) DNS
2 9 (8.04%) DHCP
2 9 (8.04%) Firewall
3 7 (6.25%) LAN
3 7 (6.25%) WAN
4 3 (2.68%) ADSL
4 3 (2.68%) BGP
4 3 (2.68%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (2.68%) FTP
4 3 (2.68%) ISDN
4 3 (2.68%) MPLS
4 3 (2.68%) OSPF
4 3 (2.68%) SAN
4 3 (2.68%) SSL
4 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.68%) VPN
5 2 (1.79%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.89%) HTTP
6 1 (0.89%) POP3
6 1 (0.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.89%) Ingres
6 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.89%) Power BI
6 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.36%) HP UFT
2 4 (3.57%) JMeter
3 2 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (30.36%) Finance
2 23 (20.54%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Local Government
5 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Billing
6 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (18.75%) Analyst
2 13 (11.61%) Service Manager
3 10 (8.93%) ITIL Manager
3 10 (8.93%) Service Analyst
4 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 7 (6.25%) Transition Manager
6 6 (5.36%) ITIL Service Manager
6 6 (5.36%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.46%) Service Transition Manager
7 5 (4.46%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.57%) Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Incident Manager
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Banking Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) IT Security Manager
9 3 (2.68%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.04%) .NET
2 7 (6.25%) Middleware
3 4 (3.57%) HTML
3 4 (3.57%) Web Services
4 3 (2.68%) CSS
4 3 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (2.68%) XML
5 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.79%) Ajax
5 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.79%) CSS3
5 2 (1.79%) HTML5
5 2 (1.79%) ISPF
5 2 (1.79%) JSON
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.79%) WAP
6 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.89%) jQuery
6 1 (0.89%) Mason
6 1 (0.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.93%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.46%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.79%) HACMP
6 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.89%) CESG
7 1 (0.89%) Clustering
7 1 (0.89%) CMDB
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.89%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.89%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.89%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.89%) PKI
7 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.11%) Windows
2 16 (14.29%) Unix
3 14 (12.50%) Linux
4 10 (8.93%) Windows 7
5 9 (8.04%) Windows Server
6 8 (7.14%) AIX
7 5 (4.46%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (20.54%) Change Management
2 23 (20.54%) Service Management
3 19 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.18%) Project Management
5 13 (11.61%) Service Design
6 11 (9.82%) Supplier Management
7 10 (8.93%) PRINCE2
8 9 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (8.04%) ITSM
9 8 (7.14%) Problem Management
9 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 8 (7.14%) SFIA
10 7 (6.25%) Data Management
10 7 (6.25%) Incident Management
10 7 (6.25%) Migration
11 6 (5.36%) ITIL V3
11 6 (5.36%) Release Management
11 6 (5.36%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.14%) C#
1 8 (7.14%) Java
2 7 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.46%) SQL
3 5 (4.46%) VBScript
4 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.57%) VB
4 4 (3.57%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.79%) JCL
7 1 (0.89%) PHP
7 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (10.71%) MCSA
2 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) MCSE
3 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.14%) Degree
5 7 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.25%) CISSP
5 7 (6.25%) ISEB
6 6 (5.36%) CCNP
6 6 (5.36%) CISM
7 5 (4.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.57%) CCIE
8 4 (3.57%) CCNA
9 3 (2.68%) CCDP
9 3 (2.68%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) MCITP
10 1 (0.89%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.50%) SLA
2 6 (5.36%) COBIT
3 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.79%) PMO
4 2 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 18 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.79%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.79%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.79%) UAG
4 2 (1.79%) XenApp
4 2 (1.79%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) SCCM
2 7 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.68%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.68%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.79%) SCOM
6 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.89%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.61%) Cisco
2 13 (11.61%) HP
2 13 (11.61%) Oracle
3 9 (8.04%) Fortinet
3 9 (8.04%) IBM
4 8 (7.14%) Citrix
4 8 (7.14%) VMware
5 6 (5.36%) ServiceNow
6 5 (4.46%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.57%) EMC
7 4 (3.57%) Juniper
8 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.68%) SAP
9 2 (1.79%) Apple
9 2 (1.79%) AppSense
9 2 (1.79%) Dell
10 1 (0.89%) Cadence
10 1 (0.89%) NetApp
10 1 (0.89%) Veritas