Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 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.

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 26 30
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing ITIL 102 67 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.84% 5.74% 6.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.21% 6.77% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 51 94
Cheshire median daily rate £373 £345 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.97% -21.59% +15.79%
10th Percentile £150 £155 £225
90th Percentile £494 £488 £700
North West median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £23.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.84% +31.94% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.64 £14.00 £15.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.91% -36.00% +35.14%

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 1,108 989 1,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.17% 84.75% 84.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 687 1,083
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.27 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.78% +57.89% +2.70%
10th Percentile £10.91 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.13 £52.50 £38.73
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -33.71% +7.69% +30.00%

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 6 months to 22 June 2018.

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 22 June 2018.

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 22 June 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 +7 22 £425 +44.07% 3
Knutsford -1 18 £365 -8.18% 3
Warrington -3 17 £150 -46.90% 3
Crewe - 10 £375 - 5
Runcorn - 5 - - 1
Widnes - 4 £425 -
Macclesfield 0 2 £295 -43.81%
Wilmslow -5 2 £325 +80.56% 2
ITIL
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL 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.

1 29 (28.43%) Service Management
2 27 (26.47%) Windows
3 24 (23.53%) Change Management
3 24 (23.53%) Finance
4 20 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
6 18 (17.65%) Cisco
7 17 (16.67%) LAN
7 17 (16.67%) WAN
8 15 (14.71%) Linux
9 14 (13.73%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
9 14 (13.73%) Data Centre
10 13 (12.75%) Migration
10 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (12.75%) Citrix
11 12 (11.76%) SLA
11 12 (11.76%) Unix
12 11 (10.78%) Firewall
12 11 (10.78%) VMware
12 11 (10.78%) VPN
12 11 (10.78%) Juniper
12 11 (10.78%) Banking
12 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
12 11 (10.78%) ITIL V3
13 10 (9.80%) Office 365
13 10 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.90%) IIS
3 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.94%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.96%) Site Server
6 1 (0.98%) Apache
6 1 (0.98%) Confluence
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.98%) nginx
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.80%) Office 365
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.98%) PaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.67%) LAN
1 17 (16.67%) WAN
2 11 (10.78%) Firewall
2 11 (10.78%) VPN
3 7 (6.86%) Network Security
3 7 (6.86%) SAN
4 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (4.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (4.90%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.92%) DMZ
6 4 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (3.92%) VoIP
7 3 (2.94%) BGP
7 3 (2.94%) EIGRP
7 3 (2.94%) OSPF
7 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.96%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.98%) GIS
3 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MSI
2 2 (1.96%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.98%) JIRA
3 1 (0.98%) Selenium
3 1 (0.98%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.98%) Travis CI
General
1 24 (23.53%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Local Government
4 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Billing
6 1 (0.98%) Law
6 1 (0.98%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Analyst
2 12 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 11 (10.78%) Network Engineer
3 11 (10.78%) Security Engineer
4 9 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) IT Manager
5 8 (7.84%) Service Manager
6 7 (6.86%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.90%) IT Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) IT Services Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Server Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) ITIL Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Service Transition Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) ISPF
1 2 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.98%) Flash
2 1 (0.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.73%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.86%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.88%) PMI
5 5 (4.90%) PKI
6 3 (2.94%) Clustering
6 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.96%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.96%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.98%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Windows
2 15 (14.71%) Linux
3 12 (11.76%) Unix
4 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.86%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.92%) AIX
7 4 (3.92%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.96%) Solaris
10 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.43%) Service Management
2 24 (23.53%) Change Management
3 20 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (12.75%) Migration
5 11 (10.78%) ITIL V3
6 10 (9.80%) PRINCE2
6 10 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (8.82%) Project Management
8 8 (7.84%) ITSM
8 8 (7.84%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.86%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.86%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.86%) Release Management
9 7 (6.86%) Risk Management
9 7 (6.86%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (5.88%) SDLC
11 5 (4.90%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.86%) SQL
3 4 (3.92%) VBScript
4 3 (2.94%) C
5 2 (1.96%) JCL
5 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.96%) VB
6 1 (0.98%) Java
6 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (13.73%) ITIL Certification
1 14 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.86%) CCNA
4 7 (6.86%) CCNP
5 6 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.94%) CISSP
8 1 (0.98%) CISA
8 1 (0.98%) CISM
8 1 (0.98%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.98%) MCITP
8 1 (0.98%) MCSE
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) SLA
2 6 (5.88%) COBIT
3 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.86%) XenApp
4 5 (4.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.90%) ProxySG
4 5 (4.90%) vSphere
5 4 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.96%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.98%) Docker
8 1 (0.98%) Firmware
8 1 (0.98%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) SCCM
2 5 (4.90%) SCOM
2 5 (4.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (4.90%) WSUS
3 4 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.92%) SmoothWall
4 3 (2.94%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.94%) Puppet
4 3 (2.94%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.94%) vMotion
5 1 (0.98%) Ansible
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.98%) Netcool
5 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.98%) Terraform
5 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.65%) Cisco
3 13 (12.75%) Citrix
4 11 (10.78%) Juniper
4 11 (10.78%) VMware
5 7 (6.86%) Oracle
6 6 (5.88%) HP
6 6 (5.88%) IBM
7 5 (4.90%) Avaya
7 5 (4.90%) Blue Coat
7 5 (4.90%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.90%) F5
7 5 (4.90%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.92%) EMC
8 4 (3.92%) McAfee
9 3 (2.94%) Altiris
9 3 (2.94%) Lotus
9 3 (2.94%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.96%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.96%) Symantec