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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 23 32 19
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13  
Contract jobs citing ITIL 31 56 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.77% 5.77% 8.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.83% 6.86% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 31
Median daily rate £323 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.37% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 15
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -34.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.71
% change year-on-year -8.57% +18.96%  

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 454 816 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.54% 84.04% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 511 436
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

ITIL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITIL in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 March 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 +15 9 £140 -70.52% 1
Chester -1 6 £295 +12.38% 1
Knutsford +11 4 £410 +2.50% 1
Macclesfield +5 2 £525 +19.31% 2
ITIL
North West

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 27 (39.71%) Windows
1 27 (39.71%) Change Management
2 24 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (29.41%) Finance
3 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 19 (27.94%) Service Management
5 18 (26.47%) Incident Management
6 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 15 (22.06%) Problem Management
8 14 (20.59%) Banking
9 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 11 (16.18%) MS Office
10 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (14.71%) PRINCE2
11 10 (14.71%) Unix
12 9 (13.24%) IBM Notes
12 9 (13.24%) Migration
12 9 (13.24%) Lotus
12 9 (13.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (13.24%) Local Government
13 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
13 8 (11.76%) Project Management
13 8 (11.76%) Linux
13 8 (11.76%) Java
14 7 (10.29%) Perl
14 7 (10.29%) IIS
14 7 (10.29%) AIX
14 7 (10.29%) Citrix
14 7 (10.29%) Cisco
14 7 (10.29%) LAN

ITIL
Top Related 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 9 (13.24%) IBM Notes
2 7 (10.29%) IIS
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.41%) Apache
4 3 (4.41%) JBoss
4 3 (4.41%) nginx
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.41%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.18%) MS Office
3 4 (5.88%) MS Project
4 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Office 365
2 3 (4.41%) IaaS
2 3 (4.41%) PaaS
2 3 (4.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) LAN
1 7 (10.29%) LDAP
1 7 (10.29%) WAN
2 6 (8.82%) Firewall
3 4 (5.88%) DNS
3 4 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (5.88%) SAN
3 4 (5.88%) SSL
4 3 (4.41%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.94%) DHCP
5 2 (2.94%) Internet
5 2 (2.94%) SMTP
5 2 (2.94%) VPN
5 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.47%) BGP
6 1 (1.47%) DMZ
6 1 (1.47%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.47%) OSPF
6 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.47%) JIRA
1 1 (1.47%) Log4j
General
1 20 (29.41%) Finance
2 14 (20.59%) Banking
3 9 (13.24%) Local Government
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Analyst
2 11 (16.18%) Service Analyst
2 11 (16.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Service Manager
6 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.41%) ITIL Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Middleware Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Security Officer
7 2 (2.94%) Business Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Middleware
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.47%) JAX-RPC
3 1 (1.47%) JSON
3 1 (1.47%) REST
3 1 (1.47%) SOAP
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) WSDL
3 1 (1.47%) XML
3 1 (1.47%) XSL
3 1 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.35%) Blackberry
4 5 (7.35%) Clustering
5 4 (5.88%) Mainframe
5 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.41%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (4.41%) PKI
7 2 (2.94%) CESG
7 2 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.94%) iPhone
7 2 (2.94%) PMI
7 2 (2.94%) User Experience
8 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.71%) Windows
2 10 (14.71%) Unix
3 8 (11.76%) Linux
4 7 (10.29%) AIX
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.88%) HPUX
6 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.88%) Solaris
6 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.94%) Android
8 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) Change Management
2 19 (27.94%) Service Management
3 18 (26.47%) Incident Management
4 15 (22.06%) Problem Management
5 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.71%) PRINCE2
7 9 (13.24%) Migration
8 8 (11.76%) Project Management
9 7 (10.29%) Risk Management
9 7 (10.29%) Trend Analysis
10 6 (8.82%) Information Security
10 6 (8.82%) ITSM
10 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (7.35%) ITIL V3
12 4 (5.88%) Asset Management
12 4 (5.88%) DevOps
12 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (5.88%) Open Source
12 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
12 4 (5.88%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) Java
2 7 (10.29%) Perl
3 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.41%) Python
5 1 (1.47%) SQL
5 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (7.35%) MCP
3 4 (5.88%) CCNA
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.88%) CISSP
3 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (4.41%) CISA
4 3 (4.41%) CRISC
4 3 (4.41%) ISEB
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.47%) CCNP
6 1 (1.47%) MCSA
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) COBIT
1 3 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.94%) PMO
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) BS25999
3 1 (1.47%) COSO
3 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (10.29%) SCOM
3 6 (8.82%) SCCM
4 5 (7.35%) Netcool
5 4 (5.88%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (2.94%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.94%) SmoothWall
6 2 (2.94%) WSUS
7 1 (1.47%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) Lotus
3 7 (10.29%) Cisco
3 7 (10.29%) Citrix
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle
4 5 (7.35%) ServiceNow
5 4 (5.88%) CA
5 4 (5.88%) IBM
5 4 (5.88%) Intel Security
5 4 (5.88%) Juniper
6 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.94%) IronPort
7 2 (2.94%) Sophos
7 2 (2.94%) Trend Micro
8 1 (1.47%) AppSense
8 1 (1.47%) F5
8 1 (1.47%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.47%) NetApp
8 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.47%) VMware
Warrington, Cheshire
Michael Bailey Associates
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