Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 13 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 -9
Contract jobs citing ITIL 87 110 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.05% 8.30% 6.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.22% 9.83% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 87 66
Cheshire median daily rate £315 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £179 £201 £126
90th Percentile £538 £667 £530
North West median daily rate £365 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -3.95% +1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £36.11 £28.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.96% +88.43% -14.25%
10th Percentile £16.13 £14.38 £14.43
90th Percentile £68.20 £35.00 £15.29
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £14.93
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.49% -40.57%

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 1,059 1,119 1,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.82% 84.39% 86.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 817 838
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £235
90th Percentile £538 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 34 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.17 £20.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -19.72% +13.35%
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.60 £36.75 £42.48
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -16.93% +12.50% -17.24%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Warrington -6 24 £250 -48.72% 4
Chester +1 17 £290 -8.30% 1
Knutsford 0 17 £310 -4.62% 2
Crewe - 13 £463 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £475 - 2
ITIL
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 28 (32.18%) Service Management
2 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
3 20 (22.99%) Windows
3 20 (22.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 17 (19.54%) Problem Management
4 17 (19.54%) Service Delivery
5 16 (18.39%) ITSM
5 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (17.24%) SLA
7 14 (16.09%) Oracle
7 14 (16.09%) Change Management
7 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
8 13 (14.94%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (13.79%) MS Exchange
9 12 (13.79%) SQL
9 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (13.79%) Risk Management
10 11 (12.64%) Finance
10 11 (12.64%) Incident Management
10 11 (12.64%) Service Design
11 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (11.49%) Office 365
11 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
11 10 (11.49%) Linux
12 9 (10.34%) Unix
12 9 (10.34%) Active Directory
12 9 (10.34%) HP
12 9 (10.34%) Skype for Business
12 9 (10.34%) Banking

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 12 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.75%) WebSphere
7 4 (4.60%) Tomcat
8 3 (3.45%) Apache
8 3 (3.45%) IBM Notes
9 2 (2.30%) IIS
9 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (11.49%) Office 365
2 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Skype
2 3 (3.45%) Firewall
2 3 (3.45%) FTP
2 3 (3.45%) LAN
3 2 (2.30%) Intranet
3 2 (2.30%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (2.30%) WAN
3 2 (2.30%) Wireless
4 1 (1.15%) DHCP
4 1 (1.15%) DNS
4 1 (1.15%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.15%) Extranet
4 1 (1.15%) OSPF
4 1 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.15%) RIP
4 1 (1.15%) SAN
4 1 (1.15%) SMTP
4 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.15%) Ingres
4 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.30%) JIRA
2 1 (1.15%) CA Release Automation
2 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.15%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.15%) JMeter
2 1 (1.15%) Selenium
2 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (12.64%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Banking
2 9 (10.34%) Billing
3 6 (6.90%) Investment Banking
3 6 (6.90%) Law
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Service Manager
2 12 (13.79%) Analyst
2 12 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Applications Support
4 9 (10.34%) Applications Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Applications Support Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Service Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Transition Manager
5 8 (9.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (9.20%) Service Transition Manager
6 6 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Architect
7 5 (5.75%) Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) ICT Manager
7 5 (5.75%) ICT Project Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Service Architect
7 5 (5.75%) Service Design Manager
8 4 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.60%) Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) Middleware
1 4 (4.60%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (4.60%) XML
2 3 (3.45%) EDI
3 2 (2.30%) Ajax
3 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.30%) HTML
3 2 (2.30%) REST
3 2 (2.30%) SOAP
3 2 (2.30%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) .NET
4 1 (1.15%) CSS
4 1 (1.15%) DHTML
4 1 (1.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.30%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.15%) Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) CMDB
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) PKI
4 1 (1.15%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.99%) Windows
2 10 (11.49%) Linux
3 9 (10.34%) Unix
4 6 (6.90%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.60%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.60%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.18%) Service Management
2 17 (19.54%) Problem Management
2 17 (19.54%) Service Delivery
3 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (18.39%) ITSM
4 14 (16.09%) Change Management
5 12 (13.79%) Risk Management
6 11 (12.64%) Incident Management
6 11 (12.64%) Service Design
7 10 (11.49%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.34%) Decision-Making
8 9 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (8.05%) Migration
10 6 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.90%) Wealth Management
11 5 (5.75%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (5.75%) DevOps
11 5 (5.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.79%) SQL
2 7 (8.05%) Java
2 7 (8.05%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.30%) C#
3 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.30%) PHP
3 2 (2.30%) Python
3 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.30%) VBScript
4 1 (1.15%) Perl
4 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.15%) VB
4 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
3 13 (14.94%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (4.60%) MCP
7 2 (2.30%) MCSA
7 2 (2.30%) MCSE
7 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.15%) CCIE
8 1 (1.15%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.15%) CCNP
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.15%) Degree
8 1 (1.15%) GNVQ
8 1 (1.15%) ISEB
8 1 (1.15%) MCITP
8 1 (1.15%) MCTS
8 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.24%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.30%) vCloud
3 2 (2.30%) XenApp
4 1 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.15%) vSphere
4 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (4.60%) SCCM
1 4 (4.60%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.15%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.15%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.15%) SCOM
4 1 (1.15%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.15%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.09%) Oracle
3 9 (10.34%) HP
4 4 (4.60%) McAfee
4 4 (4.60%) VMware
5 3 (3.45%) Lotus
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco
6 2 (2.30%) Citrix
6 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.30%) Symantec
7 1 (1.15%) Altiris
7 1 (1.15%) Avaya
7 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.15%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.15%) IBM
7 1 (1.15%) IronPort
7 1 (1.15%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.15%) Sybase
7 1 (1.15%) Trustwave