Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 15 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 -4
Contract jobs citing ITIL 100 99 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.78% 8.06% 7.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.89% 9.76% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 76 99
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.87% -21.21% -2.94%
10th Percentile £225 £172 £212
90th Percentile £538 £500 £700
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year - -3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +135.53% -9.31%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.38 £14.43
90th Percentile £61.25 £55.00 £15.29
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year +26.92% -12.93% -13.85%

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 1,125 1,014 1,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.55% 82.51% 87.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 706 1,073
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £540 £534 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -1.90%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -26.67% +39.53% -27.63%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 0 21 £425 +36.00% 1
Warrington -6 16 £225 -45.45% 4
Crewe - 16 £475 - 3
Knutsford -4 15 £360 -18.87% 4
Runcorn +6 4 - - 4
Wilmslow -10 2 £325 +42.86%
Macclesfield - 1 £475 - 1
ITIL
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 33 (33.00%) Service Management
2 29 (29.00%) Windows
3 28 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 22 (22.00%) Change Management
5 18 (18.00%) Linux
5 18 (18.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 17 (17.00%) Unix
6 17 (17.00%) Finance
6 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (15.00%) Service Delivery
8 15 (15.00%) Oracle
8 15 (15.00%) LAN
9 14 (14.00%) WAN
9 14 (14.00%) Cisco
9 14 (14.00%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (13.00%) SQL
10 13 (13.00%) ITSM
10 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (10.00%) SDLC
12 10 (10.00%) Office 365
12 10 (10.00%) Firewall
12 10 (10.00%) VMware
12 10 (10.00%) Project Management
12 10 (10.00%) Juniper
12 10 (10.00%) Active Directory
12 10 (10.00%) HP

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 10 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.00%) Apache
6 3 (3.00%) IIS
7 2 (2.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.00%) Site Server
8 1 (1.00%) nginx
8 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.00%) Office 365
3 5 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.00%) LAN
2 14 (14.00%) WAN
3 10 (10.00%) Firewall
4 8 (8.00%) VPN
5 7 (7.00%) Network Security
6 5 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (5.00%) SAN
6 5 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (4.00%) DMZ
8 3 (3.00%) BGP
8 3 (3.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (3.00%) FTP
8 3 (3.00%) OSPF
8 3 (3.00%) Skype
8 3 (3.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.00%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.00%) MySQL
4 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.00%) Ingres
5 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.00%) CA Release Automation
2 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.00%) JMeter
2 1 (1.00%) MSI
2 1 (1.00%) Selenium
2 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.00%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (17.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Banking
3 7 (7.00%) Billing
4 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.00%) Local Government
6 1 (1.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (12.00%) Security Engineer
2 11 (11.00%) Service Manager
2 11 (11.00%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Architect
6 6 (6.00%) Applications Support
6 6 (6.00%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (6.00%) Transition Manager
7 5 (5.00%) Administrator
7 5 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Service Architect
7 5 (5.00%) Service Transition Manager
7 5 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) Middleware
1 4 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (4.00%) XML
2 3 (3.00%) EDI
3 2 (2.00%) Ajax
3 2 (2.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.00%) HTML
3 2 (2.00%) REST
3 2 (2.00%) SOAP
3 2 (2.00%) Web Services
4 1 (1.00%) .NET
4 1 (1.00%) CSS
4 1 (1.00%) DHTML
4 1 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.00%) J2EE
4 1 (1.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.00%) PMI
4 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.00%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.00%) PKI
5 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.00%) Windows
2 18 (18.00%) Linux
3 17 (17.00%) Unix
4 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (3.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.00%) Service Management
2 22 (22.00%) Change Management
3 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 15 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (13.00%) ITSM
6 11 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (10.00%) Project Management
7 10 (10.00%) SDLC
8 9 (9.00%) ITIL V3
8 9 (9.00%) Migration
8 9 (9.00%) Service Design
9 8 (8.00%) Problem Management
10 7 (7.00%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (7.00%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.00%) Risk Management
11 6 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.00%) DevOps
11 6 (6.00%) Incident Management
11 6 (6.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.00%) SQL
2 9 (9.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.00%) Java
4 3 (3.00%) C
4 3 (3.00%) VBScript
5 2 (2.00%) C#
5 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.00%) PHP
5 2 (2.00%) Python
5 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.00%) VB
6 1 (1.00%) Perl
6 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (18.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 14 (14.00%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (6.00%) CCNA
6 6 (6.00%) CCNP
6 6 (6.00%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.00%) MCSE
7 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.00%) CISSP
8 1 (1.00%) GNVQ
8 1 (1.00%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.00%) ISEB
8 1 (1.00%) MCITP
8 1 (1.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) COBIT
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.00%) ProxySG
2 5 (5.00%) XenApp
3 2 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.00%) vCloud
3 2 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.00%) vSphere
3 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.00%) Docker
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (8.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.00%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.00%) Puppet
4 2 (2.00%) SCOM
4 2 (2.00%) SmoothWall
4 2 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.00%) WSUS
5 1 (1.00%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.00%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.00%) Terraform
5 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.00%) Oracle
3 14 (14.00%) Cisco
4 10 (10.00%) HP
4 10 (10.00%) Juniper
4 10 (10.00%) VMware
5 6 (6.00%) Citrix
5 6 (6.00%) Fortinet
6 5 (5.00%) Blue Coat
6 5 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.00%) F5
7 4 (4.00%) McAfee
8 3 (3.00%) Symantec
9 2 (2.00%) Avaya
9 2 (2.00%) EMC
9 2 (2.00%) IBM
9 2 (2.00%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.00%) Splunk
10 1 (1.00%) Sybase
10 1 (1.00%) Trustwave