The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for ITIL Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered 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
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 18 27 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.91% 2.65% -
As % of the Qualifications category 18.75% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £300 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +15.94% -8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.92 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.46 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +8.08% +20.00%  

ITIL Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Chester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16 28 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.53% 18.54% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 17
Median daily rate £275 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £443 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £18.68 £35.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.62% +93.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

ITIL Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing ITIL Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL Certification in Chester

ITIL Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITIL Certification in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL Certification in Chester

ITIL Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL Certification in Chester

ITIL Certification
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification 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 Chester region with a requirement for ITIL Certification.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS

ITIL Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft