The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 25 June 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.

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 32 23
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9  
Contract jobs citing ITIL 8 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.76% 4.57% 5.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 5.85% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Median daily rate £298 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £400 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.67 £15.00
% change year-on-year -22.57% +37.76%  

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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 119 171 193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 85.61% 78.08% 88.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 156 112
Median daily rate £388 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 9
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% -39.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £20.78 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

ITIL
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL in Chester

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in Chester over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL in Chester

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Chester region with a requirement for ITIL.

1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) LAN
2 8 (57.14%) WAN
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) Local Government
4 5 (35.71%) Juniper
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (28.57%) SAN
5 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
6 3 (21.43%) PKI
6 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
6 3 (21.43%) SCOM
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (21.43%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (21.43%) SmoothWall
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) ISEB
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) OSPF
6 3 (21.43%) McAfee
6 3 (21.43%) BGP

ITIL
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) LAN
2 8 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) SAN
4 3 (21.43%) BGP
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (21.43%) DNS
4 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
4 3 (21.43%) LDAP
4 3 (21.43%) OSPF
4 3 (21.43%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Local Government
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Support
2 3 (21.43%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Officer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) ICT Manager
3 2 (14.29%) ICT Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) CESG
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) EMC VNX
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) AIX
3 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security Management
2 3 (21.43%) Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Demand Management
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
1 3 (21.43%) SmoothWall
2 1 (7.14%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Juniper
4 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
4 3 (21.43%) McAfee
5 2 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.14%) BMC
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (7.14%) VMware