The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 31 32
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1  
Contract jobs citing ITIL 141 212 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.32% 6.27% 4.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.90% 7.29% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 162 212
Median daily rate £425 £450 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +19.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.22 £25.21 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -21.95% +36.66%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2879 2907 4718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.15% 85.93% 81.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2210 2380 3714
Median daily rate £500 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 55
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £31.50 £56.20
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL in the City of London

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL in the City of London

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL in the City of London

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for ITIL.

1 89 (35.04%) Finance
2 70 (27.56%) Service Management
3 69 (27.17%) Windows
4 55 (21.65%) Change Management
5 54 (21.26%) Microsoft
6 50 (19.69%) Active Directory
7 47 (18.50%) Project Management
8 46 (18.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (17.72%) Service Delivery
10 41 (16.14%) PRINCE2
11 39 (15.35%) Security Cleared
12 35 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (12.60%) Banking
13 32 (12.60%) ITIL V3
14 30 (11.81%) Windows Server
15 29 (11.42%) SLA
15 29 (11.42%) ITSM
16 27 (10.63%) Microsoft Office
17 26 (10.24%) ITIL Certification
17 26 (10.24%) ServiceNow
18 24 (9.45%) LAN
18 24 (9.45%) PowerShell
19 23 (9.06%) WAN
19 23 (9.06%) SQL
19 23 (9.06%) Cisco
20 22 (8.66%) Windows 7
21 21 (8.27%) Office 365
21 21 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
22 20 (7.87%) Data Centre
22 20 (7.87%) VMware

ITIL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 20 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.54%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.36%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.57%) IIS
6 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.18%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.39%) Apache
7 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.39%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (10.63%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Relativity
1 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.79%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.39%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.27%) Office 365
2 15 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.15%) SaaS
4 5 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.97%) IaaS
5 2 (0.79%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.45%) LAN
2 23 (9.06%) WAN
3 19 (7.48%) Firewall
4 14 (5.51%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.72%) DNS
5 12 (4.72%) VPN
6 10 (3.94%) DHCP
6 10 (3.94%) Network Security
7 9 (3.54%) Wireless
8 6 (2.36%) Internet
9 5 (1.97%) SAN
9 5 (1.97%) Skype
10 4 (1.57%) BGP
10 4 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.57%) LDAP
10 4 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.57%) VLAN
10 4 (1.57%) VoIP
11 3 (1.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.79%) Big Data
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.39%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.39%) Power BI
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.39%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 13 (5.12%) JIRA
2 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.18%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.79%) MSI
4 1 (0.39%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.39%) Maven
4 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 89 (35.04%) Finance
2 32 (12.60%) Banking
3 13 (5.12%) Financial Institution
4 12 (4.72%) Law
4 12 (4.72%) Legal
5 11 (4.33%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.15%) Retail
7 7 (2.76%) Front Office
8 5 (1.97%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.18%) Advertising
9 3 (1.18%) Back Office
9 3 (1.18%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.79%) German Language
10 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.79%) Publishing
11 1 (0.39%) Billing
11 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
11 1 (0.39%) Games
11 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (25.98%) Analyst
2 23 (9.06%) Service Manager
3 22 (8.66%) Service Analyst
4 21 (8.27%) Architect
5 19 (7.48%) Project Manager
6 17 (6.69%) Business Analyst
7 15 (5.91%) Administrator
8 14 (5.51%) Release Manager
8 14 (5.51%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (4.72%) Developer
10 11 (4.33%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.54%) Network Analyst
12 8 (3.15%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (3.15%) Junior
12 8 (3.15%) Services Delivery Manager
13 7 (2.76%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
13 7 (2.76%) Network Engineer
14 6 (2.36%) Infrastructure Manager
14 6 (2.36%) IT Engineer
14 6 (2.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.36%) .NET
1 6 (2.36%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (1.57%) HTML
2 4 (1.57%) Web Services
3 3 (1.18%) CSS
3 3 (1.18%) SOAP
3 3 (1.18%) XML
4 2 (0.79%) Flask
4 2 (0.79%) jQuery
4 2 (0.79%) Middleware
4 2 (0.79%) XSLT
5 1 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.39%) JSON
5 1 (0.39%) Node.js
5 1 (0.39%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.39%) REST
5 1 (0.39%) RSS
5 1 (0.39%) SAX
5 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.87%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.15%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.15%) User Experience
4 7 (2.76%) Hedge funds
4 7 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.76%) NHS
5 5 (1.97%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.97%) Replication
6 4 (1.57%) CMDB
6 4 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.57%) iPad
6 4 (1.57%) PMI
7 3 (1.18%) CESG
7 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.18%) iPhone
8 2 (0.79%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.79%) Handset
8 2 (0.79%) PKI
8 2 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 69 (27.17%) Windows
2 30 (11.81%) Windows Server
3 22 (8.66%) Windows 7
4 18 (7.09%) Linux
5 11 (4.33%) Unix
5 11 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.76%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.76%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.57%) Android
8 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.57%) Solaris
9 3 (1.18%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.79%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.39%) CentOS
11 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (27.56%) Service Management
2 55 (21.65%) Change Management
3 47 (18.50%) Project Management
4 46 (18.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (17.72%) Service Delivery
6 41 (16.14%) PRINCE2
7 35 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (12.60%) ITIL V3
9 29 (11.42%) ITSM
10 20 (7.87%) Problem Management
11 17 (6.69%) Incident Management
11 17 (6.69%) Release Management
12 16 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (6.30%) TOGAF
13 13 (5.12%) Business Analysis
13 13 (5.12%) Time Management
14 12 (4.72%) Configuration Management
15 11 (4.33%) Asset Management
15 11 (4.33%) Information Security
15 11 (4.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.45%) PowerShell
2 23 (9.06%) SQL
3 13 (5.12%) Python
4 8 (3.15%) C
4 8 (3.15%) Perl
5 7 (2.76%) Java
6 6 (2.36%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.57%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.57%) VBScript
8 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.18%) VB
9 2 (0.79%) C#
9 2 (0.79%) C++
9 2 (0.79%) PHP
9 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.39%) Korn
10 1 (0.39%) Ruby
10 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (15.35%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.24%) ITIL Certification
3 19 (7.48%) Degree
3 19 (7.48%) DV Cleared
3 19 (7.48%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.94%) ISEB
6 7 (2.76%) CBAP
6 7 (2.76%) Chartered Engineer
6 7 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.76%) CITP
6 7 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (2.36%) CCNP
7 6 (2.36%) MCSE
7 6 (2.36%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.97%) MCITP
8 5 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.57%) CISSP
9 4 (1.57%) MCP
9 4 (1.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.42%) SLA
2 7 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.36%) COBIT
4 5 (1.97%) QA
4 5 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.18%) GDPR
7 2 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.79%) PMO
8 1 (0.39%) COSO
8 1 (0.39%) EFQM
8 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 50 (19.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (1.97%) vSphere
4 4 (1.57%) XenApp
5 3 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.18%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.79%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) Docker
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (7.09%) SCCM
2 8 (3.15%) SCOM
3 6 (2.36%) vCenter Server
4 5 (1.97%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.57%) Ansible
6 3 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.18%) Puppet
7 2 (0.79%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.79%) Nagios
7 2 (0.79%) WSUS
8 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.39%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.39%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.39%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.39%) Opsview
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 54 (21.26%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.24%) ServiceNow
3 23 (9.06%) Cisco
4 20 (7.87%) VMware
5 16 (6.30%) Citrix
5 16 (6.30%) HP
6 15 (5.91%) Oracle
7 11 (4.33%) Splunk
8 9 (3.54%) IBM
9 8 (3.15%) Remedy
10 7 (2.76%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.36%) AppDynamics
11 6 (2.36%) Avaya
11 6 (2.36%) F5
11 6 (2.36%) MobileIron
12 5 (1.97%) Palo Alto
12 5 (1.97%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.57%) Altiris
13 4 (1.57%) Dell
13 4 (1.57%) SAP
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