Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ITIL Foundation Certificate qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 June 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.

ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 717 701 716
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 -44
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 123 102 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.60% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 51 102
England median daily rate £393 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.66% -1.54% -
10th Percentile £236 £163 £151
90th Percentile £538 £590 £438
UK median daily rate £390 £250 £315
% change year-on-year +56.00% -20.63% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 13
England median hourly rate £14.75 £18.50 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.30% +31.81% -24.14%
10th Percentile £9.87 £13.09 £11.40
90th Percentile £24.21 £24.50 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £18.50 £14.47
% change year-on-year -20.30% +27.87% -21.80%

ITIL Foundation Certificate is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,344 17,017 20,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.91% 20.16% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,349 10,470 13,224
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 860 739
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.66 £12.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £30.00 £30.21
% change year-on-year -16.98% -0.68% +34.24%

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ITIL Foundation Certificate as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL Foundation Certificate in England

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL Foundation Certificate in England

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL Foundation Certificate in England

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL Foundation Certificate in England

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL Foundation Certificate in England

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate within the England region over the 6 months to 25 June 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
London -40 38 £430 +72.00% 4
Midlands +9 28 £400 - 6
South East -30 24 £300 - 3
North of England -25 22 £494 +49.73% 12
West Midlands -5 18 £395 - 4
North West -10 15 £458 +47.82% 3
East Midlands +8 10 £407 - 2
East of England +6 6 £320 +6.67% 1
South West +3 5 - -
North East -2 4 £550 +12.82% 1
Yorkshire -23 3 £394 +72.70% 8
ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 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 England region with a requirement for ITIL Foundation Certificate.

1 123 (100.00%) ITIL
2 37 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 37 (30.08%) Finance
3 34 (27.64%) Active Directory
4 32 (26.02%) Windows
4 32 (26.02%) Service Management
5 29 (23.58%) Windows 7
6 28 (22.76%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (20.33%) Microsoft Office
8 22 (17.89%) SCCM
9 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
9 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (15.45%) ServiceNow
10 19 (15.45%) Degree
11 17 (13.82%) Service Delivery
11 17 (13.82%) Configuration Management
12 16 (13.01%) SLA
12 16 (13.01%) Microsoft Excel
12 16 (13.01%) Windows 10
13 15 (12.20%) Office 365
13 15 (12.20%) MCSE
13 15 (12.20%) HP
13 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
14 14 (11.38%) Incident Management
14 14 (11.38%) WAN
14 14 (11.38%) LAN
14 14 (11.38%) TCP/IP
15 13 (10.57%) Cisco
15 13 (10.57%) DHCP

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (5.69%) Apache
2 5 (4.07%) IIS
2 5 (4.07%) Skype for Business
2 5 (4.07%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.63%) CMS
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (20.33%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (13.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.20%) Office 365
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.63%) G Suite
2 2 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.38%) LAN
1 14 (11.38%) TCP/IP
1 14 (11.38%) WAN
2 13 (10.57%) DHCP
3 9 (7.32%) Internet
4 8 (6.50%) Firewall
4 8 (6.50%) Network Security
4 8 (6.50%) SAN
5 7 (5.69%) DNS
5 7 (5.69%) VPN
5 7 (5.69%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (4.07%) 802.11
6 5 (4.07%) BGP
6 5 (4.07%) Intranet
6 5 (4.07%) NGN
6 5 (4.07%) OSPF
6 5 (4.07%) Skype
7 4 (3.25%) IP Telephony
7 4 (3.25%) SMS
7 4 (3.25%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.13%) BusinessObjects
1 10 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.07%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (0.81%) GIS
3 1 (0.81%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) MSI
General
1 37 (30.08%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Banking
3 8 (6.50%) Retail
4 6 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.88%) Marketing
5 3 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.63%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.63%) Legal
6 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Billing
7 1 (0.81%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (28.46%) Analyst
2 13 (10.57%) Service Analyst
3 11 (8.94%) Service Manager
4 10 (8.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) Designer
5 9 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) IT Support
7 7 (5.69%) IT Manager
7 7 (5.69%) Network Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Configuration Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.88%) Network Security Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.07%) Developer
9 5 (4.07%) IT Services Manager
9 5 (4.07%) ITIL Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Service Desk Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) Middleware
2 5 (4.07%) .NET
2 5 (4.07%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.07%) J2EE
3 3 (2.44%) HTML
4 2 (1.63%) LAMP
4 2 (1.63%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.81%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.26%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.32%) CMDB
3 9 (7.32%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (6.50%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.07%) Clustering
6 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.44%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.44%) Replication
8 2 (1.63%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.63%) NHS
8 2 (1.63%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.63%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.81%) BYOD
9 1 (0.81%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.02%) Windows
2 29 (23.58%) Windows 7
3 16 (13.01%) Windows 10
4 8 (6.50%) Linux
4 8 (6.50%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.69%) Unix
6 6 (4.88%) Solaris
7 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.25%) Mac OS X
8 4 (3.25%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.25%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.44%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.81%) AIX
11 1 (0.81%) CentOS
11 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (100.00%) ITIL
2 32 (26.02%) Service Management
3 28 (22.76%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (13.82%) Configuration Management
4 17 (13.82%) Service Delivery
5 14 (11.38%) Incident Management
6 13 (10.57%) Asset Management
6 13 (10.57%) Change Management
6 13 (10.57%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (10.57%) Risk Management
7 10 (8.13%) Analytics
7 10 (8.13%) Coaching
7 10 (8.13%) Service Design
8 9 (7.32%) PRINCE2
9 8 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (6.50%) ITSM
9 8 (6.50%) Problem Management
9 8 (6.50%) Software Deployment
10 7 (5.69%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.44%) VB
3 2 (1.63%) SQL
4 1 (0.81%) C
4 1 (0.81%) Java
4 1 (0.81%) Python
4 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (16.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.45%) Degree
3 15 (12.20%) MCSE
3 15 (12.20%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.76%) MCSA
5 11 (8.94%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (8.13%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.50%) CCNA
8 6 (4.88%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (4.88%) CISSP
9 5 (4.07%) MOS
10 3 (2.44%) CCENT
10 3 (2.44%) MCP
10 3 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.63%) CCNP
12 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.81%) CCIE
12 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.01%) SLA
2 5 (4.07%) GDPR
2 5 (4.07%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (27.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (4.88%) XenApp
4 6 (4.88%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (4.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.63%) Docker
6 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.81%) iptables
7 1 (0.81%) Squid
7 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (17.89%) SCCM
2 2 (1.63%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.63%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.63%) OVSD
2 2 (1.63%) WSUS
3 1 (0.81%) Nagios
3 1 (0.81%) Nessus
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.81%) SafeCom
3 1 (0.81%) SELinux
3 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.81%) vRealize
3 1 (0.81%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 37 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.45%) ServiceNow
3 15 (12.20%) HP
4 13 (10.57%) Cisco
4 13 (10.57%) VMware
5 12 (9.76%) Citrix
6 10 (8.13%) SAP
7 8 (6.50%) Palo Alto
7 8 (6.50%) Polycom
7 8 (6.50%) Wyse
8 7 (5.69%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.88%) Apple
9 6 (4.88%) Dell
9 6 (4.88%) Oracle
9 6 (4.88%) Remedy
10 5 (4.07%) McAfee
11 4 (3.25%) Avaya
11 4 (3.25%) FireEye
11 4 (3.25%) Google
11 4 (3.25%) Ivanti