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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 19 May 2022 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
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 634 595 561
Rank change year-on-year -39 -34 +67
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 126 36 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.079% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 22 28
10th Percentile £245 £155 £156
25th Percentile £293 £203 £202
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £318 £239
Median % change year-on-year +49.61% +32.60% -42.96%
75th Percentile £538 £414 £376
90th Percentile £600 £495 £436
UK median daily rate £513 £318 £275
% change year-on-year +61.42% +15.45% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
10th Percentile £9.75 £14.95 £10.25
25th Percentile £10.13 £16.00 £11.89
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £16.82
Median % change year-on-year -25.71% +4.04% -26.07%
75th Percentile £20.51 £19.42 £21.95
90th Percentile £20.61 £24.57 £25.61
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year -25.71% -3.63% -20.18%

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 14,044 9,643 10,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.92% 21.06% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,328 6,229 6,572
10th Percentile £331 £300 £268
25th Percentile £425 £400 £377
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £634 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £670 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 461 365
10th Percentile £13.73 £14.58 £14.43
25th Percentile £19.06 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.80 £27.99
Median % change year-on-year +9.79% +35.05% -3.48%
75th Percentile £56.00 £51.25 £47.97
90th Percentile £68.27 £60.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +18.67% +20.97% +3.33%

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ITIL Foundation Certificate as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate in England.

Daily rate trend for ITIL Foundation Certificate in England

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate in England over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for ITIL Foundation Certificate in England

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -70 61 £525 +65.35% 2
East of England -14 18 £450 +38.46% 1
North of England -39 14 £300 -31.97% 7
South East -34 12 £250 +56.25% 4
North West -32 11 £481 +9.13% 3
Midlands -32 10 £585 +192.50% 8
East Midlands - 7 - - 5
South West -33 4 £355 -
West Midlands -49 3 £585 +192.50% 3
Yorkshire - 3 £248 - 4
ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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.

1 126 (100.00%) ITIL
2 71 (56.35%) Microsoft
3 53 (42.06%) Windows
3 53 (42.06%) Microsoft 365
4 49 (38.89%) Active Directory
5 48 (38.10%) Social Skills
6 42 (33.33%) Azure
7 36 (28.57%) SLA
8 33 (26.19%) Service Management
9 31 (24.60%) SCCM
10 30 (23.81%) PowerShell
10 30 (23.81%) Degree
10 30 (23.81%) PRINCE2
11 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (21.43%) ITSM
11 27 (21.43%) Security Cleared
12 26 (20.63%) Service Delivery
12 26 (20.63%) Change Management
13 25 (19.84%) SC Cleared
13 25 (19.84%) Azure Active Directory
14 24 (19.05%) Windows 10
14 24 (19.05%) Skype for Business
14 24 (19.05%) Incident Management
14 24 (19.05%) Agile
15 23 (18.25%) ServiceNow
15 23 (18.25%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (16.67%) Windows Server
16 21 (16.67%) Skype
16 21 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 20 (15.87%) Project Management

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 24 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 16 (12.70%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.97%) Confluence
4 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.17%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.59%) nginx
6 2 (1.59%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.79%) Apache
7 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.79%) IIS
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.79%) SAS
7 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 53 (42.06%) Microsoft 365
2 42 (33.33%) Azure
3 25 (19.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (14.29%) AWS
5 8 (6.35%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (6.35%) Amazon S3
5 8 (6.35%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (6.35%) Route 53
5 8 (6.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (5.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 7 (5.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 7 (5.56%) OneDrive
7 4 (3.17%) IaaS
7 4 (3.17%) PaaS
8 3 (2.38%) Power Platform
8 3 (2.38%) SaaS
9 2 (1.59%) GCP
9 2 (1.59%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.67%) Skype
2 18 (14.29%) DNS
3 15 (11.90%) DHCP
4 8 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (6.35%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.35%) Telepresence
5 7 (5.56%) SSL
6 6 (4.76%) Internet
6 6 (4.76%) Intranet
7 5 (3.97%) Firewall
7 5 (3.97%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.38%) LAN
8 3 (2.38%) VPN
8 3 (2.38%) WAN
9 2 (1.59%) VSAN
9 2 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.79%) SAN
10 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.59%) MySQL
2 2 (1.59%) Power BI
2 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) DTS
3 1 (0.79%) Redis
3 1 (0.79%) Squirro
Development Applications
1 6 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.79%) Gradle
3 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (38.10%) Social Skills
2 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.32%) Finance
4 8 (6.35%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.38%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.38%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (1.59%) Banking
6 2 (1.59%) Japanese Language
6 2 (1.59%) Law
6 2 (1.59%) Legal
6 2 (1.59%) Local Government
6 2 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.79%) Aviation
7 1 (0.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.79%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (19.84%) Architect
2 23 (18.25%) Analyst
3 19 (15.08%) Support Engineer
4 18 (14.29%) Azure Architect
5 14 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (10.32%) IT Support
7 11 (8.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (8.73%) Desktop Support
8 10 (7.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) Service Analyst
9 9 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (6.35%) IT Engineer
10 8 (6.35%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Project Manager
12 6 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) CSS
1 9 (7.14%) HTML
2 7 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 7 (5.56%) XML
3 5 (3.97%) LDAP
3 5 (3.97%) Web Services
4 3 (2.38%) Ajax
4 3 (2.38%) REST
4 3 (2.38%) SOAP
5 2 (1.59%) XHTML
6 1 (0.79%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.79%) DHTML
6 1 (0.79%) JAX-WS
6 1 (0.79%) JDBC
6 1 (0.79%) JSON
6 1 (0.79%) ODBC
6 1 (0.79%) SAML
6 1 (0.79%) WSDL
6 1 (0.79%) XMPP
6 1 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (7.94%) Replication
3 8 (6.35%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.97%) iPhone
5 5 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.17%) CMDB
6 4 (3.17%) PMI
7 3 (2.38%) BYOD
7 3 (2.38%) iPad
7 3 (2.38%) PKI
8 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.59%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.59%) NHS
8 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.59%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.79%) Clustering
9 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (42.06%) Windows
2 24 (19.05%) Windows 10
3 21 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (8.73%) Windows 7
6 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.38%) Android
8 3 (2.38%) Linux
9 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.59%) Unix
10 1 (0.79%) CentOS
10 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (100.00%) ITIL
2 33 (26.19%) Service Management
3 30 (23.81%) PRINCE2
4 27 (21.43%) ITSM
5 26 (20.63%) Change Management
5 26 (20.63%) Service Delivery
6 24 (19.05%) Agile
6 24 (19.05%) Incident Management
7 23 (18.25%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (15.87%) Project Management
9 19 (15.08%) Migration
10 13 (10.32%) Release Management
11 11 (8.73%) Identity Management
11 11 (8.73%) Scrum
11 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (7.94%) Configuration Management
12 10 (7.94%) Mentoring
13 9 (7.14%) Test Automation
14 7 (5.56%) Problem Management
14 7 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.52%) SQL
3 10 (7.94%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.56%) Python
5 3 (2.38%) Groovy
5 3 (2.38%) Perl
6 2 (1.59%) Bash
7 1 (0.79%) Java
7 1 (0.79%) Ruby
7 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (23.81%) Degree
2 27 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 25 (19.84%) SC Cleared
4 21 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 20 (15.87%) CCNA
5 20 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (15.87%) MCSA
5 20 (15.87%) MCSE
6 18 (14.29%) MCP
7 8 (6.35%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.97%) PMI Certification
9 4 (3.17%) IIBA
9 4 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (2.38%) MOS
11 2 (1.59%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.59%) PMP
11 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (28.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.59%) PMO
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.79%) GDPR
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (6.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.76%) XenApp
6 5 (3.97%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.97%) vSphere
7 3 (2.38%) Docker
8 2 (1.59%) vCloud
8 2 (1.59%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (24.60%) SCCM
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (7.94%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (5.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (3.97%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.38%) Ansible
6 3 (2.38%) Puppet
6 3 (2.38%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.59%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.59%) vRealize
8 1 (0.79%) Grafana
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 71 (56.35%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.25%) ServiceNow
3 19 (15.08%) Citrix
4 16 (12.70%) VMware
5 14 (11.11%) Cisco
6 13 (10.32%) Apple
7 9 (7.14%) Ivanti
7 9 (7.14%) Polycom
8 8 (6.35%) Wyse
9 7 (5.56%) CloudEndure
9 7 (5.56%) Remedy
10 4 (3.17%) Snow
11 3 (2.38%) Altiris
11 3 (2.38%) HP
12 2 (1.59%) Oracle
12 2 (1.59%) SAP
13 1 (0.79%) Avaya
13 1 (0.79%) Dell
13 1 (0.79%) McAfee
13 1 (0.79%) Red Hat