Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 632 734 705
Rank change year-on-year +102 -29 +5
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 217 122 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 0.69% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 75 54
England median daily rate £388 £414 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.40% +14.21% +12.40%
10th Percentile £151 £248 £160
90th Percentile £750 £539 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £405 £305
% change year-on-year -7.41% +32.90% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 7
England median hourly rate £26.50 £13.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.30% -27.03% +40.47%
10th Percentile £15.50 £9.62 £13.14
90th Percentile £33.40 £32.10 £24.60
UK median hourly rate £24.36 £13.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +80.43% -27.03% +40.47%

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 17,047 17,710 17,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.55% 19.12% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,314 10,621 10,957
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £260
90th Percentile £647 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 794 862
England median hourly rate £32.75 £23.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.89% -20.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.42 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £24.00 £29.92
% change year-on-year +39.17% -19.79% +3.17%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 +111 109 £543 +46.62% 2
South East +25 59 £275 -34.05% 3
North of England +16 34 £321 -40.65%
North West +10 23 £400 -25.93%
Yorkshire +15 10 £230 -29.23%
Midlands -10 10 £375 -3.85%
West Midlands -28 6 £375 -3.85%
East Midlands +20 4 £145 -60.08%
East of England +16 4 £375 +17.19%
North East 0 1 £513 -6.82%
ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 217 (100.00%) ITIL
2 82 (37.79%) Cisco
3 67 (30.88%) Security Cleared
3 67 (30.88%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (29.95%) Linux
5 63 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (29.03%) SC Cleared
6 60 (27.65%) Microsoft
7 58 (26.73%) Windows
8 56 (25.81%) Splunk
9 55 (25.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 55 (25.35%) Red Hat
10 54 (24.88%) Qualys
10 54 (24.88%) Datadog
11 53 (24.42%) Jenkins
11 53 (24.42%) Git (software)
11 53 (24.42%) Sonatype Nexus
11 53 (24.42%) Finance
12 52 (23.96%) RHCE
12 52 (23.96%) Service Management
12 52 (23.96%) Puppet
12 52 (23.96%) Ansible
13 51 (23.50%) Opscode Chef
13 51 (23.50%) DevOps
14 47 (21.66%) Incident Management
15 45 (20.74%) CCNP
16 43 (19.82%) VPN
17 42 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 38 (17.51%) Cisco Nexus
19 37 (17.05%) Service Delivery

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 13 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2003
1 13 (5.99%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.69%) Confluence
3 7 (3.23%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.92%) CMS
5 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (16.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 67 (30.88%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (24.88%) Datadog
3 36 (16.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 28 (12.90%) Office 365
5 22 (10.14%) Amazon ELB
6 19 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (7.37%) IaaS
8 15 (6.91%) PaaS
9 2 (0.92%) G Suite
9 2 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (19.82%) VPN
2 38 (17.51%) Cisco Nexus
3 26 (11.98%) Network Security
4 25 (11.52%) LAN
4 25 (11.52%) WAN
5 24 (11.06%) Internet
6 22 (10.14%) Intranet
7 20 (9.22%) TCP/IP
8 16 (7.37%) DNS
9 15 (6.91%) Firewall
10 13 (5.99%) DHCP
11 12 (5.53%) Wireless
12 9 (4.15%) IP Telephony
13 6 (2.76%) Skype
14 4 (1.84%) SAN
15 3 (1.38%) VoIP
16 2 (0.92%) 802.11
16 2 (0.92%) IPX
16 2 (0.92%) IPX/SPX
16 2 (0.92%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.83%) Amazon Aurora
1 17 (7.83%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (4.15%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.84%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.38%) GIS
4 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.46%) Power BI
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 53 (24.42%) Git (software)
1 53 (24.42%) Jenkins
1 53 (24.42%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (4.61%) JIRA
3 6 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Code
4 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (24.42%) Finance
2 14 (6.45%) Law
3 9 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.69%) Retail
5 7 (3.23%) Banking
6 6 (2.76%) Legal
7 5 (2.30%) Billing
8 4 (1.84%) Electronics
8 4 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.84%) Marketing
9 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.92%) Games
11 1 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 58 (26.73%) Analyst
2 35 (16.13%) Service Analyst
3 28 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (10.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (10.14%) Network Engineer
6 21 (9.68%) Senior DevOps
6 21 (9.68%) Service Manager
7 19 (8.76%) Support Engineer
8 17 (7.83%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (6.45%) Desktop Support
10 13 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (5.53%) Delivery Manager
11 12 (5.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 12 (5.53%) Services Delivery Manager
12 11 (5.07%) Desktop Engineer
12 11 (5.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (5.07%) IT Manager
12 11 (5.07%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.61%) IT Services Manager
14 9 (4.15%) IT Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.76%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.30%) Web Services
3 4 (1.84%) Ajax
3 4 (1.84%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.84%) REST
3 4 (1.84%) SOAP
4 3 (1.38%) CSS
4 3 (1.38%) HTML
5 2 (0.92%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.92%) XML
6 1 (0.46%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (5.53%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (4.61%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (4.15%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.69%) iPad
4 8 (3.69%) NHS
5 7 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.76%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.30%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.84%) Replication
9 2 (0.92%) CMDB
9 2 (0.92%) Contactless
9 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.92%) iPhone
9 2 (0.92%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.92%) User Experience
10 1 (0.46%) FMCG
10 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (29.95%) Linux
2 58 (26.73%) Windows
3 55 (25.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (11.98%) Windows 10
5 20 (9.22%) Windows 7
6 12 (5.53%) Windows Server
7 9 (4.15%) Mac OS X
7 9 (4.15%) Unix
8 7 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.30%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.30%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.38%) Android
11 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.92%) CentOS
12 2 (0.92%) Solaris
12 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (100.00%) ITIL
2 52 (23.96%) Service Management
3 51 (23.50%) DevOps
4 47 (21.66%) Incident Management
5 37 (17.05%) Service Delivery
6 32 (14.75%) ITSM
6 32 (14.75%) Problem Management
7 31 (14.29%) Change Management
8 29 (13.36%) Security Operations
9 23 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (9.68%) Network Architecture
11 19 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (8.76%) PRINCE2
12 18 (8.29%) Security Hardening
13 17 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (6.91%) Performance Management
14 15 (6.91%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (6.45%) Workflow
16 13 (5.99%) Enterprise Architecture
16 13 (5.99%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.22%) Python
2 19 (8.76%) SQL
3 14 (6.45%) Ruby
4 4 (1.84%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.92%) C
6 2 (0.92%) Java
7 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (30.88%) Security Cleared
2 63 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (29.03%) SC Cleared
3 52 (23.96%) RHCE
4 45 (20.74%) CCNP
5 42 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (14.29%) MCSE
7 26 (11.98%) Degree
8 24 (11.06%) CCNA
9 17 (7.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 16 (7.37%) MCSA
11 14 (6.45%) AWS Certification
12 13 (5.99%) CCA
12 13 (5.99%) Citrix Certification
13 11 (5.07%) MOS
14 10 (4.61%) MCP
15 7 (3.23%) DV Cleared
16 5 (2.30%) CCIE
17 4 (1.84%) ISEB
17 4 (1.84%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.36%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) QA
3 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (16.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.15%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.84%) Terminal Server
4 4 (1.84%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.46%) Docker
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (23.96%) Ansible
1 52 (23.96%) Puppet
2 51 (23.50%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (8.29%) SCCM
4 14 (6.45%) SELinux
5 5 (2.30%) OVSD
6 3 (1.38%) WSUS
7 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.46%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 82 (37.79%) Cisco
2 60 (27.65%) Microsoft
3 56 (25.81%) Splunk
4 55 (25.35%) Red Hat
5 54 (24.88%) Qualys
6 36 (16.59%) Citrix
7 21 (9.68%) Oracle
8 16 (7.37%) VMware
9 15 (6.91%) SAP
10 14 (6.45%) ServiceNow
11 11 (5.07%) Apple
12 10 (4.61%) Wyse
13 9 (4.15%) Avaya
13 9 (4.15%) Polycom
14 7 (3.23%) HP
15 5 (2.30%) Aruba
16 4 (1.84%) Google
16 4 (1.84%) Palo Alto
17 3 (1.38%) hybris
17 3 (1.38%) Veeam