Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 619 724 750
Rank change year-on-year +105 +26 -83
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 254 149 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.38% 0.83% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 102 69
England median daily rate £375 £340 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.21% +8.02% -15.15%
10th Percentile £177 £146 £133
90th Percentile £750 £488 £528
UK median daily rate £333 £330 £315
% change year-on-year +0.76% +4.76% -8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 9
England median hourly rate £18.60 £14.04 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.53% +10.08% -23.93%
10th Percentile £10.55 £9.61 £12.13
90th Percentile £30.57 £31.42 £20.95
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £14.04 £13.39
% change year-on-year +31.81% +4.80% -21.22%

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 18,341 17,941 19,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.12% 18.87% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,931 11,035 12,106
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £231 £248
90th Percentile £631 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 861 817 775
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -1.96% +9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £25.50
% change year-on-year +3.15% +0.75% +2.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +111 120 £485 +76.36% 15
North of England +30 60 £330 -24.79% 4
North West +30 51 £330 -25.00%
South East -39 45 £275 -28.48% 6
Midlands -1 18 £450 - 2
West Midlands -26 11 £450 +33.33% 2
East Midlands +20 7 £440 -2.22%
East of England -9 7 £285 -0.87% 4
Yorkshire -3 6 £185 - 4
South West -24 4 - - 1
North East -6 3 £419 +4.69%
ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 254 (100.00%) ITIL
2 82 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 82 (32.28%) Finance
3 81 (31.89%) Windows
4 69 (27.17%) Security Cleared
5 64 (25.20%) Cisco
6 59 (23.23%) Service Management
7 55 (21.65%) Microsoft Office
7 55 (21.65%) SC Cleared
8 51 (20.08%) Linux
9 50 (19.69%) Amazon AWS
10 48 (18.90%) Office 365
11 44 (17.32%) Jenkins
11 44 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 44 (17.32%) ITSM
12 42 (16.54%) Active Directory
12 42 (16.54%) Opscode Chef
13 41 (16.14%) Datadog
13 41 (16.14%) Windows 7
13 41 (16.14%) Splunk
13 41 (16.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (16.14%) Git (software)
13 41 (16.14%) Qualys
13 41 (16.14%) Red Hat
14 40 (15.75%) RHCE
14 40 (15.75%) Puppet
14 40 (15.75%) Ansible
14 40 (15.75%) Sonatype Nexus
15 39 (15.35%) Windows 10
16 38 (14.96%) DevOps

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 19 (7.48%) Skype for Business
2 14 (5.51%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (3.94%) Confluence
5 9 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.15%) IIS
7 6 (2.36%) Apache
8 4 (1.57%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.39%) JBoss
10 1 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 55 (21.65%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (19.69%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (18.90%) Office 365
3 41 (16.14%) Datadog
4 27 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (9.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 16 (6.30%) IaaS
7 14 (5.51%) PaaS
8 11 (4.33%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (3.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.18%) SaaS
12 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.78%) VPN
2 31 (12.20%) Intranet
3 30 (11.81%) Internet
3 30 (11.81%) WAN
4 29 (11.42%) Network Security
5 26 (10.24%) LAN
6 24 (9.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (7.48%) Skype
8 18 (7.09%) DNS
9 17 (6.69%) TCP/IP
10 16 (6.30%) Telepresence
11 15 (5.91%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (4.33%) IP Telephony
13 10 (3.94%) Firewall
14 8 (3.15%) VoIP
15 7 (2.76%) DHCP
15 7 (2.76%) SAN
16 5 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (1.57%) NGN
18 3 (1.18%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.91%) Amazon Aurora
2 15 (5.91%) Amazon Redshift
3 8 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (17.32%) Jenkins
2 41 (16.14%) Git (software)
3 40 (15.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 16 (6.30%) JIRA
5 4 (1.57%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.79%) FishEye
7 1 (0.39%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (32.28%) Finance
2 21 (8.27%) Banking
3 14 (5.51%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.72%) Law
5 10 (3.94%) Billing
6 6 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.97%) Retail
8 4 (1.57%) Front Office
9 2 (0.79%) Electronics
9 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.79%) International Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.79%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (31.89%) Analyst
2 43 (16.93%) Service Analyst
3 35 (13.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (9.45%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.66%) Service Manager
6 21 (8.27%) Support Analyst
7 19 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (6.30%) Senior DevOps
9 14 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 14 (5.51%) Desktop Support
9 14 (5.51%) IT Support
10 12 (4.72%) Network Engineer
11 11 (4.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.94%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (3.94%) Developer
12 10 (3.94%) IT Engineer
12 10 (3.94%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (3.94%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.94%) Middleware
1 10 (3.94%) Web Services
2 8 (3.15%) .NET
3 7 (2.76%) J2EE
4 5 (1.97%) Ajax
4 5 (1.97%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.97%) REST
4 5 (1.97%) SOAP
5 4 (1.57%) HTML
5 4 (1.57%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.57%) XML
6 3 (1.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.39%) CSS
7 1 (0.39%) DHTML
7 1 (0.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.81%) Video Conferencing
2 21 (8.27%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.87%) Management Information System
4 17 (6.69%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.33%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.94%) NHS
7 8 (3.15%) User Experience
8 6 (2.36%) Clustering
8 6 (2.36%) iPad
9 5 (1.97%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.97%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.57%) CMDB
11 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.18%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.79%) Contactless
12 2 (0.79%) FMCG
12 2 (0.79%) PMI
12 2 (0.79%) Replication
13 1 (0.39%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 81 (31.89%) Windows
2 51 (20.08%) Linux
3 41 (16.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 41 (16.14%) Windows 7
4 39 (15.35%) Windows 10
5 19 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (7.09%) Windows Server
7 15 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (5.51%) Mac OS X
9 13 (5.12%) Unix
10 7 (2.76%) Solaris
11 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.18%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (100.00%) ITIL
2 59 (23.23%) Service Management
3 44 (17.32%) ITSM
4 38 (14.96%) DevOps
5 36 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (13.39%) Service Delivery
7 26 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (10.24%) Incident Management
8 25 (9.84%) Security Operations
9 21 (8.27%) Change Management
9 21 (8.27%) Network Architecture
10 19 (7.48%) ITIL V3
11 18 (7.09%) PRINCE2
11 18 (7.09%) Problem Management
12 17 (6.69%) Security Hardening
12 17 (6.69%) Service Design
13 16 (6.30%) Migration
13 16 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (5.91%) Mobile Device Management
14 15 (5.91%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.42%) SQL
2 19 (7.48%) Python
3 16 (6.30%) PowerShell
4 14 (5.51%) Ruby
5 7 (2.76%) Java
6 5 (1.97%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.97%) Perl
6 5 (1.97%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.39%) C
8 1 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 69 (27.17%) Security Cleared
2 55 (21.65%) SC Cleared
3 44 (17.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (15.75%) RHCE
5 37 (14.57%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (12.60%) Degree
6 32 (12.60%) MCSE
7 29 (11.42%) CCNP
8 28 (11.02%) MCSA
9 14 (5.51%) AWS Certification
9 14 (5.51%) MCP
10 12 (4.72%) DV Cleared
11 11 (4.33%) MOS
12 9 (3.54%) CCNA
13 7 (2.76%) CISSP
14 5 (1.97%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (1.18%) CCENT
15 3 (1.18%) DBS Check
15 3 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.69%) SLA
2 5 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 42 (16.54%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (3.94%) VMware Workstation
5 9 (3.54%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (1.97%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.79%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.39%) Docker
9 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.39%) XenApp
9 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (16.54%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (15.75%) Ansible
2 40 (15.75%) Puppet
3 24 (9.45%) SCCM
4 14 (5.51%) SELinux
5 8 (3.15%) OVSD
6 5 (1.97%) SafeCom
6 5 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.97%) WSUS
7 4 (1.57%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.57%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.79%) Netcool
8 2 (0.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (0.79%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.79%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.39%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 82 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 64 (25.20%) Cisco
3 41 (16.14%) Qualys
3 41 (16.14%) Red Hat
3 41 (16.14%) Splunk
4 35 (13.78%) Apple
5 31 (12.20%) VMware
6 27 (10.63%) Polycom
7 22 (8.66%) Oracle
7 22 (8.66%) ServiceNow
8 20 (7.87%) Citrix
8 20 (7.87%) HP
9 16 (6.30%) Wyse
10 14 (5.51%) Avaya
11 13 (5.12%) SAP
12 10 (3.94%) Google
12 10 (3.94%) Remedy
13 8 (3.15%) Palo Alto
14 6 (2.36%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.57%) TIBCO