Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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.

ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 724 733 657
Rank change year-on-year +9 -76 -5
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 140 116 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.60% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 72 103
England median daily rate £335 £308 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.94% -17.45% +24.17%
10th Percentile £145 £134 £143
90th Percentile £469 £523 £537
UK median daily rate £306 £308 £340
% change year-on-year -0.41% -9.56% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 25
England median hourly rate £14.04 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £9.61 £12.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £31.42 £20.00 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £14.04 £12.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.08% -25.00% +13.33%

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 17851 19423 20821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 20.27% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10987 12163 12736
England median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £243 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 817 777 1004
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £49.06
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.71% +3.50% +31.58%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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
South East +36 72 £375 +36.36% 2
London -15 35 £275 -8.71% 4
North of England +38 13 £280 -42.56% 6
Midlands +3 10 £450 +32.35% 5
North West +12 9 £280 -6.67% 1
West Midlands +23 7 £338 +12.50% 3
East of England -14 7 £288 +25.00%
South West +3 3 - - 2
East Midlands -8 3 £450 +25.00% 2
North East +53 2 £400 -23.81% 3
Yorkshire +18 2 - - 2
ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 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 England region with a requirement for ITIL Foundation Certificate.

1 140 (100.00%) ITIL
2 58 (41.43%) Service Management
3 52 (37.14%) Microsoft
4 47 (33.57%) Security Cleared
5 46 (32.86%) Service Delivery
6 32 (22.86%) Windows
7 31 (22.14%) SLA
8 30 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 29 (20.71%) SC Cleared
9 29 (20.71%) DV Cleared
10 28 (20.00%) Service Design
11 26 (18.57%) ITSM
11 26 (18.57%) Risk Management
12 23 (16.43%) Finance
12 23 (16.43%) Degree
13 21 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
14 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
15 19 (13.57%) SQL
15 19 (13.57%) Performance Management
16 17 (12.14%) ISO 9001
16 17 (12.14%) Office 365
17 16 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
18 15 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (10.71%) DNS
18 15 (10.71%) PRINCE2
18 15 (10.71%) CMDB
18 15 (10.71%) Operations Management
19 14 (10.00%) VMware
19 14 (10.00%) TCP/IP

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 (9.29%) MS Exchange
1 13 (9.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.43%) CMS
3 7 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (3.57%) IIS
4 5 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.71%) Apache
6 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.71%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.71%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.14%) Office 365
2 2 (1.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) DNS
2 14 (10.00%) DHCP
2 14 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.43%) LAN
4 7 (5.00%) WAN
5 6 (4.29%) Wireless
6 5 (3.57%) Firewall
6 5 (3.57%) PBX
6 5 (3.57%) Skype
6 5 (3.57%) Telepresence
7 4 (2.86%) IP Telephony
7 4 (2.86%) VoIP
8 3 (2.14%) VPN
9 2 (1.43%) SMS
10 1 (0.71%) FTP
10 1 (0.71%) GSM
10 1 (0.71%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.71%) LDAP
10 1 (0.71%) SSL
10 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.43%) DB2
4 2 (1.43%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Bitbucket
1 3 (2.14%) JIRA
2 1 (0.71%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (16.43%) Finance
2 5 (3.57%) Local Government
2 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.14%) Advertising
3 3 (2.14%) Banking
3 3 (2.14%) Military
3 3 (2.14%) Retail
3 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.43%) Back Office
4 2 (1.43%) Billing
4 2 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (27.14%) Analyst
2 33 (23.57%) Service Manager
3 17 (12.14%) Service Analyst
4 14 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (8.57%) IT Manager
6 11 (7.86%) Support Analyst
7 10 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
8 9 (6.43%) IT Analyst
9 8 (5.71%) Designer
9 8 (5.71%) ITIL Manager
10 7 (5.00%) Transition Manager
11 6 (4.29%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (4.29%) Developer
11 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.29%) IT Support
11 6 (4.29%) ITIL Service Manager
11 6 (4.29%) Service Design Manager
11 6 (4.29%) Service Transition Manager
11 6 (4.29%) Services Delivery Manager
12 5 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.86%) HTML
2 3 (2.14%) Ajax
2 3 (2.14%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.14%) CSS
2 3 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (2.14%) XML
3 1 (0.71%) .NET
3 1 (0.71%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.71%) JSON
3 1 (0.71%) LAMP
3 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (10.71%) CMDB
2 13 (9.29%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.00%) NHS
5 6 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.86%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.14%) PMI
7 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.43%) LPAR
9 1 (0.71%) iSeries
9 1 (0.71%) PKI
9 1 (0.71%) RIA
9 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.86%) Windows
2 12 (8.57%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.57%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.86%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.43%) Unix
8 1 (0.71%) Linux
8 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.71%) Solaris
8 1 (0.71%) VMS
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (100.00%) ITIL
2 58 (41.43%) Service Management
3 46 (32.86%) Service Delivery
4 28 (20.00%) Service Design
5 26 (18.57%) ITSM
5 26 (18.57%) Risk Management
6 19 (13.57%) Performance Management
7 16 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (10.71%) Operations Management
8 15 (10.71%) PRINCE2
9 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (8.57%) ITIL V3
11 11 (7.86%) Configuration Management
11 11 (7.86%) Systems Analysis
12 10 (7.14%) Logistics
12 10 (7.14%) People Management
12 10 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 9 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (5.71%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.57%) SQL
2 4 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.14%) Java
3 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.43%) C
5 1 (0.71%) Python
5 1 (0.71%) R
5 1 (0.71%) Ruby
5 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (33.57%) Security Cleared
2 29 (20.71%) DV Cleared
2 29 (20.71%) SC Cleared
3 23 (16.43%) Degree
4 21 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (9.29%) MCP
6 10 (7.14%) MCSA
7 7 (5.00%) MCSE
8 6 (4.29%) A+ Certification
8 6 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.57%) Master's Degree
9 5 (3.57%) MCITP
10 3 (2.14%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.14%) CISSP
10 3 (2.14%) CITP
10 3 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (2.14%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (22.14%) SLA
2 17 (12.14%) ISO 9001
3 8 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.14%) QA
5 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.86%) vSphere
4 2 (1.43%) XenApp
5 1 (0.71%) iptables
5 1 (0.71%) Postfix
5 1 (0.71%) Samba
5 1 (0.71%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) SCCM
2 10 (7.14%) OVSD
3 5 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.14%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.43%) DameWare
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.71%) Control-M
6 1 (0.71%) Nessus
6 1 (0.71%) Nmap
6 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.00%) VMware
3 12 (8.57%) Cisco
3 12 (8.57%) HP
4 10 (7.14%) Citrix
5 8 (5.71%) ServiceNow
6 5 (3.57%) IBM
6 5 (3.57%) Polycom
6 5 (3.57%) Remedy
7 3 (2.14%) BMC
7 3 (2.14%) BT
7 3 (2.14%) Oracle
8 2 (1.43%) Avaya
8 2 (1.43%) NetApp
8 2 (1.43%) Siemens
8 2 (1.43%) Sophos
9 1 (0.71%) Intel
9 1 (0.71%) JDA
9 1 (0.71%) NEC
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat