Period
to 25 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 693 699 745
Rank change year-on-year +6 +46 -93
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 167 139 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 0.81% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 85 91
England median daily rate £330 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +4.62% -1.52%
10th Percentile £163 £138 £140
90th Percentile £538 £488 £450
UK median daily rate £328 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +9.17% -7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 10
England median hourly rate £17.92 £14.04 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.66% - -24.22%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £12.13
90th Percentile £31.48 £28.24 £38.25
UK median hourly rate £17.92 £14.04 £14.04
% change year-on-year +27.62% +0.04% -24.22%

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 17,417 17,211 20,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.53% 19.06% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,280 10,460 12,994
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 874 813 707
England median hourly rate £24.04 £27.66 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.09% +8.47% +13.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +7 58 £300 +9.09% 11
North of England +17 40 £330 -2.94% 8
Midlands +6 30 £413 -8.17% 3
North West -1 27 £330 +17.86% 5
South East -67 21 £300 -20.00% 4
East Midlands +15 15 £414 -8.00% 1
West Midlands -10 15 £413 - 2
East of England -4 10 £285 -0.87% 2
South West -22 8 - - 3
Yorkshire -16 7 £195 - 3
North East -3 6 £488 +21.88%
ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 167 (100.00%) ITIL
2 61 (36.53%) Microsoft
3 47 (28.14%) Windows
3 47 (28.14%) Finance
4 45 (26.95%) Service Management
5 34 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
6 33 (19.76%) Windows 7
7 32 (19.16%) Office 365
7 32 (19.16%) Cisco
7 32 (19.16%) ITSM
8 30 (17.96%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (16.77%) ServiceNow
9 28 (16.77%) Degree
9 28 (16.77%) Active Directory
10 25 (14.97%) Windows 10
11 24 (14.37%) Service Delivery
11 24 (14.37%) VMware
12 23 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (13.17%) Apple
13 22 (13.17%) PRINCE2
14 21 (12.57%) Video Conferencing
14 21 (12.57%) Security Cleared
15 19 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (11.38%) Service Design
15 19 (11.38%) WAN
15 19 (11.38%) Change Management
16 18 (10.78%) Skype
16 18 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (10.78%) Skype for Business
17 17 (10.18%) Polycom

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 18 (10.78%) Skype for Business
2 12 (7.19%) Apache
2 12 (7.19%) IIS
3 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.60%) Confluence
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.60%) JBoss
5 1 (0.60%) WildFly
Applications
1 34 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.16%) Office 365
2 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.80%) SaaS
5 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.20%) IaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.38%) WAN
2 18 (10.78%) Skype
3 17 (10.18%) Telepresence
4 16 (9.58%) LAN
5 15 (8.98%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (6.59%) SAN
7 10 (5.99%) VoIP
7 10 (5.99%) VPN
8 9 (5.39%) Firewall
8 9 (5.39%) Intranet
8 9 (5.39%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.39%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (4.79%) Internet
9 8 (4.79%) Network Security
10 7 (4.19%) DHCP
11 6 (3.59%) BGP
11 6 (3.59%) OSPF
12 5 (2.99%) DNS
12 5 (2.99%) NGN
13 4 (2.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.99%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.20%) MySQL
3 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) JIRA
2 5 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.80%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.60%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (0.60%) FishEye
4 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (28.14%) Finance
2 17 (10.18%) Banking
3 11 (6.59%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.79%) Billing
5 7 (4.19%) Retail
6 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.40%) Marketing
8 3 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.20%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.60%) Law
10 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (30.54%) Analyst
2 25 (14.97%) Service Analyst
3 18 (10.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (10.78%) Service Manager
4 15 (8.98%) Support Analyst
5 14 (8.38%) IT Support
6 11 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (5.99%) Developer
7 10 (5.99%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 9 (5.39%) Administrator
8 9 (5.39%) IT Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) ServiceNow Developer
9 8 (4.79%) Designer
9 8 (4.79%) Transition Manager
10 7 (4.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.19%) Network Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) Service Transition Manager
10 7 (4.19%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.19%) .NET
2 11 (6.59%) J2EE
3 10 (5.99%) Middleware
4 7 (4.19%) HTML
4 7 (4.19%) Web Services
5 3 (1.80%) Ajax
5 3 (1.80%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.80%) LDAP
5 3 (1.80%) REST
5 3 (1.80%) SOAP
5 3 (1.80%) XML
6 2 (1.20%) LAMP
7 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.60%) CSS
7 1 (0.60%) DHTML
7 1 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.60%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) Video Conferencing
2 19 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.18%) Data Centre
4 12 (7.19%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (5.99%) Clustering
6 10 (5.99%) CMDB
7 7 (4.19%) User Experience
8 4 (2.40%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.40%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.20%) iPad
10 2 (1.20%) NHS
10 2 (1.20%) PMI
10 2 (1.20%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.60%) FMCG
11 1 (0.60%) iPhone
11 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.14%) Windows
2 33 (19.76%) Windows 7
3 25 (14.97%) Windows 10
4 15 (8.98%) Linux
5 13 (7.78%) Unix
6 11 (6.59%) Solaris
7 8 (4.79%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.80%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.60%) AIX
11 1 (0.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (100.00%) ITIL
2 45 (26.95%) Service Management
3 32 (19.16%) ITSM
4 30 (17.96%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (14.37%) Service Delivery
6 22 (13.17%) PRINCE2
7 19 (11.38%) Change Management
7 19 (11.38%) Service Design
8 17 (10.18%) Incident Management
9 15 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (8.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (8.98%) Mobile Device Management
10 13 (7.78%) Coaching
11 12 (7.19%) Analytics
11 12 (7.19%) Configuration Management
12 11 (6.59%) Risk Management
13 10 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (5.99%) ITIL V3
13 10 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (5.99%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.19%) SQL
2 8 (4.79%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.59%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.80%) Java
4 3 (1.80%) Python
5 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.60%) C
6 1 (0.60%) C#
6 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (16.77%) Degree
2 23 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (12.57%) Security Cleared
4 13 (7.78%) MCSE
5 11 (6.59%) MCSA
6 10 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.99%) SC Cleared
7 9 (5.39%) CISSP
7 9 (5.39%) DV Cleared
7 9 (5.39%) MCP
8 7 (4.19%) CCNA
8 7 (4.19%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (2.99%) CCENT
9 5 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.80%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.20%) CCNP
11 2 (1.20%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.19%) GDPR
1 7 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 28 (16.77%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (4.79%) Terminal Services
5 6 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.59%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (2.99%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.80%) Docker
8 2 (1.20%) XenApp
8 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.60%) iptables
9 1 (0.60%) Squid
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (7.78%) SCCM
2 5 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.40%) SafeCom
3 4 (2.40%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (2.40%) WSUS
4 3 (1.80%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.20%) OVSD
5 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.60%) Ansible
6 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.60%) Nagios
6 1 (0.60%) Nessus
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.60%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) SCOM
6 1 (0.60%) SELinux
6 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 61 (36.53%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.16%) Cisco
3 28 (16.77%) ServiceNow
4 24 (14.37%) VMware
5 22 (13.17%) Apple
6 17 (10.18%) Polycom
7 14 (8.38%) HP
8 13 (7.78%) Remedy
9 11 (6.59%) Oracle
9 11 (6.59%) SAP
10 8 (4.79%) Palo Alto
11 7 (4.19%) CheckPoint
11 7 (4.19%) Citrix
12 6 (3.59%) McAfee
13 5 (2.99%) FireEye
14 4 (2.40%) Google
14 4 (2.40%) Symantec
14 4 (2.40%) Wyse
15 3 (1.80%) Avaya
15 3 (1.80%) Sophos