The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ITIL V3 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITIL V3 over the 3 months to 29 March 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 Version 3
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 272 245
Rank change year-on-year +7 -27  
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 365 426 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.86% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.03% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 288 278
Median daily rate £450 £400 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +15.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £343
% change year-on-year - +16.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 7
Median hourly rate £16.75 £22.25 £20.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.71% +6.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.40 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £28.69 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -25.58% -28.33%  

ITIL V3 is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34744 41185 38836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.25% 82.92% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23057 27403 24454
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 998 1135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

ITIL V3
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing ITIL V3 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL V3 in England

ITIL V3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITIL V3 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL V3 in England

ITIL V3
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL V3 in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL V3 in England

ITIL V3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL V3 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL V3 in England

ITIL V3
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL V3 in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL V3 in England

ITIL V3
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 V3 within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +27 145 £463 +32.14% 18
London +9 116 £465 -2.61% 18
West Midlands +3 29 £250 -52.83% 5
South West -11 25 £283 -14.39% 7
North West +30 18 £550 +78.86% 2
East Midlands -3 10 £283 -5.83%
East of England -12 10 £325 -35.00% 9
North East -19 6 £375 +16.27% 2
Yorkshire +8 3 - - 7
ITIL V3
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL V3 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 V3.

1 759 (100.00%) ITIL
2 256 (33.73%) Service Management
3 173 (22.79%) Security Cleared
4 172 (22.66%) Microsoft
5 157 (20.69%) PRINCE2
6 156 (20.55%) SC Cleared
7 148 (19.50%) Project Management
8 131 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
9 120 (15.81%) Windows
10 117 (15.42%) Service Delivery
11 116 (15.28%) ITSM
12 111 (14.62%) Finance
13 110 (14.49%) MS Excel
14 109 (14.36%) Service Design
15 99 (13.04%) VMware
16 91 (11.99%) Remedy
16 91 (11.99%) Linux
17 86 (11.33%) HP
18 85 (11.20%) Telecoms
18 85 (11.20%) Degree
19 84 (11.07%) Change Management
20 82 (10.80%) Cisco
21 79 (10.41%) Active Directory
22 74 (9.75%) Management Information System
23 73 (9.62%) SLA
24 72 (9.49%) Oracle
25 69 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
26 68 (8.96%) Data Centre
27 66 (8.70%) ServiceNow
28 65 (8.56%) Incident Management

ITIL V3
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 31 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 21 (2.77%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.71%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.45%) CMS
5 11 (1.45%) IIS
5 11 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.32%) NetWeaver
6 10 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.92%) Apache
7 7 (0.92%) ArcGIS
7 7 (0.92%) ColdFusion
7 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.79%) Railo
8 6 (0.79%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.66%) GlassFish
9 5 (0.66%) iPlanet
9 5 (0.66%) MQSeries
Applications
1 110 (14.49%) MS Excel
2 55 (7.25%) MS Project
3 47 (6.19%) MS Office
4 13 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Maya
Business Applications
1 22 (2.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.13%) RMDS
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.13%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.82%) Office 365
2 26 (3.43%) IaaS
3 21 (2.77%) SaaS
4 20 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (2.24%) PaaS
7 15 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
2 51 (6.72%) Firewall
3 39 (5.14%) LAN
3 39 (5.14%) WAN
4 35 (4.61%) LTE
4 35 (4.61%) VoLTE
5 30 (3.95%) DNS
6 27 (3.56%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (3.43%) VPN
8 19 (2.50%) Wireless
9 18 (2.37%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (2.24%) LDAP
11 16 (2.11%) Internet
12 15 (1.98%) DHCP
12 15 (1.98%) MPLS
13 14 (1.84%) VoIP
14 13 (1.71%) TCP/IP
15 12 (1.58%) BIG-IP
15 12 (1.58%) SAN
15 12 (1.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.22%) Oracle Database
3 21 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.98%) MySQL
5 11 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.32%) DB2
7 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.53%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.40%) Big Data
11 3 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (2.37%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.45%) JIRA
4 7 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.79%) Hudson
5 6 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.79%) Selenium
6 5 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.40%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.40%) Subversion
8 3 (0.40%) Toad
8 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.26%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.13%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.13%) FindBugs
10 1 (0.13%) Gradle
10 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 111 (14.62%) Finance
2 85 (11.20%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.50%) Banking
4 11 (1.45%) Back Office
5 10 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.19%) Legal
6 9 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.05%) Billing
7 8 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.92%) Law
8 7 (0.92%) Marketing
8 7 (0.92%) Retail
9 6 (0.79%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.66%) Local Government
11 4 (0.53%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 132 (17.39%) Architect
2 100 (13.18%) Analyst
3 72 (9.49%) Service Manager
4 68 (8.96%) Project Manager
5 42 (5.53%) Service Architect
6 36 (4.74%) Support Engineer
7 34 (4.48%) Voice Project Manager
8 31 (4.08%) Developer
9 29 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (3.69%) Service Analyst
10 28 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
10 28 (3.69%) Support Analyst
11 27 (3.56%) Delivery Manager
12 25 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (3.29%) Transition Manager
13 22 (2.90%) IT Manager
14 21 (2.77%) Consultant
14 21 (2.77%) Services Delivery Manager
15 18 (2.37%) ITIL Manager
15 18 (2.37%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.14%) Web Services
2 25 (3.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 19 (2.50%) XML
4 17 (2.24%) REST
5 16 (2.11%) SAP Basis
6 15 (1.98%) AngularJS
6 15 (1.98%) Middleware
7 14 (1.84%) HTML
7 14 (1.84%) SOAP
8 12 (1.58%) CSS
9 11 (1.45%) XML Schema
9 11 (1.45%) XSL
10 9 (1.19%) J2EE
11 7 (0.92%) HTML5
11 7 (0.92%) jQuery
12 6 (0.79%) .NET
13 5 (0.66%) JSP
14 3 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
14 3 (0.40%) RESTful
14 3 (0.40%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.75%) Management Information System
2 68 (8.96%) Data Centre
3 55 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.40%) CMDB
5 23 (3.03%) Clustering
6 19 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.50%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.71%) Web 2.0
8 11 (1.45%) Smartphone
9 10 (1.32%) PKI
10 8 (1.05%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.05%) Smart Meter
11 7 (0.92%) Replication
12 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.79%) HP Storage
12 6 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
13 4 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (0.53%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.53%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 120 (15.81%) Windows
2 91 (11.99%) Linux
3 49 (6.46%) Unix
4 36 (4.74%) Windows Server
5 31 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (3.69%) Windows 7
9 21 (2.77%) AIX
10 17 (2.24%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (1.84%) SUSE
12 12 (1.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.19%) Android
13 9 (1.19%) CentOS
13 9 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.92%) Solaris
15 6 (0.79%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.53%) HPUX
17 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.40%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 759 (100.00%) ITIL
2 256 (33.73%) Service Management
3 157 (20.69%) PRINCE2
4 148 (19.50%) Project Management
5 131 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
6 117 (15.42%) Service Delivery
7 116 (15.28%) ITSM
8 109 (14.36%) Service Design
9 84 (11.07%) Change Management
10 65 (8.56%) Incident Management
11 60 (7.91%) DevOps
12 59 (7.77%) Configuration Management
13 50 (6.59%) Problem Management
14 45 (5.93%) Release Management
15 43 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
17 40 (5.27%) SDLC
18 38 (5.01%) Analytics
19 37 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
20 33 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 44 (5.80%) SQL
2 42 (5.53%) JavaScript
3 24 (3.16%) Java
4 19 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 14 (1.84%) Perl
5 14 (1.84%) Python
6 13 (1.71%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.45%) C#
8 9 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.92%) C
9 7 (0.92%) Korn
10 6 (0.79%) PHP
11 4 (0.53%) COBOL
11 4 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.53%) Ruby
12 3 (0.40%) R
13 2 (0.26%) ABAP
13 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.26%) VB
13 2 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 173 (22.79%) Security Cleared
2 156 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 85 (11.20%) Degree
4 49 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (3.69%) MCSE
7 21 (2.77%) DV Cleared
7 21 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (2.64%) CCNP
8 20 (2.64%) CISSP
8 20 (2.64%) MCP
9 18 (2.37%) CCNA
9 18 (2.37%) ISEB
10 17 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 14 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 14 (1.84%) MCSA
12 10 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.19%) ISSAP
14 8 (1.05%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (9.62%) SLA
2 30 (3.95%) QA
3 19 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.98%) PMO
5 14 (1.84%) ISO 9001
6 12 (1.58%) JSP 440
7 8 (1.05%) COBIT
8 7 (0.92%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.40%) GPG13
10 2 (0.26%) BS25999
10 2 (0.26%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.26%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.13%) EFQM
11 1 (0.13%) GDPR
11 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.13%) ISO19770
System Software
1 79 (10.41%) Active Directory
2 69 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.71%) vSphere
6 11 (1.45%) vCloud
7 8 (1.05%) BitLocker
7 8 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.66%) XenApp
10 4 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.53%) UAG
11 3 (0.40%) Docker
11 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.26%) NFS
12 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.26%) Samba
12 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 29 (3.82%) SCCM
2 25 (3.29%) Puppet
3 16 (2.11%) Ansible
4 13 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 11 (1.45%) OVSD
6 10 (1.32%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (0.92%) vRealize
9 6 (0.79%) PowerCLI
9 6 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.66%) OpenView
10 5 (0.66%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.53%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.53%) SCOM
11 4 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 172 (22.66%) Microsoft
2 99 (13.04%) VMware
3 91 (11.99%) Remedy
4 86 (11.33%) HP
5 82 (10.80%) Cisco
6 72 (9.49%) Oracle
7 66 (8.70%) ServiceNow
8 43 (5.67%) Red Hat
9 36 (4.74%) Ericsson
10 35 (4.61%) SAP
11 29 (3.82%) Citrix
12 25 (3.29%) BMC
13 22 (2.90%) IBM
14 21 (2.77%) F5
15 18 (2.37%) NetApp
16 14 (1.84%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.84%) Dell
16 14 (1.84%) SolarWinds
17 13 (1.71%) Intel Security
17 13 (1.71%) Symantec
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