The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for ITIL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 9 23
Rank change year-on-year -21 +14  
Contract jobs citing ITIL 10 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.40% 11.16% 5.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 15.45% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 35 8
Median daily rate £342 £390 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.24% +25.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £210 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £435 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £26.83 £36.26 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +159.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +10.83%  

ITIL 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 Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 255 330 341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 86.73% 72.21% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 202 202
Median daily rate £413 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 35
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £31.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

ITIL
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for ITIL in Lancashire

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL in Lancashire

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL in Lancashire

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in Lancashire over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL in Lancashire

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Preston -19 2 - -
Blackburn -4 1 - - 1
ITIL
North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for ITIL.

1 19 (51.35%) Change Management
2 16 (43.24%) Service Management
3 13 (35.14%) Data Management
3 13 (35.14%) Windows
3 13 (35.14%) Linux
3 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 13 (35.14%) Release Management
4 11 (29.73%) Problem Management
5 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (27.03%) ITSM
6 9 (24.32%) Tandem
6 9 (24.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
6 9 (24.32%) ITIL V3
7 8 (21.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (21.62%) WebSphere
7 8 (21.62%) Unix
8 7 (18.92%) AIX
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (18.92%) Windows 2000
8 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
8 7 (18.92%) SLA
8 7 (18.92%) Data Analysis
8 7 (18.92%) ICL
8 7 (18.92%) IaaS
8 7 (18.92%) Open Source
8 7 (18.92%) SaaS
8 7 (18.92%) PaaS
8 7 (18.92%) VME

ITIL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 8 (21.62%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.11%) IIS
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) IaaS
1 7 (18.92%) PaaS
1 7 (18.92%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) LAN
1 5 (13.51%) WAN
2 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (8.11%) DHCP
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) SAN
4 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
4 2 (5.41%) NAS
5 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) MySQL
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Operational Support Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Operations Support Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Applications Support
5 4 (10.81%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Change Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Middleware Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.41%) ADO.NET
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (5.41%) Classic ASP
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) Entity Framework
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) LINQ
2 2 (5.41%) LINQ to SQL
2 2 (5.41%) WCF
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (24.32%) Tandem
3 3 (8.11%) CMDB
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) Life Science
5 1 (2.70%) AS400
5 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.70%) NHS
5 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Unix
3 7 (18.92%) AIX
3 7 (18.92%) VME
3 7 (18.92%) Windows 2000
3 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Change Management
2 16 (43.24%) Service Management
3 13 (35.14%) Data Management
3 13 (35.14%) Release Management
4 11 (29.73%) Problem Management
5 10 (27.03%) ITSM
6 9 (24.32%) ITIL V3
6 9 (24.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Data Analysis
7 7 (18.92%) Open Source
8 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.22%) Business Continuity
8 6 (16.22%) DevOps
8 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
8 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
9 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (13.51%) TOGAF
10 4 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (10.81%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.41%) VB
3 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) MCSE
5 2 (5.41%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.41%) HNC
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.41%) MCITP
6 1 (2.70%) CBAP
6 1 (2.70%) IIBA
6 1 (2.70%) ISEB
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) SLA
2 3 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
2 2 (5.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (5.41%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) ICL
3 4 (10.81%) Fujitsu
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco
4 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
4 3 (8.11%) Symantec
5 2 (5.41%) Canon
5 2 (5.41%) Kaseya
5 2 (5.41%) Kaspersky
5 2 (5.41%) SAP
5 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.70%) BeyondTrust
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) EqualLogic
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.70%) ScanSafe