Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ITIL Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
England > North West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 155 176
Rank change year-on-year -13 +21 -37
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 50 49 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.85% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.51% 4.67% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 20
North West median daily rate £425 £344 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.64% -12.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £310 £114 £224
90th Percentile £603 £538 £479
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
North West median hourly rate £39.97 £37.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.03% +184.62% -57.40%
10th Percentile £22.69 £21.70 £12.52
90th Percentile £68.00 £51.50 £19.10
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% -22.73%

ITIL Certification 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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,108 1,049 1,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.19% 18.23% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 550 835
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £208 £233 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £428 £415
% change year-on-year +5.14% +3.13% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 99 60
North West median hourly rate £34.90 £38.75 £37.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.94% +3.40% +26.09%
10th Percentile £12.75 £15.20 £11.32
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.00 £69.38
England median hourly rate £22.93 £28.35 £26.50
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.96% +17.78%

ITIL Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing ITIL Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL Certification in the North West

ITIL Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL Certification in the North West

ITIL Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL Certification in the North West

ITIL Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL Certification in the North West

ITIL Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL Certification in the North West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL Certification in the North West

ITIL Certification
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL Certification within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Manchester -22 21 £425 +30.77% 7
Cheshire -8 14 £425 +8.28% 5
Lancashire - 13 £410 -
Merseyside +16 2 £450 +33.83%
ITIL Certification
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification 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 North West region with a requirement for ITIL Certification.

1 50 (100.00%) ITIL
2 16 (32.00%) ServiceNow
3 15 (30.00%) Service Management
4 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (22.00%) DevOps
7 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 9 (18.00%) Windows
8 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
9 7 (14.00%) Change Management
9 7 (14.00%) Cisco
9 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
10 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (12.00%) Firewall
10 6 (12.00%) ITSM
10 6 (12.00%) Fortinet
10 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (10.00%) WAN
11 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 5 (10.00%) Juniper
12 4 (8.00%) DMZ
12 4 (8.00%) Business Continuity
12 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
12 4 (8.00%) Banking
12 4 (8.00%) Office 365
12 4 (8.00%) Task Automation

ITIL Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Firewall
2 5 (10.00%) WAN
3 4 (8.00%) DMZ
4 3 (6.00%) BGP
4 3 (6.00%) DHCP
4 3 (6.00%) DNS
4 3 (6.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (6.00%) LAN
4 3 (6.00%) Network Security
4 3 (6.00%) OSPF
4 3 (6.00%) VPN
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (4.00%) Skype
5 2 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (2.00%) Internet
6 1 (2.00%) Multicast
6 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.00%) JMeter
1 1 (2.00%) MSI
1 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (8.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Service Manager
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Service Transition Manager
3 6 (12.00%) Transition Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) ITIL Manager
5 3 (6.00%) ITIL Service Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Process Manager
6 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Capacity Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Data Network Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Service Level Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.00%) SUSE
5 1 (2.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (100.00%) ITIL
2 15 (30.00%) Service Management
3 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) DevOps
5 9 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.00%) Change Management
6 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (12.00%) ITSM
8 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.00%) Business Continuity
9 4 (8.00%) Task Automation
10 3 (6.00%) Capacity Management
10 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
11 2 (4.00%) Analytics
11 2 (4.00%) Coaching
11 2 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (4.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C#
1 1 (2.00%) Java
1 1 (2.00%) VB
1 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.00%) MCSA
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.00%) MOS
2 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) MCDST
2 1 (2.00%) MCITP
2 1 (2.00%) MCP
2 1 (2.00%) MCSE
2 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.00%) vCloud
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Docker
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) ServiceNow
2 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (14.00%) Cisco
4 6 (12.00%) Fortinet
4 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Clearswift
6 2 (4.00%) F5
6 2 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) IronPort
6 2 (4.00%) Micro Focus
6 2 (4.00%) NetApp
6 2 (4.00%) Symantec
6 2 (4.00%) VMware
7 1 (2.00%) Avaya
7 1 (2.00%) BT
7 1 (2.00%) Lumension
7 1 (2.00%) McAfee