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 3 months to 25 June 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.

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 129 93
Rank change year-on-year +9 -36  
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 15 33 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.52% 0.88% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 4.27% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 27
Median daily rate £319 £394 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £26.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -43.18% -7.36%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 525 773 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.10% 20.60% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 434 367
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 27 77
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +102.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.39 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

ITIL Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing ITIL Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 25 June 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
Cheshire +24 6 £344 -19.11% 1
Manchester -1 6 £313 -19.35%
Cumbria +1 2 - -
Merseyside - 1 £335 -
ITIL Certification
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Certification 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 North West region with a requirement for ITIL Certification.

1 33 (100.00%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
3 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (18.18%) LAN
4 6 (18.18%) WAN
4 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.18%) Service Management
4 6 (18.18%) Firewall
4 6 (18.18%) Finance
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Change Management
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) DNS
5 5 (15.15%) Coaching
6 4 (12.12%) CRM
6 4 (12.12%) ITSM
6 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.12%) Banking
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 3 (9.09%) SLA
7 3 (9.09%) Windows
7 3 (9.09%) VPN
7 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.09%) OSPF
7 3 (9.09%) BGP

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 1 (3.03%) IBM Domino
1 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.03%) JBoss
1 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
1 6 (18.18%) LAN
1 6 (18.18%) WAN
2 5 (15.15%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) BGP
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
3 3 (9.09%) OSPF
3 3 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.06%) Network Security
4 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 2 (6.06%) Local Government
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
1 6 (18.18%) Service Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) CRM Manager
4 3 (9.09%) CRM Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Network Support
4 3 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Incident Manager
5 2 (6.06%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) CentOS
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Service Management
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Change Management
3 5 (15.15%) Coaching
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) CRM
4 4 (12.12%) ITSM
4 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.06%) Validation
7 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C#
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) CCNA
2 2 (6.06%) CCNP
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) MCDST
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 2 (6.06%) Juniper
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Lotus
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) PlateSpin
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.03%) Spiceworks
5 1 (3.03%) VMware