The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 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.

ITIL Version 3
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 138 134
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 16 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.55% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.67% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 9
Median daily rate £375 £411 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.81% +21.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £308 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £388 £325
% change year-on-year +4.51% +19.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £20.57
% change year-on-year -38.18% +33.67%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2381 3115 2862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.85% 82.06% 78.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1960 1689
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 78 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £56.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

ITIL V3
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

ITIL V3
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 V3 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL V3 in the North West

ITIL V3
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL V3 in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL V3 in the North West

ITIL V3
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 V3 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL V3 in the North West

ITIL V3
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 V3 within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Manchester +13 7 £440 +13.54% 7
Merseyside - 5 £360 - 1
Cheshire +20 3 £315 -30.00%
Lancashire +1 1 - -
ITIL V3
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 North West region with a requirement for ITIL V3.

1 35 (100.00%) ITIL
2 12 (34.29%) Service Management
3 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (25.71%) Project Management
5 9 (25.71%) Windows
6 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (22.86%) ServiceNow
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
7 7 (20.00%) Office 365
7 7 (20.00%) ITSM
7 7 (20.00%) Workflow
8 6 (17.14%) Finance
8 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
8 6 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (17.14%) Degree
8 6 (17.14%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (17.14%) LAN
8 6 (17.14%) WAN
8 6 (17.14%) Web Services
8 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
9 5 (14.29%) HTML
9 5 (14.29%) XML
9 5 (14.29%) MCP
9 5 (14.29%) LDAP
9 5 (14.29%) DHCP

ITIL V3
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 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) LAN
1 6 (17.14%) WAN
1 6 (17.14%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (14.29%) DHCP
2 5 (14.29%) DNS
2 5 (14.29%) LDAP
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) POP3
3 1 (2.86%) SMTP
3 1 (2.86%) Wireless
3 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Lead Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Advisor
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Banking Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Coordinator
6 1 (2.86%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Web Services
2 5 (14.29%) HTML
2 5 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (14.29%) XML
3 3 (8.57%) JSP
3 3 (8.57%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.86%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
1 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) CMDB
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.86%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.71%) HPUX
6 1 (2.86%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) ITIL
2 12 (34.29%) Service Management
3 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) Project Management
4 7 (20.00%) ITSM
4 7 (20.00%) Workflow
5 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
6 5 (14.29%) Network Design
6 5 (14.29%) SDLC
7 4 (11.43%) BCP
7 4 (11.43%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (11.43%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
7 4 (11.43%) Password Management
7 4 (11.43%) Release Management
7 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
8 3 (8.57%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (5.71%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) Degree
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (14.29%) MCP
5 4 (11.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.71%) MBA
6 2 (5.71%) Postgraduate
7 1 (2.86%) CCNA
7 1 (2.86%) CCNP
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CISSP
7 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.86%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.86%) PMO
3 1 (2.86%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
1 8 (22.86%) ServiceNow
2 4 (11.43%) Twitter
3 3 (8.57%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) BeyondTrust
5 1 (2.86%) Canon
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) McAfee
5 1 (2.86%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.86%) NetApp
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) ScanSafe
5 1 (2.86%) VMware