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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ITIL Version 3
England / North West
Rank 110 140 130
Rank change year-on-year +30 -10  
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 21 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.47% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.57% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 10
Median daily rate £550 £308 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +78.86% +18.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £276 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £365 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -1.12% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.00 £20.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.85% +28.75%  
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 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 2142 3164 2795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.44% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1915 1525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Manchester +11 9 £500 +66.66% 1
Lancashire +22 5 £650 +62.50% 1
Merseyside +7 5 £625 - 1
Cheshire +26 2 £449 -
ITIL V3
England

ITIL V3
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for ITIL V3.

1 59 (100.00%) ITIL
2 21 (35.59%) ServiceNow
3 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (27.12%) JavaScript
4 16 (27.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
5 15 (25.42%) Web Services
6 14 (23.73%) TOGAF
6 14 (23.73%) Service Management
6 14 (23.73%) Scrum
6 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
7 13 (22.03%) PRINCE2
8 12 (20.34%) LAN
8 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
8 12 (20.34%) Release Management
8 12 (20.34%) DevOps
9 11 (18.64%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (16.95%) Workflow
10 10 (16.95%) WAN
10 10 (16.95%) SDLC
10 10 (16.95%) Issue Tracking
10 10 (16.95%) Web 2.0
10 10 (16.95%) QA
10 10 (16.95%) Network Architecture
11 9 (15.25%) Degree
11 9 (15.25%) LDAP
12 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
13 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (11.86%) BCP
13 7 (11.86%) Change Management

ITIL V3
Top Related 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 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Project
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) LAN
2 11 (18.64%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (16.95%) WAN
4 9 (15.25%) LDAP
5 6 (10.17%) Internet
5 6 (10.17%) VoIP
6 3 (5.08%) Firewall
6 3 (5.08%) Network Security
7 2 (3.39%) Broadband
7 2 (3.39%) VPN
8 1 (1.69%) SSL
8 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) MySQL
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Selenium
2 3 (5.08%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Local Government
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Electronics
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Architect
2 12 (20.34%) Developer
3 11 (18.64%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (11.86%) ServiceNow Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Lead Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.08%) Configuration Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Applications Support
7 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Applications Support Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) Banking Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) ITIL Service Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Security Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 15 (25.42%) Web Services
3 12 (20.34%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.78%) HTML
4 4 (6.78%) XML
5 1 (1.69%) .NET
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.69%) LAMP
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
5 1 (1.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Web 2.0
2 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) CMDB
5 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (1.69%) RIA
5 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) VME
4 1 (1.69%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) CentOS
4 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (100.00%) ITIL
2 20 (33.90%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.73%) Scrum
3 14 (23.73%) Service Management
3 14 (23.73%) TOGAF
4 13 (22.03%) PRINCE2
5 12 (20.34%) DevOps
5 12 (20.34%) Release Management
6 10 (16.95%) Issue Tracking
6 10 (16.95%) Network Architecture
6 10 (16.95%) SDLC
6 10 (16.95%) Workflow
7 7 (11.86%) BCP
7 7 (11.86%) Change Management
7 7 (11.86%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (11.86%) Network Design
8 6 (10.17%) PRINCE
8 6 (10.17%) Process Improvement
8 6 (10.17%) Protective Monitoring
9 5 (8.47%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.69%) PHP
2 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.25%) Degree
4 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (8.47%) CCIE
5 5 (8.47%) CCNA
6 4 (6.78%) CCNP
7 2 (3.39%) CISSP
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.69%) MCSE
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.69%) SANS
8 1 (1.69%) SSCP
8 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.69%) MetaFrame
2 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.69%) Nessus
1 1 (1.69%) Nexpose
1 1 (1.69%) Nmap
1 1 (1.69%) QRadar
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) ServiceNow
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) Cisco
4 4 (6.78%) Snow
4 4 (6.78%) Twitter
5 3 (5.08%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.39%) ICL
6 2 (3.39%) SAP
7 1 (1.69%) Apple
7 1 (1.69%) AppSense
7 1 (1.69%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.69%) Citrix
7 1 (1.69%) Intel
7 1 (1.69%) NetWitness
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle
7 1 (1.69%) Qualys
7 1 (1.69%) Splunk
7 1 (1.69%) VMware