The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 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.

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 22 17
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5  
Contract jobs citing ITIL 161 256 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.47% 6.69% 7.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 8.13% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 152 127
Median daily rate £388 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £239 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £663 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 36
Median hourly rate £13.75 £20.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.92% +34.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.06 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £46.00 £32.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -21.95% +34.42%  

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 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 2383 3147 2945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.97% 82.27% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1979 1696
Median daily rate £410 £415 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 130
Median hourly rate £39.50 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.04% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

ITIL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

ITIL
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL in the North West

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL in the North West

ITIL
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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL in the North West

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL in the North West

ITIL
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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 +6 100 £430 +14.66% 43
Cheshire -3 37 £338 -15.62% 15
Merseyside -7 10 £360 +10.76% 6
Lancashire -25 7 £425 +1.79% 1
Cumbria +5 6 £363 -
ITIL
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 North West region with a requirement for ITIL.

1 93 (28.18%) Windows
2 82 (24.85%) Microsoft
3 80 (24.24%) Service Management
4 62 (18.79%) Finance
5 61 (18.48%) Active Directory
6 55 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (14.24%) ServiceNow
8 46 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
9 45 (13.64%) Project Management
10 40 (12.12%) ITSM
10 40 (12.12%) Change Management
11 39 (11.82%) PRINCE2
12 38 (11.52%) Security Cleared
13 37 (11.21%) DNS
13 37 (11.21%) Office 365
14 36 (10.91%) ITIL V3
15 33 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
15 33 (10.00%) SQL Server
15 33 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
16 31 (9.39%) Service Delivery
16 31 (9.39%) Unix
16 31 (9.39%) Incident Management
17 30 (9.09%) SC Cleared
17 30 (9.09%) SQL
17 30 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
18 29 (8.79%) Cisco
18 29 (8.79%) WAN
19 28 (8.48%) LAN
19 28 (8.48%) Windows Server
20 27 (8.18%) Data Centre

ITIL
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 27 (8.18%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.03%) IIS
5 5 (1.52%) Apache
5 5 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.52%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.91%) SAP Portal
7 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.61%) JBoss
8 2 (0.61%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.61%) SAS
8 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.21%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 37 (11.21%) Office 365
2 16 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.42%) PaaS
4 7 (2.12%) Yammer
5 4 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.91%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.30%) G Suite
8 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.30%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.21%) DNS
2 29 (8.79%) WAN
3 28 (8.48%) LAN
4 27 (8.18%) DHCP
5 26 (7.88%) Firewall
6 16 (4.85%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.24%) Internet
8 13 (3.94%) LDAP
9 12 (3.64%) SAN
10 10 (3.03%) VPN
11 9 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (2.12%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (2.12%) MPLS
12 7 (2.12%) SSL
12 7 (2.12%) VLAN
13 5 (1.52%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (1.52%) VoIP
14 4 (1.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.94%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.61%) Big Data
8 2 (0.61%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.61%) MySQL
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.61%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.61%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Selenium
2 3 (0.91%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
General
1 62 (18.79%) Finance
2 27 (8.18%) Banking
3 12 (3.64%) Automotive
3 12 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.42%) Local Government
6 6 (1.82%) Legal
7 3 (0.91%) Front Office
7 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.91%) Retail
8 2 (0.61%) French Language
8 2 (0.61%) German Language
8 2 (0.61%) Law
8 2 (0.61%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.30%) Billing
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (23.33%) Analyst
2 32 (9.70%) Architect
3 25 (7.58%) Project Manager
4 20 (6.06%) Service Analyst
4 20 (6.06%) Service Manager
5 19 (5.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (5.45%) Developer
7 17 (5.15%) Support Engineer
8 16 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 15 (4.55%) ITIL Manager
10 14 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (4.24%) Technical Analyst
11 13 (3.94%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.94%) Consultant
12 12 (3.64%) ServiceNow Developer
12 12 (3.64%) Technical Support
13 11 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
13 11 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (3.33%) Network Engineer
13 11 (3.33%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.55%) HTML
1 15 (4.55%) Web Services
2 11 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 11 (3.33%) XML
3 10 (3.03%) .NET
3 10 (3.03%) Middleware
4 9 (2.73%) CSS
5 8 (2.42%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.21%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.21%) JSON
7 4 (1.21%) SOAP
8 3 (0.91%) Ajax
8 3 (0.91%) CSS3
8 3 (0.91%) HTML5
8 3 (0.91%) jQuery
8 3 (0.91%) JSP
8 3 (0.91%) MSMQ
8 3 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.91%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.18%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.64%) Life Science
5 10 (3.03%) Clustering
6 8 (2.42%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.12%) CMDB
7 7 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.12%) iPhone
8 6 (1.82%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.82%) PMI
9 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.52%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.52%) User Experience
9 5 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.21%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.21%) PKI
11 3 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 93 (28.18%) Windows
2 31 (9.39%) Unix
3 28 (8.48%) Windows Server
4 26 (7.88%) Windows 7
5 20 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (5.76%) Windows 10
6 19 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (4.55%) Linux
8 13 (3.94%) AIX
9 8 (2.42%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.12%) HPUX
11 6 (1.82%) Solaris
12 5 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.21%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.21%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.30%) NetWare
15 1 (0.30%) SUSE
15 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (24.24%) Service Management
2 55 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (13.64%) Project Management
4 40 (12.12%) Change Management
4 40 (12.12%) ITSM
5 39 (11.82%) PRINCE2
6 36 (10.91%) ITIL V3
7 31 (9.39%) Incident Management
7 31 (9.39%) Service Delivery
8 30 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (7.58%) Release Management
10 24 (7.27%) DevOps
11 22 (6.67%) Problem Management
12 19 (5.76%) SDLC
13 18 (5.45%) Migration
14 17 (5.15%) Business Analysis
15 16 (4.85%) Workflow
16 15 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
17 13 (3.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.09%) SQL
2 18 (5.45%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 14 (4.24%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.64%) Java
6 8 (2.42%) Python
7 7 (2.12%) C#
7 7 (2.12%) Scala
8 6 (1.82%) C++
8 6 (1.82%) Perl
9 3 (0.91%) Go
9 3 (0.91%) PHP
9 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.61%) C
10 2 (0.61%) VB
10 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.30%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.30%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.30%) JCL
11 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 30 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 21 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.15%) Degree
6 14 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (3.94%) MCP
8 12 (3.64%) CCNA
9 11 (3.33%) MCSE
10 10 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (2.73%) ISEB
11 9 (2.73%) MCSA
12 8 (2.42%) CCNP
13 6 (1.82%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.21%) CISSP
16 3 (0.91%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.67%) SLA
2 9 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (1.82%) COBIT
4 5 (1.52%) QA
5 4 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.61%) PMO
7 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 61 (18.48%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.82%) vSphere
4 4 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.21%) XenApp
5 3 (0.91%) Docker
5 3 (0.91%) UAG
6 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.30%) Firmware
7 1 (0.30%) NFS
7 1 (0.30%) Squid
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (5.76%) SCCM
2 14 (4.24%) Ansible
3 11 (3.33%) SCOM
4 10 (3.03%) Puppet
5 9 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.52%) WSUS
7 4 (1.21%) Cisco IPCC
7 4 (1.21%) IBM BigFix
7 4 (1.21%) Netcool
8 3 (0.91%) Mesos
8 3 (0.91%) SmoothWall
8 3 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.61%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.61%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.61%) WMI
10 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 82 (24.85%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.24%) ServiceNow
3 29 (8.79%) Cisco
4 26 (7.88%) Citrix
5 25 (7.58%) VMware
6 18 (5.45%) HP
7 16 (4.85%) IBM
8 11 (3.33%) Oracle
9 10 (3.03%) SAP
10 9 (2.73%) Juniper
11 7 (2.12%) Google
12 6 (1.82%) NetApp
13 5 (1.52%) Adobe
13 5 (1.52%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.52%) Lotus
13 5 (1.52%) McAfee
13 5 (1.52%) Polycom
13 5 (1.52%) Twitter
14 4 (1.21%) Apple
14 4 (1.21%) SolarWinds
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