The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 26 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 12 27
Rank change year-on-year -23 +15  
Contract jobs citing ITIL 95 295 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.35% 10.19% 5.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.28% 11.93% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 167 89
Median daily rate £375 £362 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.73% +11.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £224 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 7
Median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +176.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £30.61 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.20 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.67 £15.00
% change year-on-year -22.57% +37.76%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1800 2473 2451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.42% 85.42% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1405 1258
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 66
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

ITIL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL in Scotland

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL in Scotland

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL in Scotland

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL in Scotland

ITIL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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
Edinburgh -18 36 £425 - 16
Glasgow +10 25 £275 -15.38% 6
Aberdeen -3 14 £375 - 1
West Lothian 0 5 £320 -11.72% 2
Renfrewshire -5 5 £403 +21.96% 1
Inverclyde 0 4 £135 -66.25%
Stirling +10 1 £140 -
West Dunbartonshire -2 1 - -
Fife - 1 £425 - 1
ITIL
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for ITIL.

1 66 (31.43%) Service Management
2 64 (30.48%) Windows
3 52 (24.76%) Finance
4 49 (23.33%) Active Directory
5 47 (22.38%) Microsoft
6 46 (21.90%) Cisco
7 39 (18.57%) Firewall
8 37 (17.62%) ITSM
8 37 (17.62%) HP
9 32 (15.24%) Project Management
9 32 (15.24%) LAN
9 32 (15.24%) Degree
9 32 (15.24%) ITIL V3
10 31 (14.76%) WAN
10 31 (14.76%) Windows Server
11 30 (14.29%) Citrix
12 29 (13.81%) Microsoft Office
13 28 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
14 26 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (11.90%) Security Cleared
15 25 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (11.90%) Service Delivery
15 25 (11.90%) Wireless
16 24 (11.43%) CCNP
16 24 (11.43%) F5
16 24 (11.43%) SC Cleared
17 23 (10.95%) SCCM
17 23 (10.95%) CheckPoint
18 22 (10.48%) Juniper
18 22 (10.48%) PRINCE2

ITIL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 14 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.38%) IIS
4 3 (1.43%) Moodle
5 2 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.95%) Blackboard Learn
5 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
6 1 (0.48%) CMS
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
6 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (13.81%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.48%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.95%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.57%) Firewall
2 32 (15.24%) LAN
3 31 (14.76%) WAN
4 25 (11.90%) Wireless
5 18 (8.57%) BIG-IP
6 15 (7.14%) SAN
7 10 (4.76%) DNS
8 8 (3.81%) DHCP
9 7 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (3.33%) TCP/IP
10 6 (2.86%) VPN
11 5 (2.38%) BGP
11 5 (2.38%) MPLS
11 5 (2.38%) OSPF
12 4 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.90%) Internet
12 4 (1.90%) Multicast
13 3 (1.43%) NAS
13 3 (1.43%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.48%) DB2
4 1 (0.48%) MySQL
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Ant
1 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.48%) Maven
1 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 52 (24.76%) Finance
2 14 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.24%) Banking
4 5 (2.38%) Law
5 4 (1.90%) Retail
5 4 (1.90%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.95%) Legal
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Billing
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
7 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 60 (28.57%) Analyst
2 34 (16.19%) Network Engineer
3 20 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 18 (8.57%) IT Analyst
5 17 (8.10%) Consultant
5 17 (8.10%) Service Analyst
6 16 (7.62%) Project Manager
7 14 (6.67%) IT Manager
8 10 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.29%) IT Support
9 9 (4.29%) Service Manager
10 8 (3.81%) Architect
10 8 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.33%) IT Support Analyst
11 7 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.86%) IT Project Manager
12 6 (2.86%) Operations Manager
12 6 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (2.86%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.95%) XML
2 1 (0.48%) .NET
2 1 (0.48%) LAMP
2 1 (0.48%) Middleware
2 1 (0.48%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 15 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.71%) CMDB
5 5 (2.38%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.90%) CESG
6 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.90%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.43%) Clustering
7 3 (1.43%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.43%) Replication
7 3 (1.43%) VLE
8 2 (0.95%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.95%) PMI
8 2 (0.95%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.95%) User Experience
9 1 (0.48%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 64 (30.48%) Windows
2 31 (14.76%) Windows Server
3 26 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 12 (5.71%) Linux
7 10 (4.76%) Unix
8 8 (3.81%) Windows 10
9 7 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.38%) CatOS
11 4 (1.90%) AIX
11 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.43%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.95%) CentOS
13 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.48%) OS/2
14 1 (0.48%) Solaris
14 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (31.43%) Service Management
2 37 (17.62%) ITSM
3 32 (15.24%) ITIL V3
3 32 (15.24%) Project Management
4 25 (11.90%) Service Delivery
5 22 (10.48%) PRINCE2
6 21 (10.00%) Network Design
6 21 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (9.52%) Change Management
8 18 (8.57%) Incident Management
9 17 (8.10%) Supplier Management
10 16 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (7.62%) Problem Management
10 16 (7.62%) Quality Management
10 16 (7.62%) Release Management
11 15 (7.14%) Change Control
12 14 (6.67%) QMS
13 13 (6.19%) Configuration Management
14 12 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.00%) SQL
2 17 (8.10%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.33%) C
4 5 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.38%) VBScript
5 4 (1.90%) Perl
6 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.43%) Python
7 2 (0.95%) PHP
7 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.48%) C#
8 1 (0.48%) C-shell
8 1 (0.48%) Korn
8 1 (0.48%) VB
8 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (15.24%) Degree
2 28 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (11.90%) Security Cleared
4 24 (11.43%) CCNP
4 24 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 20 (9.52%) CCSE
6 19 (9.05%) CCDP
6 19 (9.05%) CCIE
6 19 (9.05%) CCIP
6 19 (9.05%) CCSA
6 19 (9.05%) JNCIA
6 19 (9.05%) JNCIE
7 17 (8.10%) HP ASE
7 17 (8.10%) HP MASE
8 16 (7.62%) CISSP
9 13 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.86%) CISM
11 6 (2.86%) PMI Certification
12 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (5.71%) SLA
3 7 (3.33%) COBIT
3 7 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.86%) QA
5 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 49 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.62%) XenApp
3 12 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.24%) vSphere
5 6 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.38%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (2.38%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.43%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.95%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.95%) RHEV
8 2 (0.95%) Squid
8 2 (0.95%) UAG
8 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (10.95%) SCCM
2 21 (10.00%) FortiGate
3 8 (3.81%) WSUS
4 7 (3.33%) SCOM
5 3 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.95%) Control-M
6 2 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.95%) Puppet
6 2 (0.95%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.95%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.48%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.48%) DameWare
7 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.48%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.48%) Simpana
7 1 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 47 (22.38%) Microsoft
2 46 (21.90%) Cisco
3 37 (17.62%) HP
4 30 (14.29%) Citrix
5 24 (11.43%) F5
6 23 (10.95%) CheckPoint
7 22 (10.48%) Juniper
8 20 (9.52%) Fortinet
9 19 (9.05%) Riverbed
9 19 (9.05%) VMware
10 17 (8.10%) Aruba
11 7 (3.33%) EMC
11 7 (3.33%) NetApp
12 6 (2.86%) Avaya
13 5 (2.38%) IBM
13 5 (2.38%) Oracle
13 5 (2.38%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.38%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.90%) BT
14 4 (1.90%) Siemens
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