The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ITIL Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 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
UK
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 280 257
Rank change year-on-year -70 -23  
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 265 456 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.85% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 3.94% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 270 270
Median daily rate £390 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £226 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 22
Median hourly rate £14.25 £18.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.08 £36.15 £40.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% -16.66%  

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8739 11583 10694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.51% 21.58% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5304 7155 6138
Median daily rate £433 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.12% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 416 545
Median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +46.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

ITIL Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

ITIL Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL Certification in the UK

ITIL Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL Certification over the 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL Certification in the UK

ITIL Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL Certification in the UK

ITIL Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL Certification over the 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL Certification in the UK

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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
England -41 251 £388 -0.95% 52
London -28 114 £383 -15.00% 21
South East -12 54 £450 +20.00% 8
Berkshire +23 22 £430 +14.66% 1
West Midlands +36 20 £450 +33.33% 6
North West +9 20 £344 -14.06% 3
City of London -4 15 £381 -15.27% 5
Yorkshire +8 14 £350 -8.79% 4
East of England -23 13 £289 -17.41% 8
Buckinghamshire -21 11 £475 +18.01% 3
West Yorkshire +19 10 £350 -30.00% 3
Milton Keynes -20 10 £475 +18.01% 3
Birmingham +19 9 £450 +20.00% 2
East Midlands -18 9 £300 -16.66%
Reading +34 8 - -
Leeds +24 8 £350 - 3
Cheshire +27 7 £388 -6.06% 1
Surrey +5 7 £450 +44.00% 3
Hampshire +4 7 £433 +23.57% 1
Manchester +2 7 £338 +1.88% 2
South West -18 6 £495 +62.29% 2
Newbury +2 5 £400 -
Staffordshire +1 5 £394 +21.15% 1
Northamptonshire 0 5 £300 +114.28%
Wiltshire -9 5 £498 +116.30%
County Antrim -32 5 £390 +43.38% 3
Belfast -34 5 £390 +43.38% 3
Northern Ireland -38 5 £390 +43.38% 3
West Sussex +26 4 £463 -2.63%
Edinburgh +15 4 £438 +246.53% 1

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 with a requirement for ITIL Certification.

1 525 (100.00%) ITIL
2 187 (35.62%) Service Management
3 130 (24.76%) Microsoft
4 120 (22.86%) Finance
5 114 (21.71%) Windows
6 92 (17.52%) Project Management
7 88 (16.76%) ITSM
8 87 (16.57%) Active Directory
9 85 (16.19%) Change Management
10 76 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
11 73 (13.90%) Service Delivery
12 68 (12.95%) PRINCE2
13 66 (12.57%) SLA
14 57 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
15 55 (10.48%) Security Cleared
16 53 (10.10%) Problem Management
17 52 (9.90%) Incident Management
17 52 (9.90%) Degree
17 52 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
18 50 (9.52%) Cisco
19 46 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
20 45 (8.57%) ServiceNow
20 45 (8.57%) Service Design
21 43 (8.19%) SC Cleared
22 41 (7.81%) Telecoms
22 41 (7.81%) Remedy
22 41 (7.81%) Windows 7
23 37 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
23 37 (7.05%) SQL Server
24 36 (6.86%) Banking

ITIL Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (0.95%) CMS
6 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.76%) IIS
6 4 (0.76%) JBoss
7 3 (0.57%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.19%) Confluence
9 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 76 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (6.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) assyst
3 1 (0.19%) Maximo
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.90%) Office 365
2 18 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.71%) SaaS
4 8 (1.52%) IaaS
5 7 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.14%) PaaS
7 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.57%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.38%) BPaaS
9 2 (0.38%) Yammer
10 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.19%) G Suite
10 1 (0.19%) GitHub
10 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.33%) LAN
2 25 (4.76%) WAN
3 24 (4.57%) Firewall
4 19 (3.62%) TCP/IP
5 17 (3.24%) Wireless
6 12 (2.29%) VPN
7 8 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (1.52%) DNS
7 8 (1.52%) LDAP
8 7 (1.33%) BGP
8 7 (1.33%) Internet
9 6 (1.14%) DHCP
9 6 (1.14%) Network Security
9 6 (1.14%) VLAN
10 5 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.95%) VoIP
11 4 (0.76%) OSPF
11 4 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.76%) SAN
12 3 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.57%) Big Data
4 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.57%) GIS
4 3 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.19%) DB2
6 1 (0.19%) Power BI
6 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.33%) JIRA
3 3 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.19%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.19%) Selenium
4 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 120 (22.86%) Finance
2 41 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 36 (6.86%) Banking
4 10 (1.90%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.90%) Retail
5 7 (1.33%) Legal
6 6 (1.14%) Advertising
6 6 (1.14%) Back Office
6 6 (1.14%) Front Office
7 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.95%) Law
7 5 (0.95%) Publishing
8 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) French Language
9 2 (0.38%) Local Government
9 2 (0.38%) Marketing
9 2 (0.38%) Military
9 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 145 (27.62%) Analyst
2 72 (13.71%) Service Manager
3 68 (12.95%) Service Analyst
4 50 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 48 (9.14%) Project Manager
6 47 (8.95%) Architect
7 40 (7.62%) Service Desk Analyst
8 30 (5.71%) IT Analyst
9 25 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (4.57%) Delivery Manager
10 24 (4.57%) ITIL Manager
11 23 (4.38%) IT Manager
12 21 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
13 19 (3.62%) Applications Support
14 16 (3.05%) Desktop Support
14 16 (3.05%) IT Support
14 16 (3.05%) Service Desk Support
14 16 (3.05%) Support Engineer
15 15 (2.86%) Service Desk Support Analyst
15 15 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.86%) Web Services
2 14 (2.67%) HTML
3 9 (1.71%) CSS
4 8 (1.52%) .NET
4 8 (1.52%) HTML5
5 5 (0.95%) Middleware
6 4 (0.76%) Ajax
6 4 (0.76%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.76%) CSS3
6 4 (0.76%) jQuery
6 4 (0.76%) REST
6 4 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.57%) SOAP
7 3 (0.57%) XHTML
7 3 (0.57%) XML
8 2 (0.38%) SAML
8 2 (0.38%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.19%) Velocity
9 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.05%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.29%) CMDB
6 8 (1.52%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.52%) Replication
6 8 (1.52%) User Experience
7 7 (1.33%) Clustering
7 7 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.33%) PKI
8 5 (0.95%) CESG
8 5 (0.95%) PMI
9 4 (0.76%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.76%) Minimum Viable Product
9 4 (0.76%) NHS
9 4 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 114 (21.71%) Windows
2 41 (7.81%) Windows 7
3 36 (6.86%) Windows Server
4 24 (4.57%) Windows 10
5 21 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (3.43%) Linux
7 17 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.29%) Unix
8 12 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (2.10%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.95%) Android
10 5 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.95%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.38%) CentOS
12 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.38%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) AIX
13 1 (0.19%) SUSE
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (100.00%) ITIL
2 187 (35.62%) Service Management
3 92 (17.52%) Project Management
4 88 (16.76%) ITSM
5 85 (16.19%) Change Management
6 73 (13.90%) Service Delivery
7 68 (12.95%) PRINCE2
8 53 (10.10%) Problem Management
9 52 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (9.90%) Incident Management
10 46 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (8.57%) Service Design
12 35 (6.67%) Release Management
13 30 (5.71%) Configuration Management
14 28 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
15 26 (4.95%) Migration
16 23 (4.38%) TOGAF
17 22 (4.19%) Business Analysis
18 18 (3.43%) Change Control
19 17 (3.24%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.48%) SQL
2 17 (3.24%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.52%) C
5 6 (1.14%) Java
5 6 (1.14%) Perl
6 5 (0.95%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.76%) C#
7 4 (0.76%) PHP
8 3 (0.57%) VB
8 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.19%) Korn
9 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 52 (9.90%) Degree
3 43 (8.19%) SC Cleared
4 37 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (3.62%) MCSE
7 17 (3.24%) PMI Certification
8 16 (3.05%) MCP
9 14 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (2.48%) PMP
11 12 (2.29%) CCNA
11 12 (2.29%) CCNP
12 9 (1.71%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.33%) CCDA
14 6 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.95%) CCIE
16 4 (0.76%) CCDP
16 4 (0.76%) ISEB
16 4 (0.76%) MCSA
16 4 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (12.57%) SLA
2 15 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.10%) QA
4 7 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.33%) PMO
5 6 (1.14%) COBIT
6 4 (0.76%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.57%) GAMP
7 3 (0.57%) GxP
7 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.38%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.19%) EFQM
9 1 (0.19%) HL7
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 87 (16.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.05%) vSphere
4 10 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (1.90%) XenApp
5 8 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.95%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.76%) Docker
7 4 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.19%) KVM
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (5.14%) SCCM
2 10 (1.90%) SCOM
3 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.76%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.57%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.57%) Puppet
5 3 (0.57%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.38%) Ansible
6 2 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.38%) Nagios
6 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.19%) Cacti
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.19%) DameWare
7 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 130 (24.76%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.52%) Cisco
3 45 (8.57%) ServiceNow
4 41 (7.81%) Remedy
5 34 (6.48%) VMware
6 33 (6.29%) HP
7 27 (5.14%) Citrix
8 23 (4.38%) BMC
9 14 (2.67%) LANDesk
9 14 (2.67%) Oracle
10 9 (1.71%) SAP
10 9 (1.71%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.52%) EMC
12 6 (1.14%) Apple
12 6 (1.14%) Dell
12 6 (1.14%) Intel
13 5 (0.95%) Bloomberg
13 5 (0.95%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.95%) NetApp
13 5 (0.95%) Reuters
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: Location Allowance + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £115 - £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Square One Resources
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Square One Resources
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £33,835 - £44,884 plus location allowance plus benefits
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