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 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.

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 279 286
Rank change year-on-year -62 +7  
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 290 465 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.88% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 4.00% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 274 253
Median daily rate £400 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £244 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 36 22
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.25 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.17% -4.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £10.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £47.25 £39.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -43.18% -2.22%  

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 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 26 June 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
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 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
England -54 278 £406 +4.83% 56
London -26 126 £425 -5.55% 20
South East 0 65 £425 +13.33% 17
Berkshire +16 22 £400 +6.66% 9
Yorkshire +19 20 £350 -6.66% 3
West Midlands +22 18 £448 +37.69% 2
Buckinghamshire -26 18 £413 +5.76%
Milton Keynes -24 17 £414 +6.08%
West Yorkshire +19 15 £350 -12.50% 3
North West +5 15 £319 -19.04% 1
City of London -16 13 £381 -15.27% 3
Leeds +26 12 £350 -6.66% 1
South West -15 12 £488 +42.33% 5
East of England -15 12 £405 +15.71% 6
Hampshire +4 11 £441 +33.71%
Reading +24 10 - - 3
Bromley +6 9 £475 -32.14% 1
Surrey +10 8 £431 +1.47% 4
Scotland +5 8 £375 +15.38% 1
East Midlands -27 8 £288 -20.13% 2
Birmingham +20 7 £450 +38.46% 2
Wiltshire -1 7 £498 +116.30% 2
Cheshire +23 6 £344 -19.11% 1
Northampton +1 6 £288 +25.00%
Manchester -3 6 £313 -19.35%
Northamptonshire -4 6 £288 -14.81%
Edinburgh +13 5 £400 -15.78%
Corsham -6 5 £500 +123.21% 1
Cambridge +2 4 £500 +17.64%
Staffordshire +1 4 £338 +3.84%

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 556 (100.00%) ITIL
2 183 (32.91%) Service Management
3 135 (24.28%) Microsoft
4 133 (23.92%) Finance
5 116 (20.86%) Windows
6 97 (17.45%) Project Management
7 92 (16.55%) Change Management
8 89 (16.01%) ITSM
9 86 (15.47%) Active Directory
10 84 (15.11%) Microsoft Office
11 80 (14.39%) PRINCE2
12 73 (13.13%) SLA
12 73 (13.13%) Service Delivery
13 72 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
14 63 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
15 59 (10.61%) Security Cleared
16 56 (10.07%) Degree
17 55 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 55 (9.89%) Problem Management
18 54 (9.71%) Incident Management
19 47 (8.45%) Cisco
19 47 (8.45%) Service Design
20 45 (8.09%) Telecoms
21 43 (7.73%) SC Cleared
22 40 (7.19%) Release Management
22 40 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
23 39 (7.01%) Remedy
23 39 (7.01%) Data Centre
24 38 (6.83%) Windows 7
25 36 (6.47%) Office 365

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 (4.50%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.54%) Confluence
8 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.54%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.54%) IIS
8 3 (0.54%) JBoss
9 2 (0.36%) CMS
9 2 (0.36%) SAS
9 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.18%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 84 (15.11%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (2.52%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (5.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) assyst
3 1 (0.18%) Maximo
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.47%) Office 365
2 25 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.16%) SaaS
4 8 (1.44%) IaaS
4 8 (1.44%) PaaS
5 4 (0.72%) BPaaS
6 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.54%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.36%) Yammer
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.18%) G Suite
8 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.32%) Firewall
1 24 (4.32%) WAN
2 23 (4.14%) LAN
3 16 (2.88%) Wireless
4 15 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.34%) VPN
6 11 (1.98%) SAN
7 10 (1.80%) DNS
8 7 (1.26%) BGP
8 7 (1.26%) DHCP
8 7 (1.26%) Internet
9 6 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.08%) LDAP
9 6 (1.08%) NAS
10 5 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.90%) OSPF
10 5 (0.90%) VLAN
10 5 (0.90%) VoIP
11 4 (0.72%) Network Security
11 4 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.54%) GIS
5 2 (0.36%) Big Data
5 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.18%) DB2
6 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.18%) MySQL
6 1 (0.18%) Power BI
6 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.26%) JIRA
3 3 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.36%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.36%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 133 (23.92%) Finance
2 45 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 34 (6.12%) Banking
4 14 (2.52%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.16%) Retail
6 10 (1.80%) Advertising
7 9 (1.62%) Legal
8 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.08%) Back Office
9 6 (1.08%) Front Office
9 6 (1.08%) Publishing
10 5 (0.90%) Law
11 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.54%) Military
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) French Language
13 2 (0.36%) Local Government
13 2 (0.36%) Marketing
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (26.08%) Analyst
2 92 (16.55%) Service Manager
3 71 (12.77%) Service Analyst
4 56 (10.07%) Project Manager
5 49 (8.81%) Architect
5 49 (8.81%) Support Analyst
6 42 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
7 28 (5.04%) IT Analyst
7 28 (5.04%) ITIL Manager
8 23 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (4.14%) IT Manager
9 22 (3.96%) Applications Support
9 22 (3.96%) Delivery Manager
10 19 (3.42%) Services Delivery Manager
11 17 (3.06%) Support Engineer
12 16 (2.88%) Change Analyst
12 16 (2.88%) ITIL Service Manager
12 16 (2.88%) Service Desk Support
13 15 (2.70%) Desktop Support
13 15 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.88%) Web Services
2 11 (1.98%) HTML
3 9 (1.62%) CSS
4 7 (1.26%) .NET
5 5 (0.90%) HTML5
5 5 (0.90%) REST
6 4 (0.72%) Ajax
6 4 (0.72%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.72%) CSS3
6 4 (0.72%) jQuery
6 4 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.54%) Middleware
7 3 (0.54%) XHTML
7 3 (0.54%) XML
8 2 (0.36%) SAML
8 2 (0.36%) SOAP
8 2 (0.36%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.36%) XMPP
9 1 (0.18%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.01%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 12 (2.16%) CMDB
5 12 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.62%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.62%) Replication
7 8 (1.44%) Clustering
7 8 (1.44%) User Experience
8 7 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.26%) PKI
9 5 (0.90%) CESG
9 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.90%) NHS
9 5 (0.90%) PMI
10 4 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.72%) Minimum Viable Product
11 3 (0.54%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 116 (20.86%) Windows
2 38 (6.83%) Windows 7
3 33 (5.94%) Windows Server
4 25 (4.50%) Windows 10
5 24 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (3.42%) Linux
8 12 (2.16%) Unix
8 12 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.62%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.08%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.72%) Android
13 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.54%) Solaris
13 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.36%) AIX
14 2 (0.36%) CentOS
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (100.00%) ITIL
2 183 (32.91%) Service Management
3 97 (17.45%) Project Management
4 92 (16.55%) Change Management
5 89 (16.01%) ITSM
6 80 (14.39%) PRINCE2
7 73 (13.13%) Service Delivery
8 63 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (9.89%) Problem Management
9 55 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 54 (9.71%) Incident Management
11 47 (8.45%) Service Design
12 40 (7.19%) Release Management
13 30 (5.40%) Migration
14 28 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
15 27 (4.86%) TOGAF
16 25 (4.50%) Configuration Management
17 22 (3.96%) Business Analysis
18 20 (3.60%) Agile Project Management
19 19 (3.42%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.40%) SQL
2 17 (3.06%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.08%) JavaScript
3 6 (1.08%) T-SQL
4 4 (0.72%) C
4 4 (0.72%) Java
5 3 (0.54%) C#
5 3 (0.54%) Perl
6 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.18%) Jython
7 1 (0.18%) Korn
7 1 (0.18%) PHP
7 1 (0.18%) Python
7 1 (0.18%) VB
7 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.07%) Degree
3 43 (7.73%) SC Cleared
4 40 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (3.60%) MCSE
6 19 (3.42%) MCP
7 18 (3.24%) PMI Certification
8 15 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (2.52%) PMP
10 13 (2.34%) DV Cleared
10 13 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (1.62%) CCNP
12 7 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.08%) MCDST
14 5 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.90%) ISEB
14 5 (0.90%) MCSA
14 5 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (13.13%) SLA
2 16 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.16%) QA
4 10 (1.80%) PMO
5 9 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.08%) COBIT
7 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.54%) GAMP
8 3 (0.54%) GxP
8 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.36%) HL7
9 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.36%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.18%) EFQM
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (15.47%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.70%) vSphere
4 12 (2.16%) XenApp
5 8 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.26%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.90%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.72%) Docker
8 4 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.36%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.18%) KVM
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (5.58%) SCCM
2 11 (1.98%) SCOM
3 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (0.90%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.54%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.54%) Puppet
5 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.36%) Terraform
7 1 (0.18%) Ansible
7 1 (0.18%) Cacti
7 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.18%) DameWare
7 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Nagios
7 1 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 135 (24.28%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.45%) Cisco
3 39 (7.01%) Remedy
4 35 (6.29%) HP
4 35 (6.29%) ServiceNow
5 30 (5.40%) VMware
6 27 (4.86%) Citrix
7 21 (3.78%) BMC
8 13 (2.34%) Oracle
9 12 (2.16%) LANDesk
10 10 (1.80%) SolarWinds
11 9 (1.62%) SAP
12 7 (1.26%) EMC
13 6 (1.08%) Apple
13 6 (1.08%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.08%) Dell
13 6 (1.08%) Intel
13 6 (1.08%) NetApp
14 5 (0.90%) Google
15 4 (0.72%) Fortinet
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Posted: 3 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £180.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
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Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £480 - £500 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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