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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
UK
Rank 340 270 284
Rank change year-on-year -70 +14  
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 266 455 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 4.11% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 302 213
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £191 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £348 £375
% change year-on-year +15.10% -7.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 25
Median hourly rate £17.30 £16.84 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +12.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.42 £14.40 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £23.80 £38.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +20.00%  

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 9250 11061 10481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.82% 20.95% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5889 6895 5953
Median daily rate £420 £406 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.51% +1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 410 473
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.78 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 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
England -62 248 £400 +6.66% 62
London -54 119 £405 -1.81% 17
South East -2 53 £406 +11.87% 13
North West +23 18 £400 +68.42% 2
East Midlands -1 17 £300 +20.00% 5
West Midlands +9 14 £381 -5.86% 5
City of London 0 13 £460 +24.32% 2
Yorkshire +6 12 £400 -4.47% 8
Hampshire +25 11 £369 +3.50% 3
Oxfordshire 0 11 £150 +15.38% 2
East of England -26 11 £289 -11.06% 7
Northamptonshire +2 10 £300 +21.21% 2
Oxford +3 9 £150 +15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire -16 9 £408 +1.43% 3
Berkshire +12 8 £475 +30.58% 3
Birmingham +1 8 £300 -17.24% 1
Northampton -3 8 £294 +113.63% 1
Manchester +12 7 £400 +288.34% 2
Cheshire +22 6 £388 +21.56%
North Yorkshire - 6 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire +7 5 £450 +7.46% 5
West Sussex +6 5 £475 +82.69%
Scotland +22 4 £234 -15.00% 4
Wales +12 4 £406 +149.23% 1
Southampton +7 4 £303 +101.66%
Nottingham +4 4 £328 +9.16% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 4 £328 +9.16% 1
Norfolk -3 4 £275 -26.66%
Milton Keynes -13 4 £411 +2.11% 1
Harrogate - 4 £400 -

ITIL Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 605 (100.00%) ITIL
2 202 (33.39%) Service Management
3 150 (24.79%) Windows
4 145 (23.97%) Microsoft
5 119 (19.67%) Finance
6 112 (18.51%) Security Cleared
7 108 (17.85%) Active Directory
8 106 (17.52%) Project Management
9 105 (17.36%) Service Delivery
10 94 (15.54%) SC Cleared
11 85 (14.05%) Change Management
11 85 (14.05%) MS Office
12 80 (13.22%) PRINCE2
13 78 (12.89%) MS Excel
14 77 (12.73%) ITSM
15 74 (12.23%) Problem Management
16 67 (11.07%) SLA
17 66 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
18 62 (10.25%) Windows 7
19 58 (9.59%) Incident Management
20 56 (9.26%) Degree
21 54 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
21 54 (8.93%) Cisco
21 54 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
22 53 (8.76%) Service Design
23 52 (8.60%) VMware
24 51 (8.43%) HP
25 49 (8.10%) Configuration Management
26 48 (7.93%) ServiceNow
27 47 (7.77%) Release Management

ITIL Certification
Top Related 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 36 (5.95%) MS Exchange
2 18 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (2.81%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (0.99%) CMS
6 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.66%) Apache
7 4 (0.66%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.50%) IIS
8 3 (0.50%) JBoss
8 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 85 (14.05%) MS Office
2 78 (12.89%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.32%) MS Project
6 2 (0.33%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (4.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.33%) assyst
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Eikon
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.47%) Office 365
2 14 (2.31%) IaaS
3 12 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.82%) PaaS
5 5 (0.83%) SaaS
6 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.33%) GitHub
8 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.79%) LAN
2 26 (4.30%) WAN
3 25 (4.13%) TCP/IP
4 23 (3.80%) Firewall
5 18 (2.98%) Wireless
6 14 (2.31%) Network Security
7 11 (1.82%) DNS
7 11 (1.82%) VPN
8 10 (1.65%) Internet
9 9 (1.49%) SAN
10 8 (1.32%) SSL
11 7 (1.16%) BGP
11 7 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (1.16%) DHCP
12 6 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.99%) HTTP
13 5 (0.83%) LDAP
13 5 (0.83%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.66%) GIS
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.33%) Big Data
6 2 (0.33%) DB2
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.17%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.17%) MS Access
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.17%) QlikView
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (1.16%) JIRA
2 5 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.17%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.17%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 119 (19.67%) Finance
2 36 (5.95%) Banking
3 30 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.81%) Military
5 12 (1.98%) Legal
6 11 (1.82%) Retail
7 7 (1.16%) Back Office
8 6 (0.99%) Advertising
9 5 (0.83%) Games
9 5 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.83%) Law
10 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.50%) Front Office
10 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Automotive
11 2 (0.33%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) German Language
11 2 (0.33%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.33%) Local Government
11 2 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 156 (25.79%) Analyst
2 77 (12.73%) Service Manager
3 65 (10.74%) Service Analyst
4 56 (9.26%) Support Analyst
5 46 (7.60%) Project Manager
6 45 (7.44%) Architect
6 45 (7.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 31 (5.12%) IT Manager
8 30 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 27 (4.46%) IT Analyst
10 23 (3.80%) Delivery Manager
11 21 (3.47%) ITIL Manager
11 21 (3.47%) Services Delivery Manager
11 21 (3.47%) Transition Manager
12 20 (3.31%) IT Support
12 20 (3.31%) Problem Manager
13 19 (3.14%) Business Analyst
13 19 (3.14%) Service Architect
13 19 (3.14%) Service Transition Manager
14 18 (2.98%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.98%) HTML
2 12 (1.98%) CSS
2 12 (1.98%) Middleware
3 10 (1.65%) Web Services
4 9 (1.49%) .NET
5 8 (1.32%) HTML5
6 5 (0.83%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.66%) Ajax
7 4 (0.66%) CSS3
7 4 (0.66%) jQuery
7 4 (0.66%) XML
8 3 (0.50%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.50%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (0.50%) REST
8 3 (0.50%) SAML
8 3 (0.50%) SOAP
8 3 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (0.50%) XHTML
9 2 (0.33%) Leaflet
9 2 (0.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 25 (4.13%) CMDB
3 25 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.80%) Blackberry
5 10 (1.65%) Replication
6 7 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.99%) Client/Server
7 6 (0.99%) Clustering
7 6 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 6 (0.99%) EMC VNX
7 6 (0.99%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.83%) CESG
8 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.83%) PKI
9 4 (0.66%) NHS
10 3 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.50%) iPad
10 3 (0.50%) PMI
10 3 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 150 (24.79%) Windows
2 62 (10.25%) Windows 7
3 46 (7.60%) Windows Server
4 33 (5.45%) Linux
5 29 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (3.47%) Unix
7 21 (3.47%) Windows 10
8 17 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.64%) Windows XP
10 11 (1.82%) Mac OS X
11 10 (1.65%) Android
12 9 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.49%) Solaris
13 8 (1.32%) AIX
14 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.83%) HPUX
15 4 (0.66%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.66%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.33%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (100.00%) ITIL
2 202 (33.39%) Service Management
3 106 (17.52%) Project Management
4 105 (17.36%) Service Delivery
5 85 (14.05%) Change Management
6 80 (13.22%) PRINCE2
7 77 (12.73%) ITSM
8 74 (12.23%) Problem Management
9 58 (9.59%) Incident Management
10 54 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 53 (8.76%) Service Design
12 49 (8.10%) Configuration Management
13 47 (7.77%) Release Management
14 27 (4.46%) ITIL V3
14 27 (4.46%) Migration
15 24 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
16 23 (3.80%) TOGAF
17 22 (3.64%) Information Security
18 21 (3.47%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (6.28%) SQL
2 18 (2.98%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.31%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.15%) Java
5 11 (1.82%) C
6 10 (1.65%) Perl
7 6 (0.99%) Korn
8 5 (0.83%) Bourne shell
8 5 (0.83%) C#
8 5 (0.83%) VBScript
9 4 (0.66%) AWK
9 4 (0.66%) PHP
9 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.50%) VB
11 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.17%) Python
12 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (18.51%) Security Cleared
2 94 (15.54%) SC Cleared
3 56 (9.26%) Degree
4 43 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (4.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 24 (3.97%) MCP
7 24 (3.97%) MCSE
8 21 (3.47%) CCNA
9 20 (3.31%) DV Cleared
10 18 (2.98%) PMP
11 17 (2.81%) CCNP
11 17 (2.81%) ISEB
12 15 (2.48%) PMI Certification
13 10 (1.65%) CCDA
13 10 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (1.49%) BICSI Certification
14 9 (1.49%) BICSI RCDD
15 8 (1.32%) MCSA
16 7 (1.16%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (11.07%) SLA
2 15 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.65%) PMO
5 9 (1.49%) QA
6 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.50%) GAMP
8 3 (0.50%) GxP
8 3 (0.50%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.33%) ISO27005
10 1 (0.17%) COBIT
10 1 (0.17%) EFQM
10 1 (0.17%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 108 (17.85%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.81%) vSphere
4 11 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (1.32%) BitLocker
5 8 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.32%) XenApp
6 7 (1.16%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.83%) Docker
8 4 (0.66%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (5.12%) SCCM
2 13 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (1.98%) SCOM
3 12 (1.98%) Tivoli
4 11 (1.82%) Puppet
5 7 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.99%) Netcool
7 5 (0.83%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.83%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.66%) Nagios
8 4 (0.66%) vRealize
8 4 (0.66%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (0.33%) Ansible
10 2 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.33%) Cacti
11 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 145 (23.97%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.93%) Cisco
3 52 (8.60%) VMware
4 51 (8.43%) HP
5 48 (7.93%) ServiceNow
6 36 (5.95%) Remedy
7 32 (5.29%) Citrix
8 20 (3.31%) BMC
8 20 (3.31%) Oracle
9 16 (2.64%) LANDesk
10 13 (2.15%) SAP
11 12 (1.98%) EMC
11 12 (1.98%) IBM
12 11 (1.82%) Apple
13 9 (1.49%) Intel
13 9 (1.49%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.16%) SolarWinds
15 6 (0.99%) CA
15 6 (0.99%) Dell
15 6 (0.99%) Juniper
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