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 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.

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 345 274 274
Rank change year-on-year -71 0  
Contract jobs citing ITIL Certification 268 449 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.83% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 4.00% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 294 238
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £187 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 26
Median hourly rate £19.46 £17.42 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.68% +16.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £14.30 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £24.10 £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.46 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +8.08% +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 9431 11239 10753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 7043 6111
Median daily rate £420 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 408 495
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

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 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 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 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 30 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 -67 250 £400 +6.66% 67
London -29 123 £400 -4.47% 24
South East 0 51 £406 +11.87% 13
North West +19 17 £400 +68.42% 5
Yorkshire +15 14 £400 -5.88% 4
West Midlands +9 14 £413 +3.12% 4
East Midlands -9 14 £294 +2.17% 4
City of London +11 12 £460 +24.32% 3
Oxfordshire -4 12 £150 +17.64% 1
East of England -18 12 £303 -6.73% 9
Hampshire +19 11 £369 +5.35% 3
Oxford -2 10 £150 +17.64%
Berkshire +18 9 £475 +42.85% 1
Northamptonshire 0 9 £294 +18.68% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 9 £408 +1.43% 4
West Yorkshire +6 7 £438 +2.94% 4
Birmingham +1 7 £300 -14.28%
Northampton -1 7 £288 +109.09% 1
Cheshire +31 6 £388 +21.56% 1
Manchester +13 6 £400 +288.34% 4
North Yorkshire - 6 £400 -
Wales +9 4 £406 +149.23%
Southampton +7 4 £303 +101.66%
Surrey +3 4 £750 +184.36% 3
Norfolk -1 4 £275 -26.66%
Milton Keynes -12 4 £411 +2.11% 2
South West -30 4 £325 -13.33% 3
Harrogate - 4 £400 -
South Wales +18 3 £388 +252.27%
Reading +16 3 - -

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 593 (100.00%) ITIL
2 199 (33.56%) Service Management
3 144 (24.28%) Windows
4 143 (24.11%) Microsoft
5 122 (20.57%) Finance
6 109 (18.38%) Active Directory
7 104 (17.54%) Project Management
8 103 (17.37%) Security Cleared
9 100 (16.86%) Service Delivery
10 87 (14.67%) Change Management
10 87 (14.67%) SC Cleared
11 84 (14.17%) MS Office
12 78 (13.15%) MS Excel
13 76 (12.82%) PRINCE2
14 74 (12.48%) Problem Management
15 73 (12.31%) ITSM
16 66 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
17 64 (10.79%) SLA
18 58 (9.78%) Incident Management
18 58 (9.78%) Windows 7
19 55 (9.27%) Degree
20 54 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
21 53 (8.94%) VMware
21 53 (8.94%) Cisco
22 52 (8.77%) HP
23 51 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
23 51 (8.60%) Service Design
24 47 (7.93%) ServiceNow
25 45 (7.59%) Release Management
26 44 (7.42%) Windows Server

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 35 (5.90%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.01%) CMS
5 6 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.67%) Apache
8 3 (0.51%) IIS
8 3 (0.51%) JBoss
8 3 (0.51%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) Confluence
10 1 (0.17%) Drupal
10 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 84 (14.17%) MS Office
2 78 (13.15%) MS Excel
3 19 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (4.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.34%) assyst
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Eikon
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.88%) Office 365
2 14 (2.36%) IaaS
3 13 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (1.85%) PaaS
6 5 (0.84%) SaaS
7 4 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.51%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.34%) GitHub
10 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.40%) LAN
2 26 (4.38%) WAN
3 23 (3.88%) TCP/IP
4 22 (3.71%) Firewall
5 16 (2.70%) Wireless
6 13 (2.19%) Network Security
7 11 (1.85%) SAN
8 10 (1.69%) DNS
8 10 (1.69%) Internet
8 10 (1.69%) VPN
9 7 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (1.18%) LDAP
9 7 (1.18%) SSL
10 6 (1.01%) BGP
10 6 (1.01%) DHCP
11 5 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.84%) HTTP
11 5 (0.84%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (0.84%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.67%) GIS
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.34%) Big Data
5 2 (0.34%) DB2
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.17%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.17%) MS Access
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.17%) QlikView
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.35%) JIRA
2 5 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.34%) 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
1 122 (20.57%) Finance
2 36 (6.07%) Banking
3 31 (5.23%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.87%) Military
5 12 (2.02%) Retail
6 11 (1.85%) Legal
7 6 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.01%) Law
8 5 (0.84%) Advertising
8 5 (0.84%) Back Office
9 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.67%) Games
9 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.51%) Front Office
10 3 (0.51%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) French Language
11 2 (0.34%) German Language
11 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 2 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 155 (26.14%) Analyst
2 73 (12.31%) Service Manager
3 66 (11.13%) Service Analyst
4 55 (9.27%) Support Analyst
5 44 (7.42%) Architect
5 44 (7.42%) Project Manager
5 44 (7.42%) Service Desk Analyst
6 29 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 29 (4.89%) IT Analyst
7 27 (4.55%) IT Manager
8 23 (3.88%) Delivery Manager
9 20 (3.37%) IT Support
9 20 (3.37%) ITIL Manager
9 20 (3.37%) Problem Manager
9 20 (3.37%) Services Delivery Manager
10 19 (3.20%) Business Analyst
10 19 (3.20%) Desktop Support
10 19 (3.20%) Transition Manager
11 18 (3.04%) Service Architect
12 17 (2.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.87%) HTML
2 12 (2.02%) Middleware
3 11 (1.85%) CSS
4 9 (1.52%) Web Services
5 8 (1.35%) HTML5
6 7 (1.18%) .NET
7 5 (0.84%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.67%) Ajax
8 4 (0.67%) CSS3
8 4 (0.67%) jQuery
8 4 (0.67%) XML
9 3 (0.51%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.51%) REST
9 3 (0.51%) SAML
9 3 (0.51%) SOAP
9 3 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.51%) XHTML
10 2 (0.34%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.34%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.40%) Data Centre
3 26 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.88%) Blackberry
4 23 (3.88%) CMDB
5 10 (1.69%) Replication
6 7 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.18%) PKI
7 6 (1.01%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.01%) Clustering
7 6 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.01%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.01%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.84%) CESG
8 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.51%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.51%) iPad
9 3 (0.51%) PMI
9 3 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 144 (24.28%) Windows
2 58 (9.78%) Windows 7
3 44 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 34 (5.73%) Linux
5 27 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (3.37%) Unix
7 20 (3.37%) Windows 10
8 15 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (2.36%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.69%) Android
10 10 (1.69%) Mac OS X
10 10 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.52%) Solaris
12 8 (1.35%) AIX
13 5 (0.84%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.84%) HPUX
14 4 (0.67%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (100.00%) ITIL
2 199 (33.56%) Service Management
3 104 (17.54%) Project Management
4 100 (16.86%) Service Delivery
5 87 (14.67%) Change Management
6 76 (12.82%) PRINCE2
7 74 (12.48%) Problem Management
8 73 (12.31%) ITSM
9 58 (9.78%) Incident Management
10 54 (9.11%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (8.60%) Service Design
11 51 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (7.59%) Release Management
13 43 (7.25%) Configuration Management
14 26 (4.38%) Migration
15 25 (4.22%) Root Cause Analysis
16 24 (4.05%) ITIL V3
17 23 (3.88%) TOGAF
18 22 (3.71%) Information Security
19 21 (3.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.24%) SQL
2 20 (3.37%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.36%) Java
4 13 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.69%) Perl
6 9 (1.52%) C
7 6 (1.01%) Korn
8 5 (0.84%) Bourne shell
8 5 (0.84%) VBScript
9 4 (0.67%) AWK
9 4 (0.67%) C#
9 4 (0.67%) PHP
10 3 (0.51%) VB
10 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.17%) Python
11 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 87 (14.67%) SC Cleared
3 55 (9.27%) Degree
4 39 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (4.05%) MCP
7 22 (3.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 20 (3.37%) CCNA
8 20 (3.37%) MCSE
9 18 (3.04%) PMP
10 17 (2.87%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.87%) ISEB
11 16 (2.70%) CCNP
12 15 (2.53%) PMI Certification
13 10 (1.69%) CCDA
13 10 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (1.18%) CCDP
15 6 (1.01%) CCIE
16 5 (0.84%) CISSP
16 5 (0.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (10.79%) SLA
2 13 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.69%) PMO
3 10 (1.69%) QA
4 5 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.51%) GAMP
5 3 (0.51%) GxP
6 2 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.34%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) EFQM
7 1 (0.17%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.17%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 109 (18.38%) Active Directory
2 38 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.04%) vSphere
4 10 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.35%) BitLocker
6 8 (1.35%) XenApp
7 7 (1.18%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.67%) Docker
8 4 (0.67%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.34%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.17%) KVM
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (5.06%) SCCM
2 14 (2.36%) SCOM
3 13 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (2.02%) Tivoli
5 10 (1.69%) Puppet
6 6 (1.01%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.01%) Netcool
6 6 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.84%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.67%) vRealize
8 4 (0.67%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.51%) Nagios
9 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (0.34%) Ansible
10 2 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.17%) Cacti
11 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 143 (24.11%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.94%) Cisco
2 53 (8.94%) VMware
3 52 (8.77%) HP
4 47 (7.93%) ServiceNow
5 39 (6.58%) Remedy
6 36 (6.07%) Citrix
7 20 (3.37%) BMC
7 20 (3.37%) Oracle
8 14 (2.36%) LANDesk
9 13 (2.19%) EMC
9 13 (2.19%) SAP
10 11 (1.85%) IBM
11 10 (1.69%) Apple
11 10 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.52%) Dell
12 9 (1.52%) Intel
13 6 (1.01%) CA
13 6 (1.01%) Juniper
13 6 (1.01%) SolarWinds
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