The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ITIL Foundation Certificate qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK
Rank 526 558 535
Rank change year-on-year +32 -23  
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 70 84 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.76% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 56 37
Median daily rate £250 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £138 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £423 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £250 £350
% change year-on-year -8.80% -28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.17 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.47% +0.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 £11.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £35.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £35.00 £13.14
% change year-on-year -47.14% +166.36%  

ITIL Foundation Certificate 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 9416 11075 10551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.90% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6908 6005
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £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 450 402 477
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 £12.07 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ITIL Foundation Certificate as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL Foundation Certificate in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL Foundation Certificate in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL Foundation Certificate in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL Foundation Certificate in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
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 Foundation Certificate within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +19 58 £290 -9.44% 15
South East +31 25 £289 -20.61% 2
London +15 14 £250 -20.38% 5
South Wales +15 10 £170 +23.63%
Wales +10 10 £170 +23.63%
Berkshire +28 9 £290 -20.00% 1
Milton Keynes +3 9 £411 -3.29%
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £411 -3.29%
Reading +25 6 £185 -41.82%
Caerphilly - 6 £180 -
East of England -1 5 £300 -
Yorkshire - 5 £228 - 4
North West +19 4 £310 +76.85% 1
Cardiff +17 4 £170 +23.63%
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £225 -
Peterborough +3 4 £225 -
North East - 4 £488 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £228 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £488 -
Sheffield - 4 £228 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £488 -
Slough +8 3 £290 -17.43%
West Sussex - 3 £170 -
Surrey +12 2 - -
Manchester +1 2 £200 +14.28% 1
Oxford -10 2 - -
Oxfordshire -15 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 £342 -
Wiltshire +1 1 - -
East Midlands -3 1 - -

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 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 Foundation Certificate.

1 126 (100.00%) ITIL
2 48 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 41 (32.54%) Windows
4 37 (29.37%) Active Directory
5 33 (26.19%) Service Delivery
6 27 (21.43%) Cisco
6 27 (21.43%) Service Management
6 27 (21.43%) ITSM
7 26 (20.63%) Change Management
8 25 (19.84%) ServiceNow
9 23 (18.25%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (17.46%) Windows Server
11 20 (15.87%) Problem Management
11 20 (15.87%) Windows 7
11 20 (15.87%) CCNA
11 20 (15.87%) MS Excel
11 20 (15.87%) Firewall
12 19 (15.08%) Security Cleared
13 18 (14.29%) VMware
14 16 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (12.70%) MS Office
14 16 (12.70%) Citrix
14 16 (12.70%) SC Cleared
15 14 (11.11%) ITIL V3
15 14 (11.11%) HP
15 14 (11.11%) Finance
16 13 (10.32%) Degree
16 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (10.32%) MS Exchange
16 13 (10.32%) SLA

ITIL Foundation Certificate
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 13 (10.32%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.76%) JBoss
2 6 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.59%) Apache
4 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (15.87%) MS Excel
2 16 (12.70%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Office 365
2 3 (2.38%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.79%) PaaS
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.87%) Firewall
2 9 (7.14%) WAN
2 9 (7.14%) Wireless
3 8 (6.35%) VPN
4 7 (5.56%) DHCP
5 6 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless
5 6 (4.76%) Internet
5 6 (4.76%) LAN
6 5 (3.97%) NetScaler
6 5 (3.97%) Skype
6 5 (3.97%) VoIP
6 5 (3.97%) WLAN
7 4 (3.17%) 3G
7 4 (3.17%) LDAP
7 4 (3.17%) Network Security
7 4 (3.17%) Telepresence
8 3 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.38%) NAS
8 3 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.79%) Redis
5 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (2.38%) JIRA
3 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.79%) Subversion
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (11.11%) Finance
2 11 (8.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.38%) Electronics
5 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.79%) German Language
6 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (23.02%) Analyst
2 13 (10.32%) Developer
2 13 (10.32%) Support Engineer
3 12 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 12 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 10 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (7.94%) ServiceNow Developer
5 7 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Administrator
5 7 (5.56%) Change Analyst
5 7 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 7 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.97%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.17%) Business Continuity Consultant
8 4 (3.17%) ITIL Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) HTML
2 5 (3.97%) Java EE
3 4 (3.17%) Middleware
4 3 (2.38%) .NET
4 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.38%) XML
5 2 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.59%) ADO.NET
5 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (1.59%) Classic ASP
5 2 (1.59%) CSS
5 2 (1.59%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.59%) LINQ
5 2 (1.59%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (1.59%) WCF
5 2 (1.59%) Web Services
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.76%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.17%) Replication
4 4 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.59%) CMDB
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.59%) NHS
5 2 (1.59%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.79%) AS400
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) PMI
6 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (32.54%) Windows
2 22 (17.46%) Windows Server
3 20 (15.87%) Windows 7
4 9 (7.14%) Linux
5 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (100.00%) ITIL
2 33 (26.19%) Service Delivery
3 27 (21.43%) ITSM
3 27 (21.43%) Service Management
4 26 (20.63%) Change Management
5 20 (15.87%) Problem Management
6 16 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.11%) ITIL V3
8 12 (9.52%) Project Management
9 11 (8.73%) Incident Management
10 10 (7.94%) Data Analysis
10 10 (7.94%) Service Design
11 9 (7.14%) Load Balancing
11 9 (7.14%) Release Management
12 8 (6.35%) PRINCE2
13 7 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (5.56%) Defect Management
13 7 (5.56%) Web Design
14 6 (4.76%) Integration Testing
14 6 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.73%) SQL
2 10 (7.94%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.35%) C++
4 6 (4.76%) Java
5 3 (2.38%) C#
6 2 (1.59%) C
6 2 (1.59%) Perl
6 2 (1.59%) Python
6 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.59%) VB
6 2 (1.59%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (18.25%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (15.87%) CCNA
3 19 (15.08%) Security Cleared
4 16 (12.70%) SC Cleared
5 13 (10.32%) Degree
5 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (7.94%) CCNP
7 9 (7.14%) MCSE
8 8 (6.35%) ISEB
9 5 (3.97%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.97%) EXIN
9 5 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.97%) MCSA
10 4 (3.17%) CCDA
10 4 (3.17%) CCSA
10 4 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.38%) HNC
11 3 (2.38%) MCITP
11 3 (2.38%) RHCE
12 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.32%) SLA
2 5 (3.97%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.97%) ISO22301
2 5 (3.97%) QA
3 3 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.38%) GDPR
3 3 (2.38%) PMO
4 2 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (29.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.79%) UAG
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) SCCM
2 4 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (3.17%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.38%) OVSD
4 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.59%) Puppet
5 1 (0.79%) Ansible
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.79%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 27 (21.43%) Cisco
3 25 (19.84%) ServiceNow
4 18 (14.29%) VMware
5 16 (12.70%) Citrix
6 14 (11.11%) HP
7 10 (7.94%) Avaya
8 5 (3.97%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.97%) Talend
9 4 (3.17%) Apigee
9 4 (3.17%) Apple
9 4 (3.17%) Dell
9 4 (3.17%) Intel
9 4 (3.17%) Nortel
9 4 (3.17%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.17%) Remedy
10 3 (2.38%) EMC
10 3 (2.38%) F5
10 3 (2.38%) SAP
10 3 (2.38%) Symantec
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