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 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.

ITIL Foundation Certificate
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 559 537
Rank change year-on-year +19 -22  
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 61 85 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.72% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 58 62
Median daily rate £342 £325 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +11.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £149 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £433 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £360 £300
% change year-on-year +18.05% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Median hourly rate £19.13 £20.83 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.18% -42.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £14.47 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £40.00 £69.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.92 £42.50
% change year-on-year -10.44% -34.31%  

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 8902 11739 10644
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.24% 21.83% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5326 7337 6185
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 £240
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 486 445 556
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL Foundation Certificate in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL Foundation Certificate in the UK

ITIL Foundation Certificate
Top 29 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 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 +12 43 £450 +38.46% 19
London +3 15 £232 -26.34% 2
South East +17 12 £450 +24.13% 3
Wales - 12 £180 -
South Wales - 12 £180 -
South West +15 11 £650 +293.93% 1
Cardiff - 11 £180 -
Wiltshire - 11 £650 -
Oxfordshire -3 7 £450 +12.50%
Scotland +49 5 £360 -4.00%
Berkshire +20 5 £425 +16.83% 1
Corsham - 5 £625 -
Oxford -1 4 £475 +18.75%
Reading - 4 - -
Glasgow - 4 - -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Kidlington - 2 £463 -
Worcester - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Cheshire +24 1 - -
North West +13 1 - - 4
Slough +3 1 £425 +13.33%
Cambridge +2 1 £183 -
Cambridgeshire -2 1 £183 -
East of England -11 1 £183 -44.69% 1
Caerphilly - 1 £180 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £168 -
West Lothian - 1 £360 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 131 (100.00%) ITIL
2 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
3 46 (35.11%) Windows
4 43 (32.82%) Active Directory
5 35 (26.72%) VMware
6 34 (25.95%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (25.95%) Cisco
7 33 (25.19%) CCNA
8 31 (23.66%) Degree
9 29 (22.14%) Windows Server
9 29 (22.14%) Service Management
10 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (19.08%) Service Delivery
11 25 (19.08%) Firewall
11 25 (19.08%) Security Cleared
12 22 (16.79%) Citrix
12 22 (16.79%) MS Exchange
13 20 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (14.50%) SC Cleared
14 19 (14.50%) Windows 7
14 19 (14.50%) SLA
14 19 (14.50%) PRINCE2
14 19 (14.50%) Change Management
15 18 (13.74%) SQL
15 18 (13.74%) Project Management
15 18 (13.74%) Data Centre
16 17 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
17 16 (12.21%) Management Information System
18 15 (11.45%) SQL Server
18 15 (11.45%) Linux

ITIL Foundation Certificate
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 22 (16.79%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.63%) Confluence
3 7 (5.34%) JBoss
4 6 (4.58%) IIS
4 6 (4.58%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.82%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.29%) Apache
7 3 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.29%) CMS
7 3 (2.29%) Documentum
7 3 (2.29%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (2.29%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.29%) Stata
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) Office 365
2 3 (2.29%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.53%) PaaS
3 2 (1.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.08%) Firewall
2 11 (8.40%) Internet
3 7 (5.34%) DHCP
3 7 (5.34%) DNS
3 7 (5.34%) WAN
4 5 (3.82%) LAN
4 5 (3.82%) Skype
4 5 (3.82%) VPN
5 3 (2.29%) VoIP
5 3 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.29%) Wireless
6 2 (1.53%) 3G
6 2 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.53%) IPv6
6 2 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.53%) SAN
6 2 (1.53%) SSL
6 2 (1.53%) Telepresence
6 2 (1.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.29%) EDRMS
5 3 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.53%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.53%) Redis
6 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.76%) MySQL
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (11.45%) JIRA
2 10 (7.63%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.76%) Subversion
4 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (10.69%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.05%) Electronics
4 3 (2.29%) Law
4 3 (2.29%) Legal
4 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.29%) Marketing
4 3 (2.29%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (18.32%) Analyst
2 23 (17.56%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.92%) Network Engineer
3 13 (9.92%) Service Manager
3 13 (9.92%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (8.40%) Technical Support
5 10 (7.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.63%) Technical Support Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Consultant
6 9 (6.87%) ITIL Manager
7 8 (6.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Network Support
7 8 (6.11%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Server Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Developer
8 7 (5.34%) ITIL Service Manager
8 7 (5.34%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.34%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) Server Support
9 6 (4.58%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.58%) HTML
1 6 (4.58%) Java EE
2 5 (3.82%) Web Services
3 3 (2.29%) .NET
3 3 (2.29%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.29%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.29%) XML
4 2 (1.53%) ADO.NET
4 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (1.53%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.53%) CSS
4 2 (1.53%) JAAS
4 2 (1.53%) JMS
4 2 (1.53%) JMX
4 2 (1.53%) JNDI
4 2 (1.53%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.53%) LINQ
4 2 (1.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.74%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.21%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.16%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.11%) PMI
5 4 (3.05%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.05%) CMDB
5 4 (3.05%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.05%) NHS
5 4 (3.05%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.29%) Life Science
6 3 (2.29%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.53%) AS400
7 2 (1.53%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.76%) iSeries
8 1 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.11%) Windows
2 29 (22.14%) Windows Server
3 19 (14.50%) Windows 7
4 15 (11.45%) Linux
5 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.34%) Unix
6 7 (5.34%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.05%) AIX
8 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.29%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.76%) Solaris
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (100.00%) ITIL
2 29 (22.14%) Service Management
3 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (19.08%) Service Delivery
5 19 (14.50%) Change Management
5 19 (14.50%) PRINCE2
6 18 (13.74%) Project Management
7 13 (9.92%) DevOps
8 12 (9.16%) Incident Management
8 12 (9.16%) Problem Management
9 11 (8.40%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (8.40%) Migration
9 11 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.63%) Release Management
11 9 (6.87%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.11%) ITIL V3
12 8 (6.11%) ITSM
12 8 (6.11%) Supplier Management
13 7 (5.34%) Data Analysis
13 7 (5.34%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.74%) SQL
2 7 (5.34%) Java
3 6 (4.58%) C++
3 6 (4.58%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.29%) C
4 3 (2.29%) C#
4 3 (2.29%) Perl
4 3 (2.29%) Python
5 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.53%) Ruby
5 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.53%) VB
5 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (25.95%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (25.19%) CCNA
3 31 (23.66%) Degree
4 25 (19.08%) Security Cleared
5 19 (14.50%) SC Cleared
6 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (9.16%) PMI Certification
8 11 (8.40%) Chartered Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) CITP
8 11 (8.40%) DV Cleared
8 11 (8.40%) MBCS
8 11 (8.40%) PMP
9 7 (5.34%) Master's Degree
10 6 (4.58%) MCSE
11 5 (3.82%) A+ Certification
11 5 (3.82%) CCNP
11 5 (3.82%) ISEB
12 3 (2.29%) CISSP
12 3 (2.29%) HNC
12 3 (2.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.50%) SLA
2 5 (3.82%) ISO 22301
2 5 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.29%) GDPR
3 3 (2.29%) PMO
3 3 (2.29%) QA
4 2 (1.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.76%) COBIT
5 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (32.82%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.53%) vSphere
5 1 (0.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (8.40%) HP Data Protector
1 11 (8.40%) Tivoli
1 11 (8.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 10 (7.63%) Puppet
3 8 (6.11%) Ansible
3 8 (6.11%) SCCM
4 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.29%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.53%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.76%) SCOM
6 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
2 35 (26.72%) VMware
3 34 (25.95%) Cisco
4 22 (16.79%) Citrix
5 15 (11.45%) HP
5 15 (11.45%) ServiceNow
6 10 (7.63%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.82%) Oracle
7 5 (3.82%) Remedy
8 4 (3.05%) Apple
8 4 (3.05%) SAP
9 3 (2.29%) Avaya
9 3 (2.29%) BT
9 3 (2.29%) LANDesk
9 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.53%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.53%) Dell
10 2 (1.53%) NetApp
10 2 (1.53%) Polycom
10 2 (1.53%) SolarWinds
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