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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 524 572 555
Rank change year-on-year +48 -17  
Contract jobs citing ITIL Foundation Certificate 72 77 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 0.65% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 44
Median daily rate £310 £325 £302
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +7.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £176 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £430 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £318 £315
% change year-on-year -4.16% +1.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
Median hourly rate £18.50 £14.04 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.81% +6.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £13.34 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £14.73 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 - £13.14

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 9484 11873 10942
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.12% 21.25% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5903 7462 6193
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 £265 £256 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £561 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.57% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 397 538
Median hourly rate £33.00 £29.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.86% +31.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £48.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 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 +20 58 £375 +15.38% 18
South East +10 19 £356 -1.93% 2
London +13 11 £375 +15.38% 6
Berkshire +25 9 £290 -20.00% 1
South West +11 9 £638 +203.57% 3
Wiltshire - 9 £638 - 1
South Wales - 9 £170 -
Wales - 9 £170 -
Caerphilly - 6 £180 -
Reading +26 5 £300 -5.66% 1
Corsham - 5 £625 -
East of England - 5 £300 -
Yorkshire - 5 £228 -
North West +24 4 £310 +59.74% 2
Slough +5 4 £290 -17.43%
Milton Keynes -5 4 £411 +64.40%
Buckinghamshire -9 4 £411 +64.40%
Peterborough - 4 £225 -
Sheffield - 4 £228 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £228 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £225 -
Tyne and Wear +24 3 £488 +13.37%
Newcastle upon Tyne +20 3 £488 +13.37%
North East +18 3 £488 +13.37%
Oxfordshire -9 3 £475 +15.85%
Cardiff - 3 £170 -
West Midlands +27 2 - - 5
Lancashire +7 2 £342 -
Surrey +5 2 - -
Oxford -9 2 £475 +17.28%

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 124 (100.00%) ITIL
2 46 (37.10%) Microsoft
3 36 (29.03%) Windows
4 34 (27.42%) Service Delivery
5 32 (25.81%) Active Directory
6 31 (25.00%) Service Management
7 27 (21.77%) Cisco
8 26 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (19.35%) Change Management
9 24 (19.35%) Security Cleared
10 23 (18.55%) Degree
10 23 (18.55%) VMware
10 23 (18.55%) CCNA
11 22 (17.74%) Problem Management
11 22 (17.74%) Windows 7
11 22 (17.74%) ServiceNow
12 21 (16.94%) Windows Server
13 20 (16.13%) SC Cleared
14 19 (15.32%) Firewall
15 18 (14.52%) ITSM
16 17 (13.71%) Data Centre
17 16 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
17 16 (12.90%) Project Management
18 15 (12.10%) Citrix
18 15 (12.10%) PRINCE2
18 15 (12.10%) MS Exchange
19 14 (11.29%) Management Information System
20 13 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
21 12 (9.68%) JIRA

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 15 (12.10%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.45%) Confluence
3 7 (5.65%) JBoss
3 7 (5.65%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.42%) Apache
4 3 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) Office 365
2 4 (3.23%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.81%) PaaS
3 1 (0.81%) SaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.32%) Firewall
2 10 (8.06%) WAN
3 9 (7.26%) VPN
4 7 (5.65%) DHCP
4 7 (5.65%) Wireless
5 6 (4.84%) Cisco Wireless
5 6 (4.84%) Internet
5 6 (4.84%) Skype
6 5 (4.03%) LAN
6 5 (4.03%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.23%) Network Security
7 4 (3.23%) SSL
7 4 (3.23%) Telepresence
8 3 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.42%) LDAP
8 3 (2.42%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.42%) VoIP
8 3 (2.42%) WLAN
9 2 (1.61%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.61%) Redis
5 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (9.68%) JIRA
2 8 (6.45%) Bitbucket
3 5 (4.03%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.81%) Subversion
5 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (8.87%) Finance
1 11 (8.87%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.03%) Retail
3 2 (1.61%) Electronics
3 2 (1.61%) Publishing
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.81%) Law
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (18.55%) Analyst
2 13 (10.48%) Support Engineer
3 12 (9.68%) Network Engineer
4 10 (8.06%) Service Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) Developer
5 9 (7.26%) Service Manager
6 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (5.65%) Administrator
7 7 (5.65%) ServiceNow Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) ITIL Manager
8 6 (4.84%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.84%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.03%) Head of Delivery
9 5 (4.03%) ITIL Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) HTML
2 6 (4.84%) Java EE
3 4 (3.23%) Middleware
4 3 (2.42%) .NET
4 3 (2.42%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.42%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.42%) XML
5 2 (1.61%) ADO.NET
5 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (1.61%) Classic ASP
5 2 (1.61%) CSS
5 2 (1.61%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.61%) JMS
5 2 (1.61%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.61%) LINQ
5 2 (1.61%) LINQ to SQL
5 2 (1.61%) WCF
5 2 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.71%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.29%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.65%) PMI
6 4 (3.23%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.42%) CMDB
7 3 (2.42%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.42%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.61%) AS400
8 2 (1.61%) NHS
8 2 (1.61%) PKI
9 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.81%) iSeries
9 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.03%) Windows
2 22 (17.74%) Windows 7
3 21 (16.94%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.45%) Linux
5 7 (5.65%) Windows 10
5 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.42%) Unix
9 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.81%) Solaris
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (100.00%) ITIL
2 34 (27.42%) Service Delivery
3 31 (25.00%) Service Management
4 26 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (19.35%) Change Management
6 22 (17.74%) Problem Management
7 18 (14.52%) ITSM
8 16 (12.90%) Project Management
9 15 (12.10%) PRINCE2
10 12 (9.68%) ITIL V3
11 11 (8.87%) DevOps
12 10 (8.06%) Data Analysis
12 10 (8.06%) Load Balancing
12 10 (8.06%) Migration
12 10 (8.06%) Release Management
12 10 (8.06%) Service Design
13 9 (7.26%) Incident Management
14 8 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (5.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.68%) SQL
2 9 (7.26%) C++
2 9 (7.26%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.65%) Java
4 3 (2.42%) C
4 3 (2.42%) C#
4 3 (2.42%) Perl
4 3 (2.42%) Python
5 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.61%) Ruby
5 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.61%) VB
5 2 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 23 (18.55%) CCNA
3 23 (18.55%) Degree
4 20 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 11 (8.87%) DV Cleared
6 10 (8.06%) CCNP
6 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (8.06%) PMI Certification
7 9 (7.26%) Chartered Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) CITP
7 9 (7.26%) MBCS
7 9 (7.26%) PMP
8 7 (5.65%) MCSE
9 5 (4.03%) ISEB
9 5 (4.03%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (4.03%) MCSA
10 4 (3.23%) CCDA
10 4 (3.23%) CCSA
11 3 (2.42%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.68%) SLA
2 5 (4.03%) ISO22301
3 3 (2.42%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.42%) GDPR
3 3 (2.42%) PMO
3 3 (2.42%) QA
4 2 (1.61%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.81%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.61%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) Puppet
2 7 (5.65%) Ansible
3 6 (4.84%) SCCM
4 4 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (3.23%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.42%) OVSD
6 2 (1.61%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.61%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (37.10%) Microsoft
2 27 (21.77%) Cisco
3 23 (18.55%) VMware
4 22 (17.74%) ServiceNow
5 15 (12.10%) Citrix
6 10 (8.06%) HP
7 8 (6.45%) Atlassian
8 7 (5.65%) Avaya
9 5 (4.03%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.03%) Talend
10 4 (3.23%) Apigee
10 4 (3.23%) Apple
10 4 (3.23%) F5
10 4 (3.23%) Intel
10 4 (3.23%) Nortel
10 4 (3.23%) Remedy
11 3 (2.42%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.61%) Symantec
12 2 (1.61%) webMethods
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