The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ITIL V2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITIL V2 over the 3 months to 27 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.

IT Infrastructure Library Version 2
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 606 618
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12  
Contract jobs citing ITIL V2 17 48 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.089% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.11% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 36 12
Median daily rate £400 £550 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +48.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £255 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £670 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £425
% change year-on-year - -17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.44 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £11.44 -
% change year-on-year +18.03% -  

ITIL V2 is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

ITIL V2
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ITIL V2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL V2 in the UK

ITIL V2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITIL V2.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL V2 in the UK

ITIL V2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL V2 over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL V2 in the UK

ITIL V2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL V2.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL V2 in the UK

ITIL V2
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL V2 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -8 15 £413 -25.00% 6
London -27 5 £500 -9.90%
East of England +1 3 £138 -
East Midlands -4 3 £425 -
Scotland +33 2 £200 -42.85%
South East +11 2 £422 +20.47% 1
Livingston -2 2 £200 -42.85%
West Lothian -2 2 £200 -42.85%
Essex -13 2 £138 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £422 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £422 -
Nottinghamshire -1 1 - -
Leicester -2 1 - -
Nottingham -3 1 - -
Leicestershire -7 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £138 -
Northampton - 1 £425 -
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £425 -
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £138 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL V2 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 V2.

1 26 (100.00%) ITIL
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) Service Management
4 9 (34.62%) Degree
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
6 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 6 (23.08%) ITIL V3
7 5 (19.23%) ServiceNow
7 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
7 5 (19.23%) ITSM
7 5 (19.23%) Change Management
7 5 (19.23%) VMware
7 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
8 4 (15.38%) Supplier Management
8 4 (15.38%) Cisco
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (11.54%) LAN
9 3 (11.54%) WLAN
9 3 (11.54%) WAN
9 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (11.54%) CCNP
9 3 (11.54%) Linux
9 3 (11.54%) Web Services
9 3 (11.54%) C
9 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (11.54%) Project Management
9 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery

ITIL V2
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 2 (7.69%) Documentum
1 2 (7.69%) IIS
1 2 (7.69%) MS Project Server
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LAN
1 3 (11.54%) WAN
1 3 (11.54%) WLAN
2 2 (7.69%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (7.69%) OLAP
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Middleware Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
2 2 (7.69%) PDA
2 2 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) CentOS
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) ITIL
2 11 (42.31%) Service Management
3 6 (23.08%) ITIL V3
3 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 5 (19.23%) Change Management
4 5 (19.23%) ITSM
5 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 4 (15.38%) Supplier Management
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Release Management
6 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) Time Management
6 3 (11.54%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
7 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (11.54%) CCNP
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) MCP
4 2 (7.69%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PMP
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) COBIT
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
3 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (11.54%) vSphere
3 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Squid
4 1 (3.85%) UAG
4 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) vMotion
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (7.69%) DameWare
3 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) ServiceNow
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Google
4 2 (7.69%) Symantec
4 2 (7.69%) Veeam
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds