The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ITIL V3 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITIL V3 over the 3 months to 29 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.

ITIL Version 3
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 277 250
Rank change year-on-year +13 -27  
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 404 465 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.86% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.04% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 309 300
Median daily rate £425 £410 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +17.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £343
% change year-on-year - +16.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £19.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.34% +14.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.40 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £28.69 £33.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -25.58% -28.33%  

ITIL V3 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 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

ITIL V3
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ITIL V3 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL V3 in the UK

ITIL V3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITIL V3.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL V3 in the UK

ITIL V3
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL V3 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL V3 in the UK

ITIL V3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL V3.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL V3 in the UK

ITIL V3
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL V3 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ITIL V3 in the UK

ITIL V3
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 V3 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +7 365 £450 +12.50% 68
South East +27 145 £463 +32.14% 18
London +9 116 £465 -2.61% 18
Hampshire +17 53 £450 +28.57% 5
Berkshire +30 36 £494 +70.25% 4
West Midlands +3 29 £250 -52.83% 5
Reading +16 28 £525 +107.92%
South West -11 25 £283 -14.39% 7
Surrey +17 23 £456 +5.68% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 19 £500 +21.95% 3
North West +30 18 £550 +78.86% 2
Milton Keynes 0 18 £500 +21.95% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames -2 16 £488 +43.38%
Wales +14 15 £338 +14.40% 2
Scotland +15 14 £295 -30.17% 3
Birmingham 0 13 £303 -10.37% 1
South Wales +18 12 £338 +14.40% 1
Cardiff +26 11 £350 +18.64% 1
East Midlands -3 10 £283 -5.83%
City of London -6 10 £475 +52.00% 2
East of England -12 10 £325 -35.00% 9
Fareham - 9 £750 - 2
Edinburgh +15 7 £363 -21.62% 2
West Sussex +4 7 £388 -8.82% 2
Wiltshire +2 7 £438 +10.75% 2
Swindon +1 7 £438 +2.94%
Manchester +13 6 £550 +83.33% 1
Basingstoke +6 6 £263 -30.00% 2
Glasgow +4 6 £240 -43.19% 1
Gloucester +1 6 £210 +64.70%

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL V3 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 V3.

1 826 (100.00%) ITIL
2 280 (33.90%) Service Management
3 188 (22.76%) Security Cleared
4 187 (22.64%) Microsoft
5 172 (20.82%) PRINCE2
6 167 (20.22%) SC Cleared
7 165 (19.98%) Project Management
8 138 (16.71%) Windows
8 138 (16.71%) ITSM
9 137 (16.59%) Service Delivery
10 135 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
11 123 (14.89%) Finance
12 121 (14.65%) Service Design
13 119 (14.41%) MS Excel
14 106 (12.83%) VMware
15 99 (11.99%) Remedy
16 96 (11.62%) Linux
17 92 (11.14%) Cisco
17 92 (11.14%) Degree
18 91 (11.02%) Active Directory
18 91 (11.02%) Change Management
19 89 (10.77%) HP
20 85 (10.29%) Telecoms
21 78 (9.44%) SLA
22 76 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
22 76 (9.20%) Data Centre
23 75 (9.08%) Oracle
24 74 (8.96%) Management Information System
25 70 (8.47%) Incident Management
26 67 (8.11%) ServiceNow

ITIL V3
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 31 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.27%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (2.42%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.45%) IIS
8 11 (1.33%) CMS
8 11 (1.33%) JCAPS
8 11 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.21%) NetWeaver
9 10 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.85%) Apache
10 7 (0.85%) ArcGIS
10 7 (0.85%) ColdFusion
10 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.73%) iPlanet
11 6 (0.73%) Railo
Applications
1 119 (14.41%) MS Excel
2 56 (6.78%) MS Office
3 55 (6.66%) MS Project
4 13 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 30 (3.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.12%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.51%) Office 365
2 28 (3.39%) IaaS
3 21 (2.54%) SaaS
4 20 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (2.30%) PaaS
6 15 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 63 (7.63%) Firewall
2 56 (6.78%) Wi-Fi
3 46 (5.57%) LAN
4 41 (4.96%) WAN
5 35 (4.24%) LTE
5 35 (4.24%) VoLTE
6 32 (3.87%) VPN
7 31 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (3.63%) DNS
9 22 (2.66%) Wireless
10 21 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (2.18%) Internet
11 18 (2.18%) MPLS
12 17 (2.06%) LDAP
12 17 (2.06%) VoIP
13 15 (1.82%) DHCP
13 15 (1.82%) Network Security
13 15 (1.82%) SAN
14 13 (1.57%) BIG-IP
14 13 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.66%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 21 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.82%) MySQL
5 12 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.21%) DB2
8 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.61%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.48%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.48%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.36%) Big Data
13 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (2.18%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.33%) JIRA
4 7 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.73%) Hudson
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.73%) Selenium
6 5 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.36%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.36%) Subversion
8 3 (0.36%) Toad
8 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.24%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.12%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.12%) FindBugs
10 1 (0.12%) Gradle
10 1 (0.12%) MSI
10 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 123 (14.89%) Finance
2 85 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.54%) Banking
4 12 (1.45%) Retail
5 11 (1.33%) Back Office
6 10 (1.21%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.09%) Legal
7 9 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.97%) Billing
8 8 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.85%) Law
9 7 (0.85%) Marketing
10 6 (0.73%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.61%) Local Government
12 4 (0.48%) Electronics
13 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Front Office
14 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 133 (16.10%) Architect
2 121 (14.65%) Analyst
3 77 (9.32%) Service Manager
4 71 (8.60%) Project Manager
5 43 (5.21%) Service Architect
6 39 (4.72%) Support Engineer
7 34 (4.12%) Voice Project Manager
8 33 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 31 (3.75%) Developer
9 31 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 31 (3.75%) Service Analyst
10 29 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
11 28 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
12 27 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
12 27 (3.27%) Consultant
13 26 (3.15%) Transition Manager
14 24 (2.91%) IT Manager
14 24 (2.91%) Services Delivery Manager
15 22 (2.66%) Applications Support
16 20 (2.42%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.72%) Web Services
2 30 (3.63%) XML
3 25 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 17 (2.06%) REST
5 16 (1.94%) SAP Basis
6 15 (1.82%) AngularJS
6 15 (1.82%) Middleware
7 14 (1.69%) HTML
7 14 (1.69%) SOAP
8 12 (1.45%) CSS
9 11 (1.33%) IBM Integration Bus
9 11 (1.33%) XML Schema
9 11 (1.33%) XSL
10 10 (1.21%) J2EE
10 10 (1.21%) XSLT
11 7 (0.85%) HTML5
11 7 (0.85%) jQuery
12 6 (0.73%) .NET
12 6 (0.73%) JSP
13 3 (0.36%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (9.20%) Data Centre
2 74 (8.96%) Management Information System
3 57 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (5.33%) CMDB
5 23 (2.78%) Clustering
6 19 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.30%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.57%) Web 2.0
8 12 (1.45%) PKI
9 11 (1.33%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.21%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.09%) Driving Licence
12 8 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.97%) Smart Meter
13 7 (0.85%) Replication
14 6 (0.73%) HP Storage
14 6 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
15 5 (0.61%) Client/Server
16 4 (0.48%) PMI
16 4 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 138 (16.71%) Windows
2 96 (11.62%) Linux
3 52 (6.30%) Unix
4 42 (5.08%) Windows Server
5 37 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (4.36%) Windows 7
7 33 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (2.66%) AIX
10 17 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (1.69%) SUSE
12 12 (1.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 12 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.09%) Android
13 9 (1.09%) CentOS
14 8 (0.97%) Solaris
15 6 (0.73%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.48%) HPUX
17 3 (0.36%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.36%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (100.00%) ITIL
2 280 (33.90%) Service Management
3 172 (20.82%) PRINCE2
4 165 (19.98%) Project Management
5 138 (16.71%) ITSM
6 137 (16.59%) Service Delivery
7 135 (16.34%) Agile Software Development
8 121 (14.65%) Service Design
9 91 (11.02%) Change Management
10 70 (8.47%) Incident Management
11 61 (7.38%) Configuration Management
12 60 (7.26%) DevOps
13 58 (7.02%) Problem Management
14 57 (6.90%) Release Management
15 45 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
16 42 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
17 41 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
18 40 (4.84%) SDLC
19 39 (4.72%) Analytics
20 37 (4.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 49 (5.93%) SQL
2 43 (5.21%) JavaScript
3 25 (3.03%) Java
4 19 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 14 (1.69%) Perl
5 14 (1.69%) PowerShell
5 14 (1.69%) Python
6 12 (1.45%) C#
7 9 (1.09%) Shell Script
8 8 (0.97%) C
9 7 (0.85%) Korn
10 6 (0.73%) PHP
11 4 (0.48%) COBOL
11 4 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.48%) Ruby
12 3 (0.36%) R
12 3 (0.36%) VB
12 3 (0.36%) VBScript
13 2 (0.24%) ABAP
13 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 188 (22.76%) Security Cleared
2 167 (20.22%) SC Cleared
3 92 (11.14%) Degree
4 55 (6.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (3.39%) MCSE
7 26 (3.15%) MCP
8 24 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
9 23 (2.78%) CCNP
9 23 (2.78%) CISSP
9 23 (2.78%) ISEB
10 21 (2.54%) DV Cleared
11 19 (2.30%) CCNA
12 17 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (1.69%) MCSA
14 10 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.09%) ISSAP
15 9 (1.09%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (9.44%) SLA
2 30 (3.63%) QA
3 20 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.94%) JSP 440
5 15 (1.82%) PMO
6 14 (1.69%) ISO 9001
7 11 (1.33%) HL7
8 8 (0.97%) COBIT
9 7 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.85%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.36%) GPG13
11 2 (0.24%) BS25999
11 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.24%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.12%) EFQM
12 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.12%) ISO19770
System Software
1 91 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 76 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.18%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.57%) vSphere
6 11 (1.33%) vCloud
6 11 (1.33%) XenApp
7 8 (0.97%) BitLocker
7 8 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.48%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.48%) UAG
10 3 (0.36%) Docker
10 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.36%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (4.24%) SCCM
2 25 (3.03%) Puppet
3 16 (1.94%) Ansible
4 14 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 11 (1.33%) OVSD
6 10 (1.21%) NetBackup
7 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (0.85%) vRealize
9 6 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.73%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.73%) PowerCLI
9 6 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.61%) OpenView
10 5 (0.61%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.48%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.48%) SCOM
11 4 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 187 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 106 (12.83%) VMware
3 99 (11.99%) Remedy
4 92 (11.14%) Cisco
5 89 (10.77%) HP
6 75 (9.08%) Oracle
7 67 (8.11%) ServiceNow
8 44 (5.33%) Red Hat
9 39 (4.72%) Citrix
10 36 (4.36%) Ericsson
10 36 (4.36%) SAP
11 33 (4.00%) IBM
12 32 (3.87%) BMC
13 26 (3.15%) F5
14 20 (2.42%) CheckPoint
15 18 (2.18%) NetApp
16 16 (1.94%) Apple
17 14 (1.69%) Dell
17 14 (1.69%) Intel Security
17 14 (1.69%) Sun
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £225 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
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London
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Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago