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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ITIL Version 3
UK
Rank 251 268 251
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17  
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 421 467 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.88% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.06% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 303 296
Median daily rate £425 £405 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +18.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -1.12% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 8
Median hourly rate £16.75 £22.25 £19.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.71% +14.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £17.40 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £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 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
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 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
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 £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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 25 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 +9 380 £450 +12.50% 62
South East +29 147 £463 +32.21% 19
London +21 122 £468 -1.57% 16
Hampshire +13 56 £450 +28.57% 8
Berkshire +26 36 £494 +51.92% 4
West Midlands +2 29 £250 -52.83% 2
Reading +22 28 £525 +107.92%
South West 0 25 £283 -14.39% 6
Surrey +26 23 £456 +5.68% 2
North West +30 21 £550 +78.86% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 18 £500 +21.95% 3
Scotland +14 17 £295 -30.17% 5
Milton Keynes -1 17 £500 +21.95% 3
Sunbury-on-Thames -3 16 £488 +43.38%
Wales +9 15 £313 -0.79% 4
Birmingham +1 14 £280 -20.00%
South Wales +13 12 £200 -36.50% 3
City of London +2 12 £500 +60.00% 2
East Midlands 0 12 £279 -7.08%
Fareham - 12 £725 - 3
Cardiff +16 11 £193 -38.80% 3
Edinburgh +18 10 £363 -23.68% 3
East of England -12 10 £325 -35.00% 11
Manchester +11 9 £500 +66.66% 1
Salford - 8 £500 -
Swindon +2 7 £438 +2.94%
Wiltshire +1 7 £438 +6.70% 2
West Sussex +1 7 £388 -8.82% 1
Basingstoke +7 6 £263 -30.00% 3
Glasgow +4 6 £240 -43.19% 1

ITIL V3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 853 (100.00%) ITIL
2 290 (34.00%) Service Management
3 197 (23.09%) Microsoft
4 191 (22.39%) Security Cleared
5 176 (20.63%) PRINCE2
6 170 (19.93%) Project Management
7 169 (19.81%) SC Cleared
8 145 (17.00%) Windows
9 144 (16.88%) ITSM
10 138 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
11 137 (16.06%) Service Delivery
12 127 (14.89%) Finance
13 121 (14.19%) Service Design
14 119 (13.95%) MS Excel
15 107 (12.54%) VMware
16 101 (11.84%) Remedy
17 99 (11.61%) Linux
18 97 (11.37%) Active Directory
19 94 (11.02%) Change Management
20 92 (10.79%) Degree
21 90 (10.55%) Cisco
22 88 (10.32%) HP
22 88 (10.32%) Telecoms
23 86 (10.08%) SLA
24 79 (9.26%) Management Information System
24 79 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
25 76 (8.91%) Oracle
25 76 (8.91%) Data Centre
26 74 (8.68%) Incident Management
27 68 (7.97%) Configuration Management

ITIL V3
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 30 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 23 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (2.34%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.64%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.52%) IIS
8 11 (1.29%) CMS
8 11 (1.29%) JCAPS
8 11 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.17%) NetWeaver
9 10 (1.17%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.94%) Apache
11 7 (0.82%) ArcGIS
11 7 (0.82%) ColdFusion
11 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.82%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.70%) Railo
Applications
1 119 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 57 (6.68%) MS Office
3 54 (6.33%) MS Project
4 12 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 32 (3.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.12%) RMDS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.28%) IaaS
2 27 (3.17%) Office 365
3 22 (2.58%) SaaS
4 21 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (2.23%) PaaS
7 14 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.23%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 63 (7.39%) Firewall
2 57 (6.68%) Wi-Fi
3 47 (5.51%) LAN
4 41 (4.81%) WAN
5 36 (4.22%) LTE
6 35 (4.10%) VoLTE
7 31 (3.63%) DNS
7 31 (3.63%) VPN
8 30 (3.52%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (2.58%) Wireless
10 19 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (2.23%) MPLS
11 18 (2.11%) Internet
12 17 (1.99%) LDAP
12 17 (1.99%) VoIP
13 16 (1.88%) DHCP
13 16 (1.88%) SAN
14 15 (1.76%) Network Security
15 14 (1.64%) TCP/IP
16 13 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.99%) Oracle Database
3 22 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (1.88%) MySQL
5 14 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.17%) DB2
9 8 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.82%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.59%) Oracle OWB
12 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.47%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.47%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.35%) Big Data
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.17%) JIRA
4 7 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.70%) Hudson
5 6 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.70%) Selenium
6 5 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.35%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.35%) Subversion
8 3 (0.35%) Toad
8 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.23%) CA Gen
9 2 (0.23%) MSI
10 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.12%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.12%) FindBugs
10 1 (0.12%) JUnit
10 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 127 (14.89%) Finance
2 88 (10.32%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.46%) Banking
4 11 (1.29%) Back Office
4 11 (1.29%) Legal
4 11 (1.29%) Retail
5 10 (1.17%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.94%) Billing
7 8 (0.94%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.82%) Law
8 7 (0.82%) Marketing
9 6 (0.70%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.59%) Local Government
11 4 (0.47%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Front Office
13 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 132 (15.47%) Architect
2 130 (15.24%) Analyst
3 81 (9.50%) Service Manager
4 73 (8.56%) Project Manager
5 42 (4.92%) Service Architect
6 40 (4.69%) Support Engineer
7 36 (4.22%) Support Analyst
8 34 (3.99%) Service Analyst
8 34 (3.99%) Voice Project Manager
9 33 (3.87%) Developer
10 31 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (3.40%) Delivery Manager
11 29 (3.40%) Transition Manager
12 28 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
12 28 (3.28%) Consultant
12 28 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (3.05%) IT Manager
14 24 (2.81%) Applications Support
14 24 (2.81%) Services Delivery Manager
15 22 (2.58%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.92%) Web Services
2 32 (3.75%) XML
3 25 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 19 (2.23%) REST
5 17 (1.99%) SOAP
6 16 (1.88%) SAP Basis
7 15 (1.76%) AngularJS
7 15 (1.76%) Middleware
8 14 (1.64%) HTML
9 13 (1.52%) XSL
10 12 (1.41%) XML Schema
11 11 (1.29%) CSS
11 11 (1.29%) IBM Integration Bus
12 10 (1.17%) J2EE
12 10 (1.17%) XSLT
13 7 (0.82%) .NET
13 7 (0.82%) HTML5
13 7 (0.82%) jQuery
14 6 (0.70%) JSP
15 3 (0.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 76 (8.91%) Data Centre
3 57 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (5.98%) CMDB
5 24 (2.81%) Clustering
6 22 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 19 (2.23%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.52%) Web 2.0
9 11 (1.29%) PKI
9 11 (1.29%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.17%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.94%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.94%) Replication
11 8 (0.94%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.70%) HP Storage
12 6 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
13 5 (0.59%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.59%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 145 (17.00%) Windows
2 99 (11.61%) Linux
3 52 (6.10%) Unix
4 47 (5.51%) Windows Server
5 39 (4.57%) Windows 7
5 39 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.58%) AIX
9 17 (1.99%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (1.88%) SUSE
11 12 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 12 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.06%) Android
12 9 (1.06%) CentOS
13 8 (0.94%) Solaris
14 5 (0.59%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.47%) HPUX
16 3 (0.35%) MVS
16 3 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 853 (100.00%) ITIL
2 290 (34.00%) Service Management
3 176 (20.63%) PRINCE2
4 170 (19.93%) Project Management
5 144 (16.88%) ITSM
6 138 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
7 137 (16.06%) Service Delivery
8 121 (14.19%) Service Design
9 94 (11.02%) Change Management
10 74 (8.68%) Incident Management
11 68 (7.97%) Configuration Management
12 61 (7.15%) DevOps
13 60 (7.03%) Problem Management
13 60 (7.03%) Release Management
14 46 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
15 45 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 44 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
17 40 (4.69%) SDLC
18 39 (4.57%) Analytics
19 38 (4.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 52 (6.10%) SQL
2 45 (5.28%) JavaScript
3 25 (2.93%) Java
4 19 (2.23%) Bash Shell
5 15 (1.76%) PowerShell
6 14 (1.64%) Perl
6 14 (1.64%) Python
7 12 (1.41%) C#
8 9 (1.06%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.94%) C
10 7 (0.82%) Korn
10 7 (0.82%) PHP
11 5 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.47%) COBOL
12 4 (0.47%) Ruby
13 3 (0.35%) R
13 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.35%) VB
13 3 (0.35%) VBScript
14 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 191 (22.39%) Security Cleared
2 169 (19.81%) SC Cleared
3 92 (10.79%) Degree
4 56 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (3.52%) MCSE
7 29 (3.40%) MCP
8 26 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
9 24 (2.81%) CISSP
10 23 (2.70%) CCNP
10 23 (2.70%) ISEB
11 21 (2.46%) DV Cleared
12 19 (2.23%) CCNA
13 17 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (1.76%) MCSA
15 14 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
18 9 (1.06%) ISSAP
18 9 (1.06%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (10.08%) SLA
2 30 (3.52%) QA
3 21 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.88%) JSP 440
5 15 (1.76%) PMO
6 14 (1.64%) ISO 9001
7 11 (1.29%) HL7
8 8 (0.94%) COBIT
8 8 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.82%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.35%) GPG13
11 2 (0.23%) BS25999
11 2 (0.23%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.23%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.23%) 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 97 (11.37%) Active Directory
2 79 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.52%) vSphere
6 11 (1.29%) XenApp
7 10 (1.17%) vCloud
8 9 (1.06%) BitLocker
9 8 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.47%) Docker
12 4 (0.47%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.47%) UAG
13 3 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.35%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.23%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 37 (4.34%) SCCM
2 26 (3.05%) Puppet
3 16 (1.88%) Ansible
4 14 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (1.17%) NetBackup
5 10 (1.17%) OVSD
6 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (0.94%) WSUS
8 7 (0.82%) vRealize
9 6 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.70%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.70%) PowerCLI
9 6 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.59%) OpenView
10 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.59%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.59%) SCOM
11 4 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 197 (23.09%) Microsoft
2 107 (12.54%) VMware
3 101 (11.84%) Remedy
4 90 (10.55%) Cisco
5 88 (10.32%) HP
6 76 (8.91%) Oracle
7 68 (7.97%) ServiceNow
8 45 (5.28%) Red Hat
9 43 (5.04%) Citrix
10 38 (4.45%) SAP
11 36 (4.22%) Ericsson
12 33 (3.87%) BMC
12 33 (3.87%) IBM
13 26 (3.05%) F5
14 19 (2.23%) CheckPoint
15 18 (2.11%) NetApp
16 15 (1.76%) Apple
17 14 (1.64%) SolarWinds
17 14 (1.64%) Sun
18 13 (1.52%) Intel Security
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
North London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £410 per annum + market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £410 per annum + market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £226 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 11 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago