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 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 Version 3
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 235 261
Rank change year-on-year -52 +26  
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 363 564 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 1.05% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.26% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 383 335
Median daily rate £416 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.23% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £325
% change year-on-year +7.09% +19.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 £27.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.74% +44.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £28.50 £72.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £20.49
% change year-on-year -38.18% +34.24%  

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 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
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 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 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 -40 336 £416 -2.11% 80
South East +49 124 £440 +17.33% 12
London -66 116 £425 -10.52% 20
Berkshire +22 28 £525 +40.00% 2
Surrey +21 27 £450 +12.50% 3
Hampshire +18 27 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire -4 24 £416 +66.40% 1
Milton Keynes 0 23 £416 +71.54% 1
Basingstoke +13 20 £300 -
West Midlands +2 20 £238 -36.66% 9
City of London -20 20 £425 -19.04% 7
East Midlands +4 19 £300 -45.45% 1
Northamptonshire +12 16 £300 -6.97% 1
North West +14 15 £375 -8.81% 8
Scotland -5 15 £425 +0.59% 5
Northampton +15 14 £300 -6.97% 1
South West 0 14 £200 -45.94% 5
Uxbridge +5 13 £70 - 1
East of England -19 13 £160 -47.10% 11
North East +27 12 £600 +42.85% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +41 11 £600 +42.43%
Tyne and Wear +39 11 £600 +42.85% 1
Reading +15 11 £525 +110.00%
Oxfordshire 0 11 £525 +69.35% 2
Edinburgh +13 9 £428 -5.00% 4
Sunbury-on-Thames - 9 £450 -
Shropshire +18 8 £539 +39.09%
Telford +14 7 £539 +39.09%
Manchester +9 7 £440 +13.54% 7
Wales +1 7 £398 -2.15%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 784 (100.00%) ITIL
2 283 (36.10%) Service Management
3 179 (22.83%) Windows
4 176 (22.45%) Microsoft
5 175 (22.32%) Security Cleared
6 165 (21.05%) Service Delivery
7 161 (20.54%) Project Management
8 147 (18.75%) ITSM
9 143 (18.24%) SC Cleared
10 127 (16.20%) PRINCE2
11 119 (15.18%) Active Directory
12 118 (15.05%) VMware
13 117 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
14 105 (13.39%) Degree
15 101 (12.88%) HP
15 101 (12.88%) Change Management
16 99 (12.63%) SLA
17 97 (12.37%) Finance
18 91 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
19 90 (11.48%) Cisco
20 88 (11.22%) Linux
20 88 (11.22%) Telecoms
21 84 (10.71%) Service Design
22 80 (10.20%) Incident Management
23 79 (10.08%) Remedy
24 78 (9.95%) Data Centre
25 75 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
26 70 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
27 67 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
28 65 (8.29%) Oracle

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 41 (5.23%) MS Exchange
2 30 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.55%) NetWeaver
5 19 (2.42%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.91%) CMS
6 15 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (1.91%) IIS
7 14 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.66%) Skype for Business
9 12 (1.53%) Apache
10 11 (1.40%) JCAPS
10 11 (1.40%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.89%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.89%) ColdFusion
12 7 (0.89%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.77%) Railo
13 6 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (4.34%) Microsoft Project
3 30 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (3.44%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Maya
Business Applications
1 36 (4.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.64%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.38%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 52 (6.63%) Office 365
2 39 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.66%) SaaS
6 12 (1.53%) IaaS
7 7 (0.89%) PaaS
8 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.25%) Firewall
2 48 (6.12%) WAN
3 44 (5.61%) LAN
4 30 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (3.70%) VPN
6 27 (3.44%) DNS
6 27 (3.44%) Wi-Fi
7 20 (2.55%) Wireless
8 18 (2.30%) SAN
9 17 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (2.17%) DHCP
10 14 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (1.79%) Internet
11 13 (1.66%) MPLS
12 12 (1.53%) LDAP
12 12 (1.53%) TCP/IP
13 11 (1.40%) BIG-IP
14 10 (1.28%) LTE
14 10 (1.28%) NAS
14 10 (1.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 27 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.91%) MongoDB
4 15 (1.91%) SAP HANA
4 15 (1.91%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.40%) Big Data
6 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.15%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.02%) DB2
10 7 (0.89%) MySQL
10 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.89%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
12 5 (0.64%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 5 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (1.66%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.53%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.02%) JIRA
4 7 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.77%) Hudson
5 6 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.51%) Toad
8 3 (0.38%) MSI
8 3 (0.38%) Selenium
9 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 97 (12.37%) Finance
2 88 (11.22%) Telecoms
3 29 (3.70%) Retail
4 25 (3.19%) Banking
5 12 (1.53%) Back Office
6 10 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.89%) Automotive
8 7 (0.89%) Billing
8 7 (0.89%) Law
9 6 (0.77%) Legal
10 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.64%) Publishing
11 4 (0.51%) Electronics
12 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) Front Office
13 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.26%) Marketing
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 115 (14.67%) Analyst
2 113 (14.41%) Architect
3 84 (10.71%) Service Manager
4 52 (6.63%) Project Manager
5 34 (4.34%) Transition Manager
6 33 (4.21%) Service Architect
6 33 (4.21%) Support Analyst
6 33 (4.21%) Support Engineer
7 31 (3.95%) Delivery Manager
7 31 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 31 (3.95%) Service Analyst
8 30 (3.83%) Service Transition Manager
9 28 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 28 (3.57%) Consultant
9 28 (3.57%) IT Manager
10 26 (3.32%) Services Delivery Manager
11 25 (3.19%) ITIL Manager
12 23 (2.93%) Applications Support
12 23 (2.93%) Network Engineer
13 20 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.32%) SAP Basis
2 21 (2.68%) Web Services
3 20 (2.55%) XML
4 16 (2.04%) HTML
4 16 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 13 (1.66%) CSS
6 11 (1.40%) IBM Integration Bus
7 10 (1.28%) Middleware
7 10 (1.28%) XSLT
8 9 (1.15%) REST
9 7 (0.89%) HTML5
9 7 (0.89%) jQuery
9 7 (0.89%) SOAP
10 6 (0.77%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.64%) LAMP
12 4 (0.51%) .NET
12 4 (0.51%) JSP
12 4 (0.51%) OAuth2
12 4 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (9.95%) Data Centre
3 59 (7.53%) Management Information System
4 38 (4.85%) CMDB
5 22 (2.81%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.68%) Clustering
7 20 (2.55%) Virtual Team
8 19 (2.42%) User Experience
9 13 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (1.40%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.40%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.28%) PKI
11 10 (1.28%) PMI
12 9 (1.15%) Smartphone
13 8 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.89%) EMC VNX
14 7 (0.89%) Web 2.0
15 6 (0.77%) NHS
15 6 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 179 (22.83%) Windows
2 88 (11.22%) Linux
3 57 (7.27%) Windows Server
4 51 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (4.97%) Unix
7 36 (4.59%) Windows 7
8 23 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (2.30%) CentOS
10 17 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
11 16 (2.04%) Windows 10
12 15 (1.91%) AIX
13 12 (1.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 11 (1.40%) SUSE
15 8 (1.02%) Android
15 8 (1.02%) Solaris
16 7 (0.89%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.89%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (100.00%) ITIL
2 283 (36.10%) Service Management
3 165 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 161 (20.54%) Project Management
5 147 (18.75%) ITSM
6 127 (16.20%) PRINCE2
7 117 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
8 101 (12.88%) Change Management
9 84 (10.71%) Service Design
10 80 (10.20%) Incident Management
11 62 (7.91%) Problem Management
12 56 (7.14%) Release Management
13 55 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 45 (5.74%) Configuration Management
14 45 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 45 (5.74%) DevOps
15 40 (5.10%) Migration
16 32 (4.08%) SDLC
17 31 (3.95%) Supplier Management
18 30 (3.83%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (5.87%) SQL
2 32 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 27 (3.44%) JavaScript
4 21 (2.68%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.04%) Java
5 16 (2.04%) Python
6 15 (1.91%) Perl
7 14 (1.79%) C
8 9 (1.15%) ABAP
8 9 (1.15%) C#
8 9 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.02%) VBScript
10 7 (0.89%) VB
11 6 (0.77%) Korn
11 6 (0.77%) PHP
11 6 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.77%) Ruby
12 3 (0.38%) COBOL
13 2 (0.26%) C++
13 2 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 175 (22.32%) Security Cleared
2 143 (18.24%) SC Cleared
3 105 (13.39%) Degree
4 70 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (5.23%) DV Cleared
7 36 (4.59%) MCP
8 31 (3.95%) MCSE
9 26 (3.32%) CCNA
10 22 (2.81%) ISEB
11 20 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 19 (2.42%) CCNP
13 17 (2.17%) CISSP
13 17 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (1.91%) MCITP
14 15 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 14 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.79%) PMI Certification
16 13 (1.66%) PMP
17 12 (1.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (12.63%) SLA
2 42 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 23 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (2.68%) QA
5 19 (2.42%) PMO
6 13 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (1.53%) COBIT
8 11 (1.40%) HL7
9 10 (1.28%) ISO 9001
10 8 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
12 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.51%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.38%) GPG13
15 2 (0.26%) EFQM
16 1 (0.13%) BS7799
16 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
16 1 (0.13%) GDPR
16 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 119 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 75 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.55%) XenApp
5 19 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.91%) vCloud
7 14 (1.79%) vSphere
8 13 (1.66%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.51%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.38%) Firmware
14 3 (0.38%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.26%) Docker
15 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.26%) Shibboleth
15 2 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 40 (5.10%) SCCM
2 18 (2.30%) OVSD
3 17 (2.17%) SCOM
4 15 (1.91%) Puppet
5 13 (1.66%) Netcool
5 13 (1.66%) ServiceCenter
6 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (1.40%) Nagios
8 10 (1.28%) Ansible
9 9 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (1.02%) NetBackup
10 8 (1.02%) vRealize
11 6 (0.77%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.77%) PowerCLI
11 6 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.64%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 176 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 118 (15.05%) VMware
3 101 (12.88%) HP
4 90 (11.48%) Cisco
5 79 (10.08%) Remedy
6 65 (8.29%) Oracle
7 47 (5.99%) SAP
7 47 (5.99%) ServiceNow
8 46 (5.87%) Citrix
9 39 (4.97%) BMC
10 34 (4.34%) Red Hat
11 33 (4.21%) IBM
12 24 (3.06%) Apple
13 22 (2.81%) NetApp
14 18 (2.30%) Dell
15 17 (2.17%) EMC
16 15 (1.91%) Ericsson
16 15 (1.91%) F5
17 14 (1.79%) CommVault
18 13 (1.66%) Fiorano
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £28,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Talendrone.com
Rate: £60 - £80 / Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Elland, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago