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 26 May 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
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 248 247
Rank change year-on-year -60 -1  
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 339 551 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 1.02% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.23% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 369 334
Median daily rate £425 £420 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +24.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £585 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £398 £325
% change year-on-year +1.88% +22.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 8
Median hourly rate £17.00 £27.00 £20.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.03% +31.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £12.50 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £30.90 £33.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £27.00 £25.49
% change year-on-year -31.48% +5.94%  

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 39028 44824 43762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.34% 83.38% 80.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25424 29677 27606
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 £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1073 1282
Median hourly rate £33.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -41 315 £425 +1.19% 64
South East +10 131 £443 +18.00% 18
London -72 89 £435 -3.33% 17
Hampshire +17 39 £368 - 8
Surrey +18 28 £443 -4.32% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 28 £500 +57.48% 1
Berkshire +6 27 £525 +66.66% 2
Milton Keynes +5 27 £500 +100.00% 1
South West +1 23 £205 -45.33% 5
Basingstoke +18 17 £261 -30.33% 5
East Midlands -2 17 £300 -33.33% 2
North East +19 14 £575 +31.80%
Northamptonshire +9 14 £525 +5.00% 2
East of England -13 14 £200 -42.85% 5
City of London -21 14 £425 -10.52% 5
Sunbury-on-Thames - 14 £456 -
Tyne and Wear +25 13 £575 +31.80%
Northampton +12 13 £525 +5.00% 2
Reading +5 13 £525 +110.00%
West Midlands -4 13 £238 -38.70% 3
Scotland -5 13 £425 - 1
North West +30 12 £425 +11.47% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +21 12 £575 +24.32%
Edinburgh +20 9 £425 -5.55% 1
Wiltshire +8 9 £438 +25.08%
Swindon +7 8 £400 -13.93%
Wales +6 8 £405 -0.30%
Oxfordshire -2 8 £500 +25.00%
South Wales +9 7 £405 -0.30%
Cornwall 0 7 £185 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 759 (100.00%) ITIL
2 266 (35.05%) Service Management
3 182 (23.98%) Microsoft
4 174 (22.92%) Security Cleared
5 167 (22.00%) Windows
6 161 (21.21%) Project Management
7 146 (19.24%) SC Cleared
8 145 (19.10%) Service Delivery
9 141 (18.58%) ITSM
10 125 (16.47%) PRINCE2
11 112 (14.76%) VMware
11 112 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
12 108 (14.23%) Active Directory
13 100 (13.18%) Finance
14 98 (12.91%) Degree
15 95 (12.52%) HP
16 91 (11.99%) SLA
17 90 (11.86%) Service Design
18 88 (11.59%) Linux
18 88 (11.59%) Change Management
19 86 (11.33%) Telecoms
20 85 (11.20%) Cisco
21 77 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
22 74 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
22 74 (9.75%) Data Centre
23 71 (9.35%) Remedy
24 70 (9.22%) Incident Management
25 65 (8.56%) Oracle
26 64 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
27 63 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification

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 35 (4.61%) MS Exchange
2 29 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 27 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (2.64%) NetWeaver
4 20 (2.64%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (2.11%) IIS
6 14 (1.84%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.58%) CMS
8 11 (1.45%) Apache
8 11 (1.45%) JCAPS
8 11 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.45%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.92%) ArcGIS
9 7 (0.92%) ColdFusion
9 7 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.79%) Railo
Applications
1 64 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.87%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.06%) Office 365
2 32 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.11%) IaaS
5 15 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.84%) SaaS
7 9 (1.19%) PaaS
8 4 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 53 (6.98%) Firewall
2 47 (6.19%) WAN
3 44 (5.80%) LAN
4 35 (4.61%) Wi-Fi
5 28 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (3.43%) DNS
6 26 (3.43%) VPN
7 19 (2.50%) Wireless
8 18 (2.37%) LTE
8 18 (2.37%) VoLTE
9 17 (2.24%) DHCP
9 17 (2.24%) SAN
10 16 (2.11%) BIG-IP
10 16 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (1.98%) Internet
11 15 (1.98%) LDAP
12 14 (1.84%) Unified Communications
13 13 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (1.71%) MPLS
14 11 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.74%) Oracle Database
3 26 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.58%) MongoDB
4 12 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (1.45%) SAP HANA
5 11 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.32%) DB2
7 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (1.05%) Big Data
8 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
10 6 (0.79%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 5 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.84%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.05%) JIRA
4 7 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.79%) Hudson
5 6 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.66%) Selenium
7 4 (0.53%) Toad
8 3 (0.40%) MSI
8 3 (0.40%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 100 (13.18%) Finance
2 86 (11.33%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.16%) Banking
4 15 (1.98%) Retail
5 12 (1.58%) Back Office
6 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.92%) Law
8 6 (0.79%) Automotive
8 6 (0.79%) Billing
8 6 (0.79%) Legal
9 3 (0.40%) Electronics
9 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.26%) Front Office
10 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.26%) Local Government
10 2 (0.26%) Marketing
10 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (16.34%) Architect
2 116 (15.28%) Analyst
3 69 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 55 (7.25%) Project Manager
5 39 (5.14%) Support Engineer
6 36 (4.74%) Service Analyst
6 36 (4.74%) Service Architect
7 31 (4.08%) Support Analyst
8 30 (3.95%) IT Manager
9 29 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (3.82%) Consultant
10 28 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
11 26 (3.43%) Delivery Manager
11 26 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (3.29%) Transition Manager
13 23 (3.03%) Network Engineer
14 22 (2.90%) Applications Support
15 21 (2.77%) ITIL Manager
15 21 (2.77%) Services Delivery Manager
16 19 (2.50%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.43%) SAP Basis
2 21 (2.77%) Web Services
3 19 (2.50%) XML
4 18 (2.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 15 (1.98%) HTML
6 13 (1.71%) CSS
7 11 (1.45%) IBM Integration Bus
7 11 (1.45%) Middleware
8 10 (1.32%) XSLT
9 8 (1.05%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.05%) JSP
10 7 (0.92%) HTML5
10 7 (0.92%) jQuery
10 7 (0.92%) REST
11 6 (0.79%) J2EE
12 5 (0.66%) .NET
12 5 (0.66%) SOAP
13 4 (0.53%) OAuth2
13 4 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
1 74 (9.75%) Data Centre
2 59 (7.77%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.95%) CMDB
4 25 (3.29%) Clustering
5 21 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.64%) Virtual Team
7 12 (1.58%) PKI
8 11 (1.45%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.32%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.19%) Web 2.0
11 8 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.92%) HP Storage
12 7 (0.92%) User Experience
13 6 (0.79%) NHS
13 6 (0.79%) PMI
13 6 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 167 (22.00%) Windows
2 88 (11.59%) Linux
3 52 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (6.72%) Windows Server
5 50 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (5.40%) Windows 7
7 40 (5.27%) Unix
8 22 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (2.50%) AIX
10 17 (2.24%) Oracle Linux
11 16 (2.11%) Windows 10
12 15 (1.98%) CentOS
13 14 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (1.58%) SUSE
14 12 (1.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 9 (1.19%) Android
16 8 (1.05%) Solaris
17 7 (0.92%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.66%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.53%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 759 (100.00%) ITIL
2 266 (35.05%) Service Management
3 161 (21.21%) Project Management
4 145 (19.10%) Service Delivery
5 141 (18.58%) ITSM
6 125 (16.47%) PRINCE2
7 112 (14.76%) Agile Software Development
8 90 (11.86%) Service Design
9 88 (11.59%) Change Management
10 70 (9.22%) Incident Management
11 62 (8.17%) Problem Management
12 54 (7.11%) Release Management
13 48 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (6.19%) DevOps
15 44 (5.80%) Configuration Management
16 36 (4.74%) Migration
17 35 (4.61%) Continuous Improvement
18 34 (4.48%) SDLC
19 32 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
20 30 (3.95%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 48 (6.32%) SQL
2 30 (3.95%) PowerShell
3 25 (3.29%) JavaScript
4 24 (3.16%) Bash Shell
5 18 (2.37%) Java
6 15 (1.98%) Python
7 13 (1.71%) Perl
8 12 (1.58%) C
9 10 (1.32%) C#
10 9 (1.19%) ABAP
11 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.79%) Korn
12 6 (0.79%) PHP
12 6 (0.79%) Ruby
13 5 (0.66%) VBScript
14 4 (0.53%) COBOL
14 4 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.53%) VB
15 3 (0.40%) R
16 2 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 174 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 146 (19.24%) SC Cleared
3 98 (12.91%) Degree
4 63 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (4.61%) MCP
7 32 (4.22%) DV Cleared
8 30 (3.95%) MCSE
9 23 (3.03%) ISEB
10 21 (2.77%) CCNA
11 20 (2.64%) CCNP
12 18 (2.37%) CISSP
13 15 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (1.84%) MCITP
14 14 (1.84%) MCSA
14 14 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (1.32%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (11.99%) SLA
2 25 (3.29%) QA
3 20 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.71%) PMO
5 11 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (1.45%) HL7
6 10 (1.32%) ISO 9001
7 8 (1.05%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.92%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.79%) ISO19770
10 5 (0.66%) COBIT
11 3 (0.40%) GPG13
12 2 (0.26%) BS25999
12 2 (0.26%) EFQM
12 2 (0.26%) ISO 15288
12 2 (0.26%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.26%) ISO22301
12 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.13%) BS7799
System Software
1 108 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 77 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.43%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (2.11%) XenApp
6 13 (1.71%) vCloud
7 12 (1.58%) vSphere
8 11 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.66%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.66%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.53%) UAG
12 4 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.26%) Docker
14 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.26%) Shibboleth
15 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 42 (5.53%) SCCM
2 20 (2.64%) Puppet
3 19 (2.50%) OVSD
4 14 (1.84%) SCOM
5 13 (1.71%) Ansible
5 13 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.05%) Netcool
7 8 (1.05%) vRealize
8 7 (0.92%) Nagios
9 6 (0.79%) PowerCLI
9 6 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.66%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.66%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 182 (23.98%) Microsoft
2 112 (14.76%) VMware
3 95 (12.52%) HP
4 85 (11.20%) Cisco
5 71 (9.35%) Remedy
6 65 (8.56%) Oracle
7 52 (6.85%) ServiceNow
8 42 (5.53%) Citrix
8 42 (5.53%) SAP
9 39 (5.14%) Red Hat
10 28 (3.69%) IBM
11 25 (3.29%) BMC
12 22 (2.90%) Ericsson
13 21 (2.77%) F5
14 18 (2.37%) NetApp
15 16 (2.11%) Dell
16 15 (1.98%) Apple
17 13 (1.71%) Fiorano
18 12 (1.58%) McAfee
18 12 (1.58%) SolarWinds
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Talendrone.com
Rate: £60 - £80 / Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £85.00 - £105.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Talendrone.com
Rate: £80 - £100 / Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke
TDA Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Gibbs HWS
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Gibbs S3
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 17 days ago