Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 16 October 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 147 124
Rank change year-on-year +23 -23 -5
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 85 37 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.68% 0.80% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 0.96% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 51
West Midlands median daily rate £374 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +3.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £116 £231 £180
90th Percentile £488 £539 £575
England median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 6 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -7.41% -28.95%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.85
90th Percentile £16.30 £16.75 £15.45
England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.72 £16.15
% change year-on-year -7.73% -2.69% -25.54%

ITIL V3 is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,302 3,869 5,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.79% 84.16% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,572 2,458 3,098
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 144 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.98% +42.80% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.75 £39.65
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

ITIL V3
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing ITIL V3 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL V3 in the West Midlands

ITIL V3
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL V3 in the West Midlands

ITIL V3
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL V3 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL V3 in the West Midlands

ITIL V3
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL V3 in the West Midlands

ITIL V3
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +2 29 £253 - 4
Shropshire -41 16 £440 +3.53% 8
Birmingham +12 13 £475 -10.80% 6
Herefordshire - 7 £438 -
Dudley +2 2 £338 -6.90%
Staffordshire -7 2 £190 -50.97%
Warwickshire +9 1 £438 +21.53% 5
ITIL V3
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL V3 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ITIL V3.

1 85 (100.00%) ITIL
2 45 (52.94%) Windows
3 39 (45.88%) Active Directory
4 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
6 17 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (20.00%) CCNP
6 17 (20.00%) Cisco
7 16 (18.82%) Firewall
7 16 (18.82%) Wireless
8 15 (17.65%) WAN
9 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (16.47%) BMC
10 13 (15.29%) Internet
10 13 (15.29%) McAfee
10 13 (15.29%) CheckPoint
10 13 (15.29%) Fortinet
10 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
11 12 (14.12%) SCCM
11 12 (14.12%) F5
11 12 (14.12%) WAN Optimisation
11 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (14.12%) Network Load Balancing
11 12 (14.12%) Blue Coat
11 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
12 11 (12.94%) PRINCE2
12 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (12.94%) Management Information System

ITIL V3
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (4.71%) PTC Creo
4 4 (4.71%) Windchill
5 3 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) assyst
1 4 (4.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.82%) Firewall
1 16 (18.82%) Wireless
2 15 (17.65%) WAN
3 13 (15.29%) Internet
4 10 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (9.41%) VPN
6 7 (8.24%) MPLS
7 4 (4.71%) BGP
7 4 (4.71%) HSRP
7 4 (4.71%) OSPF
7 4 (4.71%) VLAN
8 3 (3.53%) LAN
9 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.35%) DHCP
10 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.18%) JIRA
1 1 (1.18%) Selenium
General
1 7 (8.24%) Military
2 4 (4.71%) Mandarin Language
3 3 (3.53%) Advertising
3 3 (3.53%) Electronics
3 3 (3.53%) Finance
3 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.53%) Marketing
3 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Analyst
2 15 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 15 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Help Desk Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Network Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 10 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Service Manager
8 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Transition Manager
9 4 (4.71%) 1st Line Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared Project Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) ITIL Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Service Transition Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) .NET
1 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.71%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.53%) Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 45 (52.94%) Windows
2 10 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (100.00%) ITIL
2 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (14.12%) Network Load Balancing
3 12 (14.12%) WAN Optimisation
4 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.94%) PRINCE2
5 10 (11.76%) Network Management
5 10 (11.76%) Network Packet Analysis
6 9 (10.59%) Service Design
6 9 (10.59%) Service Management
7 8 (9.41%) Decision-Making
7 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 5 (5.88%) Coaching
8 5 (5.88%) CRM
9 4 (4.71%) CAD
9 4 (4.71%) Project Management
9 4 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.71%) Software Deployment
9 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.18%) C
2 1 (1.18%) Java
2 1 (1.18%) PHP
2 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.00%) CCNP
2 17 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.71%) CCNA
7 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.35%) APMP
8 2 (2.35%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.35%) CISSP
8 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.18%) CCIE
9 1 (1.18%) ISEB
9 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 39 (45.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Server
2 3 (3.53%) vSphere
2 3 (3.53%) XenApp
3 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Cisco
2 14 (16.47%) BMC
3 13 (15.29%) CheckPoint
3 13 (15.29%) Fortinet
3 13 (15.29%) McAfee
4 12 (14.12%) Blue Coat
4 12 (14.12%) F5
4 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
5 10 (11.76%) IBM
6 8 (9.41%) Aruba
6 8 (9.41%) HP
7 5 (5.88%) Citrix
7 5 (5.88%) NetApp
7 5 (5.88%) ServiceNow
7 5 (5.88%) VMware
8 4 (4.71%) PTC
8 4 (4.71%) Remedy
9 3 (3.53%) CommVault
9 3 (3.53%) SAP
10 2 (2.35%) Aerohive Networks