Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 138 134
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 -14
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 71 51 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.04% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.24% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 37
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £168 £369 £115
90th Percentile £488 £539 £570
England median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -12.28% -19.72%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.68 £11.88
90th Percentile £16.50 £15.50 £16.63
England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -34.78%

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 4,501 4,119 5,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.61% 83.87% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,775 2,646 3,015
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 144 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Shropshire -44 25 £440 -4.35% 4
Coventry -13 13 £285 -30.91% 2
Herefordshire - 9 £425 - 1
Birmingham +7 8 £488 +1.83% 3
Dudley +4 2 £338 -6.90%
Warwickshire +7 1 £438 +21.53% 5
Worcestershire - 1 £200 - 1
ITIL V3
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 71 (100.00%) ITIL
2 29 (40.85%) Security Cleared
3 27 (38.03%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (30.99%) Windows
4 22 (30.99%) Wireless
4 22 (30.99%) Firewall
5 21 (29.58%) WAN
5 21 (29.58%) Cisco
5 21 (29.58%) CCNP
5 21 (29.58%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (29.58%) SC Cleared
6 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (26.76%) CheckPoint
6 19 (26.76%) Internet
6 19 (26.76%) McAfee
6 19 (26.76%) Fortinet
7 18 (25.35%) Network Load Balancing
7 18 (25.35%) Blue Coat
7 18 (25.35%) Active Directory
7 18 (25.35%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (25.35%) F5
7 18 (25.35%) WAN Optimisation
8 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (19.72%) BMC
10 13 (18.31%) IBM
10 13 (18.31%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (18.31%) Network Packet Analysis
11 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (15.49%) VPN
11 11 (15.49%) Service Management

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 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) assyst
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (25.35%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.99%) Firewall
1 22 (30.99%) Wireless
2 21 (29.58%) WAN
3 19 (26.76%) Internet
4 13 (18.31%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (15.49%) MPLS
5 11 (15.49%) VPN
6 8 (11.27%) BGP
6 8 (11.27%) HSRP
6 8 (11.27%) OSPF
6 8 (11.27%) VLAN
7 3 (4.23%) LAN
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.82%) DHCP
9 1 (1.41%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
1 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 9 (12.68%) Military
2 3 (4.23%) Electronics
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.23%) Marketing
2 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Network Engineer
2 16 (22.54%) Senior Network Engineer
3 13 (18.31%) Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Service Manager
5 6 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.45%) Service Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.04%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 5 (7.04%) ITIL Manager
6 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Support
6 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.63%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.63%) Network Support
7 4 (5.63%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) .NET
1 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.08%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.41%) iPad
5 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) ITIL
2 27 (38.03%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (25.35%) Network Load Balancing
3 18 (25.35%) WAN Optimisation
4 13 (18.31%) Network Packet Analysis
5 11 (15.49%) Service Management
6 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.08%) Decision-Making
6 10 (14.08%) PRINCE2
7 9 (12.68%) Coaching
7 9 (12.68%) Service Design
8 8 (11.27%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
10 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
10 5 (7.04%) Network Management
11 4 (5.63%) ITSM
12 3 (4.23%) Change Management
12 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (4.23%) Programme Management
12 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) C
2 1 (1.41%) Java
2 1 (1.41%) PHP
2 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (29.58%) CCNP
2 21 (29.58%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (29.58%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) DV Cleared
4 7 (9.86%) CCNA
5 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.23%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (4.23%) CISSP
7 2 (2.82%) APMP
7 2 (2.82%) CCIE
8 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.41%) Degree
8 1 (1.41%) ISEB
8 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.41%) MCSA
8 1 (1.41%) MCTS
8 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (25.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) VMware Server
2 3 (4.23%) vSphere
2 3 (4.23%) XenApp
3 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) FortiGate
1 5 (7.04%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) Cisco
2 19 (26.76%) CheckPoint
2 19 (26.76%) Fortinet
2 19 (26.76%) McAfee
3 18 (25.35%) Blue Coat
3 18 (25.35%) F5
4 14 (19.72%) BMC
5 13 (18.31%) IBM
6 10 (14.08%) Aruba
6 10 (14.08%) HP
6 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.63%) Citrix
7 4 (5.63%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.23%) CommVault
8 3 (4.23%) NetApp
8 3 (4.23%) SAP
8 3 (4.23%) VMware
9 2 (2.82%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (1.41%) Remedy