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 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 98 89
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9  
Contract jobs citing ITIL V3 20 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.00% 1.46% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.76% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 28 22
Median daily rate £238 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.66% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £325
% change year-on-year +7.09% +19.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.40% -89.20%  
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1676 2495 1842
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.64% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1489 1158
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 56 74
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -10.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.05 £44.00
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 in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 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
Shropshire +18 8 £539 +39.09%
Coventry +16 5 - - 3
Dudley - 1 - -
ITIL V3
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ITIL V3.

1 49 (100.00%) ITIL
2 18 (36.73%) Cisco
3 15 (30.61%) Degree
4 12 (24.49%) Service Management
5 10 (20.41%) Windows
5 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
6 9 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (14.29%) CommVault
7 7 (14.29%) CCNP
7 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
8 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
8 6 (12.24%) Network Management
8 6 (12.24%) VMware
8 6 (12.24%) Finance
8 6 (12.24%) NetApp
8 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.20%) Citrix
9 5 (10.20%) CCNA
9 5 (10.20%) Visualisation
9 5 (10.20%) Billing
9 5 (10.20%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
9 5 (10.20%) Matrix Management
10 4 (8.16%) Release Management
10 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
10 4 (8.16%) CMDB

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 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (8.16%) Firewall
2 3 (6.12%) VoIP
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.04%) DHCP
3 1 (2.04%) MPLS
3 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Billing
3 3 (6.12%) Back Office
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Data Centre Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Service Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Support
5 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) IT Manager
6 3 (6.12%) IT Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) CMDB
3 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) User Experience
4 3 (6.12%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) ITIL
2 12 (24.49%) Service Management
3 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
4 6 (12.24%) Network Management
5 5 (10.20%) Matrix Management
5 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
5 5 (10.20%) Visualisation
6 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.16%) Release Management
6 4 (8.16%) Security Patching
6 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (8.16%) Validation
7 3 (6.12%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 3 (6.12%) Behavioural Change
7 3 (6.12%) Change Control
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.12%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) Degree
2 9 (18.37%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (14.29%) CCNP
3 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.20%) CCNA
6 4 (8.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.04%) ECDL
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) PMO
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.16%) vSphere
1 4 (8.16%) XenApp
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Cisco
2 7 (14.29%) CommVault
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.24%) NetApp
3 6 (12.24%) VMware
4 5 (10.20%) Citrix
5 4 (8.16%) EMC
6 3 (6.12%) AppDynamics
6 3 (6.12%) BMC
6 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.12%) McAfee
6 3 (6.12%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) Remedy
7 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow