The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for ITIL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITIL over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
England / West Midlands
Rank 21 27 19
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing ITIL 141 153 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.18% 5.74% 7.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.73% 6.96% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 84 91
Median daily rate £395 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £208 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.93 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.80% -30.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £9.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £23.90 £27.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +24.13%  

ITIL 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 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

ITIL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing ITIL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL in the West Midlands

ITIL
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL in the West Midlands

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL in the West Midlands

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL in the West Midlands

ITIL
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Birmingham -5 47 £375 +1.69% 11
Warwickshire +4 30 £350 +6.06% 10
Coventry +14 26 £423 +69.00% 9
Staffordshire +5 11 £450 +63.63% 7
Shropshire +26 8 £419 +28.84% 2
Smethwick - 2 £345 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £245 - 3
Solihull -1 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £600 -
ITIL
England

ITIL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL 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.

1 82 (27.70%) Service Management
2 62 (20.95%) Microsoft
3 58 (19.59%) ITIL V3
4 53 (17.91%) Windows
5 49 (16.55%) ITIL Certification
6 46 (15.54%) PRINCE2
7 44 (14.86%) Cisco
8 42 (14.19%) Data Centre
9 41 (13.85%) Change Management
10 38 (12.84%) Security Cleared
10 38 (12.84%) Degree
11 37 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 36 (12.16%) Service Delivery
13 33 (11.15%) Project Management
13 33 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
14 32 (10.81%) Problem Management
14 32 (10.81%) SC Cleared
14 32 (10.81%) Active Directory
14 32 (10.81%) SLA
15 29 (9.80%) Finance
15 29 (9.80%) Migration
16 26 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (8.78%) ITSM
17 25 (8.45%) MS Excel
18 24 (8.11%) HP
19 22 (7.43%) SQL
19 22 (7.43%) VMware
20 21 (7.09%) PRINCE
20 21 (7.09%) Network Security

ITIL
Top Related 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 12 (4.05%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.35%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.01%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.01%) IIS
5 2 (0.68%) Drupal
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.76%) MS Office
3 6 (2.03%) MS Project
3 6 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.01%) assyst
3 3 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CAR
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.34%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.05%) Office 365
3 8 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.69%) SaaS
5 3 (1.01%) IBM PureFlex
6 2 (0.68%) IaaS
7 1 (0.34%) G Suite
7 1 (0.34%) GitHub
7 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.09%) Network Security
2 16 (5.41%) SAN
3 13 (4.39%) Firewall
3 13 (4.39%) LAN
4 10 (3.38%) WAN
5 8 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (2.36%) SSL
7 6 (2.03%) LDAP
7 6 (2.03%) VoIP
8 5 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.69%) OSPF
8 5 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.69%) Wireless
9 4 (1.35%) Skype
9 4 (1.35%) WLAN
10 3 (1.01%) DHCP
10 3 (1.01%) DMVPN
10 3 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.01%) SNMP
10 3 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.35%) SQLPlus
4 3 (1.01%) MySQL
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.68%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.34%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.34%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Subversion
4 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (9.80%) Finance
2 14 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.38%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.36%) Retail
5 6 (2.03%) Advertising
5 6 (2.03%) Electronics
5 6 (2.03%) Local Government
6 5 (1.69%) Automotive
6 5 (1.69%) Banking
6 5 (1.69%) Billing
7 3 (1.01%) Back Office
7 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 71 (23.99%) Analyst
2 39 (13.18%) Architect
3 38 (12.84%) Service Analyst
3 38 (12.84%) Service Manager
4 26 (8.78%) Service Desk Analyst
5 22 (7.43%) Project Manager
6 19 (6.42%) Transition Manager
7 16 (5.41%) Service Transition Manager
8 15 (5.07%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.72%) Incident Manager
9 11 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.38%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (3.04%) Developer
11 9 (3.04%) Network Engineer
11 9 (3.04%) Network Manager
11 9 (3.04%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (2.70%) IT Manager
12 8 (2.70%) Operations Analyst
12 8 (2.70%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.70%) Web Services
2 5 (1.69%) .NET
2 5 (1.69%) JDBC
2 5 (1.69%) ODBC
2 5 (1.69%) REST
2 5 (1.69%) SAML
3 4 (1.35%) CSS
3 4 (1.35%) XML
4 3 (1.01%) SOAP
5 2 (0.68%) Middleware
5 2 (0.68%) XMPP
6 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.34%) BAPI
6 1 (0.34%) HTML
6 1 (0.34%) J2EE
6 1 (0.34%) SAP ALE
6 1 (0.34%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (0.34%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (0.34%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.19%) Data Centre
2 33 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.04%) Fat Client
5 9 (3.04%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.36%) User Experience
6 7 (2.36%) Wiki
7 6 (2.03%) CMDB
7 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.69%) CLARiiON
8 5 (1.69%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.69%) NHS
8 5 (1.69%) Symmetrix DMX
9 3 (1.01%) CESG
9 3 (1.01%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.01%) PKI
9 3 (1.01%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.91%) Windows
2 17 (5.74%) Linux
3 15 (5.07%) Windows 7
4 12 (4.05%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.72%) Unix
6 7 (2.36%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.69%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.35%) HPUX
9 3 (1.01%) Android
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.34%) AIX
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.34%) Solaris
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (27.70%) Service Management
2 58 (19.59%) ITIL V3
3 46 (15.54%) PRINCE2
4 41 (13.85%) Change Management
5 37 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 36 (12.16%) Service Delivery
7 33 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (11.15%) Project Management
8 32 (10.81%) Problem Management
9 29 (9.80%) Migration
10 26 (8.78%) ITSM
10 26 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (7.09%) PRINCE
12 17 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (5.74%) Mentoring
13 15 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (5.07%) Network Management
14 14 (4.73%) Coaching
15 13 (4.39%) Scrum
15 13 (4.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.43%) SQL
2 13 (4.39%) Java
3 9 (3.04%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.03%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.69%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.35%) C
7 3 (1.01%) C#
8 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.34%) ABAP
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) Prolog
9 1 (0.34%) Ruby
9 1 (0.34%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) VB
9 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (16.55%) ITIL Certification
2 38 (12.84%) Degree
2 38 (12.84%) Security Cleared
3 32 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 20 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (6.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 17 (5.74%) CCNP
6 16 (5.41%) CCNA
7 11 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (3.72%) PMP
8 9 (3.04%) DV Cleared
9 8 (2.70%) BICSI Certification
9 8 (2.70%) BICSI RCDD
9 8 (2.70%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.36%) MCSE
11 6 (2.03%) CISSP
12 5 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.35%) ISEB
14 3 (1.01%) A+ Certification
14 3 (1.01%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.81%) SLA
2 8 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.35%) PMO
3 4 (1.35%) QA
4 3 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.34%) GPG13
6 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 32 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.04%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.69%) SRDF
7 3 (1.01%) Docker
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.68%) Postfix
8 2 (0.68%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.68%) XenApp
9 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.36%) SCCM
2 3 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.01%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.34%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.34%) OpenView
3 1 (0.34%) OPNET
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
3 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 44 (14.86%) Cisco
3 24 (8.11%) HP
4 22 (7.43%) VMware
5 20 (6.76%) IBM
6 19 (6.42%) Remedy
6 19 (6.42%) ServiceNow
7 18 (6.08%) Oracle
8 13 (4.39%) Dell
9 12 (4.05%) BMC
9 12 (4.05%) EMC
10 11 (3.72%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.72%) Citrix
10 11 (3.72%) NetApp
11 8 (2.70%) Brocade
12 7 (2.36%) 3PAR
12 7 (2.36%) Fortinet
12 7 (2.36%) LANDesk
12 7 (2.36%) SAP
13 6 (2.03%) F5
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