The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 122 65 101
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +36
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 13 73 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 2.61% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 3.49% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £315 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £415 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.08 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +10.91%
Problem Management
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2014 2092 1571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.93% 74.79% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 1095 627
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 60 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Problem Management across the Berkshire region.

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Berkshire region.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -34 6 £250 +19.04%
Bracknell +5 3 - - 1
Slough -8 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Problem Management
South East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Problem Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Problem Management.

1 35 (70.00%) ITIL
2 27 (54.00%) Service Management
3 21 (42.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (28.00%) Service Delivery
4 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (26.00%) Finance
6 12 (24.00%) Incident Management
6 12 (24.00%) SLA
7 11 (22.00%) HP
8 10 (20.00%) Project Management
8 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (18.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (18.00%) ITSM
9 9 (18.00%) Change Management
9 9 (18.00%) Degree
10 8 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (14.00%) Capacity Management
11 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
12 6 (12.00%) EMC
12 6 (12.00%) BMC
12 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.00%) Cisco
12 6 (12.00%) UNIX
12 6 (12.00%) SQL
12 6 (12.00%) Coaching
12 6 (12.00%) Performance Management
13 5 (10.00%) Release Management
13 5 (10.00%) Windows
13 5 (10.00%) Retail

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Problem Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Problem Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.00%) IIS
1 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.00%) SAP WM
1 1 (2.00%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) SMS
1 3 (6.00%) SAN
1 3 (6.00%) TACACS
1 3 (6.00%) Firewall
1 3 (6.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (6.00%) Nortel Alteon
1 3 (6.00%) Wireshark
1 3 (6.00%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (6.00%) tcpdump
2 2 (4.00%) 4G
2 2 (4.00%) Network Security
2 2 (4.00%) 3G
3 1 (2.00%) LDAP
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) NAS
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) DB2
1 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) ERwin
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Billing
4 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 9 (18.00%) Service Manager
3 6 (12.00%) Incident Manager
3 6 (12.00%) Escalation Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Customer Services Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Problem Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) IT Services Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) IT Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) WAP
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Data Extraction
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) AS400
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) Physics
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) iSeries
5 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) UNIX
2 5 (10.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (70.00%) ITIL
2 27 (54.00%) Service Management
3 21 (42.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (28.00%) Service Delivery
5 12 (24.00%) Incident Management
6 10 (20.00%) Project Management
7 9 (18.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (18.00%) Change Management
7 9 (18.00%) ITSM
8 8 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
9 7 (14.00%) Capacity Management
10 6 (12.00%) Performance Management
10 6 (12.00%) Coaching
11 5 (10.00%) Release Management
12 3 (6.00%) Fault Management
12 3 (6.00%) Customer Engagement
12 3 (6.00%) Network Management
12 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) RPG/400
2 1 (2.00%) RPG IV
2 1 (2.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) Degree
3 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.00%) CCSP
4 3 (6.00%) CCNP
4 3 (6.00%) CCNA
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) CCSA
4 3 (6.00%) CCSE
4 3 (6.00%) MCTS
4 3 (6.00%) MCITP
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.00%) MCSE
6 1 (2.00%) MCDBA
6 1 (2.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.00%) vSphere
2 2 (4.00%) KVM
3 1 (2.00%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) OpenView
1 3 (6.00%) Netcool
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) HP
2 6 (12.00%) EMC
2 6 (12.00%) Cisco
2 6 (12.00%) BMC
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.00%) Radware
3 3 (6.00%) Fujitsu
3 3 (6.00%) Crossbeam
3 3 (6.00%) F5
3 3 (6.00%) IBM
3 3 (6.00%) Nortel
4 2 (4.00%) Dell
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.00%) Remedy
5 1 (2.00%) Pegasus
5 1 (2.00%) Huawei
5 1 (2.00%) SAP