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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 69 113 86
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -27
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 49 16 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.97% 0.59% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 0.81% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 16
Average daily rate £390 £253 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.45% -27.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £221 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £392 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £348
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
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
1976 1983 2033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.29% 73.39% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1034 1008 1049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £123.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 28 £425 +70.00% 4
Slough +11 5 £390 +52.94% 1
Bracknell +1 4 £390 -
Newbury - 4 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £475 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Problem Management
South East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 43 (51.19%) ITIL
2 32 (38.10%) Service Management
3 28 (33.33%) SLA
4 24 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 21 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 20 (23.81%) DNS
6 20 (23.81%) Service Delivery
7 18 (21.43%) Telecoms
7 18 (21.43%) Windows
8 15 (17.86%) Change Management
8 15 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (16.67%) Capacity Management
10 13 (15.48%) SCOM
10 13 (15.48%) ITSM
10 13 (15.48%) TCP/IP
10 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
11 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 12 (14.29%) Huawei
11 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.10%) Process Improvement
12 11 (13.10%) VoIP
12 11 (13.10%) SMTP
12 11 (13.10%) Validation
13 10 (11.90%) Management Information System
13 10 (11.90%) Front Office
13 10 (11.90%) Back Office
13 10 (11.90%) Configuration Management
13 10 (11.90%) SNMP
13 10 (11.90%) LAN

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.19%) IIS
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Office
2 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Office 365
2 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.81%) DNS
2 13 (15.48%) TCP/IP
3 11 (13.10%) SMTP
3 11 (13.10%) VoIP
4 10 (11.90%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (11.90%) LAN
4 10 (11.90%) SNMP
5 9 (10.71%) WAN
6 8 (9.52%) Firewall
7 6 (7.14%) DHCP
8 3 (3.57%) Internet
8 3 (3.57%) WLAN
9 2 (2.38%) BGP
9 2 (2.38%) HTTP
9 2 (2.38%) Wireless
10 1 (1.19%) 3G
10 1 (1.19%) DMZ
10 1 (1.19%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.19%) Extranet
10 1 (1.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 18 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.90%) Back Office
2 10 (11.90%) Front Office
3 4 (4.76%) Finance
3 4 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Billing
4 1 (1.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 14 (16.67%) Incident Manager
2 11 (13.10%) Problem Manager
3 10 (11.90%) Back Office Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Telecoms Manager
5 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.14%) Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Team Leader
7 4 (4.76%) Configuration Manager
7 4 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Administrator
8 3 (3.57%) Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Help Desk Team Lead
8 3 (3.57%) IT Support
8 3 (3.57%) ITIL Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Support Team Leader
8 3 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (1.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Management Information System
1 10 (11.90%) Statistics
2 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.76%) Clustering
4 4 (4.76%) CMDB
4 4 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.57%) Wiki
6 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.38%) Replication
7 1 (1.19%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Windows
2 7 (8.33%) Linux
2 7 (8.33%) Unix
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.57%) zOS
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.19%) Solaris
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.19%) ITIL
2 32 (38.10%) Service Management
3 24 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 21 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 20 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 15 (17.86%) Change Management
6 15 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (16.67%) Capacity Management
7 14 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (15.48%) ITSM
9 11 (13.10%) Process Improvement
9 11 (13.10%) Validation
10 10 (11.90%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (7.14%) Functional Testing
13 5 (5.95%) Fault Management
13 5 (5.95%) Migration
13 5 (5.95%) Network Design
13 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.76%) Ruby
3 3 (3.57%) COBOL
3 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.57%) VB
3 3 (3.57%) VB6
4 2 (2.38%) C
4 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.19%) C++
5 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.90%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.95%) Degree
4 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.57%) MCITP
5 3 (3.57%) MCTS
5 3 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (2.38%) CCNA
6 2 (2.38%) CCNP
6 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) CCIE
7 1 (1.19%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.19%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.19%) MCP
7 1 (1.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (33.33%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) TickIT
3 2 (2.38%) QA
4 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.95%) BitLocker
3 5 (5.95%) Terminal Server
4 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (15.48%) SCOM
2 9 (10.71%) SCCM
3 5 (5.95%) WSUS
4 4 (4.76%) Puppet
4 4 (4.76%) SCVMM
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Intune
5 2 (2.38%) MOM
5 2 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Huawei
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) Cisco
2 9 (10.71%) VMware
3 7 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 6 (7.14%) Citrix
4 6 (7.14%) Oracle
5 4 (4.76%) CA
5 4 (4.76%) NetApp
5 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.76%) RightScale
6 2 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (2.38%) BT
6 2 (2.38%) Ericsson
6 2 (2.38%) HP
6 2 (2.38%) Juniper
6 2 (2.38%) Nokia
6 2 (2.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (2.38%) Remedy
7 1 (1.19%) Symantec