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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 95 102 101
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 32 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.20% 1.08% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.53% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 4
Average daily rate
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£378 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £210 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £588 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £348 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £15.63 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +13.33%
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
1844 1830 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.06% 70.41% 68.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 999 913 681
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 55 75
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +16 12 £329 +4.36%
Newbury +4 4 £438 -16.86%
Bracknell 0 4 £378 -
Slough -12 3 £255 -
Maidenhead -6 1 - -
Problem Management
South East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 39 (66.10%) ITIL
2 25 (42.37%) Service Management
3 20 (33.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (25.42%) SLA
5 15 (25.42%) HP
6 14 (23.73%) Service Delivery
7 13 (22.03%) Incident Management
7 13 (22.03%) Project Management
8 12 (20.34%) ITSM
9 10 (16.95%) Change Management
9 10 (16.95%) Finance
9 10 (16.95%) BMC
9 10 (16.95%) Cisco
9 10 (16.95%) UNIX
10 8 (13.56%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (13.56%) Degree
11 7 (11.86%) Mentoring
11 7 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (11.86%) Capacity Management
11 7 (11.86%) SQL
11 7 (11.86%) IBM
12 6 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (10.17%) EMC
12 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
12 6 (10.17%) Coaching
12 6 (10.17%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (10.17%) Release Management
12 6 (10.17%) Performance Management
13 5 (8.47%) Cisco PIX

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (5.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.69%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.69%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.69%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) Cisco PIX
1 5 (8.47%) Wireshark
1 5 (8.47%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (8.47%) 4G
1 5 (8.47%) Nortel Alteon
1 5 (8.47%) tcpdump
1 5 (8.47%) Firewall
1 5 (8.47%) BIG-IP
1 5 (8.47%) SAN
1 5 (8.47%) 3G
1 5 (8.47%) TACACS
1 5 (8.47%) SMS
2 2 (3.39%) Network Security
2 2 (3.39%) LTE
3 1 (1.69%) NAS
3 1 (1.69%) GGSN
3 1 (1.69%) SGSN
3 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) DB2
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) DataStage
3 1 (1.69%) QlikView
3 1 (1.69%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Toad
2 1 (1.69%) ERwin
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.39%) Billing
5 2 (3.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) Service Manager
1 10 (16.95%) Delivery Manager
2 9 (15.25%) Architect
2 9 (15.25%) Incident Manager
3 7 (11.86%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Services Delivery Manager
4 5 (8.47%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Data Network Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Customer Services Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Escalation Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Problem Manager
6 3 (5.08%) IT Services Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) WAP
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Data Extraction
2 5 (8.47%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.08%) iSeries
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Physics
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) AS400
4 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) UNIX
2 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (66.10%) ITIL
2 25 (42.37%) Service Management
3 20 (33.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (23.73%) Service Delivery
5 13 (22.03%) Incident Management
5 13 (22.03%) Project Management
6 12 (20.34%) ITSM
7 10 (16.95%) Change Management
8 8 (13.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (11.86%) Mentoring
9 7 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (11.86%) Capacity Management
10 6 (10.17%) Coaching
10 6 (10.17%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (10.17%) Release Management
10 6 (10.17%) Performance Management
11 5 (8.47%) Fault Management
11 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (8.47%) Network Management
11 5 (8.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) RPG IV
2 3 (5.08%) RPG
3 1 (1.69%) RPG/400
3 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) CCSA
3 5 (8.47%) CCSE
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.47%) CCSP
3 5 (8.47%) CCNP
3 5 (8.47%) CCNA
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) MCSE
4 1 (1.69%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.42%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) vSphere
1 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.08%) KVM
3 1 (1.69%) NLBS
3 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) OpenView
1 5 (8.47%) Netcool
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) HP
2 10 (16.95%) BMC
2 10 (16.95%) Cisco
3 7 (11.86%) IBM
4 6 (10.17%) EMC
5 5 (8.47%) Crossbeam
5 5 (8.47%) F5
5 5 (8.47%) Nortel
5 5 (8.47%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.47%) Radware
5 5 (8.47%) Remedy
5 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.78%) Oracle
6 4 (6.78%) Dell
6 4 (6.78%) VMware
7 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (1.69%) Pegasus
8 1 (1.69%) SAP