The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 94 100 105
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 27 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 1.06% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.55% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
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£268 £244 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.74% -52.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £220 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £370 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- -32.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1836 1673 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.29% 68.40% 66.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 730 806
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 45
Average hourly rate £18.04 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Problem Management
South East

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +1 7 £313 +17.92%
Bracknell - 6 - - 1
Slough -2 5 £250 +12.35%
Maidenhead - 3 £130 - 2
Problem Management
South East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 57 (55.34%) Change Management
2 45 (43.69%) Telecoms
3 35 (33.98%) Configuration Management
3 35 (33.98%) Fault Management
3 35 (33.98%) Performance Management
4 33 (32.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 28 (27.18%) ITIL
6 27 (26.21%) Front Office
7 25 (24.27%) DNS
8 24 (23.30%) GGSN
8 24 (23.30%) SGSN
9 22 (21.36%) LDAP
10 21 (20.39%) 4G
11 20 (19.42%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (18.45%) 3G
13 18 (17.48%) Juniper
13 18 (17.48%) Incident Management
14 17 (16.50%) Velocent
14 17 (16.50%) L2TP
14 17 (16.50%) SS7
15 14 (13.59%) Service Management
15 14 (13.59%) 2G
15 14 (13.59%) GSM
15 14 (13.59%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (13.59%) Network Architecture
16 13 (12.62%) MGW
16 13 (12.62%) SLA
17 12 (11.65%) Security Cleared
18 11 (10.68%) Root Cause Analysis
18 11 (10.68%) SQL

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (5.83%) IIS
2 4 (3.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.94%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.27%) DNS
2 24 (23.30%) GGSN
2 24 (23.30%) SGSN
3 22 (21.36%) LDAP
4 21 (20.39%) 4G
5 19 (18.45%) 3G
6 17 (16.50%) L2TP
6 17 (16.50%) SS7
7 14 (13.59%) 2G
7 14 (13.59%) GSM
8 13 (12.62%) MGW
9 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
9 9 (8.74%) MPLS
10 7 (6.80%) DWDM
10 7 (6.80%) SDH
11 6 (5.83%) SONET
11 6 (5.83%) SAN
11 6 (5.83%) NGN
12 5 (4.85%) NAS
12 5 (4.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) DB2
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.94%) DataStage
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Toad
1 2 (1.94%) ERwin
General
1 45 (43.69%) Telecoms
2 27 (26.21%) Front Office
3 8 (7.77%) Legal
4 2 (1.94%) Finance
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
5 1 (0.97%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (27.18%) NOC Engineer
2 11 (10.68%) Network Support
3 10 (9.71%) Support Engineer
4 6 (5.83%) Architect
4 6 (5.83%) Server Support
4 6 (5.83%) Incident Manager
4 6 (5.83%) Senior Architect
5 5 (4.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 5 (4.85%) Server Support Engineer
5 5 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (4.85%) Server Engineer
6 4 (3.88%) Problem Manager
6 4 (3.88%) ITIL Manager
6 4 (3.88%) Help Desk Manager
6 4 (3.88%) Analyst
6 4 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (2.91%) Network Engineer
7 3 (2.91%) Service Manager
8 2 (1.94%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 2 (1.94%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.88%) WAP
2 2 (1.94%) .NET
3 1 (0.97%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Clustering
2 4 (3.88%) Physics
2 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.88%) iSeries
3 2 (1.94%) SWIFT
3 2 (1.94%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.94%) AS400
4 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.83%) Windows
2 4 (3.88%) UNIX
3 3 (2.91%) Linux
3 3 (2.91%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.34%) Change Management
2 35 (33.98%) Configuration Management
2 35 (33.98%) Performance Management
2 35 (33.98%) Fault Management
3 28 (27.18%) ITIL
4 20 (19.42%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (17.48%) Incident Management
6 14 (13.59%) Network Architecture
6 14 (13.59%) Service Management
6 14 (13.59%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (10.68%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (8.74%) Project Management
9 8 (7.77%) Release Management
10 5 (4.85%) Validation
10 5 (4.85%) Capacity Management
11 4 (3.88%) ITIL V3
11 4 (3.88%) ITIL V2
11 4 (3.88%) Waterfall
11 4 (3.88%) Lean Six Sigma
11 4 (3.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.68%) SQL
2 4 (3.88%) RPG IV
2 4 (3.88%) RPG
3 3 (2.91%) C
4 2 (1.94%) Perl
4 2 (1.94%) RPG/400
5 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.97%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.83%) Degree
3 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.94%) MCSE
4 2 (1.94%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.94%) CCNP
4 2 (1.94%) CCNA
4 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.97%) CCSA
5 1 (0.97%) CCSE
5 1 (0.97%) CCIE
5 1 (0.97%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.62%) SLA
2 6 (5.83%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
1 6 (5.83%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) Netcool
2 6 (5.83%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (5.83%) Netcool/Webtop
2 6 (5.83%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.97%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (32.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 18 (17.48%) Juniper
3 17 (16.50%) Velocent
4 7 (6.80%) Cisco
5 5 (4.85%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.88%) Huawei
6 4 (3.88%) IBM
7 3 (2.91%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.91%) Remedy
7 3 (2.91%) Oracle
8 2 (1.94%) F5
8 2 (1.94%) NetApp
9 1 (0.97%) Nokia
9 1 (0.97%) BMC
9 1 (0.97%) HP
9 1 (0.97%) Nortel
9 1 (0.97%) Citrix
9 1 (0.97%) Radware
9 1 (0.97%) Crossbeam