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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 101 94 94
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 23 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 1.27% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.82% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 14
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£275 £263 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +14.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £349 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.15 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.95% -31.40%
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
1830 1757 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.00% 69.83% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 787 766
Average daily rate £390 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 35
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 21 August 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
Slough -2 6 £250 +12.35%
Reading -3 4 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Problem Management
South East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (47.56%) Change Management
2 34 (41.46%) Telecoms
3 32 (39.02%) ITIL
4 23 (28.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 21 (25.61%) Fault Management
6 20 (24.39%) Front Office
6 20 (24.39%) Incident Management
7 19 (23.17%) Configuration Management
7 19 (23.17%) Performance Management
8 17 (20.73%) GGSN
8 17 (20.73%) SGSN
9 16 (19.51%) Service Management
10 15 (18.29%) DNS
11 14 (17.07%) 3G
11 14 (17.07%) 4G
12 13 (15.85%) SLA
13 12 (14.63%) LDAP
14 11 (13.41%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (12.20%) Juniper
15 10 (12.20%) L2TP
15 10 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (12.20%) Velocent
16 9 (10.98%) GSM
16 9 (10.98%) SS7
16 9 (10.98%) Project Management
16 9 (10.98%) 2G
16 9 (10.98%) Release Management
16 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
16 9 (10.98%) Network Architecture
16 9 (10.98%) Performance Monitoring

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 4 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.44%) IIS
2 2 (2.44%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.44%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) GGSN
1 17 (20.73%) SGSN
2 15 (18.29%) DNS
3 14 (17.07%) 3G
3 14 (17.07%) 4G
4 12 (14.63%) LDAP
5 10 (12.20%) L2TP
6 9 (10.98%) SS7
6 9 (10.98%) GSM
6 9 (10.98%) 2G
7 8 (9.76%) MGW
8 5 (6.10%) MPLS
8 5 (6.10%) Firewall
9 4 (4.88%) NGN
9 4 (4.88%) SDH
9 4 (4.88%) SONET
9 4 (4.88%) DWDM
9 4 (4.88%) LTE
10 3 (3.66%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) DB2
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.44%) DataStage
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Toad
1 2 (2.44%) ERwin
General
1 34 (41.46%) Telecoms
2 20 (24.39%) Front Office
3 7 (8.54%) Legal
4 3 (3.66%) Back Office
5 2 (2.44%) Finance
6 1 (1.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) NOC Engineer
2 12 (14.63%) Incident Manager
3 8 (9.76%) Network Support
4 6 (7.32%) Architect
4 6 (7.32%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.32%) Senior Architect
5 5 (6.10%) Analyst
5 5 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.10%) Problem Manager
5 5 (6.10%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.88%) ITIL Manager
6 4 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Help Desk Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.44%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.44%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (2.44%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.44%) Programmer
8 2 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) WAP
2 2 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Physics
1 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.88%) iSeries
2 2 (2.44%) SWIFT
2 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.44%) AS400
2 2 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) UNIX
2 2 (2.44%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (47.56%) Change Management
2 32 (39.02%) ITIL
3 21 (25.61%) Fault Management
4 20 (24.39%) Incident Management
5 19 (23.17%) Performance Management
5 19 (23.17%) Configuration Management
6 16 (19.51%) Service Management
7 11 (13.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (10.98%) Release Management
9 9 (10.98%) Network Architecture
9 9 (10.98%) Project Management
9 9 (10.98%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (6.10%) Validation
11 4 (4.88%) TOGAF
11 4 (4.88%) Six Sigma
11 4 (4.88%) DSDM
11 4 (4.88%) ITSM
11 4 (4.88%) Risk Management
11 4 (4.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.54%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) RPG
2 4 (4.88%) RPG IV
3 2 (2.44%) RPG/400
3 2 (2.44%) C
3 2 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.54%) Degree
3 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.66%) CCNP
5 3 (3.66%) CCNA
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.44%) CCSP
6 2 (2.44%) CCSA
6 2 (2.44%) CCSE
6 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.85%) SLA
2 6 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.44%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) Netcool
2 6 (7.32%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (7.32%) Netcool/Webtop
2 6 (7.32%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.44%) OpenView
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 23 (28.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (12.20%) Velocent
2 10 (12.20%) Juniper
3 6 (7.32%) Remedy
4 5 (6.10%) CheckPoint
4 5 (6.10%) Cisco
5 4 (4.88%) IBM
5 4 (4.88%) BMC
6 3 (3.66%) F5
7 2 (2.44%) Radware
7 2 (2.44%) Crossbeam
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle
7 2 (2.44%) HP
7 2 (2.44%) Nortel
8 1 (1.22%) Citrix
8 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.22%) NetApp
8 1 (1.22%) Huawei
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