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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 106 82 102
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +20
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 21 48 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.79% 1.85% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 2.51% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 2
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£253 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.87% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £210 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £514 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +14.28%
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
1836 1914 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.39% 73.59% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 970 623
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 68
Average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £127.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -12 7 £250 +19.04% 3
Bracknell +5 4 - - 1
Slough -5 3 £255 -40.00% 1
Newbury -9 1 £425 +7.59%
Maidenhead - - - -
Problem Management
South East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (67.24%) ITIL
2 29 (50.00%) Service Management
3 23 (39.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (27.59%) Incident Management
4 16 (27.59%) SLA
4 16 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (24.14%) HP
5 14 (24.14%) Service Delivery
6 13 (22.41%) Finance
7 11 (18.97%) ITSM
7 11 (18.97%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
8 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
8 10 (17.24%) Project Management
9 9 (15.52%) Cisco
9 9 (15.52%) UNIX
9 9 (15.52%) Change Management
9 9 (15.52%) Degree
10 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
10 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 8 (13.79%) BMC
10 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (12.07%) Capacity Management
11 7 (12.07%) SQL
11 7 (12.07%) Retail
12 6 (10.34%) EMC
12 6 (10.34%) Coaching
12 6 (10.34%) Performance Management
13 5 (8.62%) Data Extraction
13 5 (8.62%) Release Management

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (1.72%) IIS
1 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.72%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.72%) SAP WM
2 1 (1.72%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) SAN
2 4 (6.90%) Firewall
2 4 (6.90%) BIG-IP
2 4 (6.90%) Wireshark
2 4 (6.90%) Nortel Alteon
2 4 (6.90%) SMS
2 4 (6.90%) TACACS
2 4 (6.90%) Cisco PIX
2 4 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (6.90%) tcpdump
3 2 (3.45%) 3G
3 2 (3.45%) Network Security
3 2 (3.45%) 4G
4 1 (1.72%) NAS
4 1 (1.72%) LDAP
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) Internet
4 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) QlikView
1 1 (1.72%) DB2
1 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) ERwin
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.07%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Back Office
4 2 (3.45%) Billing
4 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Incident Manager
2 10 (17.24%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (15.52%) Service Manager
4 6 (10.34%) Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Escalation Manager
5 5 (8.62%) Problem Manager
5 5 (8.62%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Customer Services Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.17%) IT Services Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Data Network Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Field Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) WAP
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.72%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Data Extraction
3 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) iSeries
5 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.72%) Physics
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) UNIX
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Linux
3 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
3 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (67.24%) ITIL
2 29 (50.00%) Service Management
3 23 (39.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (27.59%) Incident Management
5 14 (24.14%) Service Delivery
6 11 (18.97%) ITSM
6 11 (18.97%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
7 10 (17.24%) Project Management
8 9 (15.52%) Change Management
9 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (12.07%) Capacity Management
11 6 (10.34%) Coaching
11 6 (10.34%) Performance Management
12 5 (8.62%) Release Management
13 4 (6.90%) Fault Management
13 4 (6.90%) Network Management
13 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
14 3 (5.17%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) RPG/400
2 1 (1.72%) RPG IV
2 1 (1.72%) C
2 1 (1.72%) RPG
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) CCSA
3 4 (6.90%) CCSE
3 4 (6.90%) CCSP
3 4 (6.90%) CCNP
3 4 (6.90%) CCNA
3 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) MCTS
4 3 (5.17%) MCITP
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.59%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.90%) vSphere
2 3 (5.17%) KVM
3 1 (1.72%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) OpenView
1 4 (6.90%) Netcool
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
2 1 (1.72%) SCOM
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) HP
2 9 (15.52%) Cisco
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.79%) BMC
4 6 (10.34%) EMC
5 5 (8.62%) IBM
6 4 (6.90%) VMware
6 4 (6.90%) Crossbeam
6 4 (6.90%) Nortel
6 4 (6.90%) Dell
6 4 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.90%) Radware
6 4 (6.90%) F5
7 3 (5.17%) Remedy
7 3 (5.17%) Fujitsu
8 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.45%) Oracle
9 1 (1.72%) SAP
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix
9 1 (1.72%) Pegasus