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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 94 100 100
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 32 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.31% 1.22% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.80% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 15
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£378 £265 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.45% +12.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £210 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £400 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £17.15 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -14.25%
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
1782 1775 2120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.76% 67.54% 67.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 863 755
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £235 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 42
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.05 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 September 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 30 September 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 -5 5 - - 3
Newbury - 5 - -
Reading +9 4 £310 +16.98% 5
Bracknell - 4 £378 - 7
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Problem Management
South East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 40 (62.50%) ITIL
2 22 (34.38%) Service Management
3 19 (29.69%) Incident Management
4 15 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (21.88%) SLA
6 13 (20.31%) SQL
7 11 (17.19%) Mentoring
7 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 10 (15.63%) Change Management
8 10 (15.63%) Project Management
8 10 (15.63%) UNIX
8 10 (15.63%) HP
9 9 (14.06%) IBM
9 9 (14.06%) Netcool
9 9 (14.06%) ITSM
9 9 (14.06%) Release Management
10 8 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
11 7 (10.94%) 4G
11 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
11 7 (10.94%) Service Delivery
11 7 (10.94%) Validation
11 7 (10.94%) BMC
11 7 (10.94%) 3G
11 7 (10.94%) Cisco
11 7 (10.94%) Linux
12 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
12 6 (9.38%) Remedy
12 6 (9.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.69%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (4.69%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) 3G
1 7 (10.94%) 4G
2 6 (9.38%) SAN
3 4 (6.25%) LTE
4 3 (4.69%) Internet
4 3 (4.69%) SMS
4 3 (4.69%) TACACS
4 3 (4.69%) Firewall
4 3 (4.69%) BIG-IP
4 3 (4.69%) Nortel Alteon
4 3 (4.69%) Wireshark
4 3 (4.69%) GGSN
4 3 (4.69%) SGSN
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.69%) tcpdump
5 2 (3.13%) LDAP
5 2 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (3.13%) DHCP
5 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) DB2
2 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.13%) DataStage
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) ERwin
2 2 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.38%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Front Office
4 3 (4.69%) Back Office
4 3 (4.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Architect
1 11 (17.19%) Incident Manager
2 9 (14.06%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (10.94%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 7 (10.94%) Senior Architect
4 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Problem Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Help Desk Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.25%) ITIL Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Data Network Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Head of Service Management
8 2 (3.13%) Major Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) WAP
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Data Extraction
2 5 (7.81%) iSeries
3 3 (4.69%) SWIFT
3 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.69%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) AS400
4 2 (3.13%) Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) UNIX
2 7 (10.94%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (62.50%) ITIL
2 22 (34.38%) Service Management
3 19 (29.69%) Incident Management
4 15 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (17.19%) Mentoring
6 10 (15.63%) Project Management
6 10 (15.63%) Change Management
6 10 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (14.06%) Release Management
7 9 (14.06%) ITSM
8 8 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (10.94%) Service Delivery
9 7 (10.94%) Validation
10 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (7.81%) TOGAF
10 5 (7.81%) Six Sigma
10 5 (7.81%) DSDM
10 5 (7.81%) Lean Six Sigma
10 5 (7.81%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.81%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) RPG
2 5 (7.81%) RPG IV
3 3 (4.69%) RPG/400
3 3 (4.69%) C
4 1 (1.56%) Perl
4 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) CCSA
4 3 (4.69%) CCSE
4 3 (4.69%) CCSP
4 3 (4.69%) CCNP
4 3 (4.69%) CCNA
4 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) SLA
2 6 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.25%) vSphere
2 3 (4.69%) KVM
3 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Netcool
2 6 (9.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (9.38%) Netcool/Webtop
2 6 (9.38%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.69%) OpenView
4 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) HP
2 9 (14.06%) IBM
3 7 (10.94%) Cisco
3 7 (10.94%) BMC
4 6 (9.38%) Remedy
5 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.25%) Dell
6 4 (6.25%) VMware
7 3 (4.69%) Crossbeam
7 3 (4.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (4.69%) F5
7 3 (4.69%) Radware
7 3 (4.69%) EMC
7 3 (4.69%) Nortel
7 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.13%) Oracle
9 1 (1.56%) Citrix
9 1 (1.56%) NetApp
9 1 (1.56%) Huawei