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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 88 97 110
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 29 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.17% 0.95% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.39% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -56.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £220 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £390 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £269 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.23% -17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1817 1659 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.56% 68.38% 66.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 722 811
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 £235
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 21 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.50 £14.43
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 23 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 23 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 +6 7 £313 -
Bracknell - 6 - - 1
Slough -2 5 £250 +12.35%
Maidenhead - 5 £130 -
Problem Management
South East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 (51.82%) Change Management
2 52 (47.27%) Telecoms
3 35 (31.82%) Configuration Management
3 35 (31.82%) Fault Management
3 35 (31.82%) Performance Management
4 33 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 28 (25.45%) ITIL
6 27 (24.55%) Front Office
7 25 (22.73%) DNS
8 24 (21.82%) GGSN
8 24 (21.82%) SGSN
9 22 (20.00%) LDAP
10 21 (19.09%) 4G
11 20 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (17.27%) Juniper
12 19 (17.27%) 3G
13 18 (16.36%) Incident Management
14 17 (15.45%) Velocent
14 17 (15.45%) L2TP
14 17 (15.45%) SS7
15 14 (12.73%) Service Management
15 14 (12.73%) 2G
15 14 (12.73%) GSM
15 14 (12.73%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (12.73%) Network Architecture
16 13 (11.82%) MGW
17 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
17 12 (10.91%) SLA
18 11 (10.00%) SQL
18 11 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (5.45%) WebLogic
1 6 (5.45%) IIS
2 4 (3.64%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.82%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.73%) DNS
2 24 (21.82%) GGSN
2 24 (21.82%) SGSN
3 22 (20.00%) LDAP
4 21 (19.09%) 4G
5 19 (17.27%) 3G
6 17 (15.45%) L2TP
6 17 (15.45%) SS7
7 14 (12.73%) 2G
7 14 (12.73%) GSM
8 13 (11.82%) MGW
9 9 (8.18%) TCP/IP
9 9 (8.18%) MPLS
10 7 (6.36%) DWDM
10 7 (6.36%) SDH
11 6 (5.45%) SONET
11 6 (5.45%) SAN
11 6 (5.45%) NGN
12 5 (4.55%) NAS
12 5 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.64%) DB2
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.82%) DataStage
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Toad
1 2 (1.82%) ERwin
General
1 52 (47.27%) Telecoms
2 27 (24.55%) Front Office
3 8 (7.27%) Legal
4 2 (1.82%) Finance
5 1 (0.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (26.36%) NOC Engineer
2 11 (10.00%) Network Support
3 10 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.09%) Architect
4 6 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (5.45%) Server Support
4 6 (5.45%) Incident Manager
4 6 (5.45%) Senior Architect
5 5 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 5 (4.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 5 (4.55%) Server Support Engineer
6 4 (3.64%) Problem Manager
6 4 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) Help Desk Manager
6 4 (3.64%) Analyst
6 4 (3.64%) ITIL Manager
7 3 (2.73%) Domain Architect
7 3 (2.73%) Network Engineer
7 3 (2.73%) Service Manager
8 2 (1.82%) Senior Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) J2EE
2 4 (3.64%) WAP
3 2 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) Clustering
2 5 (4.55%) Physics
2 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.64%) iSeries
4 2 (1.82%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.82%) AS400
5 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.09%) UNIX
2 9 (8.18%) Linux
3 6 (5.45%) Windows
4 3 (2.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (51.82%) Change Management
2 35 (31.82%) Configuration Management
2 35 (31.82%) Performance Management
2 35 (31.82%) Fault Management
3 28 (25.45%) ITIL
4 20 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (16.36%) Incident Management
6 14 (12.73%) Network Architecture
6 14 (12.73%) Service Management
6 14 (12.73%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (9.09%) Project Management
9 8 (7.27%) Release Management
9 8 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (6.36%) SOA
11 6 (5.45%) Business Continuity
12 5 (4.55%) Validation
12 5 (4.55%) Capacity Management
13 4 (3.64%) ITIL V3
13 4 (3.64%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.00%) SQL
2 7 (6.36%) Java
3 6 (5.45%) C
4 4 (3.64%) RPG
4 4 (3.64%) RPG IV
5 2 (1.82%) RPG/400
5 2 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) Degree
3 5 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) MCSE
4 2 (1.82%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.82%) CCNP
4 2 (1.82%) CCNA
4 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.91%) CCSA
5 1 (0.91%) CCSE
5 1 (0.91%) CCIE
5 1 (0.91%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.91%) SLA
2 6 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Active Directory
1 6 (5.45%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Netcool
2 6 (5.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (5.45%) Netcool/Webtop
2 6 (5.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.91%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 19 (17.27%) Juniper
3 17 (15.45%) Velocent
4 9 (8.18%) Oracle
5 8 (7.27%) Cisco
6 5 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.64%) IBM
7 4 (3.64%) Huawei
8 3 (2.73%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.82%) Remedy
9 2 (1.82%) NetApp
9 2 (1.82%) F5
10 1 (0.91%) Crossbeam
10 1 (0.91%) Nokia
10 1 (0.91%) Radware
10 1 (0.91%) HP
10 1 (0.91%) Nortel
10 1 (0.91%) Citrix