The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 39 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.81% 2.12% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 2.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -20.00%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
270 207 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.17% 73.14% 64.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 153 80
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £18.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -56.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £18.00 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £18.00 £60.25
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 Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Problem Management across the Cardiff region.

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Cardiff region.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Statistics
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) CCA
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) ClearQuest
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
1 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (12.50%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) DBA
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Change and Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) CCA
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (12.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) AppSense