The first table below looks at the demand for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 17 April 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 East Midlands 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 79 80 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 18 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.12% 0.46% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.68% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate £140 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.17 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.17 £17.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-6.28% -5.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1180 886 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 73.57% 68.47% 64.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 437 439
Average daily rate £350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 69 71
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £12.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -11 5 £400 - 2
Lincolnshire - 4 - -
Derbyshire - 4 £102 - 1
Nottinghamshire +2 3 £325 +18.18% 1
Northamptonshire -15 2 - - 2
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 23 (57.50%) Service Management
2 18 (45.00%) Incident Management
3 16 (40.00%) ITIL
4 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 14 (35.00%) MS Excel
6 13 (32.50%) Change Management
7 11 (27.50%) Finance
8 10 (25.00%) SQL
8 10 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (25.00%) Data Mining
8 10 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 9 (22.50%) VBScript
9 9 (22.50%) Citrix
10 8 (20.00%) HP
11 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
11 7 (17.50%) Cisco
11 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (17.50%) Analytics
12 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
12 6 (15.00%) ServiceCenter
12 6 (15.00%) Windows
12 6 (15.00%) VB
12 6 (15.00%) VBA
12 6 (15.00%) SLA
12 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
13 5 (12.50%) Clustering
13 5 (12.50%) VMware
13 5 (12.50%) SCOM
14 4 (10.00%) PowerShell

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 3 (7.50%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Lync
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) VoIP
1 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
2 2 (5.00%) PBX
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) SAN
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
1 10 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) MS Access
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Analyst
1 10 (25.00%) MI Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Team Leader
2 6 (15.00%) Desktop Team Leader
3 5 (12.50%) Service Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
4 4 (10.00%) Problem Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support Team Leader
4 4 (10.00%) Remote Desktop Support
5 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Major Incident Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Incident Manager
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Head of IT
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
1 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) CMDB
3 1 (2.50%) FMCG
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) SUSE
5 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Service Management
2 18 (45.00%) Incident Management
3 16 (40.00%) ITIL
4 13 (32.50%) Change Management
5 10 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (17.50%) Analytics
7 6 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (10.00%) Supplier Management
9 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
9 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.50%) Project Management
10 2 (5.00%) Benchmarking
10 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (5.00%) Contact Management
10 2 (5.00%) Migration
10 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) VBScript
3 6 (15.00%) VB
3 6 (15.00%) VBA
4 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.00%) MCP
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) ServiceCenter
2 5 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.50%) SCSM
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Citrix
3 8 (20.00%) HP
4 7 (17.50%) Cisco
5 5 (12.50%) VMware
6 3 (7.50%) Altiris
7 2 (5.00%) IBM
7 2 (5.00%) Dell
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.50%) Symantec
8 1 (2.50%) Remedy
8 1 (2.50%) IronPort
8 1 (2.50%) RightFax
8 1 (2.50%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.50%) SAP