The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 269 235 258
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +23
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 380 392 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.83% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.12% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 220 183
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £168 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 23 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.30 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £27.40 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £17.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +7.81%
Problem Management
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37258 35013 32335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.72% 74.27% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24817 21952 19356
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1086 1353
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in England

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
London -10 167 £400 +14.28% 29
South East -31 50 £320 -20.00% 19
Yorkshire +16 36 £300 +33.33% 7
North East -2 29 £331 +100.60% 1
North West -13 24 £388 +6.16% 12
South West -20 23 £375 +30.43% 15
West Midlands -17 21 £235 -37.33% 5
East of England -11 16 £325 +23.80% 3
East Midlands -4 15 £256 +113.54% 5
Midlands - - - -
Problem Management
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Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 438 (50.06%) ITIL
2 242 (27.66%) Service Management
3 239 (27.31%) Windows
4 215 (24.57%) Incident Management
5 175 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 167 (19.09%) Finance
7 165 (18.86%) Change Management
8 152 (17.37%) Security Cleared
9 136 (15.54%) SLA
9 136 (15.54%) HP
10 134 (15.31%) Service Delivery
11 122 (13.94%) SC Cleared
12 120 (13.71%) Oracle
13 109 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
14 104 (11.89%) Configuration Management
15 102 (11.66%) Active Directory
16 99 (11.31%) MS Excel
17 96 (10.97%) SQL
18 95 (10.86%) UNIX
19 92 (10.51%) MS Office
19 92 (10.51%) Linux
20 90 (10.29%) Root Cause Analysis
21 89 (10.17%) VMware
21 89 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
22 82 (9.37%) Project Management
23 80 (9.14%) Cisco
24 79 (9.03%) SQL Server
24 79 (9.03%) Windows Server 2003
25 70 (8.00%) Citrix
25 70 (8.00%) Management Information System

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 55 (6.29%) IIS
2 53 (6.06%) Apache
3 46 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 43 (4.91%) SharePoint
5 31 (3.54%) Tomcat
6 25 (2.86%) WebLogic
6 25 (2.86%) WebSphere
7 22 (2.51%) IBM HTTP Server
7 22 (2.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (1.83%) JBoss
8 16 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (1.49%) IBM Notes
10 13 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (1.14%) AquaLogic
13 9 (1.03%) Lync
14 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.80%) MQSeries
16 6 (0.69%) Documentum
Applications
1 99 (11.31%) MS Excel
2 92 (10.51%) MS Office
3 27 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.71%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.80%) assyst
5 6 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.57%) LatentZero
7 4 (0.46%) Maximo
8 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.23%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.23%) SAP WM
9 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.23%) Agresso
9 2 (0.23%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.23%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.91%) SaaS
2 3 (0.34%) Office 365
2 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.23%) IaaS
4 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 67 (7.66%) Firewall
2 58 (6.63%) SAN
3 38 (4.34%) WAN
4 37 (4.23%) DNS
5 35 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 34 (3.89%) LAN
7 32 (3.66%) BIG-IP
8 27 (3.09%) Internet
9 26 (2.97%) 3G
10 23 (2.63%) MPLS
10 23 (2.63%) LDAP
11 21 (2.40%) HTTP
12 20 (2.29%) VPN
12 20 (2.29%) LTE
13 19 (2.17%) Intranet
14 18 (2.06%) DHCP
15 16 (1.83%) SSL
16 14 (1.60%) Cisco PIX
16 14 (1.60%) DSL
17 12 (1.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.80%) Oracle Database
3 20 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
4 17 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.37%) MySQL
6 12 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
7 11 (1.26%) DB2
8 9 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.46%) MS Access
12 4 (0.46%) EDRMS
12 4 (0.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (1.37%) MSI
3 11 (1.26%) LoadRunner
4 10 (1.14%) Facilita Forecast
5 9 (1.03%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.80%) Ant
6 7 (0.80%) JIRA
7 6 (0.69%) Subversion
7 6 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.34%) Toad
9 3 (0.34%) Maven
10 2 (0.23%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.23%) ERwin
10 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.23%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.23%) Introscope
10 2 (0.23%) Hudson
General
1 167 (19.09%) Finance
2 48 (5.49%) Banking
3 43 (4.91%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.66%) Front Office
5 27 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 26 (2.97%) Retail
7 23 (2.63%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.83%) Back Office
9 14 (1.60%) Legal
10 12 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.26%) Publishing
12 10 (1.14%) Law
13 9 (1.03%) Local Government
14 8 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.69%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.69%) Marketing
15 6 (0.69%) German Language
16 5 (0.57%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.57%) French Language
16 5 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 204 (23.31%) Analyst
2 61 (6.97%) Support Analyst
3 58 (6.63%) Problem Manager
4 54 (6.17%) Developer
5 51 (5.83%) Service Analyst
6 47 (5.37%) Service Manager
7 44 (5.03%) Applications Support
7 44 (5.03%) Incident Manager
8 33 (3.77%) Support Engineer
8 33 (3.77%) Administrator
9 28 (3.20%) Operations Analyst
10 27 (3.09%) Delivery Manager
11 25 (2.86%) Consultant
12 24 (2.74%) Desktop Support
12 24 (2.74%) Architect
13 20 (2.29%) Problem Analyst
14 19 (2.17%) Network Engineer
14 19 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (2.17%) Team Leader
15 18 (2.06%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.80%) Middleware
2 24 (2.74%) .NET
3 19 (2.17%) J2EE
4 18 (2.06%) Java EE
5 16 (1.83%) Web Services
6 12 (1.37%) JMS
7 10 (1.14%) XML
8 9 (1.03%) JDBC
9 8 (0.91%) Application Packaging
9 8 (0.91%) WCF
10 7 (0.80%) WAP
11 6 (0.69%) SAX
11 6 (0.69%) SOAP
11 6 (0.69%) Spring
12 5 (0.57%) HTML
12 5 (0.57%) LAMP
13 4 (0.46%) JNDI
13 4 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (0.46%) HTML5
14 3 (0.34%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 109 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 43 (4.91%) Blackberry
4 23 (2.63%) Clustering
5 17 (1.94%) Statistics
5 17 (1.94%) CMDB
6 15 (1.71%) Fixed Income
7 14 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.26%) User Experience
10 11 (1.26%) Data Extraction
10 11 (1.26%) Equities
10 11 (1.26%) Replication
10 11 (1.26%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 10 (1.14%) Fat Client
12 9 (1.03%) iSeries
12 9 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 239 (27.31%) Windows
2 95 (10.86%) UNIX
3 92 (10.51%) Linux
4 89 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (9.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (7.09%) Windows 7
7 37 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (2.86%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.94%) Solaris
11 13 (1.49%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.37%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.26%) Android
14 10 (1.14%) Windows 2000
15 8 (0.91%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.91%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.80%) AIX
17 6 (0.69%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (50.06%) ITIL
2 242 (27.66%) Service Management
3 215 (24.57%) Incident Management
4 165 (18.86%) Change Management
5 134 (15.31%) Service Delivery
6 104 (11.89%) Configuration Management
7 90 (10.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 82 (9.37%) Project Management
9 66 (7.54%) ITSM
10 65 (7.43%) Release Management
11 52 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (5.71%) Performance Management
13 48 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
14 47 (5.37%) Capacity Management
15 43 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
16 41 (4.69%) ITIL V3
17 39 (4.46%) Business Continuity
18 37 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
19 35 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
20 33 (3.77%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 96 (10.97%) SQL
2 56 (6.40%) Java
3 32 (3.66%) PowerShell
4 25 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 24 (2.74%) Perl
6 23 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 22 (2.51%) VB
8 19 (2.17%) Python
9 15 (1.71%) C
10 13 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.26%) C#
11 11 (1.26%) VBA
12 10 (1.14%) VBScript
13 8 (0.91%) Korn
14 7 (0.80%) Jython
14 7 (0.80%) Ruby
14 7 (0.80%) C-shell
15 6 (0.69%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 152 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 122 (13.94%) SC Cleared
3 52 (5.94%) Degree
4 50 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
5 35 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (2.63%) CCNP
8 19 (2.17%) CCNA
9 17 (1.94%) MCP
10 13 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (1.49%) MCITP
11 12 (1.37%) MCSE
12 9 (1.03%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.91%) CCIE
13 8 (0.91%) CCSP
13 8 (0.91%) CCSE
13 8 (0.91%) CCSA
14 7 (0.80%) RHCT
14 7 (0.80%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (15.54%) SLA
2 36 (4.11%) QA
3 8 (0.91%) BS15000
4 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.34%) COBIT
6 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.23%) BS7799
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 102 (11.66%) Active Directory
2 64 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.43%) XenApp
4 24 (2.74%) vSphere
5 17 (1.94%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (1.49%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.49%) NLBS
8 12 (1.37%) Xen
9 10 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.03%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (0.91%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.80%) Firmware
13 5 (0.57%) NFS
14 4 (0.46%) ProxySG
14 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.46%) KVM
Systems Management
1 32 (3.66%) SCCM
2 22 (2.51%) Tivoli
3 21 (2.40%) OpenView
3 21 (2.40%) Control-M
4 20 (2.29%) NetBackup
5 19 (2.17%) WSUS
6 14 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (1.49%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.26%) BladeLogic
8 11 (1.26%) SCOM
8 11 (1.26%) Puppet
9 9 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.91%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.80%) OVSD
11 7 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.80%) SCSM
12 6 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
12 6 (0.69%) HP SIM
13 5 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 175 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 136 (15.54%) HP
3 120 (13.71%) Oracle
4 89 (10.17%) VMware
5 80 (9.14%) Cisco
6 70 (8.00%) Citrix
7 50 (5.71%) IBM
8 49 (5.60%) Red Hat
9 29 (3.31%) CheckPoint
9 29 (3.31%) Remedy
9 29 (3.31%) EMC
10 24 (2.74%) F5
11 23 (2.63%) NetApp
11 23 (2.63%) SAP
12 22 (2.51%) ServiceNow
13 21 (2.40%) Dell
14 20 (2.29%) BMC
15 19 (2.17%) Juniper
16 17 (1.94%) Altiris
17 13 (1.49%) Symantec
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mozaic Services Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £competitive market rates - negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 26 days ago