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 27 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 224 213 273
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +60
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 455 459 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 0.97% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.29% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 203 155
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£355 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £186 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £335 £285
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +17.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 11
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £87.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £16.17 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+79.39% +4.29%
Problem Management
UK

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
37161 35673 30835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.42% 75.44% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23489 22217 18883
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1070 1065 1029
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 192 £390 +2.90% 45
South East -79 83 £306 -12.50% 31
West Midlands +12 40 £238 -31.15% 4
East of England +22 29 £275 +74.60% 8
Yorkshire -10 27 £270 -15.62% 10
South West -7 23 £350 -12.50% 9
North West -19 22 £300 -25.00% 11
East Midlands -9 20 £350 +150.00% 5
North East -8 15 £313 +19.04% 3
Midlands +4 3 £450 - 1
Problem Management
UK

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 427 (52.39%) ITIL
2 226 (27.73%) Windows
3 218 (26.75%) Service Management
4 187 (22.94%) Incident Management
5 185 (22.70%) Finance
6 177 (21.72%) Change Management
7 159 (19.51%) Microsoft
8 132 (16.20%) Oracle
9 126 (15.46%) SQL
9 126 (15.46%) SLA
10 122 (14.97%) Service Delivery
11 112 (13.74%) Security Cleared
12 98 (12.02%) UNIX
13 97 (11.90%) Project Management
14 96 (11.78%) VMware
15 95 (11.66%) Linux
16 91 (11.17%) SC Cleared
17 89 (10.92%) Active Directory
18 86 (10.55%) MS Office
19 85 (10.43%) Configuration Management
20 81 (9.94%) Release Management
21 78 (9.57%) Root Cause Analysis
22 75 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
23 74 (9.08%) HP
24 71 (8.71%) SQL Server
25 70 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
26 69 (8.47%) Windows 7
27 68 (8.34%) Java
27 68 (8.34%) Citrix
28 66 (8.10%) Analytical Skills

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 42 (5.15%) IIS
2 41 (5.03%) Apache
3 36 (4.42%) MS Exchange
4 34 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 20 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 18 (2.21%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 17 (2.09%) SharePoint
8 15 (1.84%) SAS
9 10 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (1.23%) AquaLogic
10 9 (1.10%) Documentum
11 8 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
14 5 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (0.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 86 (10.55%) MS Office
2 62 (7.61%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.74%) MS Project
6 2 (0.25%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.25%) Simulink
6 2 (0.25%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.35%) RMDS
2 11 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.98%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.74%) LatentZero
7 5 (0.61%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.25%) Maximo
8 2 (0.25%) Agresso
8 2 (0.25%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.25%) SAP WM
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.12%) Exstream
9 1 (0.12%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.74%) PaaS
3 4 (0.49%) IaaS
4 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.37%) Office 365
5 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.13%) Firewall
2 38 (4.66%) DNS
3 34 (4.17%) SAN
3 34 (4.17%) LAN
4 27 (3.31%) TCP/IP
5 26 (3.19%) DHCP
6 22 (2.70%) Internet
7 21 (2.58%) VPN
7 21 (2.58%) BIG-IP
8 20 (2.45%) WAN
9 15 (1.84%) Intranet
10 13 (1.60%) HTTP
11 12 (1.47%) LDAP
12 9 (1.10%) MPLS
12 9 (1.10%) Network Security
12 9 (1.10%) NAS
13 7 (0.86%) LTE
13 7 (0.86%) VoIP
13 7 (0.86%) SSL
14 6 (0.74%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 29 (3.56%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (1.60%) MySQL
5 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.10%) Data Mining
7 9 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.86%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 6 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.74%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.61%) DTS
10 5 (0.61%) MS Access
10 5 (0.61%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.49%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 20 (2.45%) Ant
1 20 (2.45%) JIRA
2 18 (2.21%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.21%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.84%) Subversion
4 12 (1.47%) Maven
5 11 (1.35%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.35%) Mercurial
6 9 (1.10%) MSBuild
6 9 (1.10%) Gradle
7 8 (0.98%) MSI
7 8 (0.98%) Introscope
7 8 (0.98%) JMeter
8 7 (0.86%) CA Gen
9 6 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.49%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.37%) Toad
12 3 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (0.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 185 (22.70%) Finance
2 56 (6.87%) Banking
3 37 (4.54%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.58%) Front Office
6 18 (2.21%) Legal
7 14 (1.72%) Retail
7 14 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.47%) Law
9 9 (1.10%) Local Government
10 8 (0.98%) Back Office
10 8 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.86%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.74%) German Language
13 5 (0.61%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.61%) French Language
13 5 (0.61%) Billing
13 5 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.49%) Automotive
14 4 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 178 (21.84%) Analyst
2 68 (8.34%) Support Analyst
3 67 (8.22%) Service Manager
4 54 (6.63%) Problem Manager
4 54 (6.63%) Incident Manager
5 52 (6.38%) Developer
6 45 (5.52%) Support Engineer
7 40 (4.91%) Administrator
8 37 (4.54%) Applications Support
8 37 (4.54%) Desktop Support
9 32 (3.93%) Service Analyst
10 30 (3.68%) Delivery Manager
11 27 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (3.31%) Consultant
12 25 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
13 23 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
14 22 (2.70%) Services Delivery Manager
14 22 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
15 18 (2.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 17 (2.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.42%) Middleware
2 32 (3.93%) .NET
3 30 (3.68%) J2EE
4 20 (2.45%) Web Services
5 15 (1.84%) Rendezvous
6 11 (1.35%) Java EE
6 11 (1.35%) JMS
7 10 (1.23%) SOAP
8 9 (1.10%) JDBC
8 9 (1.10%) Django
9 8 (0.98%) JNDI
9 8 (0.98%) XML
10 7 (0.86%) Application Packaging
11 6 (0.74%) HTML
11 6 (0.74%) SAX
12 5 (0.61%) CSS
12 5 (0.61%) LAMP
13 4 (0.49%) JSON
13 4 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (0.49%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.44%) Blackberry
4 24 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 21 (2.58%) Clustering
6 16 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.84%) Statistics
7 15 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.72%) Equities
8 14 (1.72%) Replication
9 11 (1.35%) CMDB
10 10 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.98%) Derivative
11 8 (0.98%) User Experience
11 8 (0.98%) DataPower
12 7 (0.86%) iSeries
12 7 (0.86%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.74%) PKI
13 6 (0.74%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 226 (27.73%) Windows
2 98 (12.02%) UNIX
3 95 (11.66%) Linux
4 70 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (8.47%) Windows 7
6 60 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (3.80%) Windows XP
10 25 (3.07%) Windows 8
11 17 (2.09%) HPUX
12 15 (1.84%) Solaris
12 15 (1.84%) Windows 2000
13 9 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.86%) CentOS
15 6 (0.74%) AIX
15 6 (0.74%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.61%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.61%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (52.39%) ITIL
2 218 (26.75%) Service Management
3 187 (22.94%) Incident Management
4 177 (21.72%) Change Management
5 122 (14.97%) Service Delivery
6 97 (11.90%) Project Management
7 85 (10.43%) Configuration Management
8 81 (9.94%) Release Management
9 78 (9.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 75 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 63 (7.73%) Capacity Management
12 54 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
13 52 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 46 (5.64%) ITSM
15 43 (5.28%) Performance Management
16 41 (5.03%) Migration
17 36 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
18 33 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
18 33 (4.05%) ITIL V3
19 32 (3.93%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 126 (15.46%) SQL
2 68 (8.34%) Java
3 36 (4.42%) Shell Script
4 34 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 31 (3.80%) Perl
6 26 (3.19%) Python
7 23 (2.82%) PowerShell
8 21 (2.58%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.60%) VB
10 12 (1.47%) C++
11 11 (1.35%) VBA
12 10 (1.23%) VBScript
13 8 (0.98%) C#
13 8 (0.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 7 (0.86%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.61%) C
16 4 (0.49%) PHP
16 4 (0.49%) Ruby
17 3 (0.37%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.37%) AWK
Qualifications
1 112 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 91 (11.17%) SC Cleared
3 59 (7.24%) ITIL Certification
4 45 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (5.15%) Degree
6 31 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.94%) CCNA
8 21 (2.58%) MCITP
9 20 (2.45%) MCSE
10 16 (1.96%) MCP
11 13 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.23%) CISSP
13 9 (1.10%) CCNP
13 9 (1.10%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.98%) MCSA
15 7 (0.86%) MCTS
16 6 (0.74%) RHCT
17 5 (0.61%) CCSA
17 5 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
17 5 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (15.46%) SLA
2 34 (4.17%) QA
3 16 (1.96%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.61%) COBIT
7 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 89 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 60 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.94%) XenApp
4 16 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.47%) XenDesktop
5 12 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.35%) vSphere
7 9 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.86%) Xen
8 7 (0.86%) NLBS
8 7 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.49%) NFS
11 3 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.37%) XenServer
11 3 (0.37%) Firmware
11 3 (0.37%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.25%) Squid
12 2 (0.25%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 51 (6.26%) SCCM
2 22 (2.70%) ITRS Geneos
3 17 (2.09%) WSUS
4 15 (1.84%) BladeLogic
4 15 (1.84%) SCOM
5 13 (1.60%) NetBackup
6 12 (1.47%) SCSM
7 10 (1.23%) OpenView
8 9 (1.10%) Control-M
8 9 (1.10%) Nagios
9 5 (0.61%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.61%) Icinga
10 4 (0.49%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
10 4 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (0.49%) Puppet
10 4 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 159 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 132 (16.20%) Oracle
3 96 (11.78%) VMware
4 74 (9.08%) HP
5 68 (8.34%) Citrix
6 52 (6.38%) Cisco
7 40 (4.91%) Red Hat
8 37 (4.54%) Remedy
9 32 (3.93%) IBM
10 24 (2.94%) Business Objects
11 23 (2.82%) NetApp
12 21 (2.58%) F5
12 21 (2.58%) ServiceNow
13 20 (2.45%) Informatica
13 20 (2.45%) SAP
14 18 (2.21%) Splunk
14 18 (2.21%) Pega
15 16 (1.96%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.84%) TIBCO
16 15 (1.84%) webMethods
London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £230 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Macclesfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfont, Middlesex
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
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