The table below looks at the statistics for the Problem Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Manager
Rank 558 548 550
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Problem Manager 37 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.072% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.078% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 12
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£350 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £305 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £470 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £405
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -10.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49196 47158 45233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.18% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 29170 27517
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1869 1981
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Problem Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Manager in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Problem Manager Jobs Demand Trend in England

Problem Manager
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Problem Manager Daily Rate Trend in England

Problem Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Manager across the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Problem Manager Daily Rate Histogram in England

Problem Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Problem Manager Hourly Rate Trend in England

Problem Manager
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 Manager within the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 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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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
South East -10 13 £400 +16.36% 1
London -4 8 £345 -4.16% 4
West Midlands +12 5 £304 -3.63% 1
North West -33 5 £350 +7.69%
Yorkshire -25 3 £325 -13.33%
East of England -2 2 £365 -22.13%
South West - 1 - -
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Problem Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Problem Manager in their job title 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 with Problem Manager in their job title.

1 64 (81.01%) ITIL
2 53 (67.09%) Problem Management
3 36 (45.57%) Incident Management
4 32 (40.51%) Service Management
5 24 (30.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 15 (18.99%) Remedy
7 14 (17.72%) Finance
8 10 (12.66%) Service Delivery
8 10 (12.66%) UNIX
8 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
9 9 (11.39%) Windows
9 9 (11.39%) Project Management
9 9 (11.39%) Statistics
10 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (10.13%) Banking
10 8 (10.13%) Capacity Management
10 8 (10.13%) ServiceNow
10 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
10 8 (10.13%) Linux
11 7 (8.86%) ITIL V3
12 6 (7.59%) Degree
12 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
12 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (7.59%) PL/SQL
12 6 (7.59%) SQL
12 6 (7.59%) Oracle
12 6 (7.59%) Middleware
12 6 (7.59%) Law
12 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
13 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management

Problem Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Problem Manager in their job title 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 with Problem Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.33%) WebLogic
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) assyst
2 2 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) SAN
1 1 (1.27%) Intranet
1 1 (1.27%) Internet
1 1 (1.27%) Extranet
1 1 (1.27%) Firewall
1 1 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) OLAP
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle OLAP
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 6 (7.59%) Law
4 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.27%) Local Government
6 1 (1.27%) Legal
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) Middleware
2 5 (6.33%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Statistics
2 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) User Experience
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) UNIX
2 9 (11.39%) Windows
3 8 (10.13%) Linux
4 3 (3.80%) Solaris
5 2 (2.53%) HPUX
6 1 (1.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (81.01%) ITIL
2 53 (67.09%) Problem Management
3 36 (45.57%) Incident Management
4 32 (40.51%) Service Management
5 24 (30.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (12.66%) Service Delivery
6 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
7 9 (11.39%) Project Management
8 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
8 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (10.13%) Capacity Management
9 7 (8.86%) ITIL V3
10 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.06%) ITSM
12 3 (3.80%) Risk Assessment
12 3 (3.80%) Transition Management
12 3 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (2.53%) Matrix Management
13 2 (2.53%) Knowledge Management
14 1 (1.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) PL/SQL
1 6 (7.59%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) C-shell
2 5 (6.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.27%) GCIH
3 1 (1.27%) CEH
3 1 (1.27%) CCNA
3 1 (1.27%) CISSP
3 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (3.80%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Remedy
2 8 (10.13%) ServiceNow
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle
4 4 (5.06%) VMware
5 3 (3.80%) NetApp
6 2 (2.53%) BMC
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.27%) HP
7 1 (1.27%) Splunk
7 1 (1.27%) ArcSight
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