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 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 Manager
Rank 550 531 520
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Problem Manager 35 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.051% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.055% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 11
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£328 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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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
45871 43665 41633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.00% 92.63% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29750 26814 23992
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1886 1936 2443
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 2014.

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 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
North West -3 6 £240 -46.70% 2
South East -17 6 £250 - 3
East of England - 6 £275 -
London +11 5 £350 +27.27% 4
Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
West Midlands - - - -
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Problem Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 58 (82.86%) Problem Management
2 52 (74.29%) ITIL
3 26 (37.14%) Service Management
4 24 (34.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 19 (27.14%) Finance
6 17 (24.29%) Incident Management
7 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
8 11 (15.71%) SLA
8 11 (15.71%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (14.29%) Windows
9 10 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 10 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 9 (12.86%) Remedy
10 9 (12.86%) ITSM
11 8 (11.43%) Performance Management
11 8 (11.43%) Trend Analysis
11 8 (11.43%) People Management
12 7 (10.00%) Citrix
12 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (8.57%) Change Management
13 6 (8.57%) OVSD
13 6 (8.57%) ITIL V3
14 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
15 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
15 4 (5.71%) BS15000
15 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
15 4 (5.71%) Publishing
15 4 (5.71%) Validation

Problem Manager
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) assyst
2 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.29%) VPN
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) Data Mart
General
1 19 (27.14%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.71%) Publishing
3 2 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.71%) Statistics
4 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.43%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.43%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) HPUX
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (82.86%) Problem Management
2 52 (74.29%) ITIL
3 26 (37.14%) Service Management
4 24 (34.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 17 (24.29%) Incident Management
6 10 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 9 (12.86%) ITSM
8 8 (11.43%) People Management
8 8 (11.43%) Performance Management
8 8 (11.43%) Trend Analysis
9 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.57%) Change Management
10 6 (8.57%) ITIL V3
11 4 (5.71%) Validation
12 2 (2.86%) Process Management
12 2 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (2.86%) Matrix Management
12 2 (2.86%) Fault Management
12 2 (2.86%) ITIL V2
13 1 (1.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.71%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) Degree
6 2 (2.86%) CCENT
6 2 (2.86%) CCNA
6 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.71%) SLA
2 4 (5.71%) BS15000
3 3 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) NFS
3 2 (2.86%) XenApp
4 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) OVSD
2 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Remedy
2 7 (10.00%) Citrix
3 4 (5.71%) VMware
4 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.29%) HP
5 2 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) BMC
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