The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 42 49 39
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 10 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.04% 0.65% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 0.93% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 7
Average daily rate
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£463 £165 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+180.30% -52.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £165 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £169 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.15 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -31.40%
Problem Management
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
376 324 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.58% 70.13% 66.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 174 163
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 55
Average hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -14.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.73 £39.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Colchester +2 6 £454 +175.00% 2
Brentwood - 2 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Problem Management
East of England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 17 (80.95%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (47.62%) Citrix
4 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 7 (33.33%) Windows
5 7 (33.33%) NetApp
5 7 (33.33%) ITSM
5 7 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (33.33%) XenApp
5 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 5 (23.81%) Law
6 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
6 5 (23.81%) MS Office
7 4 (19.05%) Service Management
7 4 (19.05%) Change Control
7 4 (19.05%) assyst
8 3 (14.29%) Publishing
8 3 (14.29%) Change Management
9 2 (9.52%) Finance
9 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (9.52%) Time Management
9 2 (9.52%) Banking
9 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (9.52%) VoIP
9 2 (9.52%) MCSA
9 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
General
1 5 (23.81%) Law
2 3 (14.29%) Publishing
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Problem Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Service Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Services Delivery Manager
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) IT Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Incident Manager
5 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Support Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
1 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (33.33%) ITSM
3 7 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
5 4 (19.05%) Service Management
5 4 (19.05%) Change Control
6 3 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (9.52%) Time Management
7 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
7 2 (9.52%) Demand Management
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
8 1 (4.76%) RUP
8 1 (4.76%) OO
8 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
8 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (9.52%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) XenApp
2 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Citrix
2 7 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.76%) EMC