The first table below looks at the demand for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 66 59 71
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.51% 0.62% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.80% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £500 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.24% -4.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
558 503 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.99% 77.50% 68.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 268 308
Average daily rate £413 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £261 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 59
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £36.15 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Problem Management
East of England

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - - 2
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Problem Management
East of England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Clustering
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) Lotus
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) McAfee
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) IBM Notes

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (37.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) iPlanet
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
1 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) VB
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
2 3 (37.50%) Lotus
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow