The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 52 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.74% 0.16% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.23% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
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£450 - £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £17.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +13.11%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
500 432 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 73.75% 67.50% 68.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 227 349
Average daily rate £405 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 34
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £325 -
Hitchin - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Problem Management
East of England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) iSeries
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 2 (28.57%) NFS
3 2 (28.57%) People Management
3 2 (28.57%) AS400
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) OS/400
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) Replication
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Support
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) AS400 Support
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) AS400
1 2 (28.57%) iSeries
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) OS/400
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 2 (28.57%) People Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) NFS
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) VMFS
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco