The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 30 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.94% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 0.48% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£356 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.35 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -5.12%
Problem Management
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
226 207 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 73.86% 70.89% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 119 121
Average daily rate £380 £389 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 40
Average hourly rate £35.05 £25.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.45% +27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
West Malling - 1 £388 -
Faversham - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Problem Management
South East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (40.00%) MCITP
3 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (40.00%) SCOM
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) Intel
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Control-M
5 2 (20.00%) AS400
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Operator
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support
2 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) SLA Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Change Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) AS400
1 2 (20.00%) iSeries
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Change Management
2 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Security Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (40.00%) MCITP
2 3 (30.00%) MCSE
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) PMP
3 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCOM
2 2 (20.00%) Control-M
2 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Intel
3 2 (20.00%) SunGard
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (10.00%) FrontRange
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Apple