The first table below looks at the demand for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 July 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 Oxford 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 27 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.42% 1.00% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.36% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£375 £213 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £263 £330
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.37%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
130 147 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 61.61% 73.13% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 98 125
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.18 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.85 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Problem Management
Oxfordshire

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Problem Management
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Lync
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Lync
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Incident Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Incident & Problem Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) VMware