The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 31 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.37% 0.87% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 1.35% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate
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£230 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £336 £333
% change year-on-year
-10.78% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+48.57% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
269 148 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 79.82% 64.63% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 96 115
Average daily rate £425 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £14.00 £10.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.35% +34.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.48 £11.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.00 £10.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) IIS
3 5 (50.00%) Nagios
3 5 (50.00%) Change Management
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (50.00%) Icinga
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) Lync
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) People Management
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Systems Support
2 5 (50.00%) Systems Support Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Nagios
1 5 (50.00%) Icinga
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Business Objects