The first table below looks at the demand for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Reading 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 58 51 64
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 8 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.90% 1.73% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 2.45% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate
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£313 £265 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% -49.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £265 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -32.69%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
608 652 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.70% 70.41% 68.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 281 308
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £224 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.98% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £22.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £37.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Problem Management
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Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 28 (54.90%) Change Management
2 27 (52.94%) Telecoms
3 22 (43.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 18 (35.29%) GGSN
4 18 (35.29%) SGSN
5 17 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 17 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 16 (31.37%) Fault Management
7 15 (29.41%) DNS
8 14 (27.45%) LDAP
8 14 (27.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (21.57%) L2TP
9 11 (21.57%) Velocent
9 11 (21.57%) Front Office
10 10 (19.61%) Network Architecture
10 10 (19.61%) 4G
10 10 (19.61%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (19.61%) 3G
10 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
10 10 (19.61%) 2G
10 10 (19.61%) Juniper
10 10 (19.61%) GSM
11 9 (17.65%) ITIL
11 9 (17.65%) SS7
12 8 (15.69%) Legal
12 8 (15.69%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (13.73%) MGW
14 6 (11.76%) SLA
15 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
16 4 (7.84%) SAN

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (7.84%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (35.29%) GGSN
1 18 (35.29%) SGSN
2 15 (29.41%) DNS
3 14 (27.45%) LDAP
4 11 (21.57%) L2TP
5 10 (19.61%) 4G
5 10 (19.61%) 3G
5 10 (19.61%) 2G
5 10 (19.61%) GSM
6 9 (17.65%) SS7
7 7 (13.73%) MGW
8 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
9 4 (7.84%) SAN
10 3 (5.88%) NAS
10 3 (5.88%) MPLS
10 3 (5.88%) DHCP
11 2 (3.92%) SDH
11 2 (3.92%) SONET
11 2 (3.92%) DWDM
11 2 (3.92%) Firewall
General
1 27 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 11 (21.57%) Front Office
3 8 (15.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) NOC Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Server Support
3 4 (7.84%) Incident Manager
3 4 (7.84%) ITIL Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Network Support
4 3 (5.88%) Problem Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Server Support Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Head of Service Management
6 1 (1.96%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Senior Architect
6 1 (1.96%) Network Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Systems Support
6 1 (1.96%) Architect
6 1 (1.96%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Clustering
2 2 (3.92%) Physics
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) Change Management
2 17 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 17 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 16 (31.37%) Fault Management
4 14 (27.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (19.61%) Network Architecture
5 10 (19.61%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
6 9 (17.65%) ITIL
7 8 (15.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.84%) Service Management
8 4 (7.84%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.84%) ITIL V2
9 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
10 2 (3.92%) Project Management
11 1 (1.96%) Time Management
11 1 (1.96%) Release Management
11 1 (1.96%) ITSM
11 1 (1.96%) Network Planning
11 1 (1.96%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) C
3 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) MCSE
2 1 (1.96%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.96%) CCIE
2 1 (1.96%) CCNP
2 1 (1.96%) CCNA
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.84%) NLBS
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (21.57%) Velocent
3 10 (19.61%) Juniper
4 3 (5.88%) Remedy
5 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) F5
6 1 (1.96%) Huawei
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.96%) BMC
6 1 (1.96%) NetApp
6 1 (1.96%) Nokia