The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 69 33 56
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +23
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 6 43 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.64% 4.43% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 6.04% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £210 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +18.96%
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
630 712 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.95% 73.40% 72.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 373 213
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Average hourly rate £49.08 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+206.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 March 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) ITIL
2 17 (94.44%) Service Management
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Service Delivery
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
4 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (27.78%) Coaching
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (27.78%) Capacity Management
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
5 5 (27.78%) HP
5 5 (27.78%) EMC
5 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (27.78%) BMC
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (16.67%) MCTS
7 3 (16.67%) MCITP
7 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) ITSM
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (11.11%) CRM

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Delivery Manager
2 7 (38.89%) Service Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Customer Services Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Field Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Service Assurance Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.56%) IT Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) ITIL
2 17 (94.44%) Service Management
3 7 (38.89%) Service Delivery
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Coaching
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (27.78%) Capacity Management
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
5 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 3 (16.67%) Change Management
6 3 (16.67%) ITSM
7 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 2 (11.11%) Contact Management
7 2 (11.11%) Business Development
7 2 (11.11%) Time Management
8 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) MCTS
3 3 (16.67%) MCITP
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) HP
1 5 (27.78%) EMC
1 5 (27.78%) BMC
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Huawei
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix