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 24 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 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 60 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 7 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 1.13% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.65% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate
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£313 - £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 - £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £269 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.23% -17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- -32.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
618 668 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.36% 68.72% 68.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 284 311
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £242 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 10
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £36.85 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 24 July 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 33 (57.89%) Change Management
2 28 (49.12%) Telecoms
3 24 (42.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 22 (38.60%) Performance Management
4 22 (38.60%) Configuration Management
5 21 (36.84%) Fault Management
6 19 (33.33%) GGSN
6 19 (33.33%) SGSN
7 16 (28.07%) DNS
8 15 (26.32%) LDAP
9 14 (24.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (22.81%) Juniper
11 12 (21.05%) L2TP
11 12 (21.05%) Velocent
11 12 (21.05%) 4G
12 11 (19.30%) Front Office
13 10 (17.54%) 2G
13 10 (17.54%) SS7
13 10 (17.54%) 3G
13 10 (17.54%) GSM
13 10 (17.54%) Incident Management
13 10 (17.54%) Network Architecture
13 10 (17.54%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (15.79%) ITIL
15 8 (14.04%) Legal
15 8 (14.04%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (14.04%) MGW
16 6 (10.53%) MPLS
17 5 (8.77%) Service Management
17 5 (8.77%) SLA

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (7.02%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.33%) GGSN
1 19 (33.33%) SGSN
2 16 (28.07%) DNS
3 15 (26.32%) LDAP
4 12 (21.05%) L2TP
4 12 (21.05%) 4G
5 10 (17.54%) 2G
5 10 (17.54%) SS7
5 10 (17.54%) 3G
5 10 (17.54%) GSM
6 8 (14.04%) MGW
7 6 (10.53%) MPLS
8 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
9 4 (7.02%) SAN
10 3 (5.26%) NAS
10 3 (5.26%) DWDM
10 3 (5.26%) SDH
10 3 (5.26%) DHCP
10 3 (5.26%) Ethernet
11 2 (3.51%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 28 (49.12%) Telecoms
2 11 (19.30%) Front Office
3 8 (14.04%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) NOC Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Server Support
3 4 (7.02%) Incident Manager
3 4 (7.02%) ITIL Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Network Support
4 3 (5.26%) Problem Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Help Desk Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Architect
5 2 (3.51%) Head of Service Management
5 2 (3.51%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) Major Incident Manager
6 1 (1.75%) Network Architect
6 1 (1.75%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) WAP
1 1 (1.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Clustering
2 3 (5.26%) Physics
2 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) VMS
2 1 (1.75%) UNIX
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Change Management
2 22 (38.60%) Performance Management
2 22 (38.60%) Configuration Management
3 21 (36.84%) Fault Management
4 14 (24.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (17.54%) Incident Management
5 10 (17.54%) Network Architecture
5 10 (17.54%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (15.79%) ITIL
7 8 (14.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) Service Management
9 4 (7.02%) ITIL V3
9 4 (7.02%) ITIL V2
10 3 (5.26%) Capacity Management
10 3 (5.26%) Project Management
11 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (1.75%) Network Planning
11 1 (1.75%) Knowledge Management
11 1 (1.75%) Release Management
11 1 (1.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) C
3 1 (1.75%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) CCIE
2 1 (1.75%) CCNP
2 1 (1.75%) CCNA
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.75%) MCSE
2 1 (1.75%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.02%) NLBS
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 13 (22.81%) Juniper
3 12 (21.05%) Velocent
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco
4 4 (7.02%) Huawei
5 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.51%) Remedy
6 1 (1.75%) F5
6 1 (1.75%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) Nokia
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle