The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire 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 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 29 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 1.31% 5.13% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 6.67% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£379 - £158
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -5.12%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
118 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 77.12% 76.92% 68.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 21 16
Average daily rate £348 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £312 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £417 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Problem Management
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Facilita Forecast
2 4 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) HP

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Facilita Forecast
1 4 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP