The first table below looks at the demand for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Scotland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 113 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 13 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.49% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.54% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 6
Average daily rate £377 £300 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £260 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £360 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-3.86% -5.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Problem Management
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Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -24 6 £425 +13.33% 1
Glasgow +9 1 - -
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Problem Management
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Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Service Management
3 10 (37.04%) QA
4 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (33.33%) SQL
5 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
5 8 (29.63%) ITIL
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 8 (29.63%) Firewall
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
6 7 (25.93%) Netcool
6 7 (25.93%) HP
6 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
7 6 (22.22%) Change Management
7 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
8 5 (18.52%) Capacity Management
9 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
9 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
9 4 (14.81%) COBIT
10 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Banking
10 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
10 3 (11.11%) MS Office
10 3 (11.11%) SLA
10 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 3 (11.11%) Mainframe
10 3 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.70%) RIP
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) VoIP
3 1 (3.70%) MPLS
3 1 (3.70%) OSPF
3 1 (3.70%) BGP
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Administrator
2 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Support
4 1 (3.70%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Service Management
2 8 (29.63%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Change Management
3 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 5 (18.52%) Capacity Management
5 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
6 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.70%) Release Management
8 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) Network Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) HND
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) CCIP
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CCDP
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
2 4 (14.81%) COBIT
3 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) XenApp
1 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Netcool
2 3 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
3 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) Polycom
4 1 (3.70%) Fujitsu
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) BMC
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint