The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 121 118 100
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 11 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 0.37% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.46% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
Average daily rate £351 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £349 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £361 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Problem Management
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -12 4 £359 -
Renfrewshire -3 3 £390 +12.06%
Aberdeen +3 2 £353 -
Dundee - 1 £135 -
Glasgow - 1 £350 - 2
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Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 22 (61.11%) ITIL
2 19 (52.78%) Service Management
3 17 (47.22%) Incident Management
4 16 (44.44%) Change Management
5 13 (36.11%) Service Delivery
6 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 7 (19.44%) ITSM
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle
7 7 (19.44%) Windows
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
7 7 (19.44%) Asset Management
7 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (16.67%) Release Management
8 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 6 (16.67%) Information Security
8 6 (16.67%) NetApp
9 5 (13.89%) Veritas
9 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
9 5 (13.89%) SLA
9 5 (13.89%) EMC
9 5 (13.89%) IBM
9 5 (13.89%) SAN
9 5 (13.89%) Unix
9 5 (13.89%) Solaris
9 5 (13.89%) LDAP
9 5 (13.89%) Perl
9 5 (13.89%) Finance
9 5 (13.89%) Migration
9 5 (13.89%) Subversion
9 5 (13.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) LDAP
1 5 (13.89%) NAS
1 5 (13.89%) SAN
2 4 (11.11%) LAN
2 4 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (5.56%) BGP
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (5.56%) MPLS
3 2 (5.56%) Multicast
3 2 (5.56%) OSPF
3 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) Wireless
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) PBX
4 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
1 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
1 5 (13.89%) Subversion
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) Toad
2 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Administrator
2 5 (13.89%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (8.33%) IT Support
3 3 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Systems Support
4 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (5.56%) Change and Release Manager
4 2 (5.56%) HR Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Incident Coordinator
4 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) IT Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Service Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) IBM XIV
2 3 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 3 (8.33%) Statistics
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) CMDB
3 2 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Solaris
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.56%) CatOS
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) ITIL
2 19 (52.78%) Service Management
3 17 (47.22%) Incident Management
4 16 (44.44%) Change Management
5 13 (36.11%) Service Delivery
6 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 7 (19.44%) Asset Management
7 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (19.44%) ITSM
8 6 (16.67%) Information Security
8 6 (16.67%) Release Management
9 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.89%) Migration
9 5 (13.89%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (11.11%) Project Management
11 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (8.33%) Identity Management
11 3 (8.33%) Information Security Management
11 3 (8.33%) Security Management
11 3 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Perl
1 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.56%) C
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) HND
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (2.78%) Firmware
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
1 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 5 (13.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 3 (8.33%) SCOM
3 2 (5.56%) SCCM
3 2 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) NetApp
3 5 (13.89%) EMC
3 5 (13.89%) IBM
3 5 (13.89%) Veritas
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco
4 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) BT
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix
5 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.56%) Siemens
5 2 (5.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Remedy
6 1 (2.78%) Veeam
6 1 (2.78%) Verint