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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 108 122 88
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -34
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 29 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.88% 0.25% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.32% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 6
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£300 £315 £154
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +104.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £263 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £366 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+42.46% +6.88%
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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
2611 2175 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.58% 77.90% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1112 886
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 40
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £156.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
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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
Glasgow +19 10 £300 - 2
Inverclyde - 8 £250 -
Edinburgh - 7 £375 - 1
Renfrewshire +5 2 £180 -52.50%
Stirling - 1 £450 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
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Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 19 (50.00%) Service Management
2 18 (47.37%) ITIL
3 14 (36.84%) Change Management
4 12 (31.58%) Incident Management
5 10 (26.32%) Finance
5 10 (26.32%) VMware
5 10 (26.32%) Windows
5 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.42%) Service Delivery
6 7 (18.42%) SLA
6 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
6 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
6 7 (18.42%) Oracle
6 7 (18.42%) Release Management
7 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (15.79%) IBM
7 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
8 5 (13.16%) SAN
8 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (13.16%) NAS
8 5 (13.16%) Banking
8 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.53%) Open Source
9 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
9 4 (10.53%) Android
9 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
9 4 (10.53%) Workflow
9 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (10.53%) Veeam

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) FileNet
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.89%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.89%) MS Project
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) SAN
1 5 (13.16%) NAS
2 2 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.26%) Toad
3 2 (5.26%) Subversion
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Service Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
3 3 (7.89%) Test Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Consultant
3 3 (7.89%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) FileNet Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Technician
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle HR Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle HR Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
1 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Replication
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.53%) Android
3 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.89%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Solaris
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.26%) UNIX
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Service Management
2 18 (47.37%) ITIL
3 14 (36.84%) Change Management
4 12 (31.58%) Incident Management
5 7 (18.42%) Release Management
5 7 (18.42%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.53%) Workflow
6 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.53%) Open Source
6 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Management
7 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.89%) ITSM
7 3 (7.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) SLA
2 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
1 10 (26.32%) VMware
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) IBM
4 4 (10.53%) Veeam
5 3 (7.89%) Lotus
5 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.89%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) NetApp
6 2 (5.26%) Veritas
6 2 (5.26%) EMC
6 2 (5.26%) McAfee
7 1 (2.63%) Verint
7 1 (2.63%) Genesys
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