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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 123 124 114
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 28 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 0.30% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.38% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 7
Average daily rate £364 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £305 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £427 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +28.88%
Problem Management
UK

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
2470 2366 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.75% 79.37% 76.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1397 1295 1077
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 65 27
Average hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +2 15 £375 +6.76%
Aberdeen - 7 - -
Glasgow - 4 £238 - 1
Inverclyde - 1 £245 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £290 -
Problem Management
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Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 27 (62.79%) ITIL
2 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
3 14 (32.56%) Cisco
3 14 (32.56%) Windows
3 14 (32.56%) Finance
4 13 (30.23%) Release Management
5 12 (27.91%) Service Management
5 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
6 11 (25.58%) LAN
6 11 (25.58%) WAN
6 11 (25.58%) Change Management
6 11 (25.58%) Incident Management
7 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
7 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
7 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
8 9 (20.93%) Project Management
8 9 (20.93%) MPLS
8 9 (20.93%) OSPF
8 9 (20.93%) BGP
8 9 (20.93%) Network Design
8 9 (20.93%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (20.93%) CMDB
8 9 (20.93%) CatOS
9 8 (18.60%) QMS
9 8 (18.60%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (18.60%) Service Delivery
9 8 (18.60%) MS Visio
10 7 (16.28%) Wireless
10 7 (16.28%) Multicast
11 6 (13.95%) SCOM

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 6 (13.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (11.63%) IIS
2 5 (11.63%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Domino
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) LAN
1 11 (25.58%) WAN
2 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
3 9 (20.93%) BGP
3 9 (20.93%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (20.93%) MPLS
3 9 (20.93%) OSPF
4 7 (16.28%) Multicast
4 7 (16.28%) Wireless
5 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.65%) SAN
6 1 (2.33%) ATM
6 1 (2.33%) Firewall
6 1 (2.33%) ISDN
6 1 (2.33%) LDAP
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) PABX
6 1 (2.33%) Symposium
6 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Spotfire
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Applications Support
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) IT Support
5 3 (6.98%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Support
5 3 (6.98%) Telephony Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Telephony Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) CSS
2 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) CMDB
2 6 (13.95%) Blackberry
3 5 (11.63%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Statistics
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) CatOS
3 5 (11.63%) Windows 10
3 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.65%) AIX
6 1 (2.33%) Android
6 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.33%) Solaris
6 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (62.79%) ITIL
2 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
3 13 (30.23%) Release Management
4 12 (27.91%) Service Management
5 11 (25.58%) Change Management
5 11 (25.58%) Incident Management
6 9 (20.93%) Network Design
6 9 (20.93%) Project Management
7 8 (18.60%) QMS
7 8 (18.60%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (18.60%) Service Delivery
8 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (11.63%) Quality Management
9 4 (9.30%) Capacity Management
10 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
10 3 (6.98%) ITSM
10 3 (6.98%) Security Management
10 3 (6.98%) Service Design
10 3 (6.98%) WFM
10 3 (6.98%) Workforce Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.95%) C
3 2 (4.65%) Perl
3 2 (4.65%) Python
3 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.65%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) HND
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.63%) XenApp
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCOM
2 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.33%) Puppet
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (2.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) BT
3 6 (13.95%) Siemens
3 6 (13.95%) VMware
4 5 (11.63%) Citrix
4 5 (11.63%) HP
4 5 (11.63%) Symantec
5 4 (9.30%) Verint
6 3 (6.98%) Genesys
7 2 (4.65%) IBM
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle
8 1 (2.33%) EMC
8 1 (2.33%) Lotus
8 1 (2.33%) NetApp
8 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.33%) Teradata
8 1 (2.33%) Veeam
8 1 (2.33%) Veritas