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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank - 95 96
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 0 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.65% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.91% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 9
Average daily rate
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- £200 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -56.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £48.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- -32.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2081 1750 1721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.48% 70.99% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 878 822
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 40 61
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £17.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £34.20 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Problem Management
UK

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
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 28 July 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
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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
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 2
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Problem Management
UK

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 4 (28.57%) QA
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Facilita Forecast
3 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
3 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (21.43%) MS Office
3 3 (21.43%) SLA
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) CCNP
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
4 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) DNS

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) RIP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) MPLS
2 1 (7.14%) OSPF
2 1 (7.14%) BGP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (7.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
3 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) CMDB
1 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) HND
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) CCIP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) CCDP
3 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (21.43%) SLA
3 1 (7.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) BMC
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Polycom
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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