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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 110 101 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 14 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.61% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.87% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £366 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +10.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £320 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £382 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £17.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +13.11%
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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
2092 1721 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.85% 70.53% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 876 773
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 47 31
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £21.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +52.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £9.38 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
Edinburgh -11 7 £403 +11.96%
West Lothian +13 3 - -
Glasgow -5 2 - -
Stirling - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
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Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (31.82%) Finance
1 7 (31.82%) UNIX
1 7 (31.82%) Banking
1 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Change Management
3 5 (22.73%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (22.73%) QA
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (18.18%) Squid
4 4 (18.18%) UAG
4 4 (18.18%) FortiGate
4 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) Avaya
4 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 4 (18.18%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) Middleware
4 4 (18.18%) McAfee
5 3 (13.64%) Time Management
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) CMDB

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) TWiki
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) Maple
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.55%) Introscope
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
1 7 (31.82%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Applications Support
2 4 (18.18%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Incident Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) XSL
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 2 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) UNIX
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Release Management
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) Time Management
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VB
2 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) GIAC
3 1 (4.55%) GCIH
3 1 (4.55%) ACSA
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Squid
2 4 (18.18%) UAG
3 2 (9.09%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (18.18%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Netcool
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (4.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) Avaya
2 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 4 (18.18%) McAfee
2 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
3 2 (9.09%) Veritas
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) EMC
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Fortinet