The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 20 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 1 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 0.75% 5.56% 10.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 10.00% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 10
Average daily rate
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- £425 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.15 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -31.40%
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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 Shropshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
94 50 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 70.15% 55.56% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 19 61
Average daily rate £420 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £34.32 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Problem Management across the Shropshire region.

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Shropshire region.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 4 (57.14%) PL/SQL
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (42.86%) DMVPN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) COBOL
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) VoIP
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) McAfee
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
2 3 (42.86%) ICL
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DMVPN
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) MPLS
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Support
2 2 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) RUP
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PL/SQL
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) COBOL
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) McAfee
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 3 (42.86%) ICL
3 2 (28.57%) TOWER Software
4 1 (14.29%) webMethods
4 1 (14.29%) BEA
4 1 (14.29%) Pega