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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 25 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 1 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 0.66% 3.90% 13.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 6.52% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 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 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £17.08 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -31.70%
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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
111 46 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 73.03% 59.74% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 16 61
Average daily rate £350 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £14.25 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -35.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) COBOL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) ICL
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Pega
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) RUP
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) ICL
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) Pega
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) BEA
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) webMethods
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat