The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Shropshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 19 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 5.22% - 4.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.69% - 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate £420 - £290
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 - £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-3.86% -5.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
91 73 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 67.91% 60.83% 61.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 40 70
Average daily rate £368 £473 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +29.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Problem Management
West Midlands

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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 8 (53.33%) CSS
1 8 (53.33%) VoIP
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
1 8 (53.33%) CCNP
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
1 8 (53.33%) MPLS
1 8 (53.33%) McAfee
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
1 8 (53.33%) Blue Coat
1 8 (53.33%) BIG-IP
1 8 (53.33%) Incident Management
1 8 (53.33%) Fortinet
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (53.33%) F5
1 8 (53.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 8 (53.33%) WAN Optimisation
1 8 (53.33%) DMVPN
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (53.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 8 (53.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
2 7 (46.67%) PL/SQL
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 5 (33.33%) J2EE
3 5 (33.33%) OO

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) VoIP
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
1 8 (53.33%) MPLS
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
1 8 (53.33%) BIG-IP
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (53.33%) DMVPN
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (53.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 8 (53.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Architect
4 4 (26.67%) Network Support
4 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) CSS
2 5 (33.33%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Incident Management
1 8 (53.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 8 (53.33%) WAN Optimisation
2 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
3 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (33.33%) OO
3 5 (33.33%) RUP
3 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PL/SQL
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) COBOL
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CCNP
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
1 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
1 8 (53.33%) McAfee
1 8 (53.33%) Blue Coat
1 8 (53.33%) Fortinet
1 8 (53.33%) F5
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) webMethods
3 5 (33.33%) BEA
3 5 (33.33%) Pega
4 4 (26.67%) TOWER Software
5 2 (13.33%) ICL