The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 120 111 106
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 20 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 0.99% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.32% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 2
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £110 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £600 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £350 £269
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +30.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Problem Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2415 2266 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.35% 74.71% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1524 1008
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 102 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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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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
Wiltshire +4 6 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £370 - 2
Gloucestershire -10 4 £394 -28.40%
Devon -3 2 £388 - 3
Dorset -12 1 - - 2
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 32 (86.49%) ITIL
2 15 (40.54%) Incident Management
3 14 (37.84%) Service Delivery
4 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
5 11 (29.73%) Service Management
6 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
7 8 (21.62%) Oracle
8 7 (18.92%) Windows
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco
8 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (16.22%) ISO 9001
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
9 6 (16.22%) Firewall
9 6 (16.22%) Shell Script
9 6 (16.22%) Project Management
10 5 (13.51%) Business Continuity
10 5 (13.51%) Finance
10 5 (13.51%) Replication
10 5 (13.51%) MySQL
10 5 (13.51%) DNS
10 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
11 4 (10.81%) SLA
11 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
11 4 (10.81%) .NET
11 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
11 4 (10.81%) MS Office
11 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
11 4 (10.81%) CSS

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
1 3 (8.11%) IIS
1 3 (8.11%) JBoss
1 3 (8.11%) Apache
1 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Lync
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 5 (13.51%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) LAN
3 3 (8.11%) WAN
3 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
4 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.70%) SMTP
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) MySQL
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Rational Rose
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Analyst
1 6 (16.22%) Incident Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Service Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Problem Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Support Manager
4 2 (5.41%) E-Business Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.41%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
1 4 (10.81%) CSS
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) J2EE
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) Java EE
3 2 (5.41%) Drools
4 1 (2.70%) XML
4 1 (2.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Replication
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Solaris
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (86.49%) ITIL
2 15 (40.54%) Incident Management
3 14 (37.84%) Service Delivery
4 11 (29.73%) Service Management
5 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (16.22%) Project Management
7 5 (13.51%) Business Continuity
8 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
9 3 (8.11%) Release Management
9 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (8.11%) Demand Management
9 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
10 2 (5.41%) Supplier Management
10 2 (5.41%) Validation
10 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.41%) Change Management
11 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (2.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Shell Script
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Python
2 3 (8.11%) Ruby
2 3 (8.11%) C++
2 3 (8.11%) Java
2 3 (8.11%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) C-shell
4 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.41%) MCSE
5 2 (5.41%) MCSA
5 2 (5.41%) CCNP
5 2 (5.41%) CCNA
6 1 (2.70%) CISSP
6 1 (2.70%) CCIE
6 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.70%) MCITP
6 1 (2.70%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) ISO 9001
2 4 (10.81%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) OpenText
5 3 (8.11%) VMware
5 3 (8.11%) BEA
5 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.11%) Sun
5 3 (8.11%) Ektron
6 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.41%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) Citrix
7 1 (2.70%) Avaya
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec
7 1 (2.70%) Websense
7 1 (2.70%) Toshiba