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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 100 117 100
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 41 15 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.40% 0.50% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.65% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 28
Median daily rate £308 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £189 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £415 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £25.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +15.55%
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
2294 2306 2372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.43% 76.61% 79.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1498 1530 1564
Median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 99 126
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Problem Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +3 15 £250 -
Dorset +3 12 £400 -
Bristol -5 7 £363 -3.33% 6
Somerset +10 2 - -
Gloucestershire +3 2 £283 - 1
Devon - 1 £375 - 2
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 54 (68.35%) ITIL
2 36 (45.57%) Incident Management
3 31 (39.24%) Security Cleared
4 29 (36.71%) Windows
5 22 (27.85%) Service Management
6 20 (25.32%) Replication
7 18 (22.78%) Change Management
8 16 (20.25%) IIS
8 16 (20.25%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (17.72%) Service Delivery
9 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
10 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
11 12 (15.19%) Oracle
11 12 (15.19%) VMware
11 12 (15.19%) Knowledge Management
11 12 (15.19%) Business Continuity
12 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
12 11 (13.92%) DV Cleared
13 10 (12.66%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (12.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (12.66%) ISO 9001
14 9 (11.39%) WAN
14 9 (11.39%) Java
14 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
15 8 (10.13%) HP
15 8 (10.13%) SQL
15 8 (10.13%) Cisco
15 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
15 8 (10.13%) LAN

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (20.25%) IIS
2 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.86%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.59%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) WAN
2 8 (10.13%) LAN
3 7 (8.86%) Firewall
4 6 (7.59%) IP Telephony
4 6 (7.59%) Kerberos
5 4 (5.06%) MPLS
6 3 (3.80%) Intranet
7 2 (2.53%) BGP
7 2 (2.53%) DNS
7 2 (2.53%) Internet
7 2 (2.53%) PABX
7 2 (2.53%) VoIP
7 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.27%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.27%) FabricPath
8 1 (1.27%) NetScreen
8 1 (1.27%) OSPF
8 1 (1.27%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Billing
4 2 (2.53%) Military
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Coordinator
2 10 (12.66%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.39%) Incident Manager
4 7 (8.86%) Developer
4 7 (8.86%) Incident Coordinator
4 7 (8.86%) Problem Manager
4 7 (8.86%) Server Support
4 7 (8.86%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Support
5 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Server Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Server Support Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Service Manager
6 5 (6.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) .NET
1 6 (7.59%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.27%) Middleware
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) Replication
2 14 (17.72%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Blog
4 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.27%) iPhone
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.71%) Windows
2 7 (8.86%) Unix
2 7 (8.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.80%) Android
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (68.35%) ITIL
2 36 (45.57%) Incident Management
3 22 (27.85%) Service Management
4 18 (22.78%) Change Management
5 14 (17.72%) Service Delivery
6 12 (15.19%) Business Continuity
6 12 (15.19%) Knowledge Management
7 10 (12.66%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (10.13%) Change Control
8 8 (10.13%) Mentoring
8 8 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (8.86%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (8.86%) SDLC
10 6 (7.59%) Coaching
10 6 (7.59%) ITIL V3
10 6 (7.59%) Service Design
11 5 (6.33%) Project Management
11 5 (6.33%) Validation
12 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
12 4 (5.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) Java
2 8 (10.13%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) C#
3 7 (8.86%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.06%) C
5 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (39.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.25%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (16.46%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.92%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.80%) MCSE
7 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.27%) CCNA
8 1 (1.27%) CCNP
8 1 (1.27%) CISSP
8 1 (1.27%) MCDST
8 1 (1.27%) MCP
8 1 (1.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.59%) VMware ESX
2 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Oracle
1 12 (15.19%) VMware
2 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.13%) Cisco
3 8 (10.13%) HP
4 7 (8.86%) OpenText
5 6 (7.59%) Nintex
6 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.27%) Apple
7 1 (1.27%) Citrix
7 1 (1.27%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.27%) Juniper
7 1 (1.27%) Nokia
7 1 (1.27%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.27%) WatchGuard