The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South West 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 106 103 134
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +31
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 38 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.15% 0.86% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.23% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 4
Average daily rate £425 £296 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.45% +51.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £259 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £385 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-3.86% -5.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Problem Management
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +2 9 £364 +45.50% 1
Bristol -15 4 £320 -1.53% 5
Devon -10 3 - - 1
Wiltshire -17 2 £350 - 1
Somerset - 2 £260 - 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 29 (53.70%) ITIL
2 19 (35.19%) Incident Management
3 16 (29.63%) Service Management
4 13 (24.07%) Windows
5 10 (18.52%) OO
5 10 (18.52%) Change Management
6 9 (16.67%) Linux
6 9 (16.67%) Python
6 9 (16.67%) Perl
6 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.81%) SNMP
7 8 (14.81%) MySQL
7 8 (14.81%) Apache
7 8 (14.81%) Finance
7 8 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (14.81%) SSH
7 8 (14.81%) Open Source
7 8 (14.81%) Bash Shell
8 7 (12.96%) Supplier Management
9 6 (11.11%) CMDB
9 6 (11.11%) Release Management
9 6 (11.11%) ITSM
9 6 (11.11%) SLA
9 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
10 5 (9.26%) ITIL V3
10 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
10 5 (9.26%) VMware
10 5 (9.26%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (7.41%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (14.81%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) SNMP
1 8 (14.81%) SSH
2 4 (7.41%) LDAP
3 3 (5.56%) VPN
3 3 (5.56%) SSL
4 2 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
5 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.85%) BGP
5 1 (1.85%) OSPF
5 1 (1.85%) Firewall
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
5 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) MySQL
1 8 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) German Language
5 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Python Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Administrator
4 6 (11.11%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Team Leader
5 5 (9.26%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (7.41%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 4 (7.41%) Help Desk Team Lead
6 4 (7.41%) Problem Manager
7 3 (5.56%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) E-Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Release Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) XML
1 4 (7.41%) HTML
2 3 (5.56%) CSS
2 3 (5.56%) SOAP
2 3 (5.56%) Web Services
2 3 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (1.85%) JDBC
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Open Source
2 6 (11.11%) CMDB
3 2 (3.70%) Firmware
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) CESG
4 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.85%) Wiki
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (53.70%) ITIL
2 19 (35.19%) Incident Management
3 16 (29.63%) Service Management
4 10 (18.52%) OO
4 10 (18.52%) Change Management
5 7 (12.96%) Supplier Management
6 6 (11.11%) Release Management
6 6 (11.11%) ITSM
7 5 (9.26%) ITIL V3
7 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
7 5 (9.26%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (7.41%) Asset Management
8 4 (7.41%) Project Management
8 4 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
9 3 (5.56%) Benchmarking
9 3 (5.56%) Workflow
10 2 (3.70%) Kanban
10 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.70%) Scrum
10 2 (3.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) Python
1 9 (16.67%) Perl
2 8 (14.81%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.70%) C
4 2 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (1.85%) Delphi
5 1 (1.85%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.70%) CCNA
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) MCSE
6 1 (1.85%) MCP
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.85%) CCNP
6 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) DFS Replication
2 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.85%) XenApp
2 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Nagios
2 1 (1.85%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) VMware
3 4 (7.41%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) Altiris
6 1 (1.85%) Progress
6 1 (1.85%) Symantec
6 1 (1.85%) Remedy
6 1 (1.85%) Juniper
6 1 (1.85%) Peregrine
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat