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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 122 103 124
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 23 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.52% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.72% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 2
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£303 £288 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.21% -13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £475 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -5.12%
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
2443 1656 2129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.81% 72.06% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1128 1253
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 88 151
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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
Gloucestershire -11 8 £263 -8.69% 1
Bristol -11 5 £375 - 9
Wiltshire -4 4 £400 +45.45% 2
Dorset 0 3 £303 +7.55%
Somerset -6 1 £400 -15.78%
Devon - - - -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 36 (56.25%) ITIL
2 22 (34.38%) Windows
3 15 (23.44%) Cisco
3 15 (23.44%) Service Delivery
3 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
3 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
4 14 (21.88%) Service Management
5 13 (20.31%) Change Management
5 13 (20.31%) Finance
5 13 (20.31%) Linux
6 12 (18.75%) OO
6 12 (18.75%) LAN
6 12 (18.75%) WAN
6 12 (18.75%) CCNP
6 12 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (18.75%) Juniper
6 12 (18.75%) Open Source
7 10 (15.63%) Bash Shell
7 10 (15.63%) DevOps
7 10 (15.63%) SSH
7 10 (15.63%) Incident Management
7 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 10 (15.63%) SNMP
7 10 (15.63%) Apache
7 10 (15.63%) Python
7 10 (15.63%) Perl
7 10 (15.63%) MySQL
7 10 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (15.63%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (15.63%) Apache
2 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.56%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.56%) Lync
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Office
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Misys Midas
1 1 (1.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) LAN
1 12 (18.75%) WAN
2 10 (15.63%) SSH
2 10 (15.63%) SNMP
2 10 (15.63%) BGP
3 9 (14.06%) Firewall
3 9 (14.06%) VPN
3 9 (14.06%) VLAN
4 8 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (10.94%) MPLS
5 7 (10.94%) EIGRP
6 6 (9.38%) SAN
6 6 (9.38%) SSL
7 5 (7.81%) BIG-IP
8 4 (6.25%) Ethernet
8 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.69%) Wireless
9 3 (4.69%) OSPF
9 3 (4.69%) Internet
9 3 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) MySQL
1 10 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.56%) DB2
4 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) ERwin
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.81%) Back Office
4 4 (6.25%) Front Office
5 3 (4.69%) Banking
6 2 (3.13%) Retail
6 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Developer
2 10 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Python Developer
3 7 (10.94%) Team Leader
3 7 (10.94%) Senior Technician
4 6 (9.38%) Network Team Leader
4 6 (9.38%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Support Technician
5 5 (7.81%) Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Technician
6 3 (4.69%) Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.69%) Operations Team Leader
6 3 (4.69%) Incident Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 2 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Risk Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.56%) J2EE
2 1 (1.56%) CSS
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.56%) SAP XI
2 1 (1.56%) jQuery
2 1 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (18.75%) Open Source
3 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Statistics
4 2 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) EPoS
5 1 (1.56%) AS400
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) iPhone
5 1 (1.56%) iSeries
5 1 (1.56%) PDA
5 1 (1.56%) iPad
5 1 (1.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.13%) UNIX
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (56.25%) ITIL
2 15 (23.44%) Service Delivery
3 14 (21.88%) Service Management
4 13 (20.31%) Change Management
5 12 (18.75%) OO
6 10 (15.63%) DevOps
6 10 (15.63%) Incident Management
7 8 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (10.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
9 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (7.81%) Project Management
10 5 (7.81%) Data Protection
10 5 (7.81%) ITIL V3
10 5 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
12 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (4.69%) Business Continuity
12 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
12 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) Bash Shell
1 10 (15.63%) Python
1 10 (15.63%) Perl
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.56%) RPG
4 1 (1.56%) C
4 1 (1.56%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) Delphi
4 1 (1.56%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) RPG/400
4 1 (1.56%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 12 (18.75%) CCNP
3 12 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.81%) CCNA
5 3 (4.69%) Degree
6 2 (3.13%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.13%) JNCIP
6 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.56%) SAP Certification
7 1 (1.56%) CCIE
7 1 (1.56%) ISEB
7 1 (1.56%) MCP
7 1 (1.56%) MCSE
7 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) MCITP
7 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.56%) COBIT
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.81%) ProxySG
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (4.69%) Firmware
4 1 (1.56%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.56%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Cisco
2 12 (18.75%) Juniper
3 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.63%) VMware
4 9 (14.06%) Citrix
5 6 (9.38%) F5
5 6 (9.38%) Symantec
5 6 (9.38%) HP
6 5 (7.81%) Blue Coat
7 3 (4.69%) Oracle
8 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.56%) Avaya
9 1 (1.56%) NetApp
9 1 (1.56%) Apple
9 1 (1.56%) Dell
9 1 (1.56%) IBM
9 1 (1.56%) SAP
9 1 (1.56%) Remedy
9 1 (1.56%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.56%) Barracuda Networks
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