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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 129 94 103
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +9
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 15 37 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 1.29% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.71% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 3
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£370 £350 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £110 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £600 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £106.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% -76.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -
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
2330 2162 1452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.60% 75.36% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1557 1439 915
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 112 64
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.84 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +31.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.87 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 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 7 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +9 6 - - 1
Bristol 0 5 £370 +15.62% 5
Dorset -6 1 - -
Gloucestershire -16 1 £325 -35.00%
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 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 30 (81.08%) ITIL
2 16 (43.24%) Service Delivery
2 16 (43.24%) Incident Management
3 12 (32.43%) Service Management
4 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
5 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
6 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco
6 7 (18.92%) Project Management
7 6 (16.22%) ISO 9001
7 6 (16.22%) Windows
7 6 (16.22%) Firewall
7 6 (16.22%) Finance
8 5 (13.51%) Business Continuity
8 5 (13.51%) Replication
8 5 (13.51%) MS Office
8 5 (13.51%) Oracle
9 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.81%) SQL
9 4 (10.81%) .NET
9 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
9 4 (10.81%) CSS
9 4 (10.81%) LAN
9 4 (10.81%) WAN
9 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (10.81%) DNS
9 4 (10.81%) SLA
10 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 7 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
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 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
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
2 4 (10.81%) WAN
2 4 (10.81%) LAN
3 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) SMTP
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) HTTP
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) MPLS
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Rational Rose
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Analyst
1 6 (16.22%) Service Manager
1 6 (16.22%) Incident Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Problem Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 3 (8.11%) Operations Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Support Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.41%) E-Business Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Business Support Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Manager
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
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Replication
2 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Solaris
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (8.11%) UNIX
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) ITIL
2 16 (43.24%) Service Delivery
2 16 (43.24%) Incident Management
3 12 (32.43%) Service Management
4 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (18.92%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.11%) Demand Management
6 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.41%) Change Control
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Validation
8 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.70%) Process Management
8 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.41%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCSA
5 1 (2.70%) MCITP
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) ISO 9001
2 4 (10.81%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) ISA Server
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
1 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) Sun
4 3 (8.11%) BEA
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.11%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) Ektron
5 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Avaya
6 1 (2.70%) Juniper
6 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) Websense
6 1 (2.70%) Toshiba
6 1 (2.70%) OpenText
6 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.70%) LANDesk