The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 242 281 241
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -40
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 529 483 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 0.84% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.03% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 278 284
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £177 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £347
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 47
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.09 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.33% +96.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.57 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.00 £31.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £37.09 £18.52
% change year-on-year
-35.96% +100.32%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Problem Management within the UK.

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management within the UK.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Problem Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
England +43 502 £375 +2.38% 86
London +12 168 £425 +13.33% 20
South East +22 94 £375 -6.25% 20
North East +15 73 £413 +28.90% 5
Tyne and Wear +14 70 £400 +25.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +15 67 £400 +14.28% 4
North West +8 49 £325 -7.14% 7
West Midlands +10 40 £390 +36.12% 10
Yorkshire -15 26 £340 +23.63% 13
West Yorkshire -2 23 £340 +23.63% 8
Manchester -3 22 £325 -7.14% 6
East of England +24 21 £275 -15.70% 6
City of London +4 21 £425 +8.97% 6
Berkshire -19 21 £350 -12.50% 4
Surrey +21 19 £375 -9.31% 4
Leeds +5 18 £340 +23.63% 3
South West -3 18 £295 -15.71% 5
Shropshire -14 17 £390 +17.29% 1
Hampshire +19 16 £325 -10.95% 6
Scotland -1 15 £344 +49.45% 5
Cheshire +2 14 £130 -64.74%
Oxfordshire 0 13 £400 -11.11%
Telford -17 13 £390 +17.29% 1
Blackpool +28 10 £475 +63.79%
Lancashire +26 10 £475 +63.79% 1
Edinburgh +23 10 £388 +1.97% 1
Warrington +9 10 £130 -74.00%
Oxford -6 10 £400 -11.11%
East Midlands -15 10 £160 -36.00%
Staines - 10 £373 -

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 679 (61.90%) ITIL
2 435 (39.65%) Windows
3 382 (34.82%) Change Management
4 344 (31.36%) Incident Management
5 322 (29.35%) Microsoft
6 296 (26.98%) Service Delivery
7 247 (22.52%) Service Management
8 225 (20.51%) Finance
9 223 (20.33%) Active Directory
9 223 (20.33%) Security Cleared
10 212 (19.33%) SLA
11 204 (18.60%) Root Cause Analysis
12 203 (18.51%) Unix
13 196 (17.87%) Windows Server
14 186 (16.96%) Oracle
15 169 (15.41%) SQL
16 164 (14.95%) Configuration Management
17 156 (14.22%) Linux
18 147 (13.40%) Release Management
19 145 (13.22%) HP
20 144 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
21 141 (12.85%) SC Cleared
22 138 (12.58%) ITSM
23 124 (11.30%) VMware
24 120 (10.94%) MS Office
25 118 (10.76%) MS Excel
26 116 (10.57%) ITIL V3
27 111 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
27 111 (10.12%) Solaris
28 110 (10.03%) SQL Server

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills 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 83 (7.57%) IIS
2 57 (5.20%) WebLogic
3 56 (5.10%) MS Exchange
4 54 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 45 (4.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 40 (3.65%) Apache
7 36 (3.28%) WebSphere
8 28 (2.55%) Tomcat
9 27 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 25 (2.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 23 (2.10%) MQSeries
12 22 (2.01%) IBM Notes
12 22 (2.01%) Oracle Application Server
12 22 (2.01%) Tuxedo
13 15 (1.37%) AquaLogic
14 14 (1.28%) JBoss
14 14 (1.28%) Skype for Business
15 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 120 (10.94%) MS Office
2 118 (10.76%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.46%) MS Project
6 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.091%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.37%) OpenText MBPM
1 15 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.46%) Remedy AR System
4 5 (0.46%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.36%) RMDS
6 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.091%) assyst
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.091%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 78 (7.11%) SaaS
2 66 (6.02%) IaaS
3 65 (5.93%) PaaS
4 40 (3.65%) Office 365
5 19 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.91%) HP Helion
7 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.27%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.091%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (9.02%) DNS
2 84 (7.66%) DHCP
3 77 (7.02%) Firewall
4 60 (5.47%) TCP/IP
5 56 (5.10%) WAN
6 51 (4.65%) Internet
6 51 (4.65%) SAN
7 48 (4.38%) LAN
8 38 (3.46%) SSL
9 29 (2.64%) LDAP
9 29 (2.64%) VPN
10 28 (2.55%) MPLS
11 23 (2.10%) Wireless
12 22 (2.01%) HTTP
13 19 (1.73%) IPsec
14 17 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (1.28%) Ethernet
18 13 (1.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.64%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (1.00%) MS Access
5 11 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (0.82%) MySQL
7 8 (0.73%) OLTP
7 8 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.64%) DB2
8 7 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 5 (0.46%) Big Data
10 5 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 5 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (2.46%) JIRA
2 14 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.00%) Hudson
4 11 (1.00%) Subversion
4 11 (1.00%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.91%) MSI
5 10 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.82%) MSBuild
6 9 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (0.64%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.46%) CA Gen
9 5 (0.46%) JMeter
9 5 (0.46%) Maven
10 4 (0.36%) Facilita Forecast
10 4 (0.36%) Introscope
10 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 225 (20.51%) Finance
2 85 (7.75%) Banking
3 39 (3.56%) Legal
4 37 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.19%) Retail
6 21 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.73%) Law
8 12 (1.09%) Front Office
9 11 (1.00%) Back Office
10 8 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.73%) Marketing
10 8 (0.73%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.55%) Billing
12 6 (0.55%) German Language
13 5 (0.46%) Publishing
14 3 (0.27%) French Language
14 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.18%) Advertising
15 2 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 160 (14.59%) Analyst
2 81 (7.38%) Support Engineer
3 78 (7.11%) Service Manager
4 63 (5.74%) Service Analyst
5 61 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 59 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 55 (5.01%) Problem Manager
8 53 (4.83%) Service Desk Analyst
9 49 (4.47%) Developer
10 47 (4.28%) Consultant
11 46 (4.19%) Incident Manager
12 42 (3.83%) Administrator
13 40 (3.65%) Applications Support
14 39 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
15 37 (3.37%) Services Delivery Manager
16 36 (3.28%) ITIL Manager
17 35 (3.19%) Delivery Manager
18 30 (2.73%) IT Support
18 30 (2.73%) Support Specialist
19 28 (2.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (7.47%) Middleware
2 43 (3.92%) J2EE
3 32 (2.92%) HTML
4 30 (2.73%) .NET
5 26 (2.37%) CSS
5 26 (2.37%) Web Services
6 24 (2.19%) IBM Integration Bus
7 22 (2.01%) XML
8 13 (1.19%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.09%) Ajax
10 10 (0.91%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.82%) Software Packaging
12 8 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (0.73%) HTML5
12 8 (0.73%) JDBC
13 7 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 7 (0.64%) jQuery
13 7 (0.64%) PhoneGap
13 7 (0.64%) Spring
13 7 (0.64%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 111 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (7.93%) Management Information System
3 68 (6.20%) Data Centre
4 59 (5.38%) Blackberry
5 50 (4.56%) Computer Science
6 48 (4.38%) Clustering
7 46 (4.19%) CMDB
8 29 (2.64%) iPhone
9 24 (2.19%) Fat Client
9 24 (2.19%) iPad
9 24 (2.19%) Thin Client
10 23 (2.10%) Mainframe
11 20 (1.82%) Replication
11 20 (1.82%) Statistics
12 17 (1.55%) Performance Metrics
12 17 (1.55%) PKI
12 17 (1.55%) Virtual Team
13 14 (1.28%) Cryptography
13 14 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.19%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 435 (39.65%) Windows
2 203 (18.51%) Unix
3 196 (17.87%) Windows Server
4 156 (14.22%) Linux
5 111 (10.12%) Solaris
6 92 (8.39%) AIX
6 92 (8.39%) Windows 7
7 70 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (5.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (5.29%) Windows XP
10 48 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (2.28%) Windows 10
13 21 (1.91%) OS/390
14 20 (1.82%) HPUX
15 17 (1.55%) Mac OS X
15 17 (1.55%) Windows 8
16 13 (1.19%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.82%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (61.90%) ITIL
2 382 (34.82%) Change Management
3 344 (31.36%) Incident Management
4 296 (26.98%) Service Delivery
5 247 (22.52%) Service Management
6 204 (18.60%) Root Cause Analysis
7 164 (14.95%) Configuration Management
8 147 (13.40%) Release Management
9 144 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
10 138 (12.58%) ITSM
11 116 (10.57%) ITIL V3
12 100 (9.12%) DevOps
13 94 (8.57%) Project Management
14 91 (8.30%) PRINCE2
15 89 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
16 77 (7.02%) Open Source
17 59 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
17 59 (5.38%) QMS
18 55 (5.01%) Process Improvement
19 53 (4.83%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (15.41%) SQL
2 85 (7.75%) Java
3 59 (5.38%) Perl
4 50 (4.56%) JavaScript
5 48 (4.38%) PowerShell
6 47 (4.28%) Shell Script
7 43 (3.92%) C++
8 36 (3.28%) Python
9 25 (2.28%) C
10 16 (1.46%) VB
11 15 (1.37%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.19%) C#
13 11 (1.00%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.46%) ABAP
14 5 (0.46%) COBOL
14 5 (0.46%) VBA
15 4 (0.36%) JCL
16 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.18%) REXX
16 2 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 223 (20.33%) Security Cleared
2 141 (12.85%) SC Cleared
3 90 (8.20%) Degree
4 79 (7.20%) ITIL Certification
5 77 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 74 (6.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 53 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (3.56%) DV Cleared
9 36 (3.28%) MCSE
10 32 (2.92%) CCNA
11 29 (2.64%) MCP
12 27 (2.46%) CCNP
13 17 (1.55%) MCSA
14 15 (1.37%) CCIE
15 13 (1.19%) PMI Certification
16 12 (1.09%) PMP
17 11 (1.00%) CCA
17 11 (1.00%) CISSP
17 11 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
18 10 (0.91%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (19.33%) SLA
2 63 (5.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 52 (4.74%) ISO 9001
4 28 (2.55%) QA
5 11 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.091%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.091%) RMADS
9 1 (0.091%) WCAG
System Software
1 223 (20.33%) Active Directory
2 99 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 30 (2.73%) vSphere
5 25 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 22 (2.01%) XenApp
7 21 (1.91%) Firmware
7 21 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.64%) Hyper-V
9 16 (1.46%) Terminal Services
10 15 (1.37%) VMware ESX
11 12 (1.09%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (0.73%) KVM
14 7 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 4 (0.36%) Terminal Server
18 3 (0.27%) Squid
18 3 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (5.01%) SCCM
2 41 (3.74%) NetBackup
3 35 (3.19%) Puppet
4 33 (3.01%) Tivoli
5 29 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 25 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (2.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 22 (2.01%) SCOM
9 18 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
10 16 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (1.37%) Perfmon
12 13 (1.19%) Netcool
12 13 (1.19%) OpenView
13 11 (1.00%) HP SiteScope
14 10 (0.91%) Ansible
14 10 (0.91%) HP SIM
14 10 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
15 9 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 8 (0.73%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 322 (29.35%) Microsoft
2 186 (16.96%) Oracle
3 145 (13.22%) HP
4 124 (11.30%) VMware
5 94 (8.57%) ServiceNow
6 85 (7.75%) Cisco
7 75 (6.84%) Citrix
8 58 (5.29%) IBM
9 51 (4.65%) Remedy
10 40 (3.65%) SAP
11 39 (3.56%) CA
12 31 (2.83%) Sun
13 26 (2.37%) Red Hat
14 25 (2.28%) EMC
14 25 (2.28%) Veritas
15 23 (2.10%) F5
15 23 (2.10%) Juniper
15 23 (2.10%) Symantec
16 22 (2.01%) Lotus
17 21 (1.91%) BMC
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Northern Trust Careers
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £15000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cranbrook, Kent
Dupen Recruitment Services
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum Market Leading Rates Depending on Experien
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 17 days ago