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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 262 283 265
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -18
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 518 475 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.83% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.04% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 272 240
Median daily rate £353 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £461 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 24
Median hourly rate £27.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.94% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £11.90 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.02 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+45.94% +5.71%

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
44685 45554 42380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29541 29536 26295
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1193 1184
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +17 499 £360 +5.88% 84
London -32 123 £440 +20.54% 27
North East +17 105 £263 +2.43% 2
Tyne and Wear +13 104 £263 +2.43% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 102 £265 +3.41% 2
South East +2 95 £400 - 14
North West -6 42 £400 +37.33% 7
Yorkshire -11 40 £400 +45.45% 7
Berkshire +10 37 £388 -3.12% 7
West Yorkshire +2 36 £375 +36.36% 5
Leeds +4 31 £413 +50.00% 2
West Midlands -15 31 £353 +8.92% 4
South West +8 30 £298 -17.36% 9
City of London +23 23 £575 +55.93% 7
Cheshire +11 22 £400 +3.22% 2
East of England +25 18 £338 -2.17% 11
Surrey +6 18 £409 +16.85% 3
Manchester -7 18 £360 +166.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 14 £400 +35.59%
Milton Keynes +18 13 £400 +44.40%
Warrington +12 13 £400 - 1
Bracknell -1 13 £287 -
Hampshire +4 12 £260 +4.10% 1
East Midlands -1 12 £425 +70.00% 3
Wiltshire -5 11 £266 -24.00% 4
Bristol +5 9 £275 -25.67% 3
Corsham +1 9 £280 -
Scotland -6 9 £334 +33.50% 7
Birmingham -8 9 £501 +54.44% 3
Reading +7 7 - - 4

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 686 (61.14%) ITIL
2 424 (37.79%) Windows
3 362 (32.26%) Incident Management
4 358 (31.91%) Change Management
5 299 (26.65%) Microsoft
6 279 (24.87%) Service Delivery
7 264 (23.53%) Service Management
8 233 (20.77%) Finance
9 223 (19.88%) SLA
10 207 (18.45%) Security Cleared
11 203 (18.09%) Root Cause Analysis
12 196 (17.47%) Unix
13 187 (16.67%) Active Directory
14 170 (15.15%) Oracle
15 168 (14.97%) Windows Server
16 156 (13.90%) SQL
17 152 (13.55%) Configuration Management
18 145 (12.92%) Linux
19 141 (12.57%) VMware
19 141 (12.57%) SC Cleared
20 138 (12.30%) HP
21 136 (12.12%) Release Management
22 134 (11.94%) Project Management
23 114 (10.16%) MS Office
24 110 (9.80%) ITSM
25 108 (9.63%) SQL Server
25 108 (9.63%) Solaris
26 106 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
27 105 (9.36%) Cisco
27 105 (9.36%) MS Excel

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 76 (6.77%) IIS
2 69 (6.15%) MS Exchange
3 49 (4.37%) WebLogic
4 44 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 41 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 37 (3.30%) WebSphere
7 32 (2.85%) Apache
8 25 (2.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 22 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 21 (1.87%) IBM Notes
11 20 (1.78%) Tomcat
11 20 (1.78%) Tuxedo
12 19 (1.69%) MQSeries
13 17 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (1.52%) Oracle Application Server
13 17 (1.52%) Skype for Business
14 15 (1.34%) AquaLogic
15 10 (0.89%) Confluence
16 9 (0.80%) CMS
16 9 (0.80%) JBoss
Applications
1 114 (10.16%) MS Office
2 105 (9.36%) MS Excel
3 16 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.71%) MS Project
5 7 (0.62%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.36%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.34%) OpenText MBPM
1 15 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.62%) RMDS
3 4 (0.36%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (0.27%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.089%) assyst
6 1 (0.089%) Endur
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.089%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.089%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.089%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.089%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.089%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 57 (5.08%) SaaS
2 36 (3.21%) PaaS
3 35 (3.12%) IaaS
4 33 (2.94%) Office 365
5 17 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.089%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 95 (8.47%) Firewall
2 93 (8.29%) DNS
3 79 (7.04%) WAN
4 74 (6.60%) LAN
5 73 (6.51%) DHCP
6 68 (6.06%) TCP/IP
7 55 (4.90%) SAN
8 47 (4.19%) SSL
9 46 (4.10%) Internet
10 42 (3.74%) MPLS
11 31 (2.76%) VPN
12 24 (2.14%) BGP
13 23 (2.05%) LDAP
13 23 (2.05%) Wireless
14 20 (1.78%) Ethernet
14 20 (1.78%) IPsec
15 19 (1.69%) HTTP
15 19 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
15 19 (1.69%) Network Security
16 17 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 19 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 16 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (1.16%) Big Data
6 13 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (0.98%) MS Access
7 11 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.80%) MySQL
9 8 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (0.71%) Pentaho
10 7 (0.62%) DB2
11 6 (0.53%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (2.41%) JIRA
2 9 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.80%) LoadRunner
2 9 (0.80%) MSI
3 8 (0.71%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (0.71%) HP UFT
4 7 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.62%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.36%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.27%) Build Forge
7 3 (0.27%) JMeter
7 3 (0.27%) Subversion
7 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.18%) Bower
8 2 (0.18%) Grunt
8 2 (0.18%) Introscope
8 2 (0.18%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.18%) Maven
8 2 (0.18%) Mercurial
General
1 233 (20.77%) Finance
2 79 (7.04%) Banking
3 56 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 36 (3.21%) Legal
5 22 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 22 (1.96%) Front Office
5 22 (1.96%) Retail
6 21 (1.87%) Law
7 11 (0.98%) Back Office
7 11 (0.98%) Billing
8 10 (0.89%) Marketing
9 8 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.62%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.53%) French Language
11 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.45%) Advertising
13 4 (0.36%) Military
13 4 (0.36%) Publishing
14 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 179 (15.95%) Analyst
2 99 (8.82%) Service Manager
3 77 (6.86%) Support Engineer
4 68 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 67 (5.97%) Support Analyst
6 61 (5.44%) Incident Manager
6 61 (5.44%) Problem Manager
7 57 (5.08%) Applications Support
7 57 (5.08%) Developer
8 56 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 50 (4.46%) Consultant
10 47 (4.19%) ITIL Manager
11 43 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
12 39 (3.48%) Services Delivery Manager
13 38 (3.39%) Administrator
14 37 (3.30%) Delivery Manager
14 37 (3.30%) Network Engineer
15 34 (3.03%) IT Manager
15 34 (3.03%) Team Leader
16 33 (2.94%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (6.24%) Middleware
2 38 (3.39%) J2EE
3 28 (2.50%) HTML
4 22 (1.96%) Web Services
5 21 (1.87%) CSS
5 21 (1.87%) IBM Integration Bus
6 18 (1.60%) .NET
6 18 (1.60%) XML
7 14 (1.25%) Ajax
8 12 (1.07%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.89%) 802.1X
10 9 (0.80%) JDBC
11 7 (0.62%) Spring
12 6 (0.53%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.45%) jQuery
13 5 (0.45%) JSP
13 5 (0.45%) Web Services Management
14 4 (0.36%) ISPF
14 4 (0.36%) JSON
14 4 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (8.38%) Management Information System
3 70 (6.24%) Data Centre
4 51 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 46 (4.10%) CMDB
6 42 (3.74%) Clustering
7 39 (3.48%) Computer Science
8 35 (3.12%) Replication
9 27 (2.41%) Statistics
10 24 (2.14%) Mainframe
11 23 (2.05%) Fat Client
11 23 (2.05%) Thin Client
11 23 (2.05%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.78%) Hedge funds
13 18 (1.60%) iPhone
14 17 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
15 14 (1.25%) Cryptography
15 14 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.25%) iPad
16 11 (0.98%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 424 (37.79%) Windows
2 196 (17.47%) Unix
3 168 (14.97%) Windows Server
4 145 (12.92%) Linux
5 108 (9.63%) Solaris
6 92 (8.20%) AIX
7 88 (7.84%) Windows 7
8 79 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 74 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (4.72%) Windows XP
11 44 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (2.50%) Windows 10
14 18 (1.60%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.60%) HPUX
14 18 (1.60%) OS/390
15 16 (1.43%) Windows 8
16 14 (1.25%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.89%) Android
18 8 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 686 (61.14%) ITIL
2 362 (32.26%) Incident Management
3 358 (31.91%) Change Management
4 279 (24.87%) Service Delivery
5 264 (23.53%) Service Management
6 203 (18.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 152 (13.55%) Configuration Management
8 136 (12.12%) Release Management
9 134 (11.94%) Project Management
10 110 (9.80%) ITSM
11 106 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
12 103 (9.18%) ITIL V3
13 84 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
14 78 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
15 66 (5.88%) PRINCE2
16 57 (5.08%) Change Control
17 56 (4.99%) Business Continuity
17 56 (4.99%) QMS
18 55 (4.90%) DevOps
19 51 (4.55%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 156 (13.90%) SQL
2 81 (7.22%) Java
3 58 (5.17%) Perl
4 53 (4.72%) Shell Script
5 52 (4.63%) PowerShell
6 44 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 41 (3.65%) C++
8 37 (3.30%) Python
9 32 (2.85%) C
10 22 (1.96%) VB
11 18 (1.60%) C#
12 17 (1.52%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.07%) VBA
15 7 (0.62%) JCL
16 5 (0.45%) VBScript
17 4 (0.36%) COBOL
18 3 (0.27%) ABAP
18 3 (0.27%) Groovy
18 3 (0.27%) REXX
Qualifications
1 207 (18.45%) Security Cleared
2 141 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 98 (8.73%) ITIL Certification
4 93 (8.29%) Degree
5 68 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 60 (5.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 48 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (2.85%) CCNA
9 31 (2.76%) DV Cleared
10 30 (2.67%) CCNP
11 24 (2.14%) MCSE
12 22 (1.96%) MCP
13 18 (1.60%) PMI Certification
14 16 (1.43%) CISSP
15 14 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (1.07%) CCIE
16 12 (1.07%) MCSA
17 10 (0.89%) PMP
18 9 (0.80%) AAT
18 9 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (19.88%) SLA
2 50 (4.46%) ISO 9001
3 49 (4.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 26 (2.32%) QA
5 11 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.27%) RMADS
8 2 (0.18%) COBIT
9 1 (0.089%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.089%) WCAG
System Software
1 187 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 97 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 24 (2.14%) XenApp
5 23 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (1.87%) vSphere
7 18 (1.60%) Firmware
7 18 (1.60%) Hyper-V
8 15 (1.34%) Terminal Services
9 14 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.71%) KVM
12 7 (0.62%) Terminal Server
13 6 (0.53%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.53%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.45%) StorNext
14 5 (0.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (0.45%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 59 (5.26%) SCCM
2 48 (4.28%) NetBackup
3 33 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 33 (2.94%) Tivoli
4 26 (2.32%) Puppet
5 25 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 24 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 21 (1.87%) SCOM
8 18 (1.60%) HP Data Protector
9 15 (1.34%) Perfmon
10 13 (1.16%) OpenView
11 12 (1.07%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
11 12 (1.07%) HP SIM
11 12 (1.07%) HP SiteScope
12 10 (0.89%) Netcool
13 9 (0.80%) BladeLogic
13 9 (0.80%) Nagios
13 9 (0.80%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 299 (26.65%) Microsoft
2 170 (15.15%) Oracle
3 141 (12.57%) VMware
4 138 (12.30%) HP
5 105 (9.36%) Cisco
6 84 (7.49%) Citrix
7 70 (6.24%) ServiceNow
8 45 (4.01%) IBM
9 41 (3.65%) Remedy
10 37 (3.30%) CA
11 33 (2.94%) Symantec
12 28 (2.50%) Red Hat
12 28 (2.50%) Veritas
13 26 (2.32%) BMC
13 26 (2.32%) EMC
14 25 (2.23%) CheckPoint
15 23 (2.05%) SAP
16 22 (1.96%) Juniper
17 21 (1.87%) Lotus
17 21 (1.87%) Sun
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £255 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £245 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
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Glasgow
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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