The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 254 254 231
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 469 440 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.82% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.08% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 251 227
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £189 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £16.06 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.00 £57.47
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -1.40%

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
43377 40891 36780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.51% 75.98% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27946 25555 22092
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1209 1083
Average hourly rate £28.50 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 July 2015.

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 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 432 £345 -1.42% 163
London +30 176 £363 -2.02% 59
South East -14 99 £389 +23.33% 31
City of London +1 48 £363 -6.45% 19
North West +4 41 £293 +19.38% 12
Yorkshire +6 36 £275 -12.00% 16
Berkshire -5 27 £400 +42.85% 6
North East -13 26 £120 -68.00% 3
West Yorkshire -2 25 £275 -25.92% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 23 £120 -68.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -18 23 £120 -68.00% 3
Scotland +13 21 £275 -26.66% 6
Leeds -7 20 £275 -25.92% 9
Manchester +4 19 £163 - 7
Hampshire +6 17 £322 +28.90% 1
East of England -18 17 £381 +5.17% 14
Cheshire -11 14 £450 +83.67% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 14 £295 -15.71% 4
South West -30 14 £370 +5.71% 12
East Midlands -2 13 £250 -15.96% 4
Surrey -7 13 £350 -3.44% 5
Oxfordshire -15 13 £450 +125.00% 1
West Midlands -31 10 £318 -5.69% 12
Leicestershire +1 9 £150 -
Milton Keynes -11 9 £289 -17.57% 4
Essex -14 9 £500 +11.11%
Newbury - 8 £400 -
Edinburgh +4 7 £313 -16.66% 2
Reading +3 7 £450 +32.35% 3
Inverclyde - 7 £250 -

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 529 (55.63%) ITIL
2 290 (30.49%) Windows
3 267 (28.08%) Service Management
4 261 (27.44%) Incident Management
5 236 (24.82%) Finance
6 229 (24.08%) Change Management
7 213 (22.40%) Microsoft
8 178 (18.72%) SQL
9 169 (17.77%) Oracle
10 150 (15.77%) SLA
11 138 (14.51%) Linux
11 138 (14.51%) Service Delivery
12 129 (13.56%) Active Directory
13 123 (12.93%) VMware
14 122 (12.83%) UNIX
15 114 (11.99%) Security Cleared
16 110 (11.57%) MS Office
17 104 (10.94%) Root Cause Analysis
18 102 (10.73%) SQL Server
19 101 (10.62%) Project Management
20 99 (10.41%) Configuration Management
20 99 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
21 98 (10.30%) Java
22 92 (9.67%) Release Management
23 89 (9.36%) Windows 7
24 87 (9.15%) ITSM
25 86 (9.04%) MS Excel
26 85 (8.94%) Capacity Management
27 84 (8.83%) SC Cleared
28 83 (8.73%) Citrix

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 64 (6.73%) MS Exchange
2 58 (6.10%) IIS
3 49 (5.15%) WebLogic
4 47 (4.94%) Apache
5 33 (3.47%) SharePoint
6 30 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 29 (3.05%) Tomcat
8 23 (2.42%) SAS
9 22 (2.31%) WebSphere
10 16 (1.68%) Lync
11 15 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (1.05%) AquaLogic
14 8 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.74%) JBoss
15 7 (0.74%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.63%) Documentum
16 6 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
16 6 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 110 (11.57%) MS Office
2 86 (9.04%) MS Excel
3 23 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.47%) MS Project
6 2 (0.21%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.21%) Simulink
6 2 (0.21%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 16 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.16%) RMDS
4 10 (1.05%) Oracle General Ledger
5 8 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.42%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.42%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.32%) Eikon
7 3 (0.32%) Exstream
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.21%) Agresso
8 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.21%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.16%) SaaS
4 8 (0.84%) Office 365
5 6 (0.63%) PaaS
6 4 (0.42%) IaaS
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 69 (7.26%) Firewall
2 61 (6.41%) LAN
3 52 (5.47%) DNS
4 43 (4.52%) WAN
5 42 (4.42%) SAN
6 37 (3.89%) DHCP
7 34 (3.58%) TCP/IP
8 32 (3.36%) BIG-IP
9 26 (2.73%) Internet
10 24 (2.52%) MPLS
11 23 (2.42%) VPN
12 22 (2.31%) LDAP
13 21 (2.21%) DSL
14 19 (2.00%) NAS
15 15 (1.58%) SSL
16 13 (1.37%) VoIP
17 11 (1.16%) Network Security
18 10 (1.05%) Intranet
18 10 (1.05%) HTTP
19 9 (0.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.84%) Oracle Database
3 25 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (1.58%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.37%) MySQL
7 12 (1.26%) Data Mining
8 9 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 5 (0.53%) Big Data
11 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (3.68%) Ant
2 24 (2.52%) JIRA
3 23 (2.42%) Jenkins
4 22 (2.31%) Subversion
5 21 (2.21%) Git (software)
6 19 (2.00%) Maven
7 17 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.58%) MSBuild
8 15 (1.58%) Gradle
8 15 (1.58%) Mercurial
9 13 (1.37%) CA Gen
10 8 (0.84%) Introscope
10 8 (0.84%) JMeter
11 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.74%) HP UFT
11 7 (0.74%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.42%) ClearCase
General
1 236 (24.82%) Finance
2 62 (6.52%) Banking
3 44 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.31%) Front Office
5 19 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 19 (2.00%) Legal
6 18 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.68%) Law
8 13 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.05%) Retail
9 10 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.05%) Back Office
10 7 (0.74%) Publishing
11 6 (0.63%) Billing
11 6 (0.63%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.53%) Automotive
13 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.32%) Local Government
13 3 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 220 (23.13%) Analyst
2 88 (9.25%) Incident Manager
3 84 (8.83%) Service Manager
4 71 (7.47%) Support Analyst
5 62 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 53 (5.57%) Problem Manager
7 50 (5.26%) Developer
8 44 (4.63%) Service Analyst
8 44 (4.63%) Administrator
9 41 (4.31%) Desktop Support
10 39 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 39 (4.10%) Applications Support
11 38 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 34 (3.58%) Consultant
13 27 (2.84%) Delivery Manager
14 26 (2.73%) Major Incident Manager
15 25 (2.63%) Incident & Problem Manager
16 24 (2.52%) Services Delivery Manager
16 24 (2.52%) Service Desk Analyst
17 23 (2.42%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.26%) .NET
2 49 (5.15%) J2EE
3 45 (4.73%) Middleware
4 35 (3.68%) Web Services
5 21 (2.21%) SOAP
6 20 (2.10%) Rendezvous
7 15 (1.58%) Django
8 13 (1.37%) JMS
9 12 (1.26%) CSS
10 11 (1.16%) JDBC
11 10 (1.05%) JNDI
12 9 (0.95%) HTML
12 9 (0.95%) XML
13 8 (0.84%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (0.84%) Java EE
14 5 (0.53%) jQuery
14 5 (0.53%) Spring
15 4 (0.42%) JSON
15 4 (0.42%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (6.20%) Management Information System
3 40 (4.21%) Blackberry
4 35 (3.68%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.84%) Clustering
6 24 (2.52%) Statistics
7 21 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 20 (2.10%) Fixed Income
9 17 (1.79%) CMDB
10 15 (1.58%) Fat Client
10 15 (1.58%) Replication
10 15 (1.58%) Thin Client
11 13 (1.37%) Equities
12 12 (1.26%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.84%) DataPower
15 7 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.74%) PMI
15 7 (0.74%) NHS
15 7 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 290 (30.49%) Windows
2 138 (14.51%) Linux
3 122 (12.83%) UNIX
4 99 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (9.36%) Windows 7
6 76 (7.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (5.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (3.68%) Windows XP
10 30 (3.15%) Solaris
11 21 (2.21%) Windows 8
12 16 (1.68%) AIX
12 16 (1.68%) HPUX
13 10 (1.05%) Windows 2000
13 10 (1.05%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.84%) CentOS
15 5 (0.53%) Android
16 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (55.63%) ITIL
2 267 (28.08%) Service Management
3 261 (27.44%) Incident Management
4 229 (24.08%) Change Management
5 138 (14.51%) Service Delivery
6 104 (10.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 101 (10.62%) Project Management
8 99 (10.41%) Configuration Management
9 92 (9.67%) Release Management
10 87 (9.15%) ITSM
11 85 (8.94%) Capacity Management
12 66 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 60 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
14 59 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
15 56 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
16 52 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
17 49 (5.15%) Migration
18 48 (5.05%) Performance Management
19 45 (4.73%) Business Continuity
20 44 (4.63%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 178 (18.72%) SQL
2 98 (10.30%) Java
3 61 (6.41%) Shell Script
4 40 (4.21%) Perl
4 40 (4.21%) PL/SQL
5 35 (3.68%) Bash Shell
6 34 (3.58%) Python
7 32 (3.36%) PowerShell
8 21 (2.21%) C++
9 18 (1.89%) JavaScript
10 17 (1.79%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 13 (1.37%) VB
12 12 (1.26%) C#
13 10 (1.05%) C
14 8 (0.84%) VBScript
15 6 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.63%) VBA
16 4 (0.42%) PHP
17 3 (0.32%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 114 (11.99%) Security Cleared
2 84 (8.83%) SC Cleared
3 63 (6.62%) ITIL Certification
4 58 (6.10%) Degree
5 57 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (3.26%) MCSE
8 22 (2.31%) CCNA
9 20 (2.10%) MCITP
10 19 (2.00%) MCSA
11 15 (1.58%) MCP
11 15 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 13 (1.37%) DV Cleared
13 12 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (1.16%) MCTS
15 9 (0.95%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.74%) CCNP
16 7 (0.74%) CCA
17 5 (0.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (15.77%) SLA
2 41 (4.31%) QA
3 12 (1.26%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.42%) COBIT
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) GxP
7 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.11%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 129 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 77 (8.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 29 (3.05%) XenApp
4 19 (2.00%) NLBS
5 14 (1.47%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.05%) Xen
7 9 (0.95%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.84%) vSphere
9 7 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.53%) XenServer
11 5 (0.53%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.42%) Veritas File System
12 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 50 (5.26%) SCCM
2 29 (3.05%) WSUS
3 28 (2.94%) ITRS Geneos
4 22 (2.31%) BladeLogic
5 20 (2.10%) SCOM
6 15 (1.58%) NetBackup
7 14 (1.47%) Nagios
8 13 (1.37%) Control-M
9 12 (1.26%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.05%) OpenView
11 9 (0.95%) Puppet
12 7 (0.74%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.53%) SCSM
13 5 (0.53%) Icinga
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 4 (0.42%) OVSD
14 4 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
15 3 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 213 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 169 (17.77%) Oracle
3 123 (12.93%) VMware
4 83 (8.73%) Citrix
5 79 (8.31%) Cisco
6 72 (7.57%) HP
7 51 (5.36%) Red Hat
8 47 (4.94%) Remedy
9 35 (3.68%) Informatica
10 34 (3.58%) NetApp
11 31 (3.26%) IBM
12 30 (3.15%) SAP
12 30 (3.15%) ServiceNow
13 29 (3.05%) CheckPoint
14 27 (2.84%) Business Objects
15 24 (2.52%) Splunk
16 20 (2.10%) F5
16 20 (2.10%) TIBCO
16 20 (2.10%) Pega
17 19 (2.00%) Veritas
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