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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 220 242 274
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +32
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 558 544 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.98% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.21% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 356 285
Median daily rate £375 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £142 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 21
Median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% -1.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £45.70 £33.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.23 £27.25 £21.80
% change year-on-year
-22.09% +25.00%

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
41121 45003 43480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.48% 81.18% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27428 29175 28284
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1352 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +16 533 £375 +2.73% 90
London -22 165 £405 -4.70% 31
South East +13 86 £362 +3.13% 15
North East +18 81 £405 +26.56%
Tyne and Wear +14 76 £405 +26.56%
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 74 £405 +26.07%
North West +21 65 £335 -29.47% 8
West Midlands -6 35 £408 +8.66% 11
Yorkshire -7 31 £350 +16.66% 7
Berkshire +4 28 £363 -3.33% 6
South West +11 26 £230 +2.22% 6
East of England +8 24 £300 +20.00% 11
Manchester +5 24 £341 -14.68% 7
Lancashire +14 23 £375 -50.00%
Blackpool +10 23 £375 -62.50%
West Yorkshire +6 23 £375 +25.00% 4
East Midlands +12 22 £160 -58.97% 1
Hampshire +25 21 £339 +8.32% 4
Leeds +10 20 £350 +16.66% 2
Shropshire +4 20 £420 +13.51%
City of London -18 19 £391 -5.72% 7
Wiltshire -3 16 £230 +4.54% 2
Telford -5 16 £420 +13.51%
Cheshire +9 15 £135 -73.00%
Scotland +1 15 £325 +8.33% 4
Warrington -9 14 £135 -73.00%
Surrey +17 13 £378 +0.66% 3
Bedfordshire +14 13 £298 +43.37% 4
Oxfordshire +4 11 £350 +154.54% 1
Bracknell +6 10 £350 -15.15%

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 652 (61.22%) ITIL
2 396 (37.18%) Windows
3 370 (34.74%) Change Management
4 314 (29.48%) Microsoft
5 292 (27.42%) Incident Management
6 277 (26.01%) Service Management
7 237 (22.25%) Service Delivery
8 215 (20.19%) Active Directory
9 213 (20.00%) Finance
10 183 (17.18%) Security Cleared
11 171 (16.06%) Unix
12 166 (15.59%) SLA
13 165 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
14 164 (15.40%) Oracle
15 163 (15.31%) Windows Server
16 161 (15.12%) SQL
17 159 (14.93%) Linux
18 151 (14.18%) Root Cause Analysis
19 147 (13.80%) ITSM
20 146 (13.71%) MS Excel
21 143 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
22 132 (12.39%) VMware
23 130 (12.21%) Configuration Management
24 121 (11.36%) Release Management
24 121 (11.36%) DevOps
25 120 (11.27%) SC Cleared
26 109 (10.23%) MS Office
27 108 (10.14%) HP
27 108 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
28 104 (9.77%) PRINCE2

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 69 (6.48%) IIS
2 44 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 44 (4.13%) WebLogic
3 43 (4.04%) MS Exchange
3 43 (4.04%) WebSphere
4 33 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 31 (2.91%) Apache
6 26 (2.44%) IBM Notes
7 24 (2.25%) Oracle Application Server
8 23 (2.16%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.69%) JBoss
9 18 (1.69%) Tuxedo
10 17 (1.60%) MQSeries
11 16 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
13 13 (1.22%) IBM Domino
13 13 (1.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 12 (1.13%) Skype for Business
15 10 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 146 (13.71%) MS Excel
2 109 (10.23%) MS Office
3 33 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.66%) MS Project
6 6 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.094%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.094%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.94%) OpenText MBPM
5 4 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.38%) RMDS
5 4 (0.38%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.38%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.28%) assyst
6 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.094%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.094%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.094%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 93 (8.73%) SaaS
2 82 (7.70%) IaaS
3 79 (7.42%) PaaS
4 45 (4.23%) Office 365
5 27 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (0.94%) HP Helion
8 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.19%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.094%) GitHub
10 1 (0.094%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.094%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.094%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 97 (9.11%) DNS
2 79 (7.42%) DHCP
2 79 (7.42%) WAN
3 78 (7.32%) Firewall
4 68 (6.38%) TCP/IP
5 61 (5.73%) LAN
6 54 (5.07%) Internet
7 38 (3.57%) SAN
7 38 (3.57%) SSL
8 37 (3.47%) VPN
9 34 (3.19%) MPLS
9 34 (3.19%) Wireless
10 25 (2.35%) Network Security
11 22 (2.07%) LDAP
12 20 (1.88%) IPsec
13 19 (1.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
15 16 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (1.50%) HTTP
16 14 (1.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 25 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (1.03%) MySQL
6 9 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.75%) OLTP
7 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.66%) DB2
9 6 (0.56%) PowerCenter
9 6 (0.56%) SAP HANA
10 5 (0.47%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.47%) MS Access
10 5 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 5 (0.47%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.38%) Big Data
11 4 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 31 (2.91%) JIRA
2 21 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (1.22%) CA Gen
5 12 (1.13%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.03%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.94%) Subversion
8 9 (0.85%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.85%) Hudson
8 9 (0.85%) MSBuild
8 9 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.66%) MSI
10 5 (0.47%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.38%) Ant
11 4 (0.38%) JMeter
11 4 (0.38%) Log4j
11 4 (0.38%) Maven
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.28%) PVCS
General
1 213 (20.00%) Finance
2 83 (7.79%) Banking
3 38 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.10%) Legal
5 27 (2.54%) Retail
6 19 (1.78%) Front Office
6 19 (1.78%) Law
7 18 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.60%) Military
9 15 (1.41%) Back Office
9 15 (1.41%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.66%) Marketing
12 5 (0.47%) German Language
12 5 (0.47%) Publishing
13 3 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.094%) Billing
15 1 (0.094%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 181 (17.00%) Analyst
2 71 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 68 (6.38%) Service Analyst
4 66 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 64 (6.01%) Problem Manager
6 62 (5.82%) Support Engineer
7 61 (5.73%) Administrator
8 60 (5.63%) Service Manager
9 54 (5.07%) Developer
10 53 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
11 44 (4.13%) Incident Manager
12 42 (3.94%) Applications Support
13 41 (3.85%) Consultant
14 37 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
14 37 (3.47%) DBA
15 35 (3.29%) Network Engineer
16 33 (3.10%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
17 32 (3.00%) Operations Engineer
18 30 (2.82%) Windows Engineer
19 27 (2.54%) ITIL Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.63%) Middleware
2 36 (3.38%) J2EE
3 30 (2.82%) .NET
4 29 (2.72%) XML
5 26 (2.44%) HTML
6 25 (2.35%) Web Services
7 21 (1.97%) CSS
8 19 (1.78%) IBM Integration Bus
9 14 (1.31%) Software Packaging
10 12 (1.13%) .NET Framework
11 11 (1.03%) SOAP
12 8 (0.75%) 802.1X
12 8 (0.75%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (0.66%) HTML5
13 7 (0.66%) jQuery
14 6 (0.56%) Ajax
14 6 (0.56%) PhoneGap
14 6 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 143 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (9.48%) Management Information System
3 77 (7.23%) Data Centre
4 44 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 43 (4.04%) Blackberry
6 39 (3.66%) Clustering
7 38 (3.57%) CMDB
8 22 (2.07%) iPhone
9 19 (1.78%) Cryptography
9 19 (1.78%) iPad
10 18 (1.69%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.50%) Statistics
12 15 (1.41%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.41%) Replication
13 14 (1.31%) BYOD
13 14 (1.31%) Tandem
14 13 (1.22%) Driving Licence
14 13 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (1.13%) Mainframe
15 12 (1.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 396 (37.18%) Windows
2 171 (16.06%) Unix
3 163 (15.31%) Windows Server
4 159 (14.93%) Linux
5 93 (8.73%) Windows 7
6 78 (7.32%) AIX
7 69 (6.48%) Solaris
8 67 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 64 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 60 (5.63%) Windows XP
11 41 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (2.54%) Windows 10
12 27 (2.54%) Windows 2000
13 26 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (1.31%) Windows 8
15 13 (1.22%) HPUX
15 13 (1.22%) OS/390
16 12 (1.13%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.85%) zOS
18 7 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (61.22%) ITIL
2 370 (34.74%) Change Management
3 292 (27.42%) Incident Management
4 277 (26.01%) Service Management
5 237 (22.25%) Service Delivery
6 165 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
7 151 (14.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 147 (13.80%) ITSM
9 130 (12.21%) Configuration Management
10 121 (11.36%) DevOps
10 121 (11.36%) Release Management
11 108 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 104 (9.77%) PRINCE2
13 96 (9.01%) ITIL V3
14 95 (8.92%) Open Source
15 94 (8.83%) Project Management
16 68 (6.38%) Process Improvement
17 59 (5.54%) Data Management
18 55 (5.16%) Change Control
19 51 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (15.12%) SQL
2 83 (7.79%) Java
3 47 (4.41%) PowerShell
4 43 (4.04%) Perl
5 36 (3.38%) Shell Script
6 28 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 19 (1.78%) PL/SQL
8 16 (1.50%) C++
9 14 (1.31%) Python
10 13 (1.22%) C
10 13 (1.22%) VB
11 8 (0.75%) C#
12 6 (0.56%) ABAP
12 6 (0.56%) VBA
13 3 (0.28%) COBOL
14 2 (0.19%) PHP
14 2 (0.19%) Ruby
14 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.19%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.094%) VB6
Qualifications
1 183 (17.18%) Security Cleared
2 120 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 84 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
4 64 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (5.92%) Degree
6 57 (5.35%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 39 (3.66%) CCNA
9 38 (3.57%) MCSE
10 35 (3.29%) DV Cleared
11 30 (2.82%) CCNP
12 25 (2.35%) MCP
13 20 (1.88%) CISSP
14 17 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (1.50%) CCA
15 16 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (1.31%) CCIE
17 13 (1.22%) MCSA
18 10 (0.94%) MCTS
19 9 (0.85%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (15.59%) SLA
2 46 (4.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 30 (2.82%) ISO 9001
4 27 (2.54%) QA
5 16 (1.50%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.47%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.094%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.094%) RMADS
9 1 (0.094%) SEPA
9 1 (0.094%) WCAG
System Software
1 215 (20.19%) Active Directory
2 102 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 31 (2.91%) vSphere
5 28 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 25 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (2.16%) Firmware
8 22 (2.07%) XenApp
9 21 (1.97%) Hyper-V
10 20 (1.88%) XenDesktop
11 14 (1.31%) Terminal Services
12 13 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 10 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.85%) KVM
14 9 (0.85%) VMware ESX
15 7 (0.66%) NDS
15 7 (0.66%) Veritas File System
15 7 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 5 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
17 3 (0.28%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 52 (4.88%) SCCM
2 30 (2.82%) NetBackup
3 28 (2.63%) SCOM
4 27 (2.54%) Puppet
5 26 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 22 (2.07%) Tivoli
7 13 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
7 13 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (0.94%) OpenView
9 9 (0.85%) Ansible
9 9 (0.85%) HP SiteScope
9 9 (0.85%) WSUS
10 8 (0.75%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.66%) Dollar Universe
11 7 (0.66%) EdgeSight
11 7 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (0.66%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 314 (29.48%) Microsoft
2 164 (15.40%) Oracle
3 132 (12.39%) VMware
4 108 (10.14%) HP
5 95 (8.92%) Cisco
6 81 (7.61%) Citrix
7 72 (6.76%) ServiceNow
8 52 (4.88%) Remedy
9 47 (4.41%) IBM
10 41 (3.85%) SAP
11 38 (3.57%) Red Hat
12 30 (2.82%) Sun
13 26 (2.44%) Lotus
14 25 (2.35%) Veritas
15 24 (2.25%) CA
15 24 (2.25%) Symantec
16 23 (2.16%) CheckPoint
17 22 (2.07%) F5
17 22 (2.07%) Juniper
18 20 (1.88%) EMC
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London
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Swansea, West Glamorgan
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Plan-net
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Swansea, West Glamorgan
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