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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 228 266 271
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +5
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 568 451 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 0.82% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.03% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 263 248
Median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £178 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.88 £11.90 £16.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +28.57%

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
44382 43894 42128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 79.60% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29500 28277 26434
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1174 1216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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 June 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 June 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 +44 549 £352 +1.88% 96
London -19 151 £400 +10.34% 27
North East +9 114 £275 +129.16% 3
Tyne and Wear -1 113 £275 +129.16% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 112 £275 +129.16% 2
South East +14 102 £400 +3.35% 17
Berkshire +22 52 £375 -7.97% 6
North West -3 47 £413 +41.02% 8
Yorkshire +14 45 £413 +50.00% 4
West Yorkshire +17 40 £400 +45.45% 3
South West +26 36 £250 -32.43% 12
Leeds +14 35 £525 +90.90% 1
City of London +11 26 £488 +39.28% 5
West Midlands -5 26 £325 +2.10% 10
Cheshire +10 24 £400 -11.11% 1
Bracknell - 20 £275 -
East of England +15 16 £363 -18.30% 8
Wiltshire +5 16 £250 - 3
Buckinghamshire +15 13 £395 +38.11%
Surrey -2 13 £430 +22.85% 5
Milton Keynes +14 12 £400 +44.40%
Reading +3 12 - - 4
Warrington 0 12 £425 -
East Midlands -5 12 £425 +70.00% 7
Manchester -23 12 £450 +89.47% 4
Scotland -24 12 £351 +27.63% 4
Hampshire +5 9 £239 -25.29% 2
Dorset 0 9 £400 -
Birmingham -2 8 £253 -22.08% 4
Shropshire -26 8 £460 +47.20%

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 669 (60.16%) ITIL
2 418 (37.59%) Windows
3 354 (31.83%) Incident Management
4 352 (31.65%) Change Management
5 278 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 256 (23.02%) Service Management
7 252 (22.66%) Service Delivery
8 237 (21.31%) Finance
9 216 (19.42%) SLA
10 196 (17.63%) Security Cleared
11 187 (16.82%) Active Directory
12 181 (16.28%) Unix
13 174 (15.65%) Root Cause Analysis
14 168 (15.11%) SQL
15 160 (14.39%) Oracle
16 159 (14.30%) Windows Server
17 157 (14.12%) Configuration Management
18 144 (12.95%) Linux
19 135 (12.14%) VMware
20 132 (11.87%) Project Management
20 132 (11.87%) SC Cleared
21 125 (11.24%) MS Office
22 124 (11.15%) Release Management
23 118 (10.61%) HP
24 114 (10.25%) SQL Server
25 108 (9.71%) Cisco
25 108 (9.71%) MS Excel
26 106 (9.53%) Agile Software Development
27 105 (9.44%) ITIL Certification
28 103 (9.26%) ITSM

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 77 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 69 (6.21%) IIS
3 44 (3.96%) WebLogic
4 42 (3.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 38 (3.42%) SharePoint
6 36 (3.24%) WebSphere
7 28 (2.52%) Apache
8 25 (2.25%) Skype for Business
9 24 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 22 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
11 21 (1.89%) Tomcat
12 20 (1.80%) IBM Notes
13 19 (1.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 17 (1.53%) MQSeries
14 17 (1.53%) Tuxedo
15 14 (1.26%) Oracle Application Server
16 12 (1.08%) AquaLogic
16 12 (1.08%) Confluence
17 9 (0.81%) JBoss
17 9 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 125 (11.24%) MS Office
2 108 (9.71%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.08%) MS Project
5 9 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.63%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.36%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.08%) OpenText MBPM
3 7 (0.63%) RMDS
4 4 (0.36%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.27%) assyst
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.090%) Endur
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.090%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.090%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.090%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.090%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.090%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.86%) SaaS
2 36 (3.24%) Office 365
2 36 (3.24%) PaaS
3 35 (3.15%) IaaS
4 18 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.090%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 99 (8.90%) DNS
2 93 (8.36%) Firewall
3 78 (7.01%) LAN
4 77 (6.92%) DHCP
5 75 (6.74%) WAN
6 73 (6.56%) TCP/IP
7 52 (4.68%) SAN
8 44 (3.96%) SSL
9 39 (3.51%) Internet
10 35 (3.15%) MPLS
11 31 (2.79%) VPN
12 25 (2.25%) LDAP
13 24 (2.16%) BGP
14 23 (2.07%) Wireless
15 21 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (1.89%) Ethernet
15 21 (1.89%) IPsec
15 21 (1.89%) NAS
15 21 (1.89%) Network Security
15 21 (1.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.98%) Hadoop
2 22 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (1.62%) Big Data
4 18 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (1.62%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.17%) MS Access
6 11 (0.99%) Pentaho
6 11 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.81%) DB2
8 8 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (0.63%) Apache Hive
9 7 (0.63%) MySQL
10 6 (0.54%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.45%) HBase
11 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (2.43%) JIRA
2 8 (0.72%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (0.72%) HP UFT
2 8 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.72%) LoadRunner
3 7 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.54%) MSI
4 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.36%) Subversion
7 3 (0.27%) Build Forge
7 3 (0.27%) Maven
7 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.18%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.18%) Hudson
8 2 (0.18%) Introscope
8 2 (0.18%) JMeter
8 2 (0.18%) Mercurial
General
1 237 (21.31%) Finance
2 83 (7.46%) Banking
3 56 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.15%) Legal
5 21 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 21 (1.89%) Front Office
6 19 (1.71%) Law
7 16 (1.44%) Back Office
8 15 (1.35%) Retail
9 13 (1.17%) Billing
10 10 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.81%) Marketing
12 8 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.72%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.63%) French Language
13 7 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.45%) Advertising
14 5 (0.45%) Electronics
14 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 167 (15.02%) Analyst
2 93 (8.36%) Service Manager
3 78 (7.01%) Support Engineer
4 68 (6.12%) Service Analyst
5 63 (5.67%) Developer
6 61 (5.49%) Support Analyst
7 60 (5.40%) Incident Manager
8 53 (4.77%) Applications Support
8 53 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 50 (4.50%) Consultant
10 46 (4.14%) Problem Manager
11 44 (3.96%) Administrator
12 43 (3.87%) Network Engineer
12 43 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
13 40 (3.60%) ITIL Manager
14 33 (2.97%) Services Delivery Manager
15 32 (2.88%) Team Leader
16 31 (2.79%) IT Manager
16 31 (2.79%) Project Manager
17 30 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.68%) Middleware
2 38 (3.42%) J2EE
3 25 (2.25%) Web Services
4 23 (2.07%) HTML
5 18 (1.62%) CSS
6 17 (1.53%) .NET
6 17 (1.53%) IBM Integration Bus
7 14 (1.26%) XML
8 12 (1.08%) Ajax
9 11 (0.99%) 802.1X
10 10 (0.90%) .NET Framework
11 9 (0.81%) jQuery
11 9 (0.81%) Spring
12 6 (0.54%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.54%) ISPF
13 5 (0.45%) JDBC
13 5 (0.45%) JSP
13 5 (0.45%) Web Services Management
14 4 (0.36%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (7.73%) Management Information System
3 69 (6.21%) Data Centre
4 58 (5.22%) CMDB
5 51 (4.59%) Blackberry
6 40 (3.60%) Clustering
7 33 (2.97%) Replication
8 30 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 30 (2.70%) Statistics
9 27 (2.43%) Mainframe
10 23 (2.07%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.98%) Fat Client
11 22 (1.98%) Thin Client
12 19 (1.71%) Hedge funds
13 16 (1.44%) iPhone
14 15 (1.35%) Driving Licence
15 14 (1.26%) Cryptography
15 14 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (1.17%) iPad
16 13 (1.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 418 (37.59%) Windows
2 181 (16.28%) Unix
3 159 (14.30%) Windows Server
4 144 (12.95%) Linux
5 99 (8.90%) Windows 7
6 87 (7.82%) Solaris
7 85 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (6.83%) AIX
9 70 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (4.86%) Windows XP
11 48 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 40 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (2.52%) Windows 10
14 19 (1.71%) Apple iOS
15 18 (1.62%) Windows 8
16 17 (1.53%) Mac OS X
17 15 (1.35%) OS/390
18 14 (1.26%) HPUX
19 8 (0.72%) Windows 2000
19 8 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (60.16%) ITIL
2 354 (31.83%) Incident Management
3 352 (31.65%) Change Management
4 256 (23.02%) Service Management
5 252 (22.66%) Service Delivery
6 174 (15.65%) Root Cause Analysis
7 157 (14.12%) Configuration Management
8 132 (11.87%) Project Management
9 124 (11.15%) Release Management
10 106 (9.53%) Agile Software Development
11 103 (9.26%) ITSM
12 98 (8.81%) ITIL V3
13 78 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
14 73 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
15 64 (5.76%) PRINCE2
16 61 (5.49%) Change Control
17 52 (4.68%) Business Continuity
17 52 (4.68%) Process Improvement
18 51 (4.59%) Capacity Management
18 51 (4.59%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (15.11%) SQL
2 81 (7.28%) Java
3 61 (5.49%) Shell Script
4 56 (5.04%) Perl
5 53 (4.77%) PowerShell
6 42 (3.78%) JavaScript
7 39 (3.51%) C++
8 38 (3.42%) Python
9 29 (2.61%) C
10 23 (2.07%) PL/SQL
10 23 (2.07%) VB
11 21 (1.89%) C#
12 15 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.81%) COBOL
13 9 (0.81%) JCL
13 9 (0.81%) VBA
14 5 (0.45%) VBScript
15 3 (0.27%) Groovy
15 3 (0.27%) REXX
16 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 196 (17.63%) Security Cleared
2 132 (11.87%) SC Cleared
3 105 (9.44%) ITIL Certification
4 92 (8.27%) Degree
5 60 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 51 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 33 (2.97%) CCNP
9 31 (2.79%) CCNA
10 30 (2.70%) DV Cleared
11 19 (1.71%) MCP
12 18 (1.62%) MCSE
12 18 (1.62%) PMI Certification
13 15 (1.35%) CISSP
14 14 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (1.17%) CCIE
16 11 (0.99%) MCSA
17 9 (0.81%) MCTS
18 8 (0.72%) AAT
18 8 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (19.42%) SLA
2 40 (3.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 36 (3.24%) ISO 9001
4 21 (1.89%) QA
5 14 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.36%) RMADS
8 3 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.18%) COBIT
10 1 (0.090%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 187 (16.82%) Active Directory
2 93 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.88%) VMware ESX
4 27 (2.43%) XenApp
5 20 (1.80%) vSphere
6 19 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 15 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.08%) Firmware
10 10 (0.90%) Terminal Server
10 10 (0.90%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.72%) KVM
12 7 (0.63%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.54%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.54%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (0.45%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 75 (6.74%) SCCM
2 45 (4.05%) NetBackup
3 31 (2.79%) Tivoli
4 26 (2.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 25 (2.25%) Puppet
6 24 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
8 21 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (1.80%) SCOM
10 15 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
11 12 (1.08%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
11 12 (1.08%) Perfmon
12 11 (0.99%) HP SiteScope
13 10 (0.90%) Netcool
13 10 (0.90%) OpenView
14 9 (0.81%) BladeLogic
14 9 (0.81%) HP SIM
14 9 (0.81%) Unicenter
15 8 (0.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 278 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 160 (14.39%) Oracle
3 135 (12.14%) VMware
4 118 (10.61%) HP
5 108 (9.71%) Cisco
6 87 (7.82%) Citrix
7 58 (5.22%) ServiceNow
8 45 (4.05%) Remedy
9 42 (3.78%) IBM
10 32 (2.88%) BMC
11 30 (2.70%) CA
11 30 (2.70%) Symantec
11 30 (2.70%) Veritas
12 29 (2.61%) Red Hat
13 27 (2.43%) F5
14 26 (2.34%) EMC
15 25 (2.25%) CheckPoint
16 22 (1.98%) Juniper
17 20 (1.80%) Informatica
17 20 (1.80%) Lotus
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Code IT Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £296 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £323 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IBS Consulting
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Slough
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago