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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 247 208 273
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +65
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 423 477 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.97% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.29% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 207 154
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£371 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.41% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £209 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 9
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.25 £14.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +18.96%

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
38766 37025 32628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.08% 75.02% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24251 22404 19497
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £567 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1079 1146
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £52.30 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -29 407 £373 +2.75% 139
London +5 175 £423 +11.47% 51
South East -59 68 £316 -12.75% 23
City of London +17 48 £364 +13.75% 11
West Midlands +11 36 £294 -20.60% 4
East of England +28 28 £275 +30.95% 20
Yorkshire +2 26 £275 -12.00% 10
West Yorkshire +5 21 £270 -1.81% 3
East Midlands -7 20 £335 +127.11% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 19 £364 +31.18% 4
Tyne and Wear +11 19 £364 +38.68% 4
North East +9 19 £364 +38.68% 4
Buckinghamshire -9 18 £325 +8.33% 5
South West -15 18 £350 - 11
Leeds -7 16 £265 +6.00% 1
North West -31 15 £450 +7.14% 10
West Sussex -7 14 £450 +20.00%
Berkshire -58 13 £250 -18.69% 5
Manchester -17 12 £500 +18.34% 8
Leicestershire +13 11 £343 -39.11% 3
Worthing -2 11 £450 +20.00%
Birmingham +2 10 - -
Surrey -7 9 £319 -15.00% 3
Telford 0 8 £513 +22.02% 2
Hampshire -7 8 £140 -55.20% 5
Shropshire -8 8 £513 +22.02% 2
Gloucestershire -9 8 £130 -61.93% 4
Essex +14 7 £275 +48.64% 2
Bedfordshire +3 7 £313 +7.75% 4
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £104 -

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 444 (51.03%) ITIL
2 246 (28.28%) Windows
3 229 (26.32%) Service Management
4 198 (22.76%) Incident Management
5 187 (21.49%) Finance
6 183 (21.03%) Microsoft
7 177 (20.34%) Change Management
8 136 (15.63%) SLA
8 136 (15.63%) Oracle
9 132 (15.17%) Security Cleared
10 130 (14.94%) SQL
11 128 (14.71%) Service Delivery
12 115 (13.22%) Configuration Management
13 107 (12.30%) UNIX
14 103 (11.84%) VMware
14 103 (11.84%) SC Cleared
15 101 (11.61%) MS Office
16 100 (11.49%) HP
17 95 (10.92%) Project Management
18 94 (10.80%) Linux
19 88 (10.11%) Active Directory
19 88 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
20 81 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
21 78 (8.97%) Root Cause Analysis
21 78 (8.97%) MS Excel
22 76 (8.74%) Release Management
23 74 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
24 73 (8.39%) SQL Server
25 72 (8.28%) Citrix
26 71 (8.16%) Java

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 45 (5.17%) Apache
2 43 (4.94%) IIS
3 39 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 35 (4.02%) WebLogic
5 22 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 20 (2.30%) WebSphere
7 18 (2.07%) Tomcat
7 18 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (1.84%) SAS
9 13 (1.49%) AquaLogic
10 11 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.92%) Documentum
13 8 (0.92%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.80%) JBoss
15 6 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.57%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 101 (11.61%) MS Office
2 78 (8.97%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.46%) MS Project
6 2 (0.23%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.23%) Simulink
6 2 (0.23%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.69%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.69%) LatentZero
5 6 (0.69%) RMDS
6 5 (0.57%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.34%) Cordys
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.34%) Maximo
8 2 (0.23%) Agresso
8 2 (0.23%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.23%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.23%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.69%) PaaS
2 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.46%) SaaS
3 4 (0.46%) IaaS
4 3 (0.34%) Office 365
4 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.32%) Firewall
2 51 (5.86%) SAN
3 38 (4.37%) DNS
4 37 (4.25%) LAN
5 27 (3.10%) DHCP
6 26 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 22 (2.53%) WAN
8 21 (2.41%) Internet
8 21 (2.41%) BIG-IP
9 18 (2.07%) VPN
10 15 (1.72%) Intranet
11 13 (1.49%) HTTP
11 13 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (1.38%) LDAP
13 11 (1.26%) MPLS
14 10 (1.15%) 3G
14 10 (1.15%) LTE
14 10 (1.15%) NAS
15 8 (0.92%) Network Security
15 8 (0.92%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.91%) Oracle Database
3 29 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
4 16 (1.84%) MySQL
4 16 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (1.15%) Data Mining
7 10 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.69%) EDRMS
10 6 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 5 (0.57%) DTS
11 5 (0.57%) MS Access
11 5 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (2.07%) JIRA
1 18 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.84%) Subversion
3 15 (1.72%) Ant
4 13 (1.49%) MSI
5 8 (0.92%) Maven
5 8 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.92%) Mercurial
6 7 (0.80%) CA Gen
6 7 (0.80%) Introscope
7 6 (0.69%) JMeter
7 6 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (0.69%) LoadRunner
7 6 (0.69%) MSBuild
7 6 (0.69%) Gradle
8 5 (0.57%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.46%) Facilita Forecast
10 3 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 187 (21.49%) Finance
2 60 (6.90%) Banking
3 37 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.30%) Front Office
6 17 (1.95%) Retail
7 13 (1.49%) Legal
7 13 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.26%) Local Government
8 11 (1.26%) Law
9 9 (1.03%) Back Office
10 7 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.80%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.69%) French Language
11 6 (0.69%) German Language
11 6 (0.69%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.57%) Marketing
12 5 (0.57%) Billing
13 4 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 205 (23.56%) Analyst
2 75 (8.62%) Support Analyst
3 61 (7.01%) Service Manager
4 53 (6.09%) Developer
4 53 (6.09%) Problem Manager
5 50 (5.75%) Applications Support
6 44 (5.06%) Support Engineer
6 44 (5.06%) Incident Manager
7 39 (4.48%) Desktop Support
8 37 (4.25%) Administrator
9 34 (3.91%) Service Analyst
10 32 (3.68%) Consultant
11 31 (3.56%) Delivery Manager
12 24 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (2.76%) Applications Support Analyst
13 23 (2.64%) Services Delivery Manager
14 22 (2.53%) Desktop Engineer
15 21 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
15 21 (2.41%) 3rd Line Support
16 19 (2.18%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.60%) Middleware
2 31 (3.56%) J2EE
3 26 (2.99%) .NET
4 20 (2.30%) Web Services
5 14 (1.61%) Java EE
6 13 (1.49%) XML
7 12 (1.38%) Rendezvous
8 10 (1.15%) SOAP
8 10 (1.15%) Application Packaging
9 9 (1.03%) JDBC
10 8 (0.92%) JMS
11 7 (0.80%) CSS
11 7 (0.80%) HTML
11 7 (0.80%) JNDI
12 6 (0.69%) Django
12 6 (0.69%) SAX
13 5 (0.57%) LAMP
14 4 (0.46%) JSON
14 4 (0.46%) EDI
14 4 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 34 (3.91%) Blackberry
4 24 (2.76%) Clustering
5 20 (2.30%) Fixed Income
6 19 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.84%) CMDB
8 15 (1.72%) Equities
8 15 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.38%) Statistics
10 11 (1.26%) Replication
11 8 (0.92%) Smartphone
11 8 (0.92%) Derivative
11 8 (0.92%) User Experience
12 7 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.80%) DataPower
12 7 (0.80%) iSeries
12 7 (0.80%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.80%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.80%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 246 (28.28%) Windows
2 107 (12.30%) UNIX
3 94 (10.80%) Linux
4 81 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (8.16%) Windows 7
6 70 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (3.79%) Windows XP
9 31 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (2.76%) Windows 8
11 16 (1.84%) Windows 2000
11 16 (1.84%) HPUX
12 15 (1.72%) Solaris
13 9 (1.03%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.80%) CentOS
14 7 (0.80%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.80%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.69%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.57%) AIX
17 3 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (51.03%) ITIL
2 229 (26.32%) Service Management
3 198 (22.76%) Incident Management
4 177 (20.34%) Change Management
5 128 (14.71%) Service Delivery
6 115 (13.22%) Configuration Management
7 95 (10.92%) Project Management
8 78 (8.97%) Root Cause Analysis
9 76 (8.74%) Release Management
10 74 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 60 (6.90%) Capacity Management
12 59 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
13 58 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 54 (6.21%) ITSM
15 48 (5.52%) Performance Management
16 44 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
17 43 (4.94%) Migration
17 43 (4.94%) ITIL V3
18 40 (4.60%) Coaching
19 35 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 130 (14.94%) SQL
2 71 (8.16%) Java
3 35 (4.02%) Shell Script
4 32 (3.68%) PL/SQL
5 28 (3.22%) Perl
6 24 (2.76%) PowerShell
7 22 (2.53%) Python
8 17 (1.95%) VB
9 16 (1.84%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.38%) VBA
10 12 (1.38%) VBScript
11 10 (1.15%) C#
12 9 (1.03%) C++
13 8 (0.92%) C
14 7 (0.80%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 5 (0.57%) Ruby
15 5 (0.57%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.34%) PHP
16 3 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 132 (15.17%) Security Cleared
2 103 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 56 (6.44%) ITIL Certification
4 53 (6.09%) Degree
5 40 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (2.64%) VCP4
8 22 (2.53%) CCNA
9 20 (2.30%) MCITP
10 16 (1.84%) MCP
10 16 (1.84%) MCSE
11 15 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (1.49%) CCNP
13 9 (1.03%) CISSP
13 9 (1.03%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.80%) MCSA
14 7 (0.80%) CCIE
14 7 (0.80%) RHCT
15 6 (0.69%) CCSA
15 6 (0.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (15.63%) SLA
2 38 (4.37%) QA
3 15 (1.72%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.69%) COBIT
7 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.23%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.11%) BS15000
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 88 (10.11%) Active Directory
2 67 (7.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.68%) XenApp
4 20 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.95%) vSphere
6 14 (1.61%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.49%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.15%) Xen
10 9 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.92%) NLBS
12 6 (0.69%) Squid
12 6 (0.69%) UAG
13 5 (0.57%) Firmware
13 5 (0.57%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.46%) NFS
15 3 (0.34%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (5.63%) SCCM
2 19 (2.18%) WSUS
3 16 (1.84%) SCOM
3 16 (1.84%) OpenView
3 16 (1.84%) ITRS Geneos
4 13 (1.49%) NetBackup
4 13 (1.49%) BladeLogic
5 12 (1.38%) SCSM
6 11 (1.26%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (0.80%) Control-M
8 7 (0.80%) Nagios
8 7 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
10 5 (0.57%) Puppet
10 5 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 183 (21.03%) Microsoft
2 136 (15.63%) Oracle
3 103 (11.84%) VMware
4 100 (11.49%) HP
5 72 (8.28%) Citrix
6 71 (8.16%) Cisco
7 41 (4.71%) IBM
8 39 (4.48%) Red Hat
9 38 (4.37%) Remedy
10 27 (3.10%) NetApp
11 26 (2.99%) CheckPoint
12 25 (2.87%) Business Objects
12 25 (2.87%) F5
13 23 (2.64%) SAP
13 23 (2.64%) EMC
14 22 (2.53%) ServiceNow
15 21 (2.41%) Pega
16 19 (2.18%) Informatica
17 18 (2.07%) BMC
18 16 (1.84%) Splunk
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £230 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Fusion Experience
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Nakama
Rate: Up to £478.50 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago