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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 257 243 235
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 450 455 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.84% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.12% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 259 205
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 £175 £160 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 19
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £15.40 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £17.45 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+48.99% -0.28%

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
42506 40759 35272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.19% 75.21% 74.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27024 25787 21116
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 £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1222 1202 1055
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -19 430 £343 -2.14% 118
London +34 182 £363 -3.33% 45
South East -21 95 £325 -4.05% 22
City of London +11 44 £350 -10.25% 20
North West +9 38 £284 +15.81% 20
East of England +11 24 £444 +67.45% 7
Yorkshire -17 23 £265 -20.89% 4
Berkshire -18 22 £400 +45.45% 9
North East -5 21 £250 -33.33% 1
Manchester +11 20 £251 -33.00% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 20 £250 -33.33% 1
Tyne and Wear -5 20 £250 -33.33% 1
Hampshire +11 19 £250 +4.16% 5
West Midlands -31 19 £313 -7.40% 7
West Yorkshire -6 18 £265 -24.28% 4
South West -17 15 £375 -16.66% 6
Oxfordshire -2 14 £331 +65.62% 1
Birmingham +2 13 £275 -45.00% 4
Leeds -13 13 £265 -24.28% 2
Cheshire -5 12 £450 +83.67% 6
Buckinghamshire -6 12 £277 -20.85% 1
West Sussex -8 12 £275 -7.56%
Worthing -2 11 £275 -26.66%
Essex -1 10 £500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands -2 10 £355 +238.09% 5
Cambridgeshire +12 9 £413 -
Scotland 0 9 £350 -6.66% 2
Leicestershire +6 8 £378 +115.71%
Milton Keynes -4 8 £277 -20.85% 1
Oxford -6 7 £230 +15.00%

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 483 (54.76%) ITIL
2 249 (28.23%) Windows
2 249 (28.23%) Service Management
3 234 (26.53%) Incident Management
4 205 (23.24%) Finance
5 204 (23.13%) Change Management
6 185 (20.98%) Microsoft
7 159 (18.03%) SQL
8 156 (17.69%) Oracle
9 141 (15.99%) SLA
10 126 (14.29%) Service Delivery
11 115 (13.04%) Linux
12 111 (12.59%) UNIX
12 111 (12.59%) Active Directory
12 111 (12.59%) VMware
12 111 (12.59%) Security Cleared
13 101 (11.45%) Root Cause Analysis
13 101 (11.45%) Project Management
14 98 (11.11%) MS Office
15 95 (10.77%) Java
15 95 (10.77%) Configuration Management
16 92 (10.43%) Release Management
17 83 (9.41%) SC Cleared
17 83 (9.41%) Windows 7
17 83 (9.41%) Citrix
17 83 (9.41%) SQL Server
18 79 (8.96%) Capacity Management
19 78 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
19 78 (8.84%) ITSM
20 77 (8.73%) MS Excel

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 55 (6.24%) MS Exchange
2 48 (5.44%) IIS
3 45 (5.10%) WebLogic
4 44 (4.99%) Apache
5 26 (2.95%) SharePoint
6 25 (2.83%) Tomcat
7 22 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (2.49%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.81%) SAS
9 14 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.47%) Lync
10 13 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.25%) AquaLogic
12 9 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.68%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.68%) Documentum
14 6 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 98 (11.11%) MS Office
2 77 (8.73%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.13%) MS Project
6 2 (0.23%) Simulink
6 2 (0.23%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.23%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.25%) RMDS
3 11 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.68%) thinkFolio
6 5 (0.57%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.34%) Eikon
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.34%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.34%) Exstream
8 2 (0.23%) Maximo
8 2 (0.23%) Agresso
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.02%) Office 365
4 8 (0.91%) SaaS
5 6 (0.68%) PaaS
6 3 (0.34%) IaaS
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.46%) Firewall
2 51 (5.78%) LAN
3 45 (5.10%) DNS
4 38 (4.31%) SAN
5 33 (3.74%) WAN
6 32 (3.63%) DHCP
7 25 (2.83%) BIG-IP
8 23 (2.61%) TCP/IP
9 22 (2.49%) VPN
9 22 (2.49%) Internet
10 17 (1.93%) LDAP
10 17 (1.93%) MPLS
11 15 (1.70%) VoIP
12 14 (1.59%) DSL
13 12 (1.36%) Intranet
13 12 (1.36%) HTTP
13 12 (1.36%) NAS
14 11 (1.25%) SSL
15 10 (1.13%) BGP
16 9 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.22%) Oracle Database
3 29 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.36%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (1.25%) MySQL
6 10 (1.13%) Data Mining
6 10 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.57%) DTS
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (0.45%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.45%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 34 (3.85%) Ant
2 26 (2.95%) JIRA
3 21 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 20 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 19 (2.15%) Subversion
6 18 (2.04%) Maven
7 17 (1.93%) TeamCity
8 16 (1.81%) Mercurial
9 15 (1.70%) Gradle
9 15 (1.70%) MSBuild
10 10 (1.13%) CA Gen
11 8 (0.91%) Introscope
11 8 (0.91%) JMeter
11 8 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (0.57%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.57%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.45%) ClearCase
General
1 205 (23.24%) Finance
2 52 (5.90%) Banking
3 44 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.72%) Front Office
5 18 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 18 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.93%) Legal
7 12 (1.36%) Law
7 12 (1.36%) Back Office
8 11 (1.25%) Retail
8 11 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.68%) Billing
11 5 (0.57%) Publishing
12 4 (0.45%) Automotive
12 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.45%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.34%) Local Government
13 3 (0.34%) German Language
13 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 194 (22.00%) Analyst
2 78 (8.84%) Incident Manager
3 72 (8.16%) Service Manager
4 70 (7.94%) Support Analyst
5 58 (6.58%) Problem Manager
6 55 (6.24%) Support Engineer
7 48 (5.44%) Developer
8 43 (4.88%) Administrator
9 39 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (4.31%) Desktop Support
11 37 (4.20%) Applications Support
12 35 (3.97%) Service Analyst
13 31 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
14 29 (3.29%) Consultant
15 26 (2.95%) Delivery Manager
16 23 (2.61%) Incident & Problem Manager
16 23 (2.61%) Major Incident Manager
17 22 (2.49%) Senior Analyst
17 22 (2.49%) Services Delivery Manager
18 21 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.22%) .NET
2 44 (4.99%) J2EE
3 40 (4.54%) Middleware
4 29 (3.29%) Web Services
5 20 (2.27%) Rendezvous
6 19 (2.15%) SOAP
7 15 (1.70%) Django
8 12 (1.36%) JMS
9 11 (1.25%) Java EE
9 11 (1.25%) JDBC
10 10 (1.13%) XML
11 9 (1.02%) JNDI
11 9 (1.02%) HTML
11 9 (1.02%) CSS
12 6 (0.68%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.68%) Application Packaging
13 5 (0.57%) JSON
13 5 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (0.45%) XSLT
14 4 (0.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 34 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 29 (3.29%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.83%) Fixed Income
6 23 (2.61%) Clustering
7 22 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 21 (2.38%) Statistics
9 17 (1.93%) CMDB
10 16 (1.81%) Replication
11 13 (1.47%) Fat Client
11 13 (1.47%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.25%) Equities
13 10 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.91%) NHS
14 8 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.91%) DataPower
15 7 (0.79%) User Experience
16 6 (0.68%) iSeries
16 6 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 249 (28.23%) Windows
2 115 (13.04%) Linux
3 111 (12.59%) UNIX
4 83 (9.41%) Windows 7
5 78 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (3.63%) Windows XP
10 23 (2.61%) Windows 8
11 18 (2.04%) Solaris
12 14 (1.59%) HPUX
13 10 (1.13%) Windows 2000
13 10 (1.13%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.02%) AIX
15 5 (0.57%) Android
15 5 (0.57%) CentOS
16 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (54.76%) ITIL
2 249 (28.23%) Service Management
3 234 (26.53%) Incident Management
4 204 (23.13%) Change Management
5 126 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 101 (11.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 101 (11.45%) Project Management
7 95 (10.77%) Configuration Management
8 92 (10.43%) Release Management
9 79 (8.96%) Capacity Management
10 78 (8.84%) ITSM
11 73 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 59 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 56 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
14 48 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
15 45 (5.10%) Performance Management
15 45 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (4.99%) Migration
17 43 (4.88%) ITIL V3
18 38 (4.31%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (18.03%) SQL
2 95 (10.77%) Java
3 51 (5.78%) Shell Script
4 39 (4.42%) PL/SQL
5 34 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 32 (3.63%) Python
6 32 (3.63%) PowerShell
7 31 (3.51%) Perl
8 21 (2.38%) C++
9 16 (1.81%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 13 (1.47%) VB
11 11 (1.25%) VBScript
11 11 (1.25%) C#
12 9 (1.02%) C
13 6 (0.68%) VBA
14 5 (0.57%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.34%) XPath
15 3 (0.34%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 111 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 83 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 58 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
4 53 (6.01%) Degree
5 49 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (2.95%) MCSE
8 21 (2.38%) CCNA
9 19 (2.15%) MCITP
10 14 (1.59%) MCP
11 13 (1.47%) MCSA
12 12 (1.36%) DV Cleared
13 11 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.13%) MCTS
14 10 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.68%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.68%) CCNP
17 5 (0.57%) CCIE
17 5 (0.57%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (15.99%) SLA
2 37 (4.20%) QA
3 16 (1.81%) ISO 9001
4 12 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.45%) COBIT
7 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.23%) RosettaNet
8 2 (0.23%) GxP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 111 (12.59%) Active Directory
2 66 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.06%) Hyper-V
3 27 (3.06%) XenApp
4 14 (1.59%) XenDesktop
5 12 (1.36%) NLBS
6 8 (0.91%) VMware ESX
6 8 (0.91%) Xen
7 7 (0.79%) vSphere
8 6 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.45%) XenServer
11 3 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.34%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.34%) NFS
11 3 (0.34%) HDFS
12 2 (0.23%) Samba
12 2 (0.23%) Docker
12 2 (0.23%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.23%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 53 (6.01%) SCCM
2 28 (3.17%) ITRS Geneos
3 22 (2.49%) WSUS
4 20 (2.27%) BladeLogic
5 16 (1.81%) SCOM
6 14 (1.59%) NetBackup
6 14 (1.59%) Nagios
7 12 (1.36%) Control-M
8 11 (1.25%) OpenView
8 11 (1.25%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.57%) Puppet
10 5 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.57%) SCSM
10 5 (0.57%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.57%) Icinga
11 4 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
11 4 (0.45%) OVSD
Vendors
1 185 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 156 (17.69%) Oracle
3 111 (12.59%) VMware
4 83 (9.41%) Citrix
5 68 (7.71%) Cisco
6 66 (7.48%) HP
7 47 (5.33%) Remedy
8 41 (4.65%) Red Hat
9 30 (3.40%) Informatica
10 28 (3.17%) IBM
11 27 (3.06%) Splunk
11 27 (3.06%) SAP
11 27 (3.06%) NetApp
12 24 (2.72%) Business Objects
13 23 (2.61%) ServiceNow
14 21 (2.38%) TIBCO
15 20 (2.27%) CheckPoint
15 20 (2.27%) F5
16 18 (2.04%) Pega
17 17 (1.93%) webMethods
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Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
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Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds
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Rate: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Full Permanent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £345 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £140.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per annum
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City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
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Liverpool
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Rate: £250 - £335 per day
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West Midlands
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Rate: Attractive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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