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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 269 240 252
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 494 472 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.84% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.11% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 251 202
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 28
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% +7.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £13.50 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.34 £28.25 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.25 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+42.46% +6.41%

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -24 446 £365 +4.28% 117
London -14 157 £375 +7.14% 42
South East -49 82 £409 +16.85% 33
Yorkshire +15 59 £275 -24.13% 9
North West -7 55 £338 +35.00% 10
City of London +7 46 £390 +20.00% 13
Berkshire +13 40 £400 +33.33% 8
North East -34 33 £315 -16.00% 1
West Yorkshire -3 32 £275 -27.15% 6
South West +7 31 £373 +23.14% 2
Scotland +11 29 £300 -4.61% 3
Tyne and Wear -33 29 £315 -16.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 28 £320 -14.66% 1
Leeds -9 26 £275 -27.15% 5
Cheshire +4 24 £400 +33.33% 2
Manchester -14 23 £313 +56.25% 4
North Yorkshire +16 21 £388 +17.42% 1
York +13 19 £388 +17.42%
Wiltshire +16 15 £475 -5.00% 1
Reading +5 15 £400 - 5
East Midlands +4 15 £150 -42.30% 8
Surrey -7 13 £409 +16.85% 3
West Midlands -4 11 £304 -11.69% 4
Buckinghamshire -30 11 £338 +8.00% 4
Glasgow +15 10 £300 - 2
Milton Keynes -20 9 £350 +5.66% 4
Swindon +4 8 £500 -9.09%
Bracknell +2 8 £425 -
Inverclyde - 8 £250 -
Warrington -11 7 £513 - 1

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 535 (56.38%) ITIL
2 299 (31.51%) Service Management
3 291 (30.66%) Incident Management
4 289 (30.45%) Windows
5 247 (26.03%) Change Management
6 230 (24.24%) Finance
7 207 (21.81%) Microsoft
8 171 (18.02%) SQL
9 156 (16.44%) Oracle
9 156 (16.44%) SLA
10 145 (15.28%) Service Delivery
11 133 (14.01%) UNIX
11 133 (14.01%) Linux
12 131 (13.80%) Active Directory
13 124 (13.07%) ITSM
14 116 (12.22%) VMware
14 116 (12.22%) Root Cause Analysis
14 116 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
15 115 (12.12%) Java
16 110 (11.59%) Security Cleared
17 108 (11.38%) MS Office
18 101 (10.64%) MS Excel
18 101 (10.64%) Configuration Management
19 99 (10.43%) Project Management
20 98 (10.33%) SQL Server
21 97 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
22 87 (9.17%) Cisco
23 86 (9.06%) HP
24 83 (8.75%) Firewall
24 83 (8.75%) Release Management

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 74 (7.80%) MS Exchange
2 65 (6.85%) IIS
3 55 (5.80%) WebLogic
4 42 (4.43%) SharePoint
5 34 (3.58%) Apache
6 31 (3.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (2.32%) WebSphere
7 22 (2.32%) JBoss
8 19 (2.00%) Tomcat
8 19 (2.00%) Lync
9 18 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.48%) AquaLogic
11 12 (1.26%) Oracle Application Server
12 11 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (1.16%) SAS
13 9 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.74%) MQSeries
15 7 (0.74%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 108 (11.38%) MS Office
2 101 (10.64%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.69%) MS Project
4 16 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.63%) RMDS
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.42%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.32%) Exstream
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.32%) Eikon
7 3 (0.32%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.69%) SaaS
3 15 (1.58%) Google Analytics
4 13 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (1.26%) Office 365
6 5 (0.53%) IaaS
7 2 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.11%) PaaS
8 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 83 (8.75%) Firewall
2 65 (6.85%) SAN
3 63 (6.64%) LAN
4 56 (5.90%) WAN
5 52 (5.48%) DNS
6 47 (4.95%) TCP/IP
7 33 (3.48%) MPLS
8 32 (3.37%) Internet
9 31 (3.27%) DHCP
9 31 (3.27%) BIG-IP
10 28 (2.95%) SSL
11 25 (2.63%) DSL
12 22 (2.32%) VPN
13 21 (2.21%) LDAP
13 21 (2.21%) Network Security
14 19 (2.00%) NAS
15 16 (1.69%) VoIP
16 13 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (1.26%) BGP
17 12 (1.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.16%) Oracle Database
3 22 (2.32%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (1.37%) Hadoop
7 12 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.26%) MySQL
8 11 (1.16%) Data Mining
8 11 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (0.63%) DB2
11 6 (0.63%) OLAP
11 6 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
11 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.63%) Oracle OLAP
11 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (2.85%) Ant
2 15 (1.58%) Subversion
3 14 (1.48%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.26%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.26%) Maven
5 12 (1.26%) JIRA
6 11 (1.16%) LoadRunner
7 10 (1.05%) HP UFT
7 10 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.05%) CA Gen
7 10 (1.05%) Facilita Forecast
8 9 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.95%) Mercurial
8 9 (0.95%) MSBuild
8 9 (0.95%) Gradle
8 9 (0.95%) JMeter
9 6 (0.63%) Introscope
9 6 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 230 (24.24%) Finance
2 60 (6.32%) Banking
3 40 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.95%) Legal
5 17 (1.79%) Law
5 17 (1.79%) Front Office
6 15 (1.58%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.58%) Retail
6 15 (1.58%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.05%) Back Office
10 9 (0.95%) Publishing
11 7 (0.74%) Billing
12 5 (0.53%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.42%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Advertising
14 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.21%) German Language
15 2 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 212 (22.34%) Analyst
2 94 (9.91%) Incident Manager
3 87 (9.17%) Service Manager
4 64 (6.74%) Support Analyst
5 54 (5.69%) Applications Support
5 54 (5.69%) Problem Manager
6 50 (5.27%) Support Engineer
7 48 (5.06%) Service Analyst
8 44 (4.64%) Administrator
9 42 (4.43%) Consultant
10 41 (4.32%) Developer
11 37 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 36 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
13 30 (3.16%) Delivery Manager
14 29 (3.06%) Operations Analyst
15 27 (2.85%) Service Desk Analyst
15 27 (2.85%) Services Delivery Manager
16 26 (2.74%) Applications Support Analyst
16 26 (2.74%) Major Incident Manager
17 24 (2.53%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (6.01%) .NET
2 46 (4.85%) J2EE
2 46 (4.85%) Middleware
3 39 (4.11%) Web Services
4 18 (1.90%) SOAP
5 17 (1.79%) HTML
6 14 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (1.16%) JMS
7 11 (1.16%) Rendezvous
8 9 (0.95%) CSS
8 9 (0.95%) JDBC
8 9 (0.95%) Django
8 9 (0.95%) JNDI
9 7 (0.74%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.74%) XML
10 6 (0.63%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.53%) Java EE
11 5 (0.53%) XSLT
11 5 (0.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 5 (0.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 116 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 63 (6.64%) Data Centre
4 38 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 31 (3.27%) Clustering
6 26 (2.74%) Statistics
7 24 (2.53%) Replication
8 21 (2.21%) Thin Client
8 21 (2.21%) Fat Client
9 19 (2.00%) CMDB
10 18 (1.90%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.90%) Mainframe
11 15 (1.58%) User Experience
12 13 (1.37%) Computer Science
13 12 (1.26%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.26%) Performance Metrics
14 11 (1.16%) PMI
14 11 (1.16%) Fixed Income
15 10 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
16 9 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 289 (30.45%) Windows
2 133 (14.01%) UNIX
2 133 (14.01%) Linux
3 97 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (7.48%) Windows 7
5 68 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (4.43%) Solaris
9 28 (2.95%) AIX
9 28 (2.95%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.95%) zOS
10 9 (0.95%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.74%) HPUX
13 6 (0.63%) Android
13 6 (0.63%) CentOS
14 5 (0.53%) OS/390
15 2 (0.21%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (56.38%) ITIL
2 299 (31.51%) Service Management
3 291 (30.66%) Incident Management
4 247 (26.03%) Change Management
5 145 (15.28%) Service Delivery
6 124 (13.07%) ITSM
7 116 (12.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 101 (10.64%) Configuration Management
9 99 (10.43%) Project Management
10 83 (8.75%) Release Management
11 79 (8.32%) Disaster Recovery
12 70 (7.38%) Capacity Management
13 59 (6.22%) Performance Management
14 53 (5.58%) Business Continuity
14 53 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (5.16%) ITIL V3
16 47 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 45 (4.74%) Change Control
18 38 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 171 (18.02%) SQL
2 115 (12.12%) Java
3 60 (6.32%) Shell Script
4 58 (6.11%) Perl
5 38 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 35 (3.69%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.58%) JavaScript
8 24 (2.53%) VB
9 23 (2.42%) Python
10 22 (2.32%) Bash Shell
10 22 (2.32%) C++
11 16 (1.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 14 (1.48%) C
13 11 (1.16%) C#
14 7 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.74%) C-shell
15 5 (0.53%) Ruby
15 5 (0.53%) ABAP
15 5 (0.53%) VBA
16 4 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 110 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 70 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 56 (5.90%) Degree
4 50 (5.27%) ITIL Certification
5 45 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (2.74%) MCSE
8 21 (2.21%) CCNA
8 21 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 20 (2.11%) CCNP
10 18 (1.90%) MCSA
11 16 (1.69%) MCP
11 16 (1.69%) PMI Certification
11 16 (1.69%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.37%) CCIE
13 11 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.05%) MCITP
15 9 (0.95%) CISSP
16 8 (0.84%) ISTQB
17 6 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (16.44%) SLA
2 35 (3.69%) QA
3 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.32%) TickIT
6 2 (0.21%) GxP
6 2 (0.21%) BS7799
6 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 131 (13.80%) Active Directory
2 81 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.48%) Hyper-V
3 33 (3.48%) XenApp
4 25 (2.63%) NLBS
5 15 (1.58%) Xen
6 11 (1.16%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.05%) SRDF
7 10 (1.05%) vSphere
8 9 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 9 (0.95%) XenServer
8 9 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.42%) Snort
11 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.42%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 39 (4.11%) SCCM
2 28 (2.95%) WSUS
3 18 (1.90%) SCOM
3 18 (1.90%) NetBackup
4 17 (1.79%) Puppet
5 15 (1.58%) Oracle RMAN
6 14 (1.48%) OpenView
6 14 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
7 12 (1.26%) Tivoli
7 12 (1.26%) Backup Exec
7 12 (1.26%) BladeLogic
8 10 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 9 (0.95%) Nagios
10 8 (0.84%) Control-M
11 5 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.32%) Zenoss
13 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.32%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 207 (21.81%) Microsoft
2 156 (16.44%) Oracle
3 116 (12.22%) VMware
4 87 (9.17%) Cisco
5 86 (9.06%) HP
6 82 (8.64%) Citrix
7 56 (5.90%) Remedy
8 48 (5.06%) IBM
9 46 (4.85%) Red Hat
10 39 (4.11%) CheckPoint
11 35 (3.69%) NetApp
11 35 (3.69%) SAP
12 33 (3.48%) Informatica
12 33 (3.48%) ServiceNow
13 28 (2.95%) webMethods
14 25 (2.63%) BMC
15 22 (2.32%) Splunk
16 20 (2.11%) EMC
17 19 (2.00%) Dell
17 19 (2.00%) Juniper
London
Connectus
Rate: £430 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £154.55 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Elland, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £112.50 - £120 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £30.90 - £43.28 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Professionals in Law
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Knutsford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £330.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago