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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
UK
Rank 240 238 266
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +28
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 446 503 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.98% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.19% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 315 239
Median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £212 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 22
Median hourly rate £23.00 £14.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.93% -7.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.32 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £49.20 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.97 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.94% +12.50%

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
37463 42318 40948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.62% 82.71% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24877 27655 25965
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1164 1085
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -19 388 £375 +7.14% 80
London -36 137 £400 +12.57% 26
South East -1 90 £362 +2.69% 14
Tyne and Wear +18 39 £375 +41.50% 1
North East +12 39 £375 +41.50% 1
Berkshire +11 38 £400 +2.56% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 37 £375 +41.50% 1
West Midlands -10 34 £450 -1.36% 6
North West +25 30 £185 -50.66% 5
Scotland +40 27 £263 -25.00% 1
Wales +29 22 £425 -32.00%
Reading +3 19 £450 +2.85% 1
Yorkshire -8 19 £375 +25.00% 6
West Yorkshire +9 18 £375 +15.38% 6
Hampshire +16 17 £420 +25.37% 1
East of England +5 17 £300 -9.09% 9
Manchester +16 16 £185 -43.07% 5
City of London -18 15 £400 -4.47% 9
Birmingham +2 14 £425 +21.42%
Leeds -1 13 £350 +16.66% 3
Aberdeen - 13 £390 -
Swansea - 13 £450 -
West Wales - 13 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +11 11 £396 -6.88% 2
East Midlands +10 10 £390 -1.88% 7
Surrey 0 9 - - 4
Oxfordshire -8 9 £338 +159.61% 1
South West -29 9 £388 +26.53% 6
Epsom +6 8 - - 1
South Wales +23 7 £413 -34.00%

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 585 (57.69%) ITIL
2 362 (35.70%) Change Management
3 346 (34.12%) Windows
4 281 (27.71%) Microsoft
5 258 (25.44%) Service Management
6 240 (23.67%) Incident Management
7 211 (20.81%) Finance
8 194 (19.13%) Active Directory
9 188 (18.54%) Security Cleared
10 182 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
11 175 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
12 171 (16.86%) Service Delivery
13 168 (16.57%) MS Excel
14 161 (15.88%) Linux
15 155 (15.29%) SQL
16 137 (13.51%) VMware
17 135 (13.31%) DevOps
18 132 (13.02%) ITSM
18 132 (13.02%) Oracle
19 129 (12.72%) SC Cleared
20 127 (12.52%) Unix
21 125 (12.33%) Windows Server
22 122 (12.03%) Configuration Management
23 120 (11.83%) PRINCE2
24 114 (11.24%) SLA
25 110 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
26 109 (10.75%) Open Source
26 109 (10.75%) Project Management
27 107 (10.55%) Cisco
28 106 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement

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 50 (4.93%) IIS
2 44 (4.34%) WebSphere
3 41 (4.04%) MS Exchange
4 34 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 32 (3.16%) WebLogic
6 23 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 21 (2.07%) IBM Notes
8 19 (1.87%) Oracle Application Server
9 15 (1.48%) Apache
9 15 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (1.48%) JBoss
9 15 (1.48%) Tuxedo
10 13 (1.28%) Skype for Business
10 13 (1.28%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.18%) IBM Domino
11 12 (1.18%) SAS
12 11 (1.08%) Confluence
13 10 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 168 (16.57%) MS Excel
2 104 (10.26%) MS Office
3 54 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.59%) MS Project
6 5 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.099%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 22 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.39%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.30%) OpenText MBPM
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.20%) assyst
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.099%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.099%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.099%) RMDS
8 1 (0.099%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 102 (10.06%) SaaS
2 97 (9.57%) IaaS
3 92 (9.07%) PaaS
4 43 (4.24%) Office 365
5 29 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (1.08%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.20%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.20%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.099%) GitHub
9 1 (0.099%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.099%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.099%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 94 (9.27%) WAN
2 83 (8.19%) DNS
3 80 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 78 (7.69%) LAN
5 65 (6.41%) Firewall
6 64 (6.31%) DHCP
7 54 (5.33%) SAN
8 45 (4.44%) Wireless
9 39 (3.85%) Internet
10 36 (3.55%) SSL
11 35 (3.45%) Network Security
12 33 (3.25%) MPLS
12 33 (3.25%) VPN
13 24 (2.37%) NAS
14 22 (2.17%) BGP
15 21 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (1.97%) LDAP
16 20 (1.97%) OSPF
17 19 (1.87%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
3 35 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.78%) DB2
5 15 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
6 14 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.18%) MySQL
8 10 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (0.79%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.79%) OLTP
10 7 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.69%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.59%) MS Access
11 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.59%) PowerCenter
11 6 (0.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 29 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (2.56%) JIRA
3 16 (1.58%) CA Gen
4 14 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.18%) Android Studio
5 12 (1.18%) Xcode
6 11 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (0.99%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.89%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.89%) Hudson
8 9 (0.89%) MSBuild
9 6 (0.59%) Subversion
10 5 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.39%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.39%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.39%) Log4j
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.30%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.30%) PVCS
General
1 211 (20.81%) Finance
2 57 (5.62%) Banking
3 46 (4.54%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.34%) Legal
5 21 (2.07%) Front Office
5 21 (2.07%) Military
6 20 (1.97%) Back Office
6 20 (1.97%) Retail
7 18 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.58%) Law
9 14 (1.38%) Publishing
10 11 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.69%) Marketing
13 5 (0.49%) Electronics
13 5 (0.49%) German Language
14 2 (0.20%) French Language
14 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (17.95%) Analyst
2 80 (7.89%) Service Analyst
3 66 (6.51%) Administrator
4 64 (6.31%) Support Analyst
5 63 (6.21%) Support Engineer
6 59 (5.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 58 (5.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 56 (5.52%) Network Engineer
9 53 (5.23%) DBA
10 52 (5.13%) Developer
11 50 (4.93%) Applications Support
12 46 (4.54%) Problem Manager
13 44 (4.34%) Operations Engineer
14 41 (4.04%) Service Manager
15 36 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
16 29 (2.86%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
16 29 (2.86%) Incident Manager
17 28 (2.76%) Architect
17 28 (2.76%) IT Manager
18 27 (2.66%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.66%) Middleware
2 26 (2.56%) J2EE
3 23 (2.27%) XML
4 22 (2.17%) .NET
4 22 (2.17%) Web Services
5 17 (1.68%) Software Packaging
6 16 (1.58%) IBM Integration Bus
7 13 (1.28%) HTML
8 11 (1.08%) SOAP
9 8 (0.79%) CSS
10 7 (0.69%) 802.1X
10 7 (0.69%) REST
10 7 (0.69%) XSLT
11 6 (0.59%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (0.39%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.39%) JAX-RPC
13 4 (0.39%) Web Dynpro
13 4 (0.39%) WSDL
13 4 (0.39%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 182 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (9.96%) Management Information System
3 68 (6.71%) Data Centre
4 46 (4.54%) Blackberry
5 40 (3.94%) CMDB
6 36 (3.55%) Computer Science
7 32 (3.16%) Clustering
8 17 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.68%) iPhone
9 16 (1.58%) Mainframe
9 16 (1.58%) Tandem
10 14 (1.38%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
10 14 (1.38%) Replication
10 14 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.28%) PKI
12 12 (1.18%) iPad
12 12 (1.18%) NHS
13 11 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.99%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 346 (34.12%) Windows
2 161 (15.88%) Linux
3 127 (12.52%) Unix
4 125 (12.33%) Windows Server
5 92 (9.07%) Windows 7
6 69 (6.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (5.92%) Windows XP
9 52 (5.13%) AIX
10 47 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (3.75%) Solaris
12 33 (3.25%) Windows 2000
13 25 (2.47%) Windows 10
14 23 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (1.87%) Windows 8
16 17 (1.68%) Android
17 16 (1.58%) Mac OS X
18 14 (1.38%) VME
18 14 (1.38%) zOS
19 12 (1.18%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (57.69%) ITIL
2 362 (35.70%) Change Management
3 258 (25.44%) Service Management
4 240 (23.67%) Incident Management
5 175 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
6 171 (16.86%) Service Delivery
7 135 (13.31%) DevOps
8 132 (13.02%) ITSM
9 122 (12.03%) Configuration Management
10 120 (11.83%) PRINCE2
11 109 (10.75%) Open Source
11 109 (10.75%) Project Management
12 106 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 99 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
14 90 (8.88%) Data Management
15 79 (7.79%) Release Management
16 63 (6.21%) ITIL V3
17 61 (6.02%) Change Control
17 61 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
18 57 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 155 (15.29%) SQL
2 101 (9.96%) Java
3 48 (4.73%) PowerShell
4 33 (3.25%) Perl
5 31 (3.06%) Shell Script
6 21 (2.07%) Python
7 18 (1.78%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.68%) VB
9 16 (1.58%) C
10 13 (1.28%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.18%) Apple Swift
11 12 (1.18%) Objective-C
12 8 (0.79%) COBOL
13 6 (0.59%) ABAP
13 6 (0.59%) C#
14 5 (0.49%) C++
14 5 (0.49%) Ruby
15 3 (0.30%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.30%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 188 (18.54%) Security Cleared
2 129 (12.72%) SC Cleared
3 86 (8.48%) ITIL Certification
4 61 (6.02%) Degree
5 51 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (3.55%) DV Cleared
8 33 (3.25%) CCNA
9 31 (3.06%) MCSE
10 29 (2.86%) CCNP
11 27 (2.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 21 (2.07%) MCP
13 20 (1.97%) CISSP
14 18 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (1.28%) CCIE
15 13 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (1.28%) MCSA
16 10 (0.99%) CCDA
16 10 (0.99%) HNC
17 8 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (11.24%) SLA
2 30 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 29 (2.86%) QA
4 16 (1.58%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.89%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.30%) HL7
7 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.099%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.099%) SEPA
System Software
1 194 (19.13%) Active Directory
2 110 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.55%) vSphere
4 29 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 24 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (2.27%) XenApp
8 22 (2.17%) Hyper-V
8 22 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 20 (1.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 18 (1.78%) VMware ESX
11 16 (1.58%) Firmware
12 14 (1.38%) Veritas File System
12 14 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.99%) KVM
14 7 (0.69%) NDS
14 7 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 6 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.49%) SRDF
16 5 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 50 (4.93%) SCCM
2 33 (3.25%) NetBackup
3 28 (2.76%) Puppet
4 21 (2.07%) SCOM
5 19 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 16 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.38%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.08%) Ansible
8 11 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
8 11 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.99%) HP SiteScope
10 8 (0.79%) vMotion
10 8 (0.79%) WSUS
11 7 (0.69%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.69%) EdgeSight
12 6 (0.59%) Dollar Universe
12 6 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.59%) Netcool
12 6 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 281 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 137 (13.51%) VMware
3 132 (13.02%) Oracle
4 107 (10.55%) Cisco
5 88 (8.68%) HP
6 83 (8.19%) Citrix
7 54 (5.33%) IBM
8 44 (4.34%) ServiceNow
9 41 (4.04%) Red Hat
10 39 (3.85%) Remedy
11 33 (3.25%) Veritas
12 30 (2.96%) Sun
13 29 (2.86%) SAP
14 27 (2.66%) F5
15 25 (2.47%) Symantec
16 23 (2.27%) EMC
17 22 (2.17%) Informatica
17 22 (2.17%) Juniper
18 21 (2.07%) Intel Security
18 21 (2.07%) Lotus
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 14 hours ago
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