The first table below looks at the demand for the Problem Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Manager
Rank 551 553 517
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Problem Manager 42 15 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.029% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.032% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 36
Average daily rate
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£375 £433 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% +23.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £410 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £507 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £410 £313
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +31.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -48.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.74
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -22.29%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Problem Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Problem Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Problem Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Problem Manager within the UK.

Problem Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Problem Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Problem Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Problem Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Problem Manager within the UK.

Problem Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Problem Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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 -2 40 £375 -13.29% 5
South East +4 16 £333 -18.90% 1
Essex - 14 £450 -
East of England - 14 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £313 -
Colchester - 7 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £313 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £388 -
Berkshire +5 3 £340 -
London 0 3 £360 -18.18% 2
Leeds - 3 £375 -
Oxford - 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
North West 0 2 £330 -
Reading +9 1 £340 -
Manchester -4 1 - -
West Midlands -15 1 £315 -
South West - 1 £325 -
Hampshire - 1 £300 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £330 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Peterborough - - - -

Problem Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Problem Manager in their job title 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 with Problem Manager in their job title.

1 85 (85.00%) ITIL
2 75 (75.00%) Problem Management
3 39 (39.00%) Incident Management
4 32 (32.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 20 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (19.00%) Service Management
7 18 (18.00%) ITSM
8 17 (17.00%) Windows
9 16 (16.00%) SAP
9 16 (16.00%) ITIL V3
10 13 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (12.00%) Finance
12 11 (11.00%) Service Delivery
12 11 (11.00%) Sun
13 10 (10.00%) NetApp
13 10 (10.00%) MS Exchange
13 10 (10.00%) Law
13 10 (10.00%) Citrix
13 10 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (10.00%) XenApp
13 10 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
15 8 (8.00%) Remedy
15 8 (8.00%) Trend Analysis
16 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
16 7 (7.00%) assyst
16 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
17 6 (6.00%) DV Cleared
17 6 (6.00%) Banking

Problem Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Problem Manager in their job title 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 with Problem Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 10 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) MS Office
1 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) assyst
2 4 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) VoIP
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.00%) Law
3 6 (6.00%) Publishing
3 6 (6.00%) Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Games
6 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.00%) Windows
2 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (85.00%) ITIL
2 75 (75.00%) Problem Management
3 39 (39.00%) Incident Management
4 32 (32.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 19 (19.00%) Service Management
6 18 (18.00%) ITSM
7 16 (16.00%) ITIL V3
8 13 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (11.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (8.00%) Trend Analysis
11 5 (5.00%) ITIL V2
12 4 (4.00%) Benchmarking
13 3 (3.00%) Change Management
13 3 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 2 (2.00%) Migration
15 1 (1.00%) Agile Software Development
15 1 (1.00%) Logistics
15 1 (1.00%) Project Management
15 1 (1.00%) Change Control
15 1 (1.00%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) SLA
2 4 (4.00%) BS15000
3 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) OVSD
2 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) SAP
2 11 (11.00%) Sun
3 10 (10.00%) Citrix
3 10 (10.00%) NetApp
4 8 (8.00%) Remedy
5 4 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.00%) RedPrairie
7 2 (2.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.00%) HP
8 1 (1.00%) EMC
8 1 (1.00%) Fujitsu