The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Manager
Rank 540 508 524
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Problem Manager 43 45 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.093% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.10% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 8
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£313 £360 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% +15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £267 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £448 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -22 40 £313 -12.89% 10
London -15 19 £313 -12.89% 1
City of London +14 9 £313 -12.58%
East of England - 6 £275 - 3
Essex - 5 £275 -
South East -6 4 £208 -48.95% 3
Berkshire - 3 £208 - 3
East Midlands +14 2 £330 -
Wiltshire -7 2 £360 +30.90%
South West -17 2 £360 +30.90%
Hampshire -21 1 - -
Reading - 1 £208 - 2
Corsham - 1 £390 -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 2
Watford - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Luton - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Problem Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 60 (76.92%) ITIL
2 56 (71.79%) Problem Management
3 29 (37.18%) Finance
3 29 (37.18%) Service Management
4 19 (24.36%) Incident Management
5 16 (20.51%) Remedy
6 15 (19.23%) SLA
6 15 (19.23%) Service Delivery
7 14 (17.95%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (14.10%) Management Information System
11 10 (12.82%) ITSM
11 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (11.54%) People Management
12 9 (11.54%) Performance Management
13 8 (10.26%) Change Management
14 7 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (8.97%) PCI DSS
14 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
15 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
15 6 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
15 6 (7.69%) Citrix
16 5 (6.41%) BMC
16 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
17 4 (5.13%) Validation
17 4 (5.13%) VMware
17 4 (5.13%) Statistics
17 4 (5.13%) NFS
17 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP

Problem Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.28%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.13%) VPN
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Data Mart
General
1 29 (37.18%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.56%) Publishing
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Local Government
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) Statistics
4 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.56%) Replication
5 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.28%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.56%) HPUX
2 2 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (76.92%) ITIL
2 56 (71.79%) Problem Management
3 29 (37.18%) Service Management
4 19 (24.36%) Incident Management
5 15 (19.23%) Service Delivery
6 14 (17.95%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (12.82%) ITSM
9 9 (11.54%) People Management
9 9 (11.54%) Performance Management
10 8 (10.26%) Change Management
11 4 (5.13%) Validation
11 4 (5.13%) ITIL V3
12 2 (2.56%) Process Management
12 2 (2.56%) CRM
12 2 (2.56%) Matrix Management
12 2 (2.56%) Fault Management
12 2 (2.56%) ITIL V2
12 2 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (2.56%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.85%) CCENT
4 3 (3.85%) CCNA
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) PMP
5 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) SLA
2 7 (8.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.97%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.85%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) NFS
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) SCOM
1 1 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) Remedy
2 6 (7.69%) Citrix
3 5 (6.41%) BMC
4 4 (5.13%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco
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