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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Manager
Rank 568 548 522
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Problem Manager 37 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.063% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.068% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 12
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£375 £340 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £230 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £440
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.74 £22.50 £28.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.12 £21.30 £18.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £24.50 £37.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.74 £22.50 £28.13
% change year-on-year
-3.40% -20.00%

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
50225 48710 42844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.47% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31072 30211 24612
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 1993 2105
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 18 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 26 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 +7 37 £375 +10.29% 12
London +15 17 £340 -8.10% 5
South East -11 6 £525 +75.00% 2
North West -17 6 £400 -
Yorkshire -14 5 £400 +162.29% 1
Cheshire - 5 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 1
Berkshire -5 4 - - 2
West Midlands - 3 £275 -
Macclesfield - 3 £400 -
Birmingham - 3 £275 -
Bingley - 2 £400 -
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £525 -
Reading +4 1 - -
Manchester -14 1 £400 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -

Problem Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 67 (77.91%) ITIL
2 56 (65.12%) Problem Management
3 37 (43.02%) Service Management
4 29 (33.72%) Finance
5 26 (30.23%) Incident Management
6 20 (23.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (15.12%) Remedy
7 13 (15.12%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (12.79%) Service Delivery
9 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
9 8 (9.30%) ITSM
10 7 (8.14%) Change Management
10 7 (8.14%) SLA
10 7 (8.14%) Windows
10 7 (8.14%) PCI DSS
10 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (8.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (8.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
11 6 (6.98%) UNIX
11 6 (6.98%) BMC
11 6 (6.98%) VMware
12 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
12 5 (5.81%) Linux
13 4 (4.65%) Capacity Management
14 3 (3.49%) ServiceNow
14 3 (3.49%) Mentoring
14 3 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
14 3 (3.49%) ITIL V3

Problem Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) SAN
1 1 (1.16%) Intranet
1 1 (1.16%) Internet
1 1 (1.16%) Extranet
1 1 (1.16%) Firewall
1 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.16%) OLAP
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
General
1 29 (33.72%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (1.16%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) Middleware
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.16%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.49%) Statistics
3 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) UNIX
3 5 (5.81%) Linux
4 3 (3.49%) Solaris
5 2 (2.33%) HPUX
6 1 (1.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (77.91%) ITIL
2 56 (65.12%) Problem Management
3 37 (43.02%) Service Management
4 26 (30.23%) Incident Management
5 20 (23.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 13 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (12.79%) Service Delivery
8 8 (9.30%) ITSM
9 7 (8.14%) Change Management
10 4 (4.65%) Capacity Management
11 3 (3.49%) ITIL V3
11 3 (3.49%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
11 3 (3.49%) CRM
12 2 (2.33%) Project Management
12 2 (2.33%) People Management
12 2 (2.33%) Transition Management
12 2 (2.33%) Performance Management
13 1 (1.16%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.16%) Perl
1 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
1 1 (1.16%) SQL
1 1 (1.16%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.49%) Degree
5 2 (2.33%) CCNA
5 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) CISSP
6 1 (1.16%) CCENT
6 1 (1.16%) PMP
6 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.16%) GCIH
6 1 (1.16%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) SLA
1 7 (8.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (8.14%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Remedy
2 6 (6.98%) VMware
2 6 (6.98%) BMC
3 3 (3.49%) NetApp
3 3 (3.49%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.49%) HP
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco
5 1 (1.16%) Splunk
5 1 (1.16%) ArcSight
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