The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Problem Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Problem Management
South West / Bristol
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 65 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 9 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.06% 0.47% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.57% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £370 £248 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.49% -33.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £237 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £250 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £304
% change year-on-year +13.84% +6.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.38 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.46% +15.55%  

Problem Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 691 706 763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.49% 82.48% 82.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1830 2139
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 46
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £12.00 £17.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £44.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Problem Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in Bristol

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem Management in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Bristol

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the Bristol region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Customer Insight
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) ITSM
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) CA
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) MPLS
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
1 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) PABX
3 1 (10.00%) PPP
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) German Language
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Release Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Release Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Assurance Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (10.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Analytics
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (30.00%) Customer Insight
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) ITSM
4 2 (20.00%) Network Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Security Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (10.00%) EMC Navisphere
2 1 (10.00%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (20.00%) CA
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) F5
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) IronPort
2 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (10.00%) Brocade
3 1 (10.00%) EMC