Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 6 months to 4 April 2020 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 152 195 194
Rank change year-on-year +43 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 24 54 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.80% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.89% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 44
Median daily rate £465 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -2.70% +17.09%
10th Percentile £345 £216 £193
90th Percentile £593 £598 £638
Central London median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £23.13 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.56% +13.11%
Central London median hourly rate - £23.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +44.56% +13.11%

Problem Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,632 6,057 6,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.14% 89.34% 89.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,676 4,678 5,030
Median daily rate £521 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +2.44% +3.54%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £695
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 55 87
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.91% +10.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.86 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.61 £46.16
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.88% - +13.16%

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Problem Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in the City of London

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem Management in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Problem Management in the City of London

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem Management in the City of London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Problem Management in the City of London

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem Management in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Problem Management in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 11 (45.83%) Incident Management
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 8 (33.33%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) Change Management
4 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (25.00%) Linux
4 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (20.83%) Banking
5 5 (20.83%) Front Office
5 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
6 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (16.67%) Unix
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) Azure
7 3 (12.50%) Network Management
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) Identity Management
7 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.50%) NetApp
7 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (4.17%) Appian
1 1 (4.17%) Confluence
1 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Azure
2 1 (4.17%) AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.17%) IPsec
3 1 (4.17%) MPLS
3 1 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (4.17%) NetScreen
3 1 (4.17%) Skype
3 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
2 5 (20.83%) Front Office
3 2 (8.33%) General Ledger
3 2 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (12.50%) Analyst
1 3 (12.50%) Applications Support
2 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Developer
2 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Incident and Problem Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Incident Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Financials Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Problem Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Appian Developer
3 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Equities
3 2 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Incident Management
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 8 (33.33%) Change Management
4 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Network Management
5 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) Security Patching
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) VB
3 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Scala
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) NetApp
4 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) CODA
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) ION Trading
5 1 (4.17%) Ivanti
5 1 (4.17%) McAfee
5 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.17%) Splunk
5 1 (4.17%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) Sybase
5 1 (4.17%) webMethods