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 3 months to 28 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 139 155
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 21 26 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.77% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.90% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 39
Median daily rate £298 £488 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.97% +39.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £330 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £588 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +13.84% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.66%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2879 2886 4657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.23% 85.71% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8879 9203 12866
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £319 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 90 126
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £14.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.53 £55.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Problem Management as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in the City of London

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in the City of London

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 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 City of London region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 21 (56.76%) ITIL
2 17 (45.95%) Finance
3 14 (37.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (35.14%) Change Management
4 13 (35.14%) JIRA
5 12 (32.43%) Incident Management
6 9 (24.32%) Windows
7 8 (21.62%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
7 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
7 8 (21.62%) Project Management
7 8 (21.62%) Splunk
7 8 (21.62%) AppDynamics
8 7 (18.92%) Degree
8 7 (18.92%) ITSM
8 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (16.22%) Document Management
9 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
9 6 (16.22%) Financial Institution
9 6 (16.22%) Service Management
9 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
9 6 (16.22%) Hedge funds
9 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
9 6 (16.22%) ServiceNow
10 5 (13.51%) iManage
10 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 5 (13.51%) Marketing
10 5 (13.51%) Cisco
10 5 (13.51%) Oracle

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 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
1 3 (8.11%) Network Security
1 3 (8.11%) Wireless
2 2 (5.41%) BGP
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.70%) Extranet
3 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) NetScreen
3 1 (2.70%) NX-OS
3 1 (2.70%) OSPF
3 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.70%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) HBase
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (45.95%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Financial Institution
3 5 (13.51%) Marketing
4 4 (10.81%) Banking
5 3 (8.11%) Front Office
6 2 (5.41%) German Language
6 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
6 2 (5.41%) Retail
7 1 (2.70%) Billing
7 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
7 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Administrator
1 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Developer
2 5 (13.51%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Junior
4 3 (8.11%) Junior Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Junior Service Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Junior Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Problem Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Services Delivery Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Unix Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
1 6 (16.22%) Hedge funds
2 4 (10.81%) Replication
3 3 (8.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.41%) CMDB
4 2 (5.41%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.41%) NHS
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Derivative
5 1 (2.70%) Equities
5 1 (2.70%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.70%) Fintech
5 1 (2.70%) iPad
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.70%) NPfIT
5 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Unix
3 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Solaris
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) ITIL
2 14 (37.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (35.14%) Change Management
4 12 (32.43%) Incident Management
5 8 (21.62%) Project Management
6 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (18.92%) ITSM
7 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
7 6 (16.22%) Document Management
7 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
7 6 (16.22%) Service Management
8 5 (13.51%) Migration
8 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
8 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 4 (10.81%) AOP
9 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
10 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
10 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) C
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.41%) CCIE
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) MCP
4 1 (2.70%) MCSA
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (2.70%) Nagios
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) AppDynamics
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
1 8 (21.62%) Splunk
2 6 (16.22%) ServiceNow
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco
3 5 (13.51%) iManage
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) Remedy
4 3 (8.11%) Snow
4 3 (8.11%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) Avaya
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) F5
5 2 (5.41%) ION Trading
5 2 (5.41%) New Relic
6 1 (2.70%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.70%) Hortonworks
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Nintex