The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 March 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
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 107 102
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 17 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.80% 0.69% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.85% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 12
Median daily rate £225 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £233 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.12 £45.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -66.39% +55.17%  

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 East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1752 1991 2059
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.41% 80.28% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 1177 1193
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 129 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Problem Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in the East of England

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in the East of England

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in the East of England

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in the East of England

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +2 5 £225 -55.00%
Hertfordshire +1 5 £163 - 8
Norfolk -5 4 £269 -28.33%
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £300 -
Suffolk -1 1 - -
Problem Management
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 23 (52.27%) ITIL
2 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 16 (36.36%) Service Management
4 12 (27.27%) Office 365
5 11 (25.00%) Windows
6 10 (22.73%) MS Office
6 10 (22.73%) Incident Management
7 9 (20.45%) ITSM
7 9 (20.45%) SLA
8 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
8 8 (18.18%) Change Management
8 8 (18.18%) Data Analysis
8 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
9 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
10 6 (13.64%) LAN
10 6 (13.64%) WAN
10 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
10 6 (13.64%) Finance
10 6 (13.64%) Migration
10 6 (13.64%) Firewall
10 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (11.36%) People Management
11 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
11 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
11 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
11 5 (11.36%) Strategic Planning
11 5 (11.36%) WLAN
11 5 (11.36%) Unix

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.55%) GroupWise
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Office
2 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.82%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.27%) MS Project
4 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Firewall
1 6 (13.64%) LAN
1 6 (13.64%) WAN
2 5 (11.36%) WLAN
3 3 (6.82%) Internet
3 3 (6.82%) Wireless
4 1 (2.27%) Extranet
4 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (6.82%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (6.82%) Pentaho
1 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
1 3 (6.82%) SAP Data Services
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) CA Gen
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.36%) Desktop Team Leader
4 3 (6.82%) Designer
4 3 (6.82%) Developer
4 3 (6.82%) ETL Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (6.82%) Pentaho Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 3 (6.82%) Service Transition Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Transition Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Environment Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) J2EE
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.55%) Middleware
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) NHS
3 2 (4.55%) AS400
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) EPoS
4 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.27%) Pricing Data
4 1 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Unix
2 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
2 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) ITIL
2 16 (36.36%) Service Management
3 10 (22.73%) Incident Management
4 9 (20.45%) ITSM
5 8 (18.18%) Change Management
5 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 8 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
7 6 (13.64%) Migration
8 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
8 5 (11.36%) People Management
8 5 (11.36%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (9.09%) Capacity Management
9 4 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (9.09%) Security Patching
9 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (6.82%) Planning and Forecasting
10 3 (6.82%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) Java
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) Perl
2 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
2 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.09%) CCNA
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.82%) CCA
4 3 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.82%) MCP
4 3 (6.82%) MCSE
4 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.27%) MCSA
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Firmware
3 2 (4.55%) NDS
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Cisco
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) BEA
3 3 (6.82%) Informatica
3 3 (6.82%) Pega
3 3 (6.82%) webMethods
4 2 (4.55%) Novell
4 2 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) EMC
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Juniper
5 1 (2.27%) PTC
5 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.27%) Siemens