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 25 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
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 108 132
Rank change year-on-year +1 +24  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 25 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.09% 0.68% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.85% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 8
Median daily rate £354 £363 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.41% -18.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £231 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +10.76% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £18.96 £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.16% -37.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.11% +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 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 1939 1997 2434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.27% 80.07% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1153 1450
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £48.50
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 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -1 9 £370 +5.71% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 6 £100 -71.42%
Norfolk +7 5 £360 -4.00%
Hertfordshire -4 3 £223 - 2
Suffolk +13 1 - -
Essex -17 1 - -
Problem Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 25 (59.52%) ITIL
2 17 (40.48%) Service Management
3 13 (30.95%) Incident Management
4 12 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 11 (26.19%) ITSM
6 10 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 8 (19.05%) Windows
9 7 (16.67%) Business Continuity
9 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 7 (16.67%) Project Management
9 7 (16.67%) Office 365
10 6 (14.29%) Firewall
10 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (14.29%) SLA
10 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 5 (11.90%) LAN
11 5 (11.90%) Security Management
11 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (11.90%) SDLC
11 5 (11.90%) Virtual Team
12 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
12 4 (9.52%) Trend Analysis
12 4 (9.52%) WAN
12 4 (9.52%) Unix
12 4 (9.52%) SQL
12 4 (9.52%) Java
12 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
12 4 (9.52%) Degree

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 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.38%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) LAN
3 4 (9.52%) WAN
4 3 (7.14%) VoIP
4 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) Extranet
6 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.38%) Skype
6 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (7.14%) Pentaho
1 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 3 (7.14%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) CA Gen
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Team Leader
2 10 (23.81%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 7 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Incident and Problem Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Incident Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Team Leader
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) ETL Developer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Network Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) Pentaho Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Problem Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Voice Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (2.38%) Java EE
2 1 (2.38%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) AS400
4 2 (4.76%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) CMDB
5 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) ITIL
2 17 (40.48%) Service Management
3 13 (30.95%) Incident Management
4 12 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 11 (26.19%) ITSM
6 10 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 7 (16.67%) Project Management
8 5 (11.90%) SDLC
8 5 (11.90%) Security Management
9 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
9 4 (9.52%) Trend Analysis
9 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
10 3 (7.14%) Change Management
10 3 (7.14%) Information Security
10 3 (7.14%) Migration
10 3 (7.14%) RUP
10 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Java
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Perl
2 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) CCENT
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.38%) GDPR
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.38%) DameWare
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Remedy
3 3 (7.14%) BEA
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco
3 3 (7.14%) Informatica
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) Pega
3 3 (7.14%) webMethods
4 1 (2.38%) Capita
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Juniper
4 1 (2.38%) Polycom