Period
to 19 July 2019

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 6 months to 19 July 2019 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
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 110 159
Rank change year-on-year -18 +49 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 57 95 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.32% 2.00% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.36% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 24
East of England median daily rate £390 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +33.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £197 £244 £156
90th Percentile £575 £512 £387
England median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 7
East of England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £18.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -22.20% -24.16%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.88 £11.48
90th Percentile £27.13 £17.25 £36.95
England median hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £14.15
% change year-on-year +34.38% +13.11% -37.13%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,682 4,032 3,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.96% 85.03% 85.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,142 2,290 2,359
East of England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +3.03%
10th Percentile £283 £228 £227
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 249 260
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.62% +25.77%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.48 £12.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.60
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.42 £24.86
% change year-on-year +11.51% -9.81% +5.79%

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Problem Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -12 20 £288 -34.87% 3
Hertfordshire +7 14 £310 -22.50% 11
Norfolk +3 8 £456 +12.65% 2
Cambridgeshire -30 7 £550 +83.33% 4
Bedfordshire +10 5 £425 +41.67%
Suffolk +14 3 £263 -38.24%
Problem Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 26 (45.61%) ITIL
2 16 (28.07%) Windows
2 16 (28.07%) Incident Management
3 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 14 (24.56%) Security Cleared
5 12 (21.05%) SLA
6 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
6 11 (19.30%) Linux
6 11 (19.30%) Unix
6 11 (19.30%) Change Management
6 11 (19.30%) VMware
6 11 (19.30%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
7 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
8 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (15.79%) SQL
8 9 (15.79%) HP
8 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
9 8 (14.04%) Proactive Management
9 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
9 8 (14.04%) VPN
9 8 (14.04%) LAN
9 8 (14.04%) WAN
9 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
9 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (12.28%) Service Management

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 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.51%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) Office 365
3 2 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
4 1 (1.75%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
2 8 (14.04%) LAN
2 8 (14.04%) VPN
2 8 (14.04%) WAN
3 7 (12.28%) SAN
4 6 (10.53%) Firewall
5 4 (7.02%) DNS
5 4 (7.02%) Wireless
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (5.26%) NAS
7 2 (3.51%) DHCP
7 2 (3.51%) Internet
7 2 (3.51%) Network Security
7 2 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.75%) MPLS
8 1 (1.75%) VPLS
8 1 (1.75%) WebEx
8 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) ClearQuest
2 2 (3.51%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.75%) Checkstyle
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Maven
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Back Office
3 2 (3.51%) Billing
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Service Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Incident Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Service Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Major Incident Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Problem Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Change Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) J2EE
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
2 1 (1.75%) EJB
2 1 (1.75%) JMS
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
2 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.75%) Spring
2 1 (1.75%) Spring Boot
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
2 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.28%) Clustering
4 5 (8.77%) NHS
5 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 3 (5.26%) FMCG
6 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.51%) EMC VNX
6 2 (3.51%) HACMP
6 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.51%) Replication
7 1 (1.75%) EMC Centera
7 1 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.75%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.75%) PKI
7 1 (1.75%) PMI
7 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Linux
2 11 (19.30%) Unix
3 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (12.28%) Solaris
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.02%) AIX
5 4 (7.02%) CentOS
5 4 (7.02%) Ubuntu
5 4 (7.02%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.75%) Android
8 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) ITIL
2 16 (28.07%) Incident Management
3 11 (19.30%) Change Management
3 11 (19.30%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
4 8 (14.04%) Proactive Management
4 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
5 7 (12.28%) Service Management
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.77%) Capacity Management
8 4 (7.02%) ITSM
8 4 (7.02%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (7.02%) Project Management
8 4 (7.02%) Trend Analysis
9 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.26%) Network Design
9 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.77%) Perl
4 3 (5.26%) Korn
5 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.51%) Java
5 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.75%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) CCNP
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.26%) CCNA
5 2 (3.51%) MCSE
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.75%) MCP
6 1 (1.75%) MCSA
6 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.77%) vSphere
4 4 (7.02%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.51%) Firmware
5 2 (3.51%) PowerHA
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.75%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (1.75%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.75%) Docker
6 1 (1.75%) NFS
6 1 (1.75%) SRDF
6 1 (1.75%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (7.02%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (7.02%) vCenter Server
3 3 (5.26%) SCCM
4 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.51%) Nagios
4 2 (3.51%) SCOM
4 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.75%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (1.75%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.30%) VMware
3 9 (15.79%) HP
4 7 (12.28%) Cisco
4 7 (12.28%) NetApp
5 5 (8.77%) Remedy
5 5 (8.77%) Symantec
6 4 (7.02%) CA
6 4 (7.02%) EMC
6 4 (7.02%) IBM
7 3 (5.26%) Meraki
7 3 (5.26%) Oracle
7 3 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.26%) Veritas
8 2 (3.51%) Equitrac
8 2 (3.51%) QNAP
8 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.51%) Sophos