The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 231 278
Rank change year-on-year -65 +47  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 341 550 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 1.11% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.33% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 339 244
Median daily rate £370 £352 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +13.84% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 27
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £7.88 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.96 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -27.07% +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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36629 41404 40602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.70% 83.49% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24036 27790 26591
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 977 1113
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in England

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in England

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in England

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem Management in England

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 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
London -12 133 £400 - 39
South East -1 86 £325 -18.75% 17
North West 0 27 £430 +4.24% 11
West Midlands +18 24 £350 +7.69% 9
East of England +6 24 £354 -2.41% 4
South West -16 16 £370 +48.00% 3
Yorkshire -4 10 £425 +3.03% 13
East Midlands -7 10 £363 -14.70% 2
North East -10 10 £375 +36.36% 3
Problem Management
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 324 (50.00%) ITIL
2 190 (29.32%) Windows
3 179 (27.62%) Change Management
4 175 (27.01%) Incident Management
5 156 (24.07%) Microsoft
6 143 (22.07%) Service Management
7 135 (20.83%) Finance
8 121 (18.67%) SQL
9 119 (18.36%) Analytical Skills
10 116 (17.90%) Active Directory
11 94 (14.51%) Service Delivery
12 92 (14.20%) Security Cleared
13 88 (13.58%) Unix
14 87 (13.43%) VMware
15 81 (12.50%) Oracle
16 79 (12.19%) SLA
17 78 (12.04%) Project Management
18 73 (11.27%) Linux
19 70 (10.80%) Microsoft Office
20 66 (10.19%) ITSM
21 64 (9.88%) Root Cause Analysis
21 64 (9.88%) Windows Server
22 56 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
22 56 (8.64%) ITIL V3
23 55 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
23 55 (8.49%) SC Cleared
23 55 (8.49%) Degree
23 55 (8.49%) Firewall
23 55 (8.49%) Citrix
24 54 (8.33%) Cisco

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 45 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 40 (6.17%) MS Exchange
3 34 (5.25%) IIS
4 21 (3.24%) Apache
5 18 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.47%) Tomcat
7 15 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (1.70%) Confluence
10 10 (1.54%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.39%) JBoss
11 9 (1.39%) Skype for Business
12 7 (1.08%) SAS
13 6 (0.93%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.77%) Live Communications Server
14 5 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 70 (10.80%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.70%) ION MarketView
2 8 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.46%) RMDS
4 3 (0.46%) Staffware
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.31%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.71%) Office 365
2 31 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.54%) IaaS
5 5 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.62%) PaaS
6 4 (0.62%) SaaS
6 4 (0.62%) Yammer
7 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.31%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.15%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.49%) Firewall
2 53 (8.18%) DNS
2 53 (8.18%) WAN
3 44 (6.79%) LAN
4 43 (6.64%) TCP/IP
5 42 (6.48%) SAN
6 41 (6.33%) DHCP
7 25 (3.86%) Wireless
8 22 (3.40%) Internet
8 22 (3.40%) VPN
9 20 (3.09%) Network Security
10 18 (2.78%) NAS
11 15 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (2.01%) LDAP
13 12 (1.85%) GSM
13 12 (1.85%) LTE
13 12 (1.85%) MPLS
13 12 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (1.70%) BGP
14 11 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.16%) Oracle Database
2 14 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.70%) Big Data
6 10 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (1.39%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.23%) MS Access
8 8 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.08%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.08%) MySQL
9 7 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.77%) HBase
11 5 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (5.40%) JIRA
2 22 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.54%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.39%) Android Studio
4 9 (1.39%) Xcode
5 4 (0.62%) CA Gen
5 4 (0.62%) SonarQube
5 4 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.46%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.46%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.46%) JMeter
7 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.31%) Gatling
7 2 (0.31%) Introscope
7 2 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.31%) Subversion
7 2 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 135 (20.83%) Finance
2 35 (5.40%) Telecoms
3 31 (4.78%) Banking
4 27 (4.17%) Legal
5 17 (2.62%) Front Office
5 17 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.47%) Retail
7 11 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.54%) Marketing
9 9 (1.39%) Back Office
9 9 (1.39%) Publishing
10 8 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.93%) Electronics
11 6 (0.93%) Law
12 4 (0.62%) Military
13 3 (0.46%) Billing
13 3 (0.46%) German Language
13 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.31%) Local Government
14 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 150 (23.15%) Analyst
2 60 (9.26%) Support Analyst
3 49 (7.56%) Service Analyst
4 35 (5.40%) Administrator
4 35 (5.40%) Applications Support
5 34 (5.25%) Problem Manager
5 34 (5.25%) Service Manager
6 33 (5.09%) Architect
6 33 (5.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 32 (4.94%) Consultant
7 32 (4.94%) Incident Manager
7 32 (4.94%) Support Engineer
8 29 (4.48%) Developer
9 25 (3.86%) DBA
10 20 (3.09%) Applications Support Analyst
10 20 (3.09%) Project Manager
11 18 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
11 18 (2.78%) ITIL Manager
11 18 (2.78%) Network Engineer
11 18 (2.78%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.78%) Middleware
2 16 (2.47%) Web Services
3 11 (1.70%) .NET
3 11 (1.70%) J2EE
4 7 (1.08%) Software Packaging
5 6 (0.93%) Spring
6 5 (0.77%) Kafka
6 5 (0.77%) REST
6 5 (0.77%) SOAP
6 5 (0.77%) XML
7 4 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.62%) HTML
8 3 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (0.46%) Rendezvous
8 3 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.31%) ISPF
9 2 (0.31%) JSON
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 119 (18.36%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (8.02%) Management Information System
3 50 (7.72%) Data Centre
4 26 (4.01%) Clustering
5 22 (3.40%) Computer Science
6 20 (3.09%) Virtual Team
7 17 (2.62%) CMDB
7 17 (2.62%) Fixed Income
8 16 (2.47%) Blackberry
9 15 (2.31%) Mainframe
9 15 (2.31%) Replication
10 11 (1.70%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (1.39%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.23%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.23%) NHS
12 8 (1.23%) Thin Client
13 7 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.93%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 190 (29.32%) Windows
2 88 (13.58%) Unix
3 73 (11.27%) Linux
4 64 (9.88%) Windows Server
5 45 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (6.02%) Windows 7
8 33 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (4.17%) Solaris
10 26 (4.01%) Windows XP
11 19 (2.93%) Windows 10
12 14 (2.16%) Android
13 13 (2.01%) Windows 8
14 11 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (1.54%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.39%) Windows 2000
17 8 (1.23%) Apple iOS
17 8 (1.23%) zOS
18 7 (1.08%) AIX
19 5 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (50.00%) ITIL
2 179 (27.62%) Change Management
3 175 (27.01%) Incident Management
4 143 (22.07%) Service Management
5 94 (14.51%) Service Delivery
6 78 (12.04%) Project Management
7 66 (10.19%) ITSM
8 64 (9.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 56 (8.64%) ITIL V3
9 56 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 54 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (6.94%) Capacity Management
11 45 (6.94%) Configuration Management
12 44 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
12 44 (6.79%) Migration
13 39 (6.02%) Release Management
14 35 (5.40%) Change Control
15 33 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (5.09%) Process Improvement
16 32 (4.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 121 (18.67%) SQL
2 49 (7.56%) PowerShell
3 40 (6.17%) Python
4 35 (5.40%) Java
5 21 (3.24%) Shell Script
6 19 (2.93%) Perl
7 11 (1.70%) C
8 10 (1.54%) C++
9 9 (1.39%) Apple Swift
9 9 (1.39%) Objective-C
9 9 (1.39%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.08%) VB
12 6 (0.93%) C#
12 6 (0.93%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.77%) JCL
14 4 (0.62%) COBOL
15 3 (0.46%) ABAP
16 2 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 55 (8.49%) Degree
2 55 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 49 (7.56%) ITIL Certification
4 34 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (4.78%) DV Cleared
6 24 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.47%) CCNP
7 16 (2.47%) MCSE
8 13 (2.01%) CCNA
9 12 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (1.54%) CISSP
10 10 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.39%) MCP
11 9 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.08%) MCITP
13 6 (0.93%) HNC
13 6 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (12.19%) SLA
2 22 (3.40%) QA
3 14 (2.16%) PMO
4 7 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.62%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.15%) COBIT
10 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.15%) GDPR
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 116 (17.90%) Active Directory
2 55 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.24%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.16%) vSphere
6 12 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 12 (1.85%) Veritas File System
7 11 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.08%) XenApp
10 5 (0.77%) Firmware
10 5 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.62%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.62%) SRDF
11 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 32 (4.94%) SCCM
2 28 (4.32%) NetBackup
3 15 (2.31%) SCOM
4 14 (2.16%) Ansible
5 12 (1.85%) Puppet
6 11 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 10 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (1.39%) WSUS
9 8 (1.23%) Nagios
9 8 (1.23%) Netcool
10 7 (1.08%) Backup Exec
10 7 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (1.08%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.93%) Unicenter
11 6 (0.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 5 (0.77%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.77%) vMotion
13 4 (0.62%) Dollar Universe
13 4 (0.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 156 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 87 (13.43%) VMware
3 81 (12.50%) Oracle
4 55 (8.49%) Citrix
5 54 (8.33%) Cisco
6 48 (7.41%) HP
7 46 (7.10%) ServiceNow
8 27 (4.17%) IBM
9 26 (4.01%) Sun
10 25 (3.86%) Veritas
11 24 (3.70%) Red Hat
12 21 (3.24%) Remedy
13 20 (3.09%) Symantec
14 17 (2.62%) Dell
14 17 (2.62%) EMC
14 17 (2.62%) LANDesk
15 16 (2.47%) Splunk
16 15 (2.31%) NetApp
17 14 (2.16%) F5
17 14 (2.16%) ION Trading
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Elland, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 7 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago