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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
UK / England
Rank 296 230 238
Rank change year-on-year -66 +8  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 302 516 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 1.05% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.27% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 334 252
Median daily rate £362 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.42% -1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 25
Median hourly rate £16.07 £19.00 £20.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.40% -8.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.70 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £43.00 £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 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 34360 40698 38684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.28% 82.96% 80.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22779 27017 24364
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1001 1130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 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
London -62 102 £375 +7.14% 28
South East -11 92 £362 +6.32% 22
West Midlands 0 23 £450 -2.17% 4
North West +17 20 £140 -58.51% 8
East of England -2 17 £238 -36.66% 9
South West -23 14 £215 -37.68% 1
Yorkshire +2 13 £375 +15.38% 8
East Midlands +2 10 £363 -2.02% 7
North East -13 9 £394 +75.00% 2
Midlands +9 2 - -
Problem Management
UK

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 463 (56.74%) ITIL
2 288 (35.29%) Change Management
3 280 (34.31%) Windows
4 222 (27.21%) Microsoft
5 214 (26.23%) Service Management
6 203 (24.88%) Incident Management
7 174 (21.32%) Analytical Skills
8 163 (19.98%) Finance
9 151 (18.50%) Active Directory
10 149 (18.26%) Linux
11 145 (17.77%) Security Cleared
12 137 (16.79%) MS Excel
13 133 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
14 131 (16.05%) Service Delivery
15 129 (15.81%) SQL
16 118 (14.46%) Unix
17 114 (13.97%) VMware
18 109 (13.36%) Oracle
19 101 (12.38%) ITSM
20 100 (12.25%) SLA
21 99 (12.13%) SC Cleared
22 95 (11.64%) DevOps
23 92 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
24 86 (10.54%) Windows Server
25 85 (10.42%) MS Office
26 84 (10.29%) Management Information System
27 83 (10.17%) PRINCE2
28 81 (9.93%) Windows 7
29 79 (9.68%) Project Management
30 78 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement

Problem Management
Top Related 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 34 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 30 (3.68%) MS Exchange
2 30 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 29 (3.55%) IIS
4 26 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 25 (3.06%) WebLogic
6 16 (1.96%) Apache
7 15 (1.84%) Confluence
7 15 (1.84%) IBM Notes
7 15 (1.84%) JBoss
8 14 (1.72%) Skype for Business
9 11 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
9 11 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (1.10%) SAS
11 9 (1.10%) Tuxedo
12 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.74%) IBM Domino
13 6 (0.74%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 137 (16.79%) MS Excel
2 85 (10.42%) MS Office
3 52 (6.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.98%) MS Project
6 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.61%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.49%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.37%) Staffware
7 2 (0.25%) assyst
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.12%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 67 (8.21%) SaaS
2 64 (7.84%) IaaS
3 61 (7.48%) PaaS
4 37 (4.53%) Office 365
5 29 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.12%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.12%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 71 (8.70%) WAN
2 63 (7.72%) DNS
3 58 (7.11%) LAN
4 51 (6.25%) Firewall
4 51 (6.25%) SAN
5 50 (6.13%) TCP/IP
6 41 (5.02%) DHCP
7 34 (4.17%) Internet
8 31 (3.80%) Network Security
8 31 (3.80%) Wireless
9 29 (3.55%) VPN
10 28 (3.43%) SSL
11 25 (3.06%) NAS
12 19 (2.33%) LDAP
13 18 (2.21%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (2.21%) LTE
14 17 (2.08%) GSM
15 14 (1.72%) MPLS
15 14 (1.72%) NetScaler
16 13 (1.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
3 24 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.57%) DB2
5 16 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 14 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.59%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.35%) MySQL
8 11 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.98%) Apache Hive
10 8 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.86%) Big Data
11 7 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.74%) MS Access
12 6 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.74%) PowerCenter
12 6 (0.74%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.74%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (3.06%) JIRA
3 14 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.47%) Android Studio
4 12 (1.47%) CA Gen
4 12 (1.47%) Xcode
5 9 (1.10%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.49%) Log4j
7 4 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.49%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.49%) Subversion
8 3 (0.37%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.37%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.37%) PVCS
9 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 163 (19.98%) Finance
2 44 (5.39%) Telecoms
3 41 (5.02%) Legal
4 36 (4.41%) Banking
5 21 (2.57%) Military
6 18 (2.21%) Front Office
7 17 (2.08%) Retail
8 16 (1.96%) Back Office
8 16 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.84%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.47%) Law
10 12 (1.47%) Publishing
11 10 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 9 (1.10%) Marketing
13 6 (0.74%) Electronics
14 3 (0.37%) Local Government
15 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 156 (19.12%) Analyst
2 69 (8.46%) Service Analyst
3 58 (7.11%) Support Analyst
4 57 (6.99%) Administrator
5 48 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 47 (5.76%) Support Engineer
7 44 (5.39%) Developer
8 43 (5.27%) Service Manager
9 41 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 40 (4.90%) Operations Engineer
11 38 (4.66%) Applications Support
12 37 (4.53%) DBA
12 37 (4.53%) Network Engineer
13 36 (4.41%) Problem Manager
14 28 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
15 27 (3.31%) Architect
15 27 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
16 26 (3.19%) Senior Operations Engineer
17 23 (2.82%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
17 23 (2.82%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.33%) Web Services
2 18 (2.21%) Middleware
2 18 (2.21%) XML
3 17 (2.08%) J2EE
4 15 (1.84%) Software Packaging
5 11 (1.35%) SOAP
6 9 (1.10%) .NET
7 8 (0.98%) HTML
8 7 (0.86%) REST
8 7 (0.86%) Spring
9 6 (0.74%) IBM Integration Bus
10 5 (0.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 5 (0.61%) Web Dynpro
11 4 (0.49%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.49%) CSS
11 4 (0.49%) JAX-RPC
11 4 (0.49%) WSDL
11 4 (0.49%) XSL
11 4 (0.49%) XSLT
12 3 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 174 (21.32%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (10.29%) Management Information System
3 49 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 33 (4.04%) Blackberry
5 31 (3.80%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.21%) Clustering
6 18 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 16 (1.96%) Tandem
8 15 (1.84%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.59%) Replication
9 13 (1.59%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.47%) NHS
11 11 (1.35%) iPhone
12 10 (1.23%) CMDB
12 10 (1.23%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.10%) Driving Licence
13 9 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.10%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.98%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 280 (34.31%) Windows
2 149 (18.26%) Linux
3 118 (14.46%) Unix
4 86 (10.54%) Windows Server
5 81 (9.93%) Windows 7
6 56 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (6.74%) Windows XP
8 47 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (5.39%) AIX
10 36 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (4.04%) Solaris
12 32 (3.92%) Windows 2000
13 29 (3.55%) Windows 10
14 22 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (2.45%) Android
16 18 (2.21%) zOS
17 15 (1.84%) Windows 8
18 12 (1.47%) Mac OS X
18 12 (1.47%) VME
19 10 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (56.74%) ITIL
2 288 (35.29%) Change Management
3 214 (26.23%) Service Management
4 203 (24.88%) Incident Management
5 133 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (16.05%) Service Delivery
7 101 (12.38%) ITSM
8 95 (11.64%) DevOps
9 83 (10.17%) PRINCE2
10 79 (9.68%) Project Management
11 78 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 74 (9.07%) Root Cause Analysis
13 72 (8.82%) Data Management
14 71 (8.70%) Open Source
15 69 (8.46%) Configuration Management
16 58 (7.11%) Change Control
17 55 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
18 51 (6.25%) ITIL V3
19 49 (6.00%) Release Management
20 47 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 129 (15.81%) SQL
2 74 (9.07%) Java
3 37 (4.53%) PowerShell
4 26 (3.19%) Perl
5 24 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 23 (2.82%) Python
7 15 (1.84%) VB
8 14 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.47%) Apple Swift
9 12 (1.47%) Objective-C
10 11 (1.35%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.10%) C
12 8 (0.98%) C++
13 7 (0.86%) Ruby
14 5 (0.61%) ABAP
14 5 (0.61%) C#
14 5 (0.61%) COBOL
15 3 (0.37%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.37%) VBScript
16 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 145 (17.77%) Security Cleared
2 99 (12.13%) SC Cleared
3 66 (8.09%) ITIL Certification
4 57 (6.99%) Degree
5 35 (4.29%) DV Cleared
6 32 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (3.06%) CCNA
9 22 (2.70%) CCNP
10 20 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 20 (2.45%) MCSE
11 15 (1.84%) CISSP
12 14 (1.72%) MCP
13 12 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (1.10%) CCDA
14 9 (1.10%) HNC
15 7 (0.86%) CCIE
15 7 (0.86%) JNCIA
15 7 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (12.25%) SLA
2 31 (3.80%) QA
3 13 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (1.47%) PMO
5 11 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.10%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) COBIT
9 1 (0.12%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 151 (18.50%) Active Directory
2 92 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.06%) vSphere
4 22 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 22 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
5 20 (2.45%) XenDesktop
6 19 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 19 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (2.33%) XenApp
7 18 (2.21%) Veritas File System
7 18 (2.21%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.84%) Firmware
10 9 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.98%) KVM
12 5 (0.61%) NDS
12 5 (0.61%) SRDF
12 5 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (0.49%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 41 (5.02%) SCCM
2 34 (4.17%) NetBackup
3 19 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 16 (1.96%) Puppet
4 16 (1.96%) SCOM
5 11 (1.35%) Tivoli
6 10 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.98%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.98%) Ansible
7 8 (0.98%) HP SiteScope
7 8 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.98%) WSUS
8 7 (0.86%) Netcool
8 7 (0.86%) vMotion
9 6 (0.74%) EdgeSight
9 6 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.74%) WMI
10 5 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 222 (27.21%) Microsoft
2 114 (13.97%) VMware
3 109 (13.36%) Oracle
4 75 (9.19%) Cisco
5 74 (9.07%) Citrix
6 70 (8.58%) HP
7 43 (5.27%) Red Hat
8 33 (4.04%) IBM
9 32 (3.92%) Veritas
10 30 (3.68%) ServiceNow
10 30 (3.68%) Symantec
11 27 (3.31%) Sun
12 22 (2.70%) EMC
13 21 (2.57%) Remedy
14 20 (2.45%) LANDesk
14 20 (2.45%) SAP
15 18 (2.21%) Informatica
15 18 (2.21%) Intel Security
16 17 (2.08%) Dell
16 17 (2.08%) webMethods
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