The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 24 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 53 50
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 1 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.23% 1.06% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 1.32% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Median daily rate - £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +10.76% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.72 - -
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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 388 380 497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.87% 80.34% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 185 291
Median daily rate £500 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.84% -11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 92 39
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £46.40
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Essex

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 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 Essex region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (75.00%) RUP
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) ETL
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (75.00%) BEA
1 3 (75.00%) Informatica
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (75.00%) webMethods
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Pega
1 3 (75.00%) Pentaho
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (75.00%) SAP Data Services
1 3 (75.00%) CA Gen

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (75.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (75.00%) Pentaho
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (75.00%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) CA Gen
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) ETL Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Pentaho Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle ETL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) ETL
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (75.00%) RUP
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) BEA
1 3 (75.00%) Informatica
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Pega
1 3 (75.00%) webMethods
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft