Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 24 November 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 49 61
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.51% 1.43% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.72% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Kent median daily rate £344 £170 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +102.21% - -
South East median daily rate £375 £381 £385
% change year-on-year -1.51% -1.10% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £13.70 £37.09
% change year-on-year +5.84% -63.06% +118.18%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 422 406 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.47% 83.20% 80.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 279 286
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £230 £193 £204
90th Percentile £625 £540 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 21
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £20.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -19.88% +8.33%
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -11.54% -2.26% +52.00%

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Problem Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in Kent

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Kent

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Kent

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £370 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Problem Management
South East

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

1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (50.00%) Line Management
4 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (25.00%) CA
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (25.00%) F5
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) EPiServer
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Incident and Problem Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Line Management
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (25.00%) CA
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) IronPort
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Siebel