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 3 months to 25 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 39 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.79% 0.62% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 0.79% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £338 £200 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.75% -55.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +10.76% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 212 254 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.46% 78.64% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 174 120
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 3 months to 25 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
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £338 -
West Malling - 1 £375 -
Problem Management
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 Kent region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) SLA
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Genesys
3 4 (50.00%) Informatica
3 4 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (50.00%) JCL
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) HTTPS
3 4 (50.00%) Apache
3 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) IIS
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (50.00%) FileNet
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Clustering
3 4 (50.00%) Tandem
3 4 (50.00%) EPiServer
3 4 (50.00%) Line Management
3 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (37.50%) F5

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%) Apache
1 4 (50.00%) EPiServer
1 4 (50.00%) FileNet
1 4 (50.00%) IIS
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless Security
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Engagement Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Support Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Clustering
1 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (50.00%) Tandem
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Data Security
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) RUP
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) SSADM
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JCL
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) Genesys
1 4 (50.00%) Informatica
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) IronPort
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds