The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 28 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 44 45
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford - 0.66% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.83% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.32%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +13.84% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.38 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.46% +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 Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 271 241 288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 84.69% 79.54% 84.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 767 994
Median daily rate £483 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -41.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £13.80 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £48.75 £47.50
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 Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in Oxford

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Oxford

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (66.67%) Web Filtering
1 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) PMO
2 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Task Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) HIPAA
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) Junos
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (66.67%) Web Filtering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Security Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIP
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) HIPAA
1 1 (33.33%) PMO
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
1 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds