The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 / Oxfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 60 63
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 2 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.32% 0.68% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.85% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 12
Median daily rate £413 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.26% +27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £435 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £715 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £304
% change year-on-year +10.76% +6.99%  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 520 472 622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.15% 80.27% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 347 421
Median daily rate £473 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 28
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £40.50 £45.00
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Oxfordshire

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Oxfordshire

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Oxford -4 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Kidlington - 1 £375 -
Problem Management
South East

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

1 5 (71.43%) WAN
1 5 (71.43%) Juniper
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security
1 5 (71.43%) Kalman Filter
1 5 (71.43%) Palo Alto
1 5 (71.43%) Web Filtering
2 4 (57.14%) F5
2 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (57.14%) NetScaler
2 4 (57.14%) HIPAA
2 4 (57.14%) Brocade
2 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) McAfee
2 4 (57.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) SSL
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) JNCIA
3 3 (42.86%) JNCIS
3 3 (42.86%) JNCIP
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) Junos
4 2 (28.57%) Nagios
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) NetScaler
2 4 (57.14%) SSL
3 3 (42.86%) Junos
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (14.29%) LDAP
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Security Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Flash
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Kalman Filter
1 5 (71.43%) Web Filtering
2 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Operations Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) JNCIA
1 3 (42.86%) JNCIP
1 3 (42.86%) JNCIS
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
2 1 (14.29%) RHCE
2 1 (14.29%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) HIPAA
1 4 (57.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (14.29%) PMO
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Juniper
1 5 (71.43%) Palo Alto
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
2 4 (57.14%) Brocade
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) F5
2 4 (57.14%) McAfee
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) Sun
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas
3 1 (14.29%) VMware