The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 22 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 60 60
Rank change year-on-year +12 0  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 7 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.20% 1.36% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.70% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £338 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 - £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £308
% change year-on-year +6.87% +6.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.75 - -
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 462 707 667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.11% 80.25% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 418 327
Median daily rate £444 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.93% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 36
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.95 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Reading

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in Reading over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in Reading

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 13 (48.15%) Windows
3 9 (33.33%) Finance
3 9 (33.33%) QA
4 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
5 7 (25.93%) Degree
5 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (25.93%) Linux
5 7 (25.93%) Java
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (25.93%) Task Automation
6 6 (22.22%) Service Design
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 6 (22.22%) Mobile Development
6 6 (22.22%) Apple Swift
6 6 (22.22%) DNS
6 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 6 (22.22%) Xcode
6 6 (22.22%) Objective-C
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) Android
6 6 (22.22%) Android Studio
6 6 (22.22%) LTE
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (18.52%) Coaching
7 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 5 (18.52%) JBoss
2 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
2 4 (14.81%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
1 6 (22.22%) LTE
2 5 (18.52%) GSM
2 5 (18.52%) HSPA
2 5 (18.52%) WCDMA
3 3 (11.11%) DHCP
3 3 (11.11%) HTTP
3 3 (11.11%) SMTP
3 3 (11.11%) SSH
4 2 (7.41%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.70%) 3G
5 1 (3.70%) 4G
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) Skype
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Android Studio
1 6 (22.22%) Xcode
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (18.52%) Publishing
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Dutch Language
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Incident Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Middleware Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Web Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Junior
5 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Middleware
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) AS400
4 1 (3.70%) Handset
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Android
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.81%) Unix
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Mentoring
3 7 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.93%) Task Automation
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 6 (22.22%) Mobile Development
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
4 6 (22.22%) Service Design
5 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (18.52%) Coaching
5 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
5 5 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Service Management
6 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
6 4 (14.81%) Patch Management
7 3 (11.11%) Change Management
7 3 (11.11%) ITSM
7 3 (11.11%) Product Management
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) Apple Swift
2 6 (22.22%) Objective-C
3 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.70%) CCNP
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCOM
2 3 (11.11%) Ansible
3 2 (7.41%) WSUS
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Apple
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) BMC
4 1 (3.70%) Infovista
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy
4 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.70%) VMware