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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 42 59 67
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 17 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.62% 2.18% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 2.82% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Median daily rate £438 £438 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +91.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £388 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +1.64% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.12 £45.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -66.39% +55.17%  

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 519 780 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.97% 77.30% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 421 402
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 13
Median hourly rate £17.59 £50.33 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.04% +86.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.05 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Reading

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Service Management
3 13 (39.39%) QA
4 12 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 12 (36.36%) Mentoring
5 10 (30.30%) DNS
5 10 (30.30%) ITIL
5 10 (30.30%) Project Management
6 9 (27.27%) Finance
6 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 9 (27.27%) Load Balancing
6 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
7 8 (24.24%) Public Cloud
7 8 (24.24%) Patch Management
8 7 (21.21%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (21.21%) Linux
8 7 (21.21%) Java
8 7 (21.21%) SLA
8 7 (21.21%) SMTP
8 7 (21.21%) HTTP
8 7 (21.21%) Product Management
8 7 (21.21%) Process Improvement
8 7 (21.21%) Huawei
9 6 (18.18%) LTE
9 6 (18.18%) Android
9 6 (18.18%) Degree

Problem Management
Top Related 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 (15.15%) JBoss
2 4 (12.12%) Apache
2 4 (12.12%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
2 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) DNS
2 7 (21.21%) HTTP
2 7 (21.21%) SMTP
3 6 (18.18%) LTE
4 5 (15.15%) GSM
4 5 (15.15%) HSPA
4 5 (15.15%) WCDMA
5 3 (9.09%) DHCP
5 3 (9.09%) SSH
6 1 (3.03%) 3G
6 1 (3.03%) 4G
6 1 (3.03%) Firewall
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
6 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (3.03%) Skype
6 1 (3.03%) WAN
6 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Android Studio
1 6 (18.18%) Xcode
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Publishing
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Problem Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Architect
2 6 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Middleware Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Web Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Middleware
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Public Cloud
2 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
4 3 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.03%) AS400
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Handset
5 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.21%) Linux
4 6 (18.18%) Android
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.12%) Unix
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Service Management
2 12 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (36.36%) Mentoring
3 10 (30.30%) ITIL
3 10 (30.30%) Project Management
4 9 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 8 (24.24%) Patch Management
5 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
6 7 (21.21%) Matrix Organization
6 7 (21.21%) Process Improvement
6 7 (21.21%) Product Management
6 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) Mobile Development
7 6 (18.18%) Service Design
8 5 (15.15%) Coaching
9 4 (12.12%) DevOps
10 3 (9.09%) Scrum
11 2 (6.06%) Change Management
11 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) Apple Swift
2 6 (18.18%) Objective-C
3 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 4 (12.12%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (39.39%) QA
2 7 (21.21%) SLA
3 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 2 (6.06%) WSUS
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Huawei
3 5 (15.15%) Apple
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.03%) VMware