The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 April 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
England / South East
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 152 176
Rank change year-on-year -4 +24  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 96 129 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 1.32% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.63% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 77 57
Median daily rate £338 £352 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +9.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £225 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £7.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.68% -73.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £7.88 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.86 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £27.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year -57.79% -6.03%  

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6646 7904 8070
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.16% 81.16% 79.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3834 4927 4533
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 261 295
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in the South East

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in the South East over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in the South East

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in the South East

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Berkshire +12 30 £438 +9.37% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 26 £300 -28.99% 4
Hampshire +17 14 £304 -10.73% 4
Surrey -16 10 £353 -17.05% 1
Kent +19 5 £338 +68.75%
East Sussex +11 5 £400 +39.13% 1
West Sussex +9 4 £300 -14.28% 1
Oxfordshire -21 2 £475 +90.00% 4
Middlesex -3 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £305 -
Problem Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 68 (37.78%) ITIL
2 53 (29.44%) Windows
3 48 (26.67%) Finance
4 47 (26.11%) Change Management
5 45 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 44 (24.44%) Active Directory
7 39 (21.67%) Security Cleared
8 37 (20.56%) Project Management
9 36 (20.00%) Linux
10 35 (19.44%) Service Delivery
11 34 (18.89%) DNS
12 32 (17.78%) SC Cleared
13 30 (16.67%) Incident Management
13 30 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (16.11%) Oracle
15 28 (15.56%) SQL
15 28 (15.56%) VMware
16 27 (15.00%) Management Information System
16 27 (15.00%) Service Management
16 27 (15.00%) Unix
16 27 (15.00%) Windows Server
16 27 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (13.33%) SLA
17 24 (13.33%) Firewall
18 23 (12.78%) WAN
18 23 (12.78%) Symantec
19 22 (12.22%) Veritas
19 22 (12.22%) Legal
20 21 (11.67%) Red Hat
20 21 (11.67%) SAN

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 16 (8.89%) IIS
2 12 (6.67%) Apache
3 9 (5.00%) Confluence
3 9 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.44%) JBoss
4 8 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.44%) SAS
5 7 (3.89%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.78%) SAP Portal
6 5 (2.78%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.22%) EPiServer
7 4 (2.22%) FileNet
7 4 (2.22%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.67%) LiveCycle
8 3 (1.67%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.11%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 12 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (2.78%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (1.67%) Staffware
3 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.00%) Office 365
3 6 (3.33%) SaaS
4 4 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.89%) DNS
2 24 (13.33%) Firewall
3 23 (12.78%) WAN
4 21 (11.67%) SAN
5 19 (10.56%) DHCP
6 17 (9.44%) NAS
7 16 (8.89%) LAN
8 15 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 12 (6.67%) LTE
10 11 (6.11%) GSM
10 11 (6.11%) HSPA
10 11 (6.11%) WCDMA
11 10 (5.56%) Network Security
12 8 (4.44%) NetScaler
12 8 (4.44%) SSL
13 7 (3.89%) Internet
13 7 (3.89%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (3.89%) Junos
13 7 (3.89%) MPLS
14 6 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.78%) Big Data
2 5 (2.78%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.67%) DB2
3 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.67%) MS Access
3 3 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (6.67%) Android Studio
2 12 (6.67%) Xcode
3 9 (5.00%) JIRA
4 4 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.22%) SonarQube
4 4 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.67%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.67%) ClearQuest
General
1 48 (26.67%) Finance
2 22 (12.22%) Legal
3 19 (10.56%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.67%) Publishing
5 3 (1.67%) Military
6 2 (1.11%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (11.11%) Administrator
2 19 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (10.00%) Storage Administrator
3 18 (10.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 18 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 18 (10.00%) Unix Administrator
3 18 (10.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 17 (9.44%) Analyst
5 14 (7.78%) Architect
6 13 (7.22%) Problem Manager
6 13 (7.22%) Service Manager
7 11 (6.11%) Network Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) Security Engineer
9 9 (5.00%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.89%) Solaris Administrator
11 7 (3.89%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.89%) Web Services
2 5 (2.78%) Web Dynpro
3 4 (2.22%) Middleware
4 3 (1.67%) .NET
5 1 (0.56%) Java EE
5 1 (0.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 18 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 18 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 12 (6.67%) Clustering
4 12 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.89%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.89%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.78%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.22%) Tandem
9 3 (1.67%) BYOD
9 3 (1.67%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.67%) LPAR
9 3 (1.67%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.11%) AS400
10 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (29.44%) Windows
2 36 (20.00%) Linux
3 27 (15.00%) Unix
3 27 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 27 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (11.67%) Solaris
5 16 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (7.78%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.67%) Android
8 10 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.33%) zOS
10 5 (2.78%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.67%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.67%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (37.78%) ITIL
2 47 (26.11%) Change Management
3 37 (20.56%) Project Management
4 35 (19.44%) Service Delivery
5 30 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 27 (15.00%) Service Management
7 21 (11.67%) Change Control
8 20 (11.11%) Process Improvement
9 19 (10.56%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (10.56%) High Availability
10 18 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 18 (10.00%) Service Design
11 17 (9.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (7.78%) Load Balancing
13 12 (6.67%) Mobile Development
14 11 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (6.11%) Coaching
15 10 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
15 10 (5.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.56%) SQL
2 14 (7.78%) Java
3 12 (6.67%) Apple Swift
3 12 (6.67%) Objective-C
4 10 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.89%) Python
6 5 (2.78%) ABAP
7 4 (2.22%) JCL
7 4 (2.22%) Perl
8 2 (1.11%) C
9 1 (0.56%) C++
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) VB
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.56%) Degree
4 13 (7.22%) CISSP
5 9 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.89%) JNCIA
6 7 (3.89%) JNCIP
6 7 (3.89%) JNCIS
7 6 (3.33%) GCIH
7 6 (3.33%) GIAC
8 4 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.67%) APMG
9 3 (1.67%) RHCSA
10 2 (1.11%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.11%) MCP
10 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.56%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.33%) SLA
2 17 (9.44%) QA
3 9 (5.00%) HIPAA
3 9 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (3.33%) PCI DSS
5 5 (2.78%) PMO
6 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.00%) Veritas File System
3 17 (9.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 17 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.89%) vSphere
4 7 (3.89%) XenApp
5 6 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.33%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.67%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.11%) Firmware
9 2 (1.11%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 10 (5.56%) SCCM
2 10 (5.56%) SCOM
3 8 (4.44%) WSUS
4 6 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (3.33%) Puppet
4 6 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (2.78%) EdgeSight
6 3 (1.67%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.67%) Ansible
6 3 (1.67%) AppDNA
6 3 (1.67%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.67%) Netcool
6 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (1.67%) Tivoli NetView
6 3 (1.67%) Unicenter
7 2 (1.11%) SafeCom
7 2 (1.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 45 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.11%) Oracle
3 28 (15.56%) VMware
4 23 (12.78%) Symantec
5 22 (12.22%) Veritas
6 21 (11.67%) Red Hat
7 20 (11.11%) Citrix
8 17 (9.44%) Sun
9 13 (7.22%) Cisco
9 13 (7.22%) HP
10 11 (6.11%) Apple
10 11 (6.11%) F5
11 10 (5.56%) Juniper
11 10 (5.56%) Palo Alto
12 9 (5.00%) Brocade
12 9 (5.00%) Intel Security
12 9 (5.00%) SAP
13 8 (4.44%) Adobe
13 8 (4.44%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.89%) Huawei
South East
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago