The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 105 130
Rank change year-on-year -16 +25  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 16 36 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.59% 1.21% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.53% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 7
Median daily rate £370 £250 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.00% -32.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £381 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +13.84% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.96 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -27.07% +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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2236 2349 2424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.87% 78.80% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1554 1645
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 107 109
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
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 the South West

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

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in the South West

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in the South West

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in the South West

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol +1 9 £370 +48.00% 1
Gloucestershire +12 2 £195 -30.97%
Devon -2 2 - -
Wiltshire -14 2 £270 +8.00% 1
Cornwall - 1 £475 -
Problem Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 16 (53.33%) ITIL
2 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (26.67%) ITIL V3
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 8 (26.67%) WAN
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (23.33%) LAN
4 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (20.00%) HP
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (16.67%) CommVault
6 5 (16.67%) NetApp
6 5 (16.67%) DHCP
6 5 (16.67%) DNS
6 5 (16.67%) Service Management
6 5 (16.67%) Release Management
7 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
7 4 (13.33%) Change Management
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) Capacity Management

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Apache
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) WAN
2 7 (23.33%) LAN
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) DNS
4 3 (10.00%) MPLS
4 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.67%) BIG-IP
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.67%) Firewall
5 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) Wireless
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security
6 1 (3.33%) PABX
6 1 (3.33%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) German Language
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Release Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Incident Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Management Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Problem Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Management Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) WCF
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
1 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.33%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.67%) Solaris
5 2 (6.67%) Unix
6 1 (3.33%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL V3
3 5 (16.67%) Release Management
3 5 (16.67%) Service Management
4 4 (13.33%) Capacity Management
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.00%) Analytics
5 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Customer Insight
5 3 (10.00%) Demand Management
5 3 (10.00%) ITSM
5 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) MCSE
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Firmware
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (10.00%) Netcool
1 3 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Unicenter
2 2 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (3.33%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (3.33%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) CommVault
3 5 (16.67%) NetApp
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) EMC
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.67%) CA
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) IronPort
6 2 (6.67%) Meridio
6 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.67%) Veritas
7 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.33%) Brocade