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 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.

Problem Management
England / South West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 100 126
Rank change year-on-year -22 +26  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 14 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 1.41% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.77% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 27 5
Median daily rate £215 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.68% -1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £230 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £392 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +1.64% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £29.00
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 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 2101 2318 2482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.62% 79.88% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1527 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 137 87
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
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 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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Gloucestershire +10 13 £210 -33.33%
Bristol -1 1 £388 +3.33% 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

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 South West region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 26 (66.67%) ITIL
2 21 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 20 (51.28%) VMware
4 19 (48.72%) Windows
5 18 (46.15%) Military
5 18 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (43.59%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (43.59%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
8 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
9 13 (33.33%) HP
9 13 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 13 (33.33%) Service Management
9 13 (33.33%) Change Management
10 12 (30.77%) Business Continuity
11 10 (25.64%) Replication
12 7 (17.95%) SQL
12 7 (17.95%) WAN
13 6 (15.38%) DNS
13 6 (15.38%) LAN
13 6 (15.38%) Oracle
13 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
13 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
13 6 (15.38%) ITIL V3
14 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
14 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
14 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
14 5 (12.82%) CommVault

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 4 (10.26%) IIS
1 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) WAN
2 6 (15.38%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) LAN
3 5 (12.82%) DHCP
4 2 (5.13%) MPLS
4 2 (5.13%) SAN
5 1 (2.56%) ATM
5 1 (2.56%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.56%) DSL
5 1 (2.56%) Firewall
5 1 (2.56%) ISDN
5 1 (2.56%) NetScreen
5 1 (2.56%) SONET
5 1 (2.56%) SSL
5 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.56%) VLAN
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
5 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MS Access
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (46.15%) Military
2 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Problem Manager
2 4 (10.26%) Service Manager
2 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 3 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.13%) Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Incident Manager
4 2 (5.13%) IT Manager
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL Manager
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL Problem Manager
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL Service Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.56%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.56%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (25.64%) Replication
3 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
4 4 (10.26%) Clustering
4 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.13%) Solaris
5 2 (5.13%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) ITIL
2 13 (33.33%) Change Management
2 13 (33.33%) Service Management
3 12 (30.77%) Business Continuity
4 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 6 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 4 (10.26%) Change Control
5 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Demand Management
7 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.13%) Database Security
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Security Management
7 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.56%) CRM
8 1 (2.56%) ITSM
8 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 17 (43.59%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) CCIE
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.69%) Netcool
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Unicenter
3 2 (5.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) VMware
2 13 (33.33%) HP
3 6 (15.38%) Oracle
4 5 (12.82%) CommVault
4 5 (12.82%) NetApp
5 4 (10.26%) Citrix
6 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.13%) EMC
7 2 (5.13%) Meridio
7 2 (5.13%) Veritas
8 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco
8 1 (2.56%) F5
8 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.56%) Juniper
8 1 (2.56%) OpenText