The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Fault Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fault 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.

Fault Management
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 601 602
Rank change year-on-year +33 +1  
Contract jobs citing Fault Management 42 53 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.098% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.12% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 22
Median daily rate £368 £350 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -8.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £225 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £365 £380
% change year-on-year +0.68% -3.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

Fault 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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Fault Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Fault Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Fault Management in the UK

Fault Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fault Management in the UK

Fault Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fault Management in the UK

Fault Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fault Management over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Fault Management in the UK

Fault Management
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fault Management within the UK 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
England +1 32 £375 +7.14% 3
London +12 12 - -
South East -14 10 £368 -3.28% 2
Berkshire +11 8 - - 1
Scotland - 8 £360 -
Aberdeen - 8 £360 -
East of England - 6 £365 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £365 -
Reading +9 4 - -
Hatfield - 3 £350 -
North West +19 1 £400 +26.98%
West Midlands +14 1 - - 1
Birmingham +12 1 - -
Surrey +7 1 £360 -
South West +4 1 £360 -
Hampshire +2 1 £375 -1.31%
Portsmouth -5 1 £375 +2.73%
Borehamwood - 1 £380 -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 £400 -
Woking - 1 £360 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £400 -
Gwynedd - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £400 -
Bristol - 1 £360 -
North Wales - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 - -
Holyhead - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Fault Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Fault Management.

1 29 (39.19%) Firewall
2 27 (36.49%) Configuration Management
2 27 (36.49%) Cisco
3 22 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (29.73%) ITIL
4 21 (28.38%) Juniper
4 21 (28.38%) Incident Management
4 21 (28.38%) Capacity Management
5 20 (27.03%) Functional Testing
5 20 (27.03%) Back Office
6 19 (25.68%) Validation
6 19 (25.68%) SLA
7 18 (24.32%) WAN
7 18 (24.32%) Front Office
7 18 (24.32%) Statistics
8 17 (22.97%) LAN
9 16 (21.62%) Telecoms
10 15 (20.27%) Mentoring
10 15 (20.27%) Service Design
11 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
11 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
12 13 (17.57%) Computacenter
12 13 (17.57%) VPN
12 13 (17.57%) CCNP
13 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
14 10 (13.51%) Huawei
15 8 (10.81%) Remedy
15 8 (10.81%) Nokia
15 8 (10.81%) Ethernet
16 7 (9.46%) Citrix

Fault Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.19%) Firewall
2 18 (24.32%) WAN
3 17 (22.97%) LAN
4 13 (17.57%) VPN
5 8 (10.81%) Ethernet
6 7 (9.46%) VoIP
7 6 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (8.11%) MPLS
7 6 (8.11%) TACACS
8 5 (6.76%) DWDM
8 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
9 4 (5.41%) GGSN
9 4 (5.41%) Network Security
9 4 (5.41%) NGN
9 4 (5.41%) SNMP
9 4 (5.41%) VXLAN
10 3 (4.05%) SDH
10 3 (4.05%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (4.05%) Value-Added Service
11 2 (2.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.35%) CANoe
1 1 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 20 (27.03%) Back Office
2 18 (24.32%) Front Office
3 16 (21.62%) Telecoms
4 7 (9.46%) Billing
5 2 (2.70%) Automotive
6 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.35%) Finance
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (14.86%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.51%) Analyst
3 9 (12.16%) Security Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Back Office Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Network Security Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Security Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Database Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) IP Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) OSS Architect
8 3 (4.05%) 1st Line Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) Web Services
2 2 (2.70%) SOAP
2 2 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) JMS
3 1 (1.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.41%) CMDB
3 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Linux
3 2 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Solaris
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Configuration Management
2 22 (29.73%) ITIL
3 21 (28.38%) Capacity Management
3 21 (28.38%) Incident Management
4 20 (27.03%) Functional Testing
5 19 (25.68%) Validation
6 18 (24.32%) Statistics
7 15 (20.27%) Mentoring
7 15 (20.27%) Service Design
8 7 (9.46%) Network Design
8 7 (9.46%) Problem Management
9 6 (8.11%) Change Management
10 5 (6.76%) People Management
10 5 (6.76%) Project Management
11 4 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (5.41%) Matrix Organization
11 4 (5.41%) QMS
11 4 (5.41%) Release Management
12 3 (4.05%) Customer Requirements
12 3 (4.05%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.05%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) C
2 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.35%) Java
2 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
2 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
2 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
3 13 (17.57%) CCNP
4 7 (9.46%) Degree
5 6 (8.11%) CCSA
5 6 (8.11%) CCSE
5 6 (8.11%) CCSP
5 6 (8.11%) CISSP
6 4 (5.41%) CCIE
6 4 (5.41%) DBS Check
7 3 (4.05%) CCNA
7 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.68%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO 26262
2 2 (2.70%) MISRA
3 1 (1.35%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.35%) vCloud
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (1.35%) Netcool
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
1 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 27 (36.49%) Cisco
2 21 (28.38%) Juniper
3 13 (17.57%) Computacenter
4 10 (13.51%) Huawei
5 8 (10.81%) Nokia
5 8 (10.81%) Remedy
6 7 (9.46%) Citrix
6 7 (9.46%) F5
7 6 (8.11%) Blue Coat
7 6 (8.11%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.41%) Nortel
9 3 (4.05%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.05%) Tellabs
10 2 (2.70%) Ciena
10 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.70%) Oracle
10 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.70%) Redknee
11 1 (1.35%) Avaya
11 1 (1.35%) Infovista