The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
UK
Rank 286 237 253
Rank change year-on-year -49 +16  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 357 548 457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.03% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.25% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 348 256
Median daily rate £363 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.28% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 27
Median hourly rate £18.37 £32.50 £20.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.46% +56.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £50.00 £40.00
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in the UK

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in the UK

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in the UK

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem Management in the UK

Problem Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -66 308 £363 +3.57% 91
London -63 101 £375 +7.14% 30
South East -7 95 £362 +6.32% 22
Berkshire +20 35 £425 +8.97% 10
West Midlands -3 26 £450 -2.17% 4
Wales +30 22 £425 -32.00%
Scotland +19 21 £263 -25.00% 1
North West +17 20 £140 -58.51% 8
Reading +16 20 £438 - 4
Buckinghamshire +2 19 £362 -14.94% 2
East of England -3 17 £238 -36.66% 9
Milton Keynes 0 14 £357 -16.11% 1
Yorkshire -3 14 £375 +15.38% 8
City of London -14 14 £425 +22.30% 10
South West -29 14 £215 -37.68% 1
Gloucestershire +11 13 £210 -33.33%
Manchester +7 12 £193 -45.00% 5
Hampshire +6 12 £408 +20.74%
Birmingham +6 12 £400 -11.11% 2
Surrey -8 12 £305 -24.69% 3
Epsom +7 11 - -
West Yorkshire +5 11 £375 +15.38% 5
South Wales +23 10 £400 -36.00%
Gloucester +7 10 £210 -
East Midlands -2 10 £363 -2.02% 7
Edinburgh +18 9 £263 -29.05% 1
Tyne and Wear -10 9 £394 +75.00% 1
North East -14 9 £394 +75.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 8 £394 +48.58% 1
West Wales - 8 £488 -

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 507 (55.71%) ITIL
2 305 (33.52%) Change Management
3 291 (31.98%) Windows
4 239 (26.26%) Service Management
5 235 (25.82%) Microsoft
6 220 (24.18%) Incident Management
7 192 (21.10%) Finance
8 179 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
9 166 (18.24%) Security Cleared
10 161 (17.69%) Active Directory
11 153 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
12 150 (16.48%) Linux
13 145 (15.93%) MS Excel
14 141 (15.49%) Service Delivery
15 134 (14.73%) SQL
16 119 (13.08%) VMware
17 118 (12.97%) Unix
17 118 (12.97%) SC Cleared
18 114 (12.53%) ITSM
19 109 (11.98%) Oracle
20 104 (11.43%) SLA
21 99 (10.88%) Project Management
22 96 (10.55%) Java
22 96 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
22 96 (10.55%) DevOps
23 95 (10.44%) Windows Server
24 92 (10.11%) Cisco
25 90 (9.89%) Root Cause Analysis
26 89 (9.78%) WAN
27 88 (9.67%) MS Office

Problem Management
Top Related 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 37 (4.07%) WebSphere
2 34 (3.74%) MS Exchange
3 32 (3.52%) SharePoint
4 29 (3.19%) IIS
5 26 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 26 (2.86%) WebLogic
6 17 (1.87%) IBM Notes
7 16 (1.76%) Apache
8 15 (1.65%) Confluence
8 15 (1.65%) JBoss
9 14 (1.54%) Skype for Business
10 11 (1.21%) Oracle Application Server
10 11 (1.21%) Tomcat
11 10 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.99%) SAS
12 9 (0.99%) Tuxedo
13 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.88%) IBM Domino
14 7 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 145 (15.93%) MS Excel
2 88 (9.67%) MS Office
3 53 (5.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.88%) MS Project
6 5 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.55%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.44%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.33%) Staffware
8 2 (0.22%) assyst
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.11%) MIS ActiveH
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 67 (7.36%) SaaS
2 64 (7.03%) IaaS
3 61 (6.70%) PaaS
4 38 (4.18%) Office 365
5 30 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.11%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.11%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 89 (9.78%) WAN
2 76 (8.35%) LAN
3 68 (7.47%) TCP/IP
4 67 (7.36%) DNS
5 56 (6.15%) Firewall
6 54 (5.93%) SAN
7 45 (4.95%) DHCP
8 44 (4.84%) Wireless
9 36 (3.96%) Internet
10 34 (3.74%) Network Security
11 32 (3.52%) VPN
12 28 (3.08%) NAS
12 28 (3.08%) SSL
13 27 (2.97%) MPLS
14 20 (2.20%) BGP
14 20 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
15 19 (2.09%) LDAP
16 18 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (1.98%) LTE
17 17 (1.87%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
3 24 (2.64%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.42%) DB2
5 16 (1.76%) MongoDB
6 14 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 11 (1.21%) MySQL
8 11 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
9 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.88%) Apache Hive
10 8 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.77%) Big Data
11 7 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.66%) MS Access
12 6 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.66%) PowerCenter
12 6 (0.66%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.66%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (2.75%) JIRA
3 15 (1.65%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.32%) Android Studio
4 12 (1.32%) CA Gen
4 12 (1.32%) Xcode
5 9 (0.99%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.44%) Log4j
7 4 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.44%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.44%) Subversion
8 3 (0.33%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.33%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.33%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.33%) PVCS
9 2 (0.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 192 (21.10%) Finance
2 44 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 41 (4.51%) Legal
4 40 (4.40%) Banking
5 22 (2.42%) Front Office
6 21 (2.31%) Military
7 18 (1.98%) Retail
8 17 (1.87%) Back Office
9 16 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.76%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.65%) Law
10 15 (1.65%) Publishing
11 11 (1.21%) Investment Banking
12 10 (1.10%) Marketing
13 6 (0.66%) Electronics
14 3 (0.33%) Local Government
15 2 (0.22%) French Language
15 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 172 (18.90%) Analyst
2 72 (7.91%) Service Analyst
3 60 (6.59%) Support Analyst
4 59 (6.48%) Administrator
5 57 (6.26%) Developer
5 57 (6.26%) Support Engineer
6 50 (5.49%) Network Engineer
7 48 (5.27%) Applications Support
7 48 (5.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 46 (5.05%) Service Manager
9 43 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 42 (4.62%) Problem Manager
11 40 (4.40%) Operations Engineer
12 37 (4.07%) DBA
13 29 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
14 27 (2.97%) Architect
14 27 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
15 26 (2.86%) Senior Operations Engineer
16 24 (2.64%) Incident Manager
17 23 (2.53%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.97%) XML
2 20 (2.20%) Web Services
3 18 (1.98%) Middleware
4 17 (1.87%) HTML
4 17 (1.87%) J2EE
5 16 (1.76%) Software Packaging
6 12 (1.32%) CSS
7 11 (1.21%) SOAP
8 9 (0.99%) .NET
8 9 (0.99%) IBM Integration Bus
8 9 (0.99%) jQuery
9 8 (0.88%) HTML5
10 7 (0.77%) Ajax
10 7 (0.77%) CSS3
10 7 (0.77%) REST
10 7 (0.77%) Spring
10 7 (0.77%) XSLT
11 5 (0.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 5 (0.55%) Web Dynpro
11 5 (0.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 179 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (9.45%) Management Information System
3 57 (6.26%) Data Centre
4 39 (4.29%) CMDB
5 33 (3.63%) Blackberry
5 33 (3.63%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.31%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.98%) Clustering
7 18 (1.98%) Enterprise Storage
8 16 (1.76%) Mainframe
8 16 (1.76%) Tandem
9 13 (1.43%) NHS
9 13 (1.43%) Replication
9 13 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.21%) iPhone
11 10 (1.10%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.99%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.99%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.88%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 291 (31.98%) Windows
2 150 (16.48%) Linux
3 118 (12.97%) Unix
4 95 (10.44%) Windows Server
5 81 (8.90%) Windows 7
6 63 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (6.04%) Windows XP
8 52 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (4.95%) AIX
10 39 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (3.63%) Solaris
12 32 (3.52%) Windows 2000
13 29 (3.19%) Windows 10
14 22 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (2.09%) Android
15 19 (2.09%) zOS
16 15 (1.65%) Windows 8
17 12 (1.32%) CatOS
17 12 (1.32%) Mac OS X
17 12 (1.32%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (55.71%) ITIL
2 305 (33.52%) Change Management
3 239 (26.26%) Service Management
4 220 (24.18%) Incident Management
5 153 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
6 141 (15.49%) Service Delivery
7 114 (12.53%) ITSM
8 99 (10.88%) Project Management
9 96 (10.55%) DevOps
10 90 (9.89%) Root Cause Analysis
11 86 (9.45%) Configuration Management
11 86 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 86 (9.45%) PRINCE2
12 75 (8.24%) Release Management
13 72 (7.91%) Data Management
14 71 (7.80%) Open Source
15 62 (6.81%) Change Control
16 60 (6.59%) ITIL V3
17 55 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
18 51 (5.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 134 (14.73%) SQL
2 96 (10.55%) Java
3 39 (4.29%) PowerShell
4 26 (2.86%) Perl
5 25 (2.75%) Shell Script
6 23 (2.53%) Python
7 18 (1.98%) JavaScript
8 16 (1.76%) C
9 15 (1.65%) VB
10 14 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.32%) Apple Swift
11 12 (1.32%) Objective-C
12 8 (0.88%) C++
13 7 (0.77%) Ruby
14 6 (0.66%) ABAP
15 5 (0.55%) C#
15 5 (0.55%) COBOL
16 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.33%) PHP
16 3 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 166 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 118 (12.97%) SC Cleared
3 74 (8.13%) ITIL Certification
4 60 (6.59%) Degree
5 40 (4.40%) DV Cleared
6 37 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (2.86%) CCNA
9 23 (2.53%) CCNP
10 22 (2.42%) MCSE
11 20 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 18 (1.98%) CISSP
13 16 (1.76%) MCP
14 13 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
15 12 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (0.99%) CCDA
16 9 (0.99%) HNC
17 7 (0.77%) CCA
17 7 (0.77%) CCIE
17 7 (0.77%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (11.43%) SLA
2 33 (3.63%) QA
3 15 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (1.32%) PMO
4 12 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.21%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.99%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.33%) HL7
8 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) GDPR
9 1 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 161 (17.69%) Active Directory
2 96 (10.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.86%) vSphere
4 22 (2.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 22 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 21 (2.31%) XenApp
5 21 (2.31%) XenDesktop
6 19 (2.09%) Hyper-V
6 19 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (1.98%) Veritas File System
7 18 (1.98%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.65%) Firmware
10 9 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.88%) KVM
12 7 (0.77%) NDS
13 5 (0.55%) SRDF
13 5 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.44%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 44 (4.84%) SCCM
2 34 (3.74%) NetBackup
3 19 (2.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 19 (2.09%) SCOM
4 17 (1.87%) Puppet
5 11 (1.21%) Tivoli
6 10 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.88%) AirWatch
8 8 (0.88%) Ansible
8 8 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
8 8 (0.88%) WSUS
9 7 (0.77%) Netcool
9 7 (0.77%) vMotion
10 6 (0.66%) EdgeSight
10 6 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.66%) WMI
11 5 (0.55%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 5 (0.55%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 235 (25.82%) Microsoft
2 119 (13.08%) VMware
3 109 (11.98%) Oracle
4 92 (10.11%) Cisco
5 80 (8.79%) Citrix
6 76 (8.35%) HP
7 43 (4.73%) Red Hat
8 40 (4.40%) IBM
9 37 (4.07%) ServiceNow
10 32 (3.52%) Veritas
11 30 (3.30%) Symantec
12 27 (2.97%) Remedy
12 27 (2.97%) Sun
13 22 (2.42%) EMC
14 21 (2.31%) SAP
15 20 (2.20%) LANDesk
16 18 (1.98%) Informatica
16 18 (1.98%) Intel Security
17 17 (1.87%) Lotus
17 17 (1.87%) webMethods
London
Modis International
Rate: £320.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £226 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £210.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £195 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
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