Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Problem Manager was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 827 824
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Problem Manager 33 69 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.066% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.069% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 39 35
UK median daily rate £388 £297 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.69% -15.29% -1.41%
10th Percentile £276 £208 £300
90th Percentile £414 £500 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £293 £350
% change year-on-year +29.91% -16.43% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Problem Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Problem Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Problem Manager in the UK

Problem Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Manager in the UK

Problem Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Manager over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Manager in the UK

Problem Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Manager in the UK

Problem Manager
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 32 £390 +31.53% 3
UK excluding London -3 22 £380 +29.91% 2
South East +3 15 £390 +0.65% 1
London -37 10 £400 +6.67% 1
Midlands +25 3 £350 -15.15%
West Midlands +24 2 £350 -15.15%
East of England -13 2 £370 -7.50% 1
North of England +55 1 - -
North West +23 1 - -
South West -10 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Problem Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Problem Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Problem Manager in the job title.

1 30 (90.91%) Problem Management
2 23 (69.70%) ITIL
3 17 (51.52%) Service Management
4 12 (36.36%) Incident Management
4 12 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
5 10 (30.30%) Trend Analysis
6 8 (24.24%) ITIL V3
6 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
6 8 (24.24%) ITSM
7 7 (21.21%) Proactive Management
8 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 5 (15.15%) Project Management
9 5 (15.15%) Release Management
9 5 (15.15%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.12%) Matrix Management
10 4 (12.12%) Retail
10 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
11 3 (9.09%) Change Management
11 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
11 3 (9.09%) Finance
11 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
11 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
11 3 (9.09%) Operations Management
11 3 (9.09%) Degree
11 3 (9.09%) CMDB
11 3 (9.09%) Remedy
11 3 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM

Problem Manager Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Retail
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) CMDB
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Problem Management
2 23 (69.70%) ITIL
3 17 (51.52%) Service Management
4 12 (36.36%) Incident Management
4 12 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (30.30%) Trend Analysis
6 8 (24.24%) ITIL V3
6 8 (24.24%) ITSM
7 7 (21.21%) Proactive Management
8 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 5 (15.15%) Release Management
9 4 (12.12%) Matrix Management
9 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
10 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
10 3 (9.09%) Change Management
10 3 (9.09%) Operations Management
11 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (6.06%) Customer-Centricity
11 2 (6.06%) Service Design
12 1 (3.03%) Matrix Organization
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.09%) Remedy
2 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) VMware