The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 37 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 21 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.44% 3.88% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.20% 5.14% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 1
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£358 £248 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.67% -29.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.88 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.08 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +10.91%
Problem Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
404 370 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 66.23% 75.51% 65.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 228 83
Average daily rate £375 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.45% -13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 21
Average hourly rate £21.82 £34.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.82% +79.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +9 20 £364 +47.08% 3
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Problem Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Problem Management.

1 32 (50.79%) ITIL
1 32 (50.79%) Security Cleared
2 27 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 27 (42.86%) HP
3 26 (41.27%) Configuration Management
4 22 (34.92%) Oracle
5 19 (30.16%) Regression Testing
6 18 (28.57%) Linux
7 17 (26.98%) Finance
8 16 (25.40%) Windows
9 15 (23.81%) SQL
9 15 (23.81%) Red Hat
9 15 (23.81%) SLA
10 14 (22.22%) Service Delivery
10 14 (22.22%) QA
10 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 13 (20.63%) Service Management
11 13 (20.63%) Middleware
11 13 (20.63%) WebLogic
12 12 (19.05%) Java
12 12 (19.05%) Active Directory
12 12 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (17.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (17.46%) Oracle Database
13 11 (17.46%) OpenView
13 11 (17.46%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (17.46%) SOA
13 11 (17.46%) Clustering
13 11 (17.46%) AquaLogic
14 10 (15.87%) VMware

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Problem Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Problem Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (20.63%) WebLogic
2 11 (17.46%) AquaLogic
3 6 (9.52%) Apache
4 5 (7.94%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.76%) IIS
6 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.59%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) SAN
2 7 (11.11%) LDAP
3 2 (3.17%) DHCP
3 2 (3.17%) DNS
4 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) Firewall
4 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) Oracle Reports
1 11 (17.46%) Oracle Database
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.94%) RDBMS
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.35%) MariaDB
4 4 (6.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 7 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
3 6 (9.52%) Ant
4 5 (7.94%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (11.11%) Administrator
1 7 (11.11%) Test Engineer
2 5 (7.94%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (7.94%) Applications Support
2 5 (7.94%) Performance Test Engineer
2 5 (7.94%) Performance Engineer
3 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
3 3 (4.76%) Tester
3 3 (4.76%) Developer
3 3 (4.76%) Analyst
3 3 (4.76%) Consultant
4 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
4 2 (3.17%) Applications Developer
4 2 (3.17%) Incident Manager
4 2 (3.17%) Technical Leader
4 2 (3.17%) UNIX Consultant
4 2 (3.17%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (3.17%) Informatica Specialist
4 2 (3.17%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (3.17%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) Middleware
2 7 (11.11%) Java EE
3 6 (9.52%) JNDI
3 6 (9.52%) JMS
3 6 (9.52%) J2EE
3 6 (9.52%) JDBC
3 6 (9.52%) SOAP
4 5 (7.94%) XML
5 4 (6.35%) LAMP
5 4 (6.35%) Web Services
6 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Clustering
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.94%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.76%) Replication
6 2 (3.17%) CMDB
6 2 (3.17%) User Experience
6 2 (3.17%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.59%) NHS
7 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Linux
2 16 (25.40%) Windows
3 12 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (12.70%) UNIX
5 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.76%) CentOS
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.17%) VME
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.59%) OS/2
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) ITIL
2 26 (41.27%) Configuration Management
3 19 (30.16%) Regression Testing
4 14 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 13 (20.63%) Service Management
6 11 (17.46%) SOA
6 11 (17.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (15.87%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (15.87%) Change Management
7 10 (15.87%) Business Continuity
8 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 9 (14.29%) Incident Management
9 8 (12.70%) Automated Testing
9 8 (12.70%) Knowledge Management
9 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
9 8 (12.70%) High Availability
10 7 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (9.52%) Network Management
11 6 (9.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) SQL
2 12 (19.05%) Java
3 9 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 6 (9.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.76%) VB
6 3 (4.76%) PHP
7 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (50.79%) Security Cleared
2 27 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (7.94%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.17%) VCP4
6 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) MCSE
6 1 (1.59%) MCSA
6 1 (1.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.81%) SLA
2 14 (22.22%) QA
3 7 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) vSphere
3 3 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.59%) Xen
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) OpenView
2 9 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.59%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 27 (42.86%) HP
2 22 (34.92%) Oracle
3 15 (23.81%) Red Hat
4 10 (15.87%) VMware
5 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.52%) Splunk
6 6 (9.52%) Informatica
7 2 (3.17%) Lotus
7 2 (3.17%) Citrix
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