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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 42 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 28 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.58% 1.06% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 1.45% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 2
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£328 £165 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.78% -54.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £165 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £13.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £17.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +13.11%
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
576 276 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.56% 73.40% 62.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 128 114
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -10 21 £363 +119.69% 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 40 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 34 (40.48%) HP
3 33 (39.29%) ITIL
4 32 (38.10%) SC Cleared
5 28 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 23 (27.38%) Oracle
7 20 (23.81%) Regression Testing
8 18 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 18 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 17 (20.24%) QA
9 17 (20.24%) SLA
10 16 (19.05%) Windows
10 16 (19.05%) Linux
10 16 (19.05%) Incident Management
11 15 (17.86%) Service Delivery
11 15 (17.86%) Finance
12 14 (16.67%) Service Management
12 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (15.48%) QuickTest Pro
13 13 (15.48%) Red Hat
14 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
14 12 (14.29%) Java
14 12 (14.29%) SQL
15 11 (13.10%) WebLogic
15 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
15 11 (13.10%) LoadRunner
15 11 (13.10%) Middleware
15 11 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (13.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (13.10%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (13.10%) WebLogic
2 10 (11.90%) SharePoint
3 9 (10.71%) AquaLogic
4 8 (9.52%) Apache
5 5 (5.95%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.57%) IIS
7 2 (2.38%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.19%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle ASCP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.52%) SAN
2 5 (5.95%) LDAP
3 2 (2.38%) LAN
3 2 (2.38%) WAN
3 2 (2.38%) DHCP
3 2 (2.38%) MPLS
3 2 (2.38%) DSL
3 2 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (1.19%) Firewall
4 1 (1.19%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.19%) NAS
4 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) Oracle Database
2 8 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.95%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.76%) MariaDB
5 4 (4.76%) MySQL
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.38%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 13 (15.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (13.10%) LoadRunner
3 10 (11.90%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (4.76%) Ant
6 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (8.33%) Administrator
1 7 (8.33%) Test Engineer
1 7 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
1 7 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
2 6 (7.14%) Applications Support
2 6 (7.14%) Tester
2 6 (7.14%) Analyst
3 5 (5.95%) Coordinator
3 5 (5.95%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (3.57%) Automation Tester
4 3 (3.57%) DBA
4 3 (3.57%) Consultant
4 3 (3.57%) Support Engineer
4 3 (3.57%) Service Analyst
4 3 (3.57%) Performance Tester
4 3 (3.57%) Service Manager
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (2.38%) Test Analyst
5 2 (2.38%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) Middleware
2 7 (8.33%) Java EE
3 4 (4.76%) LAMP
3 4 (4.76%) JNDI
3 4 (4.76%) XML
3 4 (4.76%) JMS
3 4 (4.76%) J2EE
3 4 (4.76%) JDBC
3 4 (4.76%) SOAP
4 2 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.71%) Clustering
3 8 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.33%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (3.57%) Replication
6 2 (2.38%) IVR
6 2 (2.38%) CMDB
6 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.38%) User Experience
7 1 (1.19%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.19%) NHS
7 1 (1.19%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Windows
1 16 (19.05%) Linux
2 10 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (10.71%) UNIX
4 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.57%) CentOS
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.38%) VME
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.19%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) ITIL
2 28 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 20 (23.81%) Regression Testing
4 18 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 16 (19.05%) Incident Management
6 15 (17.86%) Service Delivery
7 14 (16.67%) Service Management
8 11 (13.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 10 (11.90%) Software Testing
9 10 (11.90%) Change Management
9 10 (11.90%) Automated Testing
10 9 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (10.71%) SOA
10 9 (10.71%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (8.33%) Migration
12 7 (8.33%) Business Continuity
13 6 (7.14%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) Java
1 12 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 3 (3.57%) VB
4 3 (3.57%) PHP
5 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 32 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.57%) ISEB
6 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.19%) MCSE
7 1 (1.19%) MCSA
7 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.24%) SLA
1 17 (20.24%) QA
2 4 (4.76%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.38%) BS7799
3 2 (2.38%) BS15000
3 2 (2.38%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.57%) vSphere
3 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.19%) Xen
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (11.90%) OpenView
3 4 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.38%) WSUS
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.19%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 34 (40.48%) HP
2 23 (27.38%) Oracle
3 13 (15.48%) Red Hat
4 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (9.52%) VMware
6 6 (7.14%) Splunk
7 4 (4.76%) Informatica
8 2 (2.38%) Lotus
8 2 (2.38%) SAP
8 2 (2.38%) Cisco
8 2 (2.38%) Citrix
8 2 (2.38%) Genesys