The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 40 35 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 21 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.29% 1.64% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 2.38% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 1
Average daily rate £244 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
473 210 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.14% 69.08% 64.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 79 154
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.05% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.11 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £19.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Problem Management
England

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 April 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 April 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
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Tyne and Wear -11 21 £244 - 3
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (59.38%) ITIL
2 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
3 15 (46.88%) Configuration Management
3 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
4 13 (40.63%) .NET
4 13 (40.63%) Oracle
5 12 (37.50%) C#
6 11 (34.38%) Java
7 10 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (31.25%) Test Scripting
8 9 (28.13%) Curam
8 9 (28.13%) C
8 9 (28.13%) C++
8 9 (28.13%) COBOL
8 9 (28.13%) VB.NET
8 9 (28.13%) SAS
8 9 (28.13%) PL/1
9 8 (25.00%) Windows
10 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
10 5 (15.63%) SLA
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.63%) SQL
11 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 4 (12.50%) Borland
11 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (12.50%) StarTeam
12 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
12 3 (9.38%) QA
12 3 (9.38%) HL7
12 3 (9.38%) Oracle Workflow

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (28.13%) SAS
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle UPK
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.13%) Documentum
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (3.13%) Maximo
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Discoverer
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) StarTeam
2 3 (9.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.13%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 3 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Applications Support
3 5 (15.63%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Coordinator
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Applications Support
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) XML
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) Java EE
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) UNIX
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) ITIL
2 15 (46.88%) Configuration Management
3 10 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 10 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.38%) Workflow
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.25%) Change Control
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Data Management
7 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.25%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) SOA
7 2 (6.25%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) C#
2 11 (34.38%) Java
3 9 (28.13%) C++
3 9 (28.13%) COBOL
3 9 (28.13%) C
3 9 (28.13%) VB.NET
3 9 (28.13%) PL/1
4 5 (15.63%) SQL
5 3 (9.38%) MUMPS
6 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) CCA
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
2 3 (9.38%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) HL7
2 3 (9.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Xen
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
2 9 (28.13%) Curam
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) Borland
5 3 (9.38%) InterSystems
5 3 (9.38%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) Cognos