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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 46 55 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -31
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 61 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.92% 3.18% 6.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.00% 3.85% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 10 29
Median daily rate £260 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £376 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Median hourly rate £36.00 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £16.80 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £42.70 £19.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +33.33%
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
1017 858 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 81.95% 82.74% 77.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 546 284
Median daily rate £325 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 30
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.74% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Problem Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tyne and Wear +2 60 £260 -17.46%
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 across the North East region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 130 (83.33%) ITIL
2 116 (74.36%) Change Management
3 109 (69.87%) Windows
4 103 (66.03%) Service Delivery
5 94 (60.26%) Incident Management
6 88 (56.41%) HP
7 87 (55.77%) Unix
8 84 (53.85%) Microsoft
8 84 (53.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 77 (49.36%) SLA
9 77 (49.36%) Release Management
10 72 (46.15%) Solaris
10 72 (46.15%) AIX
10 72 (46.15%) Windows Server
11 70 (44.87%) Security Cleared
12 59 (37.82%) SC Cleared
13 55 (35.26%) Oracle
14 53 (33.97%) ServiceNow
15 51 (32.69%) QMS
16 49 (31.41%) BPSS Clearance
17 47 (30.13%) Configuration Management
18 45 (28.85%) ISO 9001
19 42 (26.92%) Quality Management
20 40 (25.64%) Linux
20 40 (25.64%) Disclosure Scotland
21 36 (23.08%) WebLogic
22 35 (22.44%) CA
23 34 (21.79%) Middleware
24 28 (17.95%) SQL
24 28 (17.95%) Degree

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 36 (23.08%) WebLogic
2 15 (9.62%) Tuxedo
3 14 (8.97%) WebSphere
4 13 (8.33%) MQSeries
4 13 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 13 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (7.05%) Oracle Application Server
6 10 (6.41%) Apache
6 10 (6.41%) IIS
7 9 (5.77%) AquaLogic
7 9 (5.77%) IBM Notes
8 6 (3.85%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.28%) CICS
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.64%) Jetty
10 1 (0.64%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.64%) nginx
10 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.77%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.77%) IaaS
1 9 (5.77%) PaaS
1 9 (5.77%) SaaS
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.64%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.18%) DHCP
1 19 (12.18%) DNS
2 11 (7.05%) Firewall
3 10 (6.41%) SAN
3 10 (6.41%) SSL
3 10 (6.41%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.85%) 3G
4 6 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.92%) FTP
6 2 (1.28%) SMS
7 1 (0.64%) HTTP
7 1 (0.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.49%) DB2
3 6 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (5.77%) MSI
2 8 (5.13%) LoadRunner
3 7 (4.49%) Facilita Forecast
3 7 (4.49%) HP UFT
4 6 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.28%) JMeter
6 1 (0.64%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.64%) JIRA
6 1 (0.64%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.64%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (1.92%) Finance
2 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (17.95%) Support Engineer
2 20 (12.82%) Support Specialist
3 14 (8.97%) Backup Engineer
4 12 (7.69%) Middleware Engineer
5 10 (6.41%) Storage Engineer
5 10 (6.41%) Unix Support
6 9 (5.77%) Unix Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) AIX Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) AIX Support
7 8 (5.13%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Unix Support Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Wintel Support
8 7 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.49%) Administrator
8 7 (4.49%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.49%) Solaris Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Architect
9 6 (3.85%) Coordinator
9 6 (3.85%) DBA
9 6 (3.85%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.79%) Middleware
2 13 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 12 (7.69%) J2EE
4 5 (3.21%) HTML
5 4 (2.56%) ISPF
6 1 (0.64%) .NET
6 1 (0.64%) Servlets
6 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 17 (10.90%) CMDB
3 16 (10.26%) Management Information System
4 15 (9.62%) Clustering
5 13 (8.33%) Mainframe
5 13 (8.33%) Replication
6 7 (4.49%) Performance Metrics
7 6 (3.85%) Data Structures
7 6 (3.85%) Fat Client
7 6 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (3.85%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.56%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.92%) AS400
10 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.64%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.64%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.64%) Symmetrix DMX
11 1 (0.64%) Tandem
11 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 109 (69.87%) Windows
2 87 (55.77%) Unix
3 72 (46.15%) AIX
3 72 (46.15%) Solaris
3 72 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 40 (25.64%) Linux
5 15 (9.62%) HPUX
6 13 (8.33%) OS/390
7 12 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.77%) Windows 7
8 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.85%) zOS
10 2 (1.28%) CentOS
10 2 (1.28%) MVS
11 1 (0.64%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (83.33%) ITIL
2 116 (74.36%) Change Management
3 103 (66.03%) Service Delivery
4 94 (60.26%) Incident Management
5 84 (53.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 77 (49.36%) Release Management
7 51 (32.69%) QMS
8 47 (30.13%) Configuration Management
9 42 (26.92%) Quality Management
10 28 (17.95%) Escalation Management
11 27 (17.31%) Knowledge Management
12 22 (14.10%) SOA
13 18 (11.54%) E-Commerce
14 17 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (10.90%) ITIL V3
15 16 (10.26%) High Availability
16 14 (8.97%) CRM
16 14 (8.97%) Security Management
17 13 (8.33%) Service Management
18 12 (7.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.95%) SQL
2 22 (14.10%) Java
3 18 (11.54%) Perl
4 17 (10.90%) C++
5 12 (7.69%) VB
6 11 (7.05%) C
7 8 (5.13%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.85%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.21%) Python
10 4 (2.56%) JCL
11 3 (1.92%) COBOL
12 2 (1.28%) REXX
Qualifications
1 70 (44.87%) Security Cleared
2 59 (37.82%) SC Cleared
3 49 (31.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 28 (17.95%) Degree
5 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.77%) AAT
7 6 (3.85%) MCDBA
8 4 (2.56%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.28%) CCNP
9 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.64%) CCNA
10 1 (0.64%) CCSA
10 1 (0.64%) CISSP
10 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.64%) MCP
10 1 (0.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (49.36%) SLA
2 45 (28.85%) ISO 9001
3 40 (25.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (6.41%) QA
System Software
1 27 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (5.77%) Terminal Services
4 9 (5.77%) XenApp
5 8 (5.13%) Firmware
6 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.28%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 2 (1.28%) KVM
6 2 (1.28%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (1.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (14.10%) Tivoli
2 20 (12.82%) NetBackup
2 20 (12.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 16 (10.26%) HP Data Protector
4 15 (9.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 15 (9.62%) Perfmon
5 11 (7.05%) HP SiteScope
6 10 (6.41%) OpenView
7 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (4.49%) HP SIM
9 6 (3.85%) SCCM
10 5 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (3.21%) MOM
11 4 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (2.56%) Legato
11 4 (2.56%) Simpana
11 4 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (1.92%) PureDisk
13 2 (1.28%) Puppet
13 2 (1.28%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 88 (56.41%) HP
2 84 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 55 (35.26%) Oracle
4 53 (33.97%) ServiceNow
5 35 (22.44%) CA
6 23 (14.74%) IBM
6 23 (14.74%) VMware
7 20 (12.82%) Symantec
8 18 (11.54%) Citrix
9 10 (6.41%) Sun
10 9 (5.77%) Axway
10 9 (5.77%) Fujitsu
10 9 (5.77%) Lotus
11 7 (4.49%) BMC
12 5 (3.21%) Meridio
13 4 (2.56%) AppSense
13 4 (2.56%) CommVault
13 4 (2.56%) ThinPrint
14 3 (1.92%) arcserve
15 2 (1.28%) Cisco