The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 122 111 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 42 42 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 1.11% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.42% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 7
Median daily rate £400 £291 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.33% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £135 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £101.18 £16.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+532.37% +39.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+45.94% +5.71%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3006 2951 2218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.11% 78.17% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1886 1742 1209
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 127 96
Median hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +37.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £57.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Cheshire +10 22 £400 +3.22% 2
Manchester -11 18 £360 +166.66% 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 West region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 59 (64.13%) ITIL
2 33 (35.87%) Change Management
3 28 (30.43%) Service Management
4 27 (29.35%) Windows
5 24 (26.09%) Incident Management
6 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
7 21 (22.83%) Finance
8 18 (19.57%) Security Cleared
9 16 (17.39%) Service Delivery
9 16 (17.39%) Project Management
9 16 (17.39%) MS Office
10 14 (15.22%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (14.13%) DevOps
12 12 (13.04%) ITSM
12 12 (13.04%) PRINCE2
12 12 (13.04%) Oracle
13 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
14 10 (10.87%) Windows XP
14 10 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (10.87%) Blackberry
15 9 (9.78%) SLA
15 9 (9.78%) Unix
15 9 (9.78%) MCP
15 9 (9.78%) ITIL V3
15 9 (9.78%) Windows Server
16 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (8.70%) Process Improvement
16 8 (8.70%) Business Continuity

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (7.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (6.52%) IIS
3 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.35%) Apache
5 3 (3.26%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.26%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.17%) FileNet
6 2 (2.17%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.17%) JBoss
6 2 (2.17%) Liferay
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.17%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.09%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.09%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 16 (17.39%) MS Office
2 5 (5.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.17%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (1.09%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) SaaS
2 6 (6.52%) IaaS
2 6 (6.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) Extranet
2 4 (4.35%) SAN
3 3 (3.26%) Firewall
4 2 (2.17%) DNS
4 2 (2.17%) HTTP
4 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (2.17%) WAN
5 1 (1.09%) BGP
5 1 (1.09%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.09%) IGRP
5 1 (1.09%) LAN
5 1 (1.09%) Network Security
5 1 (1.09%) OSPF
5 1 (1.09%) PBX
5 1 (1.09%) Skype
5 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.09%) VoIP
5 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Introscope
2 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Law
3 6 (6.52%) Banking
3 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.43%) Legal
5 4 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.17%) Local Government
6 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (25.00%) Analyst
2 17 (18.48%) Service Manager
3 13 (14.13%) Support Analyst
4 10 (10.87%) Service Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.61%) Backup Specialist
6 7 (7.61%) Operations Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 7 (7.61%) Senior Network Specialist
7 6 (6.52%) Desktop Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.43%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.35%) Data Centre Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Incident Manager
9 4 (4.35%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Migration Manager
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) Middleware
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.09%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) PMI
4 5 (5.43%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.35%) Clustering
5 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.26%) iPhone
6 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.17%) CMDB
7 2 (2.17%) Life Science
7 2 (2.17%) LPAR
7 2 (2.17%) Tandem
8 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.09%) IVR
8 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.09%) User Experience
8 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.35%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) Windows XP
3 9 (9.78%) Unix
3 9 (9.78%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.61%) Apple iOS
4 7 (7.61%) Linux
4 7 (7.61%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.26%) AIX
5 3 (3.26%) Solaris
5 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.17%) HPUX
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.17%) SUSE
6 2 (2.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.09%) OS/390
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (64.13%) ITIL
2 33 (35.87%) Change Management
3 28 (30.43%) Service Management
4 24 (26.09%) Incident Management
5 16 (17.39%) Project Management
5 16 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 14 (15.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (14.13%) DevOps
8 12 (13.04%) ITSM
8 12 (13.04%) PRINCE2
9 10 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (9.78%) ITIL V3
11 8 (8.70%) Business Continuity
11 8 (8.70%) Migration
11 8 (8.70%) Process Improvement
12 7 (7.61%) Document Management
13 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
13 6 (6.52%) Open Source
13 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 4 (4.35%) SQL
3 3 (3.26%) C++
3 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.26%) JCL
3 3 (3.26%) Python
4 2 (2.17%) Java
4 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.17%) VB
4 2 (2.17%) VBScript
5 1 (1.09%) REXX
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.78%) MCP
4 7 (7.61%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (7.61%) MCSE
5 6 (6.52%) PMI Certification
6 4 (4.35%) MCDST
7 3 (3.26%) CCNA
7 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.26%) MCSA
8 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.17%) Degree
9 1 (1.09%) CCNP
9 1 (1.09%) ISEB
9 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.09%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (3.26%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.17%) Firmware
5 2 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (6.52%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.35%) Puppet
4 3 (3.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.17%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.17%) CA Wily
5 2 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) nmon
5 2 (2.17%) OpenView
5 2 (2.17%) SCCM
5 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.09%) CA Endevor
6 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.04%) Oracle
3 7 (7.61%) VMware
4 6 (6.52%) Cisco
5 4 (4.35%) HP
6 3 (3.26%) Apple
6 3 (3.26%) BMC
6 3 (3.26%) Citrix
6 3 (3.26%) EMC
6 3 (3.26%) IBM
6 3 (3.26%) Juniper
6 3 (3.26%) Lotus
6 3 (3.26%) Remedy
7 2 (2.17%) CA
7 2 (2.17%) Ektron
7 2 (2.17%) Endeca
7 2 (2.17%) Genesys
7 2 (2.17%) Informatica
7 2 (2.17%) Northgate
7 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
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