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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 92 111 117
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +6
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 66 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.03% 1.16% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.46% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 35 20
Median daily rate £335 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.47% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £330 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.27% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.23 £27.25 £21.80
% change year-on-year
-22.09% +25.00%
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
2729 3288 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.84% 79.42% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1820 2012 1489
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 129 106
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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
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 6 December 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
Manchester +11 25 £341 -14.68% 7
Lancashire +15 23 £375 -50.00%
Cheshire +7 15 £135 -73.00%
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 78 (72.22%) ITIL
2 60 (55.56%) Change Management
3 37 (34.26%) Service Management
4 36 (33.33%) DevOps
5 35 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 30 (27.78%) Incident Management
7 29 (26.85%) PRINCE2
7 29 (26.85%) Windows
8 28 (25.93%) Open Source
9 27 (25.00%) SaaS
9 27 (25.00%) PaaS
9 27 (25.00%) IaaS
10 25 (23.15%) ITSM
11 24 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (19.44%) Oracle
13 19 (17.59%) Linux
13 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
13 19 (17.59%) Data Management
14 18 (16.67%) Service Delivery
15 16 (14.81%) Management Information System
16 15 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (12.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 14 (12.96%) Oracle EBS
18 13 (12.04%) Unix
18 13 (12.04%) Computer Science
18 13 (12.04%) Release Management
19 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
19 12 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
19 12 (11.11%) Active Directory

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 10 (9.26%) Oracle Application Server
1 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.41%) IBM Notes
2 8 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.63%) IBM Domino
5 4 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
1 10 (9.26%) MS Office
2 8 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (9.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.85%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (25.00%) IaaS
1 27 (25.00%) PaaS
1 27 (25.00%) SaaS
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) LAN
1 7 (6.48%) WAN
2 4 (3.70%) Firewall
3 3 (2.78%) NAS
3 3 (2.78%) PBX
3 3 (2.78%) SAN
3 3 (2.78%) VoIP
4 2 (1.85%) DHCP
4 2 (1.85%) DNS
4 2 (1.85%) Internet
4 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.85%) VPN
4 2 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.93%) Extranet
5 1 (0.93%) IPsec
5 1 (0.93%) LDAP
5 1 (0.93%) Skype
5 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 12 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.85%) Big Data
4 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.85%) Subversion
2 1 (0.93%) GitLab
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Log4j
General
1 7 (6.48%) Finance
2 2 (1.85%) General Ledger
2 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Law
3 1 (0.93%) Legal
3 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (31.48%) Analyst
2 18 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 15 (13.89%) Service Manager
4 14 (12.96%) Operations Engineer
5 12 (11.11%) Service Analyst
6 10 (9.26%) DBA
6 10 (9.26%) Oracle DBA
6 10 (9.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) Applications Support
8 7 (6.48%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Administrator
9 6 (5.56%) Incident Manager
9 6 (5.56%) Operational Support Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Operations Support Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (4.63%) Service Desk Manager
11 4 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.70%) .NET
2 3 (2.78%) Middleware
3 2 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (0.93%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) JAX-RPC
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.93%) REST
4 1 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.93%) SOAP
4 1 (0.93%) Web Services
4 1 (0.93%) WSDL
4 1 (0.93%) XML
4 1 (0.93%) XSL
4 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 13 (12.04%) Computer Science
4 11 (10.19%) Blackberry
5 6 (5.56%) Tandem
6 5 (4.63%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.70%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.78%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.78%) iPhone
9 2 (1.85%) BYOD
9 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.85%) Life Science
9 2 (1.85%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.85%) User Experience
10 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.93%) PKI
10 1 (0.93%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.85%) Windows
2 19 (17.59%) Linux
3 13 (12.04%) Unix
4 12 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 9 (8.33%) Windows 2000
6 8 (7.41%) AIX
6 8 (7.41%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Phone
8 3 (2.78%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.93%) Android
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (72.22%) ITIL
2 60 (55.56%) Change Management
3 37 (34.26%) Service Management
4 36 (33.33%) DevOps
5 35 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (27.78%) Incident Management
7 29 (26.85%) PRINCE2
8 28 (25.93%) Open Source
9 25 (23.15%) ITSM
10 19 (17.59%) Data Management
11 18 (16.67%) Service Delivery
12 15 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (12.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 13 (12.04%) Release Management
15 11 (10.19%) Configuration Management
15 11 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (10.19%) Project Management
16 10 (9.26%) Business Continuity
16 10 (9.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.48%) SQL
2 5 (4.63%) C++
3 4 (3.70%) Java
4 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.78%) Python
5 2 (1.85%) Perl
5 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.93%) C#
6 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.93%) Ruby
6 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.33%) MCP
4 5 (4.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.78%) CCNA
6 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.78%) ISEB
6 3 (2.78%) MCSE
7 2 (1.85%) MCSA
7 2 (1.85%) MCTS
8 1 (0.93%) Degree
8 1 (0.93%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) SLA
2 5 (4.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.85%) KVM
3 2 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.70%) Puppet
3 3 (2.78%) SCCM
4 2 (1.85%) Ganglia
4 2 (1.85%) Nagios
4 2 (1.85%) Salt
5 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.44%) Oracle
3 8 (7.41%) Lotus
4 5 (4.63%) Citrix
4 5 (4.63%) VMware
5 3 (2.78%) Apple
5 3 (2.78%) BMC
5 3 (2.78%) HP
5 3 (2.78%) Northgate
5 3 (2.78%) Remedy
5 3 (2.78%) Thales
6 2 (1.85%) 3PAR
6 2 (1.85%) Cisco
6 2 (1.85%) IBM
6 2 (1.85%) Juniper
6 2 (1.85%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.85%) Splunk
7 1 (0.93%) AppSense
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.93%) Symantec