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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 109 109 95
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 36 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.65% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.89% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 7
Average daily rate
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£293 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £187 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -
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
2766 2240 1811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.22% 73.11% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1646 1187 891
Average daily rate £388 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 98 81
Average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 17 £135 - 8
Cheshire -4 11 £450 +83.67% 2
Lancashire +12 6 £325 -4.41% 2
Merseyside - 2 £293 - 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 28 (44.44%) ITIL
2 21 (33.33%) Windows
3 20 (31.75%) Finance
4 18 (28.57%) Change Management
5 16 (25.40%) SLA
5 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
6 15 (23.81%) Service Management
6 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (23.81%) Incident Management
7 12 (19.05%) SQL
8 10 (15.87%) MS Office
8 10 (15.87%) Linux
8 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
9 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 9 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 9 (14.29%) Capacity Management
10 8 (12.70%) VMware
11 7 (11.11%) Teradata
11 7 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (11.11%) HP
11 7 (11.11%) MCSA
11 7 (11.11%) UNIX
11 7 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 7 (11.11%) Performance Management
12 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (9.52%) Banking
12 6 (9.52%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (4.76%) Exstream Dialogue
1 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
1 3 (4.76%) TPMS
2 2 (3.17%) Lync
2 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Office
2 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Exstream
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.59%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.59%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) SAN
2 3 (4.76%) VPN
2 3 (4.76%) Firewall
2 3 (4.76%) Network Security
3 2 (3.17%) DNS
4 1 (1.59%) Intranet
4 1 (1.59%) Extranet
4 1 (1.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Big Data
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.35%) HP UFT
2 4 (6.35%) LoadRunner
2 4 (6.35%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (9.52%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
4 3 (4.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) Service Manager
3 6 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) Field Service Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Field Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) PC Support
4 5 (7.94%) Field Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Service Improvement Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Capacity Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Teradata Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) DBA
6 3 (4.76%) Administrator
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.59%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) PMI
1 4 (6.35%) Data Structures
1 4 (6.35%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (4.76%) NHS
2 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.17%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) SecurID
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) DTV
4 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Linux
3 9 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.11%) UNIX
5 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.17%) HPUX
7 2 (3.17%) Solaris
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) ITIL
2 18 (28.57%) Change Management
3 15 (23.81%) Service Management
3 15 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (23.81%) Incident Management
4 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
5 9 (14.29%) Capacity Management
6 7 (11.11%) Performance Management
7 6 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 5 (7.94%) Release Management
8 5 (7.94%) Migration
8 5 (7.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (6.35%) Coaching
9 4 (6.35%) SDLC
9 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.35%) Performance Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.17%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.59%) VBScript
4 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) MCSA
3 6 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (7.94%) CCNA
4 5 (7.94%) MCP
4 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.35%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (4.76%) MCSE
7 2 (3.17%) ISEB
7 2 (3.17%) CCA
7 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.17%) MCTS
7 2 (3.17%) MCITP
8 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.59%) MCDST
8 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) SLA
2 4 (6.35%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.17%) XenApp
4 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) SCCM
1 4 (6.35%) SCOM
2 2 (3.17%) Puppet
2 2 (3.17%) OpenView
2 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) VMware
3 7 (11.11%) HP
3 7 (11.11%) Teradata
4 6 (9.52%) SAP
5 5 (7.94%) Citrix
6 4 (6.35%) NetApp
7 3 (4.76%) IBM
7 3 (4.76%) Brocade
8 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle
8 2 (3.17%) Cisco
8 2 (3.17%) Symantec
8 2 (3.17%) McAfee
8 2 (3.17%) Sophos
9 1 (1.59%) AppSense
9 1 (1.59%) Remedy
9 1 (1.59%) Veritas
9 1 (1.59%) Avaya
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