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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 116 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 44 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 0.69% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.94% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 6
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£290 £313 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -22.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £168 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -34.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
2993 2227 1969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 77.06% 73.50% 71.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1793 1200 991
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 101 94
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £12.86 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 20 £149 -43.06% 6
Cheshire -2 13 £388 +55.00% 3
Lancashire +15 9 £290 -14.70%
Merseyside - 2 £293 - 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 30 (40.00%) ITIL
2 23 (30.67%) Windows
3 20 (26.67%) Change Management
3 20 (26.67%) Finance
3 20 (26.67%) Incident Management
4 16 (21.33%) Service Management
4 16 (21.33%) SQL
4 16 (21.33%) SLA
4 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
5 14 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
6 12 (16.00%) Linux
7 10 (13.33%) UNIX
7 10 (13.33%) MS Office
7 10 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (10.67%) HP
9 8 (10.67%) VMware
9 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
9 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
9 8 (10.67%) Capacity Management
9 8 (10.67%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (9.33%) Data Structures
10 7 (9.33%) Performance Testing
10 7 (9.33%) Test Scripting
10 7 (9.33%) Regression Testing
10 7 (9.33%) LoadRunner
10 7 (9.33%) Configuration Management
10 7 (9.33%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (4.00%) Exstream Dialogue
1 3 (4.00%) TPMS
2 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.67%) Lync
2 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS Office
2 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Exstream
2 2 (2.67%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.33%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.33%) Maximo
3 1 (1.33%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
1 1 (1.33%) PaaS
1 1 (1.33%) IaaS
1 1 (1.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) SAN
2 3 (4.00%) VPN
2 3 (4.00%) Firewall
2 3 (4.00%) Network Security
3 2 (2.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.33%) Intranet
4 1 (1.33%) Extranet
4 1 (1.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.33%) IBM BigInsights
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Big Data
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
1 7 (9.33%) LoadRunner
2 6 (8.00%) Facilita Forecast
2 6 (8.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.67%) Toad
3 2 (2.67%) LoadUI
3 2 (2.67%) JMeter
3 2 (2.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (26.67%) Finance
2 10 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (6.67%) Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Legal
5 3 (4.00%) Retail
6 2 (2.67%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Marketing
7 1 (1.33%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.33%) Electronics
7 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (29.33%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Service Manager
3 9 (12.00%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Field Service Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Tester
6 5 (6.67%) Performance Tester
6 5 (6.67%) Field Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) PC Support
6 5 (6.67%) Field Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Service Improvement Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Teradata Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Capacity Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Network Support
8 3 (4.00%) Network Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Project Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) HTML
1 2 (2.67%) .NET
1 2 (2.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.33%) XML
2 1 (1.33%) MDX
2 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Data Structures
2 6 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (6.67%) Learning Management System
4 4 (5.33%) SCORM
4 4 (5.33%) PMI
5 3 (4.00%) NHS
5 3 (4.00%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.67%) Replication
6 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.33%) SecurID
7 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.33%) Clustering
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Windows
2 12 (16.00%) Linux
3 10 (13.33%) UNIX
4 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.67%) HPUX
6 2 (2.67%) Solaris
7 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.33%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.00%) ITIL
2 20 (26.67%) Change Management
2 20 (26.67%) Incident Management
3 16 (21.33%) Service Management
4 14 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (16.00%) Service Delivery
6 8 (10.67%) Capacity Management
6 8 (10.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (9.33%) Performance Testing
7 7 (9.33%) Test Scripting
7 7 (9.33%) Regression Testing
7 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.33%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.00%) Project Management
8 6 (8.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.00%) Release Management
8 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (6.67%) Performance Management
9 5 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.33%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) Java
3 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.67%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.33%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.33%) MCSA
5 6 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (6.67%) CCNA
6 5 (6.67%) MCP
6 5 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.33%) PMI Certification
8 3 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (4.00%) MCSE
9 2 (2.67%) ISEB
9 2 (2.67%) CCA
9 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.67%) MCTS
9 2 (2.67%) MCITP
9 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.33%) SLA
2 6 (8.00%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.67%) XenApp
4 1 (1.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) SCCM
1 4 (5.33%) SCOM
2 2 (2.67%) Puppet
2 2 (2.67%) OpenView
2 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) HP
2 8 (10.67%) VMware
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle
3 7 (9.33%) SAP
4 6 (8.00%) Teradata
5 5 (6.67%) Saba
5 5 (6.67%) Citrix
6 4 (5.33%) NetApp
7 3 (4.00%) Brocade
7 3 (4.00%) IBM
7 3 (4.00%) Remedy
8 2 (2.67%) McAfee
8 2 (2.67%) Sophos
8 2 (2.67%) Symantec
8 2 (2.67%) Cisco
8 2 (2.67%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.33%) Veritas
9 1 (1.33%) Avaya
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago