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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 107 121 104
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 48 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 1.13% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.38% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 19
Median daily rate £325 £349 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +26.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £159 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £525 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.86 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.44% +28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.83 £37.09 £18.52
% change year-on-year
-22.27% +100.32%
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
2934 3629 2421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.83% 82.01% 75.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 2274 1388
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 140 113
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.19 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 0 23 £325 -7.14% 10
Cheshire -5 14 £130 -64.74%
Lancashire +24 9 £475 +63.79% 1
Merseyside - 1 £385 - 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 57 (60.00%) ITIL
2 47 (49.47%) Change Management
3 31 (32.63%) Incident Management
4 26 (27.37%) Service Management
5 24 (25.26%) Windows
6 23 (24.21%) DevOps
7 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 19 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 17 (17.89%) ITSM
11 14 (14.74%) Oracle
11 14 (14.74%) PRINCE2
11 14 (14.74%) SaaS
11 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (13.68%) PaaS
12 13 (13.68%) Open Source
12 13 (13.68%) IaaS
12 13 (13.68%) Linux
12 13 (13.68%) Service Delivery
12 13 (13.68%) Finance
12 13 (13.68%) Blackberry
13 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
14 10 (10.53%) Configuration Management
14 10 (10.53%) MS Office
14 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
14 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
15 9 (9.47%) MCP
15 9 (9.47%) Data Management
16 8 (8.42%) Computer Science
16 8 (8.42%) Unix

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 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (4.21%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.21%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.11%) Apache
4 2 (2.11%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.11%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.11%) JBoss
4 2 (2.11%) Liferay
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.11%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.05%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (10.53%) MS Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.11%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.74%) SaaS
2 13 (13.68%) IaaS
2 13 (13.68%) PaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) WAN
2 6 (6.32%) LAN
3 5 (5.26%) Firewall
4 4 (4.21%) Extranet
4 4 (4.21%) PBX
4 4 (4.21%) VoIP
5 2 (2.11%) HTTP
5 2 (2.11%) Internet
5 2 (2.11%) NAS
5 2 (2.11%) SAN
5 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.11%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.11%) VPN
5 2 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.05%) BGP
6 1 (1.05%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.05%) IGRP
6 1 (1.05%) Network Security
6 1 (1.05%) OSPF
6 1 (1.05%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.11%) Big Data
5 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.11%) MySQL
5 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.11%) Introscope
1 2 (2.11%) Subversion
2 1 (1.05%) JIRA
2 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Legal
3 4 (4.21%) Law
3 4 (4.21%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Service Manager
3 12 (12.63%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.47%) Operations Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Administrator
6 7 (7.37%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Incident Manager
8 5 (5.26%) DBA
8 5 (5.26%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
8 5 (5.26%) Service Desk Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (4.21%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Network Specialist
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) Middleware
2 3 (3.16%) .NET
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.68%) Blackberry
3 8 (8.42%) Computer Science
4 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
5 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.21%) iPhone
7 3 (3.16%) Cryptography
7 3 (3.16%) Mainframe
7 3 (3.16%) Smartphone
8 2 (2.11%) BYOD
8 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.11%) CMDB
8 2 (2.11%) LPAR
9 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.05%) IVR
9 1 (1.05%) Life Science
9 1 (1.05%) PKI
9 1 (1.05%) PMI
9 1 (1.05%) User Experience
9 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.26%) Windows
2 13 (13.68%) Linux
3 8 (8.42%) Unix
3 8 (8.42%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.32%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.32%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.16%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.11%) AIX
7 2 (2.11%) HPUX
7 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.11%) Solaris
7 2 (2.11%) SUSE
7 2 (2.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) ITIL
2 47 (49.47%) Change Management
3 31 (32.63%) Incident Management
4 26 (27.37%) Service Management
5 23 (24.21%) DevOps
6 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (17.89%) ITSM
8 14 (14.74%) PRINCE2
9 13 (13.68%) Open Source
9 13 (13.68%) Service Delivery
10 10 (10.53%) Configuration Management
11 9 (9.47%) Data Management
12 8 (8.42%) Project Management
13 7 (7.37%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (6.32%) Knowledge Management
14 6 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
15 5 (5.26%) Business Continuity
15 5 (5.26%) Migration
15 5 (5.26%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) C++
2 6 (6.32%) Python
2 6 (6.32%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.26%) SQL
4 4 (4.21%) Java
4 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.11%) Perl
5 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.47%) MCP
4 8 (8.42%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.32%) CCNA
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.21%) MCDST
6 4 (4.21%) MCSE
7 2 (2.11%) MCSA
7 2 (2.11%) MCTS
8 1 (1.05%) CCNP
8 1 (1.05%) Degree
8 1 (1.05%) ISEB
8 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.05%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.11%) Firmware
4 2 (2.11%) KVM
4 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Puppet
2 5 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (4.21%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (3.16%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.11%) CA Wily
5 2 (2.11%) Ganglia
5 2 (2.11%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.11%) Nagios
5 2 (2.11%) nmon
5 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.11%) Salt
6 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.74%) Oracle
3 5 (5.26%) Cisco
3 5 (5.26%) Juniper
3 5 (5.26%) Lotus
3 5 (5.26%) VMware
4 4 (4.21%) Apple
4 4 (4.21%) BMC
4 4 (4.21%) Citrix
4 4 (4.21%) HP
4 4 (4.21%) IBM
4 4 (4.21%) Remedy
5 2 (2.11%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.11%) CA
5 2 (2.11%) Endeca
5 2 (2.11%) Northgate
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.11%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.11%) Splunk
6 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow