The table below looks at the statistics for the Problem Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Manager
Rank 129 129 142
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Problem Manager 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.10% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.11% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £22.88 £25.74
% change year-on-year
+22.40% -11.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2909 2717 3100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.85% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1347 1558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 204 212
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Problem Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Manager in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Problem Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Problem Manager
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 Manager across the North West region.

Problem Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Problem Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Problem Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Problem Manager
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 Manager across the North West region.

Problem Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Problem Manager
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Problem Manager in their job title 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 with Problem Manager in their job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL V2
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) People Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Local Government
5 1 (10.00%) assyst
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (10.00%) NFS
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (10.00%) ITSM
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Problem Manager in their job title 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 with Problem Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL V2
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy