The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 13 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.11% 5.71% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.77% 6.67% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
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£183 £248 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £350 £269
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +30.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Problem Management
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
47 90 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 63.51% 85.71% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 41
Average daily rate £450 £381 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Problem Management across the Northern Ireland region.

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 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
County Antrim -3 6 £183 -26.26%
Problem Management
UK

Problem Management
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Equities
3 4 (57.14%) Information Security
3 4 (57.14%) Derivative
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) QA
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (42.86%) Change Management
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Solaris
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) AIX
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office
6 1 (14.29%) LAN

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Production Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Equities
1 4 (57.14%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Solaris
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft