The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 61 25 36
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +11
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 11 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.53% 4.13% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 5.65% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 7
Average daily rate £300 £371 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.19% +33.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £464 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 - £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Problem Management
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
623 283 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 86.53% 73.13% 76.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 186 142
Average daily rate £410 £422 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +46.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 20
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.82 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.30 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £34.30 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Tyne and Wear region.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 11 £300 -19.19% 4
Problem Management
North East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 25 (64.10%) ITIL
2 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
3 21 (53.85%) Windows
4 20 (51.28%) Service Delivery
4 20 (51.28%) Incident Management
5 19 (48.72%) Change Management
5 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
6 17 (43.59%) Unix
7 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
8 15 (38.46%) Configuration Management
9 14 (35.90%) IBM
10 13 (33.33%) AIX
10 13 (33.33%) Solaris
10 13 (33.33%) Java
10 13 (33.33%) Perl
11 12 (30.77%) Service Management
12 11 (28.21%) HP
12 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
13 9 (23.08%) Tuxedo
13 9 (23.08%) MQSeries
13 9 (23.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (23.08%) Sun
13 9 (23.08%) SSL
13 9 (23.08%) C
13 9 (23.08%) C++
13 9 (23.08%) J2EE
13 9 (23.08%) Oracle
13 9 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
13 9 (23.08%) OS/390

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 9 (23.08%) AquaLogic
1 9 (23.08%) MQSeries
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle Application Server
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 9 (23.08%) Tuxedo
1 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
1 9 (23.08%) WebSphere
1 9 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (17.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) HP Helion
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) SSL
2 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.56%) LAN
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) JMeter
1 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner
1 4 (10.26%) LoadUI
1 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Operations Manager
2 6 (15.38%) Middleware Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Developer
3 3 (7.69%) Middleware Developer
3 3 (7.69%) Performance Tester
3 3 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Tester
3 3 (7.69%) Tivoli Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Support
4 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Coordinator
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (5.13%) Service Management Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Service Operations Manager
4 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) J2EE
1 9 (23.08%) Middleware
1 9 (23.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (12.82%) Mainframe
2 4 (10.26%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.56%) AS400
5 1 (2.56%) CMDB
5 1 (2.56%) EPoS
5 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Unix
3 13 (33.33%) AIX
3 13 (33.33%) Solaris
4 9 (23.08%) OS/390
5 8 (20.51%) Linux
6 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
6 5 (12.82%) zOS
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.56%) MVS
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) ITIL
2 20 (51.28%) Incident Management
2 20 (51.28%) Service Delivery
3 19 (48.72%) Change Management
4 15 (38.46%) Configuration Management
5 12 (30.77%) Service Management
6 9 (23.08%) QMS
6 9 (23.08%) Release Management
6 9 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (23.08%) Security Management
7 8 (20.51%) Supplier Management
8 7 (17.95%) Business Continuity
9 6 (15.38%) ITSM
10 4 (10.26%) Change Control
10 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Quality Management
10 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Java
1 13 (33.33%) Perl
2 9 (23.08%) C
2 9 (23.08%) C++
3 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
3 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) VB
4 1 (2.56%) COBOL
4 1 (2.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
2 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) ISO 9001
2 4 (10.26%) QA
3 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (10.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.56%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) IBM
3 11 (28.21%) HP
4 9 (23.08%) Axway
4 9 (23.08%) Fujitsu
4 9 (23.08%) Metastorm
4 9 (23.08%) Oracle
4 9 (23.08%) Sun
5 4 (10.26%) CA
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow