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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 30 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 36 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.77% 2.35% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.20% 3.05% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 1
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£350 £175 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -53.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.80 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +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
500 164 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 80.13% 77.00% 66.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 88 104
Average daily rate £388 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.40 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 November 2014. 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 35 £350 +100.00% 2
Problem Management
North East

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 38 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (44.74%) Configuration Management
3 33 (43.42%) HP
4 27 (35.53%) SC Cleared
5 26 (34.21%) Regression Testing
6 25 (32.89%) ITIL
7 23 (30.26%) QA
8 22 (28.95%) Test Scripting
9 21 (27.63%) Oracle
10 19 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 18 (23.68%) SLA
12 16 (21.05%) Incident Management
12 16 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (19.74%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (18.42%) LoadRunner
14 14 (18.42%) Finance
14 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
15 13 (17.11%) HP Quality Center
15 13 (17.11%) Software Testing
15 13 (17.11%) Automated Testing
15 13 (17.11%) Facilita Forecast
16 12 (15.79%) Performance Testing
16 12 (15.79%) Oracle Applications
17 11 (14.47%) Disaster Recovery
17 11 (14.47%) Oracle EBS
17 11 (14.47%) SQL
17 11 (14.47%) SharePoint
17 11 (14.47%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (13.16%) Data Structures
18 10 (13.16%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 11 (14.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.21%) WebLogic
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (7.89%) AquaLogic
4 5 (6.58%) Apache
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle 10gAS
5 2 (2.63%) IIS
5 2 (2.63%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (14.47%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (10.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (10.53%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (10.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (9.21%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) LDAP
1 4 (5.26%) SAN
2 2 (2.63%) MPLS
2 2 (2.63%) DSL
2 2 (2.63%) LAN
2 2 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.58%) RDBMS
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.63%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 15 (19.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (18.42%) LoadRunner
3 13 (17.11%) Facilita Forecast
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (3.95%) Ant
6 1 (1.32%) MSI
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (14.47%) Test Engineer
1 11 (14.47%) Performance Engineer
1 11 (14.47%) Performance Test Engineer
2 8 (10.53%) Analyst
3 6 (7.89%) Tester
3 6 (7.89%) Applications Support
4 5 (6.58%) Service Analyst
4 5 (6.58%) Coordinator
5 4 (5.26%) DBA
6 3 (3.95%) Consultant
6 3 (3.95%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Administrator
6 3 (3.95%) Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Performance Tester
6 3 (3.95%) Service Manager
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Automation Tester
7 2 (2.63%) Test Leader
7 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) Middleware
2 5 (6.58%) XML
3 4 (5.26%) SOAP
3 4 (5.26%) Java EE
4 3 (3.95%) J2EE
4 3 (3.95%) JDBC
4 3 (3.95%) JMS
4 3 (3.95%) JNDI
5 2 (2.63%) Web Services
6 1 (1.32%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.16%) Data Structures
3 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.26%) Clustering
5 3 (3.95%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.63%) IVR
6 2 (2.63%) CMDB
7 1 (1.32%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.32%) NHS
7 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) UNIX
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.63%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.74%) Configuration Management
2 26 (34.21%) Regression Testing
3 25 (32.89%) ITIL
4 22 (28.95%) Test Scripting
5 16 (21.05%) Incident Management
6 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
7 13 (17.11%) Software Testing
7 13 (17.11%) Automated Testing
8 12 (15.79%) Performance Testing
9 11 (14.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (14.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (13.16%) Migration
11 9 (11.84%) Service Management
12 8 (10.53%) Data Management
13 7 (9.21%) Workflow
14 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
14 6 (7.89%) Change Management
14 6 (7.89%) SOA
15 5 (6.58%) High Availability
16 4 (5.26%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) Java
3 7 (9.21%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.95%) VB
4 3 (3.95%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (35.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.21%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.26%) BC Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.95%) ISEB
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.26%) QA
2 18 (23.68%) SLA
3 2 (2.63%) BS7799
3 2 (2.63%) BS15000
3 2 (2.63%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (7.89%) OpenView
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.63%) WSUS
4 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.32%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 33 (43.42%) HP
2 21 (27.63%) Oracle
3 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.95%) Informatica
5 3 (3.95%) Splunk
6 2 (2.63%) Lotus
6 2 (2.63%) SAP
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix
6 2 (2.63%) Genesys
7 1 (1.32%) VMware