The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Problem Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Problem Management
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 62 47
Rank change year-on-year -16 -15  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 8 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.10% 1.15% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.34% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 12
Median daily rate £394 £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £127 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £305 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.12 £45.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -66.39% +55.17%  

Problem Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 635 744 486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.71% 85.22% 73.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 505 264
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 21
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £30.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Problem Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in the North East

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem Management in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in the North East

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in the North East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in the North East

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in the North East

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Tyne and Wear -11 8 £394 +75.00% 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 East region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 76 (87.36%) Change Management
2 74 (85.06%) ITIL
3 59 (67.82%) DevOps
4 56 (64.37%) PRINCE2
4 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (58.62%) Windows
5 51 (58.62%) Linux
6 49 (56.32%) Open Source
7 48 (55.17%) Unix
7 48 (55.17%) Data Management
8 46 (52.87%) SaaS
8 46 (52.87%) PaaS
8 46 (52.87%) IaaS
9 38 (43.68%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (41.38%) MS Excel
11 35 (40.23%) AIX
11 35 (40.23%) Microsoft
12 34 (39.08%) MS PowerPoint
13 29 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 28 (32.18%) Incident Management
15 27 (31.03%) ITSM
16 26 (29.89%) Service Management
17 21 (24.14%) SQL
18 19 (21.84%) Oracle
19 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
19 18 (20.69%) Oracle Reports
20 17 (19.54%) Windows XP
20 17 (19.54%) Java
21 16 (18.39%) Windows 2000
21 16 (18.39%) Management Information System

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 16 (18.39%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.20%) Tuxedo
2 8 (9.20%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (6.90%) PowerExchange
4 4 (4.60%) JBoss
4 4 (4.60%) WildFly
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 34 (39.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.60%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 46 (52.87%) IaaS
1 46 (52.87%) PaaS
1 46 (52.87%) SaaS
2 1 (1.15%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) LDAP
2 10 (11.49%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.15%) SAN
3 1 (1.15%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.69%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (17.24%) DB2
3 11 (12.64%) MongoDB
4 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database
5 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
6 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (6.90%) PowerCenter
8 5 (5.75%) SAP HANA
9 4 (4.60%) Ingres
10 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) CA Gen
2 3 (3.45%) Log4j
3 1 (1.15%) JIRA
3 1 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Operations Engineer
2 19 (21.84%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 15 (17.24%) DBA
4 11 (12.64%) Administrator
4 11 (12.64%) Analyst
5 10 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) Operations Analyst
5 10 (11.49%) Support Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) Operational Support Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) Operations Support Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) Oracle DBA
7 8 (9.20%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.60%) Backup Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Applications Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Operations Support Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Applications Support
10 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) Middleware
2 3 (3.45%) JAX-RPC
2 3 (3.45%) REST
2 3 (3.45%) SOAP
2 3 (3.45%) Web Services
2 3 (3.45%) WSDL
2 3 (3.45%) XML
2 3 (3.45%) XSL
2 3 (3.45%) XSLT
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (43.68%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (18.39%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.05%) CMDB
3 7 (8.05%) Mainframe
3 7 (8.05%) Tandem
4 5 (5.75%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.45%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.15%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 51 (58.62%) Linux
1 51 (58.62%) Windows
2 48 (55.17%) Unix
3 35 (40.23%) AIX
4 17 (19.54%) Windows XP
5 16 (18.39%) Windows 2000
6 14 (16.09%) Windows Server
7 11 (12.64%) zOS
8 9 (10.34%) MVS
9 7 (8.05%) Solaris
10 6 (6.90%) VME
10 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
11 5 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (4.60%) HPUX
13 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (87.36%) Change Management
2 74 (85.06%) ITIL
3 59 (67.82%) DevOps
4 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (64.37%) PRINCE2
5 49 (56.32%) Open Source
6 48 (55.17%) Data Management
7 29 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 28 (32.18%) Incident Management
9 27 (31.03%) ITSM
10 26 (29.89%) Service Management
11 16 (18.39%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (16.09%) Release Management
14 13 (14.94%) Change Control
14 13 (14.94%) Quality Management
15 11 (12.64%) High Availability
16 10 (11.49%) Service Delivery
17 9 (10.34%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.14%) SQL
2 17 (19.54%) Java
3 15 (17.24%) Perl
4 10 (11.49%) Shell Script
4 10 (11.49%) VB
5 4 (4.60%) C
5 4 (4.60%) COBOL
5 4 (4.60%) Python
5 4 (4.60%) Ruby
6 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.24%) SLA
2 5 (5.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.45%) QA
4 1 (1.15%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) KVM
2 5 (5.75%) Firmware
3 3 (3.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (5.75%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (5.75%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.30%) Control-M
4 2 (2.30%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.30%) MOM
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.30%) SCOM
5 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.15%) Puppet
5 1 (1.15%) PureDisk
5 1 (1.15%) SCCM
5 1 (1.15%) Simpana
5 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (40.23%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.84%) Oracle
3 11 (12.64%) CA
4 10 (11.49%) HP
5 9 (10.34%) Informatica
6 8 (9.20%) IBM
7 7 (8.05%) ServiceNow
8 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.75%) EMC
9 5 (5.75%) SAP
9 5 (5.75%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.30%) Cisco
11 1 (1.15%) arcserve
11 1 (1.15%) CommVault
11 1 (1.15%) Dell
11 1 (1.15%) NetApp
11 1 (1.15%) Remedy
11 1 (1.15%) Sun
11 1 (1.15%) Symantec
11 1 (1.15%) Veritas