The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 June 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 107 112
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 27 48 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 1.26% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.53% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 24
Median daily rate £430 £408 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +43.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £316 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +10.76% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.23 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.11% +15.55%  

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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2350 3136 2943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.03% 82.31% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1972 1711
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 129
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 West

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in the North West

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in the North West

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in the North West

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Manchester +14 15 £440 -2.22% 5
Cheshire +9 8 £300 -25.00%
Lancashire +5 3 £438 +4.79%
Merseyside - 1 £125 - 3
Problem Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 22 (46.81%) ITIL
2 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
3 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (34.04%) Windows
5 13 (27.66%) Incident Management
6 10 (21.28%) Change Management
6 10 (21.28%) Finance
6 10 (21.28%) Unix
7 8 (17.02%) VMware
8 7 (14.89%) Service Management
8 7 (14.89%) Middleware
8 7 (14.89%) IBM
8 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
8 7 (14.89%) Linux
8 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
9 6 (12.77%) Blackberry
9 6 (12.77%) IaaS
10 5 (10.64%) ServiceNow
10 5 (10.64%) Capacity Management
10 5 (10.64%) Office 365
10 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
10 5 (10.64%) Mainframe
10 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
10 5 (10.64%) HP
10 5 (10.64%) Citrix
10 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
11 4 (8.51%) SQL
11 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
11 4 (8.51%) LDAP

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (6.38%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.26%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.26%) SAS
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) JBoss
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) IaaS
2 5 (10.64%) Office 365
3 4 (8.51%) Yammer
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.26%) PaaS
5 1 (2.13%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
1 4 (8.51%) LDAP
2 3 (6.38%) Extranet
2 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) FTP
3 2 (4.26%) SAN
4 1 (2.13%) DMZ
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.13%) HTTP
4 1 (2.13%) IPsec
4 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.13%) LAN
4 1 (2.13%) NAS
4 1 (2.13%) SMTP
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Apache Hive
2 2 (4.26%) Big Data
2 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.26%) Impala
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (4.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (4.26%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Law
2 3 (6.38%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Consultant
3 6 (12.77%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Tivoli Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Defect Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Graduate
6 2 (4.26%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) Kafka
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) JMS
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Blackberry
3 5 (10.64%) Mainframe
4 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.38%) iPhone
5 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) CMDB
6 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Unix
3 7 (14.89%) Linux
4 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.38%) AIX
5 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Solaris
7 1 (2.13%) SUSE
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) ITIL
2 13 (27.66%) Incident Management
3 10 (21.28%) Change Management
4 7 (14.89%) Service Management
5 5 (10.64%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.51%) Compliance Management
6 4 (8.51%) DevOps
6 4 (8.51%) Network Design
7 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.38%) Document Management
7 3 (6.38%) High Availability
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (6.38%) Migration
7 3 (6.38%) SDLC
7 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.38%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.26%) Project Management
8 2 (4.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
2 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) C++
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) MCP
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) HDFS
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) Firmware
4 1 (2.13%) NFS
4 1 (2.13%) Squid
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Ansible
1 3 (6.38%) Puppet
1 3 (6.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (6.38%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.26%) Salt
3 1 (2.13%) Nagios
3 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.13%) yum
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) VMware
3 7 (14.89%) IBM
4 5 (10.64%) Citrix
4 5 (10.64%) HP
4 5 (10.64%) ServiceNow
5 4 (8.51%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (6.38%) Lotus
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.13%) Northgate
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.13%) Snow
7 1 (2.13%) Splunk
7 1 (2.13%) Symantec