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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
England / North West
Rank 108 125 133
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 20 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.78% 0.83% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.01% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 10
Median daily rate £140 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.51% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
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 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 2113 3163 2829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.43% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1915 1539
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Manchester +15 12 £193 -42.96% 5
Cheshire +28 6 £135 -68.23% 2
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 58 (70.73%) ITIL
2 44 (53.66%) Change Management
3 31 (37.80%) Service Management
3 31 (37.80%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (30.49%) Microsoft
4 25 (30.49%) Incident Management
5 23 (28.05%) Windows
6 20 (24.39%) DevOps
7 19 (23.17%) PRINCE2
7 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (23.17%) Data Management
8 18 (21.95%) Open Source
9 17 (20.73%) PaaS
9 17 (20.73%) IaaS
9 17 (20.73%) Linux
10 16 (19.51%) Service Delivery
11 15 (18.29%) Windows XP
11 15 (18.29%) SaaS
11 15 (18.29%) Release Management
12 14 (17.07%) MS Office
13 13 (15.85%) ITSM
13 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
13 13 (15.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 12 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (13.41%) Oracle
15 11 (13.41%) Active Directory
15 11 (13.41%) Management Information System
16 10 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (12.20%) Lotus
16 10 (12.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Problem Management
Top Related 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 10 (12.20%) IBM Notes
2 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.32%) IBM Domino
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.44%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.22%) Apache
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (17.07%) MS Office
2 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
3 8 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.22%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.73%) IaaS
1 17 (20.73%) PaaS
2 15 (18.29%) SaaS
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.44%) Office 365
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.22%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Extranet
2 2 (2.44%) DHCP
2 2 (2.44%) DNS
2 2 (2.44%) WAN
3 1 (1.22%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) IPsec
3 1 (1.22%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.22%) LAN
3 1 (1.22%) LDAP
3 1 (1.22%) NAS
3 1 (1.22%) SAN
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.44%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.44%) Big Data
4 2 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.44%) Impala
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) GitLab
2 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Log4j
General
1 7 (8.54%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Law
2 3 (3.66%) Legal
2 3 (3.66%) Retail
3 2 (2.44%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (41.46%) Analyst
2 17 (20.73%) Service Analyst
3 14 (17.07%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (15.85%) Support Analyst
5 10 (12.20%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (12.20%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Service Manager
7 8 (9.76%) Applications Support
8 6 (7.32%) Operational Support Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Operations Support Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) DBA
9 5 (6.10%) Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (4.88%) Domino Developer
10 4 (4.88%) Lead Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Applications Support Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) Desktop Analyst
11 3 (3.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) CSS
1 2 (2.44%) HTML
1 2 (2.44%) Kafka
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (1.22%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.22%) REST
2 1 (1.22%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.22%) SOAP
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.22%) WSDL
2 1 (1.22%) XML
2 1 (1.22%) XSL
2 1 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (37.80%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.41%) Management Information System
3 10 (12.20%) Computer Science
4 9 (10.98%) Blackberry
4 9 (10.98%) Tandem
5 4 (4.88%) iPhone
6 2 (2.44%) User Experience
7 1 (1.22%) CMDB
7 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.22%) Life Science
7 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.05%) Windows
2 17 (20.73%) Linux
3 15 (18.29%) Windows XP
4 10 (12.20%) Unix
5 9 (10.98%) AIX
5 9 (10.98%) Windows 2000
6 5 (6.10%) VME
6 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.10%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.88%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.22%) Android
9 1 (1.22%) Solaris
9 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (70.73%) ITIL
2 44 (53.66%) Change Management
3 31 (37.80%) Service Management
4 25 (30.49%) Incident Management
5 20 (24.39%) DevOps
6 19 (23.17%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (23.17%) Data Management
6 19 (23.17%) PRINCE2
7 18 (21.95%) Open Source
8 16 (19.51%) Service Delivery
9 15 (18.29%) Release Management
10 13 (15.85%) ITSM
10 13 (15.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 12 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (10.98%) Trend Analysis
14 8 (9.76%) Business Continuity
14 8 (9.76%) Capacity Planning
15 6 (7.32%) Configuration Management
15 6 (7.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.88%) SQL
2 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.44%) C#
3 2 (2.44%) C++
3 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.22%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) Ruby
4 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) MCP
4 3 (3.66%) Degree
4 3 (3.66%) ISEB
5 2 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) SLA
2 6 (7.32%) QA
3 2 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.44%) HDFS
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.44%) vSphere
3 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.44%) Ansible
2 2 (2.44%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) Salt
2 2 (2.44%) SCCM
3 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (30.49%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.41%) Oracle
3 10 (12.20%) Lotus
4 5 (6.10%) Citrix
4 5 (6.10%) HP
4 5 (6.10%) ICL
5 4 (4.88%) Fujitsu
6 3 (3.66%) VMware
7 2 (2.44%) Northgate
8 1 (1.22%) IBM
8 1 (1.22%) Lumension
8 1 (1.22%) Symantec
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago