Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 124 141
Rank change year-on-year -26 +17 +8
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 56 112 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 1.64% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.96% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 80 69
North West median daily rate £420 £335 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.37% -21.18% +41.67%
10th Percentile £105 £139 £133
90th Percentile £675 £538 £550
England median daily rate £393 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +4.67% +2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £14.86 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.53% -17.44% +28.57%
England median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% -11.76% +37.84%

Problem Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4624 5727 6938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.08% 83.79% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3686 4208
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 166 282
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.79 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Problem Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 24 £500 +52.67% 5
Cheshire -11 24 £420 +52.73% 2
Merseyside +5 3 £104 -72.70% 1
Lancashire -7 3 £100 -71.43%
Cumbria - 2 - - 2
Problem Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 27 (48.21%) ITIL
2 17 (30.36%) Change Management
3 15 (26.79%) Project Management
3 15 (26.79%) Incident Management
4 14 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 12 (21.43%) Finance
5 12 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (19.64%) Unix
6 11 (19.64%) Windows
6 11 (19.64%) SQL
6 11 (19.64%) Oracle
7 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
8 9 (16.07%) Linux
8 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
8 9 (16.07%) SFIA
8 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (14.29%) Degree
9 8 (14.29%) Java
9 8 (14.29%) Middleware
10 7 (12.50%) Service Management
10 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (10.71%) Saba
11 6 (10.71%) SCORM
11 6 (10.71%) VMware
11 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
11 6 (10.71%) Migration
11 6 (10.71%) Shell Script

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 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.93%) Tuxedo
1 5 (8.93%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.14%) CMS
2 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.36%) SAS
3 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.57%) Apache
4 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.79%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) PaaS
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
2 2 (3.57%) IaaS
2 2 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (3.57%) DNS
2 2 (3.57%) FTP
2 2 (3.57%) LDAP
3 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.79%) DHCP
3 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.79%) SAN
3 1 (1.79%) SMTP
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.93%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.14%) DB2
3 4 (7.14%) OLAP
3 4 (7.14%) OLTP
3 4 (7.14%) Star Schema
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) Ingres
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) JIRA
1 5 (8.93%) PeopleTools
2 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) German Language
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) Administrator
3 9 (16.07%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Applications Support
5 5 (8.93%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Unix Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) ServiceNow Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (5.36%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Data Administrator
8 2 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) Middleware
2 4 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 4 (7.14%) XML
2 4 (7.14%) XSD
2 4 (7.14%) XSLT
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) JMS
3 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.71%) Learning Management System
2 6 (10.71%) SCORM
3 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.79%) iPhone
6 1 (1.79%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Unix
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.79%) AIX
5 1 (1.79%) SUSE
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) ITIL
2 17 (30.36%) Change Management
3 15 (26.79%) Incident Management
3 15 (26.79%) Project Management
4 14 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
6 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.07%) SFIA
7 7 (12.50%) Service Management
8 6 (10.71%) Change Control
8 6 (10.71%) DevOps
8 6 (10.71%) Migration
8 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
9 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
9 5 (8.93%) Coaching
9 5 (8.93%) Data Management
9 5 (8.93%) High Availability
9 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (8.93%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (8.93%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) Java
3 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.14%) XPath
5 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) CCDP
2 4 (7.14%) CCNP
2 4 (7.14%) Chartered Engineer
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.14%) CISM
2 4 (7.14%) CISSP
3 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.57%) CCIE
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.79%) MCP
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
5 1 (1.79%) MCSE
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.79%) Firmware
3 1 (1.79%) iptables
3 1 (1.79%) NFS
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.79%) Squid
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) Ansible
3 1 (1.79%) Nagios
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.79%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.79%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) Oracle
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.71%) Saba
3 6 (10.71%) VMware
4 5 (8.93%) BEA
4 5 (8.93%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.93%) ServiceNow
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco
5 4 (7.14%) EnterpriseDB
5 4 (7.14%) HP
6 3 (5.36%) AppDynamics
6 3 (5.36%) Splunk
7 2 (3.57%) Citrix
7 2 (3.57%) IBM
7 2 (3.57%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (3.57%) Lotus
8 1 (1.79%) Capita
8 1 (1.79%) NetApp
8 1 (1.79%) Northgate