The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 17
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - - 5.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £110
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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 192 101 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 85.71% 81.45% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 48 50
Median daily rate £408 £305 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.60% +22.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £114 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £71.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.89% -79.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £125.00
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 Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Northern Ireland

Problem Management
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 6 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Front Office
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Development
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Problem Manager
2 2 (33.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management