Period
to 16 December 2018

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 6 months to 16 December 2018 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 72 38
Rank change year-on-year +31 -34 -16
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.29% 0.88% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 0.98% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Northern Ireland median daily rate £325 £544 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.23% +97.73% +57.14%
10th Percentile £313 £198 £260
90th Percentile £338 £615 £288
UK median daily rate £414 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +7.47% +2.67% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +26.67% -33.33% -11.76%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 331 509 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 85.09% 90.09% 80.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 389 162
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.02% +8.46%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £163
90th Percentile £515 £520 £438
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 24
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.67% +15.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.78 £35.88 £35.15
UK median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% +2.27%

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Problem Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

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
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
County Antrim +30 5 £325 -40.23%
Problem Management
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Ticket Management
1 5 (100.00%) Proactive Monitoring
1 5 (100.00%) Proactive Management
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Network Management
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (40.00%) CCVP
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Proactive Management
1 5 (100.00%) Proactive Monitoring
1 5 (100.00%) Ticket Management
2 4 (80.00%) Network Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CCVP
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft