The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 61 36
Rank change year-on-year -11 -25  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 8 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.37% 1.14% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.29% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 12
Median daily rate £394 £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £127 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £305 £483
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 517 618 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.68% 88.29% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 434 210
Median daily rate £393 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.28% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 18
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.88 £12.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.59% +35.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.00 £30.30
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 Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Tyne and Wear

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in Tyne and Wear

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Tyne and Wear

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 8 £394 +48.58% 1
Problem Management
North East

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 73 (86.90%) Change Management
2 71 (84.52%) ITIL
3 56 (66.67%) DevOps
4 53 (63.10%) PRINCE2
4 53 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (57.14%) Windows
5 48 (57.14%) Linux
6 46 (54.76%) Unix
6 46 (54.76%) Open Source
7 45 (53.57%) Data Management
8 43 (51.19%) SaaS
8 43 (51.19%) PaaS
8 43 (51.19%) IaaS
9 36 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (40.48%) MS Excel
11 33 (39.29%) Microsoft
12 32 (38.10%) AIX
12 32 (38.10%) MS PowerPoint
13 28 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 27 (32.14%) Incident Management
15 25 (29.76%) ITSM
16 24 (28.57%) Service Management
17 21 (25.00%) SQL
18 18 (21.43%) Oracle
18 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
19 17 (20.24%) Oracle Reports
20 16 (19.05%) Java
20 16 (19.05%) Management Information System
21 15 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
21 15 (17.86%) Perl

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 14 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.33%) Tuxedo
2 7 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 6 (7.14%) PowerExchange
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (3.57%) JBoss
5 3 (3.57%) WildFly
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 34 (40.48%) MS Excel
2 32 (38.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.57%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 43 (51.19%) IaaS
1 43 (51.19%) PaaS
1 43 (51.19%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) LDAP
2 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) SAN
3 1 (1.19%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (16.67%) DB2
3 11 (13.10%) MongoDB
4 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
4 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
5 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (7.14%) PowerCenter
7 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (5.95%) SAP HANA
8 4 (4.76%) Ingres
9 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) CA Gen
1 3 (3.57%) Log4j
2 1 (1.19%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Operations Engineer
2 17 (20.24%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 14 (16.67%) DBA
4 11 (13.10%) Administrator
4 11 (13.10%) Analyst
5 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Operations Analyst
5 10 (11.90%) Support Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) Operational Support Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) Operations Support Analyst
7 8 (9.52%) Oracle DBA
7 8 (9.52%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.76%) Backup Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Applications Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Operations Support Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Senior Applications Support
10 3 (3.57%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) Middleware
2 3 (3.57%) JAX-RPC
2 3 (3.57%) REST
2 3 (3.57%) SOAP
2 3 (3.57%) Web Services
2 3 (3.57%) WSDL
2 3 (3.57%) XML
2 3 (3.57%) XSL
2 3 (3.57%) XSLT
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 36 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.33%) CMDB
3 7 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 7 (8.33%) Tandem
4 5 (5.95%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.57%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.19%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 48 (57.14%) Linux
1 48 (57.14%) Windows
2 46 (54.76%) Unix
3 32 (38.10%) AIX
4 15 (17.86%) Windows XP
5 14 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 10 (11.90%) zOS
7 8 (9.52%) MVS
8 7 (8.33%) Solaris
9 6 (7.14%) VME
10 5 (5.95%) Windows 7
11 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (3.57%) HPUX
12 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (86.90%) Change Management
2 71 (84.52%) ITIL
3 56 (66.67%) DevOps
4 53 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (63.10%) PRINCE2
5 46 (54.76%) Open Source
6 45 (53.57%) Data Management
7 28 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 27 (32.14%) Incident Management
9 25 (29.76%) ITSM
10 24 (28.57%) Service Management
11 15 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (16.67%) Release Management
13 13 (15.48%) Change Control
13 13 (15.48%) Quality Management
14 10 (11.90%) High Availability
14 10 (11.90%) Service Delivery
15 8 (9.52%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.00%) SQL
2 16 (19.05%) Java
3 15 (17.86%) Perl
4 10 (11.90%) Shell Script
4 10 (11.90%) VB
5 4 (4.76%) C
5 4 (4.76%) COBOL
5 4 (4.76%) Python
5 4 (4.76%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.38%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.67%) SLA
2 5 (5.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.57%) QA
4 1 (1.19%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) KVM
2 5 (5.95%) Firmware
3 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (5.95%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (5.95%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.38%) Control-M
4 2 (2.38%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.38%) MOM
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.38%) SCOM
5 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.19%) Puppet
5 1 (1.19%) PureDisk
5 1 (1.19%) SCCM
5 1 (1.19%) Simpana
5 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.43%) Oracle
3 10 (11.90%) CA
3 10 (11.90%) HP
4 9 (10.71%) Informatica
5 8 (9.52%) IBM
6 7 (8.33%) ServiceNow
7 6 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.95%) EMC
8 5 (5.95%) SAP
9 4 (4.76%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco
11 1 (1.19%) arcserve
11 1 (1.19%) CommVault
11 1 (1.19%) Dell
11 1 (1.19%) NetApp
11 1 (1.19%) Remedy
11 1 (1.19%) Sun
11 1 (1.19%) Symantec
11 1 (1.19%) Veritas