The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 48 63
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +15
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 10 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.06% 2.81% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 3.53% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 4
Median daily rate £130 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £375 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £550 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
382 708 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.76% 79.46% 80.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 459 343
Median daily rate £400 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 31
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Problem Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Problem Management across the Cheshire region.

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Cheshire region.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 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
Warrington +13 10 £130 -74.00%
Problem Management
North West

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 21 (84.00%) Change Management
2 17 (68.00%) ITIL
3 15 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (56.00%) Incident Management
5 13 (52.00%) Service Management
6 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (44.00%) Computer Science
8 10 (40.00%) Windows
9 9 (36.00%) MS Office
9 9 (36.00%) IBM Notes
9 9 (36.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (36.00%) Lotus
10 8 (32.00%) Trend Analysis
10 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
11 7 (28.00%) Blackberry
11 7 (28.00%) MCP
12 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
12 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (20.00%) DevOps
13 5 (20.00%) Change Control
13 5 (20.00%) Open Source
13 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
13 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
14 4 (16.00%) Project Management
14 4 (16.00%) LAN
14 4 (16.00%) WAN
14 4 (16.00%) SaaS
14 4 (16.00%) PaaS
14 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
14 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 9 (36.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) IaaS
1 4 (16.00%) PaaS
1 4 (16.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) LAN
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) DHCP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) IPsec
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) NAS
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Log4j
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (36.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (36.00%) Service Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) ICT Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) ICT Support
7 1 (4.00%) ICT Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Incident and Problem Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Lead DevOps
7 1 (4.00%) Open Source Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Problem Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior DevOps
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) WSDL
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) XSL
2 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (44.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (28.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (16.00%) Smartphone
6 2 (8.00%) iPhone
6 2 (8.00%) User Experience
7 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
7 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Phone
3 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.00%) Unix
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Change Management
2 17 (68.00%) ITIL
3 14 (56.00%) Incident Management
4 13 (52.00%) Service Management
5 8 (32.00%) Trend Analysis
6 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (20.00%) Change Control
7 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 5 (20.00%) DevOps
7 5 (20.00%) Open Source
7 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.00%) ITSM
8 4 (16.00%) Project Management
9 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
10 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (8.00%) Data Management
10 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C++
1 2 (8.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) MCP
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCSA
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) MCTS
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) Lotus
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) BMC
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (4.00%) Lumension
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) Thales
4 1 (4.00%) VMware