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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 56 62 59
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 8 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.02% 1.21% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.59% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate
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£310 £378 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.88% -20.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £375 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £413 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £17.15 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -22.92%
Problem Management
North West

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
582 693 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.86% 75.99% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 335 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 - -
Warrington -7 1 - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Problem Management
North West

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Problem Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Problem Management.

1 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (44.44%) Incident Management
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
4 7 (38.89%) HP
4 7 (38.89%) SLA
4 7 (38.89%) Service Management
4 7 (38.89%) Change Management
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
6 5 (27.78%) Clustering
7 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
7 4 (22.22%) MS Office
7 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
7 4 (22.22%) VPN
7 4 (22.22%) DNS
7 4 (22.22%) OpenView
7 4 (22.22%) IBM Notes
7 4 (22.22%) MCSE
7 4 (22.22%) MCP
7 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Problem Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Problem Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 4 (22.22%) IBM Notes
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) VPN
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Wireless
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Local Government
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Manager
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Clustering
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
1 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Incident Management
3 7 (38.89%) Service Management
3 7 (38.89%) Change Management
4 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 4 (22.22%) Coaching
5 3 (16.67%) Change Control
5 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 3 (16.67%) Product Management
5 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Web Development
5 3 (16.67%) Release Management
5 3 (16.67%) ITSM
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) MCSE
2 4 (22.22%) MCP
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) MCTS
2 4 (22.22%) MCITP
3 2 (11.11%) PMP
3 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) NFS
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) OpenView
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (16.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) CA
3 4 (22.22%) Lotus
4 3 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Remedy
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) VMware