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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 6 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.19% 1.17% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.40% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Median daily rate £130 £381 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £350 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £464 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.97 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.94% +12.50%

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
408 785 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.79% 83.16% 80.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 494 388
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 32
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.44% -45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
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 24 February 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 +31 6 £130 -
Problem Management
North West

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 (95.45%) Change Management
2 17 (77.27%) ITIL
3 16 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (63.64%) Service Management
4 14 (63.64%) Incident Management
5 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 11 (50.00%) Computer Science
7 10 (45.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (45.45%) Lotus
7 10 (45.45%) IBM Notes
7 10 (45.45%) MS Office
8 9 (40.91%) Windows
8 9 (40.91%) Trend Analysis
9 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
9 8 (36.36%) Blackberry
10 7 (31.82%) MCP
10 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
12 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
12 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
12 5 (22.73%) Change Control
13 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
13 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 4 (18.18%) Open Source
13 4 (18.18%) DevOps
13 4 (18.18%) Windows Phone
13 4 (18.18%) Project Management
13 4 (18.18%) ITSM
13 4 (18.18%) Smartphone
13 4 (18.18%) LAN

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 10 (45.45%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) IaaS
1 3 (13.64%) PaaS
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) IPsec
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
2 1 (4.55%) NAS
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Log4j
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Analyst
2 13 (59.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (50.00%) Service Analyst
4 10 (45.45%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Open Source Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (4.55%) REST
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) WSDL
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) XSL
1 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (72.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (36.36%) Blackberry
4 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
5 4 (18.18%) Smartphone
6 3 (13.64%) iPhone
7 2 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Phone
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Android
5 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Change Management
2 17 (77.27%) ITIL
3 14 (63.64%) Incident Management
3 14 (63.64%) Service Management
4 9 (40.91%) Trend Analysis
5 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (22.73%) Change Control
6 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
6 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
7 4 (18.18%) DevOps
7 4 (18.18%) ITSM
7 4 (18.18%) Open Source
7 4 (18.18%) Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
9 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
10 1 (4.55%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) MCP
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Lotus
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) BMC
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Lumension
4 1 (4.55%) Remedy
4 1 (4.55%) Symantec
4 1 (4.55%) VMware