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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 49 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 26 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.75% 0.65% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 0.81% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 5
Average daily rate £500 £419 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £394 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £444 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
769 614 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.46% 79.64% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 377 351
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.67 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 12 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington +7 19 £500 +11.11% 1
Chester - 5 £375 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Problem Management
North West

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 25 (58.14%) ITIL
2 17 (39.53%) Service Management
3 15 (34.88%) SLA
4 12 (27.91%) MS Excel
4 12 (27.91%) MS Office
4 12 (27.91%) Android
5 11 (25.58%) SCCM
5 11 (25.58%) Mentoring
5 11 (25.58%) Coaching
5 11 (25.58%) MCP
5 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
5 11 (25.58%) OpenView
5 11 (25.58%) HP
5 11 (25.58%) PMI
5 11 (25.58%) PMI Certification
6 10 (23.26%) Management Information System
6 10 (23.26%) Finance
6 10 (23.26%) VPN
6 10 (23.26%) Mobile Device Management
6 10 (23.26%) AirWatch
6 10 (23.26%) Apple iOS
7 9 (20.93%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (20.93%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (20.93%) Wireless
7 9 (20.93%) Handset
8 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
9 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
10 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
10 6 (13.95%) Java
10 6 (13.95%) Performance Management

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (2.33%) Confluence
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Excel
1 12 (27.91%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) VPN
2 9 (20.93%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (20.93%) Wireless
3 3 (6.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Applications Support
2 15 (34.88%) Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Service Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (23.26%) Applications Manager
4 10 (23.26%) Applications Support Manager
4 10 (23.26%) Support Manager
5 6 (13.95%) Support Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Administrator
7 3 (6.98%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Support
7 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Service Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 2 (4.65%) Incident and Problem Manager
8 2 (4.65%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) PMI
2 10 (23.26%) Management Information System
3 9 (20.93%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (20.93%) Handset
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.65%) Contactless
5 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Android
2 10 (23.26%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.98%) Unix
4 2 (4.65%) Windows
5 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) ITIL
2 17 (39.53%) Service Management
3 11 (25.58%) Coaching
3 11 (25.58%) Mentoring
4 10 (23.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (13.95%) Performance Management
5 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.63%) Change Management
7 4 (9.30%) ITIL V3
7 4 (9.30%) Supplier Management
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.65%) Demand Management
8 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.65%) Validation
8 2 (4.65%) Web Operations
9 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) C
3 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) MCP
1 11 (25.58%) PMI Certification
2 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.88%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) OpenView
1 11 (25.58%) SCCM
2 10 (23.26%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) HP
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle