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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 44 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 14 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.12% 2.28% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 2.84% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 7
Median daily rate £140 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.00% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £550 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £333 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.87% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.37 £27.25 £21.80
% change year-on-year
-21.59% +25.00%
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
555 810 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.09% 80.20% 81.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 563 315
Median daily rate £415 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £644 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 38
Median hourly rate £19.64 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -8 13 £140 -72.00%
Problem Management
North West

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 26 (76.47%) Change Management
2 24 (70.59%) ITIL
3 16 (47.06%) Service Management
4 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 14 (41.18%) Incident Management
5 13 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (35.29%) DevOps
6 12 (35.29%) Windows
7 11 (32.35%) ITSM
7 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
8 10 (29.41%) Open Source
9 9 (26.47%) SaaS
9 9 (26.47%) PaaS
9 9 (26.47%) IaaS
10 8 (23.53%) Blackberry
10 8 (23.53%) PRINCE2
10 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
11 7 (20.59%) IBM Notes
11 7 (20.59%) MCP
11 7 (20.59%) MS Office
11 7 (20.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (20.59%) Lotus
11 7 (20.59%) Trend Analysis
11 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
12 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
12 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
12 6 (17.65%) Linux
13 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
13 5 (14.71%) Project Management

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 7 (20.59%) IBM Notes
2 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) IaaS
1 9 (26.47%) PaaS
1 9 (26.47%) SaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) LAN
1 4 (11.76%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) DHCP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) IPsec
2 1 (2.94%) LDAP
2 1 (2.94%) NAS
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Log4j
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Operations Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Service Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) ICT Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) ICT Support
6 2 (5.88%) ICT Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Cutover Manager
7 1 (2.94%) HR Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Incident and Problem Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) IT Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (2.94%) Open Source Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) JAX-RPC
3 1 (2.94%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) WSDL
3 1 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) XSL
3 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
3 8 (23.53%) Blackberry
4 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
5 4 (11.76%) Smartphone
6 3 (8.82%) iPhone
7 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
7 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
7 2 (5.88%) User Experience
8 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Phone
4 3 (8.82%) Unix
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Change Management
2 24 (70.59%) ITIL
3 16 (47.06%) Service Management
4 14 (41.18%) Incident Management
5 12 (35.29%) DevOps
6 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (32.35%) ITSM
7 10 (29.41%) Open Source
8 8 (23.53%) PRINCE2
9 7 (20.59%) Trend Analysis
10 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
11 5 (14.71%) Change Control
11 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
11 5 (14.71%) Project Management
12 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
13 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
13 2 (5.88%) Data Management
13 2 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
13 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) C++
1 2 (5.88%) Java
1 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) MCP
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.88%) MCSA
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) MCTS
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Lotus
3 3 (8.82%) Apple
3 3 (8.82%) BMC
3 3 (8.82%) Remedy
4 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (2.94%) Lumension
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec
5 1 (2.94%) Thales
5 1 (2.94%) VMware