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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 58 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 10 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.23% 1.31% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.70% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £290 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £404 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.83 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -8.58%
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
613 706 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.31% 76.91% 66.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 317 322
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 £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 50 15
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.53 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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
Warrington -6 5 £110 -70.66%
Chester - 3 - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 2
Problem Management
North West

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (69.57%) ITIL
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) HP
2 11 (47.83%) Service Management
3 10 (43.48%) SLA
3 10 (43.48%) Incident Management
3 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
4 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
4 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (30.43%) Change Management
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
5 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
6 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
6 6 (26.09%) Coaching
6 6 (26.09%) MCP
6 6 (26.09%) MS Office
6 6 (26.09%) IBM Notes
6 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
6 6 (26.09%) OpenView
6 6 (26.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (26.09%) Lotus
7 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 5 (21.74%) Clustering
8 4 (17.39%) ITSM
8 4 (17.39%) MCTS

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (26.09%) IBM Notes
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) VPN
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) Wireless
4 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) BODI
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Local Government
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Manager
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
1 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
1 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) ITIL
2 11 (47.83%) Service Management
3 10 (43.48%) Incident Management
4 7 (30.43%) Change Management
5 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
5 6 (26.09%) Coaching
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
6 4 (17.39%) ITSM
7 3 (13.04%) Web Development
7 3 (13.04%) Release Management
7 3 (13.04%) Product Management
7 3 (13.04%) Change Control
7 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) MCP
3 4 (17.39%) MCSE
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (17.39%) MCTS
3 4 (17.39%) MCITP
4 2 (8.70%) PMP
4 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 6 (26.09%) OpenView
2 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (13.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
1 11 (47.83%) HP
2 6 (26.09%) Lotus
3 4 (17.39%) CA
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec
5 2 (8.70%) EMC
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Compuware
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy