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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 74 73 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 14 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 0.91% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.08% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate £325 £450 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +91.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £470 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +28.88%
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
935 835 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.54% 84.34% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 528 307
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 49
Average hourly rate £22.54 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Chester - 5 £275 - 1
Warrington -7 4 - -
Macclesfield -9 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £450 -
Problem Management
North West

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 18 (47.37%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Finance
3 12 (31.58%) Android
4 10 (26.32%) Change Management
4 10 (26.32%) VPN
4 10 (26.32%) Apple iOS
4 10 (26.32%) Mobile Device Management
4 10 (26.32%) AirWatch
5 9 (23.68%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (23.68%) Handset
5 9 (23.68%) MS Office
5 9 (23.68%) Windows
5 9 (23.68%) Management Information System
5 9 (23.68%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (23.68%) Wireless
6 8 (21.05%) Service Management
7 7 (18.42%) Banking
7 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.79%) MCSE
8 6 (15.79%) Java
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (15.79%) Performance Management
8 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
9 5 (13.16%) Supplier Management
9 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
9 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
9 5 (13.16%) MCP
9 5 (13.16%) SLA
9 5 (13.16%) Unix

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 4 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) VPN
2 9 (23.68%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (23.68%) Wireless
3 2 (5.26%) Internet
3 2 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) BGP
4 1 (2.63%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) IGRP
4 1 (2.63%) Network Security
4 1 (2.63%) OSPF
4 1 (2.63%) PBX
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Applications Support
2 11 (28.95%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Applications Manager
3 8 (21.05%) Applications Support Manager
3 8 (21.05%) Support Manager
4 6 (15.79%) Applications Support Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Service Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Support Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Administrator
5 5 (13.16%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (23.68%) Handset
1 9 (23.68%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) PMI
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Contactless
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) IVR
5 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Android
2 10 (26.32%) Apple iOS
3 9 (23.68%) Windows
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.16%) Unix
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Change Management
2 10 (26.32%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (21.05%) Service Management
4 6 (15.79%) Performance Management
5 5 (13.16%) Incident Management
5 5 (13.16%) Supplier Management
6 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) Coaching
7 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.26%) Demand Management
8 2 (5.26%) Migration
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (5.26%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (5.26%) Validation
8 2 (5.26%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.89%) C
4 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) VB
4 2 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) MCSE
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) MCP
3 4 (10.53%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.26%) CCNA
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.26%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) AirWatch
2 4 (10.53%) Tivoli
3 3 (7.89%) OpenView
3 3 (7.89%) SCCM
4 2 (5.26%) BladeLogic
4 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) Juniper
4 2 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (2.63%) EMC
5 1 (2.63%) Nortel
5 1 (2.63%) VMware