The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 50 47 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 13 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.69% 2.29% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.99% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
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£245 £308 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.32% -27.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £254 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £395 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -21.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
546 568 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.19% 76.65% 63.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 235 283
Average daily rate £385 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £231 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Problem Management
North West

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -16 4 £100 - 2
Knutsford +6 3 - -
Chester - - - -
Problem Management
North West

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) Change Management
4 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) Finance
4 8 (40.00%) Incident Management
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (35.00%) SLA
5 7 (35.00%) Service Management
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) DNS
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (25.00%) MS Office
7 5 (25.00%) HP
7 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (20.00%) MCTS
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (20.00%) MCITP
8 4 (20.00%) Clustering
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (20.00%) CA
8 4 (20.00%) Lotus

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) Wireless
3 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) Broadband
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Storage Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Backup Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Backup Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection Advisor
3 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
4 1 (5.00%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 9 (45.00%) Change Management
3 8 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (35.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (15.00%) Web Development
6 3 (15.00%) Release Management
6 3 (15.00%) Product Management
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Change Control
6 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
7 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) VB
3 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) MCP
2 4 (20.00%) MCSE
2 4 (20.00%) MCTS
2 4 (20.00%) MCITP
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (10.00%) PMP
3 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (20.00%) OpenView
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (15.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) CA
3 4 (20.00%) Lotus
4 3 (15.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) SAP