The table below looks at the statistics for the Problem Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Manager
Rank 63 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Problem Manager 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £22.88 £25.74
% change year-on-year
+22.40% -11.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
720 815 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.07% 90.46% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 393 463
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 56 43
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.74 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Problem Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Manager in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Problem Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Problem Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Problem Manager across the Cheshire region.

Problem Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Problem Manager
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Problem Manager in their job title 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 with Problem Manager in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) NFS
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management

Problem Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Problem Manager in their job title 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 with Problem Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy