The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 19 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.26% - 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £17.15 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -22.92%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 171 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 73.68% 80.28% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 54
Average daily rate £320 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 6
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £29.60 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Chester region.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Problem Management
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Manager
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) EMC