The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 79 71 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 17 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.05% 1.19% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.64% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
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£450 £421 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% +65.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £363 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £335 £285
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +17.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1106.89% -14.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £16.17 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+79.39% +4.29%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1206 917 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.35% 72.89% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 475 333
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.63 £24.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -32.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.64 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Performance Management
3 6 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 6 (25.00%) Teradata
3 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (25.00%) SLA
3 6 (25.00%) CCNA
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.67%) MS Office
6 3 (12.50%) Network Security
6 3 (12.50%) Coaching
6 3 (12.50%) Change Control
6 3 (12.50%) CRISC
6 3 (12.50%) VPN
6 3 (12.50%) Windows
6 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 3 (12.50%) Citrix
6 3 (12.50%) CISSP
6 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (12.50%) Firewall
6 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.33%) Service Management

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.17%) Exstream Dialogue
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
1 3 (12.50%) Network Security
2 2 (8.33%) Intranet
3 1 (4.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (8.33%) Big Data
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Capacity Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Teradata Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Network Support
3 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (8.33%) Teradata DBA
4 2 (8.33%) Service Improvement Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Teradata Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Performance Management
2 6 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) Change Management
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (12.50%) Coaching
5 3 (12.50%) Change Control
5 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Service Management
6 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Release Management
7 1 (4.17%) Time Management
7 1 (4.17%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CCNA
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) CISSP
2 3 (12.50%) CRISC
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.17%) MCDST
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Teradata
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Remedy
5 1 (4.17%) AppSense
5 1 (4.17%) HP
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