The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Incident Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Incident Management over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Incident Management
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 68 54
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14  
Contract jobs citing Incident Management 8 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.50% 1.22% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.46% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 2
Median daily rate £140 £325 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.92% -15.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £234 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £508 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -11.11% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Median hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +22.22%  

Incident Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 448 823 713
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.90% 83.89% 83.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 521 455
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 35
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Incident Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Incident Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Incident Management in Cheshire

Incident Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Incident Management in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Incident Management in Cheshire

Incident Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Incident Management in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Incident Management in Cheshire

Incident Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Incident Management in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Incident Management in Cheshire

Incident Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Incident Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +31 5 £130 -77.39%
Chester - 3 £275 -
Incident Management
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Incident Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Incident Management.

1 18 (78.26%) ITIL
2 15 (65.22%) Change Management
3 14 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (52.17%) Problem Management
5 10 (43.48%) Service Management
5 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 9 (39.13%) Lotus
6 9 (39.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (39.13%) MS Office
6 9 (39.13%) IBM Notes
7 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
8 7 (30.43%) Windows
8 7 (30.43%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
9 5 (21.74%) MCP
10 4 (17.39%) Oracle
10 4 (17.39%) LDAP
10 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
10 4 (17.39%) SSL
10 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (13.04%) User Experience
11 3 (13.04%) Oracle 10gAS
11 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
11 3 (13.04%) Time Management
11 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (13.04%) nginx
11 3 (13.04%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (13.04%) Kerberos
11 3 (13.04%) HP

Incident Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (39.13%) IBM Notes
2 3 (13.04%) Apache
2 3 (13.04%) IIS
2 3 (13.04%) JBoss
2 3 (13.04%) nginx
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle 10gAS
2 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LDAP
1 4 (17.39%) SSL
2 3 (13.04%) Kerberos
3 2 (8.70%) WebEx
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JMeter
1 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Service Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Middleware Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Officer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Middleware
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Swagger
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (13.04%) User Experience
4 2 (8.70%) iPhone
4 2 (8.70%) Learning Management System
4 2 (8.70%) SCORM
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
5 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) ITIL
2 15 (65.22%) Change Management
3 12 (52.17%) Problem Management
4 10 (43.48%) Service Management
5 7 (30.43%) Trend Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (13.04%) Identity Management
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (13.04%) Time Management
8 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.35%) API Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
9 1 (4.35%) DevOps
9 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
9 1 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 1 (4.35%) Open Source
9 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) Perl
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Lotus
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 3 (13.04%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Saba
6 1 (4.35%) AppSense
6 1 (4.35%) Intel Security