Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Problem Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Problem Management over the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Problem Management
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 60 67
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 24 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.80% 2.69% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 3.13% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 38
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £275 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.73% -45.00% +56.25%
10th Percentile £250 £120 £255
90th Percentile £750 £483 £1,000
North West median daily rate £420 £335 £425
% change year-on-year +25.37% -21.18% +41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £14.86 -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £14.86 £18.00
% change year-on-year +135.53% -17.44% +28.57%

Problem Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1112 1245 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.55% 85.98% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 893 1159
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £279
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.80% +8.93% -4.19%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Problem Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in Cheshire

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Cheshire

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in Cheshire

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Cheshire

Problem 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 Problem Management within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -5 7 £650 +198.85%
Macclesfield +7 4 £420 -
Knutsford -14 4 £350 -
Chester - 4 £354 -
Nantwich - 1 - -
Problem Management
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Problem 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 Problem Management.

1 10 (41.67%) Change Management
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) Unix
3 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 7 (29.17%) Finance
4 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
5 6 (25.00%) Learning Management System
5 6 (25.00%) Saba
5 6 (25.00%) SCORM
5 6 (25.00%) Windows
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle
6 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
6 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.83%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
7 4 (16.67%) Banking
7 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
7 4 (16.67%) SAS
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
7 4 (16.67%) Linux
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) Tivoli
7 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

Problem 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 4 (16.67%) SAS
1 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) Ingres
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Legal
5 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Unix Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Applications Support
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (25.00%) Learning Management System
2 6 (25.00%) SCORM
3 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (4.17%) iPhone
6 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
6 1 (4.17%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Unix
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Change Management
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
4 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Data Management
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.50%) SFIA
7 2 (8.33%) Content Management
7 2 (8.33%) Contract Management
7 2 (8.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (8.33%) Proactive Management
7 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Shell Script
3 4 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (8.33%) CCDP
3 2 (8.33%) CCIE
3 2 (8.33%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CISM
3 2 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Saba
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (4.17%) Lotus