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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 50 64
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 8 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.27% 2.63% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 3.12% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 5
Median daily rate £300 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +13.84% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.23 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.38 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.46% +15.55%  

Problem 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 533 770 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.34% 84.25% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 2450 1802
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £304 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 26 61
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £68.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Chester +13 1 - -
Warrington +10 1 - - 2
Problem Management
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 11 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Change Management
3 6 (42.86%) Incident Management
4 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
4 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
4 5 (35.71%) Middleware
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 4 (28.57%) IBM Sterling
5 4 (28.57%) Service Management
6 3 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (21.43%) Lotus
6 3 (21.43%) IBM Notes
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
7 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
7 2 (14.29%) iPhone
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008

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 3 (21.43%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DMZ
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.14%) IPsec
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Service Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Asset Management Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
3 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 2 (14.29%) iPhone
4 1 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Change Management
1 6 (42.86%) Incident Management
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) IBM Sterling
3 3 (21.43%) Lotus
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec