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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank 44 72 67
Rank change year-on-year +28 -5  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.14% 0.93% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.11% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £135 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -68.23% +41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.12 £45.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -66.39% +55.17%  

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 444 813 698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.25% 84.25% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 511 448
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 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 34
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 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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 -
Problem Management
North West

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 16 (88.89%) Change Management
2 15 (83.33%) ITIL
3 13 (72.22%) Service Management
4 12 (66.67%) Incident Management
4 12 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 9 (50.00%) Lotus
6 9 (50.00%) IBM Notes
6 9 (50.00%) MS Office
6 9 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (38.89%) Trend Analysis
8 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 5 (27.78%) Windows
9 5 (27.78%) MCP
9 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
9 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (22.22%) Open Source
10 4 (22.22%) DevOps
10 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
11 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
11 3 (16.67%) ITSM
11 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
11 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
11 3 (16.67%) SaaS
11 3 (16.67%) PaaS
11 3 (16.67%) IaaS
12 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
12 2 (11.11%) Change Control

Problem Management
Top Related 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 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) IaaS
1 3 (16.67%) PaaS
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) IPsec
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
1 1 (5.56%) NAS
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Log4j
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 11 (61.11%) Service Analyst
2 11 (61.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (50.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) WSDL
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) XSL
1 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
4 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (11.11%) iPhone
5 2 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (5.56%) CMDB
6 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Change Management
2 15 (83.33%) ITIL
3 13 (72.22%) Service Management
4 12 (66.67%) Incident Management
5 7 (38.89%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (22.22%) DevOps
7 4 (22.22%) Open Source
8 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 3 (16.67%) ITSM
8 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
9 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (11.11%) Change Control
9 2 (11.11%) Data Management
9 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (11.11%) Project Management
9 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) Lotus
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Lumension
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) VMware