The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 40 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.70% 0.46% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +10.76% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.23 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.11% +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 Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 123 169 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 86.01% 78.24% 88.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 154 115
Median daily rate £386 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £301 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% -37.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £20.78 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.85 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Chester

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware