The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 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 / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 90 75
Rank change year-on-year +14 -15  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 15 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.10% 0.67% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.80% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 14
Median daily rate £440 £450 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +118.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £336 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +10.76% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1097 1491 1168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.25% 82.70% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 896 690
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 33
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% +0.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.80 £23.00
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Manchester

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in Manchester

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) ITIL
3 8 (29.63%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 6 (22.22%) IaaS
5 5 (18.52%) Office 365
5 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
5 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
5 5 (18.52%) Windows
5 5 (18.52%) Linux
5 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
6 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
6 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (14.81%) Compliance Management
6 4 (14.81%) Yammer
6 4 (14.81%) HP
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) LDAP
6 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
6 4 (14.81%) Network Design
6 4 (14.81%) Firewall
6 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
6 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (11.11%) Puppet
7 3 (11.11%) Law
7 3 (11.11%) Legal
7 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) Document Management

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.41%) Apache
3 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
3 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) IaaS
2 5 (18.52%) Office 365
3 4 (14.81%) Yammer
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (7.41%) PaaS
5 1 (3.70%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Firewall
1 4 (14.81%) LDAP
2 3 (11.11%) Extranet
3 2 (7.41%) FTP
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) SMTP
4 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
1 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.41%) Impala
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Law
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Defect Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Graduate
4 2 (7.41%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Big Data Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Kafka
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) JMS
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.41%) AIX
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Solaris
4 1 (3.70%) SUSE
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
3 4 (14.81%) Compliance Management
3 4 (14.81%) Network Design
4 3 (11.11%) DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) Document Management
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.41%) Defect Management
5 2 (7.41%) Open Source
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) SDLC
5 2 (7.41%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) HDFS
2 2 (7.41%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Firmware
3 1 (3.70%) NFS
3 1 (3.70%) Squid
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
1 3 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.41%) Salt
3 1 (3.70%) Nagios
3 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.70%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
4 4 (14.81%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Northgate
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Snow
5 1 (3.70%) Splunk