The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 45 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 14 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.10% 1.35% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 1.91% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £348
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Problem Management
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
519 418 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.81% 70.37% 68.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 254 227
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.68 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Problem Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Problem Management.

1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
1 9 (52.94%) Incident Management
2 6 (35.29%) Change Management
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL V3
3 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) Service Management
4 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
4 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) ITSM
4 4 (23.53%) Workflow
4 4 (23.53%) SecurID
4 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Junos
4 4 (23.53%) Coaching
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) MobileIron
5 3 (17.65%) SLA
6 2 (11.76%) ADSL
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Problem Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Problem Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) Junos
2 4 (23.53%) VPN
3 2 (11.76%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Problem Manager
2 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Head of Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Manager
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Problem Manager
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Head of Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Head of Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Incident and Problem Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Manager
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Incident Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Junior
3 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
2 4 (23.53%) SecurID
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) BYOD
4 1 (5.88%) CMDB
4 1 (5.88%) Derivative
4 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) BlackBerry OS
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Incident Management
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Change Management
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL V3
3 5 (29.41%) Service Management
4 4 (23.53%) Coaching
4 4 (23.53%) ITSM
4 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Workflow
5 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Competitor Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.88%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) MobileIron
2 2 (11.76%) Acronis
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SunGard