The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 53 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 5 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.82% 1.17% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.73% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Average daily rate £240 £188 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -19.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £16.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-3.86% -5.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 347 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.62% 67.77% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Problem Management
West Midlands

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
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 18 April 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) SLA
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Sybase
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Support
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Service Continuity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Sybase
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware