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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 67 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.30% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.44% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £75 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -73.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.52 £17.08 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -31.70%
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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
501 455 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.49% 69.04% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 308 249
Average daily rate £375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 11
Average hourly rate £23.00 £175.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.85% +821.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Sybase
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) BCP
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Services Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Transition Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) BCP
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 2 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Sybase
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft