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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 54 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.68% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.39% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£304 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.95%
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
526 512 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.56% 68.45% 68.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 299 296
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -87.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015, 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 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Yahoo!
5 3 (16.67%) Front Office
5 3 (16.67%) LDAP
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (16.67%) Reuters
5 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 3 (16.67%) Eikon
5 3 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (16.67%) E-Discovery
5 3 (16.67%) Lync
5 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 2 (11.11%) Life Science
6 2 (11.11%) Change Control
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (5.56%) Workflow
7 1 (5.56%) Banking
7 1 (5.56%) Retail

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LDAP
1 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 3 (16.67%) Front Office
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Problem Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Incident Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Major Incident Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Management Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Support Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Incident & Problem Manager
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Service Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Life Science
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 3 (16.67%) E-Discovery
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.11%) Change Control
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (16.67%) Reuters
1 3 (16.67%) Yahoo!
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco