The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 39 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.63% 2.12% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.71% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate
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£213 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.15 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+3.49% -27.78%
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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 Coventry region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
281 221 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 76.57% 78.09% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 70 136
Average daily rate £363 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £216 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £471 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 9
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.18 £28.50 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 10 (83.33%) SLA
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) 3G
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (50.00%) 2G
3 6 (50.00%) LTE
3 6 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Fault Management
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) MCSE
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Dell
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (16.67%) 4G
6 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) HND
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (8.33%) Service Management
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) CICS

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (8.33%) CICS
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) 3G
1 6 (50.00%) 2G
1 6 (50.00%) LTE
2 2 (16.67%) 4G
General
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Incident Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) NOC Manager
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) zOS
1 1 (8.33%) MVS
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Fault Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) REXX
2 1 (8.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Dell
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) BMC
3 1 (8.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (8.33%) Lotus
3 1 (8.33%) IBM