The first table below looks at the demand for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 15 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 Midlands 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
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 24 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.46% 0.47% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.71% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £313 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £316 £306
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.24% -9.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
145 140 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 70.39% 66.04% 54.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 68 75
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Problem Management
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAP HR
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Postgraduate
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) MBA
3 1 (33.33%) Economics

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP HR
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SAP HR Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Services Delivery Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Postgraduate
2 1 (33.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP