The table below looks at the statistics for Problem Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 110 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 27 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 1.12% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.49% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 21
Average daily rate £460 £294 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.59% -13.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.22 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +28.88%
Problem Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2342 2011 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.09% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1199 934
Average daily rate £400 £376 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 100 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Problem Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Problem Management
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Problem Management Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Problem Management Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Problem Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Problem Management Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -23 18 £460 +47.20%
Birmingham -4 4 £388 +40.90% 1
Coventry -4 4 £465 - 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 33 (49.25%) Data Modelling
1 33 (49.25%) Configuration Management
2 22 (32.84%) SQL
3 21 (31.34%) Oracle
3 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (29.85%) Unix
4 20 (29.85%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (29.85%) Shell Script
5 19 (28.36%) PL/SQL
6 18 (26.87%) Informatica
7 17 (25.37%) Change Management
8 16 (23.88%) Process Improvement
9 15 (22.39%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (20.90%) ITIL
11 13 (19.40%) JIRA
12 12 (17.91%) Test Strategy
12 12 (17.91%) Service Management
12 12 (17.91%) Scrum
13 11 (16.42%) Service Delivery
13 11 (16.42%) Big Data
13 11 (16.42%) Analytics
13 11 (16.42%) Pentaho
13 11 (16.42%) Hadoop
13 11 (16.42%) Confluence
13 11 (16.42%) Pega
13 11 (16.42%) Incident Management
14 10 (14.93%) Windows
14 10 (14.93%) OO
15 8 (11.94%) RUP
15 8 (11.94%) Perl

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (16.42%) Confluence
2 7 (10.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.49%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Firewall
2 5 (7.46%) DNS
3 4 (5.97%) Junos
3 4 (5.97%) VPN
3 4 (5.97%) WAN
4 3 (4.48%) Wireless
5 2 (2.99%) ADSL
5 2 (2.99%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (2.99%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.39%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (16.42%) Big Data
2 11 (16.42%) Hadoop
2 11 (16.42%) Pentaho
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 13 (19.40%) JIRA
2 3 (4.48%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.99%) PVCS
4 1 (1.49%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.49%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Hadoop Developer
3 7 (10.45%) Lead Developer
3 7 (10.45%) Team Leader
4 5 (7.46%) Problem Manager
4 5 (7.46%) Service Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Pentaho Developer
6 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Incident Manager
7 2 (2.99%) ITIL Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Network Support
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Systems Architect
7 2 (2.99%) Software Architect
7 2 (2.99%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) J2EE
2 5 (7.46%) XML
3 3 (4.48%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) Apache Cordova
3 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (4.48%) CSS
3 3 (4.48%) HTML
3 3 (4.48%) PhoneGap
4 2 (2.99%) Java EE
5 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.49%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Statistics
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.97%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.97%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.49%) BYOD
4 1 (1.49%) CMDB
4 1 (1.49%) Derivative
4 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.49%) IVR
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Unix
2 10 (14.93%) Windows
3 4 (5.97%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.99%) Android
5 2 (2.99%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Configuration Management
1 33 (49.25%) Data Modelling
2 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (29.85%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (25.37%) Change Management
5 16 (23.88%) Process Improvement
6 14 (20.90%) ITIL
7 12 (17.91%) Scrum
7 12 (17.91%) Service Management
7 12 (17.91%) Test Strategy
8 11 (16.42%) Analytics
8 11 (16.42%) Incident Management
8 11 (16.42%) Service Delivery
9 10 (14.93%) OO
10 8 (11.94%) ITIL V3
10 8 (11.94%) RUP
11 7 (10.45%) Waterfall
12 6 (8.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (7.46%) Service Continuity Management
13 5 (7.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) SQL
2 20 (29.85%) Shell Script
3 19 (28.36%) PL/SQL
4 8 (11.94%) Perl
5 7 (10.45%) Java
6 3 (4.48%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) CCNP
2 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 5 (7.46%) RMADS
3 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Oracle
2 18 (26.87%) Informatica
3 11 (16.42%) Pega
4 7 (10.45%) BEA
4 7 (10.45%) webMethods
4 7 (10.45%) WSO2
5 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco
6 3 (4.48%) Citrix
6 3 (4.48%) MobileIron
6 3 (4.48%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.99%) Acronis
7 2 (2.99%) BMC
7 2 (2.99%) Brocade
7 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.99%) F5
7 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.99%) IBM
7 2 (2.99%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.99%) Remedy