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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 79 75 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 42 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 1.54% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.20% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 12
Average daily rate £463 £200 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+131.25% -46.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £124 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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
2038 1545 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.30% 69.88% 73.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 892 849
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 102 79
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 -5 20 £500 +17.64%
Birmingham +2 14 £350 +159.25% 2
Coventry -5 5 £480 +12.94%
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 27 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 26 (41.27%) Data Modelling
3 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (33.33%) SQL
5 20 (31.75%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (30.16%) ITIL
7 18 (28.57%) Oracle
8 17 (26.98%) PL/SQL
8 17 (26.98%) Unix
8 17 (26.98%) OO
8 17 (26.98%) Shell Script
8 17 (26.98%) Process Improvement
9 16 (25.40%) Pega
9 16 (25.40%) Change Management
10 15 (23.81%) RUP
11 14 (22.22%) Informatica
11 14 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (22.22%) Incident Management
11 14 (22.22%) Test Strategy
11 14 (22.22%) Waterfall
12 13 (20.63%) Service Management
13 12 (19.05%) Perl
14 11 (17.46%) Java
14 11 (17.46%) WebLogic
14 11 (17.46%) BEA
14 11 (17.46%) webMethods
15 10 (15.87%) Windows
15 10 (15.87%) ITIL V3
16 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
16 8 (12.70%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 (17.46%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.35%) Confluence
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) Firewall
2 5 (7.94%) DNS
3 4 (6.35%) Junos
3 4 (6.35%) VPN
4 2 (3.17%) ADSL
4 2 (3.17%) WAN
4 2 (3.17%) Wireless
5 1 (1.59%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.59%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.35%) Big Data
3 4 (6.35%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.35%) Pentaho
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) CA Gen
3 3 (4.76%) ClearCase
4 2 (3.17%) PVCS
5 1 (1.59%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Back Office
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (42.86%) Developer
2 9 (14.29%) Problem Manager
3 5 (7.94%) Architect
3 5 (7.94%) Service Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Hadoop Developer
4 4 (6.35%) Incident Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Java Developer
4 4 (6.35%) Pentaho Developer
5 3 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 3 (4.76%) ITIL Manager
5 3 (4.76%) ITIL Problem Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Systems Architect
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Systems Architect
6 2 (3.17%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Software Architect
6 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) J2EE
2 5 (7.94%) XML
3 3 (4.76%) .NET
3 3 (4.76%) Apache Cordova
3 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (4.76%) CSS
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) Java EE
3 3 (4.76%) PhoneGap
4 1 (1.59%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Statistics
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.35%) SecurID
4 3 (4.76%) IVR
5 2 (3.17%) CMDB
6 1 (1.59%) BYOD
6 1 (1.59%) Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.98%) Unix
2 10 (15.87%) Windows
3 4 (6.35%) Mac OS X
3 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.17%) Android
5 2 (3.17%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 26 (41.27%) Data Modelling
3 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (31.75%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (30.16%) ITIL
6 17 (26.98%) OO
6 17 (26.98%) Process Improvement
7 16 (25.40%) Change Management
8 15 (23.81%) RUP
9 14 (22.22%) Incident Management
9 14 (22.22%) Test Strategy
9 14 (22.22%) Waterfall
10 13 (20.63%) Service Management
11 10 (15.87%) ITIL V3
12 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
13 6 (9.52%) Scrum
14 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (7.94%) ITSM
14 5 (7.94%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (7.94%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 17 (26.98%) PL/SQL
2 17 (26.98%) Shell Script
3 12 (19.05%) Perl
4 11 (17.46%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) C#
5 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.59%) COBOL
6 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) CCNP
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) RMADS
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.59%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) SCDPM
2 1 (1.59%) SCOM
2 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.59%) SCSM
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Oracle
2 16 (25.40%) Pega
3 14 (22.22%) Informatica
4 11 (17.46%) BEA
4 11 (17.46%) webMethods
5 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.76%) Citrix
6 3 (4.76%) MobileIron
6 3 (4.76%) Xamarin
7 2 (3.17%) Acronis
7 2 (3.17%) Juniper
8 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.59%) Brocade
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco
8 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.59%) HP
8 1 (1.59%) IBM
8 1 (1.59%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.59%) SAP
8 1 (1.59%) SunGard