The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 West 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 89 89 90
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 29 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 0.82% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.23% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 9
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£319 £375 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £264 £325
% change year-on-year
+32.70% -18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.80 - £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.06 - £19.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- -32.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1772 1304 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.19% 66.43% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 654 748
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 54 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Problem Management
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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
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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
Warwickshire +2 8 £319 -1.92% 2
Coventry -10 7 £250 +30.71%
Birmingham -4 2 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £225 -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 31 (50.00%) SLA
2 21 (33.87%) Incident Management
3 18 (29.03%) ITIL
4 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
4 13 (20.97%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (16.13%) Service Management
6 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
6 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
7 8 (12.90%) LTE
7 8 (12.90%) 2G
7 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
7 8 (12.90%) 3G
7 8 (12.90%) UNIX
8 7 (11.29%) SQL
8 7 (11.29%) HP
8 7 (11.29%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
8 7 (11.29%) Migration
8 7 (11.29%) Data Analysis
9 6 (9.68%) Finance
9 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
9 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
9 6 (9.68%) Windows
9 6 (9.68%) MS Office
9 6 (9.68%) Performance Management
9 6 (9.68%) WebSphere
10 5 (8.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 5 (8.06%) Fault Management
10 5 (8.06%) SCCM
10 5 (8.06%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) CICS
3 1 (1.61%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.61%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Office
2 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) 3G
1 8 (12.90%) 2G
1 8 (12.90%) LTE
2 3 (4.84%) BIG-IP
2 3 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (4.84%) MPLS
2 3 (4.84%) Firewall
2 3 (4.84%) VoIP
2 3 (4.84%) WAN
2 3 (4.84%) DMVPN
2 3 (4.84%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (4.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (4.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (3.23%) 4G
4 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.61%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.68%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Front Office
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 15 (24.19%) Incident Manager
3 10 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Service Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Service Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Major Incident Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.84%) Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.84%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) WebSphere Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) WebSphere MQ
1 5 (8.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (4.84%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) J2EE
3 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.45%) DataPower
3 3 (4.84%) Wiki
3 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.61%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) UNIX
2 6 (9.68%) Windows
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.84%) Linux
6 1 (1.61%) zOS
6 1 (1.61%) MVS
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Incident Management
2 18 (29.03%) ITIL
3 13 (20.97%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (16.13%) Service Management
5 7 (11.29%) Migration
5 7 (11.29%) Data Analysis
6 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 6 (9.68%) Performance Management
7 5 (8.06%) Project Management
7 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (8.06%) Fault Management
8 4 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (4.84%) Capacity Management
9 3 (4.84%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (4.84%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.84%) Change Management
9 3 (4.84%) Business Continuity
10 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.23%) SOA
10 2 (3.23%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.23%) COBOL
5 1 (1.61%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) REXX
5 1 (1.61%) JCL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
1 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) MCSE
3 3 (4.84%) CCNP
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.23%) HND
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.61%) SCSM
3 1 (1.61%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) HP
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) Remedy
5 3 (4.84%) McAfee
5 3 (4.84%) Citrix
5 3 (4.84%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) Dell
5 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.84%) Blue Coat
5 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
5 3 (4.84%) F5
6 2 (3.23%) ICL
6 2 (3.23%) IBM
6 2 (3.23%) Sybase
6 2 (3.23%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.61%) VMware
7 1 (1.61%) BEA
7 1 (1.61%) BMC
7 1 (1.61%) CA
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