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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 94 77 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 21 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.92% 1.45% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.10% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 6
Average daily rate
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£235 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £290 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £17.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +7.81%
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
1553 1476 1365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.82% 68.84% 68.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 813 662
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 116
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Birmingham -2 5 £175 -27.83%
Shropshire -10 4 £406 -3.27%
Coventry -7 3 £425 +13.33% 2
Warwickshire -7 2 £260 -13.33%
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 16 (39.02%) ITIL
2 12 (29.27%) SLA
3 11 (26.83%) Incident Management
4 10 (24.39%) Windows
5 9 (21.95%) MS Office
6 8 (19.51%) UNIX
6 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
6 8 (19.51%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (17.07%) 3G
7 7 (17.07%) Service Management
7 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
7 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
7 7 (17.07%) 2G
7 7 (17.07%) Fault Management
7 7 (17.07%) LTE
8 6 (14.63%) SQL
8 6 (14.63%) Degree
8 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.20%) Java
9 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle
9 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.20%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (12.20%) Change Management
9 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.76%) Perl
10 4 (9.76%) J2EE
10 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
10 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.44%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.44%) SAP WM
1 1 (2.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) 3G
1 7 (17.07%) 2G
1 7 (17.07%) LTE
2 3 (7.32%) DHCP
2 3 (7.32%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
3 2 (4.88%) 4G
4 1 (2.44%) LDAP
4 1 (2.44%) NAS
4 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.44%) HTTP
4 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.44%) QlikView
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Local Government
3 2 (4.88%) Front Office
4 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Administrator
2 7 (17.07%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Incident Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Team Leader
3 3 (7.32%) Help Desk Team Lead
3 3 (7.32%) Service Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (4.88%) webMethods Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
4 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (2.44%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (2.44%) IT Architect
5 1 (2.44%) Problem Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) J2EE
1 4 (9.76%) SAX
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.44%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Symmetrix
3 1 (2.44%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) UNIX
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.88%) AIX
5 2 (4.88%) Solaris
5 2 (4.88%) Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) ITIL
2 11 (26.83%) Incident Management
3 8 (19.51%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (17.07%) Fault Management
4 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (17.07%) Service Management
5 5 (12.20%) Change Management
5 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
6 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.76%) Project Management
6 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
7 3 (7.32%) Release Management
8 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.88%) Line Management
8 2 (4.88%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) Java
2 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
3 4 (9.76%) Perl
3 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.88%) HND
5 1 (2.44%) GIAC
5 1 (2.44%) GCIH
5 1 (2.44%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
1 3 (7.32%) SCOM
1 3 (7.32%) SCSM
2 2 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.44%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (2.44%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) BEA
2 4 (9.76%) webMethods
3 3 (7.32%) Citrix
3 3 (7.32%) IBM
3 3 (7.32%) VMware
4 2 (4.88%) Remedy
4 2 (4.88%) Brocade
4 2 (4.88%) Pega
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.88%) EMC
4 2 (4.88%) Informatica
5 1 (2.44%) Lotus
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Symantec
5 1 (2.44%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos