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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 114 109 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 22 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.78% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.03% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 20
Median daily rate £460 £313 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.20% -6.01%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £31.44 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.06% +80.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +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
2288 1945 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.48% 76.27% 75.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1301 1209 932
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 89 108
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £34.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Problem Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Problem Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -26 13 £460 +47.20%
Birmingham -8 4 £180 -34.54% 2
Coventry - 2 £450 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 30 (44.12%) Data Modelling
1 30 (44.12%) Configuration Management
2 20 (29.41%) SQL
2 20 (29.41%) Oracle
3 19 (27.94%) Unix
3 19 (27.94%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (27.94%) Shell Script
4 18 (26.47%) Informatica
4 18 (26.47%) PL/SQL
4 18 (26.47%) Change Management
4 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (22.06%) ITIL
5 15 (22.06%) Process Improvement
6 13 (19.12%) Test Strategy
6 13 (19.12%) Incident Management
6 13 (19.12%) JIRA
6 13 (19.12%) Windows
6 13 (19.12%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (17.65%) Scrum
7 12 (17.65%) Service Management
8 11 (16.18%) Service Delivery
8 11 (16.18%) Big Data
8 11 (16.18%) Analytics
8 11 (16.18%) Confluence
8 11 (16.18%) Pentaho
8 11 (16.18%) Hadoop
9 9 (13.24%) Pega
9 9 (13.24%) Firewall
9 9 (13.24%) SLA
9 9 (13.24%) OO

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (16.18%) Confluence
2 7 (10.29%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Office
2 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.47%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) Firewall
2 6 (8.82%) DNS
2 6 (8.82%) Junos
2 6 (8.82%) VPN
3 4 (5.88%) WAN
4 3 (4.41%) Wireless
5 2 (2.94%) ADSL
5 2 (2.94%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (2.94%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (16.18%) Big Data
2 11 (16.18%) Hadoop
2 11 (16.18%) Pentaho
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) JIRA
2 3 (4.41%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.94%) PVCS
4 1 (1.47%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.47%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) Developer
2 11 (16.18%) Hadoop Developer
3 7 (10.29%) Lead Developer
3 7 (10.29%) Team Leader
4 6 (8.82%) Problem Manager
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Pentaho Developer
7 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.41%) Incident Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Head of Service Management
8 2 (2.94%) ITIL Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Network Support
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Systems Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) J2EE
2 4 (5.88%) XML
3 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (2.94%) CSS
3 2 (2.94%) HTML
3 2 (2.94%) Java EE
3 2 (2.94%) PhoneGap
4 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Mobile App
1 6 (8.82%) RSA SecurID
1 6 (8.82%) Statistics
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.94%) BYOD
3 2 (2.94%) CMDB
3 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Derivative
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.47%) IVR
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.94%) Unix
2 13 (19.12%) Windows
3 6 (8.82%) Mac OS X
4 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.41%) Android
5 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.94%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) Configuration Management
1 30 (44.12%) Data Modelling
2 19 (27.94%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.47%) Change Management
4 15 (22.06%) ITIL
4 15 (22.06%) Process Improvement
5 13 (19.12%) Incident Management
5 13 (19.12%) Test Strategy
6 12 (17.65%) Scrum
6 12 (17.65%) Service Management
7 11 (16.18%) Analytics
7 11 (16.18%) Service Delivery
8 9 (13.24%) OO
9 8 (11.76%) ITIL V3
9 8 (11.76%) RUP
10 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (8.82%) Workflow
12 5 (7.35%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) SQL
2 19 (27.94%) Shell Script
3 18 (26.47%) PL/SQL
4 8 (11.76%) Perl
5 7 (10.29%) Java
6 2 (2.94%) C#
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.41%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) CCNP
3 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) CCNA
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) SLA
2 5 (7.35%) RMADS
3 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) Oracle
2 18 (26.47%) Informatica
3 9 (13.24%) Pega
4 8 (11.76%) WSO2
5 7 (10.29%) BEA
5 7 (10.29%) webMethods
6 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.88%) Cisco
7 4 (5.88%) Citrix
7 4 (5.88%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.94%) Acronis
8 2 (2.94%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.94%) BMC
8 2 (2.94%) Brocade
8 2 (2.94%) F5
8 2 (2.94%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.94%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.94%) Juniper
8 2 (2.94%) Remedy
8 2 (2.94%) Xamarin