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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 106 91 93
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 11 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 1.03% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.41% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
Average daily rate
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£324 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £180 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £424 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.10 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.95%
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
1854 1839 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.55% 72.63% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +9 5 £304 - 3
Shropshire -5 4 - -
Coventry -10 1 £425 +100.00%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 15 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL V3
3 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 4 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) LDAP
6 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (10.00%) UNIX
6 3 (10.00%) Finance
6 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (10.00%) Reuters
6 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) Yahoo!
6 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (10.00%) Lync
2 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LDAP
1 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (6.67%) DMVPN
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (6.67%) VoIP
2 2 (6.67%) WLAN
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) MPLS
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) BIG-IP
2 2 (6.67%) Network Security
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (10.00%) Front Office
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Problem Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Incident Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Major Incident Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Hadoop Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Management Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) J2EE
1 2 (6.67%) CSS
1 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) XSLT
2 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Statistics
2 2 (6.67%) Life Science
3 1 (3.33%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL V3
3 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.00%) E-Discovery
5 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) Scrum
5 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Change Management
6 2 (6.67%) OO
6 2 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (6.67%) Change Control
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) CCNP
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco
1 3 (10.00%) Reuters
1 3 (10.00%) Yahoo!
2 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (6.67%) Pega
2 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (6.67%) F5
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) McAfee
2 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) BMC
2 2 (6.67%) Informatica
2 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.33%) webMethods
3 1 (3.33%) WSO2