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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 98 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 34 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.24% 0.93% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.18% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 13
Median daily rate £390 £375 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +78.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £242 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £333 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.87% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.43 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.37 £27.25 £21.80
% change year-on-year
-21.59% +25.00%
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
2267 2039 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.89% 79.22% 73.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1136 1003
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 94
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.26 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +3 20 £420 +13.51%
Birmingham -8 7 £450 -2.70% 4
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Coventry - 2 £375 - 4
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 38 (51.35%) ITIL
2 27 (36.49%) Process Improvement
3 25 (33.78%) Service Management
4 24 (32.43%) Incident Management
5 22 (29.73%) Test Strategy
5 22 (29.73%) Configuration Management
5 22 (29.73%) Java
6 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (27.03%) J2EE
8 19 (25.68%) OO
9 18 (24.32%) Data Modelling
10 16 (21.62%) Service Delivery
11 15 (20.27%) Unix
11 15 (20.27%) SQL
12 14 (18.92%) Oracle
12 14 (18.92%) Change Management
13 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
14 12 (16.22%) Pega
14 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
14 12 (16.22%) PL/SQL
15 11 (14.86%) XML
15 11 (14.86%) Scrum
15 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
16 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
16 10 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (13.51%) Shell Script
16 10 (13.51%) RUP
16 10 (13.51%) SLA
17 9 (12.16%) Windows
17 9 (12.16%) SQL Server

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 8 (10.81%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.41%) Confluence
3 3 (4.05%) Documentum
3 3 (4.05%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.70%) JBoss
4 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) assyst
2 2 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) WAN
2 4 (5.41%) OSPF
3 3 (4.05%) Firewall
3 3 (4.05%) VPN
3 3 (4.05%) Wireless
4 2 (2.70%) BGP
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.70%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.70%) FTP
4 2 (2.70%) HTTP
4 2 (2.70%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.70%) LAN
4 2 (2.70%) MPLS
4 2 (2.70%) Network Security
4 2 (2.70%) S/MIME
4 2 (2.70%) SMTP
4 2 (2.70%) SNMP
4 2 (2.70%) SSL
4 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.35%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.35%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) CA Gen
2 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.41%) JIRA
3 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.05%) PVCS
4 2 (2.70%) Ant
4 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.70%) Maven
4 2 (2.70%) Subversion
4 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Developer
2 13 (17.57%) Incident Manager
3 8 (10.81%) Head of Delivery
3 8 (10.81%) Head of Service Delivery
4 7 (9.46%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.46%) webMethods Developer
5 6 (8.11%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Major Incident Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Problem Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Service Manager
7 4 (5.41%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Agile Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Applications Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Documentum Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Web Manager
9 2 (2.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.03%) J2EE
2 11 (14.86%) XML
3 8 (10.81%) HTML
4 6 (8.11%) .NET
4 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
4 6 (8.11%) Apache Cordova
4 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
4 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 6 (8.11%) CSS
4 6 (8.11%) PhoneGap
4 6 (8.11%) WinForms
5 3 (4.05%) EDIFACT
6 2 (2.70%) SOAP
6 2 (2.70%) XMPP
7 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.35%) jQuery
7 1 (1.35%) REST
7 1 (1.35%) Spring
7 1 (1.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.05%) EPoS
2 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (1.35%) CESG
3 1 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Unix
2 9 (12.16%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) AIX
4 2 (2.70%) VME
5 1 (1.35%) Android
5 1 (1.35%) Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (51.35%) ITIL
2 27 (36.49%) Process Improvement
3 25 (33.78%) Service Management
4 24 (32.43%) Incident Management
5 22 (29.73%) Configuration Management
5 22 (29.73%) Test Strategy
6 21 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (25.68%) OO
8 18 (24.32%) Data Modelling
9 16 (21.62%) Service Delivery
10 14 (18.92%) Change Management
11 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
12 11 (14.86%) Scrum
13 10 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (13.51%) RUP
14 9 (12.16%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (10.81%) TDD
16 7 (9.46%) ITIL V3
17 6 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
17 6 (8.11%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) Java
2 15 (20.27%) SQL
3 12 (16.22%) PL/SQL
4 10 (13.51%) Shell Script
5 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.11%) C#
7 4 (5.41%) Perl
8 3 (4.05%) COBOL
9 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.76%) CCNP
4 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.70%) CCIE
6 1 (1.35%) CCDA
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) CCSA
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.70%) Docker
1 2 (2.70%) Postfix
1 2 (2.70%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (1.35%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Oracle
2 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.22%) Pega
4 9 (12.16%) webMethods
5 8 (10.81%) BEA
6 7 (9.46%) Informatica
7 6 (8.11%) WSO2
7 6 (8.11%) Xamarin
8 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.76%) Cisco
8 5 (6.76%) Remedy
9 4 (5.41%) Aruba
9 4 (5.41%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.05%) BMC
10 3 (4.05%) Lotus
10 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
11 2 (2.70%) HP
11 2 (2.70%) IBM
11 2 (2.70%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.70%) Juniper
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
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West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
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