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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 88 88 85
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 34 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.23% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.74% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 4
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£294 £345 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.85% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £422 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.22 - £20.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.24 - £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £16.17 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+79.39% -6.28%
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
1970 1667 1285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.37% 70.49% 70.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1164 862 620
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 92 98
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £105.25 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +1 12 £275 +14.58% 3
Shropshire -8 8 £456 +8.63%
Warwickshire +1 5 £125 -16.66%
Coventry 0 1 - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 26 (41.94%) ITIL
2 21 (33.87%) Windows
3 13 (20.97%) Change Management
3 13 (20.97%) Incident Management
4 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 12 (19.35%) MS Office
4 12 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
7 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (12.90%) Waterfall
7 8 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
7 8 (12.90%) SLA
7 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
7 8 (12.90%) UNIX
8 7 (11.29%) Java
8 7 (11.29%) SQL
8 7 (11.29%) Data Modelling
8 7 (11.29%) Service Management
8 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (11.29%) SCCM
9 6 (9.68%) SCOM
9 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (9.68%) XenApp
9 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
9 6 (9.68%) Migration
9 6 (9.68%) VMware
9 6 (9.68%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 4 (6.45%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.23%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) Lync
3 1 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Office
2 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) TargetLink
3 2 (3.23%) Simulink
3 2 (3.23%) Stateflow
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Eikon
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (1.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) DHCP
1 6 (9.68%) DNS
2 5 (8.06%) LAN
3 3 (4.84%) Firewall
4 2 (3.23%) LTE
4 2 (3.23%) 2G
4 2 (3.23%) LDAP
4 2 (3.23%) SMS
4 2 (3.23%) SAN
4 2 (3.23%) 3G
5 1 (1.61%) MPLS
5 1 (1.61%) VoIP
5 1 (1.61%) WLAN
5 1 (1.61%) WAN
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.61%) DMVPN
5 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.23%) HBase
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) JIRA
2 3 (4.84%) ClearCase
3 2 (3.23%) Subversion
3 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (6.45%) Automotive
2 2 (3.23%) Local Government
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.61%) Front Office
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Games
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) German Language
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Analyst
2 9 (14.52%) Administrator
3 8 (12.90%) Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Incident Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Administrator
5 5 (8.06%) Incident Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Service Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Problem Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Major Incident Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.23%) webMethods Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Messaging Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) J2EE
2 4 (6.45%) SAX
3 2 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (1.61%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Statistics
2 2 (3.23%) Life Science
2 2 (3.23%) Open Source
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Symmetrix
3 1 (1.61%) Replication
3 1 (1.61%) CMDB
3 1 (1.61%) DataPower
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) UNIX
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (9.68%) Windows 2000
3 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.84%) Linux
7 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.23%) Solaris
7 2 (3.23%) AIX
8 1 (1.61%) HPUX
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) ITIL
2 13 (20.97%) Change Management
2 13 (20.97%) Incident Management
3 12 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (12.90%) Waterfall
4 8 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 7 (11.29%) Data Modelling
5 7 (11.29%) Service Management
6 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
6 6 (9.68%) Migration
7 5 (8.06%) OO
7 5 (8.06%) Project Management
7 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.06%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.45%) Time Management
8 4 (6.45%) ITIL V3
8 4 (6.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) Java
1 7 (11.29%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) Perl
3 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
3 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.23%) Python
4 2 (3.23%) C
4 2 (3.23%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.61%) CCNP
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) MCTS
5 1 (1.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) SLA
2 5 (8.06%) QA
3 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.68%) XenApp
3 2 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) SCCM
2 6 (9.68%) SCOM
3 4 (6.45%) SCSM
4 3 (4.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.61%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.61%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (1.61%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) VMware
2 6 (9.68%) Citrix
3 5 (8.06%) BEA
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) Business Objects
3 5 (8.06%) webMethods
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco
4 3 (4.84%) Informatica
4 3 (4.84%) Pega
5 2 (3.23%) Brocade
5 2 (3.23%) Perforce
5 2 (3.23%) MathWorks
5 2 (3.23%) BMC
5 2 (3.23%) Remedy
5 2 (3.23%) EMC
5 2 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) McAfee
6 1 (1.61%) Symantec