The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Problem Management
Rank 86 87 74
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 32 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 0.87% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.27% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 13
Average daily rate £345 £240 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% +5.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £320 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Average hourly rate - £20.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-3.86% -5.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Problem Management
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +1 7 £150 - 2
Coventry -3 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Birmingham -10 5 £240 +28.00%
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (35.09%) ITIL
1 20 (35.09%) SLA
2 18 (31.58%) Service Management
3 17 (29.82%) Incident Management
4 14 (24.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 11 (19.30%) Windows
7 10 (17.54%) Oracle
8 9 (15.79%) SQL
8 9 (15.79%) WAN
8 9 (15.79%) Cisco
8 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (15.79%) CheckPoint
8 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (14.04%) CCNP
9 8 (14.04%) HP
9 8 (14.04%) VoIP
9 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
9 8 (14.04%) CSS
9 8 (14.04%) MPLS
9 8 (14.04%) McAfee
9 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
9 8 (14.04%) Firewall
9 8 (14.04%) F5
9 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (14.04%) Fortinet
9 8 (14.04%) Blue Coat
9 8 (14.04%) BIG-IP
9 8 (14.04%) WAN Optimisation

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.77%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.51%) NetWeaver
2 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.75%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.75%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) assyst
1 1 (1.75%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) WAN
2 8 (14.04%) VoIP
2 8 (14.04%) MPLS
2 8 (14.04%) Firewall
2 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (14.04%) BIG-IP
2 8 (14.04%) DMVPN
2 8 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (14.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (14.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (8.77%) LTE
3 5 (8.77%) 2G
3 5 (8.77%) 3G
4 1 (1.75%) 4G
4 1 (1.75%) PABX
4 1 (1.75%) Network Security
4 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.75%) HTTP
4 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.51%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.75%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.75%) NWDI
2 1 (1.75%) NWDS
General
1 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Front Office
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Network Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Incident Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Network Support
6 4 (7.02%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.26%) Service Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Problem Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Wintel Support
8 2 (3.51%) Contracts Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) CSS
2 5 (8.77%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.75%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) LPAR
3 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.53%) UNIX
5 4 (7.02%) Linux
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) SUSE
6 1 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (1.75%) zOS
6 1 (1.75%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) ITIL
2 18 (31.58%) Service Management
3 17 (29.82%) Incident Management
4 14 (24.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
5 8 (14.04%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
6 7 (12.28%) Project Management
6 7 (12.28%) Migration
7 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 6 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.77%) OO
8 5 (8.77%) RUP
9 4 (7.02%) Business Continuity
10 3 (5.26%) Software Distribution
11 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.51%) CRM
11 2 (3.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
3 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.51%) ABAP
4 2 (3.51%) COBOL
4 2 (3.51%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) JCL
5 1 (1.75%) REXX
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.04%) CCNP
3 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) CCSA
5 1 (1.75%) HND
5 1 (1.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.09%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) XenApp
2 1 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.75%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) MAILsweeper
2 4 (7.02%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) SCSM
3 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco
2 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.79%) CheckPoint
3 8 (14.04%) HP
3 8 (14.04%) McAfee
3 8 (14.04%) F5
3 8 (14.04%) Fortinet
3 8 (14.04%) Blue Coat
4 5 (8.77%) Pega
4 5 (8.77%) BEA
4 5 (8.77%) webMethods
5 4 (7.02%) TOWER Software
6 3 (5.26%) SAP
6 3 (5.26%) Citrix
7 2 (3.51%) IBM
7 2 (3.51%) Sybase
7 2 (3.51%) VMware
7 2 (3.51%) ICL
8 1 (1.75%) Remedy
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