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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
England / West Midlands
Rank 93 82 78
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 29 45 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.74% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.11% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 8
Median daily rate £450 £460 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +130.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £224 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £30.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.97 £40.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-50.07% +150.00%

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
1875 2135 1648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.01% 82.34% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1204 947
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 105
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +1 13 £425 +21.42% 1
Coventry -4 5 £500 +4.16% 2
Warwickshire - 5 £444 - 1
Shropshire +5 2 - - 3
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 36 (54.55%) ITIL
2 28 (42.42%) Incident Management
3 21 (31.82%) Change Management
4 18 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (25.76%) Service Management
5 17 (25.76%) Unix
5 17 (25.76%) SQL
6 16 (24.24%) Oracle
7 15 (22.73%) Java
8 14 (21.21%) OO
8 14 (21.21%) HP
9 13 (19.70%) IBM
9 13 (19.70%) J2EE
9 13 (19.70%) Process Improvement
10 12 (18.18%) Waterfall
10 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 11 (16.67%) Dell
11 11 (16.67%) PL/SQL
11 11 (16.67%) Windows
11 11 (16.67%) Configuration Management
11 11 (16.67%) SAN
11 11 (16.67%) Migration
11 11 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 11 (16.67%) Network Security
11 11 (16.67%) Pega
12 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
12 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
12 10 (15.15%) Shell Script
12 10 (15.15%) Linux

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 7 (10.61%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.06%) Confluence
3 3 (4.55%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.03%) Documentum
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) JBoss
5 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.03%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) Network Security
1 11 (16.67%) SAN
2 4 (6.06%) Firewall
2 4 (6.06%) WAN
3 3 (4.55%) Wireless
4 2 (3.03%) BIG-IP
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.03%) OSPF
4 2 (3.03%) S/MIME
4 2 (3.03%) SNMP
4 2 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (1.52%) Internet
5 1 (1.52%) LAN
5 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.52%) VoIP
5 1 (1.52%) VPN
5 1 (1.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.03%) Hazelcast
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
3 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) CA Gen
2 4 (6.06%) JIRA
3 3 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.55%) PVCS
4 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.52%) Ant
5 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.52%) Maven
5 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
1 9 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.58%) Electronics
4 4 (6.06%) Retail
5 2 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Architect
3 10 (15.15%) Incident Manager
4 8 (12.12%) Technical Architect
5 7 (10.61%) webMethods Developer
6 6 (9.09%) Senior Manager
7 4 (6.06%) IT Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Major Incident Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Operations Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Storage Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior IT Manager
9 2 (3.03%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) NOC Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) J2EE
2 7 (10.61%) XML
3 4 (6.06%) HTML
4 3 (4.55%) EDIFACT
5 2 (3.03%) .NET
5 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (3.03%) CSS
5 2 (3.03%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.03%) jQuery
5 2 (3.03%) PhoneGap
5 2 (3.03%) REST
5 2 (3.03%) SOAP
5 2 (3.03%) Spring
5 2 (3.03%) Spring Boot
5 2 (3.03%) WinForms
5 2 (3.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.58%) CLARiiON
3 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.58%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (4.55%) HP Storage
5 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.03%) PKI
6 1 (1.52%) CESG
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.52%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.76%) Unix
2 11 (16.67%) Windows
3 10 (15.15%) Linux
4 3 (4.55%) AIX
5 2 (3.03%) Android
5 2 (3.03%) VME
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.52%) HPUX
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) ITIL
2 28 (42.42%) Incident Management
3 21 (31.82%) Change Management
4 17 (25.76%) Service Management
5 14 (21.21%) OO
6 13 (19.70%) Process Improvement
7 12 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 11 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 11 (16.67%) Migration
8 11 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 9 (13.64%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (13.64%) Escalation Management
9 9 (13.64%) Project Management
9 9 (13.64%) RUP
10 8 (12.12%) Scrum
10 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
10 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.61%) Data Modelling
11 7 (10.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.76%) SQL
2 15 (22.73%) Java
3 11 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 10 (15.15%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.55%) COBOL
6 3 (4.55%) Perl
7 2 (3.03%) C#
7 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.61%) Degree
3 6 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.55%) CCNP
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.52%) CCDA
6 1 (1.52%) CCNA
6 1 (1.52%) CCSA
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.52%) PMP
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) SLA
2 3 (4.55%) PMO
3 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 6 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.58%) SRDF
3 2 (3.03%) Docker
3 2 (3.03%) Postfix
3 2 (3.03%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (1.52%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Oracle
2 14 (21.21%) HP
3 13 (19.70%) IBM
4 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 11 (16.67%) Dell
5 11 (16.67%) Pega
6 9 (13.64%) webMethods
7 8 (12.12%) EMC
8 7 (10.61%) BEA
8 7 (10.61%) Informatica
8 7 (10.61%) VMware
9 6 (9.09%) 3PAR
9 6 (9.09%) CheckPoint
9 6 (9.09%) Cisco
9 6 (9.09%) Remedy
10 5 (7.58%) Brocade
10 5 (7.58%) NetApp
11 4 (6.06%) Aruba
11 4 (6.06%) Fortinet
12 3 (4.55%) Lotus