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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Problem Management
Rank 110 107 89
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 32 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.42% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.56% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 16
Median daily rate £353 £324 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £324 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £324 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+45.94% +5.71%
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
2579 1792 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.21% 75.17% 77.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 1097 960
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 134
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Problem Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

Problem Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 July 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
Birmingham -6 9 £501 +54.44% 5
Shropshire -28 8 - -
Staffordshire - 3 £313 -
Coventry - 2 £400 -
Solihull - 2 £270 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 26 (45.61%) Configuration Management
1 26 (45.61%) Data Modelling
2 14 (24.56%) Service Management
2 14 (24.56%) WSO2
3 13 (22.81%) Process Improvement
3 13 (22.81%) Test Strategy
3 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.05%) ITIL
5 11 (19.30%) Java
5 11 (19.30%) SLA
5 11 (19.30%) Change Management
6 10 (17.54%) Scrum
6 10 (17.54%) J2EE
7 9 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
8 7 (12.28%) JIRA
8 7 (12.28%) Oracle
8 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
8 7 (12.28%) SQL
8 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (12.28%) Unix
8 7 (12.28%) Windows
8 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
8 7 (12.28%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (12.28%) Informatica
8 7 (12.28%) Analytics
8 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (12.28%) Big Data
8 7 (12.28%) Pentaho
8 7 (12.28%) Hadoop

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 (12.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.75%) MS Project
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) assyst
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) WAN
2 4 (7.02%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) VPN
3 3 (5.26%) LAN
4 2 (3.51%) BGP
4 2 (3.51%) BIG-IP
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.51%) EIGRP
4 2 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.51%) FTP
4 2 (3.51%) HTTP
4 2 (3.51%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.51%) Junos
4 2 (3.51%) MPLS
4 2 (3.51%) OSPF
4 2 (3.51%) SMTP
4 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.51%) VLAN
4 2 (3.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Big Data
1 7 (12.28%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (12.28%) Hadoop
1 7 (12.28%) Pentaho
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.75%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Maven
2 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (1.75%) Finance
1 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (47.37%) Developer
2 7 (12.28%) Hadoop Developer
2 7 (12.28%) Lead Developer
2 7 (12.28%) Team Leader
3 6 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Head of Delivery
4 5 (8.77%) Head of Service Delivery
5 4 (7.02%) Agile Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (7.02%) J2EE Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Problem Manager
6 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Applications Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Web Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) J2EE
2 4 (7.02%) HTML
3 3 (5.26%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.26%) Apache Cordova
3 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (5.26%) CSS
3 3 (5.26%) PhoneGap
3 3 (5.26%) WinForms
3 3 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.75%) Hystrix
4 1 (1.75%) JDBC
4 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.75%) Spring
4 1 (1.75%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.75%) Swagger
4 1 (1.75%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.26%) EPoS
2 2 (3.51%) RSA SecurID
2 2 (3.51%) Statistics
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.75%) BYOD
3 1 (1.75%) CMDB
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Unix
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.75%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) Configuration Management
1 26 (45.61%) Data Modelling
2 14 (24.56%) Service Management
3 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.81%) Process Improvement
3 13 (22.81%) Test Strategy
4 12 (21.05%) ITIL
5 11 (19.30%) Change Management
6 10 (17.54%) Scrum
7 9 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 7 (12.28%) Analytics
8 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
9 6 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (7.02%) Supplier Management
12 3 (5.26%) MVC
12 3 (5.26%) TDD
12 3 (5.26%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
2 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
2 7 (12.28%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.02%) CCNP
3 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.51%) CCIE
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) CCNA
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Grafana
1 1 (1.75%) Graphite
1 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) WSO2
2 7 (12.28%) Informatica
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.02%) Brocade
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco
5 3 (5.26%) Xamarin
6 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.51%) BMC
6 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.51%) F5
6 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.51%) Juniper
6 2 (3.51%) Remedy
7 1 (1.75%) Avaya
7 1 (1.75%) Citrix
7 1 (1.75%) InterSystems
7 1 (1.75%) Sun