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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 79 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 37 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 1.15% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.61% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 4
Average daily rate
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£294 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.40% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £191 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £420 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.22 £17.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.68% +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +18.96%
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
1589 1555 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.33% 71.23% 69.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 807 611
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 80 100
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +5 10 - -
Shropshire -7 9 £513 +22.02% 2
Warwickshire -3 5 £125 -58.33% 1
Wolverhampton - 5 £100 -
Coventry -4 2 - -
Solihull - 2 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 21 (38.18%) Windows
2 18 (32.73%) ITIL
3 13 (23.64%) Change Management
4 12 (21.82%) MS Office
4 12 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
6 9 (16.36%) SLA
6 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.55%) UNIX
7 8 (14.55%) Waterfall
8 7 (12.73%) SCCM
8 7 (12.73%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (12.73%) Java
8 7 (12.73%) Data Modelling
8 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
8 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
9 6 (10.91%) Service Management
9 6 (10.91%) VMware
9 6 (10.91%) DHCP
9 6 (10.91%) DNS
9 6 (10.91%) Citrix
9 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (10.91%) Windows 2000
9 6 (10.91%) Perl
9 6 (10.91%) SQL
9 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.91%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (7.27%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Office
2 2 (3.64%) Simulink
2 2 (3.64%) Stateflow
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.64%) TargetLink
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (1.82%) SAP WM
1 1 (1.82%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) DHCP
1 6 (10.91%) DNS
2 5 (9.09%) LAN
3 3 (5.45%) Firewall
4 2 (3.64%) 3G
4 2 (3.64%) 2G
4 2 (3.64%) SAN
4 2 (3.64%) SMS
4 2 (3.64%) LTE
5 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.82%) NAS
5 1 (1.82%) Network Security
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (1.82%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.82%) DMVPN
5 1 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.64%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.64%) HBase
3 1 (1.82%) QlikView
3 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) ClearQuest
2 2 (3.64%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.64%) Subversion
2 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (7.27%) Automotive
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.64%) Local Government
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Developer
1 9 (16.36%) Analyst
1 9 (16.36%) Administrator
2 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support
2 6 (10.91%) Support Analyst
3 5 (9.09%) Incident Analyst
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
3 5 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Service Manager
4 4 (7.27%) Senior Support Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Senior Incident Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Software Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Help Desk Team Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) J2EE
2 4 (7.27%) SAX
3 2 (3.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.82%) CSS
4 1 (1.82%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Open Source
3 1 (1.82%) DataPower
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Replication
3 1 (1.82%) Symmetrix
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) UNIX
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (10.91%) Windows 2000
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.45%) Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.64%) Solaris
7 2 (3.64%) AIX
8 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.82%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Change Management
3 12 (21.82%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.55%) Waterfall
6 7 (12.73%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (12.73%) Data Modelling
6 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.91%) Service Management
7 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
8 5 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (9.09%) OO
8 5 (9.09%) Migration
8 5 (9.09%) Project Management
9 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.27%) Scrum
9 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.27%) Time Management
10 3 (5.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) Java
2 6 (10.91%) Perl
2 6 (10.91%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.64%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.64%) Embedded C
4 2 (3.64%) Python
4 2 (3.64%) C
5 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) VCP4
4 3 (5.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) MCTS
5 1 (1.82%) MCITP
5 1 (1.82%) CCNP
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) SLA
2 4 (7.27%) QA
3 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.91%) XenApp
3 2 (3.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) SCCM
2 6 (10.91%) SCOM
3 4 (7.27%) SCSM
4 3 (5.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.82%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (1.82%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) VMware
2 6 (10.91%) Citrix
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 5 (9.09%) Business Objects
3 5 (9.09%) webMethods
3 5 (9.09%) BEA
4 3 (5.45%) Pega
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco
4 3 (5.45%) Informatica
5 2 (3.64%) MathWorks
5 2 (3.64%) Remedy
5 2 (3.64%) Perforce
5 2 (3.64%) EMC
5 2 (3.64%) BMC
5 2 (3.64%) IBM
5 2 (3.64%) Brocade
6 1 (1.82%) F5
6 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
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