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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
England / West Midlands
Rank 90 77 78
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 33 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.75% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.14% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 13
Median daily rate £450 £466 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.48% +122.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £209 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.43 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +44.44%

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
1914 1916 1550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.45% 81.60% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1196 1046 943
Median daily rate £417 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 63 92
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +3 13 £438 +25.00% 2
Shropshire -3 8 £451 -9.90% 4
Warwickshire - 5 £400 - 1
Coventry -11 3 £569 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 43 (58.11%) ITIL
2 34 (45.95%) Incident Management
3 20 (27.03%) Change Management
3 20 (27.03%) Service Management
4 19 (25.68%) Java
4 19 (25.68%) Process Improvement
5 18 (24.32%) SQL
6 17 (22.97%) J2EE
6 17 (22.97%) Oracle
6 17 (22.97%) OO
6 17 (22.97%) Unix
6 17 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (21.62%) Configuration Management
7 16 (21.62%) Test Strategy
8 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (18.92%) HP
10 13 (17.57%) IBM
10 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
10 13 (17.57%) Service Delivery
11 12 (16.22%) Pega
11 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
11 12 (16.22%) SLA
11 12 (16.22%) Data Modelling
11 12 (16.22%) Windows
11 12 (16.22%) PL/SQL
12 11 (14.86%) Dell
12 11 (14.86%) SAN
12 11 (14.86%) Network Security
12 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
12 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared

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 8 (10.81%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.41%) Confluence
3 3 (4.05%) Documentum
3 3 (4.05%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.70%) JBoss
4 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.70%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) Network Security
1 11 (14.86%) SAN
2 3 (4.05%) Firewall
2 3 (4.05%) WAN
2 3 (4.05%) Wireless
3 2 (2.70%) BIG-IP
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.70%) OSPF
3 2 (2.70%) S/MIME
3 2 (2.70%) SNMP
3 2 (2.70%) SSL
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
4 1 (1.35%) LDAP
4 1 (1.35%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.35%) Skype
4 1 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.70%) Hazelcast
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) CA Gen
2 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.41%) JIRA
3 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.05%) PVCS
4 2 (2.70%) Ant
4 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.70%) Maven
4 2 (2.70%) Subversion
4 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.11%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.76%) Electronics
5 4 (5.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Developer
2 13 (17.57%) Incident Manager
3 11 (14.86%) Architect
4 8 (10.81%) Technical Architect
5 7 (9.46%) webMethods Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Major Incident Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Service Manager
7 4 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Storage Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Documentum Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Head of Delivery
8 3 (4.05%) Head of Service Delivery
8 3 (4.05%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Operations Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Problem Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Manager
9 2 (2.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Lead DevOps
9 2 (2.70%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) J2EE
2 9 (12.16%) XML
3 7 (9.46%) HTML
4 4 (5.41%) .NET
4 4 (5.41%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.41%) Apache Cordova
4 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (5.41%) CSS
4 4 (5.41%) PhoneGap
4 4 (5.41%) WinForms
5 3 (4.05%) EDIFACT
6 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.70%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.70%) jQuery
6 2 (2.70%) REST
6 2 (2.70%) SOAP
6 2 (2.70%) Spring
6 2 (2.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) CLARiiON
2 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.76%) Symmetrix DMX
3 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.05%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.70%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) CESG
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Unix
2 12 (16.22%) Windows
3 10 (13.51%) Linux
4 3 (4.05%) AIX
5 2 (2.70%) VME
6 1 (1.35%) Android
6 1 (1.35%) HPUX
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.11%) ITIL
2 34 (45.95%) Incident Management
3 20 (27.03%) Change Management
3 20 (27.03%) Service Management
4 19 (25.68%) Process Improvement
5 17 (22.97%) OO
6 16 (21.62%) Configuration Management
6 16 (21.62%) Test Strategy
7 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (17.57%) Service Delivery
9 12 (16.22%) Data Modelling
9 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
10 10 (13.51%) Migration
10 10 (13.51%) RUP
11 9 (12.16%) Escalation Management
11 9 (12.16%) Scrum
12 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (9.46%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (8.11%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) Java
2 18 (24.32%) SQL
3 12 (16.22%) PL/SQL
4 10 (13.51%) Shell Script
5 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.41%) C#
6 4 (5.41%) Perl
7 3 (4.05%) COBOL
8 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
1 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (8.11%) Degree
4 3 (4.05%) CCNP
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.35%) CCDA
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) CCSA
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.22%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
1 6 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (8.11%) VMware ESX
1 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.76%) SRDF
3 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) Docker
3 2 (2.70%) Postfix
3 2 (2.70%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (1.35%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Oracle
2 14 (18.92%) HP
3 13 (17.57%) IBM
3 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.22%) Pega
5 11 (14.86%) Dell
6 9 (12.16%) webMethods
7 8 (10.81%) BEA
7 8 (10.81%) EMC
8 7 (9.46%) Informatica
8 7 (9.46%) VMware
9 6 (8.11%) 3PAR
9 6 (8.11%) Remedy
10 5 (6.76%) Brocade
10 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
10 5 (6.76%) Cisco
10 5 (6.76%) NetApp
11 4 (5.41%) Aruba
11 4 (5.41%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.41%) Xamarin