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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 105 79 86
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 10 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 1.64% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 2.18% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 5
Average daily rate
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£318 £344 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -19.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.80 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -
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
1711 1791 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.01% 75.47% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 941 603
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 142 62
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.55 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.56% -11.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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
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 7 July 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
Shropshire +1 5 £313 -33.86% 3
Birmingham -1 5 £324 -35.18% 5
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 17 (34.69%) ITIL
2 12 (24.49%) Windows
3 10 (20.41%) Change Management
4 9 (18.37%) Incident Management
4 9 (18.37%) MS Office
4 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
5 8 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.29%) SQL
6 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
7 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.24%) Java
7 6 (12.24%) SLA
7 6 (12.24%) Data Modelling
8 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
8 5 (10.20%) LAN
8 5 (10.20%) Business Objects
8 5 (10.20%) Migration
8 5 (10.20%) Scrum
8 5 (10.20%) Hadoop
8 5 (10.20%) ITIL V3
9 4 (8.16%) Change Control
9 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
9 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.16%) SCCM
9 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3 (6.12%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (6.12%) Lync
2 2 (4.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Office
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) Simulink
3 2 (4.08%) Stateflow
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.08%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Eikon
2 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.04%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) LAN
2 4 (8.16%) Firewall
3 3 (6.12%) DHCP
3 3 (6.12%) DNS
3 3 (6.12%) LDAP
3 3 (6.12%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.08%) DMVPN
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (4.08%) BIG-IP
4 2 (4.08%) Network Security
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.08%) MPLS
4 2 (4.08%) SMS
4 2 (4.08%) VoIP
4 2 (4.08%) WLAN
4 2 (4.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) 3G
5 1 (2.04%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.12%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.08%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.08%) ClearQuest
3 2 (4.08%) Subversion
3 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (8.16%) Automotive
2 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Front Office
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
4 1 (2.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (14.29%) Developer
1 7 (14.29%) Analyst
2 6 (12.24%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.20%) Problem Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Incident Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Major Incident Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Messaging Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Hadoop Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Software Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Management Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) J2EE
2 2 (4.08%) CSS
2 2 (4.08%) JSON
3 1 (2.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Statistics
2 2 (4.08%) Life Science
3 1 (2.04%) CMDB
3 1 (2.04%) DataPower
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
2 4 (8.16%) UNIX
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.12%) Windows 2000
4 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.04%) HPUX
5 1 (2.04%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) ITIL
2 10 (20.41%) Change Management
3 9 (18.37%) Incident Management
4 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
6 6 (12.24%) Data Modelling
7 5 (10.20%) Migration
7 5 (10.20%) Scrum
7 5 (10.20%) ITIL V3
8 4 (8.16%) Change Control
8 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.12%) Project Management
9 3 (6.12%) Service Management
9 3 (6.12%) OO
9 3 (6.12%) E-Discovery
9 3 (6.12%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.08%) MATLAB
4 2 (4.08%) C
4 2 (4.08%) Perl
4 2 (4.08%) Python
4 2 (4.08%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.08%) CCNP
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.04%) MCTS
4 1 (2.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) QA
3 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.12%) XenApp
3 2 (4.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) SCOM
3 2 (4.08%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.04%) SCSM
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Business Objects
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco
3 3 (6.12%) Reuters
3 3 (6.12%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix
3 3 (6.12%) BMC
3 3 (6.12%) Informatica
3 3 (6.12%) Yahoo!
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.08%) Pega
4 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.08%) F5
4 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.08%) webMethods
4 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
4 2 (4.08%) McAfee
4 2 (4.08%) MathWorks
4 2 (4.08%) Perforce