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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Problem Management
Rank 79 83 91
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 28 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.30% 1.15% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.64% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 5
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£200 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.30% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £327 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
-11.23% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
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
1479 1459 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.50% 70.01% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 797 610
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 72 110
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.20 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +9 10 £155 -
Wolverhampton - 6 £200 -
Shropshire -12 4 £406 -3.27% 1
Coventry +1 2 £425 +13.33%
Warwickshire -3 2 £125 -61.53%
Solihull - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (41.46%) ITIL
2 14 (34.15%) Windows
3 12 (29.27%) Incident Management
4 10 (24.39%) MS Office
5 9 (21.95%) SLA
5 9 (21.95%) Change Management
6 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
6 8 (19.51%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (17.07%) Service Management
7 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (14.63%) UNIX
8 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
9 5 (12.20%) SQL
9 5 (12.20%) Oracle
9 5 (12.20%) Project Management
10 4 (9.76%) webMethods
10 4 (9.76%) 3G
10 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.76%) SAX
10 4 (9.76%) BEA
10 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
10 4 (9.76%) J2EE
10 4 (9.76%) Java
10 4 (9.76%) Perl
10 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
10 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
10 4 (9.76%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (9.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (2.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SAP WM
1 1 (2.44%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) 3G
1 4 (9.76%) 2G
1 4 (9.76%) LTE
2 3 (7.32%) LAN
2 3 (7.32%) DHCP
2 3 (7.32%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) NAS
4 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.44%) 4G
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.44%) QlikView
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
General
1 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Local Government
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Automotive
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Administrator
3 6 (14.63%) Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Incident Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Support Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Incident Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) webMethods Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Team Lead
7 2 (4.88%) Storage Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Service Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) SAX
1 4 (9.76%) J2EE
2 1 (2.44%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Symmetrix
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) UNIX
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) AIX
4 2 (4.88%) Solaris
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) ITIL
2 12 (29.27%) Incident Management
3 9 (21.95%) Change Management
4 8 (19.51%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (17.07%) Service Management
5 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
6 5 (12.20%) Project Management
7 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
7 4 (9.76%) Fault Management
7 4 (9.76%) Time Management
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.32%) Release Management
8 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (7.32%) Line Management
8 3 (7.32%) Migration
8 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.88%) OO
9 2 (4.88%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) Perl
3 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) GCIH
5 1 (2.44%) ACSA
5 1 (2.44%) GIAC
5 1 (2.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) SLA
2 4 (9.76%) QA
3 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.32%) XenApp
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
1 3 (7.32%) SCOM
1 3 (7.32%) SCSM
2 2 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.44%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (2.44%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) webMethods
3 4 (9.76%) BEA
4 3 (7.32%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) Informatica
5 2 (4.88%) EMC
5 2 (4.88%) Remedy
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.88%) Brocade
5 2 (4.88%) Pega
6 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.44%) ICL
6 1 (2.44%) Teradata
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) Cognos
6 1 (2.44%) Websense
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