The first table below looks at the demand for Root Cause Analysis 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 Root Cause Analysis over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Root Cause Analysis
Rank 94 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 24 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.22% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.32% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Average daily rate £410 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £254 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £390 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £375 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -45.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Root Cause Analysis
England

Root Cause Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Root Cause Analysis across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Root Cause Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Root Cause Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis across the West Midlands region.

Root Cause Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Root Cause Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Root Cause Analysis across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Root Cause Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Root Cause Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Root Cause Analysis across the West Midlands region.

Root Cause Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Root Cause Analysis
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 Root Cause Analysis within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 6 £363 -9.37%
Shropshire 0 5 £420 +20.00%
Coventry - 3 £170 -
Smethwick - - - -
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Root Cause Analysis
England

Root Cause Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Root Cause Analysis 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 Root Cause Analysis.

1 21 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 15 (35.71%) BIG-IP
2 15 (35.71%) Blue Coat
2 15 (35.71%) Fortinet
2 15 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (35.71%) WAN Optimisation
2 15 (35.71%) DMVPN
2 15 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
2 15 (35.71%) CSS
2 15 (35.71%) WAN
2 15 (35.71%) Cisco
2 15 (35.71%) CCNP
2 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
2 15 (35.71%) MPLS
2 15 (35.71%) McAfee
2 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 15 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 15 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 14 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
5 10 (23.81%) ITIL
6 9 (21.43%) Windows
6 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 8 (19.05%) F5
7 8 (19.05%) VoIP
8 7 (16.67%) WLAN
8 7 (16.67%) Remedy
8 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 7 (16.67%) BMC

Root Cause Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Root Cause Analysis 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 Root Cause Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) BIG-IP
1 15 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
1 15 (35.71%) DMVPN
1 15 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
1 15 (35.71%) WAN
1 15 (35.71%) MPLS
1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
1 15 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 15 (35.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (19.05%) VoIP
3 7 (16.67%) WLAN
4 6 (14.29%) 2G
4 6 (14.29%) LTE
4 6 (14.29%) 3G
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Incident Manager
3 6 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Network Support
5 4 (9.52%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Business Data Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Incident Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Defect Manager
8 1 (2.38%) NOC Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET
2 5 (11.90%) .NET
3 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (9.52%) jQuery
4 3 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (4.76%) EDI
6 1 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.38%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) UNIX
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) zOS
5 2 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 15 (35.71%) WAN Optimisation
3 14 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 10 (23.81%) ITIL
5 6 (14.29%) Service Management
6 5 (11.90%) B2B
7 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.52%) MVC
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.14%) ETL
8 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 3 (7.14%) Project Management
8 3 (7.14%) Change Management
8 3 (7.14%) Quality Management
8 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
8 3 (7.14%) Data Validation
8 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C#
2 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (4.76%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) CCNP
1 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.76%) Degree
5 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) HND
6 1 (2.38%) ISEB
6 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) SLA
2 4 (9.52%) QA
3 3 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Blue Coat
1 15 (35.71%) Fortinet
1 15 (35.71%) Cisco
1 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
1 15 (35.71%) McAfee
2 8 (19.05%) F5
3 7 (16.67%) Remedy
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.67%) BMC
3 7 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 4 (9.52%) TOWER Software
5 3 (7.14%) IBM
6 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
7 1 (2.38%) Ericsson