The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Problem Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Problem Management over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Problem Management
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 63 62
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 10 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.56% 1.11% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.34% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Median daily rate £338 £325 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +0.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +13.84% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.38 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.46% +15.55%  

Problem Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1882 1454
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 32
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £21.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £43.75 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Problem Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in Birmingham

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Problem Management in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Birmingham

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in Birmingham

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 14 (73.68%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Migration
3 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (42.11%) Change Management
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
6 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
6 6 (31.58%) Project Management
7 5 (26.32%) Service Management
7 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 5 (26.32%) SAN
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 5 (26.32%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
8 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (21.05%) Unix
8 4 (21.05%) IBM
8 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 4 (21.05%) HP
8 4 (21.05%) Dell
8 4 (21.05%) EMC
9 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
9 3 (15.79%) Citrix
9 3 (15.79%) SQL
9 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
9 3 (15.79%) SLA
9 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
9 3 (15.79%) Programme Management

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) Network Security
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) WLAN
4 1 (5.26%) NAS
4 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Hazelcast
1 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Storage Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (5.26%) HP Storage Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SAN Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Service Transition Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Spring Boot
2 1 (5.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) CLARiiON
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) HP Storage
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Android
5 1 (5.26%) HPUX
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Migration
3 8 (42.11%) Change Management
4 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
4 6 (31.58%) Project Management
5 5 (26.32%) Service Management
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (15.79%) Escalation Management
7 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
7 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
7 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
8 2 (10.53%) ERP
8 2 (10.53%) ETL
8 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
8 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
2 2 (10.53%) PMP
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) MCTS
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) BitLocker
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) SRDF
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Server
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Dell
2 4 (21.05%) EMC
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) 3PAR
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Brocade
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Veeam