Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 90 77
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 +4
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 19 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.20% 1.06% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.30% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 7
Birmingham median daily rate £313 £450 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +59.00% +13.21%
10th Percentile £293 £290 £199
90th Percentile £475 £501 £395
West Midlands median daily rate £313 £375 £324
% change year-on-year -16.67% +15.72% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.50 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £20.21 -
% change year-on-year -38.16% - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1282 1235 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.99% 81.57% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 798 643
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.73%
10th Percentile £231 £249 £232
90th Percentile £525 £550 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) Change Management
4 8 (42.11%) Migration
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) Project Management
6 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (26.32%) Incident Management
7 5 (26.32%) Degree
7 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
7 5 (26.32%) Firewall
7 5 (26.32%) Quality Management
7 5 (26.32%) Citrix
7 5 (26.32%) Unix
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (21.05%) PMP
8 4 (21.05%) PMI Certification
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
8 4 (21.05%) WLAN
8 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
8 4 (21.05%) Scrum
8 4 (21.05%) Service Management
8 4 (21.05%) PRINCE
8 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) Computer Science

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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) WLAN
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 2 (10.53%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) NAS
5 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Storage Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Change Management
3 8 (42.11%) Migration
4 7 (36.84%) Project Management
5 5 (26.32%) Incident Management
5 5 (26.32%) Quality Management
5 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Coaching
6 4 (21.05%) PRINCE
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 4 (21.05%) Service Management
6 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
7 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
7 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) Data Governance
8 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
8 2 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (10.53%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (21.05%) PMI Certification
2 4 (21.05%) PMP
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) MCTS
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) BitLocker
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Server
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
1 3 (15.79%) WSUS
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Veeam
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec