The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 30 March 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 30 23
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.65% 0.46% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 0.58% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £45.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -74.44% +55.17%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 102 172 121
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 84.30% 78.90% 79.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 86 50
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Problem Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in the Midlands

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in the Midlands

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) PMO
2 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management

Problem Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Business Relationship Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Portfolio Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Relationships Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) SAP