Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 161 180
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 -29
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 90 110 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.10% 1.12% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.36% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 56 21
Midlands median daily rate £323 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +29.31% +5.45%
10th Percentile £161 £148 £120
90th Percentile £449 £513 £475
England median daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.39% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £20.21 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.16% -55.08% +181.25%
England median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% -11.76% +37.84%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6826 8090 6583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.06% 82.65% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4348 4943 3892
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 208 259
Midlands median hourly rate £21.37 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.79
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Problem Management within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -3 47 £313 -16.67% 6
East Midlands +6 42 £338 +110.94% 6
Problem Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 45 (50.00%) ITIL
2 40 (44.44%) Service Management
3 34 (37.78%) Incident Management
4 31 (34.44%) Microsoft
5 26 (28.89%) Active Directory
6 22 (24.44%) Change Management
6 22 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (22.22%) Finance
7 20 (22.22%) Windows
8 18 (20.00%) Cisco
9 17 (18.89%) Service Delivery
10 15 (16.67%) Firewall
10 15 (16.67%) DHCP
11 13 (14.44%) Windows Server
12 12 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (13.33%) Management Information System
12 12 (13.33%) Project Management
12 12 (13.33%) WAN
12 12 (13.33%) VPN
12 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (12.22%) VMware
13 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
14 10 (11.11%) Wireless
14 10 (11.11%) PowerShell
15 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
15 9 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (10.00%) Service Design
16 8 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (8.89%) Network Management
16 8 (8.89%) Performance Metrics

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.22%) IIS
6 1 (1.11%) Apache
6 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.11%) CMS
6 1 (1.11%) Confluence
6 1 (1.11%) CoreMedia CMS
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.11%) Liferay
6 1 (1.11%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) PeopleSoft CRM
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Office 365
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.11%) IaaS
3 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.67%) DHCP
1 15 (16.67%) Firewall
2 12 (13.33%) VPN
2 12 (13.33%) WAN
3 10 (11.11%) Wireless
4 8 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (8.89%) DNS
4 8 (8.89%) MPLS
5 6 (6.67%) LDAP
5 6 (6.67%) SAN
5 6 (6.67%) WLAN
6 4 (4.44%) Internet
6 4 (4.44%) LAN
7 3 (3.33%) NAS
8 2 (2.22%) Skype
8 2 (2.22%) SSL
8 2 (2.22%) TACACS
8 2 (2.22%) VoIP
8 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) MS Access
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.11%) JIRA
General
1 20 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.44%) Marketing
4 3 (3.33%) Electronics
4 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.22%) Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Military
6 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) Analyst
2 13 (14.44%) Support Analyst
3 10 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 8 (8.89%) Applications Support
4 8 (8.89%) Applications Support Analyst
4 8 (8.89%) Network Specialist
4 8 (8.89%) Technical Specialist
5 7 (7.78%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Project Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Business IT Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.56%) Incident Manager
7 5 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Quality Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Transformation Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) .NET
1 7 (7.78%) Entity Framework
2 6 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 6 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.11%) Ajax
4 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.11%) CSS
4 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.11%) HTML
4 1 (1.11%) J2EE
4 1 (1.11%) JDBC
4 1 (1.11%) jQuery
4 1 (1.11%) JSP
4 1 (1.11%) Servlets
4 1 (1.11%) Spring
4 1 (1.11%) WAP
4 1 (1.11%) WCF
4 1 (1.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.78%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.56%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.44%) PKI
6 2 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.22%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.11%) Clustering
7 1 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.22%) Windows
2 13 (14.44%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.78%) Unix
3 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.56%) Linux
4 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (50.00%) ITIL
2 40 (44.44%) Service Management
3 34 (37.78%) Incident Management
4 22 (24.44%) Change Management
5 17 (18.89%) Service Delivery
6 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.33%) Project Management
6 12 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (10.00%) Service Design
8 8 (8.89%) Migration
8 8 (8.89%) Network Design
8 8 (8.89%) Network Management
8 8 (8.89%) Performance Metrics
8 8 (8.89%) Statistics
8 8 (8.89%) Validation
9 7 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.78%) ITSM
9 7 (7.78%) MVC
9 7 (7.78%) Proactive Management
9 7 (7.78%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.89%) SQL
3 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.11%) C#
4 1 (1.11%) Java
4 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.56%) CCNP
3 5 (5.56%) Degree
4 4 (4.44%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.44%) PMP
4 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.33%) CCIE
5 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.11%) CCNA
6 1 (1.11%) ISEB
6 1 (1.11%) MCITP
6 1 (1.11%) MCTS
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) GDPR
2 2 (2.22%) PMO
3 1 (1.11%) COBIT
3 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.33%) XenApp
3 2 (2.22%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.22%) Terminal Server
3 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) WSUS
2 6 (6.67%) SCOrch
3 3 (3.33%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.33%) SCCM
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.22%) SCOM
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.11%) Netcool
5 1 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.11%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 31 (34.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.00%) Cisco
3 11 (12.22%) VMware
4 8 (8.89%) Citrix
5 5 (5.56%) Veeam
6 4 (4.44%) Oracle
6 4 (4.44%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.33%) HP
7 3 (3.33%) McAfee
7 3 (3.33%) Remedy
7 3 (3.33%) SAP
8 2 (2.22%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.22%) IBM
8 2 (2.22%) NetApp
8 2 (2.22%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.22%) Symantec
8 2 (2.22%) Veritas
9 1 (1.11%) hybris
9 1 (1.11%) Meridio