The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 34 40 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 -16  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 1 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.56% 6.10% 4.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 6.86% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 1
Median daily rate - £460 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.12 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -66.39% +100.00%  

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 Shropshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 153 379 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 85.96% 88.97% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 106 69
Median daily rate £475 £460 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% -0.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £331 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.50 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in Shropshire

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in Shropshire

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +5 1 - -
Problem Management
West Midlands

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

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

1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
1 11 (57.89%) Service Management
2 10 (52.63%) Incident Management
3 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) Oracle
5 7 (36.84%) OO
5 7 (36.84%) ITIL V3
5 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
6 6 (31.58%) Pega
6 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (31.58%) Unix
6 6 (31.58%) J2EE
6 6 (31.58%) Java
6 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
6 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
6 6 (31.58%) webMethods
7 5 (26.32%) XML
7 5 (26.32%) Scrum
7 5 (26.32%) Process Improvement
7 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
8 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Aruba
8 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (21.05%) Fortinet
8 4 (21.05%) Remedy
8 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
8 4 (21.05%) ITSM

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.53%) Confluence
3 1 (5.26%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) assyst
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) OSPF
1 2 (10.53%) SNMP
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) CA Gen
1 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
1 3 (15.79%) PVCS
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Incident Manager
2 6 (31.58%) webMethods Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Major Incident Manager
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Documentum Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) J2EE
2 5 (26.32%) XML
3 3 (15.79%) EDIFACT
4 2 (10.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
1 11 (57.89%) Service Management
2 10 (52.63%) Incident Management
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL V3
3 7 (36.84%) OO
3 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
5 5 (26.32%) Process Improvement
5 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) ITSM
6 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) RUP
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
8 2 (10.53%) Release Management
8 2 (10.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (10.53%) CCNP
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Pega
2 6 (31.58%) webMethods
3 4 (21.05%) Aruba
3 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) Fortinet
3 4 (21.05%) Remedy
4 3 (15.79%) BEA
4 3 (15.79%) Informatica
5 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.53%) BMC
5 2 (10.53%) F5
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
5 2 (10.53%) TOWER Software