The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Problem Management
England / West Midlands
Rank 90 93 85
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 26 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.39% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.68% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 7
Median daily rate £450 £460 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +130.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £425 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £515 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.28% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.22
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West 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 West Midlands

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem Management in the West Midlands

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem Management in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem Management in the West Midlands

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem Management in the West Midlands

Problem Management
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Birmingham +10 12 £400 -11.11% 2
Warwickshire - 7 £444 - 1
Coventry 0 5 £488 +1.56%
Shropshire +2 1 - -
Problem Management
England

Problem Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 32 (56.14%) ITIL
2 27 (47.37%) Incident Management
3 20 (35.09%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (35.09%) Change Management
4 16 (28.07%) Service Management
5 14 (24.56%) HP
6 13 (22.81%) IBM
6 13 (22.81%) SQL
7 12 (21.05%) Oracle
7 12 (21.05%) Unix
8 11 (19.30%) Java
8 11 (19.30%) Dell
8 11 (19.30%) SAN
8 11 (19.30%) Project Management
8 11 (19.30%) Manufacturing
8 11 (19.30%) Migration
9 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
9 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.54%) Network Security
10 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (15.79%) Process Improvement
10 9 (15.79%) SLA
10 9 (15.79%) J2EE
10 9 (15.79%) Linux
10 9 (15.79%) Escalation Management
10 9 (15.79%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (14.04%) OO
11 8 (14.04%) Windows
11 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
11 8 (14.04%) EMC

Problem Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 4 (7.02%) Confluence
1 4 (7.02%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.51%) Documentum
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.75%) JBoss
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) SAN
2 10 (17.54%) Network Security
3 3 (5.26%) Firewall
3 3 (5.26%) WAN
4 2 (3.51%) BIG-IP
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.51%) OSPF
4 2 (3.51%) S/MIME
4 2 (3.51%) SNMP
4 2 (3.51%) SSL
4 2 (3.51%) Wireless
5 1 (1.75%) Internet
5 1 (1.75%) LAN
5 1 (1.75%) VoIP
5 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Hazelcast
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) CA Gen
1 4 (7.02%) JIRA
2 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.26%) PVCS
3 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) Ant
4 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.75%) Maven
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 11 (19.30%) Manufacturing
2 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.77%) Electronics
4 4 (7.02%) Retail
5 3 (5.26%) Marketing
6 1 (1.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Architect
2 10 (17.54%) Developer
3 8 (14.04%) Incident Manager
3 8 (14.04%) Technical Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Manager
4 6 (10.53%) webMethods Developer
5 5 (8.77%) IT Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Major Incident Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Operations Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Sales Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Storage Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior IT Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Documentum Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Problem Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) J2EE
2 5 (8.77%) XML
3 3 (5.26%) EDIFACT
4 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) jQuery
4 2 (3.51%) REST
4 2 (3.51%) SOAP
4 2 (3.51%) Spring
4 2 (3.51%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.51%) XMPP
5 1 (1.75%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.77%) CLARiiON
3 5 (8.77%) Symmetrix DMX
4 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.26%) HP Storage
6 2 (3.51%) PKI
7 1 (1.75%) CESG
7 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Unix
2 9 (15.79%) Linux
3 8 (14.04%) Windows
4 3 (5.26%) AIX
5 2 (3.51%) Android
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.75%) HPUX
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (56.14%) ITIL
2 27 (47.37%) Incident Management
3 20 (35.09%) Change Management
4 16 (28.07%) Service Management
5 11 (19.30%) Migration
5 11 (19.30%) Project Management
6 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (15.79%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (15.79%) Escalation Management
6 9 (15.79%) Process Improvement
7 8 (14.04%) OO
7 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
7 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.28%) Business Analysis
8 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
8 7 (12.28%) ITIL V3
8 7 (12.28%) Test Strategy
8 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 11 (19.30%) Java
3 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
4 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.51%) CCNP
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.75%) PMP
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) SLA
2 3 (5.26%) PMO
3 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 6 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (10.53%) VMware ESX
1 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.77%) SRDF
3 2 (3.51%) Docker
3 2 (3.51%) Postfix
3 2 (3.51%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) HP
2 13 (22.81%) IBM
3 12 (21.05%) Oracle
4 11 (19.30%) Dell
5 8 (14.04%) EMC
6 7 (12.28%) Pega
6 7 (12.28%) VMware
7 6 (10.53%) 3PAR
7 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 6 (10.53%) Remedy
7 6 (10.53%) webMethods
8 5 (8.77%) Brocade
8 5 (8.77%) CheckPoint
8 5 (8.77%) Cisco
8 5 (8.77%) NetApp
9 4 (7.02%) Aruba
9 4 (7.02%) BEA
9 4 (7.02%) Fortinet
10 3 (5.26%) BMC
10 3 (5.26%) Informatica