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 26 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 114 111
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3  
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 23 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.13% 0.87% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.05% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 2
Median daily rate £350 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £198 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £460 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £304
% change year-on-year +10.76% +6.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.11% +15.55%  

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 1707 2467 1821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 82.62% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1478 1128
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 +21 9 £338 +33.66% 3
Warwickshire - 6 £375 - 1
Shropshire +11 4 - -
Coventry +16 2 £350 - 3
Staffordshire +1 2 £325 +4.00%
Dudley - 1 - - 1
Problem Management
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 27 (58.70%) ITIL
2 19 (41.30%) Incident Management
2 19 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (30.43%) Service Management
4 12 (26.09%) Change Management
4 12 (26.09%) Migration
5 11 (23.91%) Project Management
6 10 (21.74%) Windows
7 9 (19.57%) HP
7 9 (19.57%) SAN
7 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (17.39%) Dell
8 8 (17.39%) IBM
8 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
9 7 (15.22%) Escalation Management
9 7 (15.22%) Linux
9 7 (15.22%) EMC
9 7 (15.22%) VMware
9 7 (15.22%) Manufacturing
10 6 (13.04%) Finance
10 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
10 6 (13.04%) SLA
10 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (13.04%) Degree
10 6 (13.04%) Network Security
11 5 (10.87%) Time Management
11 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
11 5 (10.87%) 3PAR

Problem Management
Co-occurring 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 2 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) SAN
2 6 (13.04%) Network Security
3 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 3 (6.52%) WAN
4 2 (4.35%) DNS
4 2 (4.35%) LAN
4 2 (4.35%) VPN
4 2 (4.35%) Wireless
4 2 (4.35%) WLAN
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.17%) MPLS
5 1 (2.17%) NAS
5 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) VoIP
5 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Hazelcast
1 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (15.22%) Manufacturing
2 6 (13.04%) Finance
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.52%) Electronics
4 3 (6.52%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Architect
1 8 (17.39%) Technical Architect
2 6 (13.04%) Incident Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Incident and Problem Manager
3 5 (10.87%) IT Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Problem Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Major Incident Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Sales Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior IT Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Storage Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Data Centre Architect
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL Incident Manager
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) J2EE
1 1 (2.17%) jQuery
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.17%) REST
1 1 (2.17%) Spring
1 1 (2.17%) Spring Boot
1 1 (2.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.70%) CLARiiON
4 4 (8.70%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (6.52%) HP Storage
5 3 (6.52%) Virtual Team
6 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.70%) Unix
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Android
6 1 (2.17%) HPUX
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) ITIL
2 19 (41.30%) Incident Management
3 14 (30.43%) Service Management
4 12 (26.09%) Change Management
4 12 (26.09%) Migration
5 11 (23.91%) Project Management
6 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.22%) Escalation Management
8 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
8 6 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (10.87%) IT Strategy
9 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
9 5 (10.87%) Time Management
10 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (8.70%) CRM
10 4 (8.70%) Product Management
10 4 (8.70%) Programme Management
10 4 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (8.70%) Trend Analysis
10 4 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.52%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.35%) PMP
3 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) MCITP
4 1 (2.17%) MCTS
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
1 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.70%) SRDF
2 4 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.35%) BitLocker
3 2 (4.35%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Ansible
1 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.52%) Puppet
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) WSUS
3 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) HP
2 8 (17.39%) Dell
2 8 (17.39%) IBM
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.22%) EMC
3 7 (15.22%) VMware
4 5 (10.87%) 3PAR
5 4 (8.70%) Brocade
5 4 (8.70%) Cisco
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix
5 4 (8.70%) NetApp
5 4 (8.70%) Oracle
5 4 (8.70%) ServiceNow
6 3 (6.52%) Google
7 1 (2.17%) Avaya
7 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.17%) SAP
7 1 (2.17%) Sun
7 1 (2.17%) Veeam
7 1 (2.17%) Veritas
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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