Period
to 8 July 2020

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 6 months to 8 July 2020 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
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 126 144
Rank change year-on-year +40 +18 -8
Contract jobs citing Problem Management 27 64 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.36% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.57% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 31
Median daily rate £425 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.65% -8.13% -
10th Percentile £349 £266 £206
90th Percentile £588 £498 £513
England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £28.75
10th Percentile £18.25 - £26.73
90th Percentile £18.75 - £30.18
England median hourly rate £20.17 £24.71 £15.75
% change year-on-year -18.36% +56.87% -10.00%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,578 4,070 4,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.48% 86.72% 84.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 2,548 2,609
Median daily rate £440 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 117 196
Median hourly rate £28.25 £25.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +69.50% -28.57%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.37 £10.88
90th Percentile £46.26 £47.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.46% +13.24% -12.00%

Problem Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Problem Management in the West Midlands

Problem Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Problem Management in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Problem Management in the West Midlands

Problem Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Problem Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Problem Management in the West Midlands

Problem Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Problem Management in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 8 July 2020. 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
Shropshire +5 12 £423 +5.63% 3
Birmingham +35 6 £475 +61.70% 1
Warwickshire +8 2 - - 1
Staffordshire +12 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton -1 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Problem Management
England

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Problem Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Problem Management.

1 15 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) Oracle
3 13 (48.15%) JIRA
3 13 (48.15%) Confluence
3 13 (48.15%) Process Improvement
4 11 (40.74%) Test Strategy
4 11 (40.74%) J2EE
4 11 (40.74%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) Unix
4 11 (40.74%) Data Modelling
5 10 (37.04%) Shell Script
5 10 (37.04%) BEA
5 10 (37.04%) PL/SQL
5 10 (37.04%) WebLogic
5 10 (37.04%) Incident Management
6 9 (33.33%) Change Management
7 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
7 8 (29.63%) ITIL
7 8 (29.63%) Bitbucket
7 8 (29.63%) Docker
7 8 (29.63%) Microservices
7 8 (29.63%) Public Sector
8 7 (25.93%) WireMock
8 7 (25.93%) Spring Boot
8 7 (25.93%) Gradle
8 7 (25.93%) Gherkin
8 7 (25.93%) JUnit
8 7 (25.93%) XML
8 7 (25.93%) Microsoft

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 13 (48.15%) Confluence
2 10 (37.04%) WebLogic
3 4 (14.81%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) nginx
4 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Azure
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) BGP
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (11.11%) DMVPN
1 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
1 3 (11.11%) OSPF
1 3 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Skype
2 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
1 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
2 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) JIRA
2 8 (29.63%) Bitbucket
3 7 (25.93%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
3 7 (25.93%) Gradle
3 7 (25.93%) JUnit
3 7 (25.93%) Maven
3 7 (25.93%) Mockito
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
4 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 8 (29.63%) Public Sector
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Police
3 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
1 11 (40.74%) Java Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Applications Support
3 5 (18.52%) Applications Support Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Manager
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Support
6 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.70%) Collaboration Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) J2EE
2 7 (25.93%) Gherkin
2 7 (25.93%) JSON
2 7 (25.93%) REST
2 7 (25.93%) Spring
2 7 (25.93%) Spring Boot
2 7 (25.93%) WireMock
2 7 (25.93%) XML
3 5 (18.52%) .NET
3 5 (18.52%) HTML
4 4 (14.81%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
5 1 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Unix
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Android
5 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 13 (48.15%) Process Improvement
3 11 (40.74%) Data Modelling
3 11 (40.74%) Test Strategy
4 10 (37.04%) Incident Management
5 9 (33.33%) Change Management
6 8 (29.63%) ITIL
6 8 (29.63%) Microservices
7 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.93%) Service Management
8 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (11.11%) Cryptography
9 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
9 3 (11.11%) ITSM
9 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (11.11%) Validation
10 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) PL/SQL
3 10 (37.04%) Shell Script
4 5 (18.52%) C#
5 4 (14.81%) Python
6 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) C
7 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) CCDA
3 3 (11.11%) CCIE
3 3 (11.11%) CCIE Collaboration
3 3 (11.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 3 (11.11%) CCNP
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
2 1 (3.70%) PMO
2 1 (3.70%) RMADS
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Docker
2 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (3.70%) HAProxy
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Terraform
1 1 (3.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle
2 10 (37.04%) BEA
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Dell
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) Informatica
5 3 (11.11%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 3 (11.11%) Splunk
5 3 (11.11%) webMethods
6 2 (7.41%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Virgin Media