The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Root Cause Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Root Cause Analysis over the 3 months to 28 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.

Root Cause Analysis
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 127 97
Rank change year-on-year +31 -30  
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 25 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.20% 0.63% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.76% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 10
Median daily rate £439 £295 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.72% -6.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £200 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £367 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +57.74%  

Root Cause Analysis 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 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3944 5496 3947
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 123 224
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £42.90 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Root Cause Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Root Cause Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Root Cause Analysis in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Root Cause Analysis in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Root Cause Analysis in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Root Cause Analysis in the West Midlands

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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 Root Cause Analysis in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Root Cause Analysis in the West Midlands

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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 Root Cause Analysis within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Shropshire +21 10 £510 +45.77% 2
Birmingham +13 7 £340 +70.00% 1
Smethwick - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £403 - 3
Root Cause Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 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 Root Cause Analysis.

1 18 (50.00%) ITIL
2 13 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (27.78%) Performance Management
3 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 10 (27.78%) Visualisation
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 10 (27.78%) BMC
3 10 (27.78%) Cisco
4 9 (25.00%) Riverbed
4 9 (25.00%) CMDB
4 9 (25.00%) AppDynamics
4 9 (25.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 9 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (25.00%) User Experience
5 8 (22.22%) Web Services
6 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
6 7 (19.44%) ETL
6 7 (19.44%) Oracle
6 7 (19.44%) Finance
6 7 (19.44%) Pentaho
7 6 (16.67%) SLA
8 5 (13.89%) Project Management
8 5 (13.89%) Scrum
8 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.89%) Open Source
8 5 (13.89%) LANDesk
8 5 (13.89%) User Stories
8 5 (13.89%) Waterfall

Root Cause Analysis
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:

Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP CAR
1 1 (2.78%) SAP POS DM
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (2.78%) DHCP
1 1 (2.78%) DMVPN
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
1 1 (2.78%) FlexRay
1 1 (2.78%) MPLS
1 1 (2.78%) NAS
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) VoIP
1 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Pentaho
2 1 (2.78%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) NeoLoad
1 3 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Automotive
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Front Office
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Consultant
2 7 (19.44%) Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Digital Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Digital Business Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Service Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Digital Transformation
6 2 (5.56%) Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (25.00%) CMDB
2 9 (25.00%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Unix
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) ITIL
2 10 (27.78%) Performance Management
2 10 (27.78%) Visualisation
3 9 (25.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 9 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (19.44%) ETL
5 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) Open Source
5 5 (13.89%) Project Management
5 5 (13.89%) Scrum
5 5 (13.89%) Service Design
5 5 (13.89%) User Stories
5 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.11%) ITIL V3
7 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) Change Management
7 3 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) ABAP
3 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) MCSA
2 2 (5.56%) MCSE
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) NCDA
3 1 (2.78%) NCIE
3 1 (2.78%) NCSA
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
1 1 (2.78%) SCOM
1 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) BMC
1 10 (27.78%) Cisco
2 9 (25.00%) AppDynamics
2 9 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 7 (19.44%) Oracle
4 5 (13.89%) LANDesk
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.78%) F5
6 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
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