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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Root Cause Analysis
England / West Midlands
Rank 104 115 105
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10  
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 14 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.59% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.72% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 7
Median daily rate £470 £300 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.66% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £185 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £575 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £369 £375
% change year-on-year +8.47% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.37% -28.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.46%  

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 1810 2222 1920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.98% 82.48% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 1221 1106
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 108
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Root Cause Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Root Cause Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Root Cause Analysis in the West Midlands

Root Cause Analysis
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

Root Cause Analysis
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 Root Cause Analysis in the West Midlands.

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

Root Cause Analysis
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 26 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
Coventry - 5 £471 - 2
Warwickshire -1 4 - -
Birmingham -2 3 £475 +156.75% 2
Shropshire +32 1 £395 -1.25% 1
Root Cause Analysis
England

Root Cause Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 15 (31.91%) Incident Management
2 14 (29.79%) Service Management
3 10 (21.28%) ITIL
3 10 (21.28%) Windows
3 10 (21.28%) Finance
3 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
4 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
4 9 (19.15%) LANDesk
4 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.15%) Degree
4 9 (19.15%) Information Security
4 9 (19.15%) SLA
5 8 (17.02%) Cisco
5 8 (17.02%) Business Continuity
5 8 (17.02%) User Stories
5 8 (17.02%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (17.02%) Service Design
6 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (14.89%) Information Assurance
6 7 (14.89%) RMADS
6 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
6 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.77%) CheckPoint
7 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
7 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
7 6 (12.77%) Android
7 6 (12.77%) Open Source
8 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.64%) Office 365
8 5 (10.64%) Performance Metrics

Root Cause Analysis
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 (8.51%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) assyst
1 2 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) SAP CAR
2 1 (2.13%) SAP POS DM
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Firewall
2 4 (8.51%) Bluetooth
2 4 (8.51%) Skype
2 4 (8.51%) WAN
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (6.38%) OSPF
3 3 (6.38%) Wireless
4 2 (4.26%) BIG-IP
4 2 (4.26%) DNS
4 2 (4.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (4.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (4.26%) HTTP
4 2 (4.26%) Internet
4 2 (4.26%) SNMP
4 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.13%) DMVPN
5 1 (2.13%) FlexRay
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) QlikView
3 1 (2.13%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.13%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (2.13%) SAP HANA
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Automotive
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Business Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Agile Business Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Digital Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Digital Business Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Security Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Operational Security Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Security Operations Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Service Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Digital Transformation
8 2 (4.26%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Support
8 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) SOAP
2 2 (4.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (4.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) CMDB
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Android
2 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.64%) Windows 10
4 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.51%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Incident Management
2 14 (29.79%) Service Management
3 10 (21.28%) ITIL
4 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.15%) Information Security
5 8 (17.02%) Business Continuity
5 8 (17.02%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (17.02%) Service Design
5 8 (17.02%) User Stories
6 7 (14.89%) Information Assurance
6 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
7 6 (12.77%) Open Source
7 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
8 5 (10.64%) Change Management
8 5 (10.64%) Performance Metrics
8 5 (10.64%) Project Management
8 5 (10.64%) Scrum
8 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.51%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.38%) VB
1 3 (6.38%) VBScript
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) ABAP
3 1 (2.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) Degree
2 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) CCNP
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) CISSP
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) SLA
2 7 (14.89%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) AirWatch
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) WSUS
3 2 (4.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (4.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.13%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) LANDesk
2 8 (17.02%) Cisco
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.77%) CheckPoint
5 5 (10.64%) Fortinet
5 5 (10.64%) VMware
6 4 (8.51%) Aruba
6 4 (8.51%) BMC
6 4 (8.51%) Remedy
7 3 (6.38%) F5
7 3 (6.38%) HP
7 3 (6.38%) IBM
7 3 (6.38%) Intel Security
7 3 (6.38%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle
8 2 (4.26%) SAP
8 2 (4.26%) TOWER Software
9 1 (2.13%) Dell
9 1 (2.13%) Toshiba