The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 67 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.92% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.31% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -5.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £430 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +69.35%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
501 458 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.32% 69.92% 67.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 314 251
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.14% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Management across the Birmingham region.

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Birmingham region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management.

1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Sybase
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Front Office
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Service Continuity Management
5 2 (25.00%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Network Design
5 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (25.00%) BCP
5 2 (25.00%) Windows

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) TRIRIGA
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Change and Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Environment Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Transition Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Service Continuity Management
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (25.00%) BCP
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
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