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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 57 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.90% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 1.24% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£563 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £368 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -8.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -19.20%
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West Midlands

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
528 483 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 75.11% 72.41% 70.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 306 200
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.70 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.49% -93.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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
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 6 July 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Service Management
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) BCP
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (42.86%) Transition Management
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 2 (28.57%) BPMN
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) COBIT
3 2 (28.57%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (28.57%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) EAI
3 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) TOGAF

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (14.29%) IT Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior SAP Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) BCP
2 3 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (42.86%) Transition Management
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (28.57%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 2 (28.57%) BPMN
3 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Data Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (28.57%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft