The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 50 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Release Management 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £650 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
391 342 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.84% 68.26% 62.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 185 209
Average daily rate £400 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 16
Average hourly rate £28.38 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.16% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.76 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Release Management
West Midlands

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 (77.78%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Change Management
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
5 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 3 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (33.33%) Capacity Management
5 3 (33.33%) UNIX
5 3 (33.33%) Sybase
5 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
6 2 (22.22%) Front Office
6 2 (22.22%) Network Design
6 2 (22.22%) Subversion
6 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
6 2 (22.22%) Validation
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) SAS
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) Cognos
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) BCP
6 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Service Continuity Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SAS
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Access
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Front Office
4 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Release Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Transition Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) HPUX
3 1 (11.11%) SUSE
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Change Management
2 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
3 3 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (33.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Service Continuity Management
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 2 (22.22%) Network Design
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
4 2 (22.22%) BCP
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSA
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Sybase
3 2 (22.22%) Cognos
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco