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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 65 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.25% 1.16% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.78% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £650 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.71% -
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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
574 394 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.04% 65.56% 70.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 231 189
Average daily rate £385 £400 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +13.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 16
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.88 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.96% +72.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.40 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 4 (57.14%) BCP
1 4 (57.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
1 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Knowledge Management
1 4 (57.14%) Transition Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (14.29%) IVR
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (14.29%) Database Security
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco ICM
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) DBA
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Senior SAP Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) IVR
1 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) BCP
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
1 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
1 4 (57.14%) Knowledge Management
1 4 (57.14%) Transition Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
3 1 (14.29%) Database Security
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy