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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 61 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.91% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.37% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £250 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -5.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £250 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £430 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £379
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-28.23% -5.55%
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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
508 438 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.41% 66.36% 65.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 289 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £175.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.71% +677.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £112.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) Change Management
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) Sybase
5 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (30.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (30.00%) Change Control
5 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (20.00%) SaaS
6 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Service Continuity Management
6 2 (20.00%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (20.00%) Front Office
6 2 (20.00%) Network Design
6 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (20.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Release Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Transformation Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Transition Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Change Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Release Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Control
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Service Continuity Management
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) BCP
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Sybase
3 2 (20.00%) Cognos
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (10.00%) SAP