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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 56 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.26% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.38% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£563 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -28.23%
Release Management
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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
535 526 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 72.01% 68.13% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 308 303
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -88.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) EAI
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) COBIT
1 2 (66.67%) BPMN
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Data Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Logical Data Model
1 2 (66.67%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SWOT Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (33.33%) IT Architect
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) EAI
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) BPMN
1 2 (66.67%) Data Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Logical Data Model
1 2 (66.67%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SWOT Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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