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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 60 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Release Management 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.53% 0.78% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.12% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £250 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -42.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £430 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £379
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +110.00%
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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
490 446 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.07% 69.91% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 298 221
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.80 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Sybase
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) TRIRIGA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Transformation Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) IT Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Environment Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Release Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Change Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Change and Release Manager
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Release Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow