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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 56 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Release Management 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.59% 1.18% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.67% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £420 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £47.50 £12.90
% change year-on-year
-45.26% +268.21%
Release Management
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
524 418 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.51% 70.25% 68.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 254 223
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.68 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Facilities Management
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Change and Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Process Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Implementation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Facilities Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Google