The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank - - 54
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £435 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Release Manager
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
702 616 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.49% 92.91% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 396 318
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 24
Average hourly rate £20.50 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.80% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.30 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.60 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Manager across the Birmingham region.

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Release Manager
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) BCP
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Fund Management
1 1 (50.00%) Wealth Management
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Corporate Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) BCP
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Fund Management
1 1 (50.00%) Wealth Management
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP