The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 57 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.32% - 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.75
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
551 487 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.45% 93.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 262 317
Average daily rate £350 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 37
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Release Manager
West Midlands

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 22 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Release Management
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Cognos
3 2 (50.00%) SAS
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (50.00%) SaaS
3 2 (50.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Fund Management
4 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Banking

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Financial Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Fund Management
3 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Cognos