The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 111 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing Release Management 20 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.51% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.64% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 12
Median daily rate £425 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £365 £405
% change year-on-year
+15.06% -9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +25.73%
Release Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2267 2029 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.41% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1123 997
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 75 92
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the West Midlands region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -7 6 £500 -
Warwickshire 0 4 £388 -
Staffordshire - 4 £475 -
Shropshire -1 2 £375 -
Solihull -1 1 - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 30 (51.72%) Continuous Integration
2 27 (46.55%) DevOps
3 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (37.93%) Configuration Management
5 19 (32.76%) OO
6 17 (29.31%) Java
7 16 (27.59%) JBoss
7 16 (27.59%) MuleSoft
7 16 (27.59%) Apache ServiceMix
7 16 (27.59%) Open Source
8 15 (25.86%) RESTful
8 15 (25.86%) API Development
8 15 (25.86%) JSON
9 11 (18.97%) Mule
10 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
11 9 (15.52%) JIRA
11 9 (15.52%) Degree
11 9 (15.52%) Change Management
12 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
12 8 (13.79%) ITIL
12 8 (13.79%) Python
12 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
12 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
12 8 (13.79%) Coaching
12 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (12.07%) Change Control
13 7 (12.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (12.07%) Requirements Management
13 7 (12.07%) V-Model

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (27.59%) Apache ServiceMix
1 16 (27.59%) JBoss
2 11 (18.97%) Mule
3 7 (12.07%) Apache
4 3 (5.17%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.45%) nginx
6 1 (1.72%) Confluence
6 1 (1.72%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Project
2 3 (5.17%) Simulink
3 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.17%) GitHub
3 2 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Profibus
1 1 (1.72%) SMS
1 1 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) CouchDB
2 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.72%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.52%) JIRA
3 7 (12.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.90%) Subversion
5 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.45%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.72%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.17%) Electronics
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Developer
2 9 (15.52%) MuleSoft Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Architect
4 6 (10.34%) MuleSoft Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Release Manager
4 6 (10.34%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Category Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Procurement Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Configuration Manager
7 3 (5.17%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Release and Configuration Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.45%) DBA
8 2 (3.45%) Environment And Release Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Environment Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) JSON
1 15 (25.86%) RESTful
2 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.45%) Laravel
2 2 (3.45%) Symfony
2 2 (3.45%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) FMCG
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Continuous Integration
2 27 (46.55%) DevOps
3 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (37.93%) Configuration Management
5 19 (32.76%) OO
6 16 (27.59%) Open Source
7 15 (25.86%) API Development
8 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (15.52%) Change Management
10 8 (13.79%) Coaching
10 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (13.79%) ITIL
10 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
10 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
10 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
11 7 (12.07%) Change Control
11 7 (12.07%) Requirements Management
11 7 (12.07%) Service Management
11 7 (12.07%) V-Model
12 6 (10.34%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) Java
2 8 (13.79%) Python
3 7 (12.07%) SQL
4 6 (10.34%) Perl
5 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.17%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) ISEB
2 3 (5.17%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.17%) PMP
3 2 (3.45%) APMP
3 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) IEC 61508
2 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (6.90%) Puppet
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
3 2 (3.45%) Ansible
4 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) MuleSoft
2 6 (10.34%) WSO2
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Sun
3 2 (3.45%) Zend
4 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.72%) Citrix
4 1 (1.72%) Coverity
4 1 (1.72%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.72%) InterSystems
4 1 (1.72%) MEDITECH
4 1 (1.72%) Orchard