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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 119 116 98
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing Release Management 23 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.25% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.33% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 14
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £367 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £491 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £20.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+66.32% -31.35%
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
2458 1806 1816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.96% 76.33% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1480 1126 969
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 133
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Staffordshire +7 8 £450 +25.87%
Birmingham - 7 £495 - 2
Shropshire -30 3 - -
Coventry - 1 £438 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £650 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 20 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (38.00%) Java
4 15 (30.00%) DevOps
5 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
5 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (22.00%) Scrum
7 10 (20.00%) JIRA
7 10 (20.00%) .NET
7 10 (20.00%) ITIL
7 10 (20.00%) Windows
8 9 (18.00%) SQL
8 9 (18.00%) RESTful
8 9 (18.00%) Open Source
9 8 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
9 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
9 8 (16.00%) Python
9 8 (16.00%) XML
9 8 (16.00%) C#
10 7 (14.00%) Oracle
10 7 (14.00%) Unix
10 7 (14.00%) OO
10 7 (14.00%) JBoss
10 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (14.00%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (14.00%) ISEB
10 7 (14.00%) Red Hat

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 7 (14.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 7 (14.00%) Confluence
1 7 (14.00%) JBoss
2 5 (10.00%) Mule
3 3 (6.00%) Apache
3 3 (6.00%) IIS
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.00%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) MS Project
3 1 (2.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.00%) GitHub
3 3 (6.00%) IaaS
3 3 (6.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Intranet
1 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (14.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (14.00%) Hadoop
2 7 (14.00%) Pentaho
3 3 (6.00%) QlikView
4 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.00%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (2.00%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) JIRA
2 8 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (12.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
4 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.00%) GoCD
6 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Local Government
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Environment Manager
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Release Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Agile Tester
4 4 (8.00%) Hadoop Tester
4 4 (8.00%) MuleSoft Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Tester
5 3 (6.00%) Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Developer
5 3 (6.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) DevOps Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) Environment And Release Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Implementation Manager
5 3 (6.00%) MuleSoft Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) .NET
2 9 (18.00%) RESTful
3 8 (16.00%) XML
4 7 (14.00%) JSON
5 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 2 (4.00%) WCF
5 2 (4.00%) Web Services
5 2 (4.00%) XSD
5 2 (4.00%) XSLT
6 1 (2.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.00%) EDI
6 1 (2.00%) HTML
6 1 (2.00%) Middleware
6 1 (2.00%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) FMCG
3 1 (2.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Unix
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 20 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (30.00%) DevOps
4 11 (22.00%) Scrum
5 10 (20.00%) ITIL
6 9 (18.00%) Open Source
7 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (14.00%) Analytics
8 7 (14.00%) API Development
8 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (14.00%) Data Analytics
8 7 (14.00%) OO
8 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (12.00%) Project Management
9 6 (12.00%) TDD
10 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 5 (10.00%) SDLC
10 5 (10.00%) SOA
10 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) Java
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 8 (16.00%) C#
3 8 (16.00%) Python
4 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.00%) Perl
5 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.00%) Ruby
6 2 (4.00%) XAML
7 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) ISEB
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.00%) APMP
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.00%) PMP
3 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.00%) IEC 61508
3 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.00%) Terraform
3 2 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) MuleSoft
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 7 (14.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.00%) Cloudera
3 3 (6.00%) WSO2
4 2 (4.00%) Mercator
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Infor
5 1 (2.00%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.00%) MEDITECH
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £496.15 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago