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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 97 91 85
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 13 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.65% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.93% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 7
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £423 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+192.85% -37.77%
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
1545 1498 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.76% 69.32% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 827 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -3 4 £323 -14.00%
Birmingham -5 3 £500 +37.93% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £475 -
Coventry -2 1 £257 -
Solihull - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (32.00%) ITIL
1 8 (32.00%) Project Management
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.00%) Change Management
3 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (20.00%) SAP
3 5 (20.00%) ISEB
3 5 (20.00%) .NET
3 5 (20.00%) Change Control
4 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.00%) Automotive
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Banking
5 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) SOA
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle
5 3 (12.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) MS Office
5 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (12.00%) Degree
5 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (8.00%) CA Clarity

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (8.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) CA Clarity
2 1 (4.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.00%) Hudson
2 1 (4.00%) Gradle
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (4.00%) Ant
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Automotive
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Analyst
1 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (16.00%) Change Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Release Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Change and Release Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Programme Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Technical Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Environment Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
1 8 (32.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (20.00%) Change Management
2 5 (20.00%) Change Control
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Service Management
4 3 (12.00%) SOA
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.00%) Groovy
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) CFEngine
1 1 (4.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) SAP
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) Perforce
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco