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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 111 97 90
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 8 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.90% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.19% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 1
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£400 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.53% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -19.20%
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
1754 1766 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.45% 75.37% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 927 590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 137 61
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.32 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% -9.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Solihull - 2 £525 -
Shropshire -2 1 - - 1
Staffordshire -3 1 £358 -
Birmingham -8 1 £575 +4.54%
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 10 (37.04%) Finance
3 8 (29.63%) Configuration Management
3 8 (29.63%) SAP
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) Service Management
5 6 (22.22%) Change Control
6 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (18.52%) Change Management
6 5 (18.52%) SQL
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
7 4 (14.81%) Windows
7 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
7 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.81%) CMDB
8 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (11.11%) Transition Management
8 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 3 (11.11%) VMware
8 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (11.11%) ITSM
8 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (11.11%) UNIX
8 3 (11.11%) BCP

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.41%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Broadband
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (7.41%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
1 5 (18.52%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Release Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Change Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Environment Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Change and Release Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Release Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.41%) DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) WinForms
1 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.70%) JSON
1 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) CMDB
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.70%) IVR
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Solaris
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Configuration Management
3 7 (25.93%) Service Management
4 6 (22.22%) Change Control
5 5 (18.52%) Change Management
5 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
6 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.11%) Transition Management
7 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 3 (11.11%) SDLC
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) ITSM
7 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 3 (11.11%) BCP
7 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.70%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) ISO 9001
2 3 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (7.41%) Solvency II
4 1 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
1 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
1 1 (3.70%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) SAP
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Cognos
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Teradata
5 1 (3.70%) Red Gate
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