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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 107 105 95
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.47% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.65% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -28.23%
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
1854 1839 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.55% 72.63% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1108 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Birmingham +7 3 £563 +32.35% 3
Coventry -1 2 £175 -
Herefordshire - 1 £425 -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) ITSM
4 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (18.75%) Change Control
5 3 (18.75%) CMDB
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
5 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) Cognos
6 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (12.50%) EAI
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) SAS

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (12.50%) SAS
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Release Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
2 2 (12.50%) Development Team Leader
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Environment Manager
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Team Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Web Team Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Service Operations Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) IT Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Operations Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) WinForms
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) CMDB
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) ITSM
4 4 (25.00%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (18.75%) Change Control
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Information Security
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) EAI
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 2 (12.50%) BPMN
6 2 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
2 2 (12.50%) COBIT
2 2 (12.50%) Solvency II
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
1 1 (6.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Cognos
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint