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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 110 94 95
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Release Management 12 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.03% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £315 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -27.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £455 £631
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +69.35%
Release Management
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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
1783 1455 1601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.49% 68.79% 69.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 777 822
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 58 95
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Birmingham -7 2 £338 +35.00% 1
Warwickshire -7 1 - - 1
Coventry -10 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 12 (32.43%) Project Management
2 11 (29.73%) ITIL
3 8 (21.62%) Change Management
3 8 (21.62%) SAP
4 7 (18.92%) Windows
5 6 (16.22%) Finance
6 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (13.51%) Migration
6 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
6 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.51%) Banking
6 5 (13.51%) SAP Implementation
6 5 (13.51%) Change Control
7 4 (10.81%) QA
7 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.81%) ISEB
7 4 (10.81%) Linux
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 4 (10.81%) .NET
7 4 (10.81%) UNIX
7 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
7 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.11%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
8 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (8.11%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (2.70%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.41%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Maven
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.70%) Hudson
3 1 (2.70%) Gradle
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.70%) Ant
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Automotive
4 2 (5.41%) Front Office
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Project Manager
2 9 (24.32%) Release Manager
3 7 (18.92%) Change Manager
4 6 (16.22%) SAP Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Change and Release Manager
5 5 (13.51%) SAP Change Manager
5 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) SAP Release Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) SQL DBA
7 3 (8.11%) DBA
7 3 (8.11%) Service Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.11%) NHS
4 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) UNIX
3 2 (5.41%) Windows NT
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Project Management
2 11 (29.73%) ITIL
3 8 (21.62%) Change Management
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.51%) SAP Implementation
4 5 (13.51%) Change Control
5 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.11%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.11%) SOA
6 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (5.41%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) C
1 3 (8.11%) C#
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
1 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) Ruby
3 1 (2.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) MOM
1 3 (8.11%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (8.11%) Control-M
1 3 (8.11%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) CFEngine
2 1 (2.70%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) SAP
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Sybase
3 3 (8.11%) BMC
4 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.70%) Perforce
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