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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
England / West Midlands
Rank 104 106 97
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Release Management 19 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.41% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.51% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 9
Median daily rate £425 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £333 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £31.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -33.68%

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
1892 1954 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.03% 81.08% 72.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 1066 935
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 65 96
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £11.08 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Coventry - 7 £500 - 1
Warwickshire 0 3 £425 -
Staffordshire - 3 £363 -
Birmingham 0 1 £320 -8.71%
Solihull -5 1 - -
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 12 (36.36%) DevOps
2 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (24.24%) Degree
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) Coaching
4 7 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (21.21%) ITIL
4 7 (21.21%) Change Management
4 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
5 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 6 (18.18%) Line Management
6 5 (15.15%) Windows
6 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.15%) Service Management
6 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
6 5 (15.15%) FMCG
7 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.12%) Puppet
7 4 (12.12%) Subversion
7 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
7 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (9.09%) User Stories
8 3 (9.09%) GitHub

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 3 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.06%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.03%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) GitHub
2 3 (9.09%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Profibus
1 1 (3.03%) SMS
1 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) CouchDB
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
1 4 (12.12%) Subversion
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Release Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Applications Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Category Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Developer
2 4 (12.12%) Procurement Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
3 3 (9.09%) DBA
3 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Release and Configuration Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Environment And Release Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Environment Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (6.06%) PHP Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.03%) ICT Support
5 1 (3.03%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
1 2 (6.06%) Laravel
1 2 (6.06%) Symfony
1 2 (6.06%) Yii
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) FMCG
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) CMDB
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) VxWorks
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) DevOps
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 8 (24.24%) Coaching
4 7 (21.21%) Change Management
4 7 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (21.21%) ITIL
5 6 (18.18%) Line Management
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
6 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
6 5 (15.15%) Service Management
7 3 (9.09%) ITSM
7 3 (9.09%) MVC
7 3 (9.09%) OO
7 3 (9.09%) Scrum
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) C
4 2 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) PHP
4 2 (6.06%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) APMP
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
3 2 (6.06%) Ansible
3 2 (6.06%) SCOM
4 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Sun
2 2 (6.06%) Zend
3 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) Coverity
3 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.03%) Orchard