The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 105 92 97
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Release Management 13 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.55% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.83% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
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£450 £250 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -29.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £393 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1779 1330 1528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.61% 66.80% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 673 735
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 58 70
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Release Management
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -5 3 £444 +77.50% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) Project Management
3 10 (27.03%) Change Management
3 10 (27.03%) SAP
4 7 (18.92%) Windows
4 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
4 7 (18.92%) Change Control
5 6 (16.22%) Finance
5 6 (16.22%) Migration
5 6 (16.22%) Oracle
6 5 (13.51%) Linux
6 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (13.51%) Subversion
6 5 (13.51%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (10.81%) QA
7 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
7 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) Banking
7 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
7 4 (10.81%) NHS
7 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.81%) UNIX
7 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
8 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
8 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (8.11%) TRIRIGA

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 3 (8.11%) SAS
2 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Integration
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 2 (5.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) FTP
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.70%) Hudson
2 1 (2.70%) Gradle
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) Ant
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.70%) Maven
2 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Front Office
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Release Manager
2 10 (27.03%) Project Manager
3 7 (18.92%) Change Manager
3 7 (18.92%) SAP Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Change and Release Manager
5 5 (13.51%) SAP Change Manager
6 4 (10.81%) Configuration Manager
6 4 (10.81%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 4 (10.81%) SAP Release Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) DBA
7 3 (8.11%) Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) SQL DBA
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.41%) SAP Test Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
8 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.81%) NHS
2 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.11%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 4 (10.81%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows NT
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.70%) HPUX
5 1 (2.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) Project Management
3 10 (27.03%) Change Management
4 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
4 7 (18.92%) Change Control
5 6 (16.22%) Migration
6 5 (13.51%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
7 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
8 3 (8.11%) CRM
8 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
8 3 (8.11%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
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%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (2.70%) Python
3 1 (2.70%) Groovy
3 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.41%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
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%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) CFEngine
2 1 (2.70%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.70%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) SAP
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Sybase
3 3 (8.11%) BMC
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Cognos
5 1 (2.70%) hybris
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.70%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Perforce
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