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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 113 88
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.46% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.57% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 13
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £335 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £416
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.15%

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
1906 2121 1592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.45% 81.86% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1214 1205 921
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 47 102
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £39.00 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Birmingham +2 4 £325 -7.14%
Coventry -11 2 £450 - 1
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
Warwickshire - 1 £325 - 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 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%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 8 (24.24%) Coaching
4 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) Change Management
4 7 (21.21%) Degree
4 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
5 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 6 (18.18%) Line Management
6 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
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%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.12%) OO
7 4 (12.12%) Windows
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
7 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
7 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment

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%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.03%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) CouchDB
2 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
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%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Developer
1 5 (15.15%) Release Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Applications Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Category Manager
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%) SQL DBA
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%) Release Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Release Management Support
5 1 (3.03%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.06%) Laravel
2 2 (6.06%) Symfony
2 2 (6.06%) Yii
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 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%) CMDB
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) VxWorks
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) DevOps
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) Coaching
3 8 (24.24%) ITIL
4 7 (21.21%) Change Management
5 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (18.18%) Line Management
5 6 (18.18%) Supplier Management
6 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
7 4 (12.12%) OO
7 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (9.09%) MVC
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) Service Management
8 3 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) C
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%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) IEC 61508
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) Ansible
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Zend
3 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.03%) BMC
3 1 (3.03%) Coverity
3 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.03%) Remedy
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Sun
3 1 (3.03%) Sybase