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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 116 98 96
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 12 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.57% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.84% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £413 £642
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £379
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-28.23% -5.55%
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
1825 1424 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.49% 67.14% 68.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 743 802
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 63 75
Average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.40 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 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 2 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 -3 2 £425 +70.00% 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
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England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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 13 (32.50%) Project Management
2 12 (30.00%) ITIL
3 9 (22.50%) Change Management
4 8 (20.00%) SAP
5 7 (17.50%) Windows
5 7 (17.50%) Finance
5 7 (17.50%) Change Control
6 6 (15.00%) Migration
6 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (15.00%) Oracle
7 5 (12.50%) Linux
7 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.50%) Subversion
7 5 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
8 4 (10.00%) QA
8 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (10.00%) Banking
8 4 (10.00%) NHS
8 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.00%) ISEB
8 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
8 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.00%) UNIX
8 4 (10.00%) SOA
8 4 (10.00%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 (7.50%) IIS
1 3 (7.50%) SAS
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Project
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (2.50%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Subversion
2 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.50%) Ant
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
3 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.50%) Hudson
3 1 (2.50%) Gradle
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Ivy
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Front Office
5 1 (2.50%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Release Manager
2 12 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 7 (17.50%) Change Manager
4 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Change and Release Manager
5 5 (12.50%) SAP Manager
5 5 (12.50%) SAP Change Manager
6 4 (10.00%) SAP Release Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) DBA
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) SQL DBA
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
8 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (5.00%) Service Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) NHS
1 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.50%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (5.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.50%) HPUX
5 1 (2.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Project Management
2 12 (30.00%) ITIL
3 9 (22.50%) Change Management
4 7 (17.50%) Change Control
5 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (15.00%) Migration
5 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.00%) SOA
8 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.50%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
9 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) C
1 3 (7.50%) C#
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
1 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
1 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.50%) Ruby
3 1 (2.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) MOM
1 3 (7.50%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (7.50%) Control-M
1 3 (7.50%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) CFEngine
2 1 (2.50%) Cobbler
2 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) SAP
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) Sybase
4 3 (7.50%) BMC
5 2 (5.00%) Cognos
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.50%) Perforce
6 1 (2.50%) HP