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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 101 114 93
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Contract jobs citing Release Management 33 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 0.49% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.65% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 9
Average daily rate £434 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.93% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £348 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £423 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+98.16% -32.71%
Release Management
England

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
2337 2009 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.17% 75.07% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1299 1194 934
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 101 99
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £14.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire -20 9 - -
Staffordshire +18 7 £450 +25.87% 1
Birmingham +6 6 £400 - 2
Coventry +2 6 £456 - 4
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Worcestershire - 1 £650 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.23%) Configuration Management
3 13 (30.23%) Windows
4 12 (27.91%) Java
5 11 (25.58%) .NET
6 10 (23.26%) SQL
6 10 (23.26%) Scrum
6 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
7 9 (20.93%) Unix
8 8 (18.60%) ITIL
8 8 (18.60%) Oracle
8 8 (18.60%) C#
8 8 (18.60%) XML
8 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (18.60%) DevOps
9 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
9 7 (16.28%) Pentaho
9 7 (16.28%) Hadoop
9 7 (16.28%) QA
9 7 (16.28%) Confluence
9 7 (16.28%) Data Analytics
9 7 (16.28%) Analytics
9 7 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
9 7 (16.28%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (16.28%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 7 (16.28%) Confluence
2 4 (9.30%) IIS
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.65%) SAS
4 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) GitHub
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) IaaS
3 1 (2.33%) Office 365
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Intranet
2 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (16.28%) Hadoop
2 7 (16.28%) Pentaho
3 3 (6.98%) QlikView
4 2 (4.65%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (16.28%) JIRA
3 6 (13.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (13.95%) TeamCity
4 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
4 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Local Government
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Environment Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Agile Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Hadoop Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Release Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Computer Operator
7 2 (4.65%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (4.65%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Process Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) XML
3 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.65%) ISPF
3 2 (4.65%) RESTful
3 2 (4.65%) SOAP
3 2 (4.65%) WCF
3 2 (4.65%) Web Services
3 2 (4.65%) XSD
3 2 (4.65%) XSLT
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) EDI
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) Middleware
4 1 (2.33%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.63%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) FMCG
3 1 (2.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Unix
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
4 5 (11.63%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) Configuration Management
3 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (23.26%) Scrum
3 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
4 8 (18.60%) DevOps
4 8 (18.60%) ITIL
5 7 (16.28%) Analytics
5 7 (16.28%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (16.28%) Data Analytics
5 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
6 6 (13.95%) SOA
6 6 (13.95%) TDD
7 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Project Management
7 5 (11.63%) SDLC
7 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
7 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Coaching
8 4 (9.30%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Java
2 10 (23.26%) SQL
3 8 (18.60%) C#
4 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
4 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
4 5 (11.63%) Python
5 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) JCL
6 2 (4.65%) XAML
7 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (4.65%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.98%) Terraform
3 2 (4.65%) OpenView
3 2 (4.65%) Puppet
3 2 (4.65%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) Oracle
3 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.98%) Cloudera
4 3 (6.98%) VMware
5 2 (4.65%) Google
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) IBM
5 2 (4.65%) Intel
5 2 (4.65%) Lotus
5 2 (4.65%) Mercator
6 1 (2.33%) EMC
6 1 (2.33%) Infor
6 1 (2.33%) Pega
6 1 (2.33%) webMethods