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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 119 118 90
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing Release Management 23 6 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.24% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.31% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 14
Median daily rate £438 £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £20.59 £31.49
% change year-on-year
+74.82% -34.59%
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
2325 1909 1755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.64% 76.54% 75.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1191 925
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 88 112
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -20.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire -26 8 - -
Birmingham - 6 £400 - 2
Staffordshire +11 5 £450 +25.87%
Coventry - 1 £438 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £650 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
3 13 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 12 (30.77%) Java
5 11 (28.21%) .NET
5 11 (28.21%) Windows
6 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 10 (25.64%) Scrum
6 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (23.08%) ITIL
8 8 (20.51%) C#
8 8 (20.51%) XML
8 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (20.51%) DevOps
9 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
9 7 (17.95%) Pentaho
9 7 (17.95%) Hadoop
9 7 (17.95%) Confluence
9 7 (17.95%) Waterfall
9 7 (17.95%) Data Analytics
9 7 (17.95%) Analytics
9 7 (17.95%) JIRA
9 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
9 7 (17.95%) Oracle
9 7 (17.95%) Unix
9 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (17.95%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (17.95%) Red Hat

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 7 (17.95%) Confluence
2 4 (10.26%) IIS
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.82%) GitHub
3 3 (7.69%) IaaS
3 3 (7.69%) Office 365
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Intranet
1 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (17.95%) Hadoop
2 7 (17.95%) Pentaho
3 3 (7.69%) QlikView
4 2 (5.13%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (17.95%) JIRA
3 6 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (15.38%) TeamCity
4 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
4 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Local Government
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Environment Manager
2 7 (17.95%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Release Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Agile Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Hadoop Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) DevOps Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Environment And Release Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.13%) RESTful
3 2 (5.13%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) WCF
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) XSD
3 2 (5.13%) XSLT
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) EDI
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) Middleware
4 1 (2.56%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) FMCG
3 1 (2.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Unix
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.82%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (25.64%) Scrum
4 9 (23.08%) ITIL
5 8 (20.51%) DevOps
6 7 (17.95%) Analytics
6 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (17.95%) Data Analytics
6 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
6 7 (17.95%) Waterfall
7 6 (15.38%) Project Management
7 6 (15.38%) TDD
8 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
8 5 (12.82%) SDLC
8 5 (12.82%) SOA
8 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Coaching
9 4 (10.26%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) C#
4 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
4 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
4 5 (12.82%) Python
5 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.69%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) XAML
7 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.69%) Terraform
3 2 (5.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle
2 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.69%) Cloudera
4 2 (5.13%) Mercator
5 1 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) Infor