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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 109 89 84
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing Release Management 15 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 1.00% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.42% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
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£375 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £655 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £384
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.71% -
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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
1952 1696 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.46% 70.96% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 885 605
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 99 91
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
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 24 April 2015. 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 -4 3 - - 3
Staffordshire -13 2 £358 - 2
Coventry - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £375 -
Herefordshire - 1 £425 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (39.39%) ITIL
2 12 (36.36%) SAP
3 10 (30.30%) Service Management
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 8 (24.24%) Finance
4 8 (24.24%) Change Control
5 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 6 (18.18%) Change Management
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.12%) MS Office
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (12.12%) BCP
7 4 (12.12%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (12.12%) Transition Management
8 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.09%) Degree
8 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 3 (9.09%) SQL
8 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 3 (9.09%) MS Project
8 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (9.09%) Windows
8 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
9 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.06%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Project
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco ICM
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Consultant
1 5 (15.15%) Analyst
1 5 (15.15%) Release Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Change Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Change Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Change and Release Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Release Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.06%) DBA
4 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.06%) Environment Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Change and Release Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Software Development Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Senior SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) JSON
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) WinForms
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) CMDB
2 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) IVR
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) UNIX
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) ITIL
2 10 (30.30%) Service Management
3 8 (24.24%) Project Management
3 8 (24.24%) Change Control
4 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) Migration
5 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.12%) BCP
5 4 (12.12%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (12.12%) Transition Management
6 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.06%) ITSM
7 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.06%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) VB
2 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
1 1 (3.03%) SCSM
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) SCOM
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) SAP
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Remedy
4 1 (3.03%) Teradata
4 1 (3.03%) Red Gate
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
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