The first table below looks at the demand for the Release Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 110 99 99
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 8 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.20% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.22% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £410 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.48% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £52.50
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2223 1825 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.73% 91.66% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 891 967
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 132 137
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.48 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Release Manager
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Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Release Manager
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 Manager across the West Midlands region.

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Release Manager
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 Manager across the West Midlands region.

Release Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Release Manager
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 Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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Warwickshire - 1 - -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title.

1 13 (72.22%) Release Management
2 9 (50.00%) Change Management
3 8 (44.44%) SAP
4 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) Change Control
5 4 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
5 4 (22.22%) Time Management
5 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Subversion
6 3 (16.67%) SAS
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 2 (11.11%) Cognos
7 2 (11.11%) C
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (11.11%) SaaS
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
8 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) QA
8 1 (5.56%) Fund Management
8 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Corporate Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Release Management
2 9 (50.00%) Change Management
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) Change Control
4 4 (22.22%) SAP Implementation
4 4 (22.22%) Time Management
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
6 1 (5.56%) Fund Management
6 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management
6 1 (5.56%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) Cognos
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle