The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 118 110 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.15% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate £375 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £475 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £408
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Release Manager
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2368 2041 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.08% 92.39% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1326 1140 1018
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 176 141
Average hourly rate £13.85 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £11.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Manager across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Release Manager Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 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
Birmingham - 1 £325 -
Solihull - 1 £323 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £475 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Release Management
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) QlikView
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Master Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) Local Government
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
1 2 (28.57%) QlikView
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Release Management
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Master Data Management
3 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP