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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank - - 108
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 - £32.50
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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
2285 2363 1938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.66% 91.41% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1201 1013
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 166 130
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 2 (40.00%) Automotive
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos
2 2 (40.00%) SAS
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Solvency II
2 2 (40.00%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) SAS
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Automotive
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) Cognos