The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Release Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Release Management
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 52 56
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 6 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.97% 0.60% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.74% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Median daily rate £350 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  

Release Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 502 544 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.84% 81.07% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 342 368
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Birmingham

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Release Management in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Birmingham

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Birmingham

Release Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) CMDB
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) BMC
3 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Remedy
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) SOLID
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (14.29%) PouchDB
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) ES6
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (14.29%) Travis CI
4 1 (14.29%) Mapbox
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) CouchDB
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) PouchDB
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Mocha
2 1 (14.29%) Travis CI
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Release Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Change Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
4 1 (14.29%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Release Coordinator
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) React
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) CMDB
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Fat Client
2 2 (28.57%) Thin Client
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (28.57%) SOLID
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Planning Poker
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) ES6
2 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) BMC
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) Mapbox
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 1 (14.29%) Sybase