Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 89 79
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 +4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 8 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.50% 0.99% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.22% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £496 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% +4.45% +18.75%
10th Percentile £268 £442 £365
90th Percentile £523 £607 £601
West Midlands median daily rate £417 £459 £400
% change year-on-year -9.00% +14.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1298 1227 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.23% 81.20% 75.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 786 661
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £228
90th Percentile £526 £550 £501
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.81 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £32.10 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.67 £20.00
% change year-on-year +33.94% -6.68% -

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Birmingham over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Birmingham

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 5 (62.50%) Change Management
1 5 (62.50%) Mocha
1 5 (62.50%) Node.js
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) SaaS
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Capita
3 1 (12.50%) Derivative

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Mocha
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Node.js Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Market Making
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) SEPA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Capita
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) F5
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle