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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 66 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.78% 0.74% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £34.25 £20.59
% change year-on-year -42.59% +66.32%  

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 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 468 372
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) CMDB
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) Remedy
3 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) BMC
3 3 (27.27%) Thin Client
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (27.27%) Fat Client
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow Development
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) User Experience
4 2 (18.18%) API Development
4 2 (18.18%) API Integration
4 2 (18.18%) CSS3
4 2 (18.18%) Bitbucket
4 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) Use Case
4 2 (18.18%) SQL

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 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) CouchDB
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) PouchDB
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Bitbucket
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Mocha
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Travis CI
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Release Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
4 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Change Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Release Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Release Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Release Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) CSS3
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (9.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) CMDB
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Fat Client
2 3 (27.27%) Thin Client
3 2 (18.18%) User Experience
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (27.27%) Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) API Development
4 2 (18.18%) API Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) Use Case
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow Development
5 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 1 (9.09%) Process Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Service Design
5 1 (9.09%) SOLID
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) ES6
3 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) BMC
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) Remedy
1 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
2 1 (9.09%) Mapbox
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Sybase