The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 124 111
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 12 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.73% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.89% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 4
Median daily rate £400 £444 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.85% +10.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £390 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £619 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £399
% change year-on-year +12.66% -6.01%  
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3944 5496 3947
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 123 224
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £42.90 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in the West Midlands

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in the West Midlands

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in the West Midlands

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in the West Midlands

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +14 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Coventry +18 4 £400 -8.57%
Shropshire +13 3 - - 1
Release Management
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) CMDB
2 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
5 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 3 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (14.29%) Fat Client
5 3 (14.29%) Kanban
5 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Workflow
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) Web Services
5 3 (14.29%) BMC
5 3 (14.29%) Thin Client
5 3 (14.29%) Remedy
5 3 (14.29%) Windows

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
1 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) IaaS
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) CouchDB
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) PouchDB
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Mocha
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Travis CI
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Automotive
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Games
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Release Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Category Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.76%) DBA
6 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Release Coordinator
6 1 (4.76%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Trainer
6 1 (4.76%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) CSS3
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) Node.js
3 1 (4.76%) React
3 1 (4.76%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (28.57%) CMDB
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 3 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) e-Learning
4 1 (4.76%) FMCG
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 3 (14.29%) Kanban
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 3 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (14.29%) Workflow
6 2 (9.52%) API Development
6 2 (9.52%) API Integration
6 2 (9.52%) Coaching
6 2 (9.52%) Line Management
6 2 (9.52%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) ES6
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) MCSA
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ECDL
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) BMC
2 3 (14.29%) Remedy
2 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) hybris
4 1 (4.76%) Mapbox
4 1 (4.76%) Sybase