Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 164 152
Rank change year-on-year +25 -12 +3
Contract jobs citing Release Management 45 56 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.90% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.09% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 9
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £459 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.03% +14.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £286 £313 £313
90th Percentile £500 £563 £583
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £26.05 £32.40 £19.50
% change year-on-year -19.59% +66.15% -40.00%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3977 5160 3939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.01% 83.05% 79.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2539 3087 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 136 176
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +24 19 - - 1
Birmingham +2 8 £500 +0.78%
Coventry +23 7 £425 -15.00% 1
Solihull +6 3 £400 - 1
Warwickshire -2 3 £425 +19.30%
Herefordshire +1 1 - -
Staffordshire -4 1 - -
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (53.33%) Windows
3 23 (51.11%) VMware
3 23 (51.11%) PowerShell
4 22 (48.89%) Migration
4 22 (48.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (42.22%) QA
6 18 (40.00%) WMI
6 18 (40.00%) Application Packaging
6 18 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (40.00%) SCCM
6 18 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 18 (40.00%) MSI
6 18 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (40.00%) VBScript
6 18 (40.00%) WSH
6 18 (40.00%) Windows 10
6 18 (40.00%) Application Discovery
7 9 (20.00%) Change Management
8 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
9 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
9 7 (15.56%) DevOps
10 6 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.33%) Backup Exec
11 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (11.11%) Node.js
11 5 (11.11%) Mocha
11 5 (11.11%) SAN

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 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Confluence
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) IaaS
2 2 (4.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) SAN
2 3 (6.67%) Network Security
3 2 (4.44%) MPLS
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) LAN
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) GIS
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) MSI
2 5 (11.11%) Mocha
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.22%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Applications Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Application Integration Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Applications Packager
4 6 (13.33%) Applications Support
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Node.js Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (6.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) PowerShell Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Release Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) WSH
2 5 (11.11%) Node.js
3 3 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.22%) J2EE
4 1 (2.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 18 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 18 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.89%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Android
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Unix
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Migration
2 18 (40.00%) Application Discovery
2 18 (40.00%) Application Packaging
3 9 (20.00%) Change Management
4 7 (15.56%) DevOps
5 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) ITIL
6 4 (8.89%) Scrum
7 3 (6.67%) Coaching
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.67%) Kanban
7 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.44%) SDLC
8 2 (4.44%) Time Management
8 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) PowerShell
2 18 (40.00%) VBScript
3 2 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) MCSA
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (42.22%) QA
2 5 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
4 6 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (40.00%) SCCM
1 18 (40.00%) WMI
2 6 (13.33%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.67%) Stealthwatch
3 3 (6.67%) WSUS
4 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (51.11%) VMware
3 5 (11.11%) Symantec
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco
5 3 (6.67%) ArcSight
5 3 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) McAfee
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.22%) Capita
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) F5
7 1 (2.22%) hybris
7 1 (2.22%) SAP