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 29 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 103 108
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 9 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.95% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.16% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
Median daily rate £338 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £383 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £460 £428
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 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 1789 2250 1927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.94% 81.91% 75.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1242 1111
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 107
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +3 6 £350 -17.64%
Staffordshire -1 1 £275 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £325 - 3
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 11 (37.93%) DevOps
2 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
2 9 (31.03%) Change Management
3 8 (27.59%) ITIL
3 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Degree
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (24.14%) Coaching
4 7 (24.14%) Line Management
5 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.69%) Supplier Management
5 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
5 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
6 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (17.24%) SQL
6 5 (17.24%) FMCG
6 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
7 4 (13.79%) Subversion
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
8 3 (10.34%) GitHub
8 3 (10.34%) Validation
8 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.34%) C
8 3 (10.34%) .NET
8 3 (10.34%) IIS
8 3 (10.34%) JIRA

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 3 (10.34%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) GitHub
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) CouchDB
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) PouchDB
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) Mocha
4 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.45%) Travis CI
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Applications Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Category Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Procurement Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Release Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Configuration Manager
3 3 (10.34%) IT Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Release Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Release and Configuration Manager
4 2 (6.90%) DBA
4 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.45%) Change Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Environment Manager
5 1 (3.45%) IT Support Manager
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Support Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) JSON
2 1 (3.45%) Node.js
2 1 (3.45%) React
2 1 (3.45%) WCF
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) FMCG
2 3 (10.34%) CMDB
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) VxWorks
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) DevOps
2 9 (31.03%) Change Management
2 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
3 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) ITIL
4 7 (24.14%) Coaching
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (24.14%) Line Management
5 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.69%) Supplier Management
6 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
8 3 (10.34%) Validation
9 2 (6.90%) Migration
9 2 (6.90%) OO
9 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Scrum
9 2 (6.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) C
3 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) ES6
4 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ECDL
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) IEC 61508
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) BMC
2 2 (6.90%) Remedy
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.45%) Coverity
3 1 (3.45%) Mapbox
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.45%) Sybase