The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 73 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Release Management 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.60% 0.96% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.22% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£370 £260 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -25.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £252 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £268 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £12.49 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+340.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £29.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-32.15% +6.25%
Release Management
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
813 658 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.22% 78.99% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 303 253
Average daily rate £400 £400 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Management across the Cheshire region.

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +7 3 £348 - 1
Warrington - - - -
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management.

1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) SecurID
4 1 (16.67%) Local Government
4 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Sybase
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Tomcat

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Local Government
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Environment Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Sybase
1 1 (16.67%) IBM