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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 68 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 12 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.13% 1.08% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.44% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
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£425 £330 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £320 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £340 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -28.23%
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
879 625 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.46% 75.03% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 338 300
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.55 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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 -4 4 £425 +32.81%
Warrington -12 3 £500 +56.25%
Knutsford -4 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (40.00%) ITIL
1 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Change Management
4 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Local Government
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (20.00%) Coaching
6 3 (15.00%) Kanban
6 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
6 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) PMI
6 3 (15.00%) PMI Certification
6 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (10.00%) Incident Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.00%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (35.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Local Government
3 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Release Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Coach
3 3 (15.00%) Senior ICT Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Test Environment Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PMI
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.00%) SecurID
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
1 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (30.00%) Change Management
3 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (20.00%) Coaching
4 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (20.00%) Service Management
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Kanban
5 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Sybase
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) CA
2 1 (5.00%) Sage
2 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow