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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 71 67
Contract jobs citing Release Management 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.43% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%

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
390 700 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 79.11% 79.46% 80.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 452 345
Median daily rate £400 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 31
Median hourly rate £20.33 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Release Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Lumension
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec
1 1 (25.00%) VMware