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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 65 69 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Release Management 4 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 0.55% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.71% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
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- £425 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +110.00%
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
608 704 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.72% 77.11% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 315 325
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 53 14
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington -11 3 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 2
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (31.25%) VB
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (25.00%) Change Control
4 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
5 3 (18.75%) Web Development
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
5 3 (18.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) SCCM
5 3 (18.75%) MSTest
5 3 (18.75%) Product Management
5 3 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (18.75%) Symantec
5 3 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.25%) ArcGIS
2 1 (6.25%) ArcSDE
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) Wireless
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
1 3 (18.75%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) MS Access
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) MSTest
2 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) GIS Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
2 1 (6.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) HPUX
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Change Control
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
4 3 (18.75%) Product Management
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) VB
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (12.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) PMP
3 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (18.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec
2 3 (18.75%) CA
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 2 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Capita
4 1 (6.25%) ESRI
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix