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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 58 55 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Release Management 12 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.22% 1.52% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.06% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
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£425 £320 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +50.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £245 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £354 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £368 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.84% -8.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+40.83% -25.00%
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
800 583 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.63% 73.70% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 311 242
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 24
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Warrington -2 3 £500 +56.25%
Knutsford -3 3 £425 -
Chester -8 3 £425 +32.81%
Macclesfield - 1 £350 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (47.06%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
3 5 (29.41%) Change Management
4 4 (23.53%) Service Management
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Local Government
4 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
4 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
4 4 (23.53%) Coaching
5 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
5 3 (17.65%) Kanban
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
5 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE
6 2 (11.76%) CMMI
6 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.76%) RUP
6 2 (11.76%) ERP
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (11.76%) PMI
6 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Local Government
3 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Release Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Coach
3 2 (11.76%) Senior ICT Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) ICT Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Environment Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (5.88%) ICT Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) PMI
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.88%) SecurID
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) CMDB
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
3 5 (29.41%) Change Management
4 4 (23.53%) Service Management
4 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
4 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
4 4 (23.53%) Coaching
5 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
5 3 (17.65%) Kanban
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) CMMI
6 2 (11.76%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Sybase
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) CA
2 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow