The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 65 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.73% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate £260 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.82% -6.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.49 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.80%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
663 548 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.82% 73.46% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 253 221
Average daily rate £400 £351 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £470 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Release Management
North West

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Warrington - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (31.25%) VBA
3 5 (31.25%) MS Office
3 5 (31.25%) NHS
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
3 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Replication
6 2 (12.50%) Clustering
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (12.50%) Operations Management
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (6.25%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.25%) JSON

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.25%) JSON
1 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
1 1 (6.25%) LINQ
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
1 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) NHS
1 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
1 6 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Management
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Practice Management
4 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) VBA
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PMP
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) CA
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec
1 1 (6.25%) Cyber-Ark