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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 49 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 14 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.76% 0.65% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 0.88% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
582 568 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.02% 74.05% 63.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 249 300
Average daily rate £385 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.55% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 27
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.03 £37.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% -7.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.84 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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
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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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 5 £320 +220.00%
Knutsford +7 2 - -
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) VB
4 5 (23.81%) ISEB
4 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
5 4 (19.05%) NHS
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) UNIX
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
5 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (19.05%) Change Control
5 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Change Management
6 3 (14.29%) Firewall
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
6 3 (14.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 3 (14.29%) Web Development

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (9.52%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
1 2 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) ArcSDE
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.76%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
1 3 (14.29%) Wireless
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 3 (14.29%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.52%) MS Access
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (9.52%) MSTest
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.76%) GIS Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
1 4 (19.05%) NHS
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) SUSE
4 2 (9.52%) HPUX
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 4 (19.05%) Change Control
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Web Development
4 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 3 (14.29%) Product Management
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
5 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
5 2 (9.52%) SOA
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) VB
2 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) PMP
3 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (9.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (14.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) CA
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) ESRI