The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Release Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 65 76 69
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.95%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 -
Release Manager
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
697 1018 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.07% 95.50% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 656 422
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 43 64
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.69 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £33.00 £36.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Release Manager in the job title.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Manager across the Cheshire region.

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
1 2 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) CMake
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Gradle
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (25.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (25.00%) WiX
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux

Release Manager Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) CMake
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Gradle
1 1 (25.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) WiX
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VirtualBox
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) VMware