The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 72 61 67
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.75% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.80% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£425 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £388 £410
% change year-on-year
+6.12% -5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
908 751 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.46% 93.64% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 392 293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 61 48
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% -52.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £9.00 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 Manager within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 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
Knutsford -8 2 £425 -7.60%
Release Manager
North West

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Banking
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) RUP
3 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Sybase
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) PMI
3 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) CMMI
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Demand Management
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PMI
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Release Management
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) RUP
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) CMMI
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Demand Management
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Sybase
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow