The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 40 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Release Management 8 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.08% 2.05% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.53% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.47 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -19.20%
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 Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
312 397 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.04% 81.52% 59.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 226 69
Average daily rate £385 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £281 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 18
Average hourly rate £21.91 £23.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £52.50 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Lancashire region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 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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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
Blackpool +8 8 £363 -3.65%
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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%) Change Management
1 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) Web Services
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Open Source
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) Change Control
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) UNIX
6 2 (11.76%) Windows
6 2 (11.76%) IBM
6 2 (11.76%) XML
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) DB2
6 2 (11.76%) JCL
6 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
6 2 (11.76%) C
6 2 (11.76%) PL/1
6 2 (11.76%) CMMI
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) Aquila
6 2 (11.76%) StarTeam
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Subversion

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) DB2
1 2 (11.76%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
1 2 (11.76%) Maven
1 2 (11.76%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Release Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Release Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Change Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Office Support
4 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Planning Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Change and Release Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Change Management
1 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Open Source
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Change Control
6 2 (11.76%) Line Management
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) CMMI
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management
7 1 (5.88%) Process Management
7 1 (5.88%) ITSM
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) PL/1
1 2 (11.76%) JCL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) Aquila
1 2 (11.76%) Syncsort
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) AppSense