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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
North West / Lancashire
Rank 26 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Release Management 15 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.70% - 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% - 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 9
Median daily rate £350 - £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%

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
224 315 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 85.17% 82.25% 81.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 227 246
Median daily rate £375 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £750 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 22
Median hourly rate £49.50 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.75% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £37.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £64.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 13 £350 -
Chorley - 1 £351 -
Preston - 1 £225 -
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 20 (90.91%) Service Management
2 19 (86.36%) ITIL
3 18 (81.82%) Linux
4 15 (68.18%) Windows
4 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
5 14 (63.64%) Windows XP
5 14 (63.64%) AIX
6 13 (59.09%) Change Management
7 12 (54.55%) Data Management
8 11 (50.00%) Tandem
8 11 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 10 (45.45%) ITSM
10 9 (40.91%) Problem Management
11 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
11 8 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (36.36%) Data Analysis
11 8 (36.36%) Unix
11 8 (36.36%) Windows 2000
11 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
11 8 (36.36%) SQL
11 8 (36.36%) IaaS
11 8 (36.36%) SaaS
11 8 (36.36%) PaaS
11 8 (36.36%) Open Source
11 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
12 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (31.82%) Regular Expression
12 7 (31.82%) VBScript
12 7 (31.82%) Java

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
1 8 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) IaaS
1 8 (36.36%) PaaS
1 8 (36.36%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) StarTeam
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Monitoring Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Operational Support Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Operations Support Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Monitoring Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Linux Support
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Unix Support
6 1 (4.55%) Unix Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Tandem
2 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Linux
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 14 (63.64%) AIX
3 14 (63.64%) Windows XP
4 8 (36.36%) Unix
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 2000
5 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (27.27%) HPUX
6 6 (27.27%) Solaris
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) VME
8 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Service Management
2 19 (86.36%) ITIL
3 13 (59.09%) Change Management
4 12 (54.55%) Data Management
5 11 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 10 (45.45%) ITSM
7 9 (40.91%) Problem Management
8 8 (36.36%) Data Analysis
8 8 (36.36%) Open Source
9 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (27.27%) DevOps
10 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
11 4 (18.18%) Security Monitoring
12 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
12 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
13 2 (9.09%) CMMI
13 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Perl
2 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 7 (31.82%) VBScript
3 6 (27.27%) Bourne shell
3 6 (27.27%) Korn
4 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (27.27%) Netcool
1 6 (27.27%) SCOM
1 6 (27.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
3 6 (27.27%) CA
3 6 (27.27%) IBM
4 5 (22.73%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) ICL
5 3 (13.64%) Fujitsu
6 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow