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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 34 43 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Release Management 16 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.50% 2.40% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 3.34% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 1
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£320 £224 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.76% -26.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £31.24 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.71% -
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
362 329 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 79.21% 71.83% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 208 71
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 £296 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £23.15 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.82% +21.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.19 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £33.62 £109.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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
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 5 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Blackpool -1 10 £350 +56.74%
Lytham St Annes +10 3 £320 +42.22%
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (36.00%) DB2
1 9 (36.00%) UNIX
1 9 (36.00%) PL/1
1 9 (36.00%) Mainframe
1 9 (36.00%) IMS/DB
1 9 (36.00%) Syncsort
2 8 (32.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (32.00%) CA Endevor
2 8 (32.00%) Aquila
2 8 (32.00%) JCL
2 8 (32.00%) IBM
2 8 (32.00%) XML
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (32.00%) Project Management
3 7 (28.00%) Change Management
3 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (16.00%) Web Services
5 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (16.00%) Open Source
5 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Finance
6 3 (12.00%) Change Control
6 3 (12.00%) C
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL
7 2 (8.00%) CMMI
7 2 (8.00%) Line Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) DB2
1 9 (36.00%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Maven
1 2 (8.00%) Subversion
1 2 (8.00%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Release Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Release Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Office Support
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Planning Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (32.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (16.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (32.00%) Project Management
2 7 (28.00%) Change Management
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) Change Control
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) CMMI
6 2 (8.00%) Line Management
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.00%) Service Management
7 1 (4.00%) Process Management
7 1 (4.00%) ITSM
7 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) PL/1
2 8 (32.00%) JCL
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Syncsort
2 8 (32.00%) Aquila
2 8 (32.00%) IBM
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) EMC