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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 40 33 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Release Management 7 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.58% 3.50% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 4.36% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 5
Median daily rate £525 £320 £224
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.06% +42.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £287 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £395 £235
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £31.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+98.16% -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
330 367 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 74.66% 80.31% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 228 215
Median daily rate £408 £385 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.84% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 39 27
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +59.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £20.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.33 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Preston - 3 £525 -
Blackpool -8 2 £478 +36.42%
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) Change Management
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
3 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (62.50%) Information Security
3 5 (62.50%) Information Management
3 5 (62.50%) Portfolio Management
3 5 (62.50%) Data Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) Software Licensing
3 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Licensing
4 4 (50.00%) Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
6 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) CRM
6 2 (25.00%) ERP
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
7 1 (12.50%) Unix
7 1 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) AIX
7 1 (12.50%) Solaris
7 1 (12.50%) Tuxedo
7 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
7 1 (12.50%) C
7 1 (12.50%) 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 1 (12.50%) AquaLogic
1 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Tuxedo
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) OpenText MBPM
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) AIX Specialist
1 1 (12.50%) Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Head of Business Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Head of Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) Head of Project Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) Head of Projects
1 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (12.50%) IT Director
1 1 (12.50%) Management Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Senior Programme Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris Specialist
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Licensing
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) OS/390
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Change Management
2 5 (62.50%) Data Architecture
2 5 (62.50%) Information Management
2 5 (62.50%) Information Security
2 5 (62.50%) Portfolio Management
2 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) Software Licensing
2 5 (62.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
5 2 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Axway
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Sun