The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Release Management 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.53% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
322 146 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 74.19% 53.28% 65.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 69 167
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £33.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £15.00 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £75.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Release Management
North West

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chorley - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) PowerShell
2 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) Symantec
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) F5
3 8 (36.36%) IronPort
3 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) Blackberry
5 6 (27.27%) Project Management
6 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (22.73%) Service Management
6 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (13.64%) Java
7 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Kanban
8 2 (9.09%) APMP
8 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (9.09%) C
8 2 (9.09%) HP
8 2 (9.09%) ISEB
8 2 (9.09%) PMI

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Lync
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
1 1 (4.55%) IMS/DB
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Release Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Coach
4 2 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.09%) PMI
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) Service Management
2 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum
3 3 (13.64%) Kanban
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.55%) ITSM
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.55%) User Stories
4 1 (4.55%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) C
4 1 (4.55%) JCL
4 1 (4.55%) PL/1
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) APMP
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PMP
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Xen
1 1 (4.55%) XenServer
1 1 (4.55%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) CA Endevor
1 1 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 8 (36.36%) Symantec
1 8 (36.36%) F5
1 8 (36.36%) IronPort
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Aquila
3 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
3 1 (4.55%) Syncsort