The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 85 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Release Management 21 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.11% 0.68% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.89% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £323 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -28.23%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1467 1009 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.33% 76.38% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 607 472
Average daily rate £395 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 46
Average hourly rate £33.64 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.00% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
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Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Last Year
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Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (32.26%) HP Quality Center
1 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
2 9 (29.03%) Performance Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (29.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) HP
2 9 (29.03%) ISEB
2 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) ISEB Practitioner
2 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
3 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (22.58%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Statistical Analysis
4 7 (22.58%) Change Management
5 6 (19.35%) Service Management
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
5 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
7 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.45%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project Server
3 1 (3.23%) Mule
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
1 1 (3.23%) IaaS
1 1 (3.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) FTP
2 1 (3.23%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) MS Access
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
1 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.23%) Subversion
1 1 (3.23%) Maven
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Hudson
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) Apache Ivy
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Test Leader
2 5 (16.13%) Service Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Services Delivery Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Release Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Change Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (3.23%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Problem Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Environment Manager
6 1 (3.23%) CRM Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (3.23%) CRM Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) J2EE
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) XSD
2 1 (3.23%) XSLT
2 1 (3.23%) JMS
2 1 (3.23%) WSDL
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) Velocity
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.23%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.23%) Life Science
4 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) HPUX
2 2 (6.45%) SUSE
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
2 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) Performance Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
2 9 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
3 7 (22.58%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Change Management
3 7 (22.58%) Statistical Analysis
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) Service Management
4 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
4 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
5 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
6 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.68%) SOA
7 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (6.45%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) Lua
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) ISEB
1 9 (29.03%) ISEB Practitioner
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
1 9 (29.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) BC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) OCPJP
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Sun Certification
5 1 (3.23%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) HP
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) ATG
5 1 (3.23%) Stellent
5 1 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Endeca
5 1 (3.23%) Eloqua
5 1 (3.23%) Sun
5 1 (3.23%) Retek
5 1 (3.23%) Progress
5 1 (3.23%) PeopleSoft