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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 89 86 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Contract jobs citing Release Management 9 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.22% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.30% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
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£454 - £367
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 - £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 - £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1223 996 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.21% 72.65% 70.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 522 331
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% +13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 47
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.03 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.29 £74.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
3 5 (20.83%) Change Management
3 5 (20.83%) Retail
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.50%) Banking
5 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.50%) Time Management
5 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (8.33%) Test Management
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
6 2 (8.33%) QA
6 2 (8.33%) Problem Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) MS Access
2 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Ant
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.17%) ClearCase
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
1 1 (4.17%) Maven
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Ivy
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Retail
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Release Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Tester
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Change Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Release Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Change and Release Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Change and Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Release Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Change Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) HPUX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) SUSE
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Change Management
3 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Time Management
5 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) Test Management
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
1 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
1 2 (8.33%) VB
1 2 (8.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (4.17%) JCL
2 1 (4.17%) Ruby
2 1 (4.17%) Lua
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) OCPJP
2 1 (4.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Sun