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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 98 76 85
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing Release Management 7 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 0.92% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate £335 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £418 £390
% change year-on-year
-10.17% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +251.85%
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
1490 1098 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.82% 77.43% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 668 468
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(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
Stockport - 2 - -
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 19 (47.50%) ITIL
2 15 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 13 (32.50%) Change Management
3 13 (32.50%) Configuration Management
3 13 (32.50%) Finance
4 11 (27.50%) Banking
5 10 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 9 (22.50%) Service Management
6 9 (22.50%) Project Management
7 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.50%) Asset Management
8 7 (17.50%) Problem Management
9 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (15.00%) SAP
10 5 (12.50%) Unix
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle
10 5 (12.50%) Intranet
10 5 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
10 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (12.50%) QA
10 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
11 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (10.00%) System Testing
11 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 4 (10.00%) UML
11 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
12 3 (7.50%) SAS
12 3 (7.50%) AIX
12 3 (7.50%) IBM

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (7.50%) SAS
2 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Intranet
2 2 (5.00%) Skype
2 2 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) DataStage
2 1 (2.50%) Base SAS
2 1 (2.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.00%) PeopleTools
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Release Manager
2 9 (22.50%) Service Manager
3 8 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
4 6 (15.00%) Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Environment And Release Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Environment Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Change and Release Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Change Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Configuration Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Programme Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Release and Configuration Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
8 2 (5.00%) ITIL Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (5.00%) Life Science
1 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Unix
2 3 (7.50%) AIX
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) ITIL
2 15 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 13 (32.50%) Change Management
3 13 (32.50%) Configuration Management
4 10 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 9 (22.50%) Project Management
5 9 (22.50%) Service Management
6 7 (17.50%) Asset Management
6 7 (17.50%) Problem Management
7 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2
8 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 5 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
9 4 (10.00%) System Testing
9 4 (10.00%) UML
10 3 (7.50%) ITSM
10 3 (7.50%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) PeopleCode
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
1 2 (5.00%) SQR
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) SAP
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (5.00%) Teradata
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) Wyse