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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 75 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Release Management 9 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.26% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.35% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
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£413 £443 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +42.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £377 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £509 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £379
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +110.00%
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
1032 861 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.19% 73.78% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 439 419
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £32.50 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
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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
Altrincham - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) SUSE
3 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 5 (33.33%) VB
3 5 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) ISEB
3 5 (33.33%) WebLogic Integration
3 5 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 5 (33.33%) HPUX
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Apache
3 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 5 (33.33%) MS Access
3 5 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 5 (33.33%) SOA
3 5 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 5 (33.33%) FTP
3 5 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 5 (33.33%) Apache
1 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 5 (33.33%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) MS Access
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Change and Release Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Change Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Release Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Payroll Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) HPUX
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 5 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 5 (33.33%) Statistical Analysis
1 5 (33.33%) SOA
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) VB
1 5 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB
1 5 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) CISA
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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