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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 81 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £443 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+192.85% -37.77%
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
998 857 857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.23% 74.20% 71.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 453 440
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -29.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.60 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £47.13 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 22 December 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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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
Altrincham - - - -
Stockport - - - - 3
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Change Management
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 5 (23.81%) Banking
5 4 (19.05%) VB
5 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
5 4 (19.05%) HPUX
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) Apache
5 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
5 4 (19.05%) MS Access
5 4 (19.05%) N-Tier
5 4 (19.05%) SOA
5 4 (19.05%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 4 (19.05%) FTP
5 4 (19.05%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) ISEB
5 4 (19.05%) WebLogic Integration
5 4 (19.05%) TIBCO
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) SUSE
5 4 (19.05%) Retail
5 4 (19.05%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (19.05%) Statistical Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
5 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
1 4 (19.05%) Apache
1 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
1 4 (19.05%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) MS Access
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Tester
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Release Manager
1 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Tester
2 2 (9.52%) Change and Release Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Release Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) DBA
2 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
2 2 (9.52%) Change Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Information Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Security Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Payroll Manager
3 1 (4.76%) SAP Manager
3 1 (4.76%) SAP Change Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
3 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) N-Tier
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) HPUX
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
1 4 (19.05%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Change Management
2 4 (19.05%) SOA
2 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
2 4 (19.05%) Statistical Analysis
2 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
3 3 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Time Management
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) VB
1 4 (19.05%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB Practitioner
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CISA
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft