The first table below looks at the demand for the Release Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 72 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£315 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £52.50
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1177 1027 1242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.46% 93.36% 90.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 513 599
Average daily rate £338 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 77 102
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.40 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% -21.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Release Manager
North West

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Release Manager
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 Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
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Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Release Manager
North West

Release Manager
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) WSDL
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) WCF
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) HL7
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) XSLT
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) SAP

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) WSDL
1 4 (57.14%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) SAP