The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Release Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Manager
North West / Manchester
Rank 86 103 85
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.30% 0.21% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.22% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £488 £420 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -23.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1282 1807 1358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.32% 94.96% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 1034 804
Median daily rate £375 £365 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 55 67
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £27.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Release Manager in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Manager within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £488 -
Release Manager
North West

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) SAP
1 4 (44.44%) Release Management
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Governance
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) Ant
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell

Release Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Gradle
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Release Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Governance
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) AppDynamics
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Guidewire
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow