The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 76 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.22% 1.91% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 2.64% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
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£230 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% +4.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+40.83% -20.00%
Release Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
728 379 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 79.39% 72.47% 73.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 235 131
Average daily rate £403 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 24
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the North East region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Tyne and Wear -33 2 £230 -30.56% 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 12 (57.14%) Change Management
3 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
4 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
4 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) Time Management
5 6 (28.57%) StarTeam
5 6 (28.57%) Degree
5 6 (28.57%) CMMI
6 5 (23.81%) MS Access
6 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) Service Management
8 3 (14.29%) ITSM
9 2 (9.52%) SDLC
9 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
9 2 (9.52%) Perl
9 2 (9.52%) UNIX
9 2 (9.52%) Windows
9 2 (9.52%) Borland
10 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
10 1 (4.76%) DSL
10 1 (4.76%) SAP
10 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
10 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (4.76%) Finance
10 1 (4.76%) Legal
10 1 (4.76%) Validation

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Release Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Configuration Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Release Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.76%) Project Office Support
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Office Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) CMDB
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 12 (57.14%) Change Management
3 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
4 8 (38.10%) Time Management
5 6 (28.57%) CMMI
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) Service Management
7 3 (14.29%) ITSM
8 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
8 2 (9.52%) SDLC
9 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.76%) Change Control
9 1 (4.76%) Validation
9 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
9 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
9 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
9 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 1 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) Degree
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Borland
3 1 (4.76%) SAP