The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
England / North West
Rank 97 141 114
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -27
Contract jobs citing Release Management 34 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 0.41% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.51% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 15
Median daily rate £400 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £245 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -15.78%

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2102 3133 2416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 81.08% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1910 1442
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 99
Median hourly rate £37.25 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the North West 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
Lancashire - 15 £350 -
Manchester +21 14 £431 +10.01% 4
Merseyside +1 2 £413 - 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 47 (68.12%) ITIL
2 26 (37.68%) Service Management
3 25 (36.23%) Windows
4 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 23 (33.33%) Change Management
5 21 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (30.43%) Linux
6 18 (26.09%) ITIL V3
7 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
7 17 (24.64%) DevOps
8 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
8 16 (23.19%) Configuration Management
9 15 (21.74%) Windows XP
9 15 (21.74%) AIX
10 14 (20.29%) Problem Management
11 13 (18.84%) SQL
11 13 (18.84%) Data Management
12 12 (17.39%) Tandem
12 12 (17.39%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 11 (15.94%) ServiceNow
13 11 (15.94%) QA
13 11 (15.94%) ITSM
13 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
13 11 (15.94%) PRINCE2
14 10 (14.49%) Unix
14 10 (14.49%) Windows 2000
14 10 (14.49%) Service Delivery
14 10 (14.49%) Finance
14 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
15 9 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) Drupal
4 1 (1.45%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 9 (13.04%) MS Excel
1 9 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.45%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) IaaS
1 8 (11.59%) PaaS
1 8 (11.59%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) LDAP
2 1 (1.45%) DHCP
2 1 (1.45%) DNS
2 1 (1.45%) IPsec
2 1 (1.45%) NAS
2 1 (1.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.45%) QlikView
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Selenium
2 2 (2.90%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) NuGet
3 1 (1.45%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Analyst
1 11 (15.94%) Developer
2 8 (11.59%) Applications Support
2 8 (11.59%) Release Manager
2 8 (11.59%) Support Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Operational Support Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Operations Support Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Service Manager
5 5 (7.25%) ServiceNow Developer
5 5 (7.25%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Sun Support
5 5 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
1 9 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 9 (13.04%) Web Services
2 7 (10.14%) Regular Expression
3 4 (5.80%) .NET
4 3 (4.35%) ODBC
5 2 (2.90%) CSS
6 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.45%) HTML
6 1 (1.45%) jQuery
6 1 (1.45%) LAMP
6 1 (1.45%) Symfony
6 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Tandem
2 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.59%) Web 2.0
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) CMDB
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) PMI
6 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Linux
3 15 (21.74%) AIX
3 15 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 10 (14.49%) Unix
4 10 (14.49%) Windows 2000
5 9 (13.04%) Windows Server
6 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (10.14%) Solaris
6 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.70%) HPUX
8 5 (7.25%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (68.12%) ITIL
2 26 (37.68%) Service Management
3 23 (33.33%) Change Management
4 21 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (26.09%) ITIL V3
6 17 (24.64%) DevOps
7 16 (23.19%) Configuration Management
8 14 (20.29%) Problem Management
9 13 (18.84%) Data Management
10 12 (17.39%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 11 (15.94%) ITSM
11 11 (15.94%) PRINCE2
12 10 (14.49%) Service Delivery
13 9 (13.04%) Data Analysis
13 9 (13.04%) Issue Tracking
13 9 (13.04%) Scrum
14 8 (11.59%) Business Continuity
14 8 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (11.59%) Open Source
15 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
4 8 (11.59%) Perl
4 8 (11.59%) VBScript
5 7 (10.14%) Java
6 6 (8.70%) Bourne shell
6 6 (8.70%) Korn
7 3 (4.35%) C#
8 2 (2.90%) Python
9 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.45%) C++
9 1 (1.45%) PHP
9 1 (1.45%) Ruby
9 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) ISEB
3 6 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.94%) QA
2 7 (10.14%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
1 1 (1.45%) Firmware
1 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (8.70%) Netcool
1 6 (8.70%) SCOM
1 6 (8.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.45%) Ansible
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.94%) ServiceNow
3 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.14%) Sun
4 6 (8.70%) CA
4 6 (8.70%) HP
4 6 (8.70%) IBM
5 5 (7.25%) ICL
5 5 (7.25%) SAP
6 3 (4.35%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.45%) Lumension
7 1 (1.45%) Northgate
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle
7 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.45%) Symantec
7 1 (1.45%) VMware
7 1 (1.45%) Zend