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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 140 103 125
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +22
Contract jobs citing Release Management 16 42 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 1.29% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 1.69% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 1
Average daily rate £350 £345 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +150.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £420 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £12.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £47.50 £12.90
% change year-on-year
-45.26% +268.21%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3086 2490 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.91% 76.47% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1473 1042
Average daily rate £400 £390 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 101 113
Average hourly rate £39.25 £32.54 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.62% -1.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.87 £14.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -27 8 £335 -39.09% 4
Merseyside -6 3 - - 1
Cheshire -5 2 £313 -15.54% 3
Lancashire -11 1 £330 +15.78% 4
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 26 (36.62%) ITIL
2 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
3 20 (28.17%) Change Management
3 20 (28.17%) Finance
4 17 (23.94%) Banking
5 15 (21.13%) Service Delivery
5 15 (21.13%) Configuration Management
6 14 (19.72%) MS Excel
7 13 (18.31%) Migration
7 13 (18.31%) Incident Management
8 10 (14.08%) Service Management
8 10 (14.08%) Project Management
8 10 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (12.68%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (12.68%) CRM
9 9 (12.68%) SQL
9 9 (12.68%) Oracle
10 8 (11.27%) SAP
10 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
11 7 (9.86%) Problem Management
11 7 (9.86%) Asset Management
11 7 (9.86%) Unix
11 7 (9.86%) Windows
12 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
12 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (8.45%) Workflow
12 6 (8.45%) Regression Testing
12 6 (8.45%) QA
12 6 (8.45%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (5.63%) SAS
2 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (19.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.82%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS Project
3 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Intranet
2 2 (2.82%) DHCP
2 2 (2.82%) DNS
2 2 (2.82%) SAN
2 2 (2.82%) Skype
2 2 (2.82%) VoIP
3 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.82%) DataStage
2 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.82%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.41%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.82%) PeopleTools
3 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.41%) Hudson
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (28.17%) Finance
2 17 (23.94%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Local Government
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Release Manager
2 11 (15.49%) Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Service Manager
4 8 (11.27%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (11.27%) Services Delivery Manager
5 7 (9.86%) Consultant
5 7 (9.86%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.45%) CRM Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Environment And Release Manager
6 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Environment Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (7.04%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.41%) HTML
3 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Life Science
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) PMI
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Unix
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.63%) AIX
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.62%) ITIL
2 20 (28.17%) Change Management
3 15 (21.13%) Configuration Management
3 15 (21.13%) Service Delivery
4 13 (18.31%) Incident Management
4 13 (18.31%) Migration
5 10 (14.08%) Project Management
5 10 (14.08%) Service Management
5 10 (14.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (12.68%) CRM
7 8 (11.27%) Data Migration
7 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.86%) Asset Management
8 7 (9.86%) Problem Management
9 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.45%) Business Analysis
9 6 (8.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
9 6 (8.45%) Regression Testing
9 6 (8.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) C#
2 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.82%) C
3 2 (2.82%) PeopleCode
3 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.82%) SQR
4 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.41%) ISEB
3 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.41%) COBIT
3 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.82%) Puppet
1 2 (2.82%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) Oracle
3 8 (11.27%) SAP
4 5 (7.04%) Citrix
5 4 (5.63%) VMware
6 3 (4.23%) IBM
7 2 (2.82%) AppSense
7 2 (2.82%) Cisco
7 2 (2.82%) Informatica
7 2 (2.82%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.82%) Teradata
7 2 (2.82%) ThinPrint
8 1 (1.41%) HP
8 1 (1.41%) OpenText
8 1 (1.41%) SimCorp
8 1 (1.41%) Wyse