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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 111 111 126
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing Release Management 28 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 0.64% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.87% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 3
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£305 £360 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £148 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £660 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+192.85% -37.77%
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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 -5 11 £525 +18.64% 4
Lancashire - 10 £305 - 1
Merseyside -2 4 £180 -
Cheshire -1 1 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (28.30%) SQL
2 12 (22.64%) Finance
3 11 (20.75%) Oracle
4 10 (18.87%) Change Management
5 9 (16.98%) ITIL
6 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
6 8 (15.09%) Mainframe
7 7 (13.21%) Project Management
7 7 (13.21%) ISEB
7 7 (13.21%) PL/1
7 7 (13.21%) JCL
7 7 (13.21%) UNIX
7 7 (13.21%) DB2
7 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (13.21%) IMS/DB
7 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Syncsort
8 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (11.32%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (11.32%) Aquila
8 6 (11.32%) Banking
8 6 (11.32%) CA Endevor
8 6 (11.32%) XML
8 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
8 6 (11.32%) IBM
9 5 (9.43%) SAP
9 5 (9.43%) Windows
9 5 (9.43%) Linux
9 5 (9.43%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (9.43%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.43%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.66%) Apache
3 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.66%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.89%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.89%) ArcSDE
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.89%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) FTP
2 1 (1.89%) MGCP
2 1 (1.89%) H.323
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (1.89%) LAN
2 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) IMS/DB
1 7 (13.21%) DB2
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.66%) MS Access
4 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.66%) MSTest
2 3 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.89%) YouTrack
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Retail
4 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Developer
3 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
3 7 (13.21%) Release Manager
3 7 (13.21%) Mainframe Developer
4 5 (9.43%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Change Manager
6 3 (5.66%) SAP Change Manager
6 3 (5.66%) SAP Manager
6 3 (5.66%) SAP Release Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Change and Release Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Change and Release Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Non-Functional Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Test Environment Manager
7 2 (3.77%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) XML
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Mainframe
2 6 (11.32%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.77%) IVR
5 1 (1.89%) GIS
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) UNIX
2 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) HPUX
3 3 (5.66%) SUSE
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Change Management
2 9 (16.98%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Project Management
3 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
4 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
4 5 (9.43%) Migration
5 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.55%) Change Control
6 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.66%) Time Management
6 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.66%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (5.66%) Automated Testing
6 3 (5.66%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Security Testing
6 3 (5.66%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) PL/1
2 7 (13.21%) JCL
3 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.66%) VB
4 3 (5.66%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 2 (3.77%) C
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) ISEB
2 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.66%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (5.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) CISSP
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.89%) CISA
4 1 (1.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (1.89%) Xen
1 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) CA Endevor
1 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Oracle
2 7 (13.21%) Syncsort
3 6 (11.32%) Aquila
3 6 (11.32%) IBM
4 5 (9.43%) SAP
5 4 (7.55%) HP
6 3 (5.66%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.77%) Remedy
8 1 (1.89%) ESRI
8 1 (1.89%) Capita
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.89%) EMC
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