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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 142 128 117
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing Release Management 28 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.95% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.21% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 7
Average daily rate £525 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £285 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £465 £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +89.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+98.16% -32.71%
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
3277 3055 2349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.07% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2029 1690 1229
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 143 135
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +3 19 £498 +3.00% 6
Lancashire -6 7 £525 +64.06%
Merseyside +1 2 - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 16 (38.10%) ITIL
1 16 (38.10%) Change Management
2 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.19%) Finance
3 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (26.19%) Banking
4 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
5 9 (21.43%) Project Management
5 9 (21.43%) Scrum
6 8 (19.05%) SDLC
7 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 6 (14.29%) Oracle
8 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 6 (14.29%) Puppet
8 6 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (14.29%) DevOps
8 6 (14.29%) Docker
9 5 (11.90%) Software Licensing
9 5 (11.90%) Microservices
9 5 (11.90%) Salt
9 5 (11.90%) High Availability
9 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
9 5 (11.90%) Hudson
9 5 (11.90%) Data Architecture
9 5 (11.90%) Kanban

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
1 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.38%) AquaLogic
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (2.38%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.38%) Maximo
3 1 (2.38%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Skype
1 3 (7.14%) VoIP
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) SSL
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) DataStage
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Hudson
1 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.14%) VersionOne
3 2 (4.76%) PeopleTools
General
1 11 (26.19%) Banking
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Release Manager
2 5 (11.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Lync Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) Scrum Master
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 2 (4.76%) CRM Architect
5 2 (4.76%) CRM Developer
5 2 (4.76%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Environment And Release Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Environment Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Server Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Velocity
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Licensing
2 5 (11.90%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Unix
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.14%) AIX
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) OS/390
5 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Change Management
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
4 9 (21.43%) Project Management
4 9 (21.43%) Scrum
5 8 (19.05%) SDLC
6 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 6 (14.29%) DevOps
7 6 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 5 (11.90%) Data Architecture
8 5 (11.90%) High Availability
8 5 (11.90%) Information Security
8 5 (11.90%) Kanban
8 5 (11.90%) Microservices
8 5 (11.90%) Migration
8 5 (11.90%) Service Management
8 5 (11.90%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) C
2 2 (4.76%) C#
2 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.76%) PeopleCode
2 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) SQR
3 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) COBIT
1 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Docker
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (14.29%) Puppet
2 5 (11.90%) Salt
3 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.14%) Citrix
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) Progress
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Axway
5 1 (2.38%) OpenText
5 1 (2.38%) SimCorp
5 1 (2.38%) Sun
5 1 (2.38%) Teradata