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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 109 125 130
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs citing Release Management 30 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.51% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 4
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£323 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +18.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -5.32%
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
2309 2138 2252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.72% 71.84% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1080 1189
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 112 113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.47 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.76% -19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.22 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 0 12 £323 - 10
Lancashire -15 9 £378 +37.27%
Cheshire +13 8 £330 -22.35% 2
Merseyside - 2 £320 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 14 (23.33%) ISEB
3 13 (21.67%) Finance
3 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (21.67%) PowerShell
4 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 12 (20.00%) Oracle
5 11 (18.33%) VB
5 11 (18.33%) SQL
5 11 (18.33%) Banking
5 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.33%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 10 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 10 (16.67%) ITIL
6 10 (16.67%) Linux
6 10 (16.67%) HP
7 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
7 9 (15.00%) Oracle Database
7 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (13.33%) Statistical Analysis
8 8 (13.33%) Security Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (13.33%) WebLogic Integration
8 8 (13.33%) TIBCO
8 8 (13.33%) N-Tier
8 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (13.33%) FoxPro (VFP)

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (13.33%) WebLogic
1 8 (13.33%) Apache
1 8 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 8 (13.33%) WebLogic Integration
2 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.67%) Lync
6 1 (1.67%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.67%) ArcSDE
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) FTP
2 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.00%) VPN
2 3 (5.00%) Firewall
2 3 (5.00%) Wireless
3 2 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (1.67%) MGCP
4 1 (1.67%) H.323
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (1.67%) LAN
4 1 (1.67%) VoIP
4 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (13.33%) MS Access
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) DB2
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.67%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.00%) MSTest
2 3 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 11 (18.33%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (11.67%) Analyst
2 6 (10.00%) Release Manager
2 6 (10.00%) Agile Coach
3 5 (8.33%) Non-Functional Tester
3 5 (8.33%) Tester
4 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (6.67%) DBA
5 3 (5.00%) Administrator
5 3 (5.00%) Developer
5 3 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
5 3 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Change and Release Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Change Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) XML
2 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.33%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.33%) Replication
4 2 (3.33%) Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) IVR
4 2 (3.33%) PMI
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) GIS
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (16.67%) Linux
3 8 (13.33%) HPUX
3 8 (13.33%) SUSE
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.00%) UNIX
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
4 10 (16.67%) ITIL
4 10 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 8 (13.33%) Change Management
5 8 (13.33%) Project Management
5 8 (13.33%) SOA
5 8 (13.33%) Security Testing
5 8 (13.33%) Statistical Analysis
5 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (11.67%) Integration Testing
7 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.00%) Scrum
7 6 (10.00%) Kanban
8 5 (8.33%) Service Management
8 5 (8.33%) Migration
9 4 (6.67%) Supplier Management
9 4 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) PowerShell
2 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) VB
3 8 (13.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 6 (10.00%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.33%) C
6 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.67%) PL/1
6 1 (1.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) ISEB
2 10 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 9 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (13.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.67%) PMI Certification
7 3 (5.00%) PMP
8 2 (3.33%) APMP
9 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.67%) CISA
9 1 (1.67%) CISM
9 1 (1.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
1 2 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.67%) Xen
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.67%) XenServer
2 1 (1.67%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.67%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Oracle
2 10 (16.67%) HP
3 8 (13.33%) TIBCO
3 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.67%) Symantec
5 4 (6.67%) IronPort
5 4 (6.67%) F5
6 3 (5.00%) CA
6 3 (5.00%) SAP
7 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.67%) Citrix
8 1 (1.67%) Cisco
8 1 (1.67%) IBM
8 1 (1.67%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (1.67%) Syncsort
8 1 (1.67%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.67%) ESRI
8 1 (1.67%) Aquila
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