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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 115 100 98
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 37 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 1.01% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.39% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 12
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£383 £245 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.12% -29.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £220 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £377 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £386
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £31.24 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £32.47 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.57% +8.23%
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
2806 2231 1713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.40% 72.79% 73.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1611 1167 841
Average daily rate £398 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 112 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +47.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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
Lancashire +4 13 £350 +55.55% 2
Manchester -7 10 £542 - 6
Cheshire -12 8 £425 +70.00% 5
Merseyside - 3 £465 - 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) Finance
3 16 (20.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
3 16 (20.78%) ITIL
4 14 (18.18%) XML
4 14 (18.18%) Change Management
5 13 (16.88%) Windows
5 13 (16.88%) Web Services
5 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (15.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (15.58%) IIS
7 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 10 (12.99%) SQL
8 10 (12.99%) .NET
8 10 (12.99%) Oracle
8 10 (12.99%) Project Management
9 9 (11.69%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (11.69%) DB2
9 9 (11.69%) C#
9 9 (11.69%) SAP
9 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
9 9 (11.69%) XQuery
9 9 (11.69%) HTTP
9 9 (11.69%) MSMQ
9 9 (11.69%) MQSeries
9 9 (11.69%) SOA
9 9 (11.69%) XPath
9 9 (11.69%) WCF
9 9 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 12 (15.58%) IIS
2 9 (11.69%) MQSeries
2 9 (11.69%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.60%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.60%) Apache
4 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.30%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.30%) ENOVIA
1 1 (1.30%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) HTTP
2 2 (2.60%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (11.69%) DB2
4 6 (7.79%) IMS/DB
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.60%) MS Access
6 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.90%) Subversion
3 3 (3.90%) Maven
4 2 (2.60%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.30%) Ant
5 1 (1.30%) JUnit
5 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.30%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.30%) JMeter
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Ivy
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Local Government
5 1 (1.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Release Manager
2 17 (22.08%) Developer
2 17 (22.08%) Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.79%) Test Manager
5 6 (7.79%) Mainframe Developer
6 5 (6.49%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 4 (5.19%) SAP Manager
7 4 (5.19%) SAP Release Manager
7 4 (5.19%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Tester
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Change Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Release Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Change Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) XML
2 13 (16.88%) Web Services
3 10 (12.99%) .NET
4 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET
4 9 (11.69%) MSMQ
4 9 (11.69%) WCF
4 9 (11.69%) REST
5 3 (3.90%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.30%) Velocity
6 1 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.30%) J2EE
6 1 (1.30%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 6 (7.79%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.90%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.30%) SecurID
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) PMI
6 1 (1.30%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (9.09%) UNIX
4 3 (3.90%) Linux
5 2 (2.60%) HPUX
5 2 (2.60%) SUSE
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (20.78%) ITIL
3 14 (18.18%) Change Management
4 10 (12.99%) Project Management
5 9 (11.69%) SOA
5 9 (11.69%) Web Application Development
6 8 (10.39%) OO
6 8 (10.39%) Service Management
7 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.09%) OOP
7 7 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (7.79%) Migration
8 6 (7.79%) Change Control
9 5 (6.49%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
10 4 (5.19%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.19%) Test Scripting
10 4 (5.19%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) C#
2 9 (11.69%) XQuery
2 9 (11.69%) XPath
3 6 (7.79%) PL/1
3 6 (7.79%) JCL
3 6 (7.79%) Java
4 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.90%) Perl
4 3 (3.90%) C
5 2 (2.60%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 2 (2.60%) VB
5 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.30%) C++
6 1 (1.30%) Python
6 1 (1.30%) PHP
6 1 (1.30%) Ruby
6 1 (1.30%) Lua
6 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) ISEB
2 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.90%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (3.90%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.30%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) CA Endevor
2 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Oracle
3 9 (11.69%) SAP
4 8 (10.39%) IBM
5 6 (7.79%) Syncsort
6 5 (6.49%) Aquila
7 3 (3.90%) HP
8 2 (2.60%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.30%) Remedy
9 1 (1.30%) VMware
9 1 (1.30%) PTC
9 1 (1.30%) Sun
9 1 (1.30%) EMC
9 1 (1.30%) CA
9 1 (1.30%) Siemens
9 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.30%) Progress
9 1 (1.30%) Sybase
9 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
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