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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 143 114 104
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -10
Contract jobs citing Release Management 20 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 1.01% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.30% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 14
Median daily rate £475 £383 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.18% +56.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £318 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £486 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £31.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £20.59 £32.47
% change year-on-year
+74.82% -36.57%
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
3234 2852 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 77.54% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2013 1642 1204
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 139 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 12 £450 -16.89% 6
Lancashire -6 6 £525 +50.00% 1
Cheshire -18 1 - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 15 (39.47%) Change Management
2 14 (36.84%) ITIL
3 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (26.32%) Finance
4 10 (26.32%) Scrum
4 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
4 10 (26.32%) Project Management
5 9 (23.68%) Banking
6 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (21.05%) SDLC
7 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
8 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (15.79%) DevOps
8 6 (15.79%) Docker
8 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.79%) Puppet
8 6 (15.79%) High Availability
8 6 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
9 5 (13.16%) Hudson
9 5 (13.16%) Data Architecture
9 5 (13.16%) Software Licensing
9 5 (13.16%) Microservices
9 5 (13.16%) Salt
9 5 (13.16%) Public Cloud
9 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Licensing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
1 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.63%) AquaLogic
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (2.63%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.63%) Maximo
3 1 (2.63%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Skype
1 3 (7.89%) VoIP
2 2 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (2.63%) DHCP
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) DataStage
2 1 (2.63%) Informix
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Hudson
3 3 (7.89%) VersionOne
4 2 (5.26%) PeopleTools
5 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Release Manager
2 5 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Lync Specialist
4 3 (7.89%) Scrum Master
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) CRM Architect
5 2 (5.26%) CRM Developer
5 2 (5.26%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Velocity
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) HTML5
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.63%) jQuery
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Licensing
2 5 (13.16%) Public Cloud
3 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) AIX
2 3 (7.89%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) OS/390
4 1 (2.63%) Solaris
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Change Management
2 14 (36.84%) ITIL
3 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
4 10 (26.32%) Project Management
4 10 (26.32%) Scrum
5 8 (21.05%) SDLC
5 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
7 6 (15.79%) DevOps
7 6 (15.79%) High Availability
7 6 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 5 (13.16%) Data Architecture
8 5 (13.16%) Information Management
8 5 (13.16%) Information Security
8 5 (13.16%) Kanban
8 5 (13.16%) Microservices
8 5 (13.16%) Service Management
8 5 (13.16%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) C
2 2 (5.26%) C#
2 2 (5.26%) PeopleCode
2 2 (5.26%) SQR
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) COBIT
1 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (15.79%) Puppet
2 5 (13.16%) Salt
3 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.89%) Progress
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.63%) Axway
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix
5 1 (2.63%) OpenText
5 1 (2.63%) SimCorp
5 1 (2.63%) Sun
5 1 (2.63%) Teradata
5 1 (2.63%) VMware