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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 106 125 109
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Contract jobs citing Release Management 36 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 0.25% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.35% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 4
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£313 - £310
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £389 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.75% +7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 £12.49 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+340.35% -58.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £12.90 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+268.21% -36.29%
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
2531 2015 1653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.05% 72.27% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1442 1027 852
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 120 92
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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
Manchester - 11 £425 - 13
Lancashire - 9 £285 -
Cheshire -2 2 £370 - 3
Cumbria - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (28.57%) Finance
2 17 (26.98%) XML
3 15 (23.81%) SQL
4 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 12 (19.05%) Oracle
5 12 (19.05%) ITIL
5 12 (19.05%) Windows
5 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
7 10 (15.87%) Mainframe
7 10 (15.87%) IIS
7 10 (15.87%) .NET
7 10 (15.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (14.29%) Syncsort
8 9 (14.29%) REST
8 9 (14.29%) Web Application Development
8 9 (14.29%) WCF
8 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (14.29%) DB2
8 9 (14.29%) C#
8 9 (14.29%) MSMQ
8 9 (14.29%) MQSeries
8 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 9 (14.29%) Web Services
8 9 (14.29%) HTTP
8 9 (14.29%) Project Management
8 9 (14.29%) XQuery
8 9 (14.29%) UNIX
8 9 (14.29%) PL/1

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 10 (15.87%) IIS
2 9 (14.29%) MQSeries
2 9 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.59%) Teamcenter
1 1 (1.59%) ENOVIA
1 1 (1.59%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (14.29%) DB2
3 9 (14.29%) IMS/DB
4 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.59%) MSTest
3 1 (1.59%) YouTrack
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 7 (11.11%) Retail
4 4 (6.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Local Government
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Developer
2 15 (23.81%) Release Manager
3 10 (15.87%) Project Manager
4 9 (14.29%) Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
5 8 (12.70%) BizTalk Developer
6 7 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 5 (7.94%) SAP Release Manager
7 5 (7.94%) SAP Manager
7 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Applications Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Test Manager
8 4 (6.35%) Change Manager
9 3 (4.76%) SAP Change Manager
9 3 (4.76%) Change and Release Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Release Project Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Test Environment Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
10 2 (3.17%) Mainframe Programmer
10 2 (3.17%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.98%) XML
2 10 (15.87%) .NET
3 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 9 (14.29%) Web Services
3 9 (14.29%) REST
3 9 (14.29%) MSMQ
3 9 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.59%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Mainframe
2 8 (12.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) IVR
4 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) ITIL
1 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.29%) Project Management
2 9 (14.29%) Change Management
2 9 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.11%) OOP
4 7 (11.11%) OO
4 7 (11.11%) SOA
5 6 (9.52%) Migration
6 5 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (6.35%) Change Control
7 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.76%) Service Management
8 3 (4.76%) CRM
8 3 (4.76%) ERP
8 3 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) C#
2 9 (14.29%) XQuery
2 9 (14.29%) PL/1
2 9 (14.29%) JCL
2 9 (14.29%) XPath
3 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.17%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.59%) Perl
4 1 (1.59%) PHP
4 1 (1.59%) C++
4 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) ISEB
2 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Oracle
2 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.29%) Syncsort
4 8 (12.70%) Aquila
4 8 (12.70%) SAP
4 8 (12.70%) IBM
5 3 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (1.59%) PTC
6 1 (1.59%) Capita
6 1 (1.59%) HP
6 1 (1.59%) EMC
6 1 (1.59%) Siemens
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