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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 129 110 127
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs citing Release Management 39 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 0.84% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.13% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 3
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£425 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.78% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £299 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £390 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -28.23%
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
3408 2293 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.80% 74.33% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2092 1270 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -9 19 £475 +47.28% 1
Cheshire -5 12 £425 +28.78%
Merseyside -8 3 £276 -13.67%
Lancashire -17 1 - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (27.63%) ITIL
2 20 (26.32%) Change Management
3 19 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (21.05%) Finance
5 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (17.11%) Project Management
6 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 12 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (14.47%) Service Management
8 11 (14.47%) Service Delivery
8 11 (14.47%) HP
9 10 (13.16%) ISEB
9 10 (13.16%) Performance Testing
9 10 (13.16%) Problem Management
9 10 (13.16%) Banking
9 10 (13.16%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (11.84%) ISTQB
10 9 (11.84%) Security Testing
10 9 (11.84%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
10 9 (11.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (10.53%) SAP
11 8 (10.53%) Oracle
11 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
12 7 (9.21%) Integration Testing
12 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
12 7 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (9.21%) Statistical Analysis
12 7 (9.21%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (6.58%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.63%) IIS
3 2 (2.63%) Apache
3 2 (2.63%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.32%) CMS
4 1 (1.32%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.32%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.32%) Mule
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.32%) MS Project
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.32%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
1 1 (1.32%) PaaS
1 1 (1.32%) IaaS
1 1 (1.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) FTP
2 1 (1.32%) DNS
2 1 (1.32%) NFC
2 1 (1.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.58%) DB2
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) MS Access
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Subversion
1 3 (3.95%) Maven
2 2 (2.63%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.63%) JUnit
2 2 (2.63%) JMeter
2 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.32%) Ant
3 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.32%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Selenium
3 1 (1.32%) Hudson
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Retail
4 4 (5.26%) Local Government
5 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.32%) Games
6 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Analyst
2 10 (13.16%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.84%) Release Manager
4 8 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 7 (9.21%) Service Manager
6 6 (7.89%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Environment Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Change Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Release Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) SAP Basis Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) SAP Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.95%) ICT Project Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Web Services
1 5 (6.58%) SAP Basis
2 4 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) J2EE
3 2 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.63%) Middleware
3 2 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (1.32%) XSD
4 1 (1.32%) XSLT
4 1 (1.32%) JMS
4 1 (1.32%) WSDL
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.32%) Velocity
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.32%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) PMI
4 2 (2.63%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.32%) SecurID
5 1 (1.32%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Life Science
5 1 (1.32%) CMDB
5 1 (1.32%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Linux
2 4 (5.26%) Windows
3 2 (2.63%) HPUX
3 2 (2.63%) UNIX
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.63%) SUSE
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) ITIL
2 20 (26.32%) Change Management
3 19 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (17.11%) Project Management
6 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 11 (14.47%) Service Management
7 11 (14.47%) Service Delivery
8 10 (13.16%) Performance Testing
8 10 (13.16%) Problem Management
9 9 (11.84%) Security Testing
9 9 (11.84%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
10 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
11 7 (9.21%) Risk Management
11 7 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (9.21%) Integration Testing
11 7 (9.21%) Statistical Analysis
11 7 (9.21%) Incident Management
11 7 (9.21%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) Java
1 6 (7.89%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.63%) Perl
3 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.63%) VB
3 2 (2.63%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (2.63%) C
3 2 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (1.32%) Ruby
4 1 (1.32%) Lua
4 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.32%) Python
4 1 (1.32%) PHP
4 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) ISEB
1 10 (13.16%) ISEB Practitioner
2 9 (11.84%) ISTQB
2 9 (11.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (6.58%) Degree
6 4 (5.26%) BC Cleared
7 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.32%) Sun Certification
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.32%) OCPJP
9 1 (1.32%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.32%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) HP
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle
2 8 (10.53%) SAP
3 6 (7.89%) IBM
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.26%) VMware
5 3 (3.95%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) Sage
7 1 (1.32%) ATG
7 1 (1.32%) Stellent
7 1 (1.32%) AppSense
7 1 (1.32%) Endeca
7 1 (1.32%) Eloqua
7 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.32%) Sun
7 1 (1.32%) CA
7 1 (1.32%) Retek
7 1 (1.32%) Progress
7 1 (1.32%) Sybase