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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 132 117 100
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs citing Release Management 22 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.93% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.19% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 19
Median daily rate £415 £425 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +31.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £521 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £368
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.58 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £42.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.31% +40.83%
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
2972 3025 2266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.42% 78.21% 74.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1852 1800 1222
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 101
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.28 £46.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -3 16 £400 -6.21% 2
Cheshire -8 4 £425 - 1
Lancashire -4 1 £415 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 18 (36.00%) ITIL
2 15 (30.00%) Change Management
3 13 (26.00%) Configuration Management
3 13 (26.00%) Project Management
4 12 (24.00%) Banking
5 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (22.00%) Scrum
6 9 (18.00%) Finance
6 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (16.00%) DevOps
7 8 (16.00%) SDLC
8 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
8 7 (14.00%) Oracle
8 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
9 6 (12.00%) Service Management
9 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
9 6 (12.00%) Puppet
9 6 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (12.00%) High Availability
9 6 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (12.00%) Docker
9 6 (12.00%) Software Licensing
9 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.00%) Microservices
10 5 (10.00%) Public Cloud
10 5 (10.00%) Salt
10 5 (10.00%) Driving Licence

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 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.00%) AquaLogic
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.00%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (2.00%) Maximo
2 1 (2.00%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) LAN
1 5 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (4.00%) Skype
2 2 (4.00%) SSL
2 2 (4.00%) VoIP
3 1 (2.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Informix
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) DataStage
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.00%) Hudson
3 3 (6.00%) VersionOne
4 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.00%) Subversion
5 1 (2.00%) Build Forge
5 1 (2.00%) PeopleTools
5 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (24.00%) Banking
2 9 (18.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.00%) Retail
5 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (2.00%) Publishing
6 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Release Manager
2 7 (14.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Lead DevOps
4 4 (8.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Build Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Environment Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) HTML
1 3 (6.00%) Velocity
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (2.00%) HTML5
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.00%) JMS
2 1 (2.00%) jQuery
2 1 (2.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) REST
2 1 (2.00%) SOAP
2 1 (2.00%) WCF
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Licensing
2 5 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) AIX
2 2 (4.00%) Unix
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) OS/390
3 1 (2.00%) Solaris
3 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) ITIL
2 15 (30.00%) Change Management
3 13 (26.00%) Configuration Management
3 13 (26.00%) Project Management
4 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) Scrum
5 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (16.00%) DevOps
6 8 (16.00%) SDLC
7 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.00%) High Availability
8 6 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
8 6 (12.00%) Service Management
8 6 (12.00%) Software Licensing
9 5 (10.00%) Data Architecture
9 5 (10.00%) Kanban
9 5 (10.00%) Microservices
9 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (4.00%) Ruby
3 1 (2.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) C#
3 1 (2.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) PeopleCode
3 1 (2.00%) PHP
3 1 (2.00%) Python
3 1 (2.00%) SQR
3 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) COBIT
1 5 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Docker
2 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (12.00%) Puppet
2 5 (10.00%) Salt
3 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) LANDesk
4 4 (8.00%) Wyse
5 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.00%) Citrix
5 3 (6.00%) Progress
6 2 (4.00%) IBM
6 2 (4.00%) Northgate
7 1 (2.00%) Axway
7 1 (2.00%) OpenText
7 1 (2.00%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (2.00%) SimCorp
7 1 (2.00%) Sun
7 1 (2.00%) Teradata