The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Release Manager featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Manager
England / North West
Rank 124 151 137
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 13 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.052% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.055% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
Median daily rate £500 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £328 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £348 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 3632 3220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.95% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2157 1741
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 195 203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Release Manager in the job title.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Release Manager
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 Manager across the North West region.

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Release Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Manager across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Release Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Release Manager
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 Manager within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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 6 £488 +44.44%
Cheshire - 3 £500 -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 10 (45.45%) Release Management
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) SAP
4 5 (22.73%) Business Transformation
5 4 (18.18%) Test Management
5 4 (18.18%) DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) Business Development
6 3 (13.64%) QA
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) GitHub
6 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
7 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.09%) SDLC
7 2 (9.09%) Programme Governance
7 2 (9.09%) SAP ERP
7 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 2 (9.09%) Windows
7 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.09%) ERP
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.55%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) Service Management
8 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.55%) Tomcat

Release Manager Skill Set
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 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Ant
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Gradle
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Release Management
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Business Transformation
5 4 (18.18%) DevOps
5 4 (18.18%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) Business Development
6 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.09%) ERP
7 2 (9.09%) Programme Governance
7 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 2 (9.09%) SDLC
8 1 (4.55%) Service Management
8 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) AppDynamics
3 1 (4.55%) Guidewire
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow