The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 25 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.01% 6.19% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 9.09% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £260 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% +48.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £371
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £64.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-47.08% +157.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89 66 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 66.92% 68.04% 56.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 29 55
Average daily rate £300 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Management across the Northern Ireland region.

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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Top 20 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (75.00%) MonkeyTalk
1 3 (75.00%) Android Development
1 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
1 3 (75.00%) iBeacon
2 2 (50.00%) RestKit
2 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (75.00%) iBeacon
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MonkeyTalk
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Testing Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Testing Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) RestKit
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Android Development
1 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy