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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 20 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Release Management 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.42% - 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.02% - 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £384
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.71% -
Release Management
UK

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
83 77 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 73.45% 66.96% 63.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 104
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £278 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.75 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.78% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
County Antrim - 5 £275 -
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) XSL
2 3 (60.00%) Actimize
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) CCDP
4 1 (20.00%) Nortel
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) MGCP
4 1 (20.00%) H.323
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) IVR
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) MGCP
1 1 (20.00%) H.323
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XSL
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (20.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (20.00%) High Availability
1 1 (20.00%) Database Security
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCDP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Actimize
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Nortel
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya