The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Release Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank - 22 -
Contract jobs citing Release Management 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast - 0.89% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £44.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -38.06% -7.36%  

Release Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 181 93 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 85.78% 83.04% 81.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 43 44
Median daily rate £400 £300 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +39.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £109 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.89% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Belfast

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Release Management in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Belfast

Release Management
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Service Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle