Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 18 November 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.

Release Management
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 95 92
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Release Management 8 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.60% 0.41% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.47% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 20
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £350 £413 £349
90th Percentile £514 £438 £526
North West median daily rate £425 £381 £425
% change year-on-year +11.48% -10.29% +31.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £12.58 -
% change year-on-year +66.93% - -

Release Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1122 1276 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.17% 86.33% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 914 1164
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.60% +9.35%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £275
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.64 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.82% +12.24% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.93 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Cheshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Cheshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Cheshire

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Cheshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +20 2 £506 - 4
Wilmslow - 2 £438 -
Northwich +1 1 £360 -
Knutsford -15 1 - - 1
Release Management
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (25.00%) Transition Management
4 2 (25.00%) SFIA
4 2 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
5 1 (12.50%) Power BI

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Heroku
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Release Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Release and Configuration Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Transition Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Transition Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) SFIA
4 2 (25.00%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (25.00%) Transition Management
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Progress
2 1 (12.50%) VMware