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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 80 64
Rank change year-on-year +27 -16  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 4 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% 0.22% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.26% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Median daily rate £425 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 - £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.83 £35.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year -55.40% +72.39%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 535 769 821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.86% 83.86% 84.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 560 498
Median daily rate £406 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 31
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Warrington - 2 £463 - 2
Wilmslow - 1 £425 - 2
Release Management
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Power BI
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management

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 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Application Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Release and Configuration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Google
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
HFG
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 6 days ago