Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 19 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 49 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 +25 -11
Contract jobs citing Release Management 5 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.12% 2.43% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.97% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 2
Lancashire median daily rate £363 £350 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +94.44% -52.32%
10th Percentile £244 £313 £176
90th Percentile £516 £429 £184
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
Lancashire 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 Lancashire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 370 539 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 82.59% 81.79% 83.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 358 516
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £388 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -12.08% +16.75%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £279
90th Percentile £604 £556 £645
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 55 83
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +37.91%
10th Percentile £15.14 £11.77 £16.74
90th Percentile £65.89 £63.77 £49.07
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Lancashire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Lancashire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Lancashire

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Lancashire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Preston -6 2 £488 +17.47%
Burnley - 1 £238 -
Release Management
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Infor LN
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) PMO
3 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) WSUS
3 1 (20.00%) Life Science
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Infor
3 1 (20.00%) Kaspersky
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Kaseya
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Infor LN
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Life Science
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Infor
1 1 (20.00%) Kaseya
1 1 (20.00%) Kaspersky
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec
1 1 (20.00%) VMware