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 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
North West / Lancashire
Rank 27 47 37
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.95% 1.40% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 1.82% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Median daily rate £300 £525 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.85% +77.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £348 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £533 £320
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 Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 174 330 300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 84.88% 77.10% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 203 180
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £298 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 27
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.90% +5.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.50 £47.33
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Preston -2 1 £225 -57.14%
Release Management
North West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 21 (84.00%) ITIL
2 20 (80.00%) Service Management
3 18 (72.00%) Linux
4 17 (68.00%) Windows
5 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (60.00%) Change Management
6 14 (56.00%) Windows XP
6 14 (56.00%) AIX
7 12 (48.00%) Data Management
8 11 (44.00%) Tandem
8 11 (44.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 10 (40.00%) ITSM
10 9 (36.00%) Problem Management
10 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
11 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
11 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
11 8 (32.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (32.00%) Open Source
11 8 (32.00%) IaaS
11 8 (32.00%) SaaS
11 8 (32.00%) PaaS
11 8 (32.00%) SQL
11 8 (32.00%) Windows 2000
11 8 (32.00%) Unix
11 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
11 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (28.00%) VBScript
12 7 (28.00%) Java
12 7 (28.00%) Perl
12 7 (28.00%) Red Hat

Release Management
Top Related 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 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
1 8 (32.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) IaaS
1 8 (32.00%) PaaS
1 8 (32.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DHCP
1 2 (8.00%) DNS
1 2 (8.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (8.00%) NAS
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) StarTeam
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Operational Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Operations Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Monitoring Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) AIX Support
6 1 (4.00%) Process Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Tandem
2 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 2 (8.00%) CMDB
4 2 (8.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Linux
2 17 (68.00%) Windows
3 14 (56.00%) AIX
3 14 (56.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (32.00%) Unix
4 8 (32.00%) Windows 2000
5 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (24.00%) HPUX
6 6 (24.00%) Solaris
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.00%) VME
8 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) ITIL
2 20 (80.00%) Service Management
3 15 (60.00%) Change Management
4 12 (48.00%) Data Management
5 11 (44.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 10 (40.00%) ITSM
7 9 (36.00%) Problem Management
8 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
8 8 (32.00%) Open Source
9 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (24.00%) DevOps
10 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2
11 4 (16.00%) Security Monitoring
12 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
12 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
13 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
13 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) Perl
3 7 (28.00%) VBScript
4 6 (24.00%) Bourne shell
4 6 (24.00%) Korn
5 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) MCITP
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) QA
3 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (24.00%) Netcool
1 6 (24.00%) SCOM
1 6 (24.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (8.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (24.00%) CA
3 6 (24.00%) IBM
4 5 (20.00%) HP
4 5 (20.00%) ICL
5 3 (12.00%) Fujitsu
6 2 (8.00%) Kaseya
6 2 (8.00%) Kaspersky
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) VMware