The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 25 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 / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 91 81
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 13 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.95% 0.68% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.82% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Median daily rate £390 £475 £542
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.89% -12.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £418 £477
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £531 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year -44.61% +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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1095 1459 1158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.16% 82.57% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 878 687
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 33
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -4.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.80 £37.60
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 Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Manchester

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Manchester

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 14 (53.85%) ITIL
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
4 7 (26.92%) ServiceNow
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
5 5 (19.23%) Line Management
5 5 (19.23%) ITSM
5 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (15.38%) CMDB
6 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (15.38%) Demand Management
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) BPR
6 4 (15.38%) Web Services
6 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 4 (15.38%) People Management
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (11.54%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (11.54%) Service Design
7 3 (11.54%) QA
7 3 (11.54%) Java
7 3 (11.54%) LDAP
7 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
7 3 (11.54%) JBoss
7 3 (11.54%) Identity Management
7 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (11.54%) JBoss
1 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (3.85%) Anypoint
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Drupal
3 1 (3.85%) iPlanet
3 1 (3.85%) Mule
3 1 (3.85%) SilverStripe
3 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
1 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
1 5 (19.23%) Release Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Architect
2 3 (11.54%) ITSM Project Manager
2 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Service Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) IT Graduate
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Network Support
4 1 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (7.69%) JSON
3 2 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) LAMP
4 1 (3.85%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) CMDB
2 3 (11.54%) Web 2.0
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Life Science
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.85%) PMI
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Solaris
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (53.85%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) PRINCE2
3 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
5 5 (19.23%) ITSM
5 5 (19.23%) Line Management
6 4 (15.38%) BPR
6 4 (15.38%) Demand Management
6 4 (15.38%) People Management
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Identity Management
7 3 (11.54%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) Service Design
7 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.54%) Workflow
8 2 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.69%) PMP
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) ServiceNow
2 2 (7.69%) Hitachi
2 2 (7.69%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Cramer
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Northgate
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) WSO2
3 1 (3.85%) Zend