Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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 > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 124 104
Rank change year-on-year +4 -20 +4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 22 32 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.75% 0.90% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.08% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 27
Manchester median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +39.53%
10th Percentile £191 £306 £363
90th Percentile £581 £566 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +31.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £12.58 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.93% - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2382 2975 3048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.05% 83.87% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 1892 1804
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 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
Oldham -1 2 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -
Salford - 1 - - 1
Release Management
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 8 (36.36%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 4 (18.18%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) Degree
5 4 (18.18%) SCCM
5 4 (18.18%) Time Management
5 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 4 (18.18%) Android
5 4 (18.18%) Sitecore
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
5 4 (18.18%) Change Control
5 4 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 4 (18.18%) Sophos
5 4 (18.18%) Analytics
5 4 (18.18%) SendGrid
5 4 (18.18%) DevOps
5 4 (18.18%) Security Hardening
5 4 (18.18%) SDLC
5 4 (18.18%) Virtual Machines

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 (13.64%) JBoss
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (4.55%) Anypoint
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.55%) Mule
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP BPC
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.55%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) MPLS
2 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.55%) Skype
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.55%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.55%) Ant
3 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
3 1 (4.55%) FogBugz
3 1 (4.55%) Gradle
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Sitecore Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Azure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) JSON
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) Kafka
3 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) AS400
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Android
2 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Analytics
3 4 (18.18%) Change Control
3 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 4 (18.18%) DevOps
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) SDLC
3 4 (18.18%) Security Hardening
3 4 (18.18%) Time Management
4 3 (13.64%) OO
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) Open Source
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) Jython
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ECDL
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) MCTS
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) IFRS
1 2 (9.09%) IFRS 9
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.55%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) SendGrid
2 4 (18.18%) Sitecore
2 4 (18.18%) Sophos
3 3 (13.64%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) MuleSoft
5 1 (4.55%) Ariba
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Northgate
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.55%) Veeam
5 1 (4.55%) WSO2