The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 100 94
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.22% 0.11% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.12% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £525 £500 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £419
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £46.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1280 1712 1450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.95% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 1011 850
Median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +8.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 63
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Release Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in Manchester

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Manager in Manchester

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Release Management
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Legal
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) PMP
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Law
5 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Ant
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure

Release Manager Skill Set
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 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Ant
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Gradle
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (37.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Release Management
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PMP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) AppDynamics
1 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
1 1 (12.50%) Guidewire
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow