The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
England / North East
Rank - 58 42
Contract jobs citing Release Management 0 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 1.61% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.89% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 10
Median daily rate - £255 £266
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -39.44% -5.26%  

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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 644 742 470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.62% 85.39% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 506 263
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 19
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.55% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.00 £29.90
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in the North East

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in the North East

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 28 (84.85%) Change Management
2 25 (75.76%) Linux
3 24 (72.73%) ITIL
3 24 (72.73%) Unix
4 19 (57.58%) Service Management
4 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
5 18 (54.55%) Windows
5 18 (54.55%) AIX
5 18 (54.55%) MS Excel
5 18 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (48.48%) WebSphere
6 16 (48.48%) Windows XP
6 16 (48.48%) Windows 2000
6 16 (48.48%) SLA
6 16 (48.48%) ITSM
7 15 (45.45%) Problem Management
7 15 (45.45%) Data Management
7 15 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (42.42%) Open Source
8 14 (42.42%) SaaS
8 14 (42.42%) PaaS
8 14 (42.42%) IaaS
9 12 (36.36%) DevOps
9 12 (36.36%) Tandem
10 11 (33.33%) Data Analysis
10 11 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 10 (30.30%) Oracle
12 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
12 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 16 (48.48%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.09%) SAS
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) Jetty
3 1 (3.03%) Mongrel
3 1 (3.03%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (54.55%) MS Excel
1 18 (54.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle 11i
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (42.42%) IaaS
1 14 (42.42%) PaaS
1 14 (42.42%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.03%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) DHCP
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
1 1 (3.03%) FTP
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) IPsec
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) SSL
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
1 7 (21.21%) Relational Database
2 6 (18.18%) SAP HANA
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (6.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (6.06%) SAS Enterprise Miner
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) Travis CI
1 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Operations Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) DBA
3 6 (18.18%) Operational Support Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Operations Support Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Backup Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) AIX Support
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Support
5 3 (9.09%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 3 (9.09%) Unix Support
6 2 (6.06%) Unix Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Unix Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) AIX Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Operations Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) J2EE
1 1 (3.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (36.36%) Tandem
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Linux
2 24 (72.73%) Unix
3 18 (54.55%) AIX
3 18 (54.55%) Windows
4 16 (48.48%) Windows 2000
4 16 (48.48%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.06%) VME
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Change Management
2 24 (72.73%) ITIL
3 19 (57.58%) Service Management
4 16 (48.48%) ITSM
5 15 (45.45%) Data Management
5 15 (45.45%) Problem Management
6 14 (42.42%) Open Source
7 12 (36.36%) DevOps
8 11 (33.33%) Data Analysis
8 11 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
10 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
11 7 (21.21%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
12 6 (18.18%) Data Protection
13 2 (6.06%) High Availability
13 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
14 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) COBOL
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Firmware
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Data Guard
1 6 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) PureDisk
2 1 (3.03%) Simpana
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) EMC
3 6 (18.18%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) arcserve
4 1 (3.03%) Brocade
4 1 (3.03%) CA
4 1 (3.03%) Capita
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) CommVault
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) NetApp
4 1 (3.03%) Sun
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec
4 1 (3.03%) Veritas
4 1 (3.03%) VMware