Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 12 November 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 166 154
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12 +3
Contract jobs citing Release Management 52 36 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 0.64% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.77% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 47
North West median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £285 £229 £313
90th Percentile £650 £553 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £449
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.28% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
North West median hourly rate £15.46 £21.00 £12.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +66.93% -
10th Percentile £13.75 £18.60 £10.70
90th Percentile £17.46 £29.40 £14.25
England median hourly rate £24.04 £25.50 £32.40
% change year-on-year -5.73% -21.30% +48.15%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,893 4,660 5,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.19% 82.27% 84.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,098 2,972 3,805
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £558
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 197 179
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +28.30% -33.08%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.18 £48.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in the North West

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in the North West

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in the North West over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in the North West

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in the North West

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. 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
Manchester -6 26 £375 -16.67% 9
Cheshire -2 13 £525 +23.53% 2
Merseyside +7 7 £400 - 2
Lancashire -22 4 £600 +65.52% 2
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 18 (34.62%) Windows
2 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 11 (21.15%) SQL
5 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
6 9 (17.31%) Finance
6 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (15.38%) Change Management
7 8 (15.38%) QA
8 7 (13.46%) JIRA
8 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (13.46%) Analytics
8 7 (13.46%) CRM
8 7 (13.46%) E-Commerce
8 7 (13.46%) Linux
9 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 6 (11.54%) PHP
9 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
9 6 (11.54%) Service Management
9 6 (11.54%) Migration
9 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
9 6 (11.54%) Big Data
9 6 (11.54%) Problem Management
9 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
9 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (9.62%) Apache
1 5 (9.62%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.85%) TPMS
4 1 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) EPiServer
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (7.69%) AWS CloudTrail
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.92%) IaaS
5 1 (1.92%) PaaS
5 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) SMS
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.92%) DHCP
3 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) Big Data
3 5 (9.62%) Data Mining
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.85%) IDMS
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.92%) MySQL
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.92%) Riak
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) JIRA
2 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.85%) InstallShield
3 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.92%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.92%) Chocolatey
4 1 (1.92%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) MSI
4 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Release Manager
3 8 (15.38%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Applications Support
4 5 (9.62%) Technical Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Developer
6 3 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) Node.js
2 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.85%) JSP
3 2 (3.85%) React
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (1.92%) SAP TM
4 1 (1.92%) Symfony
4 1 (1.92%) WinForms
4 1 (1.92%) WPF
4 1 (1.92%) XHTML
4 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.85%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.46%) Linux
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.77%) Unix
4 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.85%) HPUX
5 2 (3.85%) VME
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
3 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.38%) Change Management
5 7 (13.46%) Analytics
5 7 (13.46%) CRM
5 7 (13.46%) E-Commerce
6 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 6 (11.54%) Migration
6 6 (11.54%) Problem Management
6 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (11.54%) Service Management
6 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.62%) Data Modelling
7 5 (9.62%) Defect Management
7 5 (9.62%) ITSM
7 5 (9.62%) Open Source
7 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.62%) Visualisation
7 5 (9.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
2 6 (11.54%) PHP
2 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.69%) C#
3 4 (7.69%) VBScript
4 3 (5.77%) Perl
4 3 (5.77%) Python
4 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.77%) VB
5 2 (3.85%) ABAP
5 2 (3.85%) COBOL
5 2 (3.85%) Ruby
5 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) Erlang
6 1 (1.92%) MUMPS
6 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) GDPR
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.85%) vCloud
4 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) Docker
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.77%) Puppet
3 2 (3.85%) Ansible
3 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) VMware
3 4 (7.69%) AlienVault
4 3 (5.77%) SAP
5 2 (3.85%) Fujitsu
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Ivanti
5 2 (3.85%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.92%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.92%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) RedGate
6 1 (1.92%) Talend
6 1 (1.92%) Vertica