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 3 months to 30 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.

Release Management
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 132 113
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 17 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.75% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.91% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 16
Median daily rate £375 £475 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +47.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £324 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £555 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% -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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2131 3202 2836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.93% 82.31% 78.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1944 1535
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 116 133
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 10 £375 -31.81% 2
Lancashire +14 4 £300 -42.85%
Merseyside +1 2 £413 -
Cheshire +35 1 - -
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 West region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 44 (66.67%) ITIL
2 26 (39.39%) Service Management
3 25 (37.88%) Change Management
4 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (31.82%) Linux
6 20 (30.30%) Windows
7 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
7 19 (28.79%) DevOps
8 18 (27.27%) Security Cleared
9 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
10 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
11 15 (22.73%) AIX
11 15 (22.73%) Windows XP
11 15 (22.73%) Problem Management
12 13 (19.70%) Data Management
13 12 (18.18%) Tandem
13 12 (18.18%) PRINCE2
13 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 12 (18.18%) SQL
13 12 (18.18%) QA
13 12 (18.18%) PowerShell
13 12 (18.18%) ServiceNow
13 12 (18.18%) ITIL V3
13 12 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 11 (16.67%) ITSM
15 10 (15.15%) Service Delivery
15 10 (15.15%) Scrum
15 10 (15.15%) Web Services
15 10 (15.15%) Unix
15 10 (15.15%) Windows 2000

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 9 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) Drupal
4 1 (1.52%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.52%) JBoss
4 1 (1.52%) SilverStripe
4 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 9 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) IaaS
1 8 (12.12%) PaaS
1 8 (12.12%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) LDAP
2 3 (4.55%) DHCP
2 3 (4.55%) DNS
2 3 (4.55%) NAS
2 3 (4.55%) SAN
3 2 (3.03%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.52%) Firewall
4 1 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (1.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) MySQL
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Selenium
2 2 (3.03%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) Maven
3 1 (1.52%) Subversion
3 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.58%) Banking
2 4 (6.06%) Finance
3 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Law
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) Analyst
1 11 (16.67%) Developer
2 7 (10.61%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (10.61%) Release Manager
2 7 (10.61%) Support Analyst
3 6 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (9.09%) Monitoring Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) ServiceNow Developer
4 5 (7.58%) Operational Support Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Operations Support Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Service Manager
4 5 (7.58%) Services Delivery Manager
4 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Applications Support
5 2 (3.03%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (3.03%) Service Analyst
5 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) AngularJS
1 10 (15.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 10 (15.15%) Web Services
2 7 (10.61%) Regular Expression
3 4 (6.06%) .NET
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.52%) CSS
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
4 1 (1.52%) jQuery
4 1 (1.52%) LAMP
4 1 (1.52%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Tandem
2 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.64%) Web 2.0
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) CMDB
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Life Science
5 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Linux
2 20 (30.30%) Windows
3 15 (22.73%) AIX
3 15 (22.73%) Windows XP
4 10 (15.15%) Unix
4 10 (15.15%) Windows 2000
5 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (10.61%) Solaris
5 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.09%) HPUX
7 5 (7.58%) VME
8 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (66.67%) ITIL
2 26 (39.39%) Service Management
3 25 (37.88%) Change Management
4 24 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (28.79%) DevOps
6 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
7 15 (22.73%) Problem Management
8 13 (19.70%) Data Management
9 12 (18.18%) ITIL V3
9 12 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 12 (18.18%) PRINCE2
10 11 (16.67%) ITSM
11 10 (15.15%) Issue Tracking
11 10 (15.15%) Scrum
11 10 (15.15%) Service Delivery
12 9 (13.64%) Data Analysis
13 8 (12.12%) Business Continuity
13 8 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (12.12%) Open Source
14 7 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 12 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 12 (18.18%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) Java
2 8 (12.12%) Perl
2 8 (12.12%) VBScript
3 6 (9.09%) Bourne shell
3 6 (9.09%) Korn
4 4 (6.06%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) C++
5 2 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) Ruby
6 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) ISEB
3 6 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.55%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) MCITP
5 2 (3.03%) MCSE
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.18%) QA
2 7 (10.61%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) Docker
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (9.09%) Netcool
1 6 (9.09%) SCOM
1 6 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (3.03%) WSUS
3 1 (1.52%) Ansible
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.18%) ServiceNow
3 7 (10.61%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.09%) CA
4 6 (9.09%) HP
4 6 (9.09%) IBM
5 5 (7.58%) ICL
5 5 (7.58%) SAP
6 4 (6.06%) Oracle
6 4 (6.06%) VMware
7 3 (4.55%) Fujitsu
7 3 (4.55%) Symantec
8 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.03%) Kaseya
8 2 (3.03%) Kaspersky
8 2 (3.03%) Northgate
8 2 (3.03%) Snow
8 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.52%) Lumension
9 1 (1.52%) Zend
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