Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 155 199
Rank change year-on-year -12 +44 -38
Contract jobs citing Release Management 53 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.89% 0.76% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.92% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 27
North West median daily rate £550 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +9.68% -5.49%
10th Percentile £323 £281 £317
90th Percentile £650 £573 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
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 £24.08 £26.61 £32.34
% change year-on-year -9.49% -17.72% +60.19%

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 4,973 4,757 6,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.54% 82.09% 84.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,130 2,923 3,870
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 197 185
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +39.53% -27.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.74 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.70 £52.30
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -9 35 £450 -3.23% 5
Cheshire -6 14 £563 +28.57% 1
Lancashire -13 4 £600 +65.52%
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (33.96%) Scrum
2 17 (32.08%) Change Control
3 16 (30.19%) Data Modelling
4 15 (28.30%) JIRA
5 14 (26.42%) Git (software)
6 13 (24.53%) Confluence
6 13 (24.53%) MySQL
7 12 (22.64%) Windows
7 12 (22.64%) Logical Data Model
7 12 (22.64%) Physical Data Model
7 12 (22.64%) Swagger
7 12 (22.64%) Apiary
8 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (18.87%) Linux
9 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
10 9 (16.98%) ITIL
10 9 (16.98%) RAML
11 8 (15.09%) DevOps
11 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
11 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
11 8 (15.09%) QA
12 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
12 7 (13.21%) Analytics
13 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (11.32%) Big Data
13 6 (11.32%) Finance
13 6 (11.32%) Migration
13 6 (11.32%) Change Management
14 5 (9.43%) Project Management

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 13 (24.53%) Confluence
2 5 (9.43%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.66%) TPMS
4 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.89%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (7.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (7.55%) AWS CloudTrail
3 4 (7.55%) GitHub
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.89%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (1.89%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.89%) IaaS
5 1 (1.89%) PaaS
5 1 (1.89%) Route 53
5 1 (1.89%) SaaS
5 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) SMS
2 2 (3.77%) DNS
2 2 (3.77%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.89%) DHCP
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) MySQL
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.32%) Big Data
4 5 (9.43%) Data Mining
5 3 (5.66%) IDMS
6 2 (3.77%) Riak
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) JIRA
2 14 (26.42%) Git (software)
3 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.55%) Hudson
4 4 (7.55%) Selenium
5 3 (5.66%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.89%) AdminStudio
7 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.89%) CircleCI
7 1 (1.89%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.89%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.89%) MSI
7 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.89%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Data Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Architect
4 8 (15.09%) Release Manager
5 6 (11.32%) Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
7 4 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Operations Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.77%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.89%) Contracts Manager
9 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) SAP Support
9 1 (1.89%) Software Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) Swagger
2 9 (16.98%) RAML
3 5 (9.43%) .NET
4 4 (7.55%) Web Services
5 3 (5.66%) jQuery
5 3 (5.66%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (5.66%) LDAP
5 3 (5.66%) Spring
5 3 (5.66%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.89%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.89%) SAP TM
6 1 (1.89%) Serverless Framework
6 1 (1.89%) Symfony
6 1 (1.89%) WinForms
6 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.66%) Web 2.0
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.77%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.89%) Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.89%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Unix
4 3 (5.66%) VME
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.89%) AIX
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Scrum
2 17 (32.08%) Change Control
3 16 (30.19%) Data Modelling
4 12 (22.64%) Logical Data Model
4 12 (22.64%) Physical Data Model
5 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.98%) ITIL
7 8 (15.09%) DevOps
8 7 (13.21%) Analytics
9 6 (11.32%) Change Management
9 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.32%) Migration
10 5 (9.43%) Big Data Analytics
10 5 (9.43%) Business Analysis
10 5 (9.43%) Open Source
10 5 (9.43%) Project Management
10 5 (9.43%) SIEM
10 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
10 5 (9.43%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
2 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.55%) C#
3 4 (7.55%) Perl
3 4 (7.55%) Python
3 4 (7.55%) Ruby
3 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.66%) COBOL
4 3 (5.66%) Java
4 3 (5.66%) VB
5 2 (3.77%) ABAP
5 2 (3.77%) Erlang
5 2 (3.77%) SQL
5 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.77%) VBScript
6 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.89%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) MCITP
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) GDPR
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) vCloud
3 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) Docker
3 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
1 3 (5.66%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.77%) Ansible
3 1 (1.89%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (1.89%) Terraform
3 1 (1.89%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Apiary
2 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) VMware
4 4 (7.55%) AlienVault
5 3 (5.66%) Fujitsu
5 3 (5.66%) Micro Focus
5 3 (5.66%) SAP
5 3 (5.66%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.77%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.89%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.89%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle
7 1 (1.89%) RedGate
7 1 (1.89%) Symantec
7 1 (1.89%) Talend
7 1 (1.89%) Vertica