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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 145 112
Rank change year-on-year +33 -33  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 23 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 0.45% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.55% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 21
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year -44.61% +72.39%  

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 2349 3084 2925
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.00% 82.20% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1942 1710
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -12.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +16 13 £390 -17.89% 4
Cheshire +28 4 £425 - 5
Lancashire +5 3 £488 +17.11%
Merseyside - 3 £375 -
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 25 (58.14%) ITIL
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.58%) Finance
3 11 (25.58%) Configuration Management
4 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
4 10 (23.26%) Service Management
5 8 (18.60%) ITSM
5 8 (18.60%) Windows
5 8 (18.60%) DevOps
6 7 (16.28%) ServiceNow
6 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
6 7 (16.28%) Change Management
7 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
7 6 (13.95%) Line Management
7 6 (13.95%) ITIL V3
8 4 (9.30%) Migration
8 4 (9.30%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (9.30%) Banking
8 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
8 4 (9.30%) Web Services
8 4 (9.30%) Apache
8 4 (9.30%) BPR
8 4 (9.30%) Project Management
8 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
8 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.30%) QA
8 4 (9.30%) CMDB
8 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (9.30%) People Management
8 4 (9.30%) Demand 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 4 (9.30%) Apache
2 3 (6.98%) JBoss
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.65%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) Anypoint
4 1 (2.33%) Drupal
4 1 (2.33%) iPlanet
4 1 (2.33%) Mule
4 1 (2.33%) SilverStripe
4 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) LDAP
2 2 (4.65%) DHCP
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) IP Telephony
2 2 (4.65%) NAS
2 2 (4.65%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Power BI
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Selenium
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) Maven
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.65%) Front Office
4 2 (4.65%) Law
4 2 (4.65%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) Project Manager
2 6 (13.95%) Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Release Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Applications Support
3 5 (11.63%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Manager
5 3 (6.98%) ITSM Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Applications Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Applications Support Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Process Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Service Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Support Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Web Services
2 3 (6.98%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.98%) JSP
2 3 (6.98%) SOAP
2 3 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (4.65%) JSON
3 2 (4.65%) RESTful
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) LAMP
4 1 (2.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) CMDB
2 3 (6.98%) Life Science
2 3 (6.98%) Web 2.0
3 2 (4.65%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) AS400
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.33%) PMI
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) HPUX
5 1 (2.33%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) ITIL
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.58%) Configuration Management
4 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
4 10 (23.26%) Service Management
5 8 (18.60%) DevOps
5 8 (18.60%) ITSM
6 7 (16.28%) Change Management
7 6 (13.95%) ITIL V3
7 6 (13.95%) Line Management
8 4 (9.30%) BPR
8 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.30%) Demand Management
8 4 (9.30%) Migration
8 4 (9.30%) People Management
8 4 (9.30%) Project Management
9 3 (6.98%) ERP
9 3 (6.98%) Identity Management
9 3 (6.98%) Scrum
9 3 (6.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.98%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.98%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) MCITP
2 2 (4.65%) MCSE
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.65%) PMP
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.33%) PMO
3 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (4.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) ServiceNow
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) SAP
3 3 (6.98%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Hitachi
4 2 (4.65%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) Kaseya
4 2 (4.65%) Kaspersky
4 2 (4.65%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.65%) Symantec
5 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.33%) Cramer
5 1 (2.33%) Google
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Northgate
5 1 (2.33%) Remedy
5 1 (2.33%) WSO2
5 1 (2.33%) Zend
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