Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 155 180
Rank change year-on-year +10 +25 -30
Contract jobs citing Release Management 63 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.08% 0.82% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.99% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 31
North West median daily rate £550 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -15.79% +27.52%
10th Percentile £341 £321 £325
90th Percentile £650 £530 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
North West median hourly rate £16.92 - £13.75
10th Percentile £13.50 - £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £24.92 £12.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +107.63% -53.85% +26.26%

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 5,014 4,530 6,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.61% 82.60% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,152 2,768 3,935
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 209 216
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £32.56 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.74% +0.17% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £53.00 £50.63
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in the North West over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 June 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 -13 36 £550 +37.50% 11
Cheshire +5 18 £405 -4.71% 6
Lancashire -14 6 £613 +53.13% 1
Merseyside +13 2 - - 1
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 23 (36.51%) ITIL
2 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.16%) Scrum
4 18 (28.57%) Change Control
5 16 (25.40%) Data Modelling
6 15 (23.81%) JIRA
7 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
8 12 (19.05%) Change Management
8 12 (19.05%) MySQL
8 12 (19.05%) Confluence
8 12 (19.05%) ServiceNow
8 12 (19.05%) Logical Data Model
8 12 (19.05%) Physical Data Model
8 12 (19.05%) Swagger
8 12 (19.05%) Apiary
9 11 (17.46%) DevOps
9 11 (17.46%) Linux
9 11 (17.46%) Configuration Management
9 11 (17.46%) Finance
10 10 (15.87%) Waterfall
11 9 (14.29%) RAML
11 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 8 (12.70%) Windows
12 8 (12.70%) Project Management
12 8 (12.70%) Open Source
13 7 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (11.11%) QA
13 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
13 7 (11.11%) Web Services

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 12 (19.05%) Confluence
2 5 (7.94%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.76%) CMS
3 3 (4.76%) TPMS
4 1 (1.59%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.94%) GitHub
2 5 (7.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (6.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (6.35%) AWS CloudTrail
3 4 (6.35%) SaaS
4 3 (4.76%) IaaS
4 3 (4.76%) PaaS
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.17%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (3.17%) CloudFront
5 2 (3.17%) Route 53
5 2 (3.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) SMS
2 1 (1.59%) BGP
2 1 (1.59%) EIGRP
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) MPLS
2 1 (1.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) MySQL
2 5 (7.94%) Big Data
2 5 (7.94%) Data Mining
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.76%) IDMS
3 3 (4.76%) Riak
4 2 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) JIRA
2 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
3 6 (9.52%) Selenium
4 5 (7.94%) Hudson
4 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.35%) MSI
6 2 (3.17%) AdminStudio
6 2 (3.17%) CircleCI
6 2 (3.17%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.59%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (17.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
2 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.17%) Law
3 1 (1.59%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Analyst
2 13 (20.63%) Release Manager
3 11 (17.46%) Data Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 8 (12.70%) Architect
6 6 (9.52%) Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Change Manager
7 5 (7.94%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Change and Release Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Development Project Manager
8 3 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Software Development Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Software Development Project Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) Swagger
2 9 (14.29%) RAML
3 7 (11.11%) Web Services
4 5 (7.94%) LDAP
5 4 (6.35%) .NET
6 3 (4.76%) jQuery
6 3 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (4.76%) Spring
6 3 (4.76%) Spring Boot
7 2 (3.17%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Web 2.0
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) CMDB
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.17%) PMI
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Linux
2 8 (12.70%) Windows
3 4 (6.35%) Unix
4 3 (4.76%) VME
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.59%) AIX
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) ITIL
2 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.16%) Scrum
4 18 (28.57%) Change Control
5 16 (25.40%) Data Modelling
6 12 (19.05%) Change Management
6 12 (19.05%) Logical Data Model
6 12 (19.05%) Physical Data Model
7 11 (17.46%) Configuration Management
7 11 (17.46%) DevOps
8 10 (15.87%) Waterfall
9 9 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (12.70%) Open Source
10 8 (12.70%) Project Management
11 7 (11.11%) ITSM
11 7 (11.11%) PRINCE2
12 6 (9.52%) ITIL V3
12 6 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (9.52%) Service Management
12 6 (9.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.94%) Ruby
2 5 (7.94%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.76%) COBOL
3 3 (4.76%) Erlang
3 3 (4.76%) Java
3 3 (4.76%) Perl
3 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.17%) VB
4 2 (3.17%) VBScript
5 1 (1.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.59%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (1.59%) MCITP
3 1 (1.59%) MCSE
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.17%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.17%) SCCM
3 1 (1.59%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Apiary
1 12 (19.05%) ServiceNow
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.35%) AlienVault
4 3 (4.76%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.76%) Citrix
4 3 (4.76%) Fujitsu
4 3 (4.76%) Ivanti
4 3 (4.76%) Micro Focus
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco
5 2 (3.17%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.59%) Capita
6 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.59%) F5
6 1 (1.59%) HP
6 1 (1.59%) Juniper
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
6 1 (1.59%) Symantec
6 1 (1.59%) VMware