Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 171 139
Rank change year-on-year +8 -32 +35
Contract jobs citing Release Management 43 36 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.66% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.79% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 53
North West median daily rate £369 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.24% +9.68% -7.74%
10th Percentile £285 £245 £313
90th Percentile £496 £553 £523
England median daily rate £456 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.06% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
North West median hourly rate - £20.00 -
England median hourly rate £29.54 £33.17 £32.40
% change year-on-year -10.93% +2.36% +56.22%

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 4,697 4,549 5,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.71% 83.48% 85.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,967 2,948 3,393
North West median daily rate £423 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £256
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 209 153
North West median hourly rate £23.83 £21.78 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.39% +3.49% -30.20%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.01 £49.45 £49.95
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.78
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.67% +5.67%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -7 19 £325 -25.29% 6
Merseyside +7 10 £400 - 6
Cheshire 0 9 £438 -1.41% 4
Lancashire -16 3 £475 +58.33% 1
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 17 (39.53%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) ITIL
3 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
4 13 (30.23%) Windows Server
5 12 (27.91%) SQL
5 12 (27.91%) Service Management
5 12 (27.91%) Finance
5 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
7 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (23.26%) QA
8 9 (20.93%) JIRA
8 9 (20.93%) ITSM
9 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
9 8 (18.60%) PHP
9 8 (18.60%) Apache
9 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
9 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
10 7 (16.28%) Retail
10 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
10 7 (16.28%) Tomcat
10 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
11 6 (13.95%) Project Management
11 6 (13.95%) CRM
11 6 (13.95%) SOAP
11 6 (13.95%) ITIL V3

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 8 (18.60%) Apache
2 7 (16.28%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.33%) IaaS
3 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
3 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.65%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) Riak
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) JIRA
2 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) InstallShield
3 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.33%) Chocolatey
4 1 (2.33%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Release Manager
3 7 (16.28%) Applications Support
3 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Applications Support Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) QA Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) QA Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Developer
6 3 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Research Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Software Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) SOAP
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) Node.js
3 3 (6.98%) JSP
3 3 (6.98%) React
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (2.33%) SAP TM
5 1 (2.33%) Symfony
5 1 (2.33%) WinForms
5 1 (2.33%) WPF
5 1 (2.33%) XHTML
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Windows
2 13 (30.23%) Windows Server
3 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.30%) HPUX
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) Unix
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) ITIL
2 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Service Management
3 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
4 9 (20.93%) ITSM
5 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
6 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
6 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
7 6 (13.95%) CRM
7 6 (13.95%) ITIL V3
7 6 (13.95%) Project Management
8 5 (11.63%) BDD
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.30%) DevOps
9 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
9 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (6.98%) Change Management
10 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (6.98%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
2 8 (18.60%) PHP
3 4 (9.30%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) ABAP
4 2 (4.65%) MUMPS
4 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.65%) VBScript
5 1 (2.33%) Erlang
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) GDPR
3 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
1 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.98%) Puppet
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) Ansible
2 2 (4.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (2.33%) RedGate
5 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow