Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 212 217
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 8 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 21
North West median daily rate £450 £438 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -9.79% +53.97%
10th Percentile £359 £319 £363
90th Percentile £560 £531 £575
England median daily rate £470 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -1.05% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
North West median hourly rate - - £34.95
England median hourly rate - - £34.95

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5417 6452 8088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.40% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4154 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 233 402
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Release Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in the North West

Release Manager
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 Manager in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Manager in the North West

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Manager in the North West

Release Manager
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 Manager within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Cheshire +5 4 £425 +13.33%
Manchester +7 2 £538 +30.30%
Merseyside - 2 - -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) Release Management
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (12.50%) Power BI
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (12.50%) SaaS
4 1 (12.50%) SAP BPC
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
4 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware
4 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
4 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (12.50%) SAP CO

Release Manager Skill Set
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BPC
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) Power BI
2 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) Release Management
2 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (12.50%) SAP