The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Manager
England / North West
Rank 117 155 134
Rank change year-on-year +38 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 11 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.13% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.14% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Median daily rate £494 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.07% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2431 3618 3289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.24% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 2143 1743
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 180 198
Median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +38.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.98 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Release Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 3 months to 22 March 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 +13 5 £488 +39.28%
Cheshire - 3 £500 -
Lancashire - 1 £375 -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Release Management
2 5 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 5 (25.00%) SAP
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) GitHub
4 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Business Development
4 3 (15.00%) QA
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Windows
5 2 (10.00%) SAP ERP
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Governance
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.00%) AppDynamics
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (5.00%) PaaS
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

Release Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Ant
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Gradle
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Release Management
2 5 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Business Development
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Governance
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) AppDynamics
3 1 (5.00%) Guidewire
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow