The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 156 145
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.080% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.084% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £475 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £475 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £46.00

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 2771 3574 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.84% 94.80% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5294 7967 7165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £256 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 401 618
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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
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 28 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 +14 3 £525 +5.00%
Cheshire - 1 £425 - 1
Release Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Release Management
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Legal
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) QA
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) GitHub
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 2 (12.50%) Business Development
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) PMP
5 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) ERP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) GitHub
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) PaaS
3 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Power BI
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Ant
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Gradle
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Release Management
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Business Development
4 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) AppDynamics
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Guidewire
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow