The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 71 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.24% 0.57% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.75% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 8
Average daily rate £315 £500 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.00% +48.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £415 £393
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +251.85%
Release Management
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
687 671 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.30% 77.13% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 509 439
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 9 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £44.44 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% +77.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £13.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Management across the Bristol region.

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Bristol region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Release Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Release Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft