The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 42 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Release Management 6 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.32% 4.89% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 6.89% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 3
Average daily rate £401 £468 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% +51.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £431 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £415 £393
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
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 Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
357 363 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 78.46% 71.04% 67.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 221 99
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 16
Average hourly rate £39.27 £40.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +185.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £27.50 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +5 1 - -
Cheltenham -11 1 £463 -3.24%
Release Management
South West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 14 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (81.25%) DV Cleared
2 13 (81.25%) Python
3 12 (75.00%) Ant
3 12 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (75.00%) Maven
4 11 (68.75%) Java
4 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
5 9 (56.25%) ClearCase
5 9 (56.25%) Perl
5 9 (56.25%) OO
5 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (50.00%) Lua
6 8 (50.00%) Unix
6 8 (50.00%) PHP
6 8 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
7 7 (43.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 7 (43.75%) Subversion
8 6 (37.50%) Sun
8 6 (37.50%) Sun Certification
9 5 (31.25%) Ruby
9 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
9 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
9 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
9 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (25.00%) Mercurial
10 4 (25.00%) Artifactory
10 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
10 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (25.00%) Big Data

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Ant
1 12 (75.00%) Maven
2 9 (56.25%) ClearCase
3 8 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
4 7 (43.75%) Subversion
4 7 (43.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
6 4 (25.00%) Artifactory
6 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (25.00%) Mercurial
6 4 (25.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Release Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Change and Configuration Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Change and Release Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Change Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Release and Configuration Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) React
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) Software Deployment
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) System Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Python
2 11 (68.75%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 9 (56.25%) Perl
4 8 (50.00%) Lua
4 8 (50.00%) PHP
5 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (31.25%) Ruby
6 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (18.75%) Groovy
8 2 (12.50%) C++
9 1 (6.25%) C#
9 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
9 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (81.25%) DV Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Sun Certification
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Sun