The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 35 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Release Management 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.51% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £475 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+98.16% -32.71%
Release Management
Oxfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
197 310 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.34% 84.01% 68.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 248 110
Average daily rate £425 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Average hourly rate £13.80 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 16 (57.14%) Change Control
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) ITIL
3 14 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 13 (46.43%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 10 (35.71%) Lotus
6 10 (35.71%) Acrobat
6 10 (35.71%) Internet
6 10 (35.71%) DameWare
6 10 (35.71%) Adobe
6 10 (35.71%) Windows XP
6 10 (35.71%) IBM Notes
6 10 (35.71%) PeopleSoft
7 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 8 (28.57%) VPN
7 8 (28.57%) Project Management
7 8 (28.57%) Software Distribution
8 7 (25.00%) SQL
9 6 (21.43%) .NET
10 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
10 5 (17.86%) Change Management
10 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
10 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
10 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
11 4 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 10 (35.71%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Internet
2 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (28.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MSBuild
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Technical Services Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) OBIEE Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) OBIEE Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle BI Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle BI Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) PMI
3 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Change Control
2 14 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 14 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (28.57%) Project Management
3 8 (28.57%) Software Distribution
4 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.86%) Change Management
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
5 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.29%) CRM
5 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Data Architecture
5 4 (14.29%) ETL
5 4 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 3 (10.71%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) PMI Certification
3 3 (10.71%) PMP
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) DameWare
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) Adobe
2 10 (35.71%) Lotus
2 10 (35.71%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (14.29%) BMC
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
4 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow