The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 37 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.68% 0.33% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.42% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate £390 £363 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £363 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £363 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £420 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £47.50 £12.90
% change year-on-year
-45.26% +268.21%
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
247 236 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.89% 78.67% 68.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 151 110
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £698 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 17 8
Average hourly rate £44.00 £36.40 £31.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +14.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £25.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £33.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 14 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
Taunton +10 1 £400 +10.34% 1
Street - 1 - -
Release Management
South West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 18 (81.82%) .NET
1 18 (81.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (77.27%) SQL Server
3 15 (68.18%) Scrum
4 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (63.64%) Selenium
4 14 (63.64%) IIS
4 14 (63.64%) C#
5 11 (50.00%) MVC
5 11 (50.00%) HTML
5 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (50.00%) CSS
5 11 (50.00%) WCF
5 11 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 11 (50.00%) TeamCity
5 11 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
5 11 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
5 11 (50.00%) HTML5
5 11 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 11 (50.00%) SpecFlow
5 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 11 (50.00%) TypeScript
5 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
6 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
7 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
7 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
8 7 (31.82%) SQL
8 7 (31.82%) Microsoft

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 14 (63.64%) IIS
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) IaaS
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (77.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (81.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (63.64%) Selenium
3 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 11 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 4 (18.18%) Back Office
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Release Manager
5 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Build Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Change Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC Manager
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 11 (50.00%) CSS
2 11 (50.00%) HTML
2 11 (50.00%) HTML5
2 11 (50.00%) WCF
3 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
3 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Scrum
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 11 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 11 (50.00%) MVC
3 11 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.64%) Document Management
7 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) Change Management
8 2 (9.09%) Project Management
9 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.55%) Service Management
9 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (50.00%) TypeScript
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Rally