The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 115 102 124
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing Release Management 24 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 1.22% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.56% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 12
Median daily rate £425 £463 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +6.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £417 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £20.19 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+98.16% -32.71%
Release Management
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2283 2369 2566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.08% 77.85% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1494 1525 1612
Median daily rate £388 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 96 115
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +1 10 £410 -3.52% 2
Gloucestershire +1 8 £500 +9.17% 1
Dorset -7 3 - -
Wiltshire -9 2 £388 -32.31%
Somerset - 1 - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (30.00%) Java
4 15 (25.00%) OO
5 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
5 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
6 12 (20.00%) ClearCase
6 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (18.33%) .NET
7 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (18.33%) Visual Studio
7 11 (18.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (16.67%) Ant
8 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 10 (16.67%) Change Management
8 10 (16.67%) Finance
8 10 (16.67%) Migration
8 10 (16.67%) Subversion
9 9 (15.00%) Scrum
9 9 (15.00%) Maven
9 9 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (15.00%) Perl
9 9 (15.00%) ITIL
9 9 (15.00%) Unix
9 9 (15.00%) DV Cleared
9 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 8 (13.33%) Apache Ivy
10 8 (13.33%) Python
10 8 (13.33%) PHP
10 8 (13.33%) Lua

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 5 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.33%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.00%) IaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
1 1 (1.67%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SSDT
3 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) Big Data
5 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 11 (18.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (18.33%) Visual Studio
3 10 (16.67%) Ant
3 10 (16.67%) Subversion
4 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 9 (15.00%) Maven
4 9 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (13.33%) Apache Ivy
6 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.00%) Selenium
7 5 (8.33%) JIRA
8 3 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.67%) NUnit
9 1 (1.67%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) Release Manager
3 14 (23.33%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Build and Release Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Build Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Release and Configuration Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.00%) Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Change Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Development Manager
6 3 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Release Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Digital Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Environment And Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) .NET
2 6 (10.00%) RESTful
2 6 (10.00%) Spring
2 6 (10.00%) Web Services
2 6 (10.00%) XML
3 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.67%) CSS
4 4 (6.67%) HTML
4 4 (6.67%) React
5 3 (5.00%) jQuery
6 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.67%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.67%) J2EE
6 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.67%) REST
6 1 (1.67%) SOAP
6 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.67%) WCF
6 1 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) CMDB
3 1 (1.67%) Ergonomics
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.00%) Unix
2 1 (1.67%) AIX
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (25.00%) OO
4 10 (16.67%) Change Management
4 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 10 (16.67%) Migration
5 9 (15.00%) ITIL
5 9 (15.00%) Scrum
6 6 (10.00%) DevOps
6 6 (10.00%) Project Management
6 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 5 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 5 (8.33%) OOD
7 5 (8.33%) Open Source
7 5 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) Java
2 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.00%) Perl
4 8 (13.33%) Lua
4 8 (13.33%) PHP
4 8 (13.33%) Python
5 4 (6.67%) Groovy
5 4 (6.67%) SQL
6 2 (3.33%) C#
7 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) Jython
7 1 (1.67%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) XPath
7 1 (1.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.00%) Ansible
2 3 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Sun
3 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Rally