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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 115 114 107
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 25 39 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 1.22% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.51% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 31
Median daily rate £375 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £405
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +25.73%
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
2196 2584 2499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.28% 80.55% 76.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 1804 1691
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 109 123
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £20.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Gloucestershire +5 9 - -
Bristol +8 4 £468 +1.08% 2
Wiltshire -3 4 £375 -1.63% 1
Dorset - 4 £338 - 2
Devon - 3 £500 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
3 14 (29.79%) Service Delivery
3 14 (29.79%) Migration
4 13 (27.66%) Windows
5 12 (25.53%) Java
5 12 (25.53%) SQL
6 11 (23.40%) Ant
6 11 (23.40%) ITIL
7 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
7 10 (21.28%) Unix
7 10 (21.28%) Scrum
8 9 (19.15%) Selenium
8 9 (19.15%) DV Cleared
9 8 (17.02%) Hadoop
9 8 (17.02%) Maven
9 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
9 8 (17.02%) Python
9 8 (17.02%) Oracle
9 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.89%) MSI
10 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
10 7 (14.89%) IBM
10 7 (14.89%) VBScript
10 7 (14.89%) VB
10 7 (14.89%) AIX
10 7 (14.89%) MS Office
10 7 (14.89%) VMware
10 7 (14.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure

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 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (2.13%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) IaaS
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) SSL
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Hadoop
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.64%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.38%) Data Mart
4 3 (6.38%) OLTP
4 3 (6.38%) SSDT
5 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.26%) Cognos Impromptu
5 2 (4.26%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.13%) Big Data
6 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (2.13%) Lumira
6 1 (2.13%) MySQL
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Ant
2 9 (19.15%) Selenium
3 8 (17.02%) Maven
4 7 (14.89%) MSI
5 6 (12.77%) JIRA
5 6 (12.77%) LoadRunner
5 6 (12.77%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (12.77%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.51%) PeopleTools
7 3 (6.38%) InstallShield
7 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (4.26%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
8 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
9 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.13%) SonarQube
9 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 6 (12.77%) Marketing
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 4 (8.51%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) Applications Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Mobile Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) SCCM Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (6.38%) DBA
5 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (6.38%) PeopleSoft Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.26%) Release Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) J2EE
3 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) JSON
3 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.64%) Online Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.51%) Graphic Design
2 4 (8.51%) iPhone
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.51%) User Experience
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Unix
3 7 (14.89%) AIX
3 7 (14.89%) Windows 10
4 6 (12.77%) Linux
5 4 (8.51%) Android
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.13%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Migration
2 14 (29.79%) Service Delivery
3 11 (23.40%) ITIL
4 10 (21.28%) Scrum
5 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
6 7 (14.89%) Application Virtualisation
6 7 (14.89%) Software Deployment
7 6 (12.77%) BDD
7 6 (12.77%) Incident Management
7 6 (12.77%) OO
7 6 (12.77%) Software Delivery
7 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
7 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.64%) Change Management
8 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.64%) ETL
8 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
8 5 (10.64%) Service Management
8 5 (10.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Java
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) Python
3 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
3 7 (14.89%) VB
3 7 (14.89%) VBScript
4 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
5 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.51%) PeopleCode
6 4 (8.51%) SQR
7 3 (6.38%) Jython
7 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.26%) Perl
8 2 (4.26%) PHP
9 1 (2.13%) C#
9 1 (2.13%) Lua
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) DV Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) ISEB
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SCCM
2 6 (12.77%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (8.51%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) Ansible
4 1 (2.13%) Icinga
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle
3 7 (14.89%) IBM
3 7 (14.89%) VMware
4 6 (12.77%) Atlassian
4 6 (12.77%) Cloudera
4 6 (12.77%) HP
5 4 (8.51%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (4.26%) Cognos
7 1 (2.13%) Northgate
7 1 (2.13%) Percona
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.13%) SAP