The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 19 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.37% 0.57% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 0.70% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £358 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.87% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £20.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+72.39% -31.35%
Release Management
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
143 143 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 80.34% 81.71% 65.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 86 60
Median daily rate £325 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Median hourly rate £11.23 £15.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.56% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £20.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Stoke-on-Trent 0 3 £450 +25.87%
Stafford - 2 - -
Release Management
West Midlands

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Client/Server
4 5 (41.67%) SOA
4 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
4 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Document Management
6 3 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (25.00%) Office 365
6 3 (25.00%) IaaS
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) DevOps
7 2 (16.67%) Case Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) IaaS
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (8.33%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Environment Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Environment And Release Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Release Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Deployment Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) SOA
3 5 (41.67%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Document Management
6 2 (16.67%) Case Management
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) V-Model
7 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) InterSystems
2 1 (8.33%) MEDITECH