The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Release Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Release Management
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 31 22
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 14 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 3.45% 2.24% 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 3.24% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Median daily rate £390 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.23% +10.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £413 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £438 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £399
% change year-on-year +12.66% -6.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £34.25 £20.59
% change year-on-year -42.59% +66.32%  

Release Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 358 216 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 88.18% 69.23% 82.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 337 438
Median daily rate £356 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.23% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £728 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 54 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.57% +16.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £17.45 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.75 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Basingstoke

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Basingstoke

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Basingstoke over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
2 9 (52.94%) Bash Shell
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Python
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (35.29%) DevOps
5 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (29.41%) Network Management
5 5 (29.41%) SNMP
5 5 (29.41%) Tivoli
5 5 (29.41%) Netcool
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) MySQL
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle
5 5 (29.41%) DB2
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) IBM
6 4 (23.53%) OpenView
6 4 (23.53%) HP
6 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (23.53%) Change Control
6 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Ansible
6 4 (23.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (23.53%) Minimum Viable Product
6 4 (23.53%) Incident Management

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) SNMP
3 3 (17.65%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) DB2
1 5 (29.41%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Lead Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Release Manager
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Environment And Release Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) OSS Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Release Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) DevOps
3 5 (29.41%) Network Management
4 4 (23.53%) Change Control
4 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
4 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) eTOM
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) ITSM
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Bash Shell
1 9 (52.94%) PowerShell
1 9 (52.94%) Python
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (17.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Netcool
1 5 (29.41%) Tivoli
2 4 (23.53%) Ansible
2 4 (23.53%) OpenView
3 3 (17.65%) vCenter Server
4 1 (5.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.88%) Lumension
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) TIBCO