The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 March 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 25 42
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.71% 3.56% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 4.06% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
Median daily rate £444 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 256 271 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 91.10% 87.70% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 181 270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Bedfordshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Bedfordshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Luton +4 1 £438 -14.21% 2
Release Management
East of England

Release Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) Local Government
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) TestPartner

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) TestPartner
General
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) IT Manager
1 2 (40.00%) IT Services Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Release Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Service Design Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS