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 23 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 32 39
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.56% 1.23% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.53% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £530 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +61.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -44.61% +69.04%  

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 326 261 310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.81% 80.56% 86.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 178 219
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.44% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £50.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 -7 1 £530 -5.77% 2
Dunstable - 1 - -
Release Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TestPartner
3 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (25.00%) Local Government
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TestPartner
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Release and Configuration Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Release Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Design Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Transition Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) PeopleSoft