The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 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
Berkshire / Bracknell
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 32 30
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 2.69% 0.73% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 0.85% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £235 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -47.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
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 Bracknell with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 225 236 242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 86.54% 86.45% 80.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 132 111
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -49.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.00 £116.00
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 Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell 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 Bracknell

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Bracknell

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Bracknell

Release Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell

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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 9 (64.29%) Software Delivery
2 8 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 8 (57.14%) Software Deployment
2 8 (57.14%) Software Distribution
2 8 (57.14%) HP
2 8 (57.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (57.14%) Intel Security
2 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) SMS
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) Kanban
4 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 4 (28.57%) Confluence
4 4 (28.57%) User Stories
5 3 (21.43%) Office Automation
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 3 (21.43%) Java

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell 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 (28.57%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Solr
2 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (7.14%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) SMS
2 3 (21.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 2 (14.29%) Gradle
2 2 (14.29%) IntelliJ
2 2 (14.29%) JUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) Mercurial
3 1 (7.14%) Gatling
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Angular Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Release Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Software Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) REST
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) JSF
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
2 2 (14.29%) Struts
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) LESS
3 1 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) React
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Software Delivery
2 8 (57.14%) Software Deployment
2 8 (57.14%) Software Distribution
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Kanban
3 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) User Stories
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) Office Automation
5 2 (14.29%) High Availability
5 2 (14.29%) Microservices
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) HP
1 8 (57.14%) Intel Security
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Sophos