The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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
South West / Bristol
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 65 67
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.18% 0.94% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.14% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £450 £410 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +24.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £244 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £433 £406
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 Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 692 700 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.80% 82.06% 82.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 516 575
Median daily rate £388 £378 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.64% -3.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.25 £18.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
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 Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Bristol

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Bristol

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Bristol

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 Bristol region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (20.00%) Customer Insight
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (13.33%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) Web Design
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Core
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (6.67%) MSI
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) WiX
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Release Manager
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Process Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Core
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) Ajax
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (6.67%) Breeze.js
4 1 (6.67%) Durandal
4 1 (6.67%) Express
4 1 (6.67%) Ext JS
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) Symfony
4 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.67%) Online Banking
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Customer Insight
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Web Design
6 1 (6.67%) CAD
6 1 (6.67%) ERP
6 1 (6.67%) PDM
6 1 (6.67%) PLM
6 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) TypeScript
2 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) DevExpress
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy
2 1 (6.67%) Sencha
2 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow