Period
to 10 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 6 months to 10 August 2020 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 East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 80 86
Rank change year-on-year +27 +6 +16
Contract jobs citing Release Management 5 29 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.88% 1.88% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 2.13% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 11
Median daily rate £387 £382 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +9.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £302 £227 £275
90th Percentile £422 £480 £365
South East median daily rate £475 £480 £425
% change year-on-year -1.04% +12.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.71% -
South East median hourly rate - £35.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year - -27.84% +161.17%

Release Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 467 1,362 1,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.36% 88.21% 84.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 745 887
Median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £228
90th Percentile £633 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £451 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +0.17% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 65 91
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £14.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +24.70% -6.87%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.80 £10.34
90th Percentile £44.00 £46.97 £43.75
Median hourly rate £32.06 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% +34.04% +17.50%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Buckinghamshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Release Management in Buckinghamshire.

Daily rate trend for Release Management in Buckinghamshire

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Release Management in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Release Management in Buckinghamshire

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Release Management in Buckinghamshire.

Hourly rate trend for Release Management in Buckinghamshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 10 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +13 5 £387 +1.18%
Release Management
South East

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Capita
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) APMP
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Project Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) Tandem
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Ant
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) RAD
3 1 (20.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) LAN

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Mocha
1 1 (20.00%) PhantomJS
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Assurance Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Change Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Change Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) Tandem
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Component Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Sprint Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Sprint Retrospective
3 1 (20.00%) Sprint Review
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) APMP
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Capita
2 2 (40.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy