The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 72 91
Rank change year-on-year -10 +19  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 22 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.43% 1.49% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.82% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 2
Median daily rate £335 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £331 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £506 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £399
% change year-on-year +12.66% -6.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £34.25 £20.59
% change year-on-year -42.59% +66.32%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1310 1261 1216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.34% 81.78% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3112 2681 2650
Median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 49 60
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £19.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £34.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in the East Midlands

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in the East Midlands

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in the East Midlands

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in the East Midlands

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Northamptonshire +5 10 £288 -36.11%
Derbyshire - 7 £425 -
Nottinghamshire -9 4 £525 +42.37% 1
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 11 (33.33%) Windows
3 11 (33.33%) Finance
4 10 (30.30%) Service Management
4 10 (30.30%) ITSM
4 10 (30.30%) ITIL
4 10 (30.30%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (21.21%) SAP
7 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 6 (18.18%) DevOps
8 5 (15.15%) Retail
9 4 (12.12%) Terraform
9 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.09%) Data Management
10 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 3 (9.09%) Matrix Management
10 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
10 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (9.09%) hybris
10 3 (9.09%) Vagrant

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (3.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (6.06%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.06%) Kalido
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (6.06%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.03%) BODI
4 1 (3.03%) DocumentDB
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
4 1 (3.03%) Power BI
4 1 (3.03%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.09%) Artifactory
2 3 (9.09%) GitLab
2 3 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (9.09%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Back Office
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Applications Support
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Implementation Manager
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Release Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Release Coordinator
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.03%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) EDI
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) EPoS
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) VMS
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
1 10 (30.30%) ITSM
1 10 (30.30%) Service Management
2 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (18.18%) DevOps
3 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Data Management
5 3 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 3 (9.09%) ETL
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.09%) Matrix Management
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.09%) User Stories
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) ERP
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Terraform
2 3 (9.09%) Ansible
2 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.06%) Puppet
4 1 (3.03%) Consul
4 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) SAP
3 3 (9.09%) hybris
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.06%) BT
4 2 (6.06%) Informatica
4 2 (6.06%) Netezza
4 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint