Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 14 August 2018 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 of England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 151 132
Rank change year-on-year -6 -19 +30
Contract jobs citing Release Management 42 49 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.86% 1.05% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.24% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 30
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.35% -5.22%
10th Percentile £268 £313 £240
90th Percentile £488 £556 £558
England median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.55% -25.00%
England median hourly rate £24.04 £28.30 £30.00
% change year-on-year -15.06% -5.66% +48.63%

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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,185 3,963 4,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.22% 85.13% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,408 2,331 2,440
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £238 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 268 298
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.30 £12.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.83
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in the East of England

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in the East of England

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in the East of England over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in the East of England

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in the East of England

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -4 14 £350 -25.53% 6
Essex -7 14 £450 +6.51%
Suffolk -10 6 £425 -20.93%
Bedfordshire +7 5 £363 -19.44% 4
East Anglia -5 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - - 1
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 14 (33.33%) QA
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (23.81%) Project Management
3 10 (23.81%) Unix
3 10 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (23.81%) Project Planning
3 10 (23.81%) Data Quality
3 10 (23.81%) People Management
4 9 (21.43%) Problem Management
5 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (16.67%) Change Management
7 6 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (11.90%) Java
8 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
8 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.90%) Service Management
8 5 (11.90%) JIRA
8 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
8 5 (11.90%) DevOps
9 4 (9.52%) Gherkin
9 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
9 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.52%) Degree
9 4 (9.52%) Selenium
9 4 (9.52%) WebSphere

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.90%) JIRA
2 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.52%) Selenium
3 3 (7.14%) Artifactory
3 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.76%) NUnit
4 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Lead
1 9 (21.43%) Team Leader
2 6 (14.29%) Release Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
4 3 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) Service Design Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Service Transition Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Transition Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Angular Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Release Coordinator
5 2 (4.76%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.38%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Gherkin
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Core
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.76%) Ajax
3 2 (4.76%) CSS
3 2 (4.76%) DHTML
3 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.76%) HTML
3 2 (4.76%) jQuery
3 2 (4.76%) RESTful
3 2 (4.76%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) XSL
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) CMDB
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Unix
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) People Management
1 10 (23.81%) Project Management
1 10 (23.81%) Project Planning
2 9 (21.43%) Problem Management
3 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (16.67%) Change Management
5 5 (11.90%) DevOps
5 5 (11.90%) Service Management
6 4 (9.52%) ITIL
6 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) SDLC
7 3 (7.14%) Service Design
7 3 (7.14%) Test Management
7 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.76%) Code Optimisation
8 2 (4.76%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Java
1 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) Groovy
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) VB6
5 1 (2.38%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (33.33%) QA
2 10 (23.81%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.76%) SLA
4 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (7.14%) Ansible
3 2 (4.76%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.76%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe
3 1 (2.38%) Civica