Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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 of England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 116 156
Rank change year-on-year -48 +40 -15
Contract jobs citing Release Management 39 83 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.75% 1.72% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 2.11% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 49 32
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £298 £250 £288
90th Percentile £559 £530 £499
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
East of England median hourly rate £33.17 £33.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -4.35% +11.29%
10th Percentile £31.22 £32.00 £25.30
90th Percentile £33.31 £36.00 £43.70
England median hourly rate £26.05 £32.40 £19.50
% change year-on-year -19.59% +66.15% -40.00%

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 4279 3935 4640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.67% 81.39% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2463 2286 2717
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £233
90th Percentile £575 £542 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 313 390
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +23.53% +3.83%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.80 £11.98
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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
Essex -21 22 £423 +65.69%
Hertfordshire -11 6 £450 - 3
Suffolk +1 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -13 3 £363 -14.71% 1
Bedfordshire -24 3 £450 - 1
Norfolk -11 1 £400 -17.95%
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 of England region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 22 (56.41%) .NET
2 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (41.03%) Finance
3 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (35.90%) Continuous Delivery
5 13 (33.33%) SQL
5 13 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (30.77%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (30.77%) Visual Studio
6 12 (30.77%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
7 11 (28.21%) User Stories
8 9 (23.08%) X++
8 9 (23.08%) QA
8 9 (23.08%) SAP
9 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
9 8 (20.51%) Marketing
9 8 (20.51%) Local Government
10 7 (17.95%) JIRA
10 7 (17.95%) Windows
10 7 (17.95%) Back Office
10 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
11 6 (15.38%) Coaching
11 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 6 (15.38%) Firmware
11 6 (15.38%) Linux
11 6 (15.38%) Broadband

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 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.13%) SAP HCM
3 1 (2.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.13%) Boomi
3 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Broadband
1 6 (15.38%) Wireless
2 5 (12.82%) 802.11
2 5 (12.82%) ADSL
2 5 (12.82%) Bluetooth
2 5 (12.82%) IPv4
2 5 (12.82%) IPv6
2 5 (12.82%) NAS
2 5 (12.82%) UPnP
2 5 (12.82%) VDSL
2 5 (12.82%) WAN
2 5 (12.82%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.56%) FTP
3 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MarkLogic
2 1 (2.56%) MS Access
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (30.77%) Visual Studio
3 7 (17.95%) JIRA
4 6 (15.38%) JUnit
5 5 (12.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (12.82%) Bugzilla
5 5 (12.82%) Redmine
5 5 (12.82%) Selenium
5 5 (12.82%) Trac
6 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.56%) Mockito
7 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Local Government
2 8 (20.51%) Marketing
3 7 (17.95%) Back Office
4 3 (7.69%) Electronics
4 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Games
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Lead Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Software Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Agile Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Change Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Change and Release Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Release Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Integration Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Scrum Master
7 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Analytics Manager
8 1 (2.56%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Embedded Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Project Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (56.41%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) 802.1X
3 4 (10.26%) XML
3 4 (10.26%) XSLT
4 3 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (7.69%) JSON
4 3 (7.69%) RESTful
4 3 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.56%) J2EE
5 1 (2.56%) Java EE
5 1 (2.56%) JMS
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) SOAP
5 1 (2.56%) Spring
5 1 (2.56%) Velocity
5 1 (2.56%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
1 5 (12.82%) STB
2 3 (7.69%) DataPower
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (35.90%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (28.21%) User Stories
5 6 (15.38%) Coaching
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
6 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
6 5 (12.82%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (12.82%) DevOps
6 5 (12.82%) Issue Tracking
6 5 (12.82%) Network Packet Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (10.26%) OO
7 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) X++
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) Java
5 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.82%) Perl
5 5 (12.82%) PHP
5 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.82%) Ruby
5 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.13%) C++
6 2 (5.13%) VBA
7 1 (2.56%) C
7 1 (2.56%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) PMO
3 1 (2.56%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) SAP
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) Dell
4 2 (5.13%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.56%) hybris
5 1 (2.56%) Planview
5 1 (2.56%) QAD