Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 48 86
Rank change year-on-year -26 +38 -7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 22 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.77% 3.81% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 4.46% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 8
Essex median daily rate £423 £255 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.69% -21.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £300 £239 £288
90th Percentile £571 £425 £406
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Essex 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
East of England median hourly rate £33.17 £33.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +0.50% -4.35% +11.29%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 680 740 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.75% 85.35% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 447 530
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £527 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 142 145
Essex median hourly rate £31.27 £31.48 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -0.08% +8.62%
10th Percentile £12.22 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.68 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Essex

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Essex

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Essex over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Essex

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Essex

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 20 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
Chelmsford - 7 £541 -
Brentwood -12 5 £325 +25.00%
Southend-on-Sea -36 1 £325 -23.53%
Release Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Essex region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 17 (77.27%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 12 (54.55%) Finance
3 11 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (40.91%) User Stories
6 8 (36.36%) Marketing
6 8 (36.36%) X++
7 7 (31.82%) Local Government
7 7 (31.82%) Back Office
7 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 6 (27.27%) QA
8 6 (27.27%) Linux
8 6 (27.27%) Firmware
8 6 (27.27%) Broadband
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 6 (27.27%) Wireless
8 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 5 (22.73%) JIRA
9 5 (22.73%) Wireshark
9 5 (22.73%) STB

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Broadband
1 6 (27.27%) Wireless
2 5 (22.73%) 802.11
2 5 (22.73%) ADSL
2 5 (22.73%) Bluetooth
2 5 (22.73%) IPv4
2 5 (22.73%) IPv6
2 5 (22.73%) NAS
2 5 (22.73%) UPnP
2 5 (22.73%) VDSL
2 5 (22.73%) WAN
2 5 (22.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (22.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (22.73%) Bugzilla
2 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) JUnit
2 5 (22.73%) Redmine
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
2 5 (22.73%) Trac
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) Marketing
3 7 (31.82%) Back Office
3 7 (31.82%) Local Government
4 3 (13.64%) Electronics
4 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
4 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Lead Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Software Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
1 5 (22.73%) STB
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) User Stories
3 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) Defect Management
4 5 (22.73%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (22.73%) Issue Tracking
4 5 (22.73%) Network Packet Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Coaching
5 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.09%) Change Control
6 2 (9.09%) ITSM
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) X++
3 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) Perl
3 5 (22.73%) PHP
3 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 5 (22.73%) Ruby
3 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.09%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) VBA
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) Sitecore