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 3 months to 27 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 50 53
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 5 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.16% 1.66% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.07% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £325 £255 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.45% -22.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 £34.25 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.40% -22.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year -44.61% +72.39%  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 392 387 503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.74% 80.12% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 184 294
Median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 99 40
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -17.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.65 £46.30
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 3 months to 27 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
Brentwood +5 3 £325 -
Basildon +6 1 - -
Release Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Essex region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Access
2 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (40.00%) ADSL
2 2 (40.00%) Bluetooth
2 2 (40.00%) Broadband
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) IPv4
2 2 (40.00%) IPv6
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 2 (40.00%) 802.11
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (40.00%) STB
2 2 (40.00%) VDSL
2 2 (40.00%) UPnP
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Degree

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 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) 802.11
1 2 (40.00%) ADSL
1 2 (40.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (40.00%) Broadband
1 2 (40.00%) IPv4
1 2 (40.00%) IPv6
1 2 (40.00%) NAS
1 2 (40.00%) UPnP
1 2 (40.00%) VDSL
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
1 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (40.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Redmine
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Trac
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
1 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (40.00%) Network Packet Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
1 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware