The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 30 April 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 44 41
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.55% 1.70% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 2.31% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 12
Median daily rate £383 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.50% +9.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £440 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £506 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -70.00% +98.16%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 307 347 365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 84.11% 73.83% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 181 223
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 21
Median hourly rate £35.75 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.81% +2.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £25.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Gloucestershire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Cheltenham - 1 £365 -
Cirencester - 1 £400 -
Release Management
South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft