Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 23 January 2019 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 84 84
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -9
Contract jobs citing Release Management 12 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.84% 1.03% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.24% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Hertfordshire median daily rate £438 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -25.00% -
10th Percentile £297 £286 £315
90th Percentile £508 £490 £510
East of England median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £33.25 £36.20
% change year-on-year - -8.16% +57.39%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,175 1,293 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.46% 83.42% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 651 614
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £214
90th Percentile £569 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 59 58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -52.00% +74.42%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.25 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £33.17 £32.50
% change year-on-year -43.46% +2.05% +9.24%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Hertfordshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Hertfordshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Hertfordshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Welwyn Garden City +6 5 - -
Watford +5 2 £475 -
Hemel Hempstead 0 1 £325 -3.35%
Hatfield - 1 £503 -
Release Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (41.67%) Project Planning
1 5 (41.67%) QA
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (41.67%) Data Quality
1 5 (41.67%) People Management
2 3 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) vRealize
3 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) vCenter Server
3 2 (16.67%) Task Automation
3 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
3 2 (16.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (8.33%) Availability Management
4 1 (8.33%) Decision-Making
4 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Testing

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence Lead
1 5 (41.67%) Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Procurement Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Product Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Product Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) People Management
1 5 (41.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Task Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (8.33%) Product Management
3 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) Data Quality
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) vCenter Server
1 2 (16.67%) vRealize
1 2 (16.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Ariba
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) SAP