The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 85 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 -44  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 13 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.20% 0.90% 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 1.06% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 19
Median daily rate £563 £463 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +18.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £377 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £488 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 870 1231 1026
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.80% 85.25% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 874 687
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £10.20 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Leeds

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Leeds over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Leeds

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Velocity
3 7 (43.75%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) HTML5
3 7 (43.75%) CSS3
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
4 6 (37.50%) Microservices
4 6 (37.50%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) Middleware
4 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 5 (31.25%) MongoDB
5 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (31.25%) PaaS
5 5 (31.25%) Spring
5 5 (31.25%) AppDynamics
5 5 (31.25%) Spring Boot
5 5 (31.25%) MuleSoft
5 5 (31.25%) Spring Cloud
5 5 (31.25%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (31.25%) New Relic
5 5 (31.25%) Splunk
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (25.00%) Open Source
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Banking
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 5 (31.25%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (31.25%) PaaS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (12.50%) Bitbucket
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Applications Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Build Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Lead
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Platform Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Release Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Transition Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Transition Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Velocity
2 7 (43.75%) CSS
2 7 (43.75%) CSS3
2 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) HTML5
3 6 (37.50%) Middleware
4 5 (31.25%) Spring
4 5 (31.25%) Spring Boot
4 5 (31.25%) Spring Cloud
5 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Core
5 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (12.50%) LESS
5 2 (12.50%) React
5 2 (12.50%) Sass
6 1 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) Node.js
6 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Derivative
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 6 (37.50%) Microservices
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Information Management
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) AppDynamics
1 5 (31.25%) MuleSoft
1 5 (31.25%) New Relic
1 5 (31.25%) Splunk
2 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle