Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 80 62
Rank change year-on-year +12 -18 -
Contract jobs citing Release Management 16 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.19% 0.71% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 0.81% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 15
Oxford median daily rate £500 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +45.45% -
10th Percentile £425 £142 £117
90th Percentile £523 £430 £461
Oxfordshire median daily rate £475 £400 £343
% change year-on-year +18.75% +16.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Oxford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 639 618 555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 87.30% 87.29% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 474 456
Oxford median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £320 £188 £226
90th Percentile £588 £538 £516
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 23
Oxford median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -55.56% +221.43%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.59 £12.10
90th Percentile £77.50 £47.60 £55.60
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +55.17%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Oxford

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Oxford

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 Oxford region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (62.50%) QA
4 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (50.00%) TDD
4 8 (50.00%) Migration
4 8 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (50.00%) PMI
4 8 (50.00%) PMP
4 8 (50.00%) PMI Certification
4 8 (50.00%) Change Management
5 7 (43.75%) JBoss
5 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (43.75%) BDD
6 6 (37.50%) Data Quality
6 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 6 (37.50%) SDLC
6 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
7 5 (31.25%) Load Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Coaching
7 5 (31.25%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
8 4 (25.00%) Time Management
8 4 (25.00%) Degree
8 4 (25.00%) Windows

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 7 (43.75%) JBoss
2 6 (37.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
General
1 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (37.50%) Test Leader
3 4 (25.00%) Data Centre Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Migration Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Migration Project Manager
4 3 (18.75%) QA Leader
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (12.50%) Operations Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Operations Project Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) UAT Lead
5 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) PMI
2 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Solaris
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Change Management
2 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 8 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) BDD
3 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
5 5 (31.25%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (31.25%) Coaching
5 5 (31.25%) Load Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) Time Management
7 3 (18.75%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 8 (50.00%) PMP
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
2 6 (37.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (12.50%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle