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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 32 23 44
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 9 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 3.21% 4.24% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 5.15% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 1
Median daily rate £150 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.66% +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -39.44% -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 Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 219 194 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.21% 82.20% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 154 234
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 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

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Oxford over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Oxford

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 7 (43.75%) PHP
1 7 (43.75%) MySQL
1 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) Drupal
2 6 (37.50%) Symfony
2 6 (37.50%) XPath
2 6 (37.50%) SilverStripe
2 6 (37.50%) Laravel
2 6 (37.50%) Secure Coding
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Change Management
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) Perl
2 6 (37.50%) XML
2 6 (37.50%) XSLT
2 6 (37.50%) XML Schema
2 6 (37.50%) RDF
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (31.25%) BMC
3 5 (31.25%) Remedy
3 5 (31.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 5 (31.25%) Change Control
3 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
3 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 5 (31.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (25.00%) Migration

Release Management
Top Related 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 6 (37.50%) Drupal
1 6 (37.50%) SilverStripe
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) ArcGIS
2 1 (6.25%) GeoServer
2 1 (6.25%) nginx
2 1 (6.25%) Perch
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) MySQL
1 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) CouchDB
2 1 (6.25%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Redis
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) PHP Developer
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%) Data Migration Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Migration Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Migration Project Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Desktop Support
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Laravel
1 6 (37.50%) Symfony
1 6 (37.50%) XML
1 6 (37.50%) XML Schema
1 6 (37.50%) XSLT
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) Google Maps API
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (6.25%) Memcached
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) OpenLayers
2 1 (6.25%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) PMI
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Change Management
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
1 6 (37.50%) RDF
1 6 (37.50%) Secure Coding
2 5 (31.25%) Change Control
2 5 (31.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 5 (31.25%) Incident Management
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Resource Allocation
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
6 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PHP
2 6 (37.50%) Perl
2 6 (37.50%) XPath
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 4 (25.00%) PMP
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (6.25%) MCP
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) BMC
1 5 (31.25%) Remedy
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Zend