The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 25 June 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 East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 61 71
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 15 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.39% 0.51% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 0.64% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Median daily rate £475 - £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year -44.61% +72.39%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 516 472 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.30% 80.27% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 347 413
Median daily rate £475 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 28
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Oxfordshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Oxfordshire

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Oxfordshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Oxford - 5 £488 -
Kidlington - 2 £481 -
Release Management
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 17 (51.52%) Change Management
2 16 (48.48%) ITIL
3 15 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 15 (45.45%) Project Management
4 13 (39.39%) Configuration Management
4 13 (39.39%) Migration
5 12 (36.36%) Data Centre
6 11 (33.33%) PMI
6 11 (33.33%) PMP
6 11 (33.33%) PMI Certification
7 10 (30.30%) Windows
7 10 (30.30%) Risk Management
8 9 (27.27%) LAMP
8 9 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (27.27%) MVC
8 9 (27.27%) Subversion
8 9 (27.27%) Linux
8 9 (27.27%) OO
8 9 (27.27%) Apache
8 9 (27.27%) PHP
8 9 (27.27%) MySQL
8 9 (27.27%) Ansible
8 9 (27.27%) LEMP Stack
8 9 (27.27%) LAPP Stack
8 9 (27.27%) Redis
8 9 (27.27%) AngularJS
8 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 9 (27.27%) Web Application Development
8 9 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (27.27%) Performance Tuning

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 9 (27.27%) Apache
1 9 (27.27%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) CouchDB
1 9 (27.27%) MongoDB
1 9 (27.27%) MySQL
1 9 (27.27%) NoSQL
1 9 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (27.27%) Redis
1 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 9 (27.27%) Mercurial
1 9 (27.27%) Subversion
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
1 6 (18.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Project Manager
2 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) PHP Developer
3 8 (24.24%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 8 (24.24%) PHP Zend Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Symfony Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Data Centre Manager
5 6 (18.18%) Analyst
5 6 (18.18%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 5 (15.15%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
6 5 (15.15%) Data Migration Manager
6 5 (15.15%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 5 (15.15%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support
6 5 (15.15%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (15.15%) Migration Manager
6 5 (15.15%) Migration Project Manager
6 5 (15.15%) Support Analyst
7 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) AngularJS
1 9 (27.27%) LAMP
1 9 (27.27%) LAPP Stack
1 9 (27.27%) Laravel
1 9 (27.27%) LEMP Stack
1 9 (27.27%) Memcached
1 9 (27.27%) Node.js
1 9 (27.27%) Symfony
1 9 (27.27%) Yii
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 11 (33.33%) PMI
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Change Management
2 16 (48.48%) ITIL
3 15 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 15 (45.45%) Project Management
4 13 (39.39%) Configuration Management
4 13 (39.39%) Migration
5 10 (30.30%) Risk Management
6 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (27.27%) MVC
6 9 (27.27%) OO
6 9 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (27.27%) Refactoring
6 9 (27.27%) Web Application Development
6 9 (27.27%) Web Development
7 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (24.24%) Incident Management
8 6 (18.18%) Change Control
9 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
10 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
10 4 (12.12%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 11 (33.33%) PMP
2 6 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (15.15%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (6.06%) Master's Degree
4 2 (6.06%) MCP
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) PMO
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Ansible
1 9 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (27.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Zend
2 6 (18.18%) BMC
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Remedy
3 2 (6.06%) Apple