Period
to 20 September 2018

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 6 months to 20 September 2018 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
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 67 88
Rank change year-on-year -21 +21 +6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 5 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.40% 2.74% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 3.22% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 27 5
Oxfordshire median daily rate £509 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.05% +18.75% -9.09%
10th Percentile £431 £415 £142
90th Percentile £579 £522 £430
South East median daily rate £415 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £51.25 £19.66 £12.50
% change year-on-year +160.68% +57.28% -35.90%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,094 994 1,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 88.01% 85.10% 84.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 771 759
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £260 £258
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +3.38% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 34
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.47 £19.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.75% +11.27% -5.33%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.08 £12.54
90th Percentile £53.63 £43.75 £42.33
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year +23.47% -10.99% +1.11%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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 6 months to 20 September 2018. 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
Oxford -13 2 £588 +17.50% 1
Banbury - 1 £430 -
Release Management
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (40.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (20.00%) Tricentis Tosca
3 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Programme Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Foglight
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SAP