Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 91 86
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 23 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.85% 1.58% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.81% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 18
Oxfordshire median daily rate £475 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +16.79% -
10th Percentile £425 £156 £123
90th Percentile £517 £429 £475
South East median daily rate £450 £431 £365
% change year-on-year +4.35% +18.15% -6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £30.58 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +144.64% +4.17% -64.71%

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 1030 1104 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 82.93% 87.07% 81.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 791 772
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £231
90th Percentile £590 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +55.17%
10th Percentile £13.67 £13.95 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £43.58 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%

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 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 22 November 2017. 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 +7 16 £500 +25.00% 1
Kidlington - 5 £500 -
Release Management
South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (69.57%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (52.17%) QA
2 12 (52.17%) PRINCE2
2 12 (52.17%) Change Management
2 12 (52.17%) Migration
3 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 10 (43.48%) TDD
4 10 (43.48%) Java
5 9 (39.13%) JBoss
5 9 (39.13%) PMI
5 9 (39.13%) PMP
5 9 (39.13%) PMI Certification
5 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (34.78%) JIRA
6 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
6 8 (34.78%) BDD
6 8 (34.78%) Data Quality
6 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
7 7 (30.43%) SDLC
7 7 (30.43%) Coaching
7 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
7 7 (30.43%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
7 7 (30.43%) ITIL
7 7 (30.43%) Project Management
8 6 (26.09%) Publishing
8 6 (26.09%) Load Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Degree

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 (39.13%) JBoss
2 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (69.57%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) JIRA
2 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) JMeter
General
1 6 (26.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Project Manager
2 8 (34.78%) Test Leader
3 5 (21.74%) Data Centre Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Migration Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Migration Project Manager
3 5 (21.74%) QA Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Project Control Manager
5 2 (8.70%) UAT Lead
5 2 (8.70%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) PMI
2 8 (34.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Solaris
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Change Management
2 12 (52.17%) Migration
2 12 (52.17%) PRINCE2
3 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 10 (43.48%) TDD
5 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (34.78%) BDD
6 8 (34.78%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (30.43%) Coaching
7 7 (30.43%) ITIL
7 7 (30.43%) Project Management
7 7 (30.43%) SDLC
7 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Load Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL V3
9 5 (21.74%) Time Management
10 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) PMI Certification
1 9 (39.13%) PMP
2 6 (26.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
2 8 (34.78%) Data Quality
3 3 (13.04%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) SAP