Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 74 76
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 +18
Contract jobs citing Release Management 18 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.48% 2.31% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.68% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 21
Oxfordshire median daily rate £475 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +45.45% -
10th Percentile £400 £197 £108
90th Percentile £525 £488 £450
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £67.50
South East median hourly rate £42.25 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +238.00% +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 1,025 1,044 976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 84.29% 86.00% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 749 736
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £430 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +9.55% -1.88%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £214
90th Percentile £613 £571 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 39
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.50 £17.47 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.38% -36.49% +61.76%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £38.38 £76.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%

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 16 January 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 -9 15 £500 +25.00% 1
Kidlington - 4 £500 - 1
Release Management
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) JIRA
3 12 (66.67%) SDLC
4 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
5 10 (55.56%) QA
5 10 (55.56%) TDD
5 10 (55.56%) Java
6 9 (50.00%) JBoss
6 9 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (44.44%) BDD
7 8 (44.44%) Data Quality
7 8 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (44.44%) WebSphere
8 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
8 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
8 7 (38.89%) Coaching
8 7 (38.89%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (33.33%) Load Testing
9 6 (33.33%) Degree
9 6 (33.33%) ITIL
9 6 (33.33%) Project Management
10 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
10 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
10 5 (27.78%) Change Management
10 5 (27.78%) Finance
10 5 (27.78%) Time Management
10 5 (27.78%) Supplier Management
10 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
10 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity

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 (50.00%) JBoss
2 8 (44.44%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (22.22%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) JIRA
2 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Test Leader
2 5 (27.78%) QA Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) UAT Lead
4 2 (11.11%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (5.56%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum Master
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) SDLC
3 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
4 10 (55.56%) TDD
5 9 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (44.44%) BDD
6 8 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (38.89%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (38.89%) Coaching
7 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
8 6 (33.33%) ITIL
8 6 (33.33%) Load Testing
8 6 (33.33%) Project Management
9 5 (27.78%) Change Management
9 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
9 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
9 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
9 5 (27.78%) Supplier Management
9 5 (27.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) QA
2 8 (44.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) SAP