The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
South West / Somerset
Rank 29 36 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.37% 0.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.29% 0.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £44.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -38.06% -7.36%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 163 213 258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.37% 80.99% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 110 171
Median daily rate £365 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 15
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
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 Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Somerset

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Somerset over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Somerset

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Bath - 6 £350 -
Release Management
South West

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
4 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
4 3 (42.86%) Ruby
4 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Sybase
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (42.86%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (42.86%) Docker
4 3 (42.86%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Core
5 2 (28.57%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 3 (42.86%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) MSBuild
3 2 (28.57%) MSTest
3 2 (28.57%) NUnit
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Docker
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Sybase
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft