Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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 West > Somerset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 46 61
Rank change year-on-year -1 +15 0
Contract jobs citing Release Management 5 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.00% 0.43% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.59% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 19
Somerset median daily rate £425 £431 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +23.21% -6.67%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £274
90th Percentile £468 £454 £439
South West median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 384 337 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.65% 73.10% 84.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 188 342
Somerset median daily rate £375 £352 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.69% -2.70% +7.84%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £510 £488 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 52 66
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.10 £16.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +41.82%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

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
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 6 months to 24 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
Bath - 5 £425 -
Release Management
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared

Release Management
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Release Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Web Applications Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Web Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft