Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Release and Configuration Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 and Configuration Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +206
Contract jobs requiring a Release and Configuration Engineer 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.094% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
South West median daily rate £438 - -
England median daily rate £463 £450 £550
% change year-on-year +2.78% -18.18% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,060 5,005 5,063
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.04% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,905 3,130 3,290
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £252 £213 £210
90th Percentile £588 £550 £544
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 246 359
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -10.91% -11.29%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

Release and Configuration Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Release and Configuration Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Release and Configuration Engineer in the South West

Release and Configuration Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Release and Configuration Engineer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release and Configuration Engineer in the South West

Release and Configuration Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release and Configuration Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Somerset - 5 £425 -
Bristol - 1 £475 -
Release and Configuration Engineer
England

Release and Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, Release and Configuration Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Release and Configuration Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) NUnit
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (16.67%) MSTest
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012

Release and Configuration Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) MSTest
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle