Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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
England > South West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 158 127
Rank change year-on-year -5 -31 +5
Contract jobs citing Release Management 28 43 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.53% 0.81% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.00% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 73
South West median daily rate £418 £347 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.40% -11.09% -13.33%
10th Percentile £273 £305 £313
90th Percentile £488 £554 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.58 £31.20 £20.74
% change year-on-year -1.98% +50.43% -39.00%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,235 4,309 5,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.42% 81.00% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,635 2,879 3,452
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.48%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 280 252
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.48% -7.05% +36.84%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.45 £13.39
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £49.19
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in the South West

Release Management
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 Management in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in the South West

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in the South West over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in the South West

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in the South West

Release Management
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 Management within the South West 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
Bristol -15 10 £355 -1.39% 4
Wiltshire +3 9 £450 +26.40% 3
Gloucestershire +7 4 £420 +8.39%
Dorset 0 2 £225 -33.33% 1
Somerset - 2 £425 - 1
Release Management
England

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 South West region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 13 (46.43%) Finance
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (35.71%) Degree
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (35.71%) Management Information System
3 9 (32.14%) Change Management
3 9 (32.14%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (32.14%) Project Management
3 9 (32.14%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
4 8 (28.57%) Marketing
4 8 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (28.57%) Manufacturing
4 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 8 (28.57%) Electronics
4 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 8 (28.57%) SAP
4 8 (28.57%) DevOps
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle
5 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 6 (21.43%) QA
6 6 (21.43%) Unix
6 6 (21.43%) Service Management
6 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 5 (17.86%) RDBMS
7 5 (17.86%) HTTP
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft

Release Management
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.29%) CMS
3 2 (7.14%) Confluence
4 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) IaaS
1 5 (17.86%) PaaS
2 2 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
1 5 (17.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
1 5 (17.86%) RDBMS
1 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Artifactory
1 5 (17.86%) Hudson
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Ant
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 8 (28.57%) Electronics
2 8 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 8 (28.57%) Marketing
2 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Configuration Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Incident Manager
2 4 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Computer Science
1 10 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.86%) Public Cloud
2 5 (17.86%) User Experience
2 5 (17.86%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.57%) CMDB
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Unix
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL
3 9 (32.14%) Change Management
3 9 (32.14%) Project Management
3 9 (32.14%) Scrum
4 8 (28.57%) DevOps
4 8 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
5 7 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 6 (21.43%) Service Management
7 5 (17.86%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
7 5 (17.86%) Open Source
7 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
7 5 (17.86%) Time Management
7 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
2 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) Lua
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) Degree
3 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
3 9 (32.14%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (17.86%) MySQL Certification
5 4 (14.29%) ISEB
5 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
7 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (3.57%) MCDBA
8 1 (3.57%) MCSA
8 1 (3.57%) MCSE
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Kibana
1 5 (17.86%) logstash
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) SAP
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.57%) OpenLink