Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 150 170
Rank change year-on-year -8 +20 -24
Contract jobs citing Release Management 62 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.03% 0.85% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.03% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 22
South West median daily rate £444 £425 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +20.40% -16.94%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £250
90th Percentile £574 £488 £574
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £24.50 £28.00 £32.40
% change year-on-year -12.51% -13.58% +54.29%

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 5,167 4,568 4,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.53% 83.08% 81.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,187 2,884 3,159
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 190 267
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.79 £12.15
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Dorset - 16 £475 - 1
Wiltshire -22 12 £438 -2.78% 5
Somerset +1 9 £400 -5.88%
Bristol -23 8 £400 +15.94% 8
Gloucestershire -3 5 £538 +27.98% 4
Devon - 3 £525 -
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Release Management.

1 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) Configuration Management
3 20 (32.26%) .NET
4 19 (30.65%) DevOps
5 17 (27.42%) Finance
6 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
7 15 (24.19%) Service Management
8 14 (22.58%) Java
8 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (20.97%) Git (software)
9 13 (20.97%) SDLC
9 13 (20.97%) Security Cleared
9 13 (20.97%) Windows
10 10 (16.13%) Sitecore
10 10 (16.13%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
10 10 (16.13%) MuleSoft
10 10 (16.13%) Integration Testing
11 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
11 9 (14.52%) Project Management
11 9 (14.52%) PRINCE2
11 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
12 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (12.90%) TeamCity
12 8 (12.90%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (12.90%) Gradle
12 8 (12.90%) Artifactory
12 8 (12.90%) SonarQube

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 6 (9.68%) Confluence
2 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.84%) Drupal
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (16.13%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.23%) Office 365
6 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.90%) Ant
3 8 (12.90%) Artifactory
3 8 (12.90%) Gradle
3 8 (12.90%) Maven
3 8 (12.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (12.90%) SonarQube
3 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (12.90%) TeamCity
4 7 (11.29%) JIRA
4 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
4 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (9.68%) MSTest
5 6 (9.68%) NUnit
6 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.23%) dbdeploy
7 1 (1.61%) GitLab
7 1 (1.61%) JMeter
7 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Military
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Electronics
4 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.61%) Local Government
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Build Engineer
4 10 (16.13%) Release Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Release Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Test Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Technical Leader
8 4 (6.45%) Build Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) IT Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Lead DevOps
8 4 (6.45%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Configuration Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (4.84%) IT Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Release and Configuration Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.84%) OAuth
3 3 (4.84%) OAuth2
3 3 (4.84%) OpenID
3 3 (4.84%) SAML
4 2 (3.23%) CSS
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (3.23%) Symfony
5 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.61%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) HTML5
5 1 (1.61%) Kafka
5 1 (1.61%) Sass
5 1 (1.61%) Spring
5 1 (1.61%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) Configuration Management
3 19 (30.65%) DevOps
4 15 (24.19%) Service Management
5 13 (20.97%) SDLC
6 10 (16.13%) Integration Testing
7 9 (14.52%) PRINCE2
7 9 (14.52%) Project Management
7 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
8 8 (12.90%) ETL
8 8 (12.90%) Service Delivery
8 8 (12.90%) Validation
9 7 (11.29%) Change Control
9 7 (11.29%) Change Management
9 7 (11.29%) Load Balancing
9 7 (11.29%) Master Data Management
9 7 (11.29%) Test Management
10 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (8.06%) Programme Delivery
11 5 (8.06%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) Java
2 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.90%) SQL
4 7 (11.29%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.06%) Python
6 4 (6.45%) C#
7 3 (4.84%) PHP
8 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.61%) C
9 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) MAPM
4 2 (3.23%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) PMO
2 5 (8.06%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.84%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.61%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) MuleSoft
1 10 (16.13%) Sitecore
2 7 (11.29%) Guidewire
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.61%) Cognos