Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 151 159
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 -14
Contract jobs citing Release Management 38 45 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.76% 0.86% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.03% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 36
South West median daily rate £475 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +1.59% -15.82%
10th Percentile £369 £313 £306
90th Percentile £569 £510 £505
England median daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £24.92 £12.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +107.63% -53.85% +26.26%

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 4,093 4,348 4,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.89% 83.06% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,453 2,812 3,132
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £269 £249 £255
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 202 245
South West median hourly rate £36.88 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% - +22.93%
10th Percentile £11.70 £14.14 £14.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.40
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 - 11 £475 - 1
Bristol -12 8 £410 -0.61% 4
Wiltshire +12 7 £500 +53.85%
Gloucestershire +6 6 £538 +42.86% 2
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
2 13 (34.21%) Integration Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) DevOps
3 12 (31.58%) Java
4 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
5 10 (26.32%) Finance
5 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
6 9 (23.68%) Validation
7 8 (21.05%) Change Management
7 8 (21.05%) Service Management
7 8 (21.05%) .NET
7 8 (21.05%) ETL
7 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (21.05%) Sitecore
7 8 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (21.05%) Master Data Management
7 8 (21.05%) MuleSoft
7 8 (21.05%) SDLC
7 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
8 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (18.42%) Oracle
9 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
9 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (15.79%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (13.16%) PMO

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 (13.16%) Confluence
1 5 (13.16%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.89%) Drupal
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Broadband
1 1 (2.63%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.26%) MySQL
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (5.26%) Star Schema
6 1 (2.63%) Big Data
6 1 (2.63%) DataStage
6 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.63%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (2.63%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 5 (13.16%) TeamCity
4 4 (10.53%) Ant
4 4 (10.53%) Artifactory
4 4 (10.53%) Gradle
4 4 (10.53%) Maven
4 4 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (10.53%) SonarQube
5 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
5 2 (5.26%) Subversion
6 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.63%) GitLab
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Military
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Law
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Release Manager
3 7 (18.42%) Build Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Build Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) SQL BI Developer
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.26%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.89%) Spring
2 3 (7.89%) Spring Boot
3 2 (5.26%) Symfony
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) HTML5
4 1 (2.63%) Sass
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
2 13 (34.21%) DevOps
2 13 (34.21%) Integration Testing
3 9 (23.68%) Validation
4 8 (21.05%) Change Management
4 8 (21.05%) ETL
4 8 (21.05%) Master Data Management
4 8 (21.05%) SDLC
4 8 (21.05%) Service Management
4 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.16%) Change Control
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.16%) Creative Thinking
6 5 (13.16%) ITIL
6 5 (13.16%) Project Management
6 5 (13.16%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) Python
3 3 (7.89%) PHP
3 3 (7.89%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Korn
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.63%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) PMO
2 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) HockeyApp
2 1 (2.63%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) MuleSoft
1 8 (21.05%) Sitecore
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) Guidewire
4 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.26%) Cognos
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Informatica
5 1 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) Sybase
5 1 (2.63%) VMware