Period
to 16 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 165 159
Rank change year-on-year -19 -6 -31
Contract jobs citing Release Management 38 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.53% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.64% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 20
South West median daily rate £438 £418 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +20.40% -11.09%
10th Percentile £384 £273 £305
90th Percentile £559 £488 £554
England median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £29.54 £30.58 £31.20
% change year-on-year -3.41% -1.98% +50.43%

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 5,464 4,348 4,408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.68% 82.57% 82.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,505 2,712 2,928
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £253 £232
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 177 290
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -8.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.22 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%

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 2019.

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 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
Bristol -8 12 £475 +33.80% 4
Wiltshire -35 11 £425 -5.56% 4
Somerset +7 5 £425 -
Dorset +5 3 £550 +144.44% 1
Devon - 3 £525 -
Gloucestershire -14 1 £413 -1.79% 3
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Finance
3 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
3 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) .NET
3 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 6 (15.79%) Scrum
4 6 (15.79%) SDLC
5 5 (13.16%) Transition Management
5 5 (13.16%) Programme Delivery
5 5 (13.16%) Component Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Systems Engineering
5 5 (13.16%) Project Management
5 5 (13.16%) Service Management
5 5 (13.16%) Migration
5 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
5 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
6 4 (10.53%) Test Management
6 4 (10.53%) Java
6 4 (10.53%) ETL

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 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (7.89%) MSTest
3 3 (7.89%) NUnit
3 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Ant
5 1 (2.63%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.63%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Release Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Release Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Developer
4 3 (7.89%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Services Director
5 2 (5.26%) SQL BI Developer
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.89%) OAuth
2 3 (7.89%) OAuth2
2 3 (7.89%) OpenID
2 3 (7.89%) SAML
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) Kafka
4 1 (2.63%) Vaadin
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
1 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.63%) AIX
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
3 6 (15.79%) Scrum
3 6 (15.79%) SDLC
4 5 (13.16%) Component Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Migration
4 5 (13.16%) Programme Delivery
4 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.16%) Service Management
4 5 (13.16%) Systems Engineering
4 5 (13.16%) Transition Management
5 4 (10.53%) DevOps
5 4 (10.53%) ETL
5 4 (10.53%) Product Management
5 4 (10.53%) Test Management
5 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.53%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.89%) C#
4 3 (7.89%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) Jython
5 1 (2.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
2 3 (7.89%) MAPM
3 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) PMO
2 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) BT
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Talend