Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 2017 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
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 164 149
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15 +4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 57 48 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.04% 0.80% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.00% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 43
South West median daily rate £438 £388 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -15.39% +13.09%
10th Percentile £325 £250 £333
90th Percentile £488 £514 £535
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
South West median hourly rate - - £20.19
England median hourly rate £19.66 £32.00 £20.59
% change year-on-year -38.56% +55.40% -31.36%

Release Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4524 4791 5024
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.62% 79.57% 79.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2907 3167 3304
South West median daily rate £397 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.87% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 240 218
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +40.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.05 £50.73
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.41%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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
Wiltshire +20 18 £475 +48.44%
Bristol +7 18 £406 +4.84% 4
Somerset +3 10 £425 -1.45% 1
Devon -11 4 - -
Gloucestershire 0 3 £383 -23.50%
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, 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 22 (38.60%) ITIL
2 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.58%) Finance
3 18 (31.58%) DevOps
4 17 (29.82%) .NET
4 17 (29.82%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (28.07%) Project Management
5 16 (28.07%) Management Information System
6 15 (26.32%) Telecoms
6 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
7 14 (24.56%) DV Cleared
7 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
7 14 (24.56%) Scrum
7 14 (24.56%) Marketing
7 14 (24.56%) Degree
7 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
8 13 (22.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (21.05%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (21.05%) Manufacturing
9 12 (21.05%) Programme Management
9 12 (21.05%) Electronics
9 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (21.05%) SAP
10 11 (19.30%) C#
10 11 (19.30%) Problem Management
11 10 (17.54%) SQL
12 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle
12 9 (15.79%) Windows

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 7 (12.28%) CMS
2 4 (7.02%) IIS
3 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) PaaS
1 5 (8.77%) SaaS
2 4 (7.02%) IaaS
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
2 1 (1.75%) SSL
2 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.75%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.51%) MSBuild
4 2 (3.51%) MSI
4 2 (3.51%) MSTest
4 2 (3.51%) NUnit
4 2 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.75%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.75%) Selenium
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
5 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.75%) WiX
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 15 (26.32%) Telecoms
3 14 (24.56%) Marketing
4 12 (21.05%) Electronics
4 12 (21.05%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.26%) Banking
6 2 (3.51%) Retail
7 1 (1.75%) Advertising
7 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.75%) Automotive
7 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Configuration Manager
2 8 (14.04%) Release Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Incident Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Developer
5 5 (8.77%) PowerShell Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Business IT Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Change Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Engineering Manager
8 2 (3.51%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Release Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) .NET
2 7 (12.28%) HTML
3 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.02%) Web Services
5 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.26%) CSS
6 2 (3.51%) .NET Core
6 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Core
6 2 (3.51%) XML
7 1 (1.75%) Ajax
7 1 (1.75%) Breeze.js
7 1 (1.75%) Durandal
7 1 (1.75%) Express
7 1 (1.75%) JSON
7 1 (1.75%) Kendo UI
7 1 (1.75%) LESS
7 1 (1.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Management Information System
2 14 (24.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) CMDB
5 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) ITIL
2 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.58%) DevOps
4 16 (28.07%) Project Management
5 14 (24.56%) Scrum
6 12 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (21.05%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (21.05%) Programme Management
7 11 (19.30%) Problem Management
8 9 (15.79%) Change Management
8 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
9 8 (14.04%) SDLC
9 8 (14.04%) Service Management
10 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (10.53%) Migration
10 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
10 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.77%) MVC
12 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
12 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
2 11 (19.30%) C#
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
4 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.77%) Java
6 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.51%) Python
7 2 (3.51%) Ruby
7 2 (3.51%) VB
8 1 (1.75%) PHP
8 1 (1.75%) R
8 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.75%) VBScript
8 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) ITIL Certification
2 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 14 (24.56%) Degree
3 14 (24.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Docker
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Ansible
1 1 (1.75%) Kibana
1 1 (1.75%) logstash
1 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.75%) Puppet
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 12 (21.05%) SAP
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (5.26%) ServiceNow
3 3 (5.26%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.75%) Remedy
5 1 (1.75%) Sencha