Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 131 161
Rank change year-on-year -27 +30 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 52 60 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.94% 1.09% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.31% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 29
South West median daily rate £438 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% -15.39%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £250
90th Percentile £571 £488 £518
England median daily rate £475 £450 £444
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.41% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £24.08 £26.61 £31.00
% change year-on-year -9.49% -14.18% +53.58%

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 4,655 4,573 4,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.56% 83.45% 81.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,882 2,899 3,164
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 198 266
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.94 £12.88
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.93 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 £465 - 3
Bristol -25 9 £425 +19.72% 9
Somerset +5 7 £375 -16.67% 4
Wiltshire -9 7 £475 +5.56% 5
Gloucestershire +1 6 £538 +34.38% 3
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (48.08%) Configuration Management
3 22 (42.31%) DevOps
4 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
5 17 (32.69%) .NET
6 15 (28.85%) Java
6 15 (28.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (26.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (26.92%) Finance
7 14 (26.92%) SDLC
7 14 (26.92%) Git (software)
8 13 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 13 (25.00%) Windows
9 12 (23.08%) Service Management
9 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
10 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
11 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
11 10 (19.23%) Sitecore
11 10 (19.23%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (19.23%) MuleSoft
12 9 (17.31%) Change Management
12 9 (17.31%) Validation
12 9 (17.31%) ETL
12 9 (17.31%) SQL
12 9 (17.31%) TeamCity
13 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
13 8 (15.38%) Master Data Management
13 8 (15.38%) Gradle
13 8 (15.38%) Artifactory

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 (13.46%) Confluence
2 5 (9.62%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.77%) Drupal
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (19.23%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) GitHub
4 1 (1.92%) Office 365
4 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (26.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.85%) MySQL
6 1 (1.92%) Big Data
6 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.92%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (1.92%) DataStage
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.92%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.92%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 14 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 12 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 9 (17.31%) TeamCity
4 8 (15.38%) Ant
4 8 (15.38%) Artifactory
4 8 (15.38%) Gradle
4 8 (15.38%) Maven
4 8 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (15.38%) SonarQube
5 7 (13.46%) JIRA
5 7 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
5 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (11.54%) MSTest
6 6 (11.54%) NUnit
7 2 (3.85%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.85%) dbdeploy
7 2 (3.85%) Subversion
8 1 (1.92%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.92%) GitLab
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Military
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Developer
1 14 (26.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Build Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Release Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Release Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.69%) Build Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (7.69%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Drupal Developer
7 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.69%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.77%) Spring
3 3 (5.77%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.85%) Symfony
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) HTML
5 1 (1.92%) HTML5
5 1 (1.92%) OAuth
5 1 (1.92%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.92%) OpenID
5 1 (1.92%) SAML
5 1 (1.92%) Sass
5 1 (1.92%) XML
5 1 (1.92%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (48.08%) Configuration Management
3 22 (42.31%) DevOps
4 14 (26.92%) SDLC
5 13 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Service Management
7 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
8 9 (17.31%) Change Management
8 9 (17.31%) ETL
8 9 (17.31%) Validation
9 8 (15.38%) Master Data Management
10 7 (13.46%) Change Control
10 7 (13.46%) Load Balancing
10 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
10 7 (13.46%) Test Management
11 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (11.54%) Project Management
11 6 (11.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) Java
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
5 6 (11.54%) Python
6 3 (5.77%) PHP
7 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.85%) C#
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.92%) C
8 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.92%) Korn
8 1 (1.92%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) ISEB
4 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.92%) APMP
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) PMO
2 5 (9.62%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) HockeyApp
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.92%) Perfmon
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) MuleSoft
1 10 (19.23%) Sitecore
2 7 (13.46%) Guidewire
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.85%) Cognos
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) Sybase
5 1 (1.92%) VMware