Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Release Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
England > South West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 193 204
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 25 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 5
South West median daily rate £425 £411 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -8.78% -4.26%
10th Percentile £369 £365 £415
90th Percentile £472 £470 £483
England median daily rate £475 £460 £475
% change year-on-year +3.26% -3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,732 5,251 5,550
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.30% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,525 3,279 3,576
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +0.33% -0.33%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 243 331
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.11% +26.36% +8.91%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%

Release Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Release Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Release Manager in the South West

Release Manager
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 Manager in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Manager in the South West

Release Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Manager in the South West over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Manager in the South West

Release Manager
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 Manager in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Manager in the South West

Release Manager
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 Manager within the South West region over the 6 months to 17 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
Bristol -12 5 £419 +2.01% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £438 -
Wiltshire -21 3 £388 -14.84% 1
Somerset - 2 £405 -
Dorset - 1 £455 -
Release Manager
England

Release Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Release Manager contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Release Manager in the job title.

1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) PRINCE2
2 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (40.00%) Project Management
3 10 (40.00%) Military
3 10 (40.00%) Service Management
3 10 (40.00%) Release Management
3 10 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 10 (40.00%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (24.00%) SDLC
6 6 (24.00%) Windows
6 6 (24.00%) PMO
7 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (16.00%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (12.00%) Banking
8 3 (12.00%) Oracle
9 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (8.00%) SQL
9 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
9 2 (8.00%) .NET
9 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (8.00%) Migration
9 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared

Release Manager Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.00%) Ant
2 1 (4.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (4.00%) dbdeploy
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Gradle
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (40.00%) Military
2 8 (32.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) PRINCE2
3 10 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 10 (40.00%) Project Management
3 10 (40.00%) Release Management
3 10 (40.00%) Service Management
4 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (24.00%) SDLC
6 4 (16.00%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.00%) Migration
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Change Control
9 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (4.00%) Test Management
9 1 (4.00%) Test Planning
9 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
1 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Guidewire