The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 89 95 51
Rank change year-on-year +6 -44  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 6 15 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.45% 0.78% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.94% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 20
Median daily rate £510 £438 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.57% +12.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £348 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £702 £483 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1136 1602 1556
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.71% 82.83% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 1121 997
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 38
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £35.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in West Yorkshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Release Management in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in West Yorkshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in West Yorkshire

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in West Yorkshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bradford - 3 - - 1
Leeds -1 2 £563 +21.62% 4
Halifax +1 1 £510 +38.77% 1
Release Management
Yorkshire

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Velocity
3 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) HTML
3 7 (33.33%) CSS
3 7 (33.33%) HTML5
3 7 (33.33%) CSS3
3 7 (33.33%) DevOps
4 6 (28.57%) Microservices
4 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 6 (28.57%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) Middleware
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) Spring
5 5 (23.81%) Banking
5 5 (23.81%) AppDynamics
5 5 (23.81%) Spring Boot
5 5 (23.81%) MuleSoft
5 5 (23.81%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (23.81%) New Relic
5 5 (23.81%) Spring Cloud
5 5 (23.81%) Splunk
5 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
5 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (23.81%) PaaS
6 4 (19.05%) Open Source
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (23.81%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (23.81%) PaaS
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
1 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
1 3 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
2 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) MSBuild
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Applications Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Developer
2 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Build Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Lead
3 1 (4.76%) DevOps Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Platform Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Release Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Senior Transition Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Velocity
2 7 (33.33%) CSS
2 7 (33.33%) CSS3
2 7 (33.33%) HTML
2 7 (33.33%) HTML5
3 6 (28.57%) Middleware
4 5 (23.81%) Spring
4 5 (23.81%) Spring Boot
4 5 (23.81%) Spring Cloud
5 2 (9.52%) .NET
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Core
5 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 2 (9.52%) LESS
5 2 (9.52%) React
5 2 (9.52%) Sass
6 1 (4.76%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) Node.js
6 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Derivative
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 7 (33.33%) DevOps
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 6 (28.57%) Microservices
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) Open Source
5 3 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.52%) Information Management
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
6 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CCNA
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) AppDynamics
1 5 (23.81%) MuleSoft
1 5 (23.81%) New Relic
1 5 (23.81%) Splunk
2 3 (14.29%) Brocade
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle