Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 16 December 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 162 156
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 +29
Contract jobs citing Release Management 30 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.61% 0.59% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.69% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 38
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -13.64% +44.74%
10th Percentile £349 £305 £351
90th Percentile £508 £541 £689
England median daily rate £463 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -2.12% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £23.08 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.49% - -
England median hourly rate £24.08 £26.61 £32.53
% change year-on-year -9.49% -18.21% +61.67%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,302 3,784 4,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.93% 85.46% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,935 2,499 2,910
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £261 £259
90th Percentile £563 £550 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 99 141
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.85% +2.21%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.69
90th Percentile £41.50 £40.00 £34.95
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.70% +4.55%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Yorkshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Yorkshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Yorkshire

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Yorkshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
West Yorkshire -9 27 £413 -13.16% 3
South Yorkshire -4 2 £314 - 10
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) Docker
3 6 (20.00%) DevOps
3 6 (20.00%) Release Automation
4 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (13.33%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.33%) SOAP
5 4 (13.33%) XML
5 4 (13.33%) Linux
5 4 (13.33%) SSH
5 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (13.33%) Firewall
5 4 (13.33%) PKI
5 4 (13.33%) Brocade
5 4 (13.33%) JSON
5 4 (13.33%) JIRA
5 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 4 (13.33%) OAuth
5 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.33%) Data Extraction
5 4 (13.33%) Confluence
5 4 (13.33%) REST

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (13.33%) Confluence
1 4 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (13.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
1 4 (13.33%) SSH
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.00%) SAP HANA
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Bitbucket
1 4 (13.33%) git-flow
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.33%) Games
1 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Release Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Cutover Manager
4 3 (10.00%) SAP Cutover Manager
4 3 (10.00%) SAP Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) AWS Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Business Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) JSON
1 4 (13.33%) OAuth
1 4 (13.33%) REST
1 4 (13.33%) SOAP
1 4 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) Pixi.js
2 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) DevOps
3 6 (20.00%) Release Automation
4 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.33%) Data Extraction
5 4 (13.33%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 4 (13.33%) Microservices
5 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.00%) ERP
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL
7 2 (6.67%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCP
1 1 (3.33%) MCSA
1 1 (3.33%) MCSE
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Docker
2 4 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
1 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Brocade
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.33%) Splunk
2 3 (10.00%) SAP
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle