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 3 months to 30 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.

Release Management
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 114 76
Rank change year-on-year +2 -38  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 11 28 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.52% 0.97% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.19% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 27
Median daily rate £470 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +18.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £352 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £503 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1756 2352 2204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.83% 81.30% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1604 1424
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.72% +10.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 65
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £36.75 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 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
West Yorkshire +8 6 £510 +16.57% 10
North Yorkshire +10 4 £430 +43.33% 2
South Yorkshire -2 1 - -
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) HTML
3 6 (23.08%) CSS
3 6 (23.08%) ITIL
3 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 6 (23.08%) Velocity
3 6 (23.08%) HTML5
3 6 (23.08%) CSS3
4 5 (19.23%) DevOps
4 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 5 (19.23%) Java
4 5 (19.23%) Banking
5 4 (15.38%) Spring
5 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) Migration
5 4 (15.38%) Middleware
5 4 (15.38%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (15.38%) New Relic
5 4 (15.38%) Spring Boot
5 4 (15.38%) MuleSoft
5 4 (15.38%) Splunk
5 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
5 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (15.38%) Open Source
5 4 (15.38%) PaaS
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Microservices
5 4 (15.38%) AppDynamics

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 (15.38%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (15.38%) PaaS
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco ISE
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Wireless
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
1 3 (11.54%) NetScaler
1 3 (11.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (7.69%) Bitbucket
2 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) MSBuild
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Release Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Services Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Release Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Transition Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) CSS
1 6 (23.08%) CSS3
1 6 (23.08%) HTML
1 6 (23.08%) HTML5
1 6 (23.08%) Velocity
2 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 4 (15.38%) Spring
2 4 (15.38%) Spring Boot
2 4 (15.38%) Spring Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Core
3 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.69%) LESS
3 2 (7.69%) React
3 2 (7.69%) Sass
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
4 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Derivative
2 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (15.38%) Microservices
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Open Source
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (11.54%) Project Governance
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) ATDD
6 2 (7.69%) BDD
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) AppDynamics
1 4 (15.38%) MuleSoft
1 4 (15.38%) New Relic
1 4 (15.38%) Splunk
2 3 (11.54%) Brocade
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle