The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 68 96 86
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -10
Contract jobs citing Release Management 53 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.07% 1.20% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 1.61% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 15
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£335 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £311 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.11% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+40.83% -25.00%
Release Management
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1895 1866 1715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.85% 74.49% 70.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 888 755
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 20 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.04 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.34% -39.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +1 9 £295 -23.87%
Bracknell -2 9 £254 -
Reading -5 7 £335 +6.34%
Newbury - 5 £375 - 1
Maidenhead - 4 £275 - 1
Release Management
South East

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management.

1 32 (35.56%) Telecoms
2 22 (24.44%) ITIL
2 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.22%) Retail
4 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
4 17 (18.89%) Change Management
5 16 (17.78%) Oracle
6 15 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 14 (15.56%) Finance
7 14 (15.56%) Project Management
8 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
8 13 (14.44%) HP
9 12 (13.33%) QA
9 12 (13.33%) Windows
10 11 (12.22%) Java
10 11 (12.22%) PRINCE2
10 11 (12.22%) Waterfall
10 11 (12.22%) Software Delivery
11 10 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (11.11%) J2EE
11 10 (11.11%) Linux
11 10 (11.11%) Service Management
12 9 (10.00%) McAfee
12 9 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (10.00%) C
12 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database
12 9 (10.00%) Software Deployment
13 8 (8.89%) CRM
13 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (8.89%) Migration

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.44%) Live Communications Server
3 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.33%) JBoss
5 2 (2.22%) Apache
5 2 (2.22%) IIS
6 1 (1.11%) SAS
6 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.11%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.11%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (1.11%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) SMS
2 2 (2.22%) SSH
2 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.22%) VPN
2 2 (2.22%) SSL
2 2 (2.22%) SAN
2 2 (2.22%) NAS
3 1 (1.11%) 4G
3 1 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.11%) LAN
3 1 (1.11%) 3G
3 1 (1.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.11%) Network Security
3 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.44%) Star Schema
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.22%) MySQL
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.11%) DB2
6 1 (1.11%) OLAP
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.11%) SSDT
6 1 (1.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) JIRA
2 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.22%) MSBuild
3 2 (2.22%) NuGet
3 2 (2.22%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.22%) Selenium
3 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.11%) JMeter
4 1 (1.11%) Maven
4 1 (1.11%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.11%) TestNG
4 1 (1.11%) JUnit
4 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
General
1 32 (35.56%) Telecoms
2 20 (22.22%) Retail
3 14 (15.56%) Finance
4 7 (7.78%) Billing
5 3 (3.33%) Marketing
5 3 (3.33%) Electronics
5 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.44%) Analyst
1 13 (14.44%) Designer
2 7 (7.78%) Test Leader
2 7 (7.78%) Transition Manager
3 6 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 6 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 6 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 6 (6.67%) Technical Manager
3 6 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 5 (5.56%) Service Transition Manager
5 4 (4.44%) ETL Designer
5 4 (4.44%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Communications Manager
6 3 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Release Manager
6 3 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) J2EE
2 5 (5.56%) SOAP
2 5 (5.56%) XML
2 5 (5.56%) Java EE
3 4 (4.44%) Application Packaging
3 4 (4.44%) Middleware
3 4 (4.44%) Web Services
3 4 (4.44%) HTML
4 3 (3.33%) .NET
5 2 (2.22%) XSL
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.11%) CSS
6 1 (1.11%) Ajax
6 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.11%) jQuery
6 1 (1.11%) RESTful
6 1 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.67%) Clustering
3 5 (5.56%) PMI
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Replication
4 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.33%) DTV
5 3 (3.33%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.22%) PKI
6 2 (2.22%) Statistics
6 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.11%) iSeries
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) AS400
7 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Windows
2 10 (11.11%) Linux
3 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.44%) Solaris
3 4 (4.44%) UNIX
4 2 (2.22%) Android
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) ITIL
1 22 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.89%) Change Management
3 14 (15.56%) Project Management
4 11 (12.22%) PRINCE2
4 11 (12.22%) Waterfall
4 11 (12.22%) Software Delivery
5 10 (11.11%) Service Management
5 10 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.00%) Software Deployment
7 8 (8.89%) Integration Testing
7 8 (8.89%) Migration
7 8 (8.89%) CRM
7 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.78%) Configuration Management
8 7 (7.78%) V-Model
8 7 (7.78%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) Java
2 9 (10.00%) C
3 4 (4.44%) SQL
4 3 (3.33%) C#
5 2 (2.22%) Perl
5 2 (2.22%) PHP
5 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.11%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 6 (6.67%) Degree
3 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.33%) ISEB
6 2 (2.22%) HNC
6 2 (2.22%) HND
6 2 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.11%) MCP
7 1 (1.11%) MCSE
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.11%) MBA
7 1 (1.11%) MCITP
7 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) PMBOK
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.22%) Puppet
2 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.11%) Netcool
3 1 (1.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (17.78%) Oracle
2 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.44%) HP
3 9 (10.00%) McAfee
4 7 (7.78%) Remedy
5 4 (4.44%) Ab Initio
5 4 (4.44%) VMware
5 4 (4.44%) Teradata
5 4 (4.44%) Sun
5 4 (4.44%) SAP
6 2 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.22%) NetApp
6 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.22%) Sophos
6 2 (2.22%) Symantec
7 1 (1.11%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.11%) Infovista
7 1 (1.11%) Capita
7 1 (1.11%) Endeca
7 1 (1.11%) Google