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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 86 62 107
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +45
Contract jobs citing Release Management 32 68 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.28% 2.52% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 3.43% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 15
Average daily rate £513 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.41% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £225 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £513 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £420 £390
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £47.50 £12.90
% change year-on-year
-45.26% +268.21%
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
1976 1983 2033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.29% 73.39% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1034 1008 1049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £123.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 5 £483 +89.21% 1
Reading -6 5 £425 -5.55% 2
Bracknell -6 3 £500 +28.20%
Newbury +8 2 - - 1
Release Management
South East

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 19 (24.36%) Telecoms
2 18 (23.08%) ITIL
3 17 (21.79%) Degree
4 15 (19.23%) Software Delivery
4 15 (19.23%) Change Management
5 14 (17.95%) Project Management
6 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 11 (14.10%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (14.10%) Windows
7 11 (14.10%) Workflow
7 11 (14.10%) CMS
7 11 (14.10%) Content Management
8 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
8 10 (12.82%) Oracle
9 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
9 9 (11.54%) QA
9 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
10 8 (10.26%) Computer Science
10 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (10.26%) Migration
10 8 (10.26%) Finance
10 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
11 7 (8.97%) CSS
11 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (8.97%) ITIL V3
11 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
11 7 (8.97%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.97%) Waterfall
12 6 (7.69%) Network Management
12 6 (7.69%) Knowledge Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (14.10%) CMS
2 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.85%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (1.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) SAS
4 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) DNS
1 1 (1.28%) Firewall
1 1 (1.28%) HTTP
1 1 (1.28%) Internet
1 1 (1.28%) S/MIME
1 1 (1.28%) SMS
1 1 (1.28%) SSL
1 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MSI
2 1 (1.28%) Toad
General
1 19 (24.36%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.26%) Finance
3 6 (7.69%) Billing
4 4 (5.13%) Automotive
5 2 (2.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.28%) Electronics
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Architect
2 9 (11.54%) Release Manager
2 9 (11.54%) Technical Manager
3 8 (10.26%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (10.26%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.26%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 7 (8.97%) Service Transition Manager
4 7 (8.97%) Transition Manager
5 6 (7.69%) Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 6 (7.69%) Service Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Implementation Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) IT Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) IT Support
6 5 (6.41%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) IT Technical Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Web Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Change Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) CSS
2 5 (6.41%) CSS3
2 5 (6.41%) HTML
2 5 (6.41%) HTML5
3 2 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.28%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.28%) Java EE
4 1 (1.28%) Middleware
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.28%) POSIX
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.69%) Clustering
4 4 (5.13%) Replication
4 4 (5.13%) Statistics
4 4 (5.13%) User Experience
5 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.28%) CMDB
7 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.28%) PMI
7 1 (1.28%) SCADA
7 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Unix
3 4 (5.13%) Linux
3 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.28%) AIX
5 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.28%) Solaris
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) ITIL
2 15 (19.23%) Change Management
2 15 (19.23%) Software Delivery
3 14 (17.95%) Project Management
4 11 (14.10%) Content Management
4 11 (14.10%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (14.10%) Workflow
5 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
6 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (10.26%) Migration
8 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.97%) ITIL V3
8 7 (8.97%) Mentoring
8 7 (8.97%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (7.69%) Network Management
9 6 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.56%) C
2 2 (2.56%) Java
2 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.28%) C#
3 1 (1.28%) Korn
3 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (21.79%) Degree
2 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.28%) APMP
6 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) MCP
6 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.28%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle
2 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.69%) SAP
4 5 (6.41%) HP
5 2 (2.56%) IBM
5 2 (2.56%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.28%) BMC
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco
6 1 (1.28%) Dell
6 1 (1.28%) NetApp
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.28%) Sophos
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