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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 62 101 80
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -21
Contract jobs citing Release Management 67 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.53% 1.11% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 1.52% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 11
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£390 £332 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -13.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £446 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.37% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £13.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+245.45% -32.09%
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
1836 1914 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.39% 73.59% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 970 623
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 68
Average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £127.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 January 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
Maidenhead - 12 £250 -
Reading +12 9 £450 - 2
Bracknell -2 9 £390 +24.20% 1
Slough +1 8 £255 +82.14% 1
Newbury 0 1 £425 -2.85%
Release Management
South East

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (40.45%) Telecoms
3 23 (25.84%) Project Management
4 22 (24.72%) PMI
4 22 (24.72%) PMI Certification
5 21 (23.60%) PRINCE2
6 17 (19.10%) Oracle
7 15 (16.85%) Scrum
7 15 (16.85%) Waterfall
8 14 (15.73%) Change Management
8 14 (15.73%) SQL
8 14 (15.73%) ITIL
9 13 (14.61%) ETL
9 13 (14.61%) SAS
9 13 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (14.61%) SAS Macro
9 13 (14.61%) Base SAS
9 13 (14.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 10 (11.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (11.24%) DB2
11 8 (8.99%) Finance
11 8 (8.99%) SMS
11 8 (8.99%) ERP
11 8 (8.99%) HP
11 8 (8.99%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.87%) Test Management
12 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
12 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
12 7 (7.87%) Billing
13 6 (6.74%) CRM

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (14.61%) SAS
2 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.25%) JBoss
2 2 (2.25%) Apache
2 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) SMS
2 4 (4.49%) tcpdump
2 4 (4.49%) Wireshark
2 4 (4.49%) Cisco PIX
2 4 (4.49%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (4.49%) Firewall
2 4 (4.49%) BIG-IP
2 4 (4.49%) Nortel Alteon
2 4 (4.49%) TACACS
3 2 (2.25%) Network Security
3 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.12%) SSL
4 1 (1.12%) SSH
4 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (14.61%) Base SAS
1 13 (14.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 10 (11.24%) DB2
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Selenium
1 2 (2.25%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (2.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.12%) Subversion
2 1 (1.12%) Maven
General
1 36 (40.45%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.99%) Finance
3 7 (7.87%) Billing
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (34.83%) Release Manager
2 18 (20.22%) Delivery Manager
3 15 (16.85%) Technical Manager
4 14 (15.73%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 13 (14.61%) Developer
5 13 (14.61%) SAS Developer
6 9 (10.11%) Test Manager
7 8 (8.99%) Project Manager
7 8 (8.99%) Process Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Technical Project Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Excel Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.37%) Data Network Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Service Transition Manager
10 2 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) WAP
2 2 (2.25%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.25%) HTML
2 2 (2.25%) J2EE
2 2 (2.25%) Middleware
3 1 (1.12%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (24.72%) PMI
2 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.12%) PKI
4 1 (1.12%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) UNIX
2 3 (3.37%) Windows
3 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.25%) Solaris
3 2 (2.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.84%) Project Management
3 21 (23.60%) PRINCE2
4 15 (16.85%) Scrum
4 15 (16.85%) Waterfall
5 14 (15.73%) Change Management
5 14 (15.73%) ITIL
6 13 (14.61%) ETL
7 10 (11.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (8.99%) ERP
8 8 (8.99%) Test Strategy
9 7 (7.87%) Test Management
9 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.74%) CRM
11 5 (5.62%) Migration
11 5 (5.62%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Problem Management
11 5 (5.62%) Network Management
11 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.73%) SQL
2 13 (14.61%) SAS Macro
3 3 (3.37%) Java
4 2 (2.25%) PHP
5 1 (1.12%) C++
5 1 (1.12%) Perl
5 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (24.72%) PMI Certification
2 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.49%) Degree
3 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) CCSA
3 4 (4.49%) CCSE
3 4 (4.49%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.49%) CCSP
3 4 (4.49%) CCNP
3 4 (4.49%) CCNA
3 4 (4.49%) ISEB
3 4 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
2 5 (5.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) OpenView
1 4 (4.49%) Netcool
1 4 (4.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (19.10%) Oracle
2 8 (8.99%) HP
3 5 (5.62%) Cisco
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.49%) F5
4 4 (4.49%) Crossbeam
4 4 (4.49%) McAfee
4 4 (4.49%) Radware
4 4 (4.49%) Nortel
4 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.25%) Sun
5 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.12%) Remedy