The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 96 100 112
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing Release Management 33 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.16% 0.85% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.25% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 8
Average daily rate £350 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £363 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £425 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +13.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Release Management
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 10 £315 -22.46%
Bracknell +4 9 £314 -16.26% 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Release Management
South East

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 23 (38.33%) SC Cleared
1 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.33%) McAfee
3 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (21.67%) Windows
4 12 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (20.00%) Software Distribution
5 10 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 10 (16.67%) Migration
5 10 (16.67%) Scrum
6 9 (15.00%) VMware
6 9 (15.00%) SQL
6 9 (15.00%) WebSphere
7 8 (13.33%) QA
7 8 (13.33%) Validation
7 8 (13.33%) Oracle
7 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (13.33%) HP
7 8 (13.33%) SMS
7 8 (13.33%) Cisco
8 7 (11.67%) .NET
8 7 (11.67%) MS Office
8 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
9 6 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (10.00%) Apple iOS
9 6 (10.00%) LAN

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.67%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) SMS
2 6 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (6.67%) DNS
4 2 (3.33%) FWSM
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.33%) Firewall
5 1 (1.67%) SMTP
5 1 (1.67%) DHCP
5 1 (1.67%) FTP
5 1 (1.67%) HTTP
5 1 (1.67%) RIP
5 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.67%) NetScreen
5 1 (1.67%) BGP
5 1 (1.67%) MPLS
5 1 (1.67%) VLAN
5 1 (1.67%) IPsec
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
2 2 (3.33%) DataStage
3 1 (1.67%) DB2
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (6.67%) Hudson
2 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.00%) Maven
3 3 (5.00%) Subversion
3 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.00%) MSBuild
4 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.33%) CruiseControl
4 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.33%) Ant
5 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.67%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Publishing
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Release Manager
2 7 (11.67%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Applications Manager
4 5 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) IT Support
7 2 (3.33%) Configuration Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) SAP Release Manager
7 2 (3.33%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) XML
3 2 (3.33%) REST
3 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.33%) SOAP
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) XSL
4 1 (1.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.00%) Firmware
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) AS400
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) Life Science
4 1 (1.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 12 (20.00%) Software Distribution
2 10 (16.67%) Migration
2 10 (16.67%) Scrum
3 8 (13.33%) Validation
4 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (10.00%) ITIL
6 5 (8.33%) Software Deployment
7 4 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.00%) Service Management
8 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.00%) Workflow
8 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) Perl
2 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.33%) C#
3 2 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.67%) RPG
4 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) SC Cleared
1 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.33%) CCNP
2 2 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (1.67%) CCIE
3 1 (1.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.00%) Puppet
4 2 (3.33%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) McAfee
2 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.00%) VMware
4 8 (13.33%) Oracle
4 8 (13.33%) HP
4 8 (13.33%) Cisco
5 6 (10.00%) Apple
6 4 (6.67%) SAP
7 3 (5.00%) Informatica
7 3 (5.00%) Metastorm
8 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.33%) IBM
9 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.67%) Endeca
9 1 (1.67%) Google
9 1 (1.67%) Coremetrics
9 1 (1.67%) F5