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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 91 85 113
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Contract jobs citing Release Management 30 41 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.20% 1.68% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 2.45% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 10
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£315 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +19.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £335 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1836 1673 2070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.29% 68.40% 66.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 730 806
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 45
Average hourly rate £18.04 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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
Reading +3 10 £315 -13.69%
Bracknell 0 9 - -
Slough +8 7 £388 +72.22%
Newbury - - - - 1
Release Management
South East

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 18 (30.51%) QA
1 18 (30.51%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.73%) .NET
3 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.64%) Workflow
4 11 (18.64%) Finance
4 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
6 9 (15.25%) DV Cleared
6 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Software Distribution
6 9 (15.25%) McAfee
7 8 (13.56%) Service Management
7 8 (13.56%) Scrum
7 8 (13.56%) Metastorm
7 8 (13.56%) SMS
7 8 (13.56%) HP
7 8 (13.56%) SQL
7 8 (13.56%) Problem Management
8 7 (11.86%) Degree
8 7 (11.86%) WebSphere
8 7 (11.86%) Software Deployment
8 7 (11.86%) Web Services
8 7 (11.86%) Netcool
8 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
8 7 (11.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
9 6 (10.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 6 (10.17%) Tivoli
9 6 (10.17%) XML

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (11.86%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.47%) IBM Notes
2 5 (8.47%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (5.08%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (3.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) SMS
2 3 (5.08%) DNS
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.69%) FWSM
4 1 (1.69%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.69%) Nortel Alteon
4 1 (1.69%) VLAN
4 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.69%) MPLS
4 1 (1.69%) BGP
4 1 (1.69%) TACACS
4 1 (1.69%) NetScreen
4 1 (1.69%) SMTP
4 1 (1.69%) FTP
4 1 (1.69%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) DataStage
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) DB2
3 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (5.08%) Hudson
2 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.39%) MSBuild
2 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.39%) Ant
2 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.39%) Subversion
2 2 (3.39%) Maven
3 1 (1.69%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.69%) PVCS
3 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.69%) CruiseControl
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Publishing
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (15.25%) Project Manager
1 9 (15.25%) Release Manager
2 8 (13.56%) Technical Manager
2 8 (13.56%) Technical Project Manager
2 8 (13.56%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Applications Manager
4 4 (6.78%) Developer
5 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.08%) TIBCO Developer
5 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Build Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) IT Support
6 2 (3.39%) Configuration Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.39%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) .NET
2 7 (11.86%) Web Services
3 6 (10.17%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.39%) SOAP
4 2 (3.39%) REST
5 1 (1.69%) HTML
5 1 (1.69%) XSL
5 1 (1.69%) WAP
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.69%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
1 6 (10.17%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) AS400
3 1 (1.69%) PKI
3 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.69%) iSeries
3 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.64%) Workflow
3 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (15.25%) Software Distribution
4 8 (13.56%) Scrum
4 8 (13.56%) Problem Management
4 8 (13.56%) Service Management
5 7 (11.86%) Software Deployment
6 6 (10.17%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.47%) CRM
7 5 (8.47%) ITIL
7 5 (8.47%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (8.47%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.78%) Migration
9 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.39%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) C#
3 3 (5.08%) Perl
3 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.69%) RPG
4 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.25%) DV Cleared
4 7 (11.86%) Degree
5 2 (3.39%) CCNP
5 2 (3.39%) CCNA
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.69%) CCSA
6 1 (1.69%) CCSE
6 1 (1.69%) CCIE
6 1 (1.69%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Netcool
1 7 (11.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (10.17%) Netcool/Webtop
2 6 (10.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 6 (10.17%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.08%) Puppet
3 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.39%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.69%) Salt
5 1 (1.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.25%) McAfee
3 8 (13.56%) HP
3 8 (13.56%) Metastorm
4 5 (8.47%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (8.47%) Lotus
4 5 (8.47%) Apple
5 4 (6.78%) Oracle
5 4 (6.78%) Cisco
5 4 (6.78%) VMware
6 3 (5.08%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.39%) IBM
7 2 (3.39%) F5
8 1 (1.69%) Endeca
8 1 (1.69%) Google
8 1 (1.69%) Coremetrics
8 1 (1.69%) Crossbeam
8 1 (1.69%) SAP
8 1 (1.69%) Nortel