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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 82 94 96
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 38 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.48% 1.03% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.45% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 10
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£340 £358 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.89% -7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £314 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £32.47 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-36.57% +8.23%
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
1845 1796 1652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.01% 71.24% 68.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 878 677
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 35 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Reading -4 10 £413 +30.95%
Bracknell -2 6 £400 -
Slough +4 5 £290 -33.71% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £200 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Release Management
South East

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 34 (37.78%) Telecoms
2 24 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.22%) Oracle
4 19 (21.11%) Software Delivery
5 17 (18.89%) Change Management
6 16 (17.78%) PRINCE2
6 16 (17.78%) Retail
7 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
8 13 (14.44%) PMI
8 13 (14.44%) PMI Certification
8 13 (14.44%) Project Management
8 13 (14.44%) ITIL
8 13 (14.44%) Java
9 12 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 12 (13.33%) J2EE
9 12 (13.33%) Finance
10 11 (12.22%) Migration
10 11 (12.22%) System Integration Testing
10 11 (12.22%) Oracle Database
11 10 (11.11%) Data Centre
11 10 (11.11%) Scrum
11 10 (11.11%) Service Management
11 10 (11.11%) Linux
11 10 (11.11%) HP
11 10 (11.11%) QA
12 9 (10.00%) Billing
12 9 (10.00%) Test Strategy
12 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 9 (10.00%) CRM
12 9 (10.00%) SQL

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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%) WebLogic
2 6 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.56%) JBoss
3 5 (5.56%) SAS
3 5 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (4.44%) Apache
5 2 (2.22%) IIS
6 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.11%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.11%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.11%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) SMS
2 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.33%) SSL
3 3 (3.33%) SSH
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (1.11%) Network Security
4 1 (1.11%) 4G
4 1 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.11%) 3G
4 1 (1.11%) Firewall
4 1 (1.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.11%) WAN
4 1 (1.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.56%) DB2
4 4 (4.44%) Base SAS
4 4 (4.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (2.22%) MySQL
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.11%) OLAP
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.11%) SSDT
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) LoadRunner
1 3 (3.33%) Selenium
1 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.22%) MSBuild
2 2 (2.22%) NuGet
2 2 (2.22%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.11%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (37.78%) Telecoms
2 16 (17.78%) Retail
3 12 (13.33%) Finance
4 9 (10.00%) Billing
5 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.22%) Marketing
6 2 (2.22%) Electronics
7 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) Delivery Manager
1 14 (15.56%) Technical Manager
2 13 (14.44%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 11 (12.22%) Analyst
4 10 (11.11%) Release Manager
5 9 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 9 (10.00%) Designer
6 7 (7.78%) Test Leader
6 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.78%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.44%) SAS Developer
9 3 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Excel Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
10 2 (2.22%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) J2EE
2 6 (6.67%) HTML
2 6 (6.67%) Application Packaging
2 6 (6.67%) Middleware
3 5 (5.56%) Java EE
3 5 (5.56%) SOAP
3 5 (5.56%) XML
4 4 (4.44%) Web Services
5 3 (3.33%) .NET
6 2 (2.22%) XSL
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.11%) CSS
7 1 (1.11%) Ajax
7 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.11%) jQuery
7 1 (1.11%) RESTful
7 1 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) PMI
2 10 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.33%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.33%) PKI
6 2 (2.22%) DTV
7 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.11%) Biometrics
7 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.11%) AS400
7 1 (1.11%) Replication
7 1 (1.11%) Clustering
7 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.11%) iSeries
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Linux
2 8 (8.89%) Windows
3 7 (7.78%) UNIX
4 6 (6.67%) Solaris
5 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.11%) Software Delivery
3 17 (18.89%) Change Management
4 16 (17.78%) PRINCE2
5 13 (14.44%) ITIL
5 13 (14.44%) Project Management
6 12 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 11 (12.22%) Migration
7 11 (12.22%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (11.11%) Scrum
8 10 (11.11%) Service Management
9 9 (10.00%) CRM
9 9 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 9 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Integration Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Test Management
10 8 (8.89%) Data Migration
11 7 (7.78%) Software Deployment
11 7 (7.78%) E-Commerce
11 7 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) Java
2 9 (10.00%) SQL
3 4 (4.44%) PHP
3 4 (4.44%) SAS Macro
4 3 (3.33%) Perl
4 3 (3.33%) C#
5 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) C
6 1 (1.11%) C++
6 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.11%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) PMI Certification
2 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) ISEB
4 4 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.44%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.33%) Degree
6 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.11%) MCITP
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.11%) MCP
7 1 (1.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.22%) Puppet
2 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.11%) Netcool
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.11%) SCCM
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 20 (22.22%) Oracle
2 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.11%) HP
4 7 (7.78%) Remedy
4 7 (7.78%) McAfee
5 6 (6.67%) Sun
6 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.33%) SAP
8 2 (2.22%) Cisco
8 2 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.22%) VMware
9 1 (1.11%) Capita
9 1 (1.11%) Endeca
9 1 (1.11%) Google
9 1 (1.11%) Coremetrics
9 1 (1.11%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.11%) Infovista
9 1 (1.11%) IBM
9 1 (1.11%) Citrix