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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 75 103 85
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -18
Contract jobs citing Release Management 37 23 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.51% 0.94% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.28% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 14
Average daily rate
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£336 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £315 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.53% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -19.20%
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
1818 1801 1673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 74.08% 73.81% 70.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 850 716
Average daily rate £378 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 22 35
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +11 11 £419 +32.93% 1
Slough +3 5 £290 -25.16%
Bracknell -5 5 £186 - 1
Newbury - 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £200 -
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (44.58%) Telecoms
2 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.69%) Software Delivery
4 17 (20.48%) PRINCE2
5 16 (19.28%) Retail
6 15 (18.07%) ITIL
7 14 (16.87%) Oracle
7 14 (16.87%) PMI
7 14 (16.87%) PMI Certification
7 14 (16.87%) Project Management
8 12 (14.46%) Change Management
9 11 (13.25%) Scrum
9 11 (13.25%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (12.05%) Finance
10 10 (12.05%) Service Management
10 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.05%) Linux
10 10 (12.05%) J2EE
10 10 (12.05%) Java
10 10 (12.05%) QA
11 9 (10.84%) Billing
11 9 (10.84%) Test Strategy
11 9 (10.84%) CRM
11 9 (10.84%) HP
11 9 (10.84%) Migration
11 9 (10.84%) Data Centre
11 9 (10.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database
12 8 (9.64%) Integration Testing
12 8 (9.64%) Test Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (8.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.02%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.82%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.61%) JBoss
5 2 (2.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.41%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.20%) SAS
6 1 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.20%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.20%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.20%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) SMS
2 2 (2.41%) SSH
2 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.41%) VPN
2 2 (2.41%) SSL
2 2 (2.41%) SAN
2 2 (2.41%) NAS
3 1 (1.20%) 4G
3 1 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.20%) LAN
3 1 (1.20%) 3G
3 1 (1.20%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) Network Security
3 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.41%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) DB2
3 1 (1.20%) OLAP
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.20%) SSDT
3 1 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) LoadRunner
1 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
1 3 (3.61%) Selenium
2 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.41%) MSBuild
2 2 (2.41%) NuGet
2 2 (2.41%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.20%) JIRA
3 1 (1.20%) TestComplete
General
1 37 (44.58%) Telecoms
2 16 (19.28%) Retail
3 10 (12.05%) Finance
4 9 (10.84%) Billing
5 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 2 (2.41%) Electronics
5 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.07%) Technical Manager
1 15 (18.07%) Delivery Manager
2 14 (16.87%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 11 (13.25%) Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Test Manager
4 9 (10.84%) Designer
5 8 (9.64%) Release Manager
6 7 (8.43%) Business Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Communications Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.41%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) J2EE
2 5 (6.02%) SOAP
2 5 (6.02%) XML
2 5 (6.02%) Java EE
3 4 (4.82%) Application Packaging
3 4 (4.82%) Middleware
3 4 (4.82%) Web Services
3 4 (4.82%) HTML
4 3 (3.61%) .NET
5 2 (2.41%) XSL
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.20%) CSS
6 1 (1.20%) Ajax
6 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.20%) jQuery
6 1 (1.20%) RESTful
6 1 (1.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) PMI
2 9 (10.84%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.61%) Clustering
6 2 (2.41%) PKI
6 2 (2.41%) DTV
7 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.20%) iSeries
7 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.20%) AS400
7 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) Solaris
3 4 (4.82%) UNIX
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.69%) Software Delivery
3 17 (20.48%) PRINCE2
4 15 (18.07%) ITIL
5 14 (16.87%) Project Management
6 12 (14.46%) Change Management
7 11 (13.25%) Scrum
7 11 (13.25%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (12.05%) Service Management
9 9 (10.84%) CRM
9 9 (10.84%) Migration
9 9 (10.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.84%) Test Strategy
10 8 (9.64%) Waterfall
10 8 (9.64%) Integration Testing
10 8 (9.64%) Test Management
11 7 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (8.43%) E-Commerce
12 6 (7.23%) Business Analysis
12 6 (7.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) Java
2 4 (4.82%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) C#
4 2 (2.41%) Perl
4 2 (2.41%) PHP
4 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.20%) C
5 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.20%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) PMI Certification
2 7 (8.43%) ISEB
2 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.61%) Degree
4 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.20%) MCITP
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.20%) MCP
6 1 (1.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.41%) Puppet
2 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) Netcool
3 1 (1.20%) SCCM
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Oracle
2 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.84%) HP
4 6 (7.23%) Remedy
4 6 (7.23%) McAfee
5 4 (4.82%) VMware
5 4 (4.82%) Sun
6 3 (3.61%) SAP
7 2 (2.41%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.41%) NetApp
7 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.41%) Symantec
8 1 (1.20%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.20%) Infovista
8 1 (1.20%) Capita
8 1 (1.20%) Endeca
8 1 (1.20%) Google
8 1 (1.20%) Coremetrics
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco
8 1 (1.20%) IBM
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