The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 101 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 26 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.99% 0.65% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.72% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £409 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £442 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £403 £415
% change year-on-year
+5.59% -3.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Release Manager
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2343 2377 1984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.39% 90.35% 92.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1196 831
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 101 113
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Manager across the Berkshire region.

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Release Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Manager across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Release Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Release Manager
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 Manager within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Reading +11 4 £475 +8.57% 1
Release Manager
South East

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title.

1 31 (88.57%) Release Management
2 18 (51.43%) Telecoms
3 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Project Management
5 6 (17.14%) CRM
5 6 (17.14%) ERP
5 6 (17.14%) PMI
5 6 (17.14%) PMI Certification
5 6 (17.14%) Billing
6 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 5 (14.29%) ITIL
6 5 (14.29%) Finance
6 5 (14.29%) Change Management
6 5 (14.29%) Scrum
7 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
7 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (11.43%) Test Management
7 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.57%) People Management
8 3 (8.57%) Resource Management
8 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
8 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.57%) Java
9 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.71%) Windows
9 2 (5.71%) SLA
9 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.71%) Migration
9 2 (5.71%) Programme Management

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Maven
2 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) InstallAnywhere
2 1 (2.86%) Hudson
2 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.86%) Ant
General
1 18 (51.43%) Telecoms
2 6 (17.14%) Billing
3 5 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Java EE
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) PMI
2 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Release Management
2 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) Project Management
4 6 (17.14%) CRM
4 6 (17.14%) ERP
5 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 5 (14.29%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) Change Management
5 5 (14.29%) Scrum
6 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (11.43%) Test Management
6 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.57%) People Management
7 3 (8.57%) Resource Management
7 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.71%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) PMI Certification
2 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Atlassian