The first table below looks at the demand for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 24 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 Buckinghamshire 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 75 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.62% 0.99% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.38% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +8.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +8.10%
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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
967 725 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.73% 72.07% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 384 311
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.60 £45.00
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 Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Buckinghamshire region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Amersham -1 5 £325 -
Milton Keynes -2 3 £344 -16.71%
Release Management
South East

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 8 (42.11%) Change Management
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (21.05%) AIX
4 4 (21.05%) Solaris
4 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) MS Project
4 4 (21.05%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (21.05%) SLA
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) CSS
5 3 (15.79%) JUnit
5 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
5 3 (15.79%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
5 3 (15.79%) jQuery
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) User Experience Design
5 3 (15.79%) Scala
5 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (10.53%) REST
6 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) JUnit
2 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
1 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Release Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) CSS
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) jQuery
1 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) STL
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) AIX
3 4 (21.05%) Solaris
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Change Management
2 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.79%) User Experience Design
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) SOA
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.79%) Scala
2 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) C++
2 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Intel
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy
4 1 (5.26%) SAP