The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 110 117 104
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Release Management 36 9 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.18% 0.38% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.52% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 27
Average daily rate
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£318 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £403 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £423 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +25.00%
Release Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2357 1718 2155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.41% 71.97% 69.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1440 853 1129
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 129 213
Average hourly rate £27.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £12.55 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Essex +4 14 £263 -34.37% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 12 £310 - 4
Hertfordshire -23 5 £385 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £346 -
Suffolk +1 1 £425 -
Norfolk - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 49 (53.85%) SQL
2 43 (47.25%) Windows
2 43 (47.25%) Configuration Management
3 40 (43.96%) .NET
3 40 (43.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 38 (41.76%) TeamCity
4 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
5 37 (40.66%) Visual Studio
5 37 (40.66%) Git (software)
5 37 (40.66%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (39.56%) Automated Testing
6 36 (39.56%) .NET Framework
6 36 (39.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (39.56%) SSDT
7 34 (37.36%) NuGet
7 34 (37.36%) Gradle
7 34 (37.36%) Artifactory
7 34 (37.36%) Maven
8 33 (36.26%) Red Gate
8 33 (36.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 33 (36.26%) MSBuild
8 33 (36.26%) Automation Testing
9 16 (17.58%) Finance
10 14 (15.38%) Java
11 13 (14.29%) ITIL
11 13 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (13.19%) Project Management
12 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
12 12 (13.19%) Business Analysis
13 11 (12.09%) Linux

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.49%) Apache
3 4 (4.40%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.30%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.20%) Documentum
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.20%) Moodle
6 1 (1.10%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.10%) CICS
6 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.10%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.09%) MS Office
3 9 (9.89%) MS Project
4 7 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (5.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) assyst
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) FTP
2 1 (1.10%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (39.56%) SSDT
2 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) DB2
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (43.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (41.76%) TeamCity
3 37 (40.66%) Visual Studio
3 37 (40.66%) Git (software)
4 34 (37.36%) NuGet
4 34 (37.36%) Gradle
4 34 (37.36%) Artifactory
4 34 (37.36%) Maven
5 33 (36.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (36.26%) MSBuild
6 4 (4.40%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.10%) Lombardi
7 1 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 16 (17.58%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Publishing
3 5 (5.49%) Automotive
4 2 (2.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (37.36%) Build and Release Engineer
1 34 (37.36%) Build Engineer
1 34 (37.36%) Release Engineer
2 25 (27.47%) Analyst
3 9 (9.89%) Release Manager
4 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Developer
6 5 (5.49%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Configuration Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Service Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) Release Analyst
8 2 (2.20%) Business Project Manager
8 2 (2.20%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (43.96%) .NET
2 36 (39.56%) .NET Framework
3 9 (9.89%) XML
4 7 (7.69%) J2EE
5 6 (6.59%) HTML
6 4 (4.40%) Web Services
7 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.20%) CSS
7 2 (2.20%) SOAP
7 2 (2.20%) RESTful
8 1 (1.10%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.30%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.20%) VLE
4 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.20%) Statistics
4 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.20%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 43 (47.25%) Windows
2 36 (39.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (12.09%) Linux
4 9 (9.89%) UNIX
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) zOS
6 1 (1.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.25%) Configuration Management
2 37 (40.66%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (39.56%) Automated Testing
4 33 (36.26%) Automation Testing
5 13 (14.29%) ITIL
5 13 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.19%) Project Management
6 12 (13.19%) Business Analysis
7 10 (10.99%) Service Management
8 8 (8.79%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.79%) Test Scripting
9 7 (7.69%) Change Management
10 6 (6.59%) Migration
10 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.49%) Regression Testing
11 5 (5.49%) Process Management
11 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
12 4 (4.40%) Data Analysis
12 4 (4.40%) ITSM
12 4 (4.40%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (53.85%) SQL
2 14 (15.38%) Java
3 7 (7.69%) VBA
4 4 (4.40%) C#
5 2 (2.20%) COBOL
5 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.20%) PHP
5 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.20%) VB
5 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.20%) ABAP
5 2 (2.20%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 5 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.40%) ISEB
3 3 (3.30%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) PMP
4 2 (2.20%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) XenApp
2 2 (2.20%) RACF
Vendors
1 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 33 (36.26%) Red Gate
3 11 (12.09%) Oracle
4 5 (5.49%) JBoss
5 4 (4.40%) SAP
5 4 (4.40%) AccuRev
6 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.30%) IBM
6 3 (3.30%) Citrix
6 3 (3.30%) NetApp
6 3 (3.30%) Remedy
6 3 (3.30%) Niku
7 2 (2.20%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.20%) EMC
7 2 (2.20%) Northgate
7 2 (2.20%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.10%) Syncsort
8 1 (1.10%) hybris
8 1 (1.10%) Endeca
8 1 (1.10%) Capita