The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 40 46 45
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Release Management 15 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.16% 0.65% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 0.94% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
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£256 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.09% -16.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 £37.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-28.23% -5.55%
Release Management
East of 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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
367 320 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 77.26% 69.26% 65.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 167 159
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 55
Average hourly rate £31.16 £27.80 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% -13.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.12 £41.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Basildon - 6 - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Release Management
East of England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (54.55%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 10 (45.45%) Linux
3 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) MS Office
4 9 (40.91%) Oracle
4 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
5 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (36.36%) XML
5 8 (36.36%) UNIX
6 7 (31.82%) WebSphere
7 6 (27.27%) Data Analysis
7 6 (27.27%) Service Management
7 6 (27.27%) Finance
7 6 (27.27%) J2EE
8 5 (22.73%) Windows
8 5 (22.73%) ITIL
8 5 (22.73%) JBoss
8 5 (22.73%) Apache
8 5 (22.73%) Automotive
8 5 (22.73%) Mainframe
8 5 (22.73%) Internet
8 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (22.73%) Publishing
9 4 (18.18%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (18.18%) Project Management
9 4 (18.18%) ITSM
9 4 (18.18%) VBA
10 3 (13.64%) HTML
10 3 (13.64%) DB2

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (31.82%) WebSphere
2 5 (22.73%) Apache
3 4 (18.18%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (13.64%) MQSeries
4 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (9.09%) Documentum
5 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
6 1 (4.55%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (45.45%) MS Office
3 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (13.64%) MS Project
5 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) assyst
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) MS Access
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.55%) Lombardi
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Automotive
2 5 (22.73%) Publishing
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Release Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Release Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Service Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Release Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Change and Release Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Release Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) J2EE
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) Web Services
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.55%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) UNIX
3 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) zOS
5 1 (4.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Data Analysis
3 6 (27.27%) Service Management
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) ITSM
6 3 (13.64%) Process Management
6 3 (13.64%) Content Management
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Time Management
7 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
8 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.55%) Image Processing
8 1 (4.55%) Matrix Management
8 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) VBA
4 2 (9.09%) JCL
4 2 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) COBOL
4 2 (9.09%) VB
4 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 2 (9.09%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) XenApp
2 2 (9.09%) RACF
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) JBoss
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) NetApp
3 3 (13.64%) AccuRev
4 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) Syncsort