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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 55 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Release Management 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.23% 0.19% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.25% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £650 £328 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.47% +11.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+98.16% -32.71%
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
340 403 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 79.07% 76.62% 78.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 220 334
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £40.60 £35.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.20% +13.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £32.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS Access
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) Automotive
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) Puppet
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Ansible
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) VMware