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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 46 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Release Management 14 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.86% 0.20% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 0.30% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
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£263 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
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%
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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
395 328 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 80.78% 66.40% 66.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 175 140
Average daily rate £425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 38 62
Average hourly rate £32.29 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.40% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.98 £37.50 £39.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (59.09%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) XML
3 9 (40.91%) UNIX
3 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
3 9 (40.91%) Oracle
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
4 8 (36.36%) MS Office
5 7 (31.82%) J2EE
5 7 (31.82%) Service Management
5 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 7 (31.82%) WebSphere
6 6 (27.27%) Publishing
6 6 (27.27%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) JBoss
7 5 (22.73%) Apache
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) Automotive
7 5 (22.73%) Internet
7 5 (22.73%) Project Management
7 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (18.18%) AccuRev
8 4 (18.18%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
8 4 (18.18%) ITSM
8 4 (18.18%) Eclipse
8 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) HTML

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (9.09%) Documentum
5 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
6 1 (4.55%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 8 (36.36%) 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
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
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%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.55%) Lombardi
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Publishing
3 5 (22.73%) Automotive
4 2 (9.09%) Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Law
5 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Release Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Release Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Release Coordinator
5 2 (9.09%) Coordinator
5 2 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Release Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Change and Release Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) XML
2 7 (31.82%) J2EE
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) 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%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
2 7 (31.82%) Service Management
3 6 (27.27%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) ITSM
6 3 (13.64%) Process Management
6 3 (13.64%) Content Management
7 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.55%) People Management
8 1 (4.55%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.55%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) 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%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) XenApp
2 2 (9.09%) RACF
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) JBoss
3 4 (18.18%) AccuRev
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) NetApp
5 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) EMC
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) SAP
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya
6 1 (4.55%) Syncsort