The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 61 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -1
Contract jobs citing Release Management 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.43% 1.62% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 2.34% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £700 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+98.16% -32.71%
Release Management
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
343 171 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 73.13% 69.23% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 83 87
Average daily rate £375 £338 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 2
Average hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+750.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
1 2 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (100.00%) Go
1 2 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (100.00%) Heroku
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (50.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) Redis
2 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Foundry
2 1 (50.00%) JMS
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (50.00%) AMQP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (100.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Heroku
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (50.00%) JMS
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Go
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Foundry