The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 66 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Release Management 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.78% 0.41% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.57% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£469 £395 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.67% +68.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £395 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £395 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £14.00 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+98.21% -34.50%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
699 525 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.58% 72.21% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 282 201
Average daily rate £350 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £34.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

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

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
1 5 (62.50%) SOA
1 5 (62.50%) NUnit
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (50.00%) WCF
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) RAD
5 1 (12.50%) DSDM
5 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
5 1 (12.50%) C#

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) NUnit
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 4 (50.00%) WCF
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
1 5 (62.50%) SOA
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) RAD
4 1 (12.50%) DSDM
4 1 (12.50%) CMMI
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) eTOM
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft