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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 61 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.28% 0.68% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 0.89% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate
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£488 £428 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £454 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.37% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £13.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+245.45% -32.09%
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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
603 559 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.21% 76.58% 73.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 309 171
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £34.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) NUnit
2 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (36.36%) WCF
3 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Windows NT
3 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) MCP
4 3 (27.27%) UNIX
4 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
4 3 (27.27%) Firmware
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) SLA

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
1 5 (45.45%) NUnit
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Configuration Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 4 (36.36%) WCF
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000 Server
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000
1 4 (36.36%) Windows NT
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) CMMI
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) RAD
5 1 (9.09%) DSDM
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) V-Model
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) eTOM
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PHP
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Firmware
2 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Intel