The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 62 83 50
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -33
Contract jobs citing Release Management 46 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.69% 0.19% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 0.23% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 1 8
Median daily rate £270 £230 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £230 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £230 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £19.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+66.15% -36.06%
Release Management
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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1020 859 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 81.80% 82.36% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 539 290
Median daily rate £325 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 30
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.33 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +19 46 £270 +17.39%
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 90 (91.84%) ITIL
2 80 (81.63%) Change Management
3 77 (78.57%) Windows
4 76 (77.55%) Service Delivery
4 76 (77.55%) Problem Management
5 75 (76.53%) Microsoft
6 72 (73.47%) AIX
6 72 (73.47%) Solaris
7 70 (71.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 65 (66.33%) Unix
9 61 (62.24%) HP
10 58 (59.18%) Windows Server
11 50 (51.02%) QMS
11 50 (51.02%) Security Cleared
12 42 (42.86%) SLA
13 41 (41.84%) Incident Management
13 41 (41.84%) ServiceNow
14 40 (40.82%) Quality Management
15 39 (39.80%) ISO 9001
15 39 (39.80%) SC Cleared
15 39 (39.80%) BPSS Clearance
16 36 (36.73%) Disclosure Scotland
17 35 (35.71%) Oracle
18 31 (31.63%) WebLogic
19 29 (29.59%) CA
20 25 (25.51%) Linux
21 23 (23.47%) Degree
21 23 (23.47%) Computer Science
22 22 (22.45%) Middleware
22 22 (22.45%) SOA

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (31.63%) WebLogic
2 13 (13.27%) Tuxedo
3 12 (12.24%) MQSeries
3 12 (12.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 12 (12.24%) WebSphere
3 12 (12.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (11.22%) Oracle Application Server
5 9 (9.18%) AquaLogic
6 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.02%) Confluence
8 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.08%) MS Office
2 3 (3.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (9.18%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) SSL
2 3 (3.06%) DHCP
2 3 (3.06%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) HTTP
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 6 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.02%) ObjectStore
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.02%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) JMeter
3 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.02%) Selenium
3 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (1.02%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (20.41%) Support Specialist
2 19 (19.39%) Support Engineer
3 14 (14.29%) Backup Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) Middleware Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Storage Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Unix Support
6 9 (9.18%) Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Unix Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) AIX Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) AIX Support
7 8 (8.16%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Unix Support Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Solaris Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) DBA
9 6 (6.12%) Solaris Support Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) SQL DBA
10 5 (5.10%) Release Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Support Technician
11 4 (4.08%) Operations Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.45%) Middleware
2 12 (12.24%) IBM Integration Bus
3 11 (11.22%) J2EE
4 4 (4.08%) Regular Expression
5 2 (2.04%) .NET
6 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.02%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.02%) JSON
6 1 (1.02%) Spring
6 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.12%) Clustering
2 6 (6.12%) Replication
3 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.02%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.02%) CMDB
4 1 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 77 (78.57%) Windows
2 72 (73.47%) AIX
2 72 (73.47%) Solaris
3 65 (66.33%) Unix
4 58 (59.18%) Windows Server
5 25 (25.51%) Linux
6 19 (19.39%) HPUX
7 12 (12.24%) OS/390
8 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (4.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (91.84%) ITIL
2 80 (81.63%) Change Management
3 76 (77.55%) Problem Management
3 76 (77.55%) Service Delivery
4 70 (71.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 50 (51.02%) QMS
6 41 (41.84%) Incident Management
7 40 (40.82%) Quality Management
8 22 (22.45%) SOA
9 15 (15.31%) Configuration Management
10 14 (14.29%) Security Management
11 7 (7.14%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.14%) Service Management
12 6 (6.12%) Coaching
12 6 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (3.06%) Escalation Management
13 3 (3.06%) ITSM
14 2 (2.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) Java
2 15 (15.31%) Perl
3 14 (14.29%) SQL
4 11 (11.22%) C
4 11 (11.22%) C++
5 7 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.08%) Bourne shell
7 4 (4.08%) Korn
7 4 (4.08%) VBScript
8 2 (2.04%) C#
9 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.02%) PHP
9 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (51.02%) Security Cleared
2 39 (39.80%) BPSS Clearance
2 39 (39.80%) SC Cleared
3 23 (23.47%) Degree
4 5 (5.10%) MCDBA
4 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.02%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (42.86%) SLA
2 39 (39.80%) ISO 9001
3 36 (36.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.02%) QA
4 1 (1.02%) WAI
4 1 (1.02%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.04%) Firmware
4 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (20.41%) NetBackup
1 20 (20.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 18 (18.37%) Tivoli
3 16 (16.33%) HP Data Protector
4 6 (6.12%) Perfmon
5 4 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (4.08%) Legato
5 4 (4.08%) Simpana
6 3 (3.06%) Netcool
6 3 (3.06%) PureDisk
6 3 (3.06%) SCOM
7 1 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (1.02%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (76.53%) Microsoft
2 61 (62.24%) HP
3 41 (41.84%) ServiceNow
4 35 (35.71%) Oracle
5 29 (29.59%) CA
6 20 (20.41%) Symantec
7 19 (19.39%) IBM
8 10 (10.20%) Sun
9 9 (9.18%) Axway
9 9 (9.18%) Fujitsu
10 5 (5.10%) Meridio
10 5 (5.10%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.08%) CommVault
12 3 (3.06%) AppSense
12 3 (3.06%) arcserve
12 3 (3.06%) ThinPrint
12 3 (3.06%) VMware
13 1 (1.02%) Brocade
13 1 (1.02%) EMC
13 1 (1.02%) NetApp