The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 63 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 9 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.05% 1.01% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.38% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Average daily rate
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£419 £315 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.93% -18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £314 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £389 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £31.49 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.59% +4.95%
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
585 726 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.10% 73.48% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 349 251
Average daily rate £400 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 15
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -21.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.65 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £22.35 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (57.14%) Oracle
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (42.86%) J2EE
3 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
3 6 (42.86%) Solaris
3 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
3 6 (42.86%) Sun
3 6 (42.86%) Middleware
3 6 (42.86%) Application Packaging
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
4 5 (35.71%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
4 5 (35.71%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) PHP
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) JBoss
5 4 (28.57%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) Apache
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (21.43%) PKI
6 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 3 (21.43%) SSH
6 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (42.86%) WebLogic
1 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 5 (35.71%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (28.57%) JBoss
3 4 (28.57%) Apache
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) SSH
2 3 (21.43%) SSL
3 2 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (7.14%) TestComplete
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
2 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.14%) NuGet
2 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Integration Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Web Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Release Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
2 1 (7.14%) Administrator
2 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Tester
2 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) J2EE
1 6 (42.86%) Middleware
1 6 (42.86%) Application Packaging
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) PKI
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
2 1 (7.14%) AS400
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Solaris
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
1 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
1 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) ERP
2 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 2 (14.29%) Software Distribution
2 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Sun
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) McAfee
6 1 (7.14%) Endeca
6 1 (7.14%) Google
6 1 (7.14%) Coremetrics
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) IBM