The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 63 61 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.93% 1.17% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.64% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate £315 £406 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.46% +9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £379 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £478 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +13.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 550 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.18% 71.24% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 236 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Release Management
Berkshire

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
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 18 April 2014, 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 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 3 (21.43%) Puppet
3 3 (21.43%) Hudson
3 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (21.43%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 3 (21.43%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) SOAP
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) Ant
4 2 (14.29%) IIS
4 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) DSDM
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) CCNP
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) FWSM
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) IPsec
3 1 (7.14%) MPLS
3 1 (7.14%) BGP
3 1 (7.14%) NetScreen
3 1 (7.14%) SMTP
3 1 (7.14%) FTP
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) RIP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (21.43%) Hudson
1 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 2 (14.29%) Ant
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) MSBuild
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
3 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
3 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Release Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) IT Support
2 2 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Environment Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Release Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Build Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Deployment Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Basis
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) DSDM
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
2 1 (7.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
1 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (14.29%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Endeca
3 1 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (7.14%) Coremetrics
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP