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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 67 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 8 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.85% 1.02% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.45% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£355 £315 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% -13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £315 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.00%
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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
684 621 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.30% 70.17% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 285 287
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 13
Average hourly rate £37.09 £18.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.05% -40.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.45 £25.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.52 £22.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Sun
4 4 (26.67%) Middleware
4 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (26.67%) Application Packaging
4 4 (26.67%) J2EE
4 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) Solaris
4 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
5 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) PHP
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (13.33%) UNIX
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SMS
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) SSL
1 2 (13.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
2 1 (6.67%) NuGet
2 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) TestComplete
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Release Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Release Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Integration Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Tester
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) J2EE
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
1 4 (26.67%) Application Packaging
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) XSL
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) iSeries
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) PMI
3 1 (6.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Solaris
3 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Software Distribution
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) People Management
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) PHP
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Sun
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (13.33%) McAfee
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Endeca
4 1 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (6.67%) Coremetrics
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) IBM