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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 60 74 86
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Contract jobs citing Release Management 7 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 0.88% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.23% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £365 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +24.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +69.35%
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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
580 734 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.97% 72.17% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 376 282
Average daily rate £425 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £475 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Portfolio Management
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow
3 3 (23.08%) TIBCO
3 3 (23.08%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (15.38%) Subversion
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Puppet
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (23.08%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMS
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) StarTeam
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) PVCS
2 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) TIBCO Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Build and Release Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Build Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Release Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Build Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) XSL
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis
3 1 (7.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) Benchmarking
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Borland
3 1 (7.69%) SAP