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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 67 82 72
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs citing Release Management 4 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 0.74% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.09% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £280 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £371
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £64.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-47.08% +157.00%
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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
592 737 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.20% 68.37% 65.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 396 272
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £511 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 18
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.53% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 4 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Workflow
3 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
3 3 (21.43%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 3 (21.43%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) Benchmarking
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) PMI
5 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
5 1 (7.14%) Borland
5 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (21.43%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) PVCS
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Maven
1 1 (7.14%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Release Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) TIBCO Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Build Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Build and Release Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (7.14%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Workflow
3 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Benchmarking
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
5 1 (7.14%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Borland