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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 60 68 74
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 9 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.04% 0.98% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.32% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£315 £365 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +58.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £379
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-28.23% -5.55%
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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
585 759 854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.32% 74.34% 68.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 360 270
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.25 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 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 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 6 (31.58%) Portfolio Management
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) .NET
3 5 (26.32%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (15.79%) Workflow
5 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
5 3 (15.79%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) Perl
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
6 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Puppet
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (10.53%) Retail
6 2 (10.53%) Subversion

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (15.79%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (5.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) MPLS
2 1 (5.26%) BGP
2 1 (5.26%) NetScreen
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) VLAN
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.26%) FWSM
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
2 1 (5.26%) SMTP
2 1 (5.26%) FTP
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
1 2 (10.53%) Maven
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Ant
2 1 (5.26%) Hudson
2 1 (5.26%) PVCS
2 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.26%) StarTeam
2 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) TIBCO Developer
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Release Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Build Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
1 5 (26.32%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) XSL
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Basis
2 1 (5.26%) Java EE
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) iSeries
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.26%) Analytics
6 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (5.26%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Salt
2 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee
3 1 (5.26%) Endeca
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Coremetrics
3 1 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Borland
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) IBM