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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 69 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Release Management 7 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.72% 0.96% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.29% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
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£394 £315 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £313 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.71% -
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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
645 775 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.77% 74.52% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 392 255
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 17
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.55 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) J2EE
4 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 6 (37.50%) Solaris
4 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
4 6 (37.50%) Sun
4 6 (37.50%) Middleware
4 6 (37.50%) Application Packaging
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
5 5 (31.25%) Data Migration
5 5 (31.25%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
5 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) PHP
6 4 (25.00%) Apache
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) JBoss
6 4 (25.00%) UNIX
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (18.75%) Open Source
7 3 (18.75%) People Management
7 3 (18.75%) PKI

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
1 6 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (25.00%) Apache
3 4 (25.00%) JBoss
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) SSH
2 3 (18.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
2 1 (6.25%) NuGet
2 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Release Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Project Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Web Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Web Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) J2EE
1 6 (37.50%) Middleware
1 6 (37.50%) Application Packaging
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Open Source
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) iSeries
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Solaris
3 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Data Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) People Management
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) Sun
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Endeca
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) Coremetrics
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) IBM