The first table below looks at the demand for the Release Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 71 69 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.75
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
958 710 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.20% 91.97% 90.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 303 350
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 46
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.69 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Release Manager
Berkshire

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Manager across the Reading region.

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title.

1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (60.00%) Hudson
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) DSDM
2 2 (40.00%) Ant
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Hudson
2 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Ant
3 1 (20.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Release Management
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat