The first table below looks at the demand for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 16 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 130 181 167
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -14
Contract jobs citing Release Management 119 54 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.20% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 0.90% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 27 43
Average daily rate £400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £223 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.80%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6998 6005 6976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.77% 70.69% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3883 3118 3325
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 258 355
Average hourly rate £26.50 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Release Management
England

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the South East region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 37 £350 -9.67% 3
Hampshire +24 34 £525 +45.83% 5
Surrey +2 27 £400 +6.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 11 £238 -40.62% 3
West Sussex - 4 £375 - 1
Kent +5 2 £350 -17.64% 2
Middlesex - 2 £525 - 1
East Sussex -10 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 60 (31.75%) Microsoft
2 59 (31.22%) Windows
3 58 (30.69%) Finance
4 44 (23.28%) .NET
5 39 (20.63%) ITIL
6 36 (19.05%) SQL
7 33 (17.46%) ASP.NET
8 32 (16.93%) Visual Studio
8 32 (16.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (15.87%) Workflow
10 27 (14.29%) WF
10 27 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 26 (13.76%) SC Cleared
11 26 (13.76%) Service Management
12 25 (13.23%) Scrum
13 23 (12.17%) Change Management
13 23 (12.17%) Configuration Management
13 23 (12.17%) XML
14 22 (11.64%) Active Directory
14 22 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (10.58%) QA
16 19 (10.05%) Migration
17 18 (9.52%) VMware
17 18 (9.52%) XSLT
18 16 (8.47%) MS Office
18 16 (8.47%) VB.NET
18 16 (8.47%) Project Management
19 15 (7.94%) McAfee
19 15 (7.94%) C#
20 14 (7.41%) SQL Server

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (5.82%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.29%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.70%) IIS
4 6 (3.17%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (1.06%) Apache
5 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.53%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.53%) Documentum
6 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.53%) Lync
6 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (8.47%) MS Office
2 10 (5.29%) MS Project
3 2 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.59%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.06%) SAP GRC
3 2 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.06%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.76%) LAN
2 8 (4.23%) SMS
2 8 (4.23%) DNS
3 5 (2.65%) Firewall
4 4 (2.12%) SAN
5 3 (1.59%) WAN
6 2 (1.06%) MPLS
6 2 (1.06%) DHCP
6 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.06%) Network Security
6 2 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.06%) VPN
6 2 (1.06%) FWSM
7 1 (0.53%) xDSL
7 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.53%) IPsec
7 1 (0.53%) VLAN
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.12%) MySQL
3 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.59%) DB2
4 2 (1.06%) DataStage
4 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.06%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 32 (16.93%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.70%) Subversion
3 7 (3.70%) Hudson
4 6 (3.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.65%) Maven
5 5 (2.65%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.12%) MSBuild
6 4 (2.12%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.12%) Ant
7 3 (1.59%) CruiseControl
7 3 (1.59%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.06%) JIRA
9 1 (0.53%) Selenium
9 1 (0.53%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.53%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
General
1 58 (30.69%) Finance
2 11 (5.82%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.29%) Retail
4 6 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.17%) Advertising
5 4 (2.12%) Games
5 4 (2.12%) Marketing
6 3 (1.59%) Banking
6 3 (1.59%) Publishing
7 2 (1.06%) Legal
7 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (21.16%) Release Manager
2 33 (17.46%) Developer
3 26 (13.76%) Project Manager
4 25 (13.23%) .NET Developer
5 12 (6.35%) Portfolio Manager
6 10 (5.29%) Analyst
7 9 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 9 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
8 7 (3.70%) Test Manager
8 7 (3.70%) Applications Manager
9 6 (3.17%) Consultant
9 6 (3.17%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.65%) Architect
10 5 (2.65%) Configuration Manager
10 5 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.65%) Platform Manager
10 5 (2.65%) IT Support
10 5 (2.65%) Build Engineer
10 5 (2.65%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.28%) .NET
2 33 (17.46%) ASP.NET
3 27 (14.29%) WF
4 23 (12.17%) XML
5 18 (9.52%) XSLT
6 9 (4.76%) WCF
7 4 (2.12%) HTML
8 3 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.06%) VXML
9 2 (1.06%) SOAP
9 2 (1.06%) Web Services
9 2 (1.06%) RESTful
9 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.06%) REST
9 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.53%) XSL
10 1 (0.53%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.17%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.65%) Clustering
3 4 (2.12%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.12%) Firmware
3 4 (2.12%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.12%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.59%) PMI
4 3 (1.59%) iSeries
5 2 (1.06%) Online Games
5 2 (1.06%) HACMP
5 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.06%) IVR
6 1 (0.53%) Economics
6 1 (0.53%) Statistics
6 1 (0.53%) AS400
6 1 (0.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.53%) Life Science
6 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (31.22%) Windows
2 13 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (5.82%) Linux
4 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.17%) AIX
5 6 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.65%) UNIX
7 4 (2.12%) Solaris
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.63%) ITIL
2 32 (16.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (15.87%) Workflow
4 26 (13.76%) Service Management
5 25 (13.23%) Scrum
6 23 (12.17%) Change Management
6 23 (12.17%) Configuration Management
7 22 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (10.05%) Migration
9 16 (8.47%) Project Management
10 13 (6.88%) Service Delivery
11 12 (6.35%) Validation
11 12 (6.35%) Wealth Management
11 12 (6.35%) Software Distribution
12 11 (5.82%) Test Management
12 11 (5.82%) Risk Management
13 10 (5.29%) MVC
13 10 (5.29%) PRINCE2
13 10 (5.29%) E-Commerce
14 9 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.05%) SQL
2 16 (8.47%) VB.NET
3 15 (7.94%) C#
4 6 (3.17%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.65%) Java
6 4 (2.12%) Python
7 3 (1.59%) Perl
7 3 (1.59%) C
8 2 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.06%) REXX
8 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.06%) JCL
8 2 (1.06%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.53%) RPG
9 1 (0.53%) ABAP
9 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.76%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 7 (3.70%) Degree
4 6 (3.17%) ISEB
5 4 (2.12%) PMP
6 3 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.06%) MCP
7 2 (1.06%) CCNP
7 2 (1.06%) CCNA
7 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.53%) PhD
8 1 (0.53%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.58%) QA
2 14 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (11.64%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.59%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.06%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.53%) XenServer
5 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (5.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.59%) Puppet
4 2 (1.06%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.06%) WSUS
4 2 (1.06%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.53%) Ansible
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (31.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.52%) VMware
3 15 (7.94%) McAfee
4 12 (6.35%) Oracle
5 10 (5.29%) SAP
5 10 (5.29%) Cisco
6 9 (4.76%) HP
7 6 (3.17%) Apple
8 5 (2.65%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.12%) Informatica
9 4 (2.12%) IBM
9 4 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.59%) Remedy
10 3 (1.59%) Metastorm
10 3 (1.59%) Endeca
10 3 (1.59%) Google
10 3 (1.59%) Coremetrics
10 3 (1.59%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.06%) BMC
11 2 (1.06%) NetApp
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