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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 155 126 166
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +40
Contract jobs citing Release Management 87 108 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 1.28% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.82% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 22
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£375 £400 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £180 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £493 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6670 5926 6810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.63% 70.29% 68.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3663 3146 3249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 265 316
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.93 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Release Management
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -9 29 £315 -22.46% 2
Surrey +7 28 £390 +147.61% 4
Hampshire -17 17 £313 -21.87%
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £325 -23.52%
Kent -4 1 - - 3
Middlesex -5 1 £195 -26.41%
West Sussex -6 1 - -
Oxfordshire -15 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 50 (26.32%) Windows
1 50 (26.32%) Finance
2 48 (25.26%) Microsoft
3 37 (19.47%) .NET
4 33 (17.37%) Workflow
5 30 (15.79%) SQL
5 30 (15.79%) QA
6 29 (15.26%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (13.68%) Service Management
8 24 (12.63%) Configuration Management
8 24 (12.63%) Visual Studio
8 24 (12.63%) ITIL
8 24 (12.63%) Security Cleared
9 22 (11.58%) ASP.NET
10 21 (11.05%) Oracle
11 20 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (10.53%) Problem Management
12 19 (10.00%) WF
12 19 (10.00%) Change Management
12 19 (10.00%) XML
13 18 (9.47%) UNIX
14 16 (8.42%) Linux
15 15 (7.89%) Scrum
15 15 (7.89%) Active Directory
16 14 (7.37%) Java
16 14 (7.37%) VMware
16 14 (7.37%) Incident Management
16 14 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (6.84%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (5.79%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.68%) Documentum
3 6 (3.16%) Lotus Domino
4 5 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.63%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.11%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.58%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.58%) Lync
6 3 (1.58%) Apache
6 3 (1.58%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.05%) IIS
7 2 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.53%) Node.js
8 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (5.79%) MS Office
2 7 (3.68%) MS Project
3 6 (3.16%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.58%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.58%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.21%) Firewall
2 7 (3.68%) SMS
3 6 (3.16%) LAN
4 5 (2.63%) SAN
5 4 (2.11%) FTP
6 3 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.58%) DNS
6 3 (1.58%) WAN
6 3 (1.58%) X.400
6 3 (1.58%) X.500
7 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.05%) VPN
7 2 (1.05%) HTTP
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.53%) FWSM
8 1 (0.53%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.53%) Nortel Alteon
8 1 (0.53%) VLAN
8 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.11%) MySQL
2 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.58%) DB2
3 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.05%) DataStage
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.53%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 24 (12.63%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.68%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.63%) Subversion
4 4 (2.11%) Ant
4 4 (2.11%) Selenium
4 4 (2.11%) Maven
5 3 (1.58%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.58%) Hudson
5 3 (1.58%) JUnit
5 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.58%) MSI
6 2 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.05%) LLVM
6 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.05%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.53%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 50 (26.32%) Finance
2 7 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.63%) Retail
4 4 (2.11%) Marketing
5 2 (1.05%) Advertising
5 2 (1.05%) Games
5 2 (1.05%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (25.79%) Release Manager
2 30 (15.79%) Developer
3 23 (12.11%) Project Manager
3 23 (12.11%) .NET Developer
4 16 (8.42%) Analyst
5 14 (7.37%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.32%) Portfolio Manager
7 8 (4.21%) Technical Project Manager
7 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Manager
7 8 (4.21%) Technical Manager
8 7 (3.68%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.16%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.16%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.16%) Consultant
9 6 (3.16%) Applications Manager
10 5 (2.63%) Platform Manager
10 5 (2.63%) IT Support
10 5 (2.63%) VB.NET Developer
11 4 (2.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.11%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.47%) .NET
2 22 (11.58%) ASP.NET
3 19 (10.00%) WF
3 19 (10.00%) XML
4 12 (6.32%) Web Services
5 10 (5.26%) XSLT
6 6 (3.16%) HTML
7 5 (2.63%) REST
7 5 (2.63%) SOAP
8 4 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (2.11%) WCF
9 3 (1.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.58%) jQuery
9 3 (1.58%) CSS
10 2 (1.05%) VXML
10 2 (1.05%) STL
11 1 (0.53%) Java SE
11 1 (0.53%) OAuth
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.53%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.21%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.68%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.11%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.11%) PKI
5 3 (1.58%) iSeries
5 3 (1.58%) PMI
5 3 (1.58%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.05%) IVR
6 2 (1.05%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.53%) Statistics
7 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.53%) CMDB
7 1 (0.53%) Wiki
7 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 50 (26.32%) Windows
2 18 (9.47%) UNIX
3 16 (8.42%) Linux
4 14 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.68%) Solaris
7 6 (3.16%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.11%) AIX
8 4 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.37%) Workflow
2 29 (15.26%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (13.68%) Service Management
4 24 (12.63%) Configuration Management
4 24 (12.63%) ITIL
5 20 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 19 (10.00%) Change Management
7 15 (7.89%) Scrum
8 14 (7.37%) Incident Management
9 13 (6.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (6.84%) Migration
10 12 (6.32%) Wealth Management
11 10 (5.26%) CRM
11 10 (5.26%) Test Management
11 10 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
12 8 (4.21%) Project Management
12 8 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (4.21%) E-Commerce
12 8 (4.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.79%) SQL
2 14 (7.37%) Java
3 12 (6.32%) VB.NET
4 9 (4.74%) C#
5 8 (4.21%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.16%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.16%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.11%) C
7 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.11%) Perl
7 4 (2.11%) Python
8 3 (1.58%) Korn
8 3 (1.58%) Scala
8 3 (1.58%) PHP
8 3 (1.58%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.58%) VBScript
9 2 (1.05%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.05%) REXX
9 2 (1.05%) JCL
9 2 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared
2 11 (5.79%) DV Cleared
3 10 (5.26%) Degree
4 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.11%) MCSE
6 3 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.58%) ISEB
7 2 (1.05%) CCNP
7 2 (1.05%) CCNA
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.05%) MCP
7 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.53%) MCTS
8 1 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.53%) MCSA
8 1 (0.53%) PhD
8 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.79%) QA
2 12 (6.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (4.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (3.68%) Tivoli
2 7 (3.68%) Netcool
3 6 (3.16%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 6 (3.16%) Netcool/Webtop
4 4 (2.11%) Puppet
5 3 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.58%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.05%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.53%) Salt
7 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.53%) WSUS
7 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.53%) OpenView
7 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 48 (25.26%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.05%) Oracle
3 14 (7.37%) VMware
4 9 (4.74%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (4.74%) McAfee
5 8 (4.21%) Metastorm
5 8 (4.21%) HP
6 7 (3.68%) EMC
6 7 (3.68%) Cisco
7 6 (3.16%) Apple
8 5 (2.63%) SAP
8 5 (2.63%) Lotus
8 5 (2.63%) IBM
9 4 (2.11%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.58%) Endeca
10 3 (1.58%) Google
10 3 (1.58%) Coremetrics
10 3 (1.58%) F5
10 3 (1.58%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.58%) JBoss
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