The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 147 179 141
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -38
Contract jobs citing Release Management 136 76 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 0.82% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.10% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 34 59
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£377 £389 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -28.23%
Release Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7697 6928 6483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.77% 74.51% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4723 3915 3571
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 273 262
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.25 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.30% -23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.44 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 +29 56 £340 +7.93% 3
Hampshire +26 38 £375 -21.05% 4
Surrey -16 16 £428 +6.87% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 12 £349 +7.30%
Oxfordshire -11 8 £440 -
West Sussex -14 2 £363 +16.00%
Kent - 2 £425 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 62 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 44 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (19.25%) ITIL
4 38 (17.84%) Windows
5 36 (16.90%) Telecoms
6 33 (15.49%) Finance
7 30 (14.08%) Linux
7 30 (14.08%) Project Management
7 30 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (13.62%) Security Cleared
9 28 (13.15%) Oracle
9 28 (13.15%) Change Management
10 26 (12.21%) C#
11 25 (11.74%) .NET
12 23 (10.80%) MS Excel
12 23 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (10.33%) PowerShell
13 22 (10.33%) Migration
13 22 (10.33%) Service Management
13 22 (10.33%) SQL
13 22 (10.33%) Configuration Management
14 21 (9.86%) QA
15 19 (8.92%) Data Centre
15 19 (8.92%) Java
16 18 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (8.45%) Retail
17 17 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (7.51%) UNIX
18 16 (7.51%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 14 (6.57%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.76%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.29%) IIS
4 6 (2.82%) JBoss
5 5 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.35%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.88%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.88%) SAS
6 4 (1.88%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.41%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.94%) Apache
9 1 (0.47%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 23 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.23%) MS Project
3 4 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.94%) assyst
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.47%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.47%) Maximo
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.82%) Google Analytics
1 6 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.82%) SMS
1 6 (2.82%) DNS
2 5 (2.35%) Internet
2 5 (2.35%) ATM
2 5 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.88%) 3G
3 4 (1.88%) Firewall
3 4 (1.88%) 4G
4 3 (1.41%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (1.41%) NAS
4 3 (1.41%) SAN
4 3 (1.41%) VPN
4 3 (1.41%) DHCP
5 2 (0.94%) LAN
5 2 (0.94%) WAN
5 2 (0.94%) LDAP
5 2 (0.94%) SSL
5 2 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.94%) SSH
6 1 (0.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (7.51%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.16%) Oracle BI EE
4 10 (4.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (4.23%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.76%) DB2
6 8 (3.76%) Oracle OWB
7 6 (2.82%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.35%) Star Schema
9 4 (1.88%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.94%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 2 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.47%) OLAP
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
12 1 (0.47%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 30 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (4.69%) JIRA
3 9 (4.23%) Selenium
3 9 (4.23%) SoapUI
4 6 (2.82%) Subversion
5 5 (2.35%) TestComplete
6 4 (1.88%) Maven
6 4 (1.88%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.41%) TortoiseSVN
7 3 (1.41%) Gradle
7 3 (1.41%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.41%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.94%) MSI
8 2 (0.94%) PVCS
8 2 (0.94%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.47%) HP UFT
General
1 36 (16.90%) Telecoms
2 33 (15.49%) Finance
3 18 (8.45%) Retail
4 11 (5.16%) Marketing
5 9 (4.23%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.82%) Banking
7 5 (2.35%) Billing
8 3 (1.41%) Electronics
8 3 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (20.19%) Analyst
2 34 (15.96%) Release Manager
3 16 (7.51%) Developer
3 16 (7.51%) Project Manager
4 15 (7.04%) Consultant
5 12 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (4.69%) Test Analyst
6 10 (4.69%) Service Manager
7 8 (3.76%) Deployment Manager
7 8 (3.76%) Designer
8 7 (3.29%) Test Leader
8 7 (3.29%) OBIEE Developer
8 7 (3.29%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.29%) Business Analyst
8 7 (3.29%) Transition Manager
9 6 (2.82%) Storage Analyst
9 6 (2.82%) Build Manager
9 6 (2.82%) Environment Manager
9 6 (2.82%) Tester
9 6 (2.82%) Build and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.74%) .NET
2 11 (5.16%) HTML
3 10 (4.69%) SOAP
4 8 (3.76%) J2EE
5 7 (3.29%) Java EE
6 6 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (2.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 6 (2.82%) Web Services
6 6 (2.82%) XML
7 5 (2.35%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.88%) Middleware
8 4 (1.88%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.41%) RESTful
10 2 (0.94%) HTML5
10 2 (0.94%) REST
10 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.94%) EJB
10 2 (0.94%) CSS
10 2 (0.94%) JDBC
10 2 (0.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.92%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.23%) Clustering
5 6 (2.82%) iSeries
6 5 (2.35%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.35%) Replication
7 4 (1.88%) AS400
7 4 (1.88%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.88%) CMDB
8 3 (1.41%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.41%) DTV
9 2 (0.94%) PMI
9 2 (0.94%) PKI
9 2 (0.94%) Statistics
10 1 (0.47%) Tandem
10 1 (0.47%) STB
10 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.84%) Windows
2 30 (14.08%) Linux
3 16 (7.51%) UNIX
4 10 (4.69%) AIX
5 9 (4.23%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.76%) Solaris
6 8 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.29%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.35%) Android
9 5 (2.35%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.25%) ITIL
3 30 (14.08%) Project Management
4 28 (13.15%) Change Management
5 23 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (10.33%) Migration
6 22 (10.33%) Service Management
6 22 (10.33%) Configuration Management
7 17 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (7.04%) Data Analysis
9 14 (6.57%) Integration Testing
9 14 (6.57%) ETL
9 14 (6.57%) Waterfall
10 13 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (6.10%) Software Delivery
11 12 (5.63%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (5.63%) Data Migration
11 12 (5.63%) V-Model
12 11 (5.16%) Problem Management
13 10 (4.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.21%) C#
2 22 (10.33%) SQL
2 22 (10.33%) PowerShell
3 19 (8.92%) Java
4 13 (6.10%) C
5 9 (4.23%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.35%) XAML
7 3 (1.41%) PHP
8 2 (0.94%) XPath
8 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.94%) Perl
8 2 (0.94%) C++
8 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.47%) VBA
9 1 (0.47%) PeopleCode
9 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.10%) Degree
3 12 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (2.35%) ISEB
7 3 (1.41%) RHCE
7 3 (1.41%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.94%) HNC
8 2 (0.94%) HND
9 1 (0.47%) MCSE
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.47%) MBA
9 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.86%) QA
2 3 (1.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) PMBOK
System Software
1 11 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.94%) vSphere
3 2 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (4.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (3.29%) SCCM
3 6 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.41%) Cacti
5 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.47%) Netcool
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 62 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.15%) Oracle
3 15 (7.04%) HP
4 14 (6.57%) Red Hat
4 14 (6.57%) VMware
5 12 (5.63%) IBM
6 9 (4.23%) Remedy
7 8 (3.76%) SAP
7 8 (3.76%) McAfee
8 6 (2.82%) Google
8 6 (2.82%) Coremetrics
8 6 (2.82%) EMC
9 5 (2.35%) Ab Initio
9 5 (2.35%) Endeca
10 4 (1.88%) Teradata
10 4 (1.88%) Sun
11 3 (1.41%) BMC
11 3 (1.41%) Informatica
12 2 (0.94%) NetApp
12 2 (0.94%) Symantec
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