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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 180 176 190
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing Release Management 78 60 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.70% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.98% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 30
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £344 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.44% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £62.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.60% +78.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £62.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.60% +150.00%
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
7027 6129 6497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.73% 71.38% 70.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3386 3158
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 245 322
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Release Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +3 30 £430 +63.80% 2
Berkshire +10 22 £400 +13.63% 6
Surrey -3 12 £413 +13.79% 3
Buckinghamshire -30 7 £280 -6.66% 3
West Sussex - 7 £210 - 3
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 47 (27.98%) ITIL
2 37 (22.02%) Oracle
2 37 (22.02%) Windows
2 37 (22.02%) Security Cleared
3 32 (19.05%) SQL
4 29 (17.26%) Problem Management
4 29 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (13.69%) Finance
6 21 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 20 (11.90%) Project Management
7 20 (11.90%) Change Management
7 20 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (11.90%) Microsoft
7 20 (11.90%) QA
7 20 (11.90%) DV Cleared
8 19 (11.31%) Java
8 19 (11.31%) .NET
9 18 (10.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 18 (10.71%) Service Management
9 18 (10.71%) Workflow
10 16 (9.52%) UNIX
10 16 (9.52%) XML
11 15 (8.93%) Scrum
11 15 (8.93%) VMware
11 15 (8.93%) Incident Management
12 14 (8.33%) Test Scripting
12 14 (8.33%) PowerShell
12 14 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
12 14 (8.33%) MS Office
13 13 (7.74%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 7 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 7 (4.17%) SAS
1 7 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.57%) WebSphere Process Server
2 6 (3.57%) Documentum
2 6 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (2.98%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.79%) JBoss
5 3 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.79%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.19%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.19%) FileNet
6 2 (1.19%) IIS
6 2 (1.19%) Apache
6 2 (1.19%) Lync
7 1 (0.60%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.60%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (8.33%) MS Office
2 6 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.38%) MS Project
4 3 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.79%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.60%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.36%) SMS
2 9 (5.36%) SAN
3 7 (4.17%) HTTP
4 6 (3.57%) UMTS
4 6 (3.57%) GSM
4 6 (3.57%) SSL
4 6 (3.57%) Firewall
4 6 (3.57%) LTE
5 4 (2.38%) LAN
5 4 (2.38%) VPN
6 3 (1.79%) FTP
6 3 (1.79%) TACACS
6 3 (1.79%) X.400
6 3 (1.79%) X.500
6 3 (1.79%) tcpdump
6 3 (1.79%) BIG-IP
6 3 (1.79%) Nortel Alteon
6 3 (1.79%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.79%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.36%) EDRMS
2 7 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.17%) Base SAS
2 7 (4.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 5 (2.98%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.38%) DB2
4 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.19%) MySQL
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.19%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.79%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.79%) JUnit
2 3 (1.79%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.79%) MSI
2 3 (1.79%) Selenium
3 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.60%) LLVM
3 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.60%) Maven
3 1 (0.60%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) PVCS
General
1 23 (13.69%) Finance
2 13 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.79%) Billing
4 2 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Games
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (20.83%) Release Manager
2 23 (13.69%) Developer
3 21 (12.50%) Analyst
4 14 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.36%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (4.17%) SAS Developer
7 7 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.17%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.57%) Applications Support
8 6 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.57%) Environment Manager
9 5 (2.98%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (2.98%) Implementation Manager
9 5 (2.98%) Operations Manager
9 5 (2.98%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.38%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.38%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.31%) .NET
2 16 (9.52%) XML
3 12 (7.14%) Web Services
4 10 (5.95%) SOAP
5 9 (5.36%) REST
6 7 (4.17%) Middleware
7 6 (3.57%) WSDL
7 6 (3.57%) JMS
7 6 (3.57%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.98%) XSLT
8 5 (2.98%) WCF
8 5 (2.98%) WF
9 4 (2.38%) CSS
9 4 (2.38%) HTML
10 3 (1.79%) J2EE
10 3 (1.79%) WAP
10 3 (1.79%) jQuery
10 3 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.19%) Java EE
11 2 (1.19%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.74%) PKI
3 8 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.98%) CMDB
5 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.79%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.79%) iPhone
6 3 (1.79%) iPad
6 3 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.79%) User Experience
7 2 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.19%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.02%) Windows
2 16 (9.52%) UNIX
3 13 (7.74%) Linux
4 12 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.79%) Solaris
8 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.98%) ITIL
2 29 (17.26%) Problem Management
3 21 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 20 (11.90%) Project Management
4 20 (11.90%) Change Management
4 20 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (10.71%) Workflow
5 18 (10.71%) Service Management
6 15 (8.93%) Scrum
6 15 (8.93%) Incident Management
7 14 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 14 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
8 11 (6.55%) CRM
9 9 (5.36%) SOA
9 9 (5.36%) Fault Management
9 9 (5.36%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.76%) Waterfall
10 8 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.05%) SQL
2 19 (11.31%) Java
3 14 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 12 (7.14%) VBScript
5 7 (4.17%) SAS Macro
6 6 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.98%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.98%) C
7 5 (2.98%) C#
7 5 (2.98%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.38%) Python
9 3 (1.79%) Korn
9 3 (1.79%) PHP
9 3 (1.79%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.79%) Scala
10 2 (1.19%) Perl
10 2 (1.19%) C++
11 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 37 (22.02%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.90%) DV Cleared
3 12 (7.14%) Degree
4 11 (6.55%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.38%) MCSE
7 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.79%) CCSP
7 3 (1.79%) CCNP
7 3 (1.79%) CCNA
7 3 (1.79%) CCSA
7 3 (1.79%) CCSE
8 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.90%) QA
2 7 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 8 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (10.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (5.36%) Netcool
3 6 (3.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 6 (3.57%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.57%) Netcool/Webtop
4 4 (2.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.79%) OpenView
5 3 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (1.79%) SCCM
6 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.60%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 37 (22.02%) Oracle
2 20 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.93%) VMware
4 10 (5.95%) HP
5 7 (4.17%) EMC
5 7 (4.17%) IBM
5 7 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.57%) McAfee
6 6 (3.57%) Software AG
7 5 (2.98%) Lotus
7 5 (2.98%) Metastorm
8 4 (2.38%) Symantec
8 4 (2.38%) CA
8 4 (2.38%) Cisco
8 4 (2.38%) SAP
9 3 (1.79%) Nortel
9 3 (1.79%) Citrix
9 3 (1.79%) Sun
9 3 (1.79%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.79%) TIBCO
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago