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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 140 177 157
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -20
Contract jobs citing Release Management 121 60 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.22% 0.70% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.99% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 38
Average daily rate
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£400 £411 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +9.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £246 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £14.00 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+98.21% -34.50%
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
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +24 52 £325 -7.67% 9
Hampshire +5 28 £400 +1.26% 1
Surrey +4 17 £500 +11.11% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £469 +18.67% 4
West Sussex -2 5 £108 -76.11% 1
East Sussex +1 3 £350 -26.31%
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 2
Middlesex -2 1 £400 -21.95% 1
Kent - - - - 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 54 (27.41%) ITIL
2 49 (24.87%) Oracle
3 46 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (21.83%) Project Management
5 40 (20.30%) SQL
6 38 (19.29%) Security Cleared
7 36 (18.27%) Configuration Management
8 35 (17.77%) Windows
8 35 (17.77%) Change Management
9 30 (15.23%) Telecoms
10 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
11 25 (12.69%) .NET
12 23 (11.68%) Scrum
13 22 (11.17%) Finance
14 18 (9.14%) SC Cleared
15 17 (8.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 16 (8.12%) PRINCE2
16 16 (8.12%) SOA
16 16 (8.12%) Waterfall
16 16 (8.12%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (7.61%) Problem Management
17 15 (7.61%) XML
17 15 (7.61%) VMware
18 14 (7.11%) Service Management
18 14 (7.11%) Automated Testing
18 14 (7.11%) UNIX
18 14 (7.11%) DV Cleared
18 14 (7.11%) Oracle Database
19 13 (6.60%) Portfolio Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (6.60%) SAS
2 7 (3.55%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.05%) WebSphere Process Server
3 6 (3.05%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (3.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (3.05%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.54%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.54%) IIS
5 3 (1.52%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (1.52%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.52%) Apache
5 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.02%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.51%) FileNet
Applications
1 10 (5.08%) MS Office
2 5 (2.54%) MS Project
3 4 (2.03%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.51%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.51%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.51%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.52%) PaaS
1 3 (1.52%) Office 365
1 3 (1.52%) IaaS
2 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.09%) SMS
2 9 (4.57%) SAN
2 9 (4.57%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.55%) HTTP
4 6 (3.05%) UMTS
4 6 (3.05%) SSL
4 6 (3.05%) GSM
4 6 (3.05%) LTE
5 5 (2.54%) Wireshark
5 5 (2.54%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (2.54%) tcpdump
5 5 (2.54%) TACACS
5 5 (2.54%) BIG-IP
5 5 (2.54%) Nortel Alteon
5 5 (2.54%) Firewall
6 3 (1.52%) LAN
6 3 (1.52%) VPN
7 2 (1.02%) Internet
7 2 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.11%) Oracle Database
2 13 (6.60%) Base SAS
2 13 (6.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 13 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (6.09%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (5.08%) DB2
4 10 (5.08%) EDRMS
5 5 (2.54%) MySQL
6 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.02%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.51%) MS Access
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.08%) Selenium
2 9 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.57%) NUnit
3 5 (2.54%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.52%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.51%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.51%) JUnit
5 1 (0.51%) PVCS
5 1 (0.51%) Maven
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 30 (15.23%) Telecoms
2 22 (11.17%) Finance
3 8 (4.06%) Billing
4 2 (1.02%) Games
4 2 (1.02%) Legal
4 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (22.84%) Release Manager
2 30 (15.23%) Developer
3 17 (8.63%) Analyst
4 15 (7.61%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.60%) SAS Developer
6 12 (6.09%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (5.08%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) Consultant
9 7 (3.55%) Process Manager
9 7 (3.55%) Configuration Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.55%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.05%) Technical Manager
10 6 (3.05%) Environment Manager
11 5 (2.54%) Technical Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.54%) Security Engineer
11 5 (2.54%) Implementation Manager
11 5 (2.54%) Operations Manager
11 5 (2.54%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.69%) .NET
2 15 (7.61%) XML
3 13 (6.60%) WCF
4 8 (4.06%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (3.55%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.55%) REST
5 7 (3.55%) SOAP
5 7 (3.55%) Middleware
6 6 (3.05%) WSDL
6 6 (3.05%) JMS
7 5 (2.54%) WF
7 5 (2.54%) XSLT
7 5 (2.54%) WAP
8 3 (1.52%) J2EE
8 3 (1.52%) Web Services
9 2 (1.02%) CSS
9 2 (1.02%) HTML
9 2 (1.02%) Java EE
10 1 (0.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.09%) PMI
3 11 (5.58%) PKI
4 9 (4.57%) CMDB
5 6 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.05%) Open Source
6 5 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.54%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.52%) iPhone
7 3 (1.52%) iPad
7 3 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (1.52%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.52%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.02%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.02%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.51%) User Experience
9 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.77%) Windows
2 14 (7.11%) UNIX
3 12 (6.09%) Linux
4 8 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.52%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.41%) ITIL
2 46 (23.35%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (21.83%) Project Management
4 36 (18.27%) Configuration Management
5 35 (17.77%) Change Management
6 23 (11.68%) Scrum
7 16 (8.12%) PRINCE2
7 16 (8.12%) SOA
7 16 (8.12%) Waterfall
7 16 (8.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (7.61%) Problem Management
9 14 (7.11%) Service Management
9 14 (7.11%) Automated Testing
10 13 (6.60%) Portfolio Management
10 13 (6.60%) ETL
11 12 (6.09%) Integration Testing
12 11 (5.58%) Fault Management
12 11 (5.58%) Test Scripting
12 11 (5.58%) CRM
12 11 (5.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.30%) SQL
2 13 (6.60%) PowerShell
2 13 (6.60%) SAS Macro
2 13 (6.60%) Java
3 10 (5.08%) VBScript
4 8 (4.06%) C#
4 8 (4.06%) Python
5 7 (3.55%) PHP
6 5 (2.54%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.03%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.03%) C
8 1 (0.51%) Scala
8 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.51%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (19.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.11%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.09%) PMI Certification
5 11 (5.58%) Degree
6 5 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.54%) CCSP
6 5 (2.54%) CCNP
6 5 (2.54%) CCNA
6 5 (2.54%) CCSE
6 5 (2.54%) CCSA
7 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.02%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.51%) MCP
9 1 (0.51%) ISEB
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) QA
2 8 (4.06%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (8.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (2.54%) OpenView
2 5 (2.54%) Netcool
3 4 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.52%) SCCM
4 3 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 49 (24.87%) Oracle
2 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.61%) VMware
4 12 (6.09%) HP
5 7 (3.55%) McAfee
6 6 (3.05%) Cisco
6 6 (3.05%) IBM
6 6 (3.05%) Software AG
7 5 (2.54%) Crossbeam
7 5 (2.54%) F5
7 5 (2.54%) Nortel
7 5 (2.54%) Radware
7 5 (2.54%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.03%) CA
9 3 (1.52%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.52%) Symantec
9 3 (1.52%) Remedy
10 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.51%) Planview
11 1 (0.51%) ServiceNow
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