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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 177 173 188
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing Release Management 73 66 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.77% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.08% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 23
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£400 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.73%
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 £52.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +110.00%
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
6947 6138 6769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.83% 71.46% 71.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3953 3423 3263
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 £518 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 241 335
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 £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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
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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
Hampshire -5 26 £455 +51.66% 2
Berkshire +16 21 £301 -17.67% 5
Surrey +4 14 £400 +10.34% 1
Buckinghamshire -23 5 £280 -11.11% 2
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
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England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 42 (26.42%) ITIL
2 35 (22.01%) Oracle
2 35 (22.01%) Security Cleared
3 34 (21.38%) Windows
4 31 (19.50%) SQL
5 28 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (16.98%) Problem Management
7 21 (13.21%) Finance
8 20 (12.58%) Configuration Management
8 20 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (12.58%) Microsoft
8 20 (12.58%) QA
9 19 (11.95%) DV Cleared
9 19 (11.95%) Change Management
10 18 (11.32%) Workflow
10 18 (11.32%) .NET
11 17 (10.69%) Java
11 17 (10.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 16 (10.06%) XML
12 16 (10.06%) UNIX
12 16 (10.06%) Project Management
13 15 (9.43%) Scrum
13 15 (9.43%) Service Management
13 15 (9.43%) Incident Management
14 14 (8.81%) VMware
14 14 (8.81%) MS Office
15 13 (8.18%) PowerShell
15 13 (8.18%) Test Scripting
15 13 (8.18%) Portfolio Management
16 12 (7.55%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (4.40%) MS Exchange
1 7 (4.40%) SAS
1 7 (4.40%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.40%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.77%) Documentum
2 6 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (3.77%) WebSphere Process Server
3 5 (3.14%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.89%) JBoss
4 3 (1.89%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.26%) Lync
5 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.26%) FileNet
6 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.63%) IIS
6 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 14 (8.81%) MS Office
2 6 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.52%) MS Project
4 3 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.89%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.26%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.63%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) PaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.92%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.66%) SMS
2 9 (5.66%) SAN
3 7 (4.40%) HTTP
4 6 (3.77%) SSL
4 6 (3.77%) Firewall
5 4 (2.52%) LTE
5 4 (2.52%) GSM
5 4 (2.52%) LAN
5 4 (2.52%) VPN
5 4 (2.52%) UMTS
6 3 (1.89%) TACACS
6 3 (1.89%) X.400
6 3 (1.89%) X.500
6 3 (1.89%) BIG-IP
6 3 (1.89%) Nortel Alteon
6 3 (1.89%) FTP
6 3 (1.89%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.03%) EDRMS
2 7 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.40%) Base SAS
2 7 (4.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 4 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.52%) DB2
4 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.26%) MarkLogic
5 2 (1.26%) MySQL
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.63%) MS Access
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.89%) MSI
2 3 (1.89%) JUnit
2 3 (1.89%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.89%) Selenium
2 3 (1.89%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.63%) Maven
3 1 (0.63%) Subversion
3 1 (0.63%) PVCS
3 1 (0.63%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.63%) LLVM
3 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (13.21%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.89%) Billing
4 2 (1.26%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Games
5 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (20.75%) Release Manager
2 23 (14.47%) Developer
3 19 (11.95%) Analyst
4 14 (8.81%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.92%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.03%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.40%) SAS Developer
7 7 (4.40%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.77%) Environment Manager
8 6 (3.77%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.14%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.14%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (2.52%) Technical Manager
10 4 (2.52%) Implementation Manager
10 4 (2.52%) Change Manager
10 4 (2.52%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.32%) .NET
2 16 (10.06%) XML
3 12 (7.55%) Web Services
4 10 (6.29%) SOAP
5 9 (5.66%) REST
6 7 (4.40%) Middleware
7 6 (3.77%) JMS
7 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.77%) WSDL
8 5 (3.14%) XSLT
8 5 (3.14%) WCF
8 5 (3.14%) WF
9 4 (2.52%) HTML
9 4 (2.52%) CSS
10 3 (1.89%) WAP
10 3 (1.89%) jQuery
10 3 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.26%) Java EE
11 2 (1.26%) STL
12 1 (0.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.55%) PKI
3 8 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.14%) CMDB
5 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.89%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.89%) User Experience
6 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.89%) iPhone
6 3 (1.89%) iPad
7 2 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.26%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.63%) Wiki
8 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.38%) Windows
2 16 (10.06%) UNIX
3 11 (6.92%) Linux
3 11 (6.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.03%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.52%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.42%) ITIL
2 27 (16.98%) Problem Management
3 20 (12.58%) Configuration Management
3 20 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (11.95%) Change Management
5 18 (11.32%) Workflow
6 16 (10.06%) Project Management
7 15 (9.43%) Scrum
7 15 (9.43%) Service Management
7 15 (9.43%) Incident Management
8 13 (8.18%) Test Scripting
8 13 (8.18%) Portfolio Management
9 11 (6.92%) CRM
10 9 (5.66%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.66%) SOA
11 8 (5.03%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (4.40%) ETL
12 7 (4.40%) UML
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.50%) SQL
2 17 (10.69%) Java
3 13 (8.18%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.92%) VBScript
5 7 (4.40%) SAS Macro
6 6 (3.77%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.14%) VB.NET
7 5 (3.14%) C
7 5 (3.14%) C#
7 5 (3.14%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.52%) Python
8 4 (2.52%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.89%) Korn
9 3 (1.89%) PHP
9 3 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.89%) Scala
10 2 (1.26%) Perl
10 2 (1.26%) C++
11 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (22.01%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.95%) DV Cleared
3 12 (7.55%) Degree
4 10 (6.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.52%) MCSE
7 3 (1.89%) CCSA
7 3 (1.89%) CCSE
7 3 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.89%) CCSP
7 3 (1.89%) CCNP
7 3 (1.89%) CCNA
8 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.63%) MCTS
9 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.63%) ISEB
9 1 (0.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.58%) QA
2 6 (3.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (5.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (10.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (5.66%) Netcool
3 6 (3.77%) Netcool/Webtop
3 6 (3.77%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 6 (3.77%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.89%) OpenView
5 3 (1.89%) SCCM
5 3 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (22.01%) Oracle
2 20 (12.58%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.81%) VMware
4 10 (6.29%) HP
5 7 (4.40%) EMC
5 7 (4.40%) IBM
5 7 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.77%) McAfee
6 6 (3.77%) Software AG
7 5 (3.14%) Metastorm
7 5 (3.14%) Lotus
8 4 (2.52%) SAP
8 4 (2.52%) Symantec
8 4 (2.52%) Cisco
9 3 (1.89%) Clearswift
9 3 (1.89%) Radware
9 3 (1.89%) Citrix
9 3 (1.89%) Nortel
9 3 (1.89%) Sun
9 3 (1.89%) TIBCO
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