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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 117 146 135
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -11
Contract jobs citing Release Management 142 91 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.55% 1.08% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.50% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 42
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£425 £438 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +21.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.37% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £13.75 - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £13.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+245.45% -32.09%
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
6866 6076 5403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.87% 72.14% 70.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3791 3186 2665
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 256 335
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £54.50 £44.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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
Berkshire +39 67 £390 +17.11% 5
Surrey +1 22 £488 +8.33% 4
Hampshire -14 20 £400 -8.57% 7
Buckinghamshire -5 13 £488 +14.03% 6
East Sussex -7 4 £408 -14.21%
West Sussex -19 2 £165 -64.32%
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 2
Kent - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 61 (27.85%) ITIL
2 58 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (26.03%) Project Management
4 50 (22.83%) Oracle
5 46 (21.00%) Telecoms
6 37 (16.89%) Change Management
6 37 (16.89%) SQL
7 36 (16.44%) Windows
8 35 (15.98%) Security Cleared
9 33 (15.07%) Configuration Management
10 28 (12.79%) Finance
11 26 (11.87%) Scrum
12 25 (11.42%) PRINCE2
13 22 (10.05%) Service Management
13 22 (10.05%) Microsoft
13 22 (10.05%) PMI
13 22 (10.05%) PMI Certification
13 22 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (8.68%) VMware
15 18 (8.22%) .NET
15 18 (8.22%) Oracle Database
15 18 (8.22%) SC Cleared
15 18 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (7.76%) Waterfall
17 16 (7.31%) Problem Management
17 16 (7.31%) Integration Testing
17 16 (7.31%) Automated Testing
18 15 (6.85%) SOA
18 15 (6.85%) Test Management
19 14 (6.39%) Oracle Database 11g

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 13 (5.94%) SAS
2 6 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (2.74%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (2.74%) WebSphere Process Server
3 5 (2.28%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.28%) IIS
3 5 (2.28%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.28%) Apache
4 4 (1.83%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.37%) NetWeaver
5 3 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.37%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.91%) JBoss
7 1 (0.46%) FileNet
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.46%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 6 (2.74%) MS Excel
1 6 (2.74%) MS Office
2 5 (2.28%) MS Project
3 3 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.46%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.46%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.46%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.83%) IaaS
1 4 (1.83%) PaaS
1 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.02%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.11%) SAN
3 8 (3.65%) LTE
3 8 (3.65%) GSM
3 8 (3.65%) SMS
3 8 (3.65%) UMTS
4 7 (3.20%) SSL
5 6 (2.74%) HTTP
6 4 (1.83%) tcpdump
6 4 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.83%) Nortel Alteon
6 4 (1.83%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.83%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (1.83%) TACACS
6 4 (1.83%) Firewall
6 4 (1.83%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.37%) LAN
7 3 (1.37%) VPN
8 2 (0.91%) Network Security
8 2 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.22%) Oracle Database
2 14 (6.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.94%) Base SAS
3 13 (5.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 12 (5.48%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.57%) EDRMS
5 10 (4.57%) DB2
6 7 (3.20%) MySQL
7 3 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.46%) MS Access
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 11 (5.02%) Selenium
2 9 (4.11%) NUnit
2 9 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.83%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.91%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.46%) Maven
5 1 (0.46%) Subversion
5 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 46 (21.00%) Telecoms
2 28 (12.79%) Finance
3 10 (4.57%) Billing
4 5 (2.28%) Retail
5 4 (1.83%) Marketing
6 3 (1.37%) Games
7 2 (0.91%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (21.46%) Release Manager
2 23 (10.50%) Developer
3 19 (8.68%) Delivery Manager
4 18 (8.22%) Project Manager
5 15 (6.85%) Technical Manager
6 14 (6.39%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 14 (6.39%) Analyst
7 13 (5.94%) Test Manager
7 13 (5.94%) Consultant
7 13 (5.94%) SAS Developer
8 10 (4.57%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (3.65%) Process Manager
9 8 (3.65%) Implementation Manager
10 7 (3.20%) Operations Manager
10 7 (3.20%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.20%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.20%) Configuration Engineer
10 7 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.74%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (1.83%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.22%) .NET
2 10 (4.57%) WCF
3 9 (4.11%) XML
3 9 (4.11%) Middleware
4 8 (3.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (3.20%) SOAP
5 7 (3.20%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.74%) REST
6 6 (2.74%) WSDL
6 6 (2.74%) JMS
7 5 (2.28%) J2EE
7 5 (2.28%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.83%) WAP
8 4 (1.83%) HTML
9 3 (1.37%) SAP Basis
9 3 (1.37%) Web Services
10 2 (0.91%) Java EE
10 2 (0.91%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.91%) WF
10 2 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.05%) PMI
1 22 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.02%) PKI
3 9 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.11%) CMDB
3 9 (4.11%) Open Source
4 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.37%) Replication
5 3 (1.37%) Clustering
5 3 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.37%) iPhone
5 3 (1.37%) iPad
5 3 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.91%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.91%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.91%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.46%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.44%) Windows
2 14 (6.39%) UNIX
3 12 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (5.02%) Linux
5 9 (4.11%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.28%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.37%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.37%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.85%) ITIL
2 58 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (26.03%) Project Management
4 37 (16.89%) Change Management
5 33 (15.07%) Configuration Management
6 26 (11.87%) Scrum
7 25 (11.42%) PRINCE2
8 22 (10.05%) Service Management
9 18 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (7.76%) Waterfall
11 16 (7.31%) Problem Management
11 16 (7.31%) Integration Testing
11 16 (7.31%) Automated Testing
12 15 (6.85%) SOA
12 15 (6.85%) Test Management
13 13 (5.94%) Migration
13 13 (5.94%) ETL
13 13 (5.94%) DevOps
14 12 (5.48%) Fault Management
14 12 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.89%) SQL
2 14 (6.39%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.94%) Java
3 13 (5.94%) SAS Macro
4 10 (4.57%) Python
4 10 (4.57%) VBScript
5 8 (3.65%) PHP
6 6 (2.74%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.74%) C#
7 5 (2.28%) C
8 2 (0.91%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.91%) VBA
9 1 (0.46%) C++
9 1 (0.46%) Perl
9 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (15.98%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.05%) PMI Certification
3 18 (8.22%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.94%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.57%) Degree
6 6 (2.74%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.28%) ISEB
7 5 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.83%) CCSP
8 4 (1.83%) CCNP
8 4 (1.83%) CCNA
8 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.83%) MCP
8 4 (1.83%) CCSE
8 4 (1.83%) CCSA
9 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.57%) QA
2 8 (3.65%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.37%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.91%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (6.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.83%) OpenView
3 4 (1.83%) Netcool
4 3 (1.37%) SCCM
4 3 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.91%) SCOM
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.46%) WSUS
6 1 (0.46%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 50 (22.83%) Oracle
2 22 (10.05%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.68%) VMware
4 8 (3.65%) HP
5 7 (3.20%) SAP
6 6 (2.74%) IBM
6 6 (2.74%) Software AG
7 5 (2.28%) Cisco
8 4 (1.83%) F5
8 4 (1.83%) Crossbeam
8 4 (1.83%) Nortel
8 4 (1.83%) CA
8 4 (1.83%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.83%) McAfee
8 4 (1.83%) Radware
9 3 (1.37%) Symantec
9 3 (1.37%) Remedy
10 2 (0.91%) Sun
10 2 (0.91%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
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