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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 177 164 166
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Release Management 80 76 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.83% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.14% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 34
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£413 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £31.49 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.59% +4.95%
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
7134 6680 5835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.32% 72.77% 71.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4086 3703 3089
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 264 243
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +19 37 £339 -5.24% 4
Hampshire +3 21 £408 +1.87% 8
Surrey +12 12 £440 +12.82% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £413 +26.92% 6
Oxfordshire - 2 £409 - 3
Kent -1 1 - - 1
East Sussex -15 1 £325 - 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 43 (21.18%) Change Management
2 40 (19.70%) Microsoft
3 38 (18.72%) Project Management
4 37 (18.23%) Telecoms
5 35 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (15.76%) Finance
7 31 (15.27%) Oracle
8 30 (14.78%) ITIL
9 28 (13.79%) SQL
9 28 (13.79%) Configuration Management
9 28 (13.79%) Service Management
10 27 (13.30%) Windows
11 25 (12.32%) Data Centre
12 23 (11.33%) PRINCE2
12 23 (11.33%) Software Delivery
13 22 (10.84%) Migration
13 22 (10.84%) Retail
14 21 (10.34%) Integration Testing
15 19 (9.36%) Oracle Database
15 19 (9.36%) UNIX
16 18 (8.87%) MS Excel
16 18 (8.87%) Security Cleared
17 17 (8.37%) DevOps
17 17 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (8.37%) Linux
18 16 (7.88%) Java
18 16 (7.88%) Test Strategy
19 15 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
19 15 (7.39%) .NET
19 15 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 8 (3.94%) SAS
2 7 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.96%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.46%) JBoss
4 5 (2.46%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.97%) Apache
6 3 (1.48%) NetWeaver
6 3 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.99%) IIS
7 2 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.49%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.49%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.94%) MS Project
3 4 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Oracle Utilities
2 4 (1.97%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.49%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.49%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.49%) Maximo
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.48%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.99%) PaaS
3 2 (0.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.45%) SMS
2 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.48%) SSL
3 3 (1.48%) SSH
4 2 (0.99%) ATM
4 2 (0.99%) GSM
4 2 (0.99%) UMTS
4 2 (0.99%) LTE
5 1 (0.49%) Network Security
5 1 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.49%) 4G
5 1 (0.49%) 3G
5 1 (0.49%) DNS
5 1 (0.49%) WAN
5 1 (0.49%) LAN
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.49%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.49%) Firewall
5 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.36%) Oracle Database
2 13 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.42%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.94%) MySQL
4 8 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.45%) DB2
6 6 (2.96%) OLAP
7 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.97%) Base SAS
7 4 (1.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.97%) OLAP Cube
7 4 (1.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.49%) SSDT
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.94%) Selenium
3 5 (2.46%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.46%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.97%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.97%) JIRA
5 3 (1.48%) TestComplete
5 3 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.48%) NUnit
6 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.99%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.99%) NuGet
6 2 (0.99%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (18.23%) Telecoms
2 32 (15.76%) Finance
3 22 (10.84%) Retail
4 9 (4.43%) Marketing
4 9 (4.43%) Billing
5 4 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.48%) Banking
6 3 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.99%) Electronics
7 2 (0.99%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (13.79%) Release Manager
2 24 (11.82%) Analyst
3 18 (8.87%) Project Manager
4 15 (7.39%) Test Manager
5 14 (6.90%) Consultant
5 14 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
5 14 (6.90%) Technical Manager
5 14 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
6 13 (6.40%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 9 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.43%) Designer
8 8 (3.94%) Test Analyst
8 8 (3.94%) Architect
8 8 (3.94%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.45%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.45%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.45%) Service Manager
9 7 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (2.96%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.96%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.39%) .NET
2 12 (5.91%) J2EE
3 9 (4.43%) HTML
4 6 (2.96%) SOAP
4 6 (2.96%) XML
4 6 (2.96%) Middleware
4 6 (2.96%) Java EE
4 6 (2.96%) Application Packaging
5 4 (1.97%) Web Services
6 3 (1.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (1.48%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.48%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.48%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.99%) XSL
7 2 (0.99%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.99%) WCF
8 1 (0.49%) jQuery
8 1 (0.49%) HTML5
8 1 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.32%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.40%) PMI
4 7 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.96%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.97%) Clustering
6 4 (1.97%) Replication
6 4 (1.97%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.97%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.97%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.48%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (1.48%) CMDB
7 3 (1.48%) iSeries
7 3 (1.48%) PKI
8 2 (0.99%) AS400
8 2 (0.99%) DTV
8 2 (0.99%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.30%) Windows
2 19 (9.36%) UNIX
3 17 (8.37%) Linux
4 10 (4.93%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.94%) Solaris
7 6 (2.96%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (2.46%) Windows NT
8 5 (2.46%) Windows 2000
9 4 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.99%) AIX
10 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.18%) Change Management
2 38 (18.72%) Project Management
3 35 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (14.78%) ITIL
5 28 (13.79%) Configuration Management
5 28 (13.79%) Service Management
6 23 (11.33%) PRINCE2
6 23 (11.33%) Software Delivery
7 22 (10.84%) Migration
8 21 (10.34%) Integration Testing
9 17 (8.37%) DevOps
10 16 (7.88%) Test Strategy
11 15 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (6.90%) Scrum
12 14 (6.90%) Test Management
12 14 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
13 13 (6.40%) Waterfall
14 12 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.79%) SQL
2 16 (7.88%) Java
3 13 (6.40%) C#
4 11 (5.42%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.94%) Python
6 7 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.96%) PHP
8 4 (1.97%) C
8 4 (1.97%) SAS Macro
9 3 (1.48%) Perl
9 3 (1.48%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.99%) VBA
10 2 (0.99%) C++
11 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.49%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 18 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.40%) PMI Certification
3 10 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.43%) ISEB
5 8 (3.94%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.46%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.97%) MCP
7 4 (1.97%) Degree
8 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.49%) MCSE
9 1 (0.49%) MCITP
9 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.91%) QA
2 6 (2.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) COBIT
3 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.97%) Firmware
2 4 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.48%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.48%) SCCM
5 2 (0.99%) Puppet
5 2 (0.99%) SCOM
6 1 (0.49%) WSUS
6 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.49%) Netcool
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 40 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.27%) Oracle
3 14 (6.90%) HP
4 12 (5.91%) SAP
5 11 (5.42%) VMware
6 10 (4.93%) Remedy
7 7 (3.45%) McAfee
8 6 (2.96%) Sun
9 4 (1.97%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.48%) IBM
10 3 (1.48%) Google
10 3 (1.48%) Coremetrics
11 2 (0.99%) Endeca
11 2 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.99%) Cisco
11 2 (0.99%) BMC
12 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.49%) Infovista
12 1 (0.49%) Citrix
12 1 (0.49%) Intel
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