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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 143 147 163
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing Release Management 124 117 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.40% 1.22% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.53% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 69 40
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £42.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.31% +40.83%
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
7206 7649 6953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.54% 79.89% 76.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 4568 3825
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 245 251
Median hourly rate £39.50 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +33 58 £450 +20.00% 3
Berkshire -14 33 £325 -3.70% 5
Surrey +10 23 £475 +7.95%
Oxfordshire +6 5 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £200 -46.66%
Kent +8 1 £400 -5.88%
West Sussex - 1 £400 - 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 65 (27.90%) ITIL
2 60 (25.75%) Microsoft
3 53 (22.75%) SQL
4 52 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (21.46%) Configuration Management
6 38 (16.31%) .NET
6 38 (16.31%) Windows
7 36 (15.45%) Oracle
8 35 (15.02%) Security Cleared
8 35 (15.02%) Git (software)
9 34 (14.59%) PowerShell
9 34 (14.59%) SQL Server
9 34 (14.59%) Linux
10 32 (13.73%) Change Management
10 32 (13.73%) DevOps
11 29 (12.45%) Web Services
11 29 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 27 (11.59%) Software Delivery
13 26 (11.16%) SC Cleared
14 25 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (10.73%) Scrum
15 23 (9.87%) Workflow
15 23 (9.87%) MS Excel
15 23 (9.87%) Project Management
16 22 (9.44%) Finance
17 21 (9.01%) Gradle
18 20 (8.58%) PaaS
18 20 (8.58%) Degree
18 20 (8.58%) XML

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.29%) CMS
1 10 (4.29%) SAS
2 9 (3.86%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (3.86%) JBoss
3 7 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.15%) IIS
4 5 (2.15%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.72%) Apache
5 4 (1.72%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.72%) nginx
6 3 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.29%) Live Communications Server
6 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.86%) Confluence
7 2 (0.86%) Drupal
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.86%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 23 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (3.43%) MS Office
4 4 (1.72%) MS Project
4 4 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.29%) Maximo
2 3 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.86%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.43%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (8.58%) PaaS
3 18 (7.73%) IaaS
4 17 (7.30%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (5.15%) Google Play
6 10 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.86%) FinancialForce.com
7 2 (0.86%) Heroku
8 1 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.15%) Firewall
2 10 (4.29%) SSL
3 9 (3.86%) Bluetooth
3 9 (3.86%) tcpdump
4 8 (3.43%) SMS
5 6 (2.58%) VPN
6 5 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.15%) VLAN
7 4 (1.72%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.86%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.86%) GSM
8 2 (0.86%) LAN
8 2 (0.86%) LTE
8 2 (0.86%) UMTS
8 2 (0.86%) WAN
8 2 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.43%) FTP
9 1 (0.43%) IPsec
9 1 (0.43%) NetScreen
9 1 (0.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (4.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 10 (4.29%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 9 (3.86%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.43%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.58%) MySQL
10 5 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.15%) Redis
11 4 (1.72%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.72%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.72%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.72%) HBase
11 4 (1.72%) MS Access
12 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (15.02%) Git (software)
2 25 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (9.01%) Gradle
4 15 (6.44%) Visual Studio
5 12 (5.15%) Android Studio
6 10 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (3.86%) Artifactory
7 9 (3.86%) Maven
7 9 (3.86%) Subversion
7 9 (3.86%) TortoiseSVN
8 8 (3.43%) JIRA
9 7 (3.00%) Jenkins
10 6 (2.58%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (1.72%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.72%) ClearQuest
11 4 (1.72%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (1.29%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.29%) MSBuild
12 3 (1.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (9.44%) Finance
2 12 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.29%) Retail
4 7 (3.00%) Banking
5 3 (1.29%) Advertising
5 3 (1.29%) Military
6 2 (0.86%) Automotive
6 2 (0.86%) German Language
6 2 (0.86%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (21.03%) Developer
2 17 (7.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (6.44%) Release Manager
4 14 (6.01%) Analyst
4 14 (6.01%) Azure DevOps
5 13 (5.58%) Android Developer
6 12 (5.15%) Architect
7 11 (4.72%) Senior DevOps
7 11 (4.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 10 (4.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
8 10 (4.29%) SAS Developer
9 9 (3.86%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.86%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 7 (3.00%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (3.00%) Lead DevOps
10 7 (3.00%) Service Manager
10 7 (3.00%) Technical Specialist
10 7 (3.00%) Transition Manager
11 6 (2.58%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (2.58%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (16.31%) .NET
2 29 (12.45%) Web Services
3 20 (8.58%) XML
4 16 (6.87%) HTML
5 13 (5.58%) CSS
5 13 (5.58%) RESTful
6 9 (3.86%) Visualforce
7 7 (3.00%) J2EE
7 7 (3.00%) jQuery
8 6 (2.58%) Apache Flex
8 6 (2.58%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.15%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.15%) CSS3
9 5 (2.15%) HTML5
9 5 (2.15%) REST
9 5 (2.15%) Symfony
10 4 (1.72%) Laravel
10 4 (1.72%) Memcached
10 4 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.72%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.58%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.58%) Clustering
4 11 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.86%) CMDB
6 9 (3.86%) Smart Meter
7 8 (3.43%) PMI
8 4 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.72%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.72%) User Experience
9 3 (1.29%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.29%) Replication
9 3 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.31%) Windows
2 34 (14.59%) Linux
3 20 (8.58%) Unix
4 14 (6.01%) Android
5 12 (5.15%) AIX
6 6 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.15%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.15%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.72%) VMS
9 3 (1.29%) Solaris
9 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (27.90%) ITIL
2 52 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (21.46%) Configuration Management
4 32 (13.73%) Change Management
4 32 (13.73%) DevOps
5 29 (12.45%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (11.59%) Software Delivery
7 25 (10.73%) Scrum
8 23 (9.87%) Project Management
8 23 (9.87%) Workflow
9 19 (8.15%) Kanban
10 17 (7.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (6.87%) Service Management
12 15 (6.44%) Automated Testing
12 15 (6.44%) Performance Management
12 15 (6.44%) Software Engineering
13 14 (6.01%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 14 (6.01%) ITSM
13 14 (6.01%) Migration
13 14 (6.01%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (22.75%) SQL
2 34 (14.59%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.30%) Perl
4 16 (6.87%) Java
5 15 (6.44%) C#
6 13 (5.58%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.86%) Apex Code
8 8 (3.43%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.00%) PHP
9 7 (3.00%) VBScript
10 6 (2.58%) Python
10 6 (2.58%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.72%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.29%) ABAP
12 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.29%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.86%) Go
13 2 (0.86%) Ruby
13 2 (0.86%) Tcl
13 2 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (15.02%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.58%) Degree
4 10 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (3.43%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.58%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.58%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.72%) PMP
9 3 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.86%) CCNP
10 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.43%) CCIE
11 1 (0.43%) CCNA
11 1 (0.43%) CITP
11 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.43%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.43%) OCP
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.58%) QA
2 10 (4.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.15%) Firmware
3 4 (1.72%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.43%) Docker
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.43%) vCloud
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (2.58%) SCCM
3 5 (2.15%) SCDPM
3 5 (2.15%) SCOM
3 5 (2.15%) SCOrch
3 5 (2.15%) SCSM
3 5 (2.15%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.72%) Ansible
4 4 (1.72%) Oozie
4 4 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.72%) Puppet
5 3 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.29%) Netcool
6 1 (0.43%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.43%) DameWare
6 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 60 (25.75%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.45%) Oracle
3 13 (5.58%) Google
4 12 (5.15%) AppDynamics
4 12 (5.15%) Dynatrace
4 12 (5.15%) F5
4 12 (5.15%) HP
4 12 (5.15%) New Relic
5 11 (4.72%) SAP
6 10 (4.29%) Informatica
6 10 (4.29%) Red Hat
6 10 (4.29%) VMware
7 9 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (3.43%) Intel Security
9 6 (2.58%) IBM
9 6 (2.58%) Remedy
10 5 (2.15%) Zend
11 4 (1.72%) BMC
11 4 (1.72%) Progress
11 4 (1.72%) Serena
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