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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 175 149 187
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +38
Contract jobs citing Release Management 81 104 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 1.10% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.53% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 50 25
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£414 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £542 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £384
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.71% -
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
7510 6809 6094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.02% 71.99% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3803 3178
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 261 265
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -1 35 £413 +17.85% 7
Hampshire -25 19 £414 -17.25% 6
Surrey -10 11 £425 +6.25% 4
Kent -1 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 4 - - 3
East Sussex -8 2 £395 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £338 - 5
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 60 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.45%) Project Management
3 50 (22.12%) Telecoms
4 41 (18.14%) Oracle
5 39 (17.26%) ITIL
5 39 (17.26%) Change Management
6 37 (16.37%) Software Delivery
7 36 (15.93%) Configuration Management
8 35 (15.49%) Microsoft
9 33 (14.60%) SQL
10 32 (14.16%) Finance
11 31 (13.72%) PRINCE2
12 30 (13.27%) Windows
13 26 (11.50%) Service Management
13 26 (11.50%) Oracle Database
14 25 (11.06%) PMI
14 25 (11.06%) PMI Certification
15 23 (10.18%) Security Cleared
16 22 (9.73%) Scrum
17 20 (8.85%) .NET
17 20 (8.85%) Waterfall
18 19 (8.41%) UNIX
18 19 (8.41%) Linux
19 18 (7.96%) Retail
19 18 (7.96%) Migration
20 17 (7.52%) DevOps
20 17 (7.52%) Java
21 16 (7.08%) SQL Server
21 16 (7.08%) VMware
21 16 (7.08%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (4.42%) SAS
2 9 (3.98%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.10%) Apache
4 6 (2.65%) IIS
4 6 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (2.21%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.21%) JBoss
6 4 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.33%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.33%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.33%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.44%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.44%) CMS
9 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.65%) MS Project
3 4 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.65%) Oracle Utilities
2 4 (1.77%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.44%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.44%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.44%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.44%) Maximo
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.44%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.33%) IaaS
2 3 (1.33%) PaaS
3 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.65%) SMS
2 5 (2.21%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.77%) UMTS
3 4 (1.77%) GSM
3 4 (1.77%) LTE
4 3 (1.33%) SSH
4 3 (1.33%) SSL
5 2 (0.88%) ATM
5 2 (0.88%) Internet
5 2 (0.88%) SAN
5 2 (0.88%) TACACS
5 2 (0.88%) 3G
5 2 (0.88%) Firewall
5 2 (0.88%) Nortel Alteon
5 2 (0.88%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.88%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.88%) Network Security
5 2 (0.88%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.88%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.50%) Oracle Database
2 16 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (6.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (3.54%) MySQL
4 8 (3.54%) DB2
5 6 (2.65%) OLAP
5 6 (2.65%) Base SAS
5 6 (2.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 4 (1.77%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.88%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.75%) Selenium
3 9 (3.98%) NUnit
4 5 (2.21%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.77%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.77%) JIRA
5 4 (1.77%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.88%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.88%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.88%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.88%) NuGet
8 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
General
1 50 (22.12%) Telecoms
2 32 (14.16%) Finance
3 18 (7.96%) Retail
4 12 (5.31%) Billing
5 7 (3.10%) Marketing
6 3 (1.33%) Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Games
7 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (19.03%) Release Manager
2 21 (9.29%) Analyst
3 19 (8.41%) Project Manager
3 19 (8.41%) Delivery Manager
3 19 (8.41%) Technical Manager
4 18 (7.96%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 16 (7.08%) Consultant
6 15 (6.64%) Test Manager
7 12 (5.31%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (3.98%) Designer
8 9 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (3.98%) Developer
9 8 (3.54%) Architect
9 8 (3.54%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.54%) Process Manager
10 7 (3.10%) Configuration Engineer
11 6 (2.65%) Service Manager
11 6 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.65%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.65%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.85%) .NET
2 14 (6.19%) J2EE
3 8 (3.54%) HTML
3 8 (3.54%) Entity Framework
3 8 (3.54%) WCF
3 8 (3.54%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.65%) XML
4 6 (2.65%) Java EE
5 5 (2.21%) Application Packaging
5 5 (2.21%) Middleware
5 5 (2.21%) SOAP
5 5 (2.21%) Web Services
6 3 (1.33%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.33%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.88%) XSL
7 2 (0.88%) WAP
7 2 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.44%) jQuery
8 1 (0.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.06%) PMI
2 13 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.87%) Open Source
4 7 (3.10%) CMDB
5 5 (2.21%) PKI
5 5 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.77%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.77%) Replication
6 4 (1.77%) Clustering
6 4 (1.77%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (1.33%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.88%) iSeries
8 2 (0.88%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.88%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.44%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.27%) Windows
2 19 (8.41%) UNIX
2 19 (8.41%) Linux
3 12 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (4.42%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.10%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.21%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (2.21%) Windows 2000
6 5 (2.21%) Windows NT
6 5 (2.21%) Solaris
7 4 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.44%) Android
9 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.45%) Project Management
3 39 (17.26%) ITIL
3 39 (17.26%) Change Management
4 37 (16.37%) Software Delivery
5 36 (15.93%) Configuration Management
6 31 (13.72%) PRINCE2
7 26 (11.50%) Service Management
8 22 (9.73%) Scrum
9 20 (8.85%) Waterfall
10 18 (7.96%) Migration
11 17 (7.52%) DevOps
12 16 (7.08%) Automated Testing
12 16 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (6.64%) Integration Testing
13 15 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (6.64%) Test Strategy
13 15 (6.64%) CRM
14 12 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (4.87%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.60%) SQL
2 17 (7.52%) Java
3 11 (4.87%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.87%) C#
4 10 (4.42%) PHP
5 9 (3.98%) Python
6 7 (3.10%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.65%) SAS Macro
8 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.33%) Perl
8 3 (1.33%) C
9 2 (0.88%) C++
9 2 (0.88%) VBScript
9 2 (0.88%) VBA
10 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.44%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 25 (11.06%) PMI Certification
2 23 (10.18%) Security Cleared
3 15 (6.64%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.54%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.21%) Degree
6 5 (2.21%) ISEB
7 4 (1.77%) MCP
7 4 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.88%) CCSP
8 2 (0.88%) CCNP
8 2 (0.88%) CCNA
8 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.88%) CCSA
8 2 (0.88%) CCSE
8 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.98%) SLA
2 7 (3.10%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) COBIT
3 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.77%) Firmware
2 4 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.33%) SCCM
5 2 (0.88%) OpenView
5 2 (0.88%) Netcool
5 2 (0.88%) SCOM
5 2 (0.88%) Puppet
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.44%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.44%) WSUS
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 41 (18.14%) Oracle
2 35 (15.49%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.08%) VMware
4 10 (4.42%) SAP
5 9 (3.98%) HP
6 5 (2.21%) Remedy
6 5 (2.21%) Sun
7 4 (1.77%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.77%) McAfee
8 3 (1.33%) BMC
8 3 (1.33%) Cisco
9 2 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.88%) IBM
9 2 (0.88%) Nortel
9 2 (0.88%) Radware
9 2 (0.88%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.88%) Google
9 2 (0.88%) Coremetrics
9 2 (0.88%) Crossbeam
9 2 (0.88%) F5
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