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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 153 118 170
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +52
Contract jobs citing Release Management 107 124 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.11% 1.40% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.92% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 61 24
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£400 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £314 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £545 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.75 - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £12.70 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+274.16% -37.30%
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
7304 6451 5356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.64% 72.97% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4013 3471 2635
Average daily rate £396 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.19% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 254 300
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £49.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +5 45 £415 +18.57% 1
Surrey -10 17 £425 +6.25% 5
Hampshire -29 15 £425 -15.42% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 8 - - 2
Middlesex +4 5 £400 -5.88% 1
Kent -6 4 - -
East Sussex - 4 £408 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £338 - 2
West Sussex -20 2 £165 -56.00%
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 62 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (26.52%) Project Management
3 59 (25.65%) ITIL
4 50 (21.74%) Oracle
5 48 (20.87%) Telecoms
6 40 (17.39%) SQL
7 37 (16.09%) Change Management
8 35 (15.22%) Windows
8 35 (15.22%) Configuration Management
9 32 (13.91%) Security Cleared
10 30 (13.04%) Finance
11 29 (12.61%) PRINCE2
12 26 (11.30%) Microsoft
12 26 (11.30%) Scrum
13 25 (10.87%) PMI
13 25 (10.87%) PMI Certification
14 21 (9.13%) Oracle Database
15 20 (8.70%) VMware
15 20 (8.70%) Service Management
16 19 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (8.26%) Waterfall
17 17 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (7.39%) ETL
17 17 (7.39%) .NET
18 16 (6.96%) Automated Testing
18 16 (6.96%) Java
18 16 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
18 16 (6.96%) Test Management
19 15 (6.52%) SC Cleared
19 15 (6.52%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 15 (6.52%) SAS
2 7 (3.04%) IIS
3 6 (2.61%) WebSphere Process Server
3 6 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (2.61%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.17%) Apache
4 5 (2.17%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.74%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.30%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.30%) NetWeaver
6 3 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.87%) JBoss
7 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.17%) MS Project
2 5 (2.17%) MS Office
3 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Oracle Utilities
2 4 (1.74%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.87%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.43%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.43%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.74%) IaaS
1 4 (1.74%) PaaS
1 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.48%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.04%) SSL
3 6 (2.61%) GSM
3 6 (2.61%) SAN
3 6 (2.61%) UMTS
3 6 (2.61%) HTTP
3 6 (2.61%) LTE
4 5 (2.17%) SMS
5 3 (1.30%) VPN
5 3 (1.30%) LAN
6 2 (0.87%) Firewall
6 2 (0.87%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.87%) TACACS
6 2 (0.87%) Internet
6 2 (0.87%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.87%) Network Security
6 2 (0.87%) Nortel Alteon
6 2 (0.87%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.13%) Oracle Database
2 19 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 14 (6.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (5.65%) Base SAS
5 13 (5.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 10 (4.35%) DB2
7 9 (3.91%) MySQL
8 7 (3.04%) EDRMS
9 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.17%) OLAP
9 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.74%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle OLAP
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 11 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (4.78%) Selenium
2 9 (3.91%) NUnit
3 6 (2.61%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.74%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.87%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.87%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.87%) NuGet
5 2 (0.87%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.87%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 48 (20.87%) Telecoms
2 30 (13.04%) Finance
3 12 (5.22%) Retail
3 12 (5.22%) Billing
4 4 (1.74%) Marketing
5 3 (1.30%) Games
6 2 (0.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (17.83%) Release Manager
2 20 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
2 20 (8.70%) Developer
3 19 (8.26%) Project Manager
3 19 (8.26%) Technical Manager
4 18 (7.83%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 17 (7.39%) Analyst
6 13 (5.65%) SAS Developer
6 13 (5.65%) Test Manager
6 13 (5.65%) Consultant
7 9 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (3.91%) Support Analyst
7 9 (3.91%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.48%) Architect
8 8 (3.48%) Process Manager
9 7 (3.04%) Configuration Engineer
9 7 (3.04%) Integration Engineer
10 6 (2.61%) Implementation Manager
10 6 (2.61%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (2.61%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.39%) .NET
2 11 (4.78%) XML
3 10 (4.35%) SOAP
3 10 (4.35%) J2EE
4 9 (3.91%) Middleware
5 8 (3.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (3.48%) WCF
5 8 (3.48%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.61%) JMS
6 6 (2.61%) WSDL
6 6 (2.61%) REST
7 5 (2.17%) Java EE
7 5 (2.17%) Web Services
8 4 (1.74%) HTML
9 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.30%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.87%) XSL
10 2 (0.87%) WAP
10 2 (0.87%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.87%) PMI
2 17 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.91%) Open Source
4 8 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.48%) CMDB
4 8 (3.48%) PKI
5 4 (1.74%) Clustering
5 4 (1.74%) Replication
5 4 (1.74%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.74%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.74%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.30%) iPad
6 3 (1.30%) iPhone
6 3 (1.30%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.87%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.87%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.22%) Windows
2 15 (6.52%) UNIX
3 14 (6.09%) Linux
3 14 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (3.91%) Windows 7
4 9 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.61%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (2.17%) Windows NT
6 5 (2.17%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.87%) Solaris
8 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (26.52%) Project Management
3 59 (25.65%) ITIL
4 37 (16.09%) Change Management
5 35 (15.22%) Configuration Management
6 29 (12.61%) PRINCE2
7 26 (11.30%) Scrum
8 20 (8.70%) Service Management
9 19 (8.26%) Waterfall
10 17 (7.39%) ETL
11 16 (6.96%) Automated Testing
11 16 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (6.96%) Test Management
12 15 (6.52%) DevOps
12 15 (6.52%) SOA
13 14 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (5.65%) Integration Testing
14 13 (5.65%) Test Strategy
15 12 (5.22%) Migration
16 11 (4.78%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.39%) SQL
2 16 (6.96%) Java
3 13 (5.65%) SAS Macro
3 13 (5.65%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.35%) Python
5 8 (3.48%) PHP
6 7 (3.04%) C#
6 7 (3.04%) VBScript
7 6 (2.61%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.17%) C
9 3 (1.30%) Perl
10 2 (0.87%) VBA
10 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.87%) PMI Certification
3 15 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.22%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.04%) Degree
5 7 (3.04%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.17%) ISEB
7 4 (1.74%) MCP
7 4 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.30%) VCP4
9 2 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.87%) CCSE
9 2 (0.87%) CCSA
9 2 (0.87%) CCSP
9 2 (0.87%) CCNP
9 2 (0.87%) CCNA
9 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.91%) QA
2 8 (3.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) COBIT
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.74%) Firmware
4 3 (1.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.30%) SCCM
4 3 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.87%) OpenView
5 2 (0.87%) Netcool
5 2 (0.87%) Puppet
5 2 (0.87%) SCOM
6 1 (0.43%) WSUS
6 1 (0.43%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 50 (21.74%) Oracle
2 26 (11.30%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.70%) VMware
4 9 (3.91%) SAP
5 6 (2.61%) IBM
5 6 (2.61%) HP
5 6 (2.61%) Software AG
6 4 (1.74%) CA
7 3 (1.30%) Symantec
7 3 (1.30%) Remedy
7 3 (1.30%) McAfee
7 3 (1.30%) Cisco
8 2 (0.87%) Sun
8 2 (0.87%) Nortel
8 2 (0.87%) Radware
8 2 (0.87%) CODA
8 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.87%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.87%) F5
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