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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 163 140 157
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Contract jobs citing Release Management 84 105 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 1.18% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.65% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 56 24
Average daily rate
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£389 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
- -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-28.23% -5.55%
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
6729 6375 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.52% 71.86% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3766 3478 3316
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 251 328
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Surrey +15 29 £400 +92.77% 1
Berkshire +5 27 £315 -21.25% 5
Hampshire -8 17 £500 +24.22% 2
Buckinghamshire -16 6 £325 -25.71%
West Sussex -1 2 £313 +2.04% 2
Middlesex -3 1 £195 -26.41%
Oxfordshire -7 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - - - - 3
M4 Corridor - - - -
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England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 39 (25.00%) Windows
2 36 (23.08%) Finance
3 34 (21.79%) Microsoft
4 29 (18.59%) .NET
5 26 (16.67%) SQL
5 26 (16.67%) ITIL
5 26 (16.67%) Workflow
5 26 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 25 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (14.74%) Oracle
7 23 (14.74%) Problem Management
8 22 (14.10%) QA
9 21 (13.46%) Service Management
10 20 (12.82%) Configuration Management
11 17 (10.90%) UNIX
11 17 (10.90%) Change Management
12 16 (10.26%) Visual Studio
12 16 (10.26%) XML
13 15 (9.62%) Linux
13 15 (9.62%) Incident Management
14 14 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (8.97%) Java
15 13 (8.33%) ASP.NET
15 13 (8.33%) Web Services
15 13 (8.33%) DV Cleared
16 12 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 12 (7.69%) Scrum
17 11 (7.05%) VMware
17 11 (7.05%) Migration
17 11 (7.05%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (4.49%) Documentum
2 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.21%) IBM Notes
2 5 (3.21%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.92%) Lync
4 3 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.64%) Apache
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.64%) FileNet
6 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (7.05%) MS Office
2 6 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.92%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.92%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.92%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.13%) SMS
2 7 (4.49%) Firewall
3 6 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.85%) SAN
4 4 (2.56%) LAN
4 4 (2.56%) FTP
5 3 (1.92%) X.400
5 3 (1.92%) X.500
5 3 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.92%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.28%) Nortel Alteon
6 2 (1.28%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.28%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.28%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.28%) TACACS
6 2 (1.28%) DNS
6 2 (1.28%) HTTP
6 2 (1.28%) WAN
7 1 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.92%) EDRMS
3 3 (1.92%) DB2
3 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.28%) MarkLogic
4 2 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.28%) MySQL
4 2 (1.28%) DataStage
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.49%) SoapUI
3 5 (3.21%) Subversion
3 5 (3.21%) Maven
4 4 (2.56%) Selenium
4 4 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.56%) Ant
5 3 (1.92%) JUnit
5 3 (1.92%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.92%) MSI
5 3 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.28%) Hudson
6 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.28%) LLVM
7 1 (0.64%) PVCS
7 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 36 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (3.85%) Retail
3 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.28%) Advertising
4 2 (1.28%) Games
5 1 (0.64%) Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.64%) Publishing
5 1 (0.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Automotive
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (20.51%) Release Manager
2 23 (14.74%) Developer
3 16 (10.26%) Analyst
4 15 (9.62%) Project Manager
4 15 (9.62%) .NET Developer
5 14 (8.97%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.13%) Technical Project Manager
6 8 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (5.13%) Technical Manager
7 6 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.21%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.21%) Consultant
8 5 (3.21%) IT Support
9 4 (2.56%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (2.56%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (2.56%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.56%) Environment Manager
9 4 (2.56%) Transition Manager
10 3 (1.92%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.59%) .NET
2 16 (10.26%) XML
3 13 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 13 (8.33%) Web Services
4 11 (7.05%) WF
5 7 (4.49%) XSLT
6 6 (3.85%) HTML
7 5 (3.21%) SOAP
7 5 (3.21%) REST
7 5 (3.21%) WCF
8 4 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (1.92%) CSS
9 3 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.92%) jQuery
10 2 (1.28%) STL
10 2 (1.28%) WAP
11 1 (0.64%) Middleware
11 1 (0.64%) J2EE
11 1 (0.64%) XSL
11 1 (0.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.49%) Computer Science
1 7 (4.49%) PKI
2 6 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.92%) PMI
3 3 (1.92%) CLARiiON
3 3 (1.92%) Mainframe
3 3 (1.92%) iSeries
4 2 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.28%) CMDB
4 2 (1.28%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.64%) Clustering
5 1 (0.64%) AS400
5 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.64%) Wiki
5 1 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.00%) Windows
2 17 (10.90%) UNIX
3 15 (9.62%) Linux
4 11 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.56%) Solaris
7 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.64%) AIX
8 1 (0.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.67%) ITIL
1 26 (16.67%) Workflow
2 25 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (14.74%) Problem Management
4 21 (13.46%) Service Management
5 20 (12.82%) Configuration Management
6 17 (10.90%) Change Management
7 15 (9.62%) Incident Management
8 14 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (7.69%) Scrum
10 11 (7.05%) Migration
10 11 (7.05%) CRM
11 9 (5.77%) Project Management
11 9 (5.77%) Test Scripting
12 8 (5.13%) Waterfall
12 8 (5.13%) Portfolio Management
13 7 (4.49%) E-Commerce
13 7 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (4.49%) Software Distribution
14 6 (3.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.67%) SQL
2 14 (8.97%) Java
3 8 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.13%) Shell Script
4 7 (4.49%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.85%) VBScript
6 5 (3.21%) C#
7 4 (2.56%) Python
7 4 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.56%) Perl
8 3 (1.92%) PHP
8 3 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.92%) C
8 3 (1.92%) Scala
8 3 (1.92%) Korn
9 2 (1.28%) C++
9 2 (1.28%) JCL
9 2 (1.28%) REXX
9 2 (1.28%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 26 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 10 (6.41%) Degree
3 10 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.56%) MCSE
6 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.92%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.92%) CCNP
6 3 (1.92%) CCNA
7 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.28%) CCSA
7 2 (1.28%) CCSE
7 2 (1.28%) CCSP
7 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CCIE
8 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.64%) MCSA
8 1 (0.64%) PhD
8 1 (0.64%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.10%) QA
2 10 (6.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (5.13%) Netcool
3 7 (4.49%) Tivoli
4 6 (3.85%) Netcool/Webtop
4 6 (3.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 4 (2.56%) Puppet
6 3 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.28%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.28%) OpenView
8 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.64%) Salt
8 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.64%) WSUS
8 1 (0.64%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 34 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.74%) Oracle
3 11 (7.05%) VMware
4 9 (5.77%) HP
5 8 (5.13%) Metastorm
6 7 (4.49%) McAfee
6 7 (4.49%) EMC
7 6 (3.85%) Cisco
8 5 (3.21%) Lotus
8 5 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (3.21%) IBM
8 5 (3.21%) SAP
9 3 (1.92%) Sun
9 3 (1.92%) Citrix
9 3 (1.92%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.92%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.92%) JBoss
9 3 (1.92%) Clearswift
9 3 (1.92%) F5
9 3 (1.92%) ArcSight
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