The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 106 122 94
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -28
Contract jobs citing Release Management 33 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 0.67% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.87% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 20
Average daily rate
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£464 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £313 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £29.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-32.15% +2.58%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2451 2539 1655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.76% 76.82% 71.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1594 1567 1031
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 112 60
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Management across the South West region.

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the South West region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 21 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
Gloucestershire -3 13 £458 -8.40% 2
Wiltshire +2 11 £524 +24.64%
Bristol 0 5 £423 +34.28%
Dorset - 2 £471 -
Somerset - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 40 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.72%) Security Cleared
3 37 (47.44%) DV Cleared
4 35 (44.87%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (43.59%) Python
6 30 (38.46%) OO
7 29 (37.18%) ClearCase
7 29 (37.18%) Perl
7 29 (37.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 29 (37.18%) Subversion
8 26 (33.33%) UNIX
9 25 (32.05%) Java
10 23 (29.49%) Scrum
11 22 (28.21%) Bash Shell
12 21 (26.92%) Ruby
13 20 (25.64%) SQL
14 18 (23.08%) Ant
14 18 (23.08%) Maven
14 18 (23.08%) Apache Ivy
15 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
15 17 (21.79%) OOD
16 15 (19.23%) PHP
16 15 (19.23%) Lua
17 14 (17.95%) C++
18 13 (16.67%) Git (software)
19 12 (15.38%) PL/SQL
19 12 (15.38%) Oracle
19 12 (15.38%) Linux
20 11 (14.10%) Finance
21 10 (12.82%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.28%) JBoss
2 1 (1.28%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.28%) JCAPS
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.28%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.28%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.28%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) SaaS
2 2 (2.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) SDH
1 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.85%) 3G
1 3 (3.85%) 2G
1 3 (3.85%) 2.5G
1 3 (3.85%) Wireshark
1 3 (3.85%) 4G
2 2 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (2.56%) Firewall
2 2 (2.56%) WAN
2 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.56%) OLTP
3 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.28%) QlikView
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (37.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 29 (37.18%) ClearCase
1 29 (37.18%) Subversion
2 18 (23.08%) Maven
2 18 (23.08%) Ant
2 18 (23.08%) Apache Ivy
3 13 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.28%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Retail
4 6 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (38.46%) Developer
2 17 (21.79%) Java Developer
3 11 (14.10%) C++ Developer
4 9 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 9 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 9 (11.54%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Release Manager
6 6 (7.69%) DBA
7 4 (5.13%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Agile Development Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Linux Specialist
9 2 (2.56%) Project Implementation Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Python Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Architect
9 2 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) J2EE
2 5 (6.41%) .NET
3 3 (3.85%) STL
3 3 (3.85%) Web Services
3 3 (3.85%) Middleware
4 2 (2.56%) Java EE
4 2 (2.56%) JSON
4 2 (2.56%) XSD
4 2 (2.56%) SOAP
4 2 (2.56%) WSDL
4 2 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.28%) EJB
5 1 (1.28%) JMS
5 1 (1.28%) XML
5 1 (1.28%) Django
5 1 (1.28%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
5 1 (1.28%) EMV
5 1 (1.28%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.33%) UNIX
2 12 (15.38%) Linux
3 10 (12.82%) Windows
4 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (44.87%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (38.46%) OO
4 23 (29.49%) Scrum
5 17 (21.79%) OOD
6 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (10.26%) Change Management
7 8 (10.26%) User Stories
8 7 (8.97%) Test Scripting
8 7 (8.97%) Project Management
8 7 (8.97%) ITIL
8 7 (8.97%) Business Transformation
9 6 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.41%) DevOps
10 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.41%) PRINCE
10 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
10 5 (6.41%) Software Testing
11 4 (5.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.59%) Python
2 29 (37.18%) Perl
3 25 (32.05%) Java
4 22 (28.21%) Bash Shell
5 21 (26.92%) Ruby
6 20 (25.64%) SQL
7 17 (21.79%) JavaScript
8 15 (19.23%) Lua
8 15 (19.23%) PHP
9 14 (17.95%) C++
10 12 (15.38%) PL/SQL
11 5 (6.41%) T-SQL
12 4 (5.13%) VBScript
12 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
13 3 (3.85%) VB
14 2 (2.56%) C
14 2 (2.56%) C#
15 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (48.72%) Security Cleared
2 37 (47.44%) DV Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) Sun Certification
4 8 (10.26%) OCPJP
5 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (5.13%) Degree
7 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.56%) ISEB
8 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
2 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Oracle
2 9 (11.54%) Sun
3 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.85%) IBM
4 3 (3.85%) SAP
4 3 (3.85%) McAfee
4 3 (3.85%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) Nokia
5 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.56%) F5
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.28%) HP
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix
6 1 (1.28%) Lumesse
6 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.28%) Saba
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 12 days ago