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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 113 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 35 43 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 1.33% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.77% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 17
Average daily rate £388 £478 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.93% +34.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £400 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £525 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £418 £390
% change year-on-year
-10.17% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +251.85%
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
2426 2423 1900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.06% 75.09% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1592 1196
Average daily rate £380 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +9.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 109 99
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -5 11 £375 -23.07% 1
Somerset +7 6 £383 +5.51% 1
Gloucestershire -6 6 £401 -14.21%
Bristol -3 2 £315 -37.00% 2
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 32 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (42.47%) Security Cleared
3 28 (38.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (36.99%) .NET
5 25 (34.25%) SQL Server
5 25 (34.25%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
6 22 (30.14%) Scrum
7 20 (27.40%) Jenkins
8 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
9 17 (23.29%) Selenium
9 17 (23.29%) Unit Testing
10 16 (21.92%) C#
10 16 (21.92%) Java
10 16 (21.92%) Visual Studio
10 16 (21.92%) ITIL
10 16 (21.92%) MVC
11 15 (20.55%) OO
11 15 (20.55%) IIS
11 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
11 15 (20.55%) TeamCity
12 14 (19.18%) DV Cleared
12 14 (19.18%) HTML
12 14 (19.18%) CSS
13 13 (17.81%) Python
13 13 (17.81%) Migration
13 13 (17.81%) Change Management
13 13 (17.81%) Automated Testing
14 12 (16.44%) Maven
14 12 (16.44%) Ant

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (20.55%) IIS
2 5 (6.85%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.85%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.37%) JBoss
4 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) IaaS
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) HTTP
1 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (34.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) SSDT
3 4 (5.48%) Big Data
3 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (38.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (27.40%) Jenkins
3 17 (23.29%) Selenium
4 16 (21.92%) Visual Studio
5 15 (20.55%) TeamCity
6 12 (16.44%) Ant
6 12 (16.44%) Maven
7 11 (15.07%) SpecFlow
8 9 (12.33%) ClearCase
9 8 (10.96%) Apache Ivy
9 8 (10.96%) Git (software)
10 7 (9.59%) Subversion
10 7 (9.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (5.48%) Artifactory
11 4 (5.48%) Mercurial
12 2 (2.74%) JIRA
13 1 (1.37%) NUnit
13 1 (1.37%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Back Office
3 1 (1.37%) Publishing
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) Developer
2 13 (17.81%) Release Manager
3 12 (16.44%) Java Developer
4 11 (15.07%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Build and Release Manager
5 6 (8.22%) Build Manager
6 5 (6.85%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.11%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Change Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Service Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Software Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Software Project Manager
9 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) .NET
2 14 (19.18%) CSS
2 14 (19.18%) HTML
3 12 (16.44%) WCF
4 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (15.07%) HTML5
5 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET
6 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (8.22%) XML
8 5 (6.85%) RESTful
8 5 (6.85%) Spring
9 4 (5.48%) J2EE
9 4 (5.48%) Web Services
10 3 (4.11%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.11%) React
11 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
11 1 (1.37%) jQuery
11 1 (1.37%) REST
11 1 (1.37%) SOAP
11 1 (1.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) CMDB
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Unix
1 8 (10.96%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.25%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (30.14%) Scrum
4 17 (23.29%) Unit Testing
5 16 (21.92%) ITIL
5 16 (21.92%) MVC
6 15 (20.55%) OO
7 13 (17.81%) Automated Testing
7 13 (17.81%) Change Management
7 13 (17.81%) Migration
8 11 (15.07%) Dependency Injection
9 8 (10.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (10.96%) Open Source
9 8 (10.96%) Software Engineering
10 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
11 5 (6.85%) Multithreading
11 5 (6.85%) OOD
11 5 (6.85%) Project Management
11 5 (6.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
2 16 (21.92%) C#
2 16 (21.92%) Java
3 13 (17.81%) Python
4 11 (15.07%) SQL
4 11 (15.07%) TypeScript
5 9 (12.33%) Perl
6 8 (10.96%) Lua
6 8 (10.96%) PHP
7 5 (6.85%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.85%) Ruby
8 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.11%) Groovy
10 2 (2.74%) C++
11 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.37%) XPath
11 1 (1.37%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 31 (42.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 14 (19.18%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.22%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.37%) ISEB
6 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Sun
3 1 (1.37%) IFS
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle
3 1 (1.37%) Rally
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