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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 114 107 124
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing Release Management 33 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 0.32% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.45% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 2 10
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£450 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £332 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +110.00%
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
2485 1544 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.41% 71.09% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1680 1032 1230
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 89 155
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.75 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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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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
Gloucestershire +1 23 £450 - 6
Wiltshire - 3 £445 - 2
Bristol -27 2 £375 - 2
Somerset - 2 £380 - 2
Dorset - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 29 (41.43%) OO
3 28 (40.00%) Python
4 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (38.57%) DV Cleared
5 24 (34.29%) Perl
6 23 (32.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 23 (32.86%) ClearCase
6 23 (32.86%) Subversion
7 22 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (30.00%) Java
9 19 (27.14%) .NET
10 18 (25.71%) Ant
10 18 (25.71%) Maven
10 18 (25.71%) Apache Ivy
11 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
12 16 (22.86%) C++
12 16 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (21.43%) SQL
13 15 (21.43%) Visual Studio
14 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 14 (20.00%) Bash Shell
15 13 (18.57%) Git (software)
16 12 (17.14%) UNIX
17 11 (15.71%) Linux
17 11 (15.71%) PHP
17 11 (15.71%) Automated Testing
17 11 (15.71%) Lua
18 10 (14.29%) Ruby
19 9 (12.86%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (2.86%) Apache
1 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.86%) ColdFusion
1 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.86%) CMS
1 2 (2.86%) Railo
2 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.43%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Project
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.86%) Firewall
1 2 (2.86%) AMQP
2 1 (1.43%) VPN
2 1 (1.43%) SSL
2 1 (1.43%) WAN
2 1 (1.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.29%) Big Data
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) MySQL
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (32.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 23 (32.86%) ClearCase
1 23 (32.86%) Subversion
2 18 (25.71%) Maven
2 18 (25.71%) Ant
2 18 (25.71%) Apache Ivy
3 16 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 13 (18.57%) Git (software)
6 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
7 4 (5.71%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (5.71%) Finance
1 4 (5.71%) Banking
1 4 (5.71%) Back Office
2 2 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (47.14%) Developer
2 16 (22.86%) Java Developer
3 10 (14.29%) C++ Developer
4 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.14%) Deployment Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Release Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.86%) VBA Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Business Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Release Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Server Specialist
8 2 (2.86%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Excel Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Excel VBA Developer
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.14%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) Spring
3 5 (7.14%) jQuery
3 5 (7.14%) J2EE
4 4 (5.71%) Apache Camel
5 3 (4.29%) Struts
5 3 (4.29%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.86%) HTML
6 2 (2.86%) ColdBox
6 2 (2.86%) HTML5
6 2 (2.86%) Web Services
6 2 (2.86%) XML
6 2 (2.86%) CSS
6 2 (2.86%) CSS3
7 1 (1.43%) SOAP
7 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.43%) XHTML
7 1 (1.43%) JMS
7 1 (1.43%) WSDL
7 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) UNIX
2 11 (15.71%) Linux
3 6 (8.57%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Solaris
4 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) OO
2 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (15.71%) Automated Testing
5 7 (10.00%) Scrum
5 7 (10.00%) ITIL
6 6 (8.57%) Unit Testing
7 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.71%) Project Management
8 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.29%) Supply Chain Management
8 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.86%) Business Transformation
9 2 (2.86%) User Stories
9 2 (2.86%) Test Scripting
9 2 (2.86%) DevOps
9 2 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) Python
2 24 (34.29%) Perl
3 21 (30.00%) Java
4 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
5 16 (22.86%) C++
6 15 (21.43%) SQL
7 14 (20.00%) Bash Shell
8 11 (15.71%) PHP
8 11 (15.71%) Lua
9 10 (14.29%) Ruby
10 9 (12.86%) PL/SQL
11 5 (7.14%) C
12 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.86%) CFML
13 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
13 2 (2.86%) VBA
14 1 (1.43%) C#
14 1 (1.43%) X++
14 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 27 (38.57%) DV Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.43%) Sun Certification
5 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.86%) OCPJP
6 2 (2.86%) Degree
7 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.43%) CCIE
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
1 2 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Puppet
1 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.86%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Sun
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Software AG
5 1 (1.43%) Juniper
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.43%) McAfee
5 1 (1.43%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.43%) Sourcefire
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