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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 114 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 32 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.98% 1.22% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 7
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£438 £405 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £349 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.00%
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
2478 2250 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.66% 73.92% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1662 1500 993
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 102 68
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -4 15 £438 -2.77% 3
Wiltshire +8 10 £450 -0.11%
Bristol 0 5 £325 -35.00% 5
Somerset -3 3 £450 +20.00% 2
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 34 (49.28%) Security Cleared
2 31 (44.93%) DV Cleared
3 29 (42.03%) Python
4 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (36.23%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (36.23%) Perl
6 24 (34.78%) Java
7 20 (28.99%) ClearCase
7 20 (28.99%) OO
7 20 (28.99%) Ant
7 20 (28.99%) UNIX
8 19 (27.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 19 (27.54%) Subversion
8 19 (27.54%) Maven
9 18 (26.09%) Apache Ivy
10 17 (24.64%) Lua
10 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
10 17 (24.64%) PHP
11 15 (21.74%) SQL
11 15 (21.74%) ITIL
12 14 (20.29%) Sun
12 14 (20.29%) Sun Certification
12 14 (20.29%) Ruby
13 13 (18.84%) Scrum
14 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
14 12 (17.39%) Windows
15 11 (15.94%) Project Management
15 11 (15.94%) Bash Shell
16 9 (13.04%) J2EE
16 9 (13.04%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) SAS
2 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) 3G
1 3 (4.35%) 2G
1 3 (4.35%) 2.5G
1 3 (4.35%) Wireshark
1 3 (4.35%) 4G
1 3 (4.35%) SDH
1 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.45%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) MySQL
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.45%) Big Data
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.45%) QlikView
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (28.99%) ClearCase
1 20 (28.99%) Ant
2 19 (27.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 19 (27.54%) Subversion
2 19 (27.54%) Maven
3 18 (26.09%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.45%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Developer
2 17 (24.64%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 8 (11.59%) Release Manager
5 7 (10.14%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Configuration Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Change Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (4.35%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.90%) Agile Development Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Applications Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.04%) J2EE
2 3 (4.35%) HTML
2 3 (4.35%) STL
2 3 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (4.35%) Middleware
3 2 (2.90%) Java EE
3 2 (2.90%) Drools
4 1 (1.45%) Django
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.45%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.90%) NHS
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Ergonomics
3 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) UNIX
2 12 (17.39%) Windows
3 6 (8.70%) Windows XP
3 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.80%) Linux
5 2 (2.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.23%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (28.99%) OO
4 15 (21.74%) ITIL
5 13 (18.84%) Scrum
6 11 (15.94%) Project Management
7 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.14%) User Stories
9 6 (8.70%) Change Management
9 6 (8.70%) OOD
9 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
10 5 (7.25%) Configuration Management
10 5 (7.25%) Programme Management
10 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.80%) SDLC
11 4 (5.80%) Validation
11 4 (5.80%) Migration
11 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.03%) Python
2 25 (36.23%) Perl
3 24 (34.78%) Java
4 17 (24.64%) JavaScript
4 17 (24.64%) PHP
4 17 (24.64%) Lua
5 15 (21.74%) SQL
6 14 (20.29%) Ruby
7 11 (15.94%) Bash Shell
8 8 (11.59%) Shell Script
9 7 (10.14%) VBScript
9 7 (10.14%) C++
10 6 (8.70%) VB
10 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
11 4 (5.80%) C
12 2 (2.90%) C#
12 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.45%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 34 (49.28%) Security Cleared
2 31 (44.93%) DV Cleared
3 14 (20.29%) Sun Certification
4 7 (10.14%) OCPJP
5 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.35%) Degree
6 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.90%) ISEB
7 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.25%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.90%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.45%) WMI
4 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) Sun
2 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.04%) Oracle
4 6 (8.70%) McAfee
5 5 (7.25%) VMware
6 3 (4.35%) OpenText
6 3 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (2.90%) SAP
7 2 (2.90%) HP
7 2 (2.90%) Dell
8 1 (1.45%) Hyperion
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago