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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 97 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 45 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 0.86% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.21% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 10
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£475 £315 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.79% -13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £307 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.73% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £13.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+245.45% -32.09%
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
2235 1731 1731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.89% 70.60% 69.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1121 1085
Average daily rate £405 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 95 101
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.00 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.35 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 27 £478 +55.44% 5
Wiltshire -1 7 £488 +56.00% 3
Bristol -8 5 £500 +58.73% 3
Dorset -1 1 £263 -41.66% 4
Somerset -6 1 £363 +1.39% 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 48 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 45 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 43 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (51.85%) Python
5 41 (50.62%) OO
6 38 (46.91%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (45.68%) Perl
8 35 (43.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 35 (43.21%) ClearCase
8 35 (43.21%) Subversion
9 32 (39.51%) Java
10 29 (35.80%) UNIX
11 27 (33.33%) Bash Shell
12 25 (30.86%) JavaScript
12 25 (30.86%) SQL
13 24 (29.63%) Ant
13 24 (29.63%) Apache Ivy
13 24 (29.63%) Maven
14 22 (27.16%) Ruby
15 21 (25.93%) Scrum
15 21 (25.93%) C++
16 18 (22.22%) PL/SQL
16 18 (22.22%) Linux
16 18 (22.22%) Git (software)
17 17 (20.99%) Lua
17 17 (20.99%) PHP
18 12 (14.81%) Sun Certification
18 12 (14.81%) OOD
18 12 (14.81%) Sun
19 11 (13.58%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (2.47%) Apache
1 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.47%) ColdFusion
1 2 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.47%) CMS
1 2 (2.47%) Railo
2 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.23%) JCAPS
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.23%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.23%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.23%) Workday HCM
4 1 (1.23%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) SaaS
2 2 (2.47%) GitHub
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Firewall
2 2 (2.47%) WAN
2 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.23%) VPN
3 1 (1.23%) SSL
3 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.23%) HTTP
3 1 (1.23%) AMQP
3 1 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.23%) OLTP
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (43.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 35 (43.21%) ClearCase
1 35 (43.21%) Subversion
2 24 (29.63%) Maven
2 24 (29.63%) Ant
2 24 (29.63%) Apache Ivy
3 18 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.64%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 5 (6.17%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Law
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (51.85%) Developer
2 23 (28.40%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.28%) C++ Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.41%) DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (4.94%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 3 (3.70%) Release Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) SQL DBA
8 2 (2.47%) VBA Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Excel Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Linux Specialist
8 2 (2.47%) Excel VBA Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) .NET
2 9 (11.11%) J2EE
3 6 (7.41%) Spring
4 5 (6.17%) Apache Camel
5 3 (3.70%) XML
5 3 (3.70%) jQuery
6 2 (2.47%) ColdBox
6 2 (2.47%) HTML5
6 2 (2.47%) REST
6 2 (2.47%) CSS3
6 2 (2.47%) JMS
6 2 (2.47%) WSDL
6 2 (2.47%) Middleware
6 2 (2.47%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.47%) CSS
6 2 (2.47%) SOAP
6 2 (2.47%) HTML
6 2 (2.47%) Web Services
7 1 (1.23%) Struts
7 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.23%) Replication
3 1 (1.23%) Clustering
3 1 (1.23%) IVR
3 1 (1.23%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.23%) User Experience
3 1 (1.23%) EMV
3 1 (1.23%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.80%) UNIX
2 18 (22.22%) Linux
3 9 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (1.23%) Solaris
4 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (53.09%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (50.62%) OO
3 38 (46.91%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (25.93%) Scrum
5 12 (14.81%) OOD
6 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.64%) User Stories
7 5 (6.17%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.17%) Test Scripting
7 5 (6.17%) Change Management
7 5 (6.17%) ITIL
8 4 (4.94%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.94%) Software Testing
8 4 (4.94%) Database Tuning
8 4 (4.94%) Business Transformation
9 3 (3.70%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.70%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (3.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (51.85%) Python
2 37 (45.68%) Perl
3 32 (39.51%) Java
4 27 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 25 (30.86%) SQL
5 25 (30.86%) JavaScript
6 22 (27.16%) Ruby
7 21 (25.93%) C++
8 18 (22.22%) PL/SQL
9 17 (20.99%) PHP
9 17 (20.99%) Lua
10 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.70%) C
12 2 (2.47%) C#
12 2 (2.47%) VBA
12 2 (2.47%) CFML
13 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 45 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 12 (14.81%) Sun Certification
4 7 (8.64%) OCPJP
5 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.47%) Degree
8 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.23%) CCIE
8 1 (1.23%) ISEB
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Puppet
1 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (14.81%) Sun
2 11 (13.58%) Oracle
3 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.47%) SAP
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco
4 2 (2.47%) IBM
4 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.23%) McAfee
5 1 (1.23%) Saba
5 1 (1.23%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.23%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.23%) F5
5 1 (1.23%) Lumesse
5 1 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.23%) Citrix
5 1 (1.23%) Software AG
5 1 (1.23%) Juniper
5 1 (1.23%) Nokia
5 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
South West
Opal Tree Solutions
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago