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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 122 112 95
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing Release Management 25 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.97% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.29% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 12
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£425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £340 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £368 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -8.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.59 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -19.20%
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
2340 2177 1435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.73% 75.46% 70.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1568 1451 902
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 116 62
Average hourly rate £37.87 £33.84 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.90% +58.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Wiltshire +7 11 £385 -16.30% 3
Gloucestershire -7 10 £463 +2.77% 1
Bristol +1 4 £330 -34.00% 1
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 26 (41.27%) Security Cleared
2 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (36.51%) DV Cleared
4 23 (36.51%) Python
5 22 (34.92%) Java
6 20 (31.75%) Perl
6 20 (31.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 20 (31.75%) UNIX
6 20 (31.75%) OO
6 20 (31.75%) ClearCase
6 20 (31.75%) Subversion
7 17 (26.98%) Maven
7 17 (26.98%) Apache Ivy
7 17 (26.98%) JavaScript
7 17 (26.98%) Ant
8 16 (25.40%) PHP
8 16 (25.40%) SQL
8 16 (25.40%) Lua
9 14 (22.22%) Scrum
10 13 (20.63%) Finance
11 12 (19.05%) Sun Certification
11 12 (19.05%) Sun
11 12 (19.05%) Ruby
11 12 (19.05%) Bash Shell
12 10 (15.87%) Windows
13 9 (14.29%) J2EE
13 9 (14.29%) Banking
13 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
14 8 (12.70%) OCPJP

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (3.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.59%) JCAPS
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) SAS
2 1 (1.59%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
1 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) SDH
1 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.76%) 2G
1 3 (4.76%) 2.5G
1 3 (4.76%) Wireshark
1 3 (4.76%) 4G
1 3 (4.76%) 3G
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) LAN
2 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (1.59%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.59%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.59%) WAN
2 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) OLTP
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) QlikView
3 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 20 (31.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 20 (31.75%) ClearCase
1 20 (31.75%) Subversion
2 17 (26.98%) Maven
2 17 (26.98%) Ant
2 17 (26.98%) Apache Ivy
3 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.59%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Retail
4 5 (7.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) Java Developer
3 10 (15.87%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Release Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Development Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.76%) C++ Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.17%) Agile Development Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Software Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Systems Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Project Implementation Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Software Development Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) IFS Support Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) J2EE
2 3 (4.76%) STL
2 3 (4.76%) Middleware
3 2 (3.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.59%) .NET
4 1 (1.59%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.59%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.59%) Java EE
4 1 (1.59%) JSON
4 1 (1.59%) Django
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.59%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.59%) REST
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) XSD
4 1 (1.59%) JMS
4 1 (1.59%) WSDL
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.59%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
2 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Ergonomics
3 1 (1.59%) EMV
3 1 (1.59%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) UNIX
2 10 (15.87%) Windows
3 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.35%) Linux
5 1 (1.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (31.75%) OO
4 14 (22.22%) Scrum
5 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 8 (12.70%) User Stories
7 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.11%) OOD
8 6 (9.52%) ITIL
8 6 (9.52%) Project Management
8 6 (9.52%) Change Management
9 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.94%) Business Transformation
10 4 (6.35%) SDLC
10 4 (6.35%) Test Management
10 4 (6.35%) PRINCE
10 4 (6.35%) Migration
11 3 (4.76%) Business Analysis
11 3 (4.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (36.51%) Python
2 22 (34.92%) Java
3 20 (31.75%) Perl
4 17 (26.98%) JavaScript
5 16 (25.40%) PHP
5 16 (25.40%) SQL
5 16 (25.40%) Lua
6 12 (19.05%) Ruby
6 12 (19.05%) Bash Shell
7 7 (11.11%) VBScript
8 6 (9.52%) VB
8 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
9 4 (6.35%) C++
10 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
10 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
11 2 (3.17%) C
11 2 (3.17%) C#
12 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (41.27%) Security Cleared
2 23 (36.51%) DV Cleared
3 12 (19.05%) Sun Certification
4 8 (12.70%) OCPJP
5 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.76%) ISEB
6 3 (4.76%) Degree
6 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) COBIT
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Sun
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) McAfee
4 5 (7.94%) VMware
5 3 (4.76%) IBM
5 3 (4.76%) SAP
6 2 (3.17%) HP
7 1 (1.59%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.59%) Nokia
7 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco
7 1 (1.59%) F5
Wiltshire
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Posted: 7 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £473 per day
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