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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 103 125 95
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -30
Contract jobs citing Release Management 30 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 0.60% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.78% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 16
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£464 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £404 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £31.49 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.59% +4.95%
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
2219 2303 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.39% 76.87% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1513 903
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 120 69
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 15 £463 +2.77% 4
Wiltshire +5 9 £495 +17.85% 1
Bristol +3 4 £378 +20.80%
Dorset - 2 £471 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.22%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 30 (41.67%) DV Cleared
4 30 (41.67%) Python
5 27 (37.50%) OO
5 27 (37.50%) ClearCase
5 27 (37.50%) Perl
5 27 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 27 (37.50%) Subversion
6 24 (33.33%) UNIX
6 24 (33.33%) Java
7 22 (30.56%) Scrum
8 19 (26.39%) SQL
8 19 (26.39%) Ruby
8 19 (26.39%) Bash Shell
9 18 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
9 18 (25.00%) Maven
9 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 18 (25.00%) Ant
10 17 (23.61%) PHP
10 17 (23.61%) Lua
11 15 (20.83%) OOD
12 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
12 11 (15.28%) Sun
12 11 (15.28%) Sun Certification
12 11 (15.28%) Windows
12 11 (15.28%) Finance
13 10 (13.89%) C++
13 10 (13.89%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.39%) JCAPS
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.39%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP HCM
1 1 (1.39%) Workday HCM
1 1 (1.39%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.78%) PaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Wireshark
1 3 (4.17%) 4G
1 3 (4.17%) SDH
1 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.17%) 3G
1 3 (4.17%) 2G
1 3 (4.17%) 2.5G
2 2 (2.78%) Firewall
2 2 (2.78%) WAN
2 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.78%) LAN
2 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.39%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.78%) OLTP
3 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) QlikView
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (37.50%) ClearCase
1 27 (37.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 27 (37.50%) Subversion
2 18 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
2 18 (25.00%) Maven
2 18 (25.00%) Ant
3 10 (13.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.39%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Banking
3 7 (9.72%) Retail
4 6 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (13.89%) Project Manager
4 9 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 8 (11.11%) C++ Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Release Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Agile Development Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Implementation Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Architect
9 2 (2.78%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.78%) DBA
9 2 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.78%) Systems Support
9 2 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) J2EE
2 3 (4.17%) STL
2 3 (4.17%) Web Services
2 3 (4.17%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) Middleware
3 2 (2.78%) WSDL
3 2 (2.78%) SOAP
3 2 (2.78%) XSD
3 2 (2.78%) REST
3 2 (2.78%) JSON
3 2 (2.78%) Java EE
4 1 (1.39%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.39%) Django
4 1 (1.39%) JMS
4 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.39%) EJB
4 1 (1.39%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.39%) User Experience
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) EMV
3 1 (1.39%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.39%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.33%) UNIX
2 11 (15.28%) Windows
3 8 (11.11%) Linux
4 6 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 6 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.22%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (37.50%) OO
4 22 (30.56%) Scrum
5 15 (20.83%) OOD
6 8 (11.11%) Change Management
6 8 (11.11%) Project Management
6 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 7 (9.72%) Business Transformation
7 7 (9.72%) User Stories
7 7 (9.72%) ITIL
8 6 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.94%) DevOps
9 5 (6.94%) PRINCE
10 4 (5.56%) SOA
10 4 (5.56%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.56%) Kanban
10 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.67%) Python
2 27 (37.50%) Perl
3 24 (33.33%) Java
4 19 (26.39%) SQL
4 19 (26.39%) Ruby
4 19 (26.39%) Bash Shell
5 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 17 (23.61%) PHP
6 17 (23.61%) Lua
7 10 (13.89%) C++
8 8 (11.11%) PL/SQL
9 7 (9.72%) T-SQL
9 7 (9.72%) VBScript
10 6 (8.33%) VB
11 3 (4.17%) C#
11 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.78%) C
13 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 30 (41.67%) DV Cleared
3 11 (15.28%) Sun Certification
4 9 (12.50%) OCPJP
5 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (5.56%) Degree
7 2 (2.78%) ISEB
7 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 6 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) WMI
2 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
1 11 (15.28%) Sun
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle
3 6 (8.33%) McAfee
4 5 (6.94%) VMware
5 3 (4.17%) SAP
5 3 (4.17%) IBM
6 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco
6 2 (2.78%) Nokia
6 2 (2.78%) F5
7 1 (1.39%) Lumesse
7 1 (1.39%) HP
7 1 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.39%) Saba