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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 102 97 110
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Release Management 38 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.20% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 0.70% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 13
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£400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £379
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-28.23% -5.55%
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
2250 1562 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.18% 70.58% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1483 1024 1300
Average daily rate £398 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.50 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -13 15 £415 - 2
Somerset -7 8 £375 -11.76%
Bristol -14 4 £500 +25.00% 3
Wiltshire -10 3 £463 +10.11%
Dorset - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (49.09%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 15 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 14 (25.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
4 13 (23.64%) Visual Studio
4 13 (23.64%) OO
5 12 (21.82%) Python
5 12 (21.82%) Git (software)
6 11 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 11 (20.00%) SQL
6 11 (20.00%) ClearCase
6 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (20.00%) Subversion
6 11 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 10 (18.18%) Java
7 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (16.36%) Perl
9 8 (14.55%) C++
9 8 (14.55%) ITIL
9 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.73%) Apache Ivy
10 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
10 7 (12.73%) Ant
10 7 (12.73%) Oracle
10 7 (12.73%) Maven
10 7 (12.73%) Banking
11 6 (10.91%) Finance
12 5 (9.09%) Scrum
12 5 (9.09%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (5.45%) CMS
2 2 (3.64%) ColdFusion
2 2 (3.64%) Railo
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Project
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.82%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) GitHub
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) SSL
1 2 (3.64%) AMQP
2 1 (1.82%) LDAP
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.45%) Big Data
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (23.64%) Visual Studio
3 12 (21.82%) Git (software)
4 11 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 11 (20.00%) ClearCase
4 11 (20.00%) Subversion
5 7 (12.73%) Maven
5 7 (12.73%) Ant
5 7 (12.73%) Apache Ivy
6 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.45%) JIRA
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.82%) Hudson
General
1 7 (12.73%) Banking
2 6 (10.91%) Finance
3 5 (9.09%) Retail
4 4 (7.27%) Retail Banking
4 4 (7.27%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Developer
2 9 (16.36%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.91%) C++ Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Deployment Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Release Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.64%) VBA Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Business Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Configuration Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) jQuery
3 3 (5.45%) HTML
3 3 (5.45%) Hibernate
3 3 (5.45%) Spring
3 3 (5.45%) J2EE
3 3 (5.45%) CSS
3 3 (5.45%) Struts
3 3 (5.45%) Web Services
3 3 (5.45%) XML
4 2 (3.64%) Ajax
4 2 (3.64%) SOAP
4 2 (3.64%) ColdBox
4 2 (3.64%) HTML5
4 2 (3.64%) CSS3
5 1 (1.82%) REST
5 1 (1.82%) Drools
5 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.82%) XHTML
5 1 (1.82%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) CMDB
3 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.82%) Open Source
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) UNIX
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
1 4 (7.27%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) OO
2 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.55%) ITIL
5 5 (9.09%) Project Management
5 5 (9.09%) Scrum
6 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.45%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) Workflow
7 3 (5.45%) Content Management
7 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Supply Chain Management
8 2 (3.64%) Business Transformation
8 2 (3.64%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) Python
2 11 (20.00%) SQL
3 10 (18.18%) Java
4 9 (16.36%) Perl
5 8 (14.55%) C++
6 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.09%) C
7 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
8 4 (7.27%) Lua
8 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.27%) Ruby
8 4 (7.27%) PHP
9 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.64%) VBA
9 2 (3.64%) CFML
10 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.82%) X++
Qualifications
1 27 (49.09%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.64%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.82%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Puppet
1 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.64%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) SAP
2 4 (7.27%) IBM
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.82%) Sun
4 1 (1.82%) Software AG
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £340 - £360 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago