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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 113 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Release Management 37 38 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 1.20% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.65% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 5
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£430 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -28.23%
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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
2532 2308 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.70% 72.99% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1522 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 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 28 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 -2 16 £438 +5.42% 2
Wiltshire +6 10 £450 -2.70% 4
Somerset +1 5 £428 +14.00% 1
Bristol -2 5 £325 -35.00% 6
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England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 33 (51.56%) Security Cleared
2 30 (46.88%) DV Cleared
3 28 (43.75%) Python
4 25 (39.06%) Perl
5 24 (37.50%) Java
6 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (32.81%) Ant
8 21 (32.81%) UNIX
9 20 (31.25%) OO
9 20 (31.25%) ClearCase
9 20 (31.25%) Maven
10 19 (29.69%) Subversion
10 19 (29.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 19 (29.69%) Apache Ivy
11 18 (28.13%) Lua
11 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
11 18 (28.13%) PHP
12 15 (23.44%) ITIL
13 14 (21.88%) SQL
13 14 (21.88%) Sun
13 14 (21.88%) Sun Certification
14 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
14 11 (17.19%) Windows
14 11 (17.19%) Ruby
15 9 (14.06%) Finance
15 9 (14.06%) Scrum
15 9 (14.06%) Project Management
16 8 (12.50%) Oracle
16 8 (12.50%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) SDH
1 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.56%) SSL
1 1 (1.56%) 3G
1 1 (1.56%) 2G
1 1 (1.56%) 2.5G
1 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.56%) 4G
1 1 (1.56%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) MySQL
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (32.81%) Ant
2 20 (31.25%) ClearCase
2 20 (31.25%) Maven
3 19 (29.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 19 (29.69%) Apache Ivy
3 19 (29.69%) Subversion
4 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.56%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Developer
2 18 (28.13%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Release Manager
4 7 (10.94%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.94%) Senior Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Change Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Build Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Software Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Build and Release Manager
8 2 (3.13%) IFS Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Project Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) J2EE
2 3 (4.69%) HTML
3 2 (3.13%) .NET
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (3.13%) Middleware
3 2 (3.13%) Java EE
3 2 (3.13%) Drools
4 1 (1.56%) Django
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.56%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) NHS
1 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.56%) Ergonomics
2 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) UNIX
2 11 (17.19%) Windows
3 6 (9.38%) Windows XP
3 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.69%) Linux
5 2 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (31.25%) OO
4 15 (23.44%) ITIL
5 9 (14.06%) Project Management
5 9 (14.06%) Scrum
6 6 (9.38%) Change Management
6 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
7 5 (7.81%) User Stories
7 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.81%) Programme Management
7 5 (7.81%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.81%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.25%) OOD
8 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.25%) Validation
8 4 (6.25%) SDLC
9 3 (4.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.75%) Python
2 25 (39.06%) Perl
3 24 (37.50%) Java
4 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 18 (28.13%) PHP
4 18 (28.13%) Lua
5 14 (21.88%) SQL
6 11 (17.19%) Ruby
7 8 (12.50%) Bash Shell
8 6 (9.38%) C++
8 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
8 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
8 6 (9.38%) VBScript
8 6 (9.38%) VB
9 3 (4.69%) C
9 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.56%) C-shell
10 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (51.56%) Security Cleared
2 30 (46.88%) DV Cleared
3 14 (21.88%) Sun Certification
4 5 (7.81%) OCPJP
5 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.13%) ISEB
6 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) SCCM
2 6 (9.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Sun
2 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.50%) Oracle
4 6 (9.38%) McAfee
5 5 (7.81%) VMware
6 3 (4.69%) OpenText
7 2 (3.13%) SAP
7 2 (3.13%) IBM
7 2 (3.13%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) Dell
8 1 (1.56%) Hyperion
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago