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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 106 108 116
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 41 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 0.51% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.73% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £304 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+192.85% -37.77%
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
2368 1645 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.48% 69.73% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1077 1079
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 116
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +12 29 £458 +128.75% 1
Bristol -15 6 £500 +58.73% 4
Wiltshire - 2 £500 - 2
Somerset - 1 £363 - 2
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 55 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 44 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 41 (46.59%) OO
3 41 (46.59%) Python
3 41 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (40.91%) Perl
5 34 (38.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 34 (38.64%) ClearCase
5 34 (38.64%) Subversion
6 29 (32.95%) Java
7 26 (29.55%) Bash Shell
8 25 (28.41%) SQL
8 25 (28.41%) UNIX
9 23 (26.14%) .NET
9 23 (26.14%) C++
10 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 22 (25.00%) Ant
10 22 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
10 22 (25.00%) Maven
11 21 (23.86%) Ruby
12 20 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (21.59%) Git (software)
14 18 (20.45%) PL/SQL
14 18 (20.45%) Visual Studio
15 17 (19.32%) Linux
15 17 (19.32%) Scrum
16 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
17 15 (17.05%) PHP
17 15 (17.05%) Lua

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (2.27%) Apache
1 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.27%) ColdFusion
1 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.27%) CMS
1 2 (2.27%) Railo
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.14%) IIS
2 1 (1.14%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.14%) Summit
4 1 (1.14%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) SaaS
2 2 (2.27%) GitHub
3 1 (1.14%) PaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Firewall
2 2 (2.27%) WAN
2 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) VPN
3 1 (1.14%) SSL
3 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.14%) HTTP
3 1 (1.14%) AMQP
3 1 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
4 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.14%) OLTP
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (38.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 34 (38.64%) ClearCase
1 34 (38.64%) Subversion
2 22 (25.00%) Maven
2 22 (25.00%) Ant
2 22 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
3 20 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (21.59%) Git (software)
5 18 (20.45%) Visual Studio
6 7 (7.95%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.68%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (1.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Law
2 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (50.00%) Developer
2 21 (23.86%) Java Developer
3 16 (18.18%) C++ Developer
4 7 (7.95%) Senior Developer
4 7 (7.95%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (5.68%) DBA
5 5 (5.68%) Deployment Specialist
6 4 (4.55%) Consultant
6 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 3 (3.41%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (2.27%) Business Consultant
8 2 (2.27%) SQL DBA
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 2 (2.27%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) Release Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) VBA Developer
8 2 (2.27%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.14%) .NET
2 6 (6.82%) J2EE
2 6 (6.82%) Spring
3 5 (5.68%) Apache Camel
4 3 (3.41%) jQuery
5 2 (2.27%) WSDL
5 2 (2.27%) Middleware
5 2 (2.27%) CSS
5 2 (2.27%) SOAP
5 2 (2.27%) Web Services
5 2 (2.27%) XML
5 2 (2.27%) HTML
5 2 (2.27%) ColdBox
5 2 (2.27%) HTML5
5 2 (2.27%) REST
5 2 (2.27%) CSS3
6 1 (1.14%) XSD
6 1 (1.14%) XHTML
6 1 (1.14%) JMS
6 1 (1.14%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
1 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.14%) Replication
3 1 (1.14%) Clustering
3 1 (1.14%) IVR
3 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.41%) UNIX
2 17 (19.32%) Linux
3 8 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) Solaris
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.59%) OO
1 41 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (19.32%) Scrum
4 11 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 11 (12.50%) OOD
5 7 (7.95%) ITIL
6 6 (6.82%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.68%) User Stories
8 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.41%) Project Management
9 3 (3.41%) Change Management
9 3 (3.41%) E-business
9 3 (3.41%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.41%) Software Testing
9 3 (3.41%) Supply Chain Management
9 3 (3.41%) Information Management
9 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 41 (46.59%) Python
2 36 (40.91%) Perl
3 29 (32.95%) Java
4 26 (29.55%) Bash Shell
5 25 (28.41%) SQL
6 23 (26.14%) C++
7 22 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 21 (23.86%) Ruby
9 18 (20.45%) PL/SQL
10 15 (17.05%) PHP
10 15 (17.05%) Lua
11 4 (4.55%) T-SQL
11 4 (4.55%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.41%) C
13 2 (2.27%) C#
13 2 (2.27%) VBA
13 2 (2.27%) CFML
14 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.14%) X++
Qualifications
1 55 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 44 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 11 (12.50%) Sun Certification
4 9 (10.23%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.68%) OCPJP
6 2 (2.27%) Degree
7 1 (1.14%) CCIE
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.14%) COBIT
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Puppet
1 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Oracle
1 11 (12.50%) Sun
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco
3 2 (2.27%) IBM
3 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.14%) McAfee
4 1 (1.14%) Saba
4 1 (1.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.14%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.14%) F5
4 1 (1.14%) Lumesse
4 1 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.14%) SAP
4 1 (1.14%) Citrix
4 1 (1.14%) Software AG
4 1 (1.14%) Juniper
4 1 (1.14%) Nokia
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago