The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 98 102 103
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Release Management 36 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 0.56% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.79% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £313 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £475 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2221 1510 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.46% 70.46% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 979 1296
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 65 130
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Release Management
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -11 14 £450 -5.26% 4
Somerset -15 8 £375 -11.76%
Bristol -15 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Wiltshire -8 3 £451 +2.38%
Dorset - - - - 2
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 22 (37.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
3 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
3 14 (23.73%) ITIL
4 13 (22.03%) .NET
4 13 (22.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (20.34%) DV Cleared
5 12 (20.34%) Visual Studio
6 11 (18.64%) JavaScript
6 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (18.64%) Subversion
6 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
6 11 (18.64%) Incident Management
7 10 (16.95%) Change Management
7 10 (16.95%) OO
7 10 (16.95%) Python
7 10 (16.95%) Configuration Management
8 9 (15.25%) ClearCase
8 9 (15.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
9 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
9 8 (13.56%) Perl
9 8 (13.56%) HTML
9 8 (13.56%) CSS
9 8 (13.56%) SLA
10 7 (11.86%) Java
10 7 (11.86%) C++
10 7 (11.86%) Banking
11 6 (10.17%) Content Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (8.47%) CMS
2 4 (6.78%) ColdFusion
3 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.39%) Lync
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.69%) Railo
4 1 (1.69%) Drupal
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Project
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.69%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
2 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) SSL
1 3 (5.08%) VPN
1 3 (5.08%) LDAP
2 2 (3.39%) SAN
3 1 (1.69%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.39%) Big Data
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
2 13 (22.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (20.34%) Visual Studio
4 11 (18.64%) Subversion
5 9 (15.25%) ClearCase
5 9 (15.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.47%) Hudson
7 5 (8.47%) Apache Ivy
7 5 (8.47%) Eclipse
7 5 (8.47%) Ant
7 5 (8.47%) Maven
8 4 (6.78%) JIRA
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (11.86%) Banking
2 6 (10.17%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Back Office
3 5 (8.47%) Retail
4 4 (6.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Developer
2 9 (15.25%) Project Manager
3 8 (13.56%) Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) Deployment Specialist
4 5 (8.47%) Release Manager
4 5 (8.47%) Consultant
4 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) C++ Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.08%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Server Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Deployment Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) .NET
2 8 (13.56%) HTML
2 8 (13.56%) CSS
3 5 (8.47%) CSS3
3 5 (8.47%) HTML5
3 5 (8.47%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) XHTML
5 3 (5.08%) jQuery
5 3 (5.08%) XML
5 3 (5.08%) SOAP
5 3 (5.08%) Ajax
6 2 (3.39%) Spring
6 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.39%) J2EE
6 2 (3.39%) Struts
7 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.69%) Drools
7 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.69%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.08%) Open Source
2 3 (5.08%) CMDB
2 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.39%) Wiki
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) UNIX
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
1 4 (6.78%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL
2 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
2 11 (18.64%) Incident Management
3 10 (16.95%) Change Management
3 10 (16.95%) OO
3 10 (16.95%) Configuration Management
4 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.17%) Content Management
5 6 (10.17%) Project Management
5 6 (10.17%) ITIL V3
6 5 (8.47%) Workflow
7 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.78%) Service Management
7 4 (6.78%) Scrum
7 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.78%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.08%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.95%) Python
3 8 (13.56%) Perl
4 7 (11.86%) Java
4 7 (11.86%) C++
5 6 (10.17%) SQL
6 4 (6.78%) Ruby
6 4 (6.78%) PHP
6 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.08%) Lua
7 3 (5.08%) C
8 1 (1.69%) X++
8 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (37.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.34%) DV Cleared
3 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) SLA
2 6 (10.17%) ISO 9001
3 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) WSUS
1 2 (3.39%) SCOM
1 2 (3.39%) Puppet
1 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.39%) SCOrch
1 2 (3.39%) SCSM
1 2 (3.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) SAP
4 3 (5.08%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.08%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.08%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco
5 2 (3.39%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.69%) Sun
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