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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 100 111 114
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Release Management 41 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 0.32% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 0.46% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 5 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £315 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -25.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £371
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £64.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-47.08% +157.00%
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
2417 1523 1841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.53% 69.38% 67.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1650 1004 1075
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 97 127
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 28 £454 +126.87% 7
Bristol -15 3 £375 +19.04% 4
Wiltshire - 3 £445 -
Somerset - 2 £380 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 47 (60.26%) Security Cleared
2 36 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 33 (42.31%) OO
3 33 (42.31%) Python
4 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (33.33%) Subversion
5 26 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (33.33%) ClearCase
5 26 (33.33%) Perl
5 26 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 24 (30.77%) Java
7 21 (26.92%) .NET
8 20 (25.64%) Ant
8 20 (25.64%) Maven
8 20 (25.64%) Apache Ivy
9 19 (24.36%) SQL
10 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
10 18 (23.08%) C++
10 18 (23.08%) Bash Shell
10 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (21.79%) Visual Studio
11 17 (21.79%) UNIX
12 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
12 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
13 14 (17.95%) Linux
14 13 (16.67%) PL/SQL
14 13 (16.67%) Ruby
15 11 (14.10%) Scrum
15 11 (14.10%) PHP
15 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (2.56%) Apache
1 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.56%) ColdFusion
1 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.56%) CMS
1 2 (2.56%) Railo
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.28%) JBoss
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Project
1 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.56%) GitHub
2 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.56%) Firewall
1 2 (2.56%) AMQP
2 1 (1.28%) VPN
2 1 (1.28%) SSL
2 1 (1.28%) WAN
2 1 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.28%) Big Data
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 26 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 26 (33.33%) Subversion
2 20 (25.64%) Maven
2 20 (25.64%) Ant
2 20 (25.64%) Apache Ivy
3 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (21.79%) Visual Studio
5 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
6 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.41%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (5.13%) Back Office
2 3 (3.85%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Law
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Developer
2 17 (21.79%) Java Developer
3 12 (15.38%) C++ Developer
4 5 (6.41%) Deployment Specialist
5 4 (5.13%) Release Manager
5 4 (5.13%) Consultant
5 4 (5.13%) DBA
6 3 (3.85%) Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Python Developer
7 2 (2.56%) Excel Developer
7 2 (2.56%) Excel VBA Developer
7 2 (2.56%) E-Business Consultant
7 2 (2.56%) Server Specialist
7 2 (2.56%) GUI Developer
7 2 (2.56%) Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) .NET
2 6 (7.69%) Spring
3 5 (6.41%) Apache Camel
4 4 (5.13%) J2EE
5 3 (3.85%) jQuery
6 2 (2.56%) ColdBox
6 2 (2.56%) HTML5
6 2 (2.56%) HTML
6 2 (2.56%) CSS3
6 2 (2.56%) CSS
6 2 (2.56%) Web Services
6 2 (2.56%) XML
7 1 (1.28%) XHTML
7 1 (1.28%) JMS
7 1 (1.28%) WSDL
7 1 (1.28%) Middleware
7 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.28%) SOAP
7 1 (1.28%) Struts
7 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) UNIX
2 14 (17.95%) Linux
3 8 (10.26%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) Solaris
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) OO
2 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (14.10%) Scrum
4 11 (14.10%) Automated Testing
5 6 (7.69%) ITIL
5 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.41%) User Stories
7 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.85%) E-business
8 3 (3.85%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.85%) OOD
8 3 (3.85%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.85%) Database Tuning
8 3 (3.85%) Information Management
8 3 (3.85%) Supply Chain Management
8 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) Python
2 26 (33.33%) Perl
3 24 (30.77%) Java
4 19 (24.36%) SQL
5 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 18 (23.08%) C++
5 18 (23.08%) Bash Shell
6 13 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 13 (16.67%) Ruby
7 11 (14.10%) Lua
7 11 (14.10%) PHP
8 5 (6.41%) C
9 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.56%) VBA
11 2 (2.56%) CFML
12 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.28%) X++
12 1 (1.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (60.26%) Security Cleared
2 36 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) Sun Certification
4 3 (3.85%) OCPJP
5 2 (2.56%) Degree
6 1 (1.28%) CCIE
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Puppet
1 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle
2 9 (11.54%) Sun
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco
4 1 (1.28%) IBM
4 1 (1.28%) Citrix
4 1 (1.28%) Software AG
4 1 (1.28%) Juniper
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.28%) McAfee
4 1 (1.28%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.28%) Sourcefire
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £440 - £516 per day
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Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago