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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 94 108 115
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 45 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.37% 0.40% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 0.57% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 3 16
Average daily rate
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£405 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £404 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £424 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -5.32%
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
2393 1592 2212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.80% 71.17% 69.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1072 1314
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 77 152
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +2 22 £450 - 5
Somerset -6 10 £375 -11.76% 1
Wiltshire -11 4 £463 +10.11%
Bristol -17 2 £300 -25.00% 2
Dorset - - - -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 36 (53.73%) Security Cleared
2 23 (34.33%) DV Cleared
3 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (32.84%) OO
4 21 (31.34%) Python
5 18 (26.87%) ClearCase
5 18 (26.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 18 (26.87%) .NET
5 18 (26.87%) Subversion
6 17 (25.37%) Java
6 17 (25.37%) Perl
6 17 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (23.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
8 15 (22.39%) SQL Server
8 15 (22.39%) Visual Studio
9 13 (19.40%) Ant
9 13 (19.40%) SQL
9 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
9 13 (19.40%) Maven
9 13 (19.40%) Apache Ivy
10 12 (17.91%) C++
11 11 (16.42%) Automated Testing
12 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
13 8 (11.94%) Bash Shell
13 8 (11.94%) Lua
13 8 (11.94%) PHP
13 8 (11.94%) ITIL
13 8 (11.94%) UNIX
14 7 (10.45%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (4.48%) CMS
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.99%) Railo
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Project
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) GitHub
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) VPN
1 2 (2.99%) SSL
1 2 (2.99%) AMQP
2 1 (1.49%) LDAP
2 1 (1.49%) WAN
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.48%) Big Data
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.99%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (26.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 18 (26.87%) ClearCase
1 18 (26.87%) Subversion
2 16 (23.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
3 15 (22.39%) Visual Studio
4 13 (19.40%) Ant
4 13 (19.40%) Maven
4 13 (19.40%) Apache Ivy
5 7 (10.45%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.48%) JIRA
6 3 (4.48%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.49%) Hudson
General
1 6 (8.96%) Banking
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Back Office
4 3 (4.48%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Java Developer
3 8 (11.94%) C++ Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.46%) Consultant
4 5 (7.46%) Deployment Specialist
5 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Release Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.99%) VBA Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Business Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Configuration Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) Spring
2 5 (7.46%) jQuery
3 3 (4.48%) HTML
3 3 (4.48%) J2EE
3 3 (4.48%) CSS
3 3 (4.48%) Struts
3 3 (4.48%) Web Services
3 3 (4.48%) XML
3 3 (4.48%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.99%) CSS3
4 2 (2.99%) Apache Camel
4 2 (2.99%) SOAP
4 2 (2.99%) Ajax
4 2 (2.99%) ColdBox
4 2 (2.99%) HTML5
5 1 (1.49%) REST
5 1 (1.49%) Drools
5 1 (1.49%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.49%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) CMDB
3 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.49%) Open Source
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) UNIX
2 7 (10.45%) Linux
3 5 (7.46%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) OO
1 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (16.42%) Automated Testing
4 8 (11.94%) ITIL
5 6 (8.96%) Unit Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Project Management
6 5 (7.46%) Scrum
7 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.48%) Change Management
8 3 (4.48%) Workflow
8 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.48%) Content Management
8 3 (4.48%) Supply Chain Management
8 3 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.99%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) Python
2 17 (25.37%) Java
2 17 (25.37%) Perl
3 13 (19.40%) SQL
3 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.91%) C++
5 8 (11.94%) Bash Shell
5 8 (11.94%) Lua
5 8 (11.94%) PHP
6 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
7 6 (8.96%) Ruby
8 5 (7.46%) C
9 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.99%) VBA
9 2 (2.99%) CFML
10 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.49%) X++
10 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (53.73%) Security Cleared
2 23 (34.33%) DV Cleared
3 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) Sun Certification
5 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.99%) Degree
7 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.49%) CCIE
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.99%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.99%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Sun
3 4 (5.97%) IBM
4 3 (4.48%) SAP
4 3 (4.48%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco
5 1 (1.49%) Software AG
5 1 (1.49%) Juniper
5 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.49%) McAfee
5 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.49%) Sourcefire
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