Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Release Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Release Management over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Release Management
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 131 121
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 -24
Contract jobs citing Release Management 62 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.43% 1.08% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.27% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 24
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +32.35%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £283
90th Percentile £576 £528 £564
South East median daily rate £406 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -9.72% +2.86% +22.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Berkshire median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -35.90%
South East median hourly rate - £41.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +232.00% -35.90%

Release Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,690 3,463 3,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.38% 84.77% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,748 1,810 1,866
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £248 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 110 135
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.28% -21.62% -27.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £41.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £23.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +9.22% -5.06% -3.10%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Berkshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Release Management in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Berkshire

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Berkshire

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Berkshire

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +8 23 £550 +120.00% 1
Reading +4 16 £400 -11.11% 5
Newbury -3 7 £300 -14.29%
Maidenhead -1 1 £483 -3.50%
Release Management
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Scrum
3 22 (35.48%) JIRA
3 22 (35.48%) Jenkins
4 20 (32.26%) DevOps
5 17 (27.42%) Degree
5 17 (27.42%) Test Scripting
5 17 (27.42%) Kanban
5 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
5 17 (27.42%) Mercurial
5 17 (27.42%) Confluence
5 17 (27.42%) Software Engineering
5 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
6 16 (25.81%) TDD
6 16 (25.81%) Pair Programming
6 16 (25.81%) Unit Testing
6 16 (25.81%) BDD
6 16 (25.81%) REST
6 16 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (25.81%) QA
6 16 (25.81%) User Stories
7 15 (24.19%) Computer Science
8 14 (22.58%) Telecoms
8 14 (22.58%) Java
8 14 (22.58%) Web Services
8 14 (22.58%) SOA
8 14 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (20.97%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (20.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (20.97%) AngularJS

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (27.42%) Confluence
2 5 (8.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (8.06%) Apache Solr
2 5 (8.06%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.06%) SAS
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (20.97%) AWS Lambda
1 13 (20.97%) Serverless
2 8 (12.90%) Amazon Kinesis
2 8 (12.90%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (8.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (8.06%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (8.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (8.06%) Amazon S3
4 5 (8.06%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (8.06%) CloudFront
4 5 (8.06%) GitHub
5 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.61%) LAN
2 1 (1.61%) NFC
2 1 (1.61%) RFID
2 1 (1.61%) RS-232
2 1 (1.61%) SMS
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 7 (11.29%) Power BI
3 5 (8.06%) Big Data
3 5 (8.06%) DB2
3 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
3 5 (8.06%) QlikView
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.23%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.61%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (35.48%) Jenkins
1 22 (35.48%) JIRA
2 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
2 17 (27.42%) Mercurial
3 11 (17.74%) SonarQube
4 6 (9.68%) Eclipse
4 6 (9.68%) Gradle
4 6 (9.68%) IntelliJ
4 6 (9.68%) JUnit
4 6 (9.68%) Maven
4 6 (9.68%) Subversion
5 5 (8.06%) Checkstyle
6 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.61%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) Retail
4 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Electronics
6 1 (1.61%) Automotive
6 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Developer
2 8 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 7 (11.29%) Architect
3 7 (11.29%) React Developer
3 7 (11.29%) Release Manager
4 6 (9.68%) Applications Manager
4 6 (9.68%) Applications Project Manager
4 6 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Azure Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Information Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (4.84%) ITIL Release Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Lead Architect
7 3 (4.84%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) REST
2 14 (22.58%) Web Services
3 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
4 11 (17.74%) React
5 10 (16.13%) CSS
5 10 (16.13%) CSS3
5 10 (16.13%) HTML
5 10 (16.13%) HTML5
5 10 (16.13%) LESS
5 10 (16.13%) Sass
6 9 (14.52%) Node.js
7 8 (12.90%) Middleware
8 6 (9.68%) JSF
8 6 (9.68%) Spring
8 6 (9.68%) Spring MVC
8 6 (9.68%) Struts
9 2 (3.23%) .NET
10 1 (1.61%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.13%) User Experience
3 7 (11.29%) PMI
4 3 (4.84%) Robotics
4 3 (4.84%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Life Science
6 1 (1.61%) NHS
6 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Android
2 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Scrum
3 20 (32.26%) DevOps
4 17 (27.42%) Kanban
4 17 (27.42%) Software Engineering
4 17 (27.42%) Test Scripting
5 16 (25.81%) BDD
5 16 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (25.81%) Pair Programming
5 16 (25.81%) TDD
5 16 (25.81%) Unit Testing
5 16 (25.81%) User Stories
6 15 (24.19%) Computer Science
7 14 (22.58%) SOA
8 10 (16.13%) API Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Cross-Browser Development
8 10 (16.13%) Functional Programming
8 10 (16.13%) Functional Testing
8 10 (16.13%) OO
8 10 (16.13%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
2 14 (22.58%) Java
3 7 (11.29%) Python
3 7 (11.29%) SQL
4 6 (9.68%) Java 8
5 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) Master's Degree
2 7 (11.29%) PMI Certification
2 7 (11.29%) PMP
3 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) CCNP
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.61%) MISRA
3 1 (1.61%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Ansible
2 2 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) BMC
1 8 (12.90%) Remedy
1 8 (12.90%) TIBCO
2 5 (8.06%) Adobe
2 5 (8.06%) MicroStrategy
2 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
2 5 (8.06%) Tableau
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.84%) ComArch
4 3 (4.84%) Huawei
5 2 (3.23%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) McAfee
5 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.61%) Apple
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle
6 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.61%) SAP