Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 107 101
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +17
Contract jobs citing Release Management 40 72 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.05% 1.47% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.83% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 36
Berkshire median daily rate £356 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.18% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £281 £275 £221
90th Percentile £506 £575 £454
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -35.90% -
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% -35.90% -

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3066 3943 4267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.83% 80.54% 77.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1478 2105 2259
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +5.81% +3.33%
10th Percentile £257 £256 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 120 146
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% -35.58% +37.49%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £13.06
90th Percentile £39.28 £43.28 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +7.14%

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017. 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 +18 19 £250 -34.17%
Reading +31 7 £488 +30.00% 1
Newbury +5 3 £331 +10.42%
Slough +1 3 - - 1
Maidenhead -4 1 - - 2
Release Management
South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 17 (42.50%) HP
2 15 (37.50%) Software Delivery
3 14 (35.00%) Data Centre
3 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (35.00%) ITIL
4 13 (32.50%) SMS
4 13 (32.50%) McAfee
4 13 (32.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
4 13 (32.50%) Software Deployment
4 13 (32.50%) Software Distribution
5 10 (25.00%) Windows
6 9 (22.50%) DV Cleared
7 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.50%) Service Management
9 6 (15.00%) Scrum
9 6 (15.00%) Information Security
9 6 (15.00%) QA
9 6 (15.00%) Internet
9 6 (15.00%) Citrix
10 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.50%) Linux
10 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.50%) Change Management
10 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
10 5 (12.50%) Server Patching
11 4 (10.00%) User Stories

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 3 (7.50%) Confluence
1 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
1 2 (5.00%) CloudFront
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) SMS
2 6 (15.00%) Internet
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) DOCSIS
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (2.50%) SMTP
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.50%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) DB2
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.50%) Gradle
1 3 (7.50%) IntelliJ
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
1 3 (7.50%) JUnit
1 3 (7.50%) Maven
1 3 (7.50%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Electronics
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Author
2 5 (12.50%) Technical Author
3 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Server Support
5 2 (5.00%) AWS Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cloud Developer
6 1 (2.50%) CRM Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch Developer
6 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) REST
1 4 (10.00%) Spring
2 3 (7.50%) JSF
2 3 (7.50%) Spring MVC
2 3 (7.50%) Struts
2 3 (7.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) JDBC
3 1 (2.50%) JSP
3 1 (2.50%) SAML
3 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
4 3 (7.50%) NHS
5 2 (5.00%) PMI
5 2 (5.00%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.50%) e-Health
6 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Software Delivery
2 14 (35.00%) ITIL
3 13 (32.50%) Software Deployment
3 13 (32.50%) Software Distribution
4 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.50%) Service Management
6 6 (15.00%) Information Security
6 6 (15.00%) Scrum
7 5 (12.50%) Change Management
7 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (12.50%) Server Patching
8 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.00%) Pair Programming
8 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.00%) TDD
8 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.00%) User Stories
9 3 (7.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.00%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.50%) CCNP
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (7.50%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
2 1 (2.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.50%) Netcool
2 1 (2.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (2.50%) Netcool/Webtop
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) HP
2 13 (32.50%) McAfee
3 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.50%) Remedy
5 3 (7.50%) Veeam
5 3 (7.50%) VMware
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.50%) BMC
7 1 (2.50%) CA
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper
7 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow