Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 119 93
Rank change year-on-year -15 -26 +12
Contract jobs citing Release Management 39 45 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.95% 1.12% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.37% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 39
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +32.35% -6.21%
10th Percentile £350 £371 £210
90th Percentile £616 £563 £508
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £12.50 -
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +244.00% +4.17% -50.52%

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 3,405 3,290 3,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.03% 81.90% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,779 1,737 2,145
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 120 171
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -34.26% +34.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Reading -2 7 £450 +11.80% 4
Newbury -9 7 £350 -12.50%
Maidenhead - 6 £513 - 1
Bracknell -18 2 - -
Release Management
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) DevOps
3 12 (30.77%) Scrum
4 11 (28.21%) Windows
5 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.08%) Linux
6 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 9 (23.08%) ITIL
6 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
7 8 (20.51%) IaaS
7 8 (20.51%) Ansible
7 8 (20.51%) User Stories
7 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
7 8 (20.51%) Project Management
7 8 (20.51%) JIRA
7 8 (20.51%) Confluence
7 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
8 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (17.95%) Maven
8 7 (17.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
8 7 (17.95%) Telecoms
8 7 (17.95%) Docker
9 6 (15.38%) Salt
9 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (15.38%) Trello
9 6 (15.38%) pytest
9 6 (15.38%) git-flow

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 8 (20.51%) Confluence
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.69%) OpenStack
4 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (20.51%) IaaS
3 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (15.38%) Slack
4 6 (15.38%) Trello
5 4 (10.26%) Office 365
5 4 (10.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (7.69%) PaaS
7 2 (5.13%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (5.13%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (5.13%) Serverless
8 1 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.56%) GitHub
8 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 2 (5.13%) HTTP
3 1 (2.56%) Network Security
3 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) GIS
2 3 (7.69%) Power BI
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) Big Data
4 1 (2.56%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) Redis
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 8 (20.51%) JIRA
3 7 (17.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (17.95%) Maven
4 6 (15.38%) git-flow
4 6 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (15.38%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.56%) Hudson
6 1 (2.56%) Selenium
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (17.95%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Back Office
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Azure DevOps
2 5 (12.82%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Azure Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Release Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Coordinator
3 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.13%) Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) React Developer
5 1 (2.56%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (2.56%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Change Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 1 (2.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (2.56%) Release and Configuration Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) pytest
2 5 (12.82%) REST
3 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 4 (10.26%) Visualforce
4 3 (7.69%) SAML
4 3 (7.69%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.13%) CSS
5 2 (5.13%) CSS3
5 2 (5.13%) HTML
5 2 (5.13%) HTML5
5 2 (5.13%) LESS
5 2 (5.13%) Node.js
5 2 (5.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Public Cloud
2 4 (10.26%) Fintech
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) User Experience
4 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.56%) CMDB
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) DevOps
3 12 (30.77%) Scrum
4 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (23.08%) ITIL
5 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
5 8 (20.51%) Project Management
5 8 (20.51%) User Stories
6 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) Change Management
7 5 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (12.82%) Microservices
7 5 (12.82%) Migration
7 5 (12.82%) SOA
7 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (10.26%) ITSM
8 4 (10.26%) Kanban
8 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 6 (15.38%) Groovy
2 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.38%) Python
3 4 (10.26%) Apex Code
4 2 (5.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL Certification
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) Data Quality
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
1 7 (17.95%) Docker
2 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Ansible
2 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (15.38%) Puppet
2 6 (15.38%) Salt
3 5 (12.82%) Kubernetes
4 4 (10.26%) SCOM
4 4 (10.26%) WSUS
5 1 (2.56%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.56%) Kibana
5 1 (2.56%) logstash
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) BMC
6 1 (2.56%) Capita
6 1 (2.56%) Google
6 1 (2.56%) Informatica
6 1 (2.56%) Remedy
6 1 (2.56%) SendGrid
6 1 (2.56%) Sitecore