Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 136 122
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14 -5
Contract jobs citing Release Management 40 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.97% 0.84% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.99% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 2
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +21.21% -14.51%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £339
90th Percentile £563 £690 £476
South East median daily rate £480 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +5.49% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £12.00
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £48.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -27.84% +304.17% -56.36%

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 3,574 3,343 3,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.75% 85.02% 82.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,738 1,712 1,479
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £255
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 83 127
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.64 £48.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £21.76 £21.00
% change year-on-year +26.36% +3.63% -9.68%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 0 17 £438 -37.50%
Bracknell -12 5 £525 -4.55% 1
Wokingham - 3 £425 -
Maidenhead +5 2 £550 +11.39%
Newbury +1 1 - -
Release Management
South East

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Scrum
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 13 (32.50%) ITIL
3 11 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
4 10 (25.00%) Service Management
5 9 (22.50%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (22.50%) ETL
5 9 (22.50%) DevOps
5 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (20.00%) Power BI
6 8 (20.00%) Power Platform
6 8 (20.00%) Retail
6 8 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.50%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (17.50%) Degree
7 7 (17.50%) BMC
7 7 (17.50%) Remedy
7 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
7 7 (17.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 6 (15.00%) Python
8 6 (15.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
9 5 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
9 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 5 (12.50%) QlikView
9 5 (12.50%) JIRA
9 5 (12.50%) Incident Management

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 5 (12.50%) Confluence
1 5 (12.50%) SAS
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Power Platform
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.50%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (7.50%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (7.50%) Serverless
5 2 (5.00%) PaaS
5 2 (5.00%) SaaS
6 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.50%) GitHub
6 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.50%) SSL
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Power BI
2 5 (12.50%) Big Data
2 5 (12.50%) DB2
2 5 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 5 (12.50%) QlikView
3 3 (7.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (7.50%) PerformancePoint
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
2 3 (7.50%) Mercurial
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.50%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.00%) Retail
3 4 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Release Manager
2 9 (22.50%) Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL Manager
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL Release Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Applications Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) ETL Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (7.50%) Information Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) React Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Scrum Master
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior React Developer
4 3 (7.50%) SQL BI Developer
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Developer
4 3 (7.50%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (7.50%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
2 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.50%) CSS
2 3 (7.50%) CSS3
2 3 (7.50%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) HTML5
2 3 (7.50%) LESS
2 3 (7.50%) Node.js
2 3 (7.50%) REST
2 3 (7.50%) Sass
3 2 (5.00%) React
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.50%) COM
4 1 (2.50%) JSON
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
4 1 (2.50%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Robotics
4 1 (2.50%) TM Forum
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) OpenVMS
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 13 (32.50%) Scrum
3 11 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (25.00%) Service Management
5 9 (22.50%) DevOps
5 9 (22.50%) ETL
6 8 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (17.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
8 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
8 6 (15.00%) Problem Management
9 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
9 5 (12.50%) Project Management
9 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
10 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
10 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) Python
3 3 (7.50%) Fortran
3 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.00%) C
4 2 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) Apex Code
5 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) Korn
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.50%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCNP
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) SLA
3 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (17.50%) BMC
2 7 (17.50%) Remedy
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (12.50%) Tableau
4 2 (5.00%) ComArch
4 2 (5.00%) Huawei
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) Apiary
5 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Informatica
5 1 (2.50%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.50%) WSO2