Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 100 95
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 7 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.56% 0.65% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.83% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 9
Reading median daily rate £488 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £464 £309 £298
90th Percentile £521 £527 £442
Berkshire median daily rate £356 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -16.18% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £19.66 - -
Berkshire 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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 996 1444 1448
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.11% 78.69% 75.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 822 802
Reading median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £410 £388
% change year-on-year +3.66% +5.81% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 51
Reading median hourly rate £17.59 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.53% -1.02% +26.50%
10th Percentile £13.60 £10.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £45.39 £40.19
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% -31.11% +31.81%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Reading

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Reading

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 3 (42.86%) Information Management
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Veeam
3 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 3 (42.86%) NHS
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (42.86%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) DOCSIS
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Server Support
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) CRM Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Service Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Service Operations Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (42.86%) NHS
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 3 (42.86%) Information Management
3 3 (42.86%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) AOP
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Product Management
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Statistics
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (42.86%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Veeam
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) BMC
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy