Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 22 July 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 175 183
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8 +21
Contract jobs citing Release Management 206 212 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.21% 1.31% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.57% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 116 132
South East median daily rate £427 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.34% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £309 £263 £300
90th Percentile £579 £578 £565
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 8
South East median hourly rate £48.50 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +304.17% -4.00% -35.90%
10th Percentile £36.85 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.35 £43.30 £39.83
England median hourly rate £24.50 £18.57 £31.00
% change year-on-year +31.92% -40.10% +50.54%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,471 13,515 15,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.03% 83.48% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,602 7,869 9,459
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 519 555
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.23% -16.21% +10.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.13 £50.30 £50.15
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in the South East

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in the South East

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in the South East over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in the South East

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in the South East

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in the South East over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Release Management in the South East

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Thames Valley -24 76 £394 -17.11% 25
Surrey +25 67 £450 +5.88% 7
Hampshire -45 40 £450 - 6
Berkshire -11 38 £488 +36.84% 11
Buckinghamshire +19 34 £360 -14.03% 10
West Sussex +16 19 £370 +5.71% 2
Oxfordshire -24 4 £509 +7.05% 4
East Sussex 0 1 - -
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 96 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.70%) Scrum
2 55 (26.70%) ITIL
3 47 (22.82%) Finance
4 41 (19.90%) Change Management
5 40 (19.42%) DevOps
6 39 (18.93%) Microsoft
7 35 (16.99%) Project Management
8 34 (16.50%) JIRA
9 32 (15.53%) Jenkins
9 32 (15.53%) Service Management
10 29 (14.08%) Oracle
10 29 (14.08%) Kanban
11 28 (13.59%) Process Improvement
12 26 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (12.62%) Windows
12 26 (12.62%) Configuration Management
13 24 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (11.65%) Test Automation
14 23 (11.17%) Git (software)
14 23 (11.17%) Security Cleared
14 23 (11.17%) QA
14 23 (11.17%) Degree
14 23 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (10.68%) Java
16 21 (10.19%) Confluence
17 20 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (9.71%) Test Scripting
17 20 (9.71%) Linux
18 19 (9.22%) SharePoint

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (10.19%) Confluence
2 19 (9.22%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.34%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.91%) IIS
5 5 (2.43%) CMS
5 5 (2.43%) SAS
5 5 (2.43%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.97%) JBoss
6 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (7.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.94%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.97%) SPSS
7 1 (0.49%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.94%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.97%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.97%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.97%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.49%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.85%) Serverless
4 8 (3.88%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (3.40%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (3.40%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (3.40%) PaaS
5 7 (3.40%) SaaS
6 5 (2.43%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.94%) Force.com
8 2 (0.97%) IaaS
8 2 (0.97%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.49%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.49%) GitHub
9 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.49%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.85%) WAN
2 9 (4.37%) Firewall
2 9 (4.37%) LAN
3 8 (3.88%) SAN
4 4 (1.94%) DNS
5 3 (1.46%) MPLS
5 3 (1.46%) NAS
5 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.97%) SNMP
6 2 (0.97%) VLAN
6 2 (0.97%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.49%) Broadband
7 1 (0.49%) DHCP
7 1 (0.49%) NFC
7 1 (0.49%) RFID
7 1 (0.49%) RS-232
7 1 (0.49%) RTP
7 1 (0.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 8 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.40%) Power BI
3 6 (2.91%) MySQL
3 6 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.91%) SQLPlus
4 5 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.43%) DB2
5 4 (1.94%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (1.94%) MySQL Workbench
5 4 (1.94%) NuoDB
5 4 (1.94%) Redis
5 4 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.46%) GIS
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (1.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.97%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.97%) QlikView
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (16.50%) JIRA
2 32 (15.53%) Jenkins
3 23 (11.17%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.34%) Mercurial
4 11 (5.34%) Selenium
5 9 (4.37%) Subversion
5 9 (4.37%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.40%) GitLab
7 6 (2.91%) JMeter
7 6 (2.91%) LoadRunner
7 6 (2.91%) Maven
8 5 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.46%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.46%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.46%) SilkTest
11 2 (0.97%) Gradle
11 2 (0.97%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (22.82%) Finance
2 13 (6.31%) Retail
3 12 (5.83%) Banking
4 9 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (3.40%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.43%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.46%) Back Office
9 2 (0.97%) Electronics
10 1 (0.49%) Automotive
10 1 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.49%) Legal
10 1 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (16.99%) Release Manager
2 25 (12.14%) Developer
3 23 (11.17%) Project Manager
4 21 (10.19%) Analyst
5 13 (6.31%) Applications Manager
5 13 (6.31%) Infrastructure Manager
6 12 (5.83%) Change Manager
6 12 (5.83%) Consultant
6 12 (5.83%) IT Manager
7 10 (4.85%) Administrator
8 8 (3.88%) Applications Project Manager
8 8 (3.88%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.88%) Service Manager
9 7 (3.40%) Junior
9 7 (3.40%) Junior Project Manager
9 7 (3.40%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (3.40%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.91%) Architect
10 6 (2.91%) Technical Manager
10 6 (2.91%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.28%) REST
2 13 (6.31%) CSS
2 13 (6.31%) Web Services
3 11 (5.34%) HTML
3 11 (5.34%) Node.js
4 10 (4.85%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.37%) .NET
6 8 (3.88%) CSS3
6 8 (3.88%) HTML5
6 8 (3.88%) LESS
6 8 (3.88%) Middleware
6 8 (3.88%) Sass
7 4 (1.94%) JSON
7 4 (1.94%) Visualforce
8 3 (1.46%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.46%) jQuery
8 3 (1.46%) Retrofit
8 3 (1.46%) SOAP
8 3 (1.46%) XML
9 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.77%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.77%) Virtual Team
3 15 (7.28%) User Experience
4 13 (6.31%) CMDB
5 10 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.40%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.91%) Smart Meter
8 5 (2.43%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.94%) Life Science
9 4 (1.94%) PMI
10 3 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.97%) LIMS
11 2 (0.97%) Minimum Viable Product
11 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.49%) Clustering
12 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.62%) Windows
2 20 (9.71%) Linux
3 17 (8.25%) Unix
4 5 (2.43%) Android
4 5 (2.43%) Solaris
4 5 (2.43%) zOS
5 4 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.94%) SUSE
5 4 (1.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.94%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.46%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.70%) ITIL
2 55 (26.70%) Scrum
3 41 (19.90%) Change Management
4 40 (19.42%) DevOps
5 35 (16.99%) Project Management
6 32 (15.53%) Service Management
7 29 (14.08%) Kanban
8 28 (13.59%) Process Improvement
9 26 (12.62%) Configuration Management
9 26 (12.62%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (11.65%) Test Automation
11 20 (9.71%) Test Scripting
12 19 (9.22%) ITIL V3
12 19 (9.22%) Waterfall
13 17 (8.25%) BDD
14 16 (7.77%) TDD
15 15 (7.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (7.28%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.68%) Java
2 18 (8.74%) JavaScript
3 17 (8.25%) SQL
4 16 (7.77%) PowerShell
5 13 (6.31%) Bash Shell
6 11 (5.34%) Python
7 10 (4.85%) C#
8 9 (4.37%) C
9 4 (1.94%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.94%) Perl
10 3 (1.46%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.46%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.46%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.97%) Groovy
11 2 (0.97%) Java 8
11 2 (0.97%) PHP
11 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.49%) ABAP
12 1 (0.49%) VB
12 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (11.17%) Degree
1 23 (11.17%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.34%) PMP
4 10 (4.85%) Master's Degree
5 7 (3.40%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.43%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.46%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.49%) ACCA
9 1 (0.49%) CIMA
9 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.49%) RHCE
9 1 (0.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.17%) QA
2 19 (9.22%) SLA
3 11 (5.34%) PMO
4 6 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.94%) GxP
6 3 (1.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (1.46%) GCP
6 3 (1.46%) GLP
6 3 (1.46%) GMP
6 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.97%) COBIT
7 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.49%) GAMP
8 1 (0.49%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.49%) MISRA
8 1 (0.49%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.94%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.97%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.97%) HDFS
5 1 (0.49%) Firmware
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.83%) SCCM
2 6 (2.91%) Perfmon
2 6 (2.91%) Puppet
2 6 (2.91%) WSUS
3 4 (1.94%) Ansible
3 4 (1.94%) SCOM
4 2 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.49%) Foglight
5 1 (0.49%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.08%) Oracle
3 19 (9.22%) SAP
4 17 (8.25%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (5.83%) Red Hat
5 12 (5.83%) ServiceNow
6 10 (4.85%) Remedy
6 10 (4.85%) VMware
7 5 (2.43%) IBM
7 5 (2.43%) Sitecore
7 5 (2.43%) Symantec
8 4 (1.94%) BMC
8 4 (1.94%) Pega
8 4 (1.94%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.46%) Citrix
9 3 (1.46%) Informatica
10 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.97%) Google
10 2 (0.97%) Northgate
10 2 (0.97%) SolarWinds