Period
to 22 January 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 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 209 187
Rank change year-on-year +26 -22 -7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 219 146 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.34% 0.97% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.17% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 75 119
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +24.14% -9.38%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £156
90th Percentile £598 £638 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +244.00% +4.17% -50.52%
England median hourly rate £33.17 £32.40 £20.74
% change year-on-year +2.36% +56.22% -39.00%

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 13,582 12,427 14,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.84% 82.18% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,182 7,446 8,870
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £253
90th Percentile £581 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.72% +2.09% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 502 628
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.06 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 January 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
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 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
Thames Valley -14 99 £438 +5.42% 15
Surrey +19 53 £487 -18.79% 8
Hampshire +12 45 £437 -8.11% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 41 £375 -7.98% 2
Berkshire -20 40 £425 -5.56% 11
Oxfordshire -21 18 £475 +18.75% 2
Middlesex - 9 £450 -
East Sussex - 7 £575 - 1
Sussex +1 4 £400 -
West Sussex -8 1 £375 - 2
Kent -11 1 £650 -7.14% 2
Release Management
England

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

1 123 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (31.05%) Scrum
3 64 (29.22%) DevOps
4 50 (22.83%) Continuous Delivery
5 44 (20.09%) Finance
6 43 (19.63%) ITIL
6 43 (19.63%) Jenkins
7 42 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (17.81%) Amazon AWS
9 37 (16.89%) Project Management
10 35 (15.98%) Microsoft
11 33 (15.07%) Test Automation
12 32 (14.61%) JIRA
13 31 (14.16%) QA
13 31 (14.16%) Linux
13 31 (14.16%) Process Improvement
14 29 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (12.79%) Java
16 27 (12.33%) Windows
17 26 (11.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (11.87%) Selenium
18 25 (11.42%) Configuration Management
18 25 (11.42%) BDD
19 24 (10.96%) SDLC
19 24 (10.96%) Technical Architecture
20 23 (10.50%) Kanban
20 23 (10.50%) Salesforce.com
20 23 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
20 23 (10.50%) IaaS
21 22 (10.05%) Translating Business Requirements

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 (9.59%) OpenStack
2 19 (8.68%) Confluence
2 19 (8.68%) WebSphere
3 15 (6.85%) SAS
4 13 (5.94%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.11%) JBoss
6 5 (2.28%) CMS
7 4 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.46%) Kentico
9 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (17.81%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (10.50%) IaaS
2 23 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (9.13%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (9.13%) PaaS
4 12 (5.48%) OpenShift
5 9 (4.11%) Office 365
6 6 (2.74%) Slack
6 6 (2.74%) Trello
7 4 (1.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (1.37%) Boomi
9 2 (0.91%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.91%) Serverless
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.46%) GitHub
10 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.85%) Firewall
2 12 (5.48%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.20%) NAS
4 6 (2.74%) DNS
4 6 (2.74%) HTTP
5 5 (2.28%) LAN
5 5 (2.28%) VPN
5 5 (2.28%) WAN
6 4 (1.83%) DHCP
6 4 (1.83%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.37%) Internet
7 3 (1.37%) RTP
7 3 (1.37%) SAN
8 1 (0.46%) Network Security
8 1 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.02%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 10 (4.57%) RDBMS
3 10 (4.57%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.11%) Oracle BI EE
4 9 (4.11%) Redis
5 8 (3.65%) NuoDB
5 8 (3.65%) OLAP
5 8 (3.65%) Oracle OLAP
5 8 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.83%) GIS
7 3 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.37%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.37%) Power BI
8 2 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.46%) Big Data
9 1 (0.46%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 43 (19.63%) Jenkins
2 32 (14.61%) JIRA
3 26 (11.87%) Selenium
4 22 (10.05%) Maven
5 16 (7.31%) Git (software)
6 10 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (3.20%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.74%) git-flow
8 6 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (2.74%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.28%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.37%) GitLab
10 3 (1.37%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.91%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.91%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.46%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.46%) Hudson
12 1 (0.46%) JMeter
General
1 44 (20.09%) Finance
2 15 (6.85%) Financial Institution
3 13 (5.94%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.11%) Banking
5 7 (3.20%) Back Office
6 6 (2.74%) Retail
7 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.91%) Billing
8 2 (0.91%) Legal
8 2 (0.91%) Publishing
9 1 (0.46%) Electronics
9 1 (0.46%) Law
9 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (22.37%) Developer
2 38 (17.35%) Release Manager
3 32 (14.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (11.42%) Delivery Manager
5 16 (7.31%) Salesforce Developer
6 15 (6.85%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 14 (6.39%) DevOps Developer
8 12 (5.48%) Environment And Release Manager
9 11 (5.02%) .NET Developer
9 11 (5.02%) Analyst
9 11 (5.02%) Environment Manager
10 10 (4.57%) Administrator
10 10 (4.57%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.11%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (3.65%) Change Manager
12 8 (3.65%) Test Leader
12 8 (3.65%) UI Developer
12 8 (3.65%) UI Engineer
12 8 (3.65%) UX Developer
12 8 (3.65%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.68%) .NET
2 11 (5.02%) Web Services
3 10 (4.57%) XML
4 9 (4.11%) REST
5 8 (3.65%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (3.20%) Hibernate
6 7 (3.20%) J2EE
6 7 (3.20%) Struts
7 6 (2.74%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.74%) pytest
8 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.83%) JSON
8 4 (1.83%) Visualforce
9 3 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.37%) SAML
9 3 (1.37%) Sensu
10 2 (0.91%) HTML5
10 2 (0.91%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.76%) Enterprise Software
1 17 (7.76%) User Experience
2 14 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.02%) Virtual Team
5 7 (3.20%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.28%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.83%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.83%) Fintech
9 3 (1.37%) CMDB
9 3 (1.37%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) Life Science
10 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.46%) PMI
10 1 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.16%) Linux
2 27 (12.33%) Windows
3 11 (5.02%) Unix
4 8 (3.65%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.83%) CentOS
6 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (31.05%) Scrum
3 64 (29.22%) DevOps
4 50 (22.83%) Continuous Delivery
5 43 (19.63%) ITIL
6 42 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (16.89%) Project Management
8 33 (15.07%) Test Automation
9 31 (14.16%) Process Improvement
10 29 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 26 (11.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (11.42%) BDD
12 25 (11.42%) Configuration Management
13 24 (10.96%) SDLC
13 24 (10.96%) Technical Architecture
14 23 (10.50%) Kanban
15 22 (10.05%) Translating Business Requirements
16 20 (9.13%) System Integration Testing
17 19 (8.68%) Service Management
18 16 (7.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.79%) Java
2 20 (9.13%) SQL
3 15 (6.85%) C#
4 9 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.11%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.20%) Python
5 7 (3.20%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.74%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.74%) Groovy
6 6 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.83%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.91%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (0.46%) Go
9 1 (0.46%) Ruby
9 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.46%) VBA
9 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (6.85%) Degree
2 11 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.83%) PMP
5 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) MySQL Certification
6 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.16%) QA
2 15 (6.85%) Data Quality
2 15 (6.85%) PMO
3 7 (3.20%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.20%) Docker
4 6 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.65%) Ansible
2 6 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.74%) Puppet
2 6 (2.74%) Salt
3 5 (2.28%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.83%) SCOM
4 4 (1.83%) WSUS
5 3 (1.37%) Grafana
6 1 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.46%) Kibana
6 1 (0.46%) logstash
6 1 (0.46%) Nagios
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 35 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.50%) Salesforce.com
3 20 (9.13%) Oracle
4 17 (7.76%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.57%) VMware
6 9 (4.11%) Sitecore
7 8 (3.65%) IBM
8 6 (2.74%) SAP
9 5 (2.28%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.83%) Apple
10 4 (1.83%) Dell
10 4 (1.83%) Juniper
11 3 (1.37%) CA
11 3 (1.37%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.37%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.37%) Splunk
11 3 (1.37%) Sun
12 2 (0.91%) Capita
12 2 (0.91%) Informatica
13 1 (0.46%) BMC