Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 215 194
Rank change year-on-year +18 -21 +10
Contract jobs citing Release Management 86 168 198
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.89% 1.07% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.22% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 98 127
Median daily rate £450 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -2.70%
10th Percentile £330 £326 £330
90th Percentile £597 £592 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £480
% change year-on-year - -1.04% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £35.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £23.08
% change year-on-year +18.18% +19.18% +92.29%

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 8,089 13,787 14,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.66% 87.60% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,736 8,347 8,406
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £284
90th Percentile £601 £606 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 487 443
Median hourly rate £23.63 £24.91 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.16% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.84
90th Percentile £52.91 £52.50 £50.96
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.91 £23.44
% change year-on-year +0.36% +6.28% -6.25%

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Release Management as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Release Management in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Release Management in the South East

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Release Management in the South East over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Release Management in the South East

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Release Management in the South East.

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 5 April 2020. 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 +13 46 £389 -8.53% 4
Hampshire +71 37 £463 +17.09% 4
Berkshire +7 32 £375 -22.68% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £387 -3.25%
Oxfordshire +23 5 £640 +60.00% 2
Surrey +18 2 - -
Kent +15 2 £538 -14.68% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 39 (45.35%) ITIL
2 36 (41.86%) Microsoft
3 35 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (38.37%) DevOps
5 29 (33.72%) Configuration Management
6 28 (32.56%) Security Cleared
7 24 (27.91%) Azure
8 23 (26.74%) Windows
9 19 (22.09%) SQL
10 16 (18.60%) Linux
10 16 (18.60%) Scrum
10 16 (18.60%) SC Cleared
10 16 (18.60%) Software Delivery
11 15 (17.44%) ITIL V3
11 15 (17.44%) JIRA
11 15 (17.44%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
13 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (15.12%) Oracle
14 12 (13.95%) Analytics
14 12 (13.95%) Power BI
14 12 (13.95%) Data Lake
14 12 (13.95%) Data Lake Analytics
14 12 (13.95%) Power Platform
14 12 (13.95%) Visual Studio
14 12 (13.95%) Migration
14 12 (13.95%) QA
14 12 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (13.95%) GitHub
15 11 (12.79%) AWS

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 10 (11.63%) Confluence
2 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (5.81%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.49%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.16%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
1 1 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (1.16%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (1.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.91%) Azure
2 12 (13.95%) Data Lake Analytics
2 12 (13.95%) GitHub
2 12 (13.95%) Power Platform
3 11 (12.79%) AWS
4 6 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.65%) Force.com
6 2 (2.33%) SaaS
7 1 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.16%) IaaS
7 1 (1.16%) Office 365
7 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) SAN
2 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) 5G
3 1 (1.16%) DHCP
3 1 (1.16%) DNS
3 1 (1.16%) Firewall
3 1 (1.16%) PPP
3 1 (1.16%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) Data Lake
1 12 (13.95%) Power BI
1 12 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (11.63%) Big Data
3 9 (10.47%) MariaDB
3 9 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.81%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.16%) MS Access
7 1 (1.16%) MySQL
7 1 (1.16%) QlikView
7 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (17.44%) JIRA
2 12 (13.95%) Visual Studio
3 11 (12.79%) Jenkins
4 10 (11.63%) GitLab
5 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (5.81%) ProC
6 5 (5.81%) Selenium
7 3 (3.49%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.16%) Postman
9 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.81%) Finance
3 4 (4.65%) Billing
3 4 (4.65%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.16%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Analyst
1 14 (16.28%) Developer
2 13 (15.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) Service Analyst
3 12 (13.95%) Service Transition Analyst
3 12 (13.95%) Transition Analyst
4 9 (10.47%) Architect
5 6 (6.98%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (6.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Release Manager
6 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Administrator
7 4 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.49%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) Middleware
2 7 (8.14%) .NET
3 6 (6.98%) CSS
3 6 (6.98%) HTML
3 6 (6.98%) jQuery
3 6 (6.98%) XML
4 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.81%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (5.81%) Web Services
4 5 (5.81%) WSDL
4 5 (5.81%) XSD
4 5 (5.81%) XSLT
5 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (4.65%) Entity Framework
5 4 (4.65%) React
5 4 (4.65%) Visualforce
6 2 (2.33%) Kafka
6 2 (2.33%) OAuth
6 2 (2.33%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.65%) PKI
3 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.16%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.74%) Windows
2 16 (18.60%) Linux
3 5 (5.81%) OpenVMS
4 4 (4.65%) CentOS
4 4 (4.65%) CoreOS
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.33%) Android
5 2 (2.33%) VMS
6 1 (1.16%) AIX
6 1 (1.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (45.35%) ITIL
2 35 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (38.37%) DevOps
4 29 (33.72%) Configuration Management
5 16 (18.60%) Scrum
5 16 (18.60%) Software Delivery
6 15 (17.44%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (17.44%) ITIL V3
7 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
8 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (13.95%) Analytics
9 12 (13.95%) Migration
10 11 (12.79%) Change Management
11 10 (11.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (10.47%) Defect Management
12 9 (10.47%) Incident Management
12 9 (10.47%) Kanban
12 9 (10.47%) Problem Management
12 9 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (9.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) SQL
2 9 (10.47%) PL/SQL
3 6 (6.98%) C
3 6 (6.98%) C#
3 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.81%) Fortran
4 5 (5.81%) XQuery
5 4 (4.65%) Apex Code
5 4 (4.65%) C++
5 4 (4.65%) Java
5 4 (4.65%) TypeScript
5 4 (4.65%) VBScript
5 4 (4.65%) VC++
6 2 (2.33%) Kotlin
6 2 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (1.16%) Java 8
7 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.49%) Degree
4 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.33%) APMP
5 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.16%) CCNP
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.95%) QA
2 6 (6.98%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Docker
2 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) Kubernetes
2 8 (9.30%) Puppet
3 5 (5.81%) Ansible
4 4 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (3.49%) MIIS
5 3 (3.49%) Terraform
6 2 (2.33%) Netcool
6 2 (2.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (2.33%) WSUS
7 1 (1.16%) HP ALM
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 36 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.12%) Oracle
3 11 (12.79%) ServiceNow
4 9 (10.47%) Atlassian
5 6 (6.98%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.65%) Apttus
6 4 (4.65%) Conga
6 4 (4.65%) VMware
7 3 (3.49%) IBM
7 3 (3.49%) SAP
8 2 (2.33%) Capita
8 2 (2.33%) HP
8 2 (2.33%) Remedy
9 1 (1.16%) Ariba
9 1 (1.16%) BMC
9 1 (1.16%) Charles River
9 1 (1.16%) Citrix
9 1 (1.16%) Informatica
9 1 (1.16%) SimCorp
9 1 (1.16%) Sitecore