Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 213 185
Rank change year-on-year +45 -28 +30
Contract jobs citing Release Management 240 178 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 1.06% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.28% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 92 132
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +16.44% -6.41%
10th Percentile £349 £300 £210
90th Percentile £575 £574 £475
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 3
South East median hourly rate £30.58 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.64% +4.17% -64.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £10.40
90th Percentile £43.00 £39.75 £18.20
England median hourly rate £26.05 £32.40 £19.50
% change year-on-year -19.59% +66.15% -40.00%

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 13966 13858 15814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.90% 82.60% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8365 8369 9417
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 551 606
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.49
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +1 106 £475 +15.15% 5
Hampshire +18 60 £443 +1.26% 3
Berkshire +2 47 £400 -11.11% 3
Surrey +4 45 £425 -9.57% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 36 £425 +41.67%
Oxfordshire +5 23 £475 +18.75% 2
Middlesex - 9 £450 -
East Sussex - 8 £575 -
West Sussex +2 5 £350 -12.50%
Sussex 0 4 £400 -
Kent -14 1 £650 +62.50%
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 132 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (25.42%) Scrum
3 57 (23.75%) DevOps
4 48 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 48 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 47 (19.58%) Finance
6 46 (19.17%) ITIL
7 45 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
9 40 (16.67%) Windows
10 36 (15.00%) Linux
11 34 (14.17%) Process Improvement
12 32 (13.33%) Test Automation
12 32 (13.33%) QA
13 31 (12.92%) Oracle
13 31 (12.92%) Project Management
14 30 (12.50%) .NET
14 30 (12.50%) Java
14 30 (12.50%) SQL
14 30 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
15 28 (11.67%) Configuration Management
16 27 (11.25%) Jenkins
17 26 (10.83%) Cloud Computing
17 26 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (10.42%) Technical Architecture
19 24 (10.00%) PowerShell
19 24 (10.00%) Migration
20 23 (9.58%) Change Management
20 23 (9.58%) C#
20 23 (9.58%) User Acceptance Testing

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 20 (8.33%) SAS
1 20 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 16 (6.67%) OpenStack
3 15 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.42%) Confluence
5 9 (3.75%) JBoss
6 6 (2.50%) CMS
7 4 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.25%) Documentum
8 3 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.42%) Apache
10 1 (0.42%) Kentico
10 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) Maximo
2 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 44 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (10.83%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (9.17%) IaaS
5 17 (7.08%) PaaS
6 8 (3.33%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.50%) Slack
7 6 (2.50%) Trello
8 5 (2.08%) Office 365
9 3 (1.25%) Boomi
9 3 (1.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.50%) Firewall
2 14 (5.83%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.17%) NAS
4 7 (2.92%) DNS
4 7 (2.92%) HTTP
4 7 (2.92%) LAN
5 5 (2.08%) WAN
6 4 (1.67%) DHCP
6 4 (1.67%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.67%) Internet
6 4 (1.67%) SAN
6 4 (1.67%) SMS
6 4 (1.67%) VPN
6 4 (1.67%) VSAN
7 3 (1.25%) RTP
8 2 (0.83%) SNMP
9 1 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.42%) Skype
9 1 (0.42%) SMTP
9 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (5.42%) Relational Database
2 13 (5.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 12 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 11 (4.58%) Oracle BI EE
5 10 (4.17%) OLAP
5 10 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
5 10 (4.17%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.92%) GIS
7 4 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.25%) NuoDB
8 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.25%) Power BI
8 3 (1.25%) Redis
8 3 (1.25%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 27 (11.25%) Jenkins
2 21 (8.75%) JIRA
2 21 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (6.67%) Selenium
4 13 (5.42%) Git (software)
5 12 (5.00%) Maven
6 9 (3.75%) MSBuild
7 7 (2.92%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.50%) git-flow
8 6 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (2.50%) SpecFlow
8 6 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.67%) GitLab
9 4 (1.67%) Moq
9 4 (1.67%) MSTest
9 4 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.67%) webpack
10 1 (0.42%) PVCS
General
1 47 (19.58%) Finance
2 20 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 16 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.42%) Banking
5 7 (2.92%) Back Office
6 6 (2.50%) Publishing
7 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.25%) Retail
9 2 (0.83%) Electronics
9 2 (0.83%) Legal
10 1 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Local Government
10 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (22.08%) Developer
2 28 (11.67%) Release Manager
3 23 (9.58%) Delivery Manager
3 23 (9.58%) Project Manager
4 20 (8.33%) Analyst
5 18 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 17 (7.08%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 17 (7.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (5.83%) Architect
8 13 (5.42%) Environment And Release Manager
9 12 (5.00%) Administrator
9 12 (5.00%) Environment Manager
10 9 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (3.75%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.33%) Systems Developer
11 8 (3.33%) Test Leader
12 7 (2.92%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (2.92%) Salesforce Developer
12 7 (2.92%) SAS Developer
13 6 (2.50%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.50%) .NET
2 16 (6.67%) XML
3 15 (6.25%) Web Services
4 11 (4.58%) REST
5 10 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (2.92%) Hibernate
7 7 (2.92%) J2EE
7 7 (2.92%) Struts
8 6 (2.50%) pytest
9 4 (1.67%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.67%) Ajax
9 4 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (1.67%) Code First Entity Framework
9 4 (1.67%) JSON
9 4 (1.67%) OAuth2
9 4 (1.67%) React
9 4 (1.67%) Redux
9 4 (1.67%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.17%) Mainframe
6 9 (3.75%) PMI
7 8 (3.33%) User Experience
8 6 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (2.08%) Minimum Viable Product
9 5 (2.08%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.67%) CMDB
10 4 (1.67%) Fintech
10 4 (1.67%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.83%) NHS
13 1 (0.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Cloud
13 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.67%) Windows
2 36 (15.00%) Linux
3 17 (7.08%) Unix
4 9 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.08%) Solaris
6 3 (1.25%) MVS
7 2 (0.83%) CentOS
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (25.42%) Scrum
3 57 (23.75%) DevOps
4 48 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 46 (19.17%) ITIL
6 45 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (14.17%) Process Improvement
8 32 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 31 (12.92%) Project Management
10 28 (11.67%) Configuration Management
11 26 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (10.42%) Technical Architecture
13 24 (10.00%) Migration
14 23 (9.58%) Change Management
14 23 (9.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (9.17%) Waterfall
16 21 (8.75%) TDD
17 18 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
18 17 (7.08%) SDLC
18 17 (7.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.50%) Java
1 30 (12.50%) SQL
2 24 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 23 (9.58%) C#
4 17 (7.08%) Python
5 16 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 15 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 13 (5.42%) VB.NET
8 10 (4.17%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.50%) Groovy
10 4 (1.67%) ES6
10 4 (1.67%) F#
10 4 (1.67%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.25%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.83%) Perl
12 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.83%) VBA
12 2 (0.83%) VBScript
12 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.50%) Degree
3 16 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.00%) PMP
5 9 (3.75%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.42%) MySQL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.33%) QA
2 16 (6.67%) PMO
3 12 (5.00%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.67%) SLA
5 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.50%) Docker
3 6 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.67%) vSphere
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.42%) Firmware
6 1 (0.42%) Squid
6 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (4.58%) Ansible
2 6 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.50%) Puppet
2 6 (2.50%) Salt
3 5 (2.08%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.67%) SCOM
4 4 (1.67%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.67%) WSUS
5 3 (1.25%) Netcool
5 3 (1.25%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.83%) OpenView
7 1 (0.42%) Kibana
7 1 (0.42%) logstash
7 1 (0.42%) Nagios
7 1 (0.42%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.42%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.42%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 48 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.92%) Oracle
3 21 (8.75%) VMware
4 15 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 13 (5.42%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (4.17%) Sitecore
7 8 (3.33%) HP
8 7 (2.92%) IBM
9 6 (2.50%) Citrix
9 6 (2.50%) SAP
10 4 (1.67%) Dell
10 4 (1.67%) ESRI
10 4 (1.67%) Juniper
10 4 (1.67%) McAfee
11 3 (1.25%) Cognos
11 3 (1.25%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.25%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.25%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.83%) BMC
12 2 (0.83%) Cisco