Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 194 183
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 +4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 204 166 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.22% 1.08% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.30% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 92 133
South East median daily rate £450 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +14.06% -3.90%
10th Percentile £327 £263 £139
90th Percentile £579 £625 £538
England median daily rate £486 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.06% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
South East median hourly rate £41.75 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.92% - -12.73%
10th Percentile £35.93 £12.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £50.98 £43.15 £76.25
England median hourly rate £23.08 £12.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +92.29% -53.85% +28.81%

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 14,160 12,800 14,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.55% 82.96% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,342 7,440 9,102
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £260 £250
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.83% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 504 574
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% -17.43% +26.45%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.06 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.30 £50.43 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +10.87% +9.79%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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
Surrey +33 78 £495 -14.00% 5
Thames Valley -20 77 £400 -15.79% 27
Berkshire 0 36 £406 -27.78% 15
Buckinghamshire -4 33 £358 -13.86% 9
Hampshire -35 32 £388 -13.89% 5
West Sussex +5 11 £398 +6.00% 1
Oxfordshire -41 8 £400 -15.79% 3
Middlesex - 1 £315 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 115 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (32.84%) Scrum
3 62 (30.39%) DevOps
4 49 (24.02%) Jenkins
4 49 (24.02%) Finance
5 47 (23.04%) ITIL
6 41 (20.10%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (18.14%) Project Management
7 37 (18.14%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (17.16%) Selenium
9 34 (16.67%) JIRA
9 34 (16.67%) Kanban
9 34 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 33 (16.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 33 (16.18%) Microsoft
10 33 (16.18%) Change Management
11 28 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
11 28 (13.73%) BDD
11 28 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (12.75%) QA
13 25 (12.25%) User Experience
13 25 (12.25%) Windows
14 24 (11.76%) Oracle
14 24 (11.76%) Process Improvement
14 24 (11.76%) Confluence
14 24 (11.76%) Git (software)
15 23 (11.27%) Linux
15 23 (11.27%) Service Management
16 21 (10.29%) Maven
16 21 (10.29%) Problem-Solving

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 24 (11.76%) Confluence
2 13 (6.37%) OpenStack
3 10 (4.90%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.45%) CMS
5 5 (2.45%) IIS
5 5 (2.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.47%) SAS
8 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.96%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.98%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.98%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.49%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.37%) PaaS
4 12 (5.88%) OpenShift
5 11 (5.39%) IaaS
6 6 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.94%) Serverless
7 5 (2.45%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (2.45%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.96%) Force.com
8 4 (1.96%) Office 365
8 4 (1.96%) SaaS
8 4 (1.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.98%) GitHub
9 2 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.84%) Firewall
2 7 (3.43%) LAN
2 7 (3.43%) SAN
2 7 (3.43%) WAN
3 4 (1.96%) DNS
4 3 (1.47%) Internet
4 3 (1.47%) MPLS
4 3 (1.47%) NAS
4 3 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.49%) Broadband
5 1 (0.49%) DHCP
5 1 (0.49%) Network Security
5 1 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.90%) Redis
4 9 (4.41%) NuoDB
5 7 (3.43%) GIS
6 6 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (2.94%) MySQL
6 6 (2.94%) SQLPlus
7 4 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.96%) DB2
7 4 (1.96%) MySQL Workbench
7 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.96%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.47%) Big Data
8 3 (1.47%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (1.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 49 (24.02%) Jenkins
2 35 (17.16%) Selenium
3 34 (16.67%) JIRA
4 24 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 21 (10.29%) Maven
6 7 (3.43%) Subversion
6 7 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.94%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.45%) GitLab
8 5 (2.45%) JMeter
8 5 (2.45%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (1.96%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.47%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.47%) MSBuild
10 3 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.47%) SilkTest
11 2 (0.98%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (24.02%) Finance
2 15 (7.35%) Retail
3 10 (4.90%) Banking
3 10 (4.90%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.96%) Back Office
6 3 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.98%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (22.55%) Developer
2 31 (15.20%) Release Manager
3 30 (14.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (9.80%) DevOps Developer
4 20 (9.80%) Salesforce Developer
5 19 (9.31%) Project Manager
6 14 (6.86%) Change Manager
7 12 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
8 10 (4.90%) Analyst
8 10 (4.90%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (4.90%) UI Developer
8 10 (4.90%) UI Engineer
8 10 (4.90%) UI/UX Developer
8 10 (4.90%) UX Developer
8 10 (4.90%) UX Engineer
9 9 (4.41%) Consultant
9 9 (4.41%) IT Manager
10 7 (3.43%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.43%) Change and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.84%) .NET
2 13 (6.37%) REST
3 10 (4.90%) Web Services
4 9 (4.41%) Node.js
4 9 (4.41%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (3.92%) CSS
5 8 (3.92%) Visualforce
6 6 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.94%) HTML
7 5 (2.45%) CSS3
7 5 (2.45%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.45%) HTML5
7 5 (2.45%) LESS
7 5 (2.45%) Middleware
7 5 (2.45%) Sass
8 4 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.96%) JSON
8 4 (1.96%) SOAP
8 4 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.25%) User Experience
2 18 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (7.84%) Virtual Team
4 9 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.92%) CMDB
6 5 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.96%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.47%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.47%) Fintech
8 3 (1.47%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.98%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (0.98%) PMI
9 2 (0.98%) TM Forum
10 1 (0.49%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.25%) Windows
2 23 (11.27%) Linux
3 8 (3.92%) Unix
4 4 (1.96%) Android
4 4 (1.96%) Solaris
4 4 (1.96%) SUSE
4 4 (1.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.96%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.96%) zOS
5 3 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.47%) CentOS
5 3 (1.47%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.49%) VMS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (56.37%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (32.84%) Scrum
3 62 (30.39%) DevOps
4 47 (23.04%) ITIL
5 41 (20.10%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (18.14%) Project Management
7 34 (16.67%) Kanban
7 34 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 33 (16.18%) Change Management
8 33 (16.18%) Continuous Delivery
9 28 (13.73%) BDD
9 28 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (11.76%) Process Improvement
11 23 (11.27%) Service Management
12 21 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (9.80%) System Integration Testing
14 19 (9.31%) SDLC
14 19 (9.31%) Translating Business Requirements
14 19 (9.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.82%) JavaScript
2 17 (8.33%) SQL
3 16 (7.84%) Java
4 14 (6.86%) PowerShell
5 13 (6.37%) C#
6 11 (5.39%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.41%) Python
8 8 (3.92%) Apex Code
9 7 (3.43%) C
9 7 (3.43%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.47%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.47%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.47%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.47%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.98%) Groovy
11 2 (0.98%) Perl
11 2 (0.98%) PHP
12 1 (0.49%) ABAP
12 1 (0.49%) VB
12 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.86%) Degree
4 8 (3.92%) Master's Degree
5 7 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.98%) PMP
9 1 (0.49%) ACCA
9 1 (0.49%) CIMA
9 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.75%) QA
2 13 (6.37%) PMO
3 11 (5.39%) SLA
4 5 (2.45%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.98%) HDFS
6 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.49%) Docker
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (5.88%) SCCM
2 9 (4.41%) WSUS
3 7 (3.43%) SCOM
4 6 (2.94%) Puppet
5 5 (2.45%) Perfmon
6 4 (1.96%) Ansible
7 3 (1.47%) Grafana
7 3 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (18.14%) Salesforce.com
2 33 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 24 (11.76%) Oracle
4 18 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 12 (5.88%) IBM
5 12 (5.88%) SAP
6 8 (3.92%) Remedy
7 7 (3.43%) VMware
8 5 (2.45%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.45%) Sitecore
8 5 (2.45%) Symantec
9 4 (1.96%) Apple
9 4 (1.96%) Informatica
9 4 (1.96%) Pega
10 3 (1.47%) CA
10 3 (1.47%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.47%) Splunk
10 3 (1.47%) Sun
11 2 (0.98%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.98%) Citrix