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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 150 186
Rank change year-on-year +3 +36  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 93 130 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.22% 1.48% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.80% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 70 51
Median daily rate £457 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £19.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.66% -1.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year -44.61% +72.39%  

Release Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -16 30 £545 +24.57% 3
Berkshire +7 20 £475 +35.71% 6
Oxfordshire +4 15 £475 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 12 £225 -
Surrey -23 10 £425 -8.60% 3
West Sussex +23 6 £375 -15.73% 1
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 64 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (28.57%) ITIL
3 46 (24.34%) Security Cleared
4 37 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 36 (19.05%) Change Management
6 35 (18.52%) Configuration Management
7 33 (17.46%) PRINCE2
7 33 (17.46%) Data Centre
8 32 (16.93%) Incident Management
8 32 (16.93%) Windows
8 32 (16.93%) Finance
9 31 (16.40%) SC Cleared
10 27 (14.29%) Migration
10 27 (14.29%) Oracle
11 26 (13.76%) DevOps
12 24 (12.70%) Linux
12 24 (12.70%) Git (software)
13 23 (12.17%) HP
14 22 (11.64%) SQL
14 22 (11.64%) MVC
15 21 (11.11%) Scrum
15 21 (11.11%) TDD
16 20 (10.58%) Project Management
17 18 (9.52%) SQL Server
17 18 (9.52%) DV Cleared
17 18 (9.52%) Software Delivery
18 17 (8.99%) PowerShell
18 17 (8.99%) Degree
18 17 (8.99%) VMware

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 11 (5.82%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.29%) Apache
3 9 (4.76%) nginx
4 8 (4.23%) IIS
5 6 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.59%) Confluence
6 3 (1.59%) Documentum
7 2 (1.06%) CMS
7 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.53%) phpBB
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.82%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.06%) Maximo
6 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.82%) PaaS
4 10 (5.29%) IaaS
5 4 (2.12%) Google Play
6 3 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.59%) Office 365
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.06%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.53%) GitHub
8 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.94%) SMS
2 10 (5.29%) Firewall
3 6 (3.17%) Internet
3 6 (3.17%) LAN
4 5 (2.65%) DNS
4 5 (2.65%) SNMP
5 4 (2.12%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.12%) WAN
6 3 (1.59%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.59%) DHCP
6 3 (1.59%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.59%) HTTP
6 3 (1.59%) NAS
6 3 (1.59%) VPN
6 3 (1.59%) VSAN
7 2 (1.06%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.06%) SAN
7 2 (1.06%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.53%) ATM
8 1 (0.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.94%) MySQL
3 11 (5.82%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.76%) CouchDB
4 9 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.76%) Redis
4 9 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 7 (3.70%) DB2
6 7 (3.70%) SAP HANA
6 7 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 12 (6.35%) Mercurial
5 11 (5.82%) MSI
6 9 (4.76%) Gradle
6 9 (4.76%) JIRA
6 9 (4.76%) Subversion
7 6 (3.17%) Android Studio
7 6 (3.17%) MSBuild
7 6 (3.17%) Selenium
7 6 (3.17%) SpecFlow
7 6 (3.17%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (2.65%) Moq
8 5 (2.65%) MSTest
8 5 (2.65%) webpack
9 4 (2.12%) NuGet
10 3 (1.59%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.59%) JUnit
General
1 32 (16.93%) Finance
2 13 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.29%) Publishing
4 5 (2.65%) Retail
5 4 (2.12%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.59%) Banking
6 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.06%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Law
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (24.87%) Developer
2 25 (13.23%) Project Manager
3 21 (11.11%) Analyst
4 18 (9.52%) Release Manager
5 13 (6.88%) Consultant
6 12 (6.35%) Test Manager
7 11 (5.82%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.29%) .NET Developer
8 10 (5.29%) PHP Developer
9 9 (4.76%) Environment And Release Manager
10 8 (4.23%) Architect
10 8 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (4.23%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 8 (4.23%) PHP Zend Developer
10 8 (4.23%) SAP Consultant
10 8 (4.23%) Symfony Developer
11 7 (3.70%) Data Centre Manager
11 7 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (3.70%) SAP Basis Consultant
12 6 (3.17%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.47%) .NET
2 14 (7.41%) Web Services
3 10 (5.29%) AngularJS
3 10 (5.29%) LAMP
3 10 (5.29%) WCF
4 9 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
4 9 (4.76%) Laravel
4 9 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
4 9 (4.76%) Memcached
4 9 (4.76%) Node.js
4 9 (4.76%) Symfony
4 9 (4.76%) Yii
5 8 (4.23%) Ajax
5 8 (4.23%) SAP Basis
5 8 (4.23%) XML
6 7 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 7 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (3.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.46%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.88%) PMI
5 10 (5.29%) Smart Meter
6 9 (4.76%) CMDB
7 4 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.12%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.06%) NHS
9 1 (0.53%) e-Health
9 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.53%) Life Science
9 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) PKI
9 1 (0.53%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.93%) Windows
2 24 (12.70%) Linux
3 9 (4.76%) Windows Vista
4 6 (3.17%) Android
4 6 (3.17%) Unix
5 3 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) Solaris
7 1 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (28.57%) ITIL
3 37 (19.58%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (19.05%) Change Management
5 35 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 33 (17.46%) PRINCE2
7 32 (16.93%) Incident Management
8 27 (14.29%) Migration
9 26 (13.76%) DevOps
10 22 (11.64%) MVC
11 21 (11.11%) Scrum
11 21 (11.11%) TDD
12 20 (10.58%) Project Management
13 18 (9.52%) Software Delivery
14 15 (7.94%) Change Control
14 15 (7.94%) Software Deployment
14 15 (7.94%) Software Distribution
15 14 (7.41%) Service Management
16 13 (6.88%) Risk Management
16 13 (6.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.64%) SQL
2 17 (8.99%) PowerShell
3 15 (7.94%) C#
4 14 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.29%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.29%) PHP
5 10 (5.29%) Python
5 10 (5.29%) VB
6 7 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.70%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.17%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.65%) ES6
9 4 (2.12%) F#
9 4 (2.12%) Java
10 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) Perl
11 1 (0.53%) Ruby
11 1 (0.53%) VBA
11 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (24.34%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.40%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.52%) DV Cleared
4 17 (8.99%) Degree
4 17 (8.99%) PMP
5 14 (7.41%) PMI Certification
6 7 (3.70%) ISEB
7 6 (3.17%) APMP
7 6 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.06%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.06%) MCP
10 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.53%) CCNP
11 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.47%) PMO
2 15 (7.94%) QA
3 14 (7.41%) SLA
4 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.53%) IFRS
5 1 (0.53%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 12 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.59%) vSphere
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.53%) Docker
5 1 (0.53%) Firmware
5 1 (0.53%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 16 (8.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 14 (7.41%) Ansible
3 12 (6.35%) SCCM
3 12 (6.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.76%) Puppet
5 6 (3.17%) Netcool
5 6 (3.17%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.12%) OpenView
7 3 (1.59%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.06%) WSUS
9 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.53%) Netcool/Webtop
9 1 (0.53%) Piwik
9 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.29%) Oracle
3 23 (12.17%) HP
4 17 (8.99%) SAP
4 17 (8.99%) VMware
5 15 (7.94%) McAfee
6 10 (5.29%) Zend
7 9 (4.76%) Remedy
8 8 (4.23%) IBM
9 7 (3.70%) BMC
10 4 (2.12%) ATG
10 4 (2.12%) Cisco
10 4 (2.12%) Google
10 4 (2.12%) Juniper
11 3 (1.59%) Dell
11 3 (1.59%) Ericsson
12 2 (1.06%) Apple
12 2 (1.06%) Cognos
12 2 (1.06%) OpenText
12 2 (1.06%) TIBCO
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago