Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 169 171
Rank change year-on-year -46 +2 +40
Contract jobs citing Release Management 175 230 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.06% 1.42% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.69% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 128 122
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £306 £350 £300
90th Percentile £709 £594 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £436
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.15% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 12
South East median hourly rate £51.25 £19.66 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.68% +57.28% -35.90%
10th Percentile £45.03 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.68 £43.00 £38.58
England median hourly rate £24.50 £27.30 £32.40
% change year-on-year -10.27% -15.73% +57.34%

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 14,129 13,604 14,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.91% 84.28% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,492 8,100 8,639
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 473 580
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.28 £11.74
90th Percentile £51.18 £49.90 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -17 76 £360 -24.21% 8
Surrey 0 46 £432 +1.53% 2
Hampshire -44 41 £460 -3.16% 6
Berkshire -11 39 £441 -1.94% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 33 £328 -15.90% 4
West Sussex -1 10 £350 -6.67%
Oxfordshire -17 4 £430 -9.58% 1
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 88 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (32.00%) Scrum
3 47 (26.86%) ITIL
4 44 (25.14%) DevOps
5 41 (23.43%) Microsoft
6 37 (21.14%) Finance
7 35 (20.00%) Kanban
8 33 (18.86%) QA
8 33 (18.86%) Jenkins
9 31 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (17.71%) Change Management
9 31 (17.71%) Project Management
10 30 (17.14%) Configuration Management
10 30 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
11 29 (16.57%) JIRA
12 28 (16.00%) Security Cleared
12 28 (16.00%) Git (software)
12 28 (16.00%) Service Management
13 26 (14.86%) Windows
14 25 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 23 (13.14%) Linux
15 23 (13.14%) TDD
16 22 (12.57%) JavaScript
16 22 (12.57%) SC Cleared
17 21 (12.00%) Confluence
18 20 (11.43%) SharePoint
18 20 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
19 19 (10.86%) Oracle
19 19 (10.86%) High Availability
19 19 (10.86%) Unit 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 21 (12.00%) Confluence
2 20 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.29%) IIS
3 4 (2.29%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.71%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.71%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.14%) SAS
6 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.57%) JBoss
6 1 (0.57%) nginx
6 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.71%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.14%) SPSS
6 1 (0.57%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.71%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (8.57%) Serverless
4 12 (6.86%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (6.29%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (5.71%) GitHub
7 9 (5.14%) Amazon Kinesis
8 7 (4.00%) PaaS
9 4 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.29%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.29%) SaaS
10 3 (1.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.71%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.71%) CloudFront
10 3 (1.71%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.14%) IaaS
12 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.71%) WAN
2 2 (1.14%) DNS
2 2 (1.14%) LAN
2 2 (1.14%) SAN
2 2 (1.14%) SNMP
2 2 (1.14%) VLAN
2 2 (1.14%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.57%) DHCP
3 1 (0.57%) HTTP
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) Intranet
3 1 (0.57%) MPLS
3 1 (0.57%) MQTT
3 1 (0.57%) NFC
3 1 (0.57%) RFID
3 1 (0.57%) RS-232
3 1 (0.57%) RTP
3 1 (0.57%) SMS
3 1 (0.57%) SSH
3 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 12 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.29%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (3.43%) Power BI
5 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.29%) Redis
6 3 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.14%) NuoDB
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.14%) QlikView
7 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (18.86%) Jenkins
2 29 (16.57%) JIRA
3 28 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 15 (8.57%) Mercurial
5 10 (5.71%) Selenium
5 10 (5.71%) Subversion
6 8 (4.57%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.00%) GitLab
8 6 (3.43%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.29%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.29%) Gradle
10 4 (2.29%) IntelliJ
10 4 (2.29%) JUnit
10 4 (2.29%) Maven
10 4 (2.29%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.71%) Checkstyle
12 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.57%) MSBuild
General
1 37 (21.14%) Finance
2 14 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.86%) Retail
4 8 (4.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.86%) Banking
5 5 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.14%) Electronics
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (17.71%) Release Manager
2 21 (12.00%) Developer
3 17 (9.71%) Analyst
4 16 (9.14%) Project Manager
5 14 (8.00%) Delivery Manager
6 12 (6.86%) Applications Manager
7 10 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (5.14%) .NET Developer
8 9 (5.14%) Change Manager
9 8 (4.57%) React Developer
9 8 (4.57%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Applications Project Manager
10 7 (4.00%) Client Services Manager
10 7 (4.00%) IT Manager
10 7 (4.00%) Service Manager
10 7 (4.00%) Software Manager
11 6 (3.43%) Administrator
11 6 (3.43%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (3.43%) Software Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.29%) CSS
1 18 (10.29%) HTML
2 16 (9.14%) AngularJS
2 16 (9.14%) Web Services
3 15 (8.57%) REST
4 13 (7.43%) .NET
5 11 (6.29%) React
6 10 (5.71%) CSS3
6 10 (5.71%) HTML5
6 10 (5.71%) LESS
6 10 (5.71%) Middleware
6 10 (5.71%) Node.js
6 10 (5.71%) Sass
7 9 (5.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (5.14%) jQuery
8 6 (3.43%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.43%) Entity Framework
9 4 (2.29%) Spring
9 4 (2.29%) Spring MVC
9 4 (2.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.29%) Virtual Team
3 13 (7.43%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.86%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (6.29%) Computer Science
6 10 (5.71%) User Experience
7 7 (4.00%) CMDB
7 7 (4.00%) PMI
8 6 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (3.43%) Smart Meter
9 4 (2.29%) Life Science
10 3 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.14%) LIMS
11 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.14%) NHS
11 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.57%) Clustering
12 1 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
12 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.86%) Windows
2 23 (13.14%) Linux
3 12 (6.86%) Unix
4 5 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.14%) Solaris
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.14%) zOS
6 1 (0.57%) Android
6 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (32.00%) Scrum
3 47 (26.86%) ITIL
4 44 (25.14%) DevOps
5 35 (20.00%) Kanban
6 31 (17.71%) Change Management
6 31 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (17.71%) Project Management
7 30 (17.14%) Configuration Management
8 28 (16.00%) Service Management
9 23 (13.14%) TDD
10 20 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (10.86%) High Availability
11 19 (10.86%) Test Scripting
11 19 (10.86%) Unit Testing
12 18 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (10.29%) Software Delivery
13 17 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (9.71%) Process Improvement
13 17 (9.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.57%) JavaScript
2 17 (9.71%) Java
3 12 (6.86%) C#
4 9 (5.14%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.14%) SQL
5 6 (3.43%) Python
6 5 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.29%) Java 8
7 4 (2.29%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.71%) Perl
9 2 (1.14%) C
9 2 (1.14%) Ruby
10 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.57%) C++
10 1 (0.57%) Korn
10 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.29%) Degree
4 14 (8.00%) PMP
5 10 (5.71%) Master's Degree
6 8 (4.57%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.57%) ACCA
10 1 (0.57%) CIMA
10 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.57%) RHCE
10 1 (0.57%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.86%) QA
2 14 (8.00%) SLA
3 8 (4.57%) PMO
4 4 (2.29%) GxP
5 3 (1.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (1.71%) GCP
5 3 (1.71%) GLP
5 3 (1.71%) GMP
5 3 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.57%) GAMP
7 1 (0.57%) GDPR
7 1 (0.57%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.57%) MISRA
7 1 (0.57%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) Docker
2 4 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.57%) Firmware
4 1 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (7.43%) Puppet
2 12 (6.86%) Ansible
3 11 (6.29%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.14%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.14%) Foglight
4 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.57%) Grafana
5 1 (0.57%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.57%) Packer
5 1 (0.57%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.57%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.57%) SCCM
5 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (23.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.86%) Oracle
3 17 (9.71%) ServiceNow
4 12 (6.86%) SAP
5 10 (5.71%) Atlassian
6 8 (4.57%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.57%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.29%) BMC
8 4 (2.29%) VMware
9 3 (1.71%) Adobe
9 3 (1.71%) Remedy
10 2 (1.14%) Google
10 2 (1.14%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.57%) Capita
11 1 (0.57%) HP
11 1 (0.57%) Northgate
11 1 (0.57%) SendGrid
11 1 (0.57%) Symantec
11 1 (0.57%) Talend