Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 177 213
Rank change year-on-year -53 +36 -29
Contract jobs citing Release Management 156 225 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 1.36% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.61% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 147 75
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £308 £350 £313
90th Percentile £575 £604 £638
England median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
South East median hourly rate - £42.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +238.00% +4.17%
England median hourly rate £29.54 £30.58 £31.20
% change year-on-year -3.41% -1.98% +50.43%

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 13,879 13,996 12,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.84% 84.45% 83.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,304 8,458 7,697
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £596 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 427 539
South East median hourly rate £26.95 £24.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.21% +6.76% -20.35%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -3 78 £400 -9.86% 17
Berkshire +14 57 £483 +7.22% 9
Hampshire -22 39 £400 -9.71% 6
Surrey -42 32 £500 +7.53% 6
Buckinghamshire +4 19 £360 -7.69% 5
West Sussex -7 8 £360 +1.05%
Oxfordshire +4 3 £400 -15.79% 3
Release Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 84 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (42.95%) DevOps
3 59 (37.82%) Scrum
4 53 (33.97%) Jenkins
5 44 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (26.28%) Git (software)
7 40 (25.64%) ITIL
8 39 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 38 (24.36%) Microsoft
9 38 (24.36%) QA
10 37 (23.72%) Configuration Management
10 37 (23.72%) Kanban
10 37 (23.72%) Software Delivery
11 34 (21.79%) Security Cleared
11 34 (21.79%) Windows
12 33 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (20.51%) Linux
13 32 (20.51%) JIRA
14 29 (18.59%) SC Cleared
15 27 (17.31%) Confluence
16 26 (16.67%) Finance
17 25 (16.03%) Continuous Delivery
17 25 (16.03%) Ansible
18 24 (15.38%) GitHub
18 24 (15.38%) High Availability
19 23 (14.74%) JavaScript
20 22 (14.10%) TDD
20 22 (14.10%) Puppet
21 21 (13.46%) Cloud Computing
21 21 (13.46%) SDLC

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 27 (17.31%) Confluence
2 10 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (3.21%) Apache Solr
3 5 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.21%) SAS
4 3 (1.92%) IIS
5 2 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.64%) JBoss
6 1 (0.64%) nginx
6 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 39 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (15.38%) GitHub
4 21 (13.46%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (9.62%) Serverless
6 14 (8.97%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (5.77%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (3.85%) Amazon S3
10 5 (3.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (3.21%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (3.21%) CloudFront
11 3 (1.92%) IaaS
11 3 (1.92%) OpenShift
12 2 (1.28%) PaaS
13 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.64%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (1.92%) WAN
2 2 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.28%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (1.28%) DNS
2 2 (1.28%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (1.28%) TACACS
3 1 (0.64%) DHCP
3 1 (0.64%) Firewall
3 1 (0.64%) HTTP
3 1 (0.64%) Internet
3 1 (0.64%) Intranet
3 1 (0.64%) LAN
3 1 (0.64%) MQTT
3 1 (0.64%) SAN
3 1 (0.64%) SMS
3 1 (0.64%) SSH
3 1 (0.64%) VPN
3 1 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.46%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (12.82%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (10.90%) SQL Server
4 14 (8.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (5.13%) Power BI
6 6 (3.85%) DB2
7 5 (3.21%) Big Data
7 5 (3.21%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.21%) QlikView
8 4 (2.56%) MariaDB
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.92%) PerformancePoint
9 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.28%) Redis
10 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 53 (33.97%) Jenkins
2 41 (26.28%) Git (software)
3 32 (20.51%) JIRA
4 20 (12.82%) Subversion
5 19 (12.18%) Selenium
6 15 (9.62%) Mercurial
7 11 (7.05%) SonarQube
8 7 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (4.49%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (3.85%) GitLab
10 5 (3.21%) Checkstyle
10 5 (3.21%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.21%) Gradle
10 5 (3.21%) IntelliJ
10 5 (3.21%) JUnit
10 5 (3.21%) Maven
11 3 (1.92%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.64%) MSBuild
General
1 26 (16.67%) Finance
2 16 (10.26%) Retail
3 12 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.92%) Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (18.59%) Developer
2 23 (14.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (11.54%) Release Manager
4 13 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (6.41%) Analyst
5 10 (6.41%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.77%) Architect
6 9 (5.77%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.13%) React Developer
8 7 (4.49%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.49%) Client Services Manager
8 7 (4.49%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (4.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Service Manager
9 6 (3.85%) Software Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.85%) Software Manager
10 5 (3.21%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) ITIL Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.54%) Web Services
2 17 (10.90%) AngularJS
2 17 (10.90%) REST
3 16 (10.26%) CSS
3 16 (10.26%) HTML
3 16 (10.26%) React
4 11 (7.05%) .NET
4 11 (7.05%) Node.js
5 10 (6.41%) CSS3
5 10 (6.41%) HTML5
5 10 (6.41%) LESS
5 10 (6.41%) Sass
6 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (4.49%) Middleware
7 6 (3.85%) jQuery
8 5 (3.21%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.21%) JSF
8 5 (3.21%) Spring
8 5 (3.21%) Spring MVC
8 5 (3.21%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.05%) User Experience
4 10 (6.41%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.13%) Virtual Team
6 6 (3.85%) PMI
7 4 (2.56%) CMDB
7 4 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.92%) Clustering
8 3 (1.92%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.92%) PKI
8 3 (1.92%) Robotics
9 2 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.28%) NHS
9 2 (1.28%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.28%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.28%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.64%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.79%) Windows
2 32 (20.51%) Linux
3 4 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.92%) Unix
5 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) CentOS
6 1 (0.64%) Solaris
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (42.95%) DevOps
3 59 (37.82%) Scrum
4 44 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (25.64%) ITIL
6 37 (23.72%) Configuration Management
6 37 (23.72%) Kanban
6 37 (23.72%) Software Delivery
7 25 (16.03%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (15.38%) High Availability
9 22 (14.10%) TDD
10 21 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (13.46%) SDLC
10 21 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (12.82%) Computer Science
11 20 (12.82%) Project Management
11 20 (12.82%) Service Management
12 19 (12.18%) Auto-Scaling
12 19 (12.18%) Test Scripting
12 19 (12.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.74%) JavaScript
2 15 (9.62%) Java
3 14 (8.97%) SQL
4 10 (6.41%) Python
5 8 (5.13%) C#
6 7 (4.49%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.21%) Java 8
8 5 (3.21%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.56%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.92%) Ruby
11 2 (1.28%) Perl
12 1 (0.64%) Korn
12 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (21.79%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.59%) SC Cleared
3 21 (13.46%) Degree
4 7 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.85%) Master's Degree
5 6 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 6 (3.85%) PMP
6 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.92%) CCNP
7 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (24.36%) QA
2 5 (3.21%) PMO
3 4 (2.56%) GDPR
4 2 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.62%) Docker
2 2 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (16.03%) Ansible
2 22 (14.10%) Puppet
3 20 (12.82%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.92%) SCCM
4 3 (1.92%) SCOM
5 2 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.64%) Foglight
6 1 (0.64%) Grafana
6 1 (0.64%) Packer
6 1 (0.64%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 38 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.18%) Atlassian
3 18 (11.54%) ServiceNow
4 17 (10.90%) Oracle
5 13 (8.33%) BMC
6 10 (6.41%) Remedy
7 8 (5.13%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.13%) TIBCO
8 5 (3.21%) Adobe
8 5 (3.21%) Cisco
8 5 (3.21%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (3.21%) Tableau
9 4 (2.56%) McAfee
10 3 (1.92%) ComArch
10 3 (1.92%) Huawei
10 3 (1.92%) SAP
11 2 (1.28%) Google
11 2 (1.28%) HP
11 2 (1.28%) LogRhythm
11 2 (1.28%) Salesforce.com