The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 166 128 159
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +31
Contract jobs citing Release Management 42 72 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 1.24% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.60% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 56 50
Average daily rate
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£425 £391 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -7.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+40.83% -20.00%
Release Management
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4608 4500 5541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.70% 77.53% 78.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3635 3349 4119
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 95
Average hourly rate £21.30 £23.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.85 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Management across the City of London region.

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the City of London region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management.

1 34 (40.48%) Finance
2 28 (33.33%) Java
3 26 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (29.76%) Linux
5 22 (26.19%) SQL Server
6 21 (25.00%) .NET
6 21 (25.00%) DevOps
7 20 (23.81%) SQL
8 19 (22.62%) Windows
8 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (21.43%) SDLC
9 18 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (20.24%) Jenkins
10 17 (20.24%) Tomcat
10 17 (20.24%) Python
10 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
11 16 (19.05%) C#
12 15 (17.86%) Git (software)
12 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (17.86%) Banking
13 14 (16.67%) Degree
13 14 (16.67%) IIS
13 14 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (15.48%) Oracle
14 13 (15.48%) Scrum
15 12 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (14.29%) UNIX
16 11 (13.10%) Configuration Management
16 11 (13.10%) Load Balancing
16 11 (13.10%) TDD

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Release Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Release Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (20.24%) Tomcat
2 14 (16.67%) IIS
3 10 (11.90%) Apache
4 5 (5.95%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.95%) JBoss
5 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.57%) nginx
7 2 (2.38%) WordPress
7 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.19%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Algo Collateral
2 1 (1.19%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.19%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.19%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (2.38%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) Firewall
2 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (1.19%) DSL
3 1 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.33%) MySQL
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.57%) KDB
4 3 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.38%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.19%) QlikView
6 1 (1.19%) DB2
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) Jenkins
2 15 (17.86%) Git (software)
3 12 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (13.10%) Subversion
5 9 (10.71%) Maven
5 9 (10.71%) JIRA
6 7 (8.33%) TeamCity
7 6 (7.14%) JUnit
7 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
8 5 (5.95%) Mockito
8 5 (5.95%) NUnit
9 3 (3.57%) CruiseControl
9 3 (3.57%) Ant
9 3 (3.57%) Mercurial
9 3 (3.57%) ClearCase
9 3 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (3.57%) MSBuild
9 3 (3.57%) Gradle
10 2 (2.38%) ProC
10 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (40.48%) Finance
2 15 (17.86%) Banking
3 6 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.95%) Front Office
5 4 (4.76%) Back Office
6 2 (2.38%) Retail
7 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Developer
2 14 (16.67%) Analyst
3 13 (15.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Release Manager
4 5 (5.95%) Java Developer
5 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Architect
5 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Applications Support
5 4 (4.76%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.38%) Test Manager
7 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.38%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.38%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) .NET
2 10 (11.90%) Web Services
3 6 (7.14%) Spring
4 5 (5.95%) WPF
4 5 (5.95%) J2EE
4 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.76%) XML
5 4 (4.76%) Middleware
5 4 (4.76%) LAMP
5 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 4 (4.76%) WCF
6 3 (3.57%) Task Parallel Library
6 3 (3.57%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (3.57%) Django
6 3 (3.57%) XSL
6 3 (3.57%) SOAP
7 2 (2.38%) JSP
7 2 (2.38%) JMS
7 2 (2.38%) Rendezvous
7 2 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.76%) Fixed Income
3 4 (4.76%) Market Risk
4 3 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.57%) CMDB
4 3 (3.57%) Derivative
5 2 (2.38%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.38%) Equities
5 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Economics
6 1 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.19%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.76%) Linux
2 19 (22.62%) Windows
3 12 (14.29%) UNIX
4 7 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.19%) Solaris
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.00%) DevOps
3 18 (21.43%) SDLC
4 15 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (15.48%) Scrum
6 11 (13.10%) TDD
6 11 (13.10%) Configuration Management
6 11 (13.10%) Load Balancing
7 8 (9.52%) ITIL
7 8 (9.52%) OO
7 8 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.33%) Migration
8 7 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.14%) BDD
9 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.14%) CRM
9 6 (7.14%) Project Management
9 6 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) Java
2 20 (23.81%) SQL
3 17 (20.24%) Python
3 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
4 16 (19.05%) C#
5 9 (10.71%) Perl
6 7 (8.33%) VBScript
7 6 (7.14%) C++
8 5 (5.95%) PHP
9 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.76%) Ruby
10 3 (3.57%) VBA
10 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.38%) C
11 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.19%) VB
12 1 (1.19%) Korn
12 1 (1.19%) XPath
12 1 (1.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) PMP
3 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
1 2 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.76%) vSphere
4 3 (3.57%) Varnish
4 3 (3.57%) GridGain
5 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.19%) Squid
6 1 (1.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (9.52%) Puppet
3 6 (7.14%) SCOM
3 6 (7.14%) Ansible
3 6 (7.14%) Graphite
4 5 (5.95%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (4.76%) SCOrch
5 4 (4.76%) StatsD
6 3 (3.57%) Nagios
6 3 (3.57%) BladeLogic
7 2 (2.38%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.38%) Pingdom
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (1.19%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Oracle
2 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) VMware
3 9 (10.71%) Splunk
4 7 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.95%) Perforce
6 4 (4.76%) WorldPay
7 3 (3.57%) Infragistics
7 3 (3.57%) Sybase
8 2 (2.38%) Cisco
8 2 (2.38%) IBM
8 2 (2.38%) Sun
8 2 (2.38%) ION Trading
8 2 (2.38%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.38%) New Relic
8 2 (2.38%) Akamai
9 1 (1.19%) Red Gate
9 1 (1.19%) Reuters
9 1 (1.19%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.19%) Remedy
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