The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 143 149 124
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Contract jobs citing Release Management 72 56 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.09% 0.89% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.19% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 45 76
Average daily rate £425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.80%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5041 4725 5880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.08% 74.88% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3685 3616 4145
Average daily rate £450 £450 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 52 93
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £16.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Release Management
London

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 81 (49.69%) Finance
2 65 (39.88%) Banking
3 55 (33.74%) Windows
4 44 (26.99%) SQL
5 35 (21.47%) Oracle
6 33 (20.25%) SQL Server
7 32 (19.63%) Investment Banking
8 29 (17.79%) .NET
8 29 (17.79%) Microsoft
9 26 (15.95%) ITIL
9 26 (15.95%) Java
10 25 (15.34%) Degree
11 24 (14.72%) Linux
12 23 (14.11%) Subversion
13 21 (12.88%) Data Modelling
13 21 (12.88%) Change Control
14 20 (12.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 17 (10.43%) C#
15 17 (10.43%) UML
16 16 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (9.82%) XML
16 16 (9.82%) Active Directory
16 16 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (9.20%) Credit Risk
17 15 (9.20%) Document Management
17 15 (9.20%) Legal
17 15 (9.20%) Configuration Management
17 15 (9.20%) UNIX
18 14 (8.59%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 14 (8.59%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.52%) IIS
3 7 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.68%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.07%) OpenStack
5 5 (3.07%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.45%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.45%) Confluence
6 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.84%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.84%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.23%) Apache
8 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.23%) Mule
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.61%) WordPress
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 9 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.68%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Siebel Analytics
2 3 (1.84%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.84%) Summit
3 2 (1.23%) Agresso
3 2 (1.23%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.61%) Aligne
4 1 (0.61%) Endur
4 1 (0.61%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.45%) Firewall
3 3 (1.84%) VPN
3 3 (1.84%) SAN
3 3 (1.84%) Wireless
4 2 (1.23%) DNS
4 2 (1.23%) Intranet
5 1 (0.61%) Internet
5 1 (0.61%) HTTP
5 1 (0.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (8.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.68%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.45%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.45%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.45%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.45%) QlikView
6 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.84%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.84%) MS Access
8 2 (1.23%) Data Mart
8 2 (1.23%) EDRMS
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (14.11%) Subversion
2 20 (12.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (7.36%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.13%) CruiseControl
4 10 (6.13%) MSI
4 10 (6.13%) WiX
5 9 (5.52%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.91%) JIRA
7 6 (3.68%) NUnit
7 6 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.45%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.84%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.84%) Ant
10 2 (1.23%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.61%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.61%) Calabash
11 1 (0.61%) Robotium
11 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.61%) Hudson
General
1 81 (49.69%) Finance
2 65 (39.88%) Banking
3 32 (19.63%) Investment Banking
4 15 (9.20%) Legal
5 6 (3.68%) Billing
6 5 (3.07%) Front Office
6 5 (3.07%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (33.13%) Analyst
2 25 (15.34%) Developer
3 16 (9.82%) Business Analyst
4 15 (9.20%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 15 (9.20%) Risk Analyst
4 15 (9.20%) Credit Analyst
5 14 (8.59%) Legal Analyst
5 14 (8.59%) IT Business Analyst
5 14 (8.59%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 12 (7.36%) Architect
7 11 (6.75%) Support Analyst
8 10 (6.13%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.13%) Release Analyst
9 9 (5.52%) Consultant
10 8 (4.91%) Release Manager
11 7 (4.29%) Integration Analyst
11 7 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (3.68%) Applications Support
12 6 (3.68%) Integration Engineer
12 6 (3.68%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.79%) .NET
2 16 (9.82%) XML
3 9 (5.52%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.91%) jQuery
5 7 (4.29%) Middleware
5 7 (4.29%) CSS
6 5 (3.07%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.07%) J2EE
7 4 (2.45%) Web Services
7 4 (2.45%) HTML
7 4 (2.45%) RESTful
7 4 (2.45%) Application Packaging
7 4 (2.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (1.84%) LINQ
8 3 (1.84%) JSON
8 3 (1.84%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.84%) WebCenter
8 3 (1.84%) Ajax
8 3 (1.84%) Spring
9 2 (1.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.20%) Credit Risk
2 6 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.07%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.07%) Derivative
3 5 (3.07%) Fixed Income
4 3 (1.84%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.84%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.23%) FMCG
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.61%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.61%) Statistics
6 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.61%) Open Source
6 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.74%) Windows
2 24 (14.72%) Linux
3 15 (9.20%) UNIX
4 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.45%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.84%) Solaris
8 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.23%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.61%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.95%) ITIL
2 21 (12.88%) Data Modelling
2 21 (12.88%) Change Control
3 17 (10.43%) UML
4 16 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (9.20%) Document Management
5 15 (9.20%) Configuration Management
6 14 (8.59%) BPR
6 14 (8.59%) Project Management
6 14 (8.59%) Systems Analysis
7 13 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (7.36%) Software Engineering
9 11 (6.75%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (6.75%) Change Management
9 11 (6.75%) Migration
10 10 (6.13%) Scrum
10 10 (6.13%) Incident Management
10 10 (6.13%) Problem Management
11 9 (5.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.99%) SQL
2 26 (15.95%) Java
3 17 (10.43%) C#
4 14 (8.59%) VBScript
5 13 (7.98%) Python
6 12 (7.36%) T-SQL
7 11 (6.75%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.75%) C
8 8 (4.91%) Perl
9 7 (4.29%) C++
9 7 (4.29%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.29%) VB
10 6 (3.68%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.07%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.07%) Ruby
12 4 (2.45%) PHP
12 4 (2.45%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.84%) VBA
14 2 (1.23%) Scala
15 1 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (15.34%) Degree
2 7 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.68%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.84%) PMP
4 3 (1.84%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB
6 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) ISO 9001
2 7 (4.29%) Basel III
3 5 (3.07%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.45%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.45%) KVM
3 3 (1.84%) XenApp
3 3 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.61%) XenServer
5 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.52%) Puppet
2 5 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.45%) Nagios
3 4 (2.45%) Ganglia
4 3 (1.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.84%) SCCM
4 3 (1.84%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.61%) YUM
6 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 35 (21.47%) Oracle
2 29 (17.79%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.29%) Citrix
4 6 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.07%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.07%) Cognos
6 4 (2.45%) Open Text
6 4 (2.45%) MKS
6 4 (2.45%) Siebel
6 4 (2.45%) HP
6 4 (2.45%) Symantec
7 3 (1.84%) Dell
7 3 (1.84%) Murex
7 3 (1.84%) Temenos
7 3 (1.84%) CA
7 3 (1.84%) Hyperion
7 3 (1.84%) jBASE
7 3 (1.84%) AppSense
8 2 (1.23%) Perforce
8 2 (1.23%) VMware
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