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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 148 168 151
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing Release Management 57 60 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 0.84% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.10% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 46
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £62.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.60% +150.00%
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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
4628 5440 5260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.75% 76.45% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3581 4025 3946
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 75 85
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.65 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 60 (46.51%) Banking
2 58 (44.96%) Oracle
3 54 (41.86%) Finance
4 44 (34.11%) SQL Server
5 42 (32.56%) ITIL
6 37 (28.68%) Windows
7 32 (24.81%) Linux
8 31 (24.03%) WebSphere
9 30 (23.26%) SQL
9 30 (23.26%) Microsoft
10 28 (21.71%) PowerShell
11 24 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (18.60%) C
12 22 (17.05%) JBoss
12 22 (17.05%) Tomcat
12 22 (17.05%) ISO 9001
13 21 (16.28%) WebLogic
13 21 (16.28%) VMware
14 20 (15.50%) Oracle RMAN
14 20 (15.50%) .NET
14 20 (15.50%) Citrix
14 20 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (15.50%) GlassFish
15 19 (14.73%) LANDesk
15 19 (14.73%) XenServer
15 19 (14.73%) Shell Script
15 19 (14.73%) Tivoli
15 19 (14.73%) C#
16 17 (13.18%) Investment Banking
17 15 (11.63%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 31 (24.03%) WebSphere
2 22 (17.05%) JBoss
2 22 (17.05%) Tomcat
3 21 (16.28%) WebLogic
4 20 (15.50%) GlassFish
5 9 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (6.20%) IIS
7 5 (3.88%) Apache
8 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.55%) CMS
8 2 (1.55%) Confluence
9 1 (0.78%) Node.js
9 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.55%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.55%) Documaker
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.78%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (0.78%) ElastiCache
1 1 (0.78%) Gitorious
1 1 (0.78%) SaaS
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) LDAP
2 3 (2.33%) Internet
3 2 (1.55%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.78%) SSL
4 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (34.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.10%) MySQL
5 4 (3.10%) Siebel EIM
6 3 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.33%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.55%) MS Access
7 2 (1.55%) DB2
7 2 (1.55%) QlikView
7 2 (1.55%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.78%) Big Data
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Subversion
1 10 (7.75%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.20%) NUnit
3 7 (5.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (4.65%) CruiseControl
5 5 (3.88%) WiX
5 5 (3.88%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.88%) MSI
6 4 (3.10%) JIRA
6 4 (3.10%) MSBuild
7 3 (2.33%) NCover
8 2 (1.55%) Maven
8 2 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.78%) Hudson
9 1 (0.78%) NuGet
9 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.78%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.78%) Ant
General
1 60 (46.51%) Banking
2 54 (41.86%) Finance
3 17 (13.18%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.20%) Retail
5 5 (3.88%) Front Office
6 4 (3.10%) Legal
6 4 (3.10%) Advertising
7 2 (1.55%) Billing
7 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.78%) International Banking
8 1 (0.78%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (21.71%) Analyst
2 27 (20.93%) Developer
3 23 (17.83%) Administrator
4 17 (13.18%) Release Manager
5 11 (8.53%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (6.20%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.10%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.10%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.10%) DBA
8 4 (3.10%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (3.10%) Build Manager
8 4 (3.10%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.33%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (2.33%) Deployment Analyst
9 3 (2.33%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 3 (2.33%) Risk Analyst
9 3 (2.33%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) .NET
2 12 (9.30%) XML
3 11 (8.53%) Web Services
4 10 (7.75%) Middleware
5 7 (5.43%) HTML
5 7 (5.43%) SOAP
6 6 (4.65%) REST
7 5 (3.88%) JSP
8 4 (3.10%) JMS
8 4 (3.10%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.33%) WCF
9 3 (2.33%) JSON
9 3 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (2.33%) LAMP
9 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.33%) CSS
9 3 (2.33%) XSD
10 2 (1.55%) XSLT
10 2 (1.55%) WinForms
10 2 (1.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.43%) Credit Risk
2 5 (3.88%) Market Risk
3 4 (3.10%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.33%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.33%) Replication
4 3 (2.33%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.55%) AS400
5 2 (1.55%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.55%) Clustering
5 2 (1.55%) Derivative
5 2 (1.55%) CMDB
5 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) Kindle
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.68%) Windows
2 32 (24.81%) Linux
3 8 (6.20%) UNIX
4 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.33%) Solaris
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.78%) CentOS
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.56%) ITIL
2 24 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.63%) Scrum
4 12 (9.30%) Configuration Management
4 12 (9.30%) Change Management
4 12 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (8.53%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (7.75%) Project Management
6 10 (7.75%) TDD
6 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (6.98%) Service Management
7 9 (6.98%) UML
8 8 (6.20%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.43%) DevOps
9 7 (5.43%) ETL
9 7 (5.43%) OO
9 7 (5.43%) Data Modelling
10 6 (4.65%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.26%) SQL
2 28 (21.71%) PowerShell
3 24 (18.60%) C
4 19 (14.73%) Shell Script
4 19 (14.73%) C#
5 14 (10.85%) Java
6 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.65%) Perl
8 5 (3.88%) VBScript
8 5 (3.88%) VB
8 5 (3.88%) Python
9 4 (3.10%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.33%) VBA
11 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.55%) Jython
11 2 (1.55%) Ruby
11 2 (1.55%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (6.20%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) IIBA
4 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.78%) CISA
4 1 (0.78%) ISEB
4 1 (0.78%) Siebel Certification
4 1 (0.78%) OCP
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.05%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.10%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (15.50%) Oracle RMAN
1 20 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (14.73%) XenServer
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.55%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) XenApp
5 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.78%) Squid
Systems Management
1 19 (14.73%) Tivoli
2 12 (9.30%) Puppet
3 7 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.10%) Nagios
5 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.33%) Control-M
6 2 (1.55%) YUM
7 1 (0.78%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.78%) Kibana
7 1 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.78%) logstash
7 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.78%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 58 (44.96%) Oracle
2 30 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 21 (16.28%) VMware
4 20 (15.50%) Citrix
5 19 (14.73%) LANDesk
6 6 (4.65%) Siebel
6 6 (4.65%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (3.10%) Cognos
7 4 (3.10%) Informatica
7 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.10%) Open Text
8 3 (2.33%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.33%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.33%) Veritas
8 3 (2.33%) IBM
8 3 (2.33%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.55%) Symantec
9 2 (1.55%) Remedy
9 2 (1.55%) Charles River
9 2 (1.55%) BMC
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