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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 143 115 138
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +23
Contract jobs citing Release Management 57 97 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.01% 1.43% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.85% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 52
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £14.00 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+98.21% -34.50%
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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
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 47 (39.17%) Banking
2 42 (35.00%) Oracle
3 40 (33.33%) Finance
4 35 (29.17%) ITIL
5 29 (24.17%) Windows
5 29 (24.17%) SQL Server
6 27 (22.50%) SQL
6 27 (22.50%) Linux
7 26 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (19.17%) WebSphere
9 22 (18.33%) Microsoft
10 21 (17.50%) .NET
10 21 (17.50%) PowerShell
11 19 (15.83%) C#
11 19 (15.83%) VMware
12 18 (15.00%) Java
12 18 (15.00%) JBoss
13 17 (14.17%) Tomcat
13 17 (14.17%) C
14 16 (13.33%) WebLogic
14 16 (13.33%) XML
14 16 (13.33%) GlassFish
14 16 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (12.50%) LANDesk
15 15 (12.50%) Citrix
15 15 (12.50%) ISO 9001
15 15 (12.50%) Shell Script
15 15 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
15 15 (12.50%) Scrum
15 15 (12.50%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (19.17%) WebSphere
2 18 (15.00%) JBoss
3 17 (14.17%) Tomcat
4 16 (13.33%) WebLogic
4 16 (13.33%) GlassFish
5 9 (7.50%) Apache
6 7 (5.83%) IIS
7 4 (3.33%) Apache Pig
7 4 (3.33%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.67%) Confluence
9 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.67%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.00%) MS Office
2 4 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.67%) Siebel Analytics
3 2 (1.67%) Documaker
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.83%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) SaaS
1 1 (0.83%) PaaS
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Internet
2 3 (2.50%) LDAP
2 3 (2.50%) HTTP
3 2 (1.67%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (1.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.83%) SSL
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) Intranet
4 1 (0.83%) Firewall
4 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.17%) Big Data
3 5 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.33%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.50%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.67%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.67%) QlikView
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.67%) HBase
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.67%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Subversion
2 12 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (5.83%) NUnit
4 7 (5.83%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.00%) CruiseControl
6 5 (4.17%) MSI
6 5 (4.17%) WiX
6 5 (4.17%) JIRA
7 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.50%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.67%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.67%) NCover
9 2 (1.67%) Hudson
9 2 (1.67%) Maven
9 2 (1.67%) ProC
9 2 (1.67%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (39.17%) Banking
2 40 (33.33%) Finance
3 11 (9.17%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.83%) Retail
5 6 (5.00%) Front Office
6 2 (1.67%) Billing
6 2 (1.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Law
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.83%) Back Office
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (25.00%) Developer
2 23 (19.17%) Analyst
3 17 (14.17%) Administrator
4 16 (13.33%) Release Manager
5 10 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (5.83%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.33%) Build Manager
9 4 (3.33%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.33%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.50%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.50%) ETL Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.50%) .NET
2 16 (13.33%) XML
3 11 (9.17%) Middleware
4 8 (6.67%) Web Services
5 7 (5.83%) SOAP
6 6 (5.00%) REST
6 6 (5.00%) HTML
7 5 (4.17%) JSP
7 5 (4.17%) WCF
7 5 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.33%) JSON
8 4 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (2.50%) JMS
9 3 (2.50%) J2EE
9 3 (2.50%) CSS
9 3 (2.50%) XSD
9 3 (2.50%) Task Parallel Library
9 3 (2.50%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (2.50%) WPF
9 3 (2.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.17%) Credit Risk
1 5 (4.17%) Market Risk
1 5 (4.17%) Derivative
2 3 (2.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (2.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (2.50%) Replication
2 3 (2.50%) SWIFT
2 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (1.67%) PKI
3 2 (1.67%) CMDB
3 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.67%) Clustering
3 2 (1.67%) Fixed Income
3 2 (1.67%) AS400
3 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.17%) Windows
2 27 (22.50%) Linux
3 13 (10.83%) UNIX
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.50%) Solaris
5 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) VMS
7 1 (0.83%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.83%) Debian
7 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.83%) Android
7 1 (0.83%) CentOS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.17%) ITIL
2 26 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.50%) Scrum
3 15 (12.50%) TDD
4 14 (11.67%) Change Management
4 14 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (10.83%) Configuration Management
6 11 (9.17%) Software Engineering
7 10 (8.33%) Service Management
8 9 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (7.50%) Project Management
8 9 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (7.50%) DevOps
9 8 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (6.67%) OO
10 7 (5.83%) UML
10 7 (5.83%) OOP
10 7 (5.83%) ETL
10 7 (5.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.50%) SQL
2 21 (17.50%) PowerShell
3 19 (15.83%) C#
4 18 (15.00%) Java
5 17 (14.17%) C
6 15 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 8 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.83%) Python
9 5 (4.17%) Perl
10 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.33%) VBScript
11 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.50%) VB
11 3 (2.50%) VBA
11 3 (2.50%) C++
12 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.67%) Jython
12 2 (1.67%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.83%) PHP
13 1 (0.83%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.50%) Degree
3 2 (1.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) Siebel Certification
4 1 (0.83%) OCP
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.83%) CISA
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.83%) IIBA
4 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (11.67%) XenServer
4 5 (4.17%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.67%) Squid
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.67%) vSphere
5 2 (1.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 14 (11.67%) Tivoli
2 9 (7.50%) Puppet
3 6 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.50%) Control-M
6 2 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.67%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.83%) Nagios
7 1 (0.83%) logstash
7 1 (0.83%) Kibana
7 1 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.83%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.83%) yum
7 1 (0.83%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.83%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 42 (35.00%) Oracle
2 22 (18.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (15.83%) VMware
4 15 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 15 (12.50%) Citrix
5 6 (5.00%) Remedy
6 5 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (2.50%) Siebel
7 3 (2.50%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.50%) Sun
7 3 (2.50%) IBM
7 3 (2.50%) BMC
7 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.50%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.67%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.67%) Tableau
8 2 (1.67%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.67%) Open Text
8 2 (1.67%) Informatica
8 2 (1.67%) MicroStrategy
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