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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 140 166 152
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -14
Contract jobs citing Release Management 62 58 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.07% 0.81% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.06% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 55
Average daily rate
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£444 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +25.00%
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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
4405 5477 5968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.94% 76.58% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3304 4048 4398
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 92
Average hourly rate £21.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.20 £15.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £54.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 67 (49.63%) Banking
2 59 (43.70%) Oracle
3 58 (42.96%) Finance
4 42 (31.11%) SQL Server
4 42 (31.11%) ITIL
5 37 (27.41%) Windows
5 37 (27.41%) Linux
6 32 (23.70%) PowerShell
7 30 (22.22%) WebSphere
8 29 (21.48%) Microsoft
8 29 (21.48%) SQL
9 27 (20.00%) C
10 25 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (17.04%) ISO 9001
12 21 (15.56%) WebLogic
13 20 (14.81%) Tomcat
14 19 (14.07%) Investment Banking
14 19 (14.07%) Puppet
15 18 (13.33%) JBoss
16 17 (12.59%) C#
16 17 (12.59%) Java
16 17 (12.59%) Citrix
16 17 (12.59%) Shell Script
16 17 (12.59%) VMware
17 16 (11.85%) Oracle RMAN
17 16 (11.85%) Tivoli
17 16 (11.85%) LANDesk
17 16 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (11.85%) GlassFish
17 16 (11.85%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 30 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 21 (15.56%) WebLogic
3 20 (14.81%) Tomcat
4 16 (11.85%) GlassFish
5 12 (8.89%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.70%) IIS
7 4 (2.96%) Confluence
7 4 (2.96%) Apache
8 2 (1.48%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.74%) CMS
9 1 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (0.74%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.96%) MS Office
3 2 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.48%) Siebel Analytics
2 2 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.74%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.74%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
1 1 (0.74%) ElastiCache
1 1 (0.74%) Gitorious
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) LDAP
2 1 (0.74%) SSL
2 1 (0.74%) HTTP
2 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.74%) SAN
2 1 (0.74%) Intranet
2 1 (0.74%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (31.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.96%) Siebel EIM
5 3 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.22%) MySQL
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.22%) QlikView
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.48%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.48%) DB2
6 2 (1.48%) MS Access
7 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Subversion
1 7 (5.19%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.44%) JIRA
2 6 (4.44%) CruiseControl
3 5 (3.70%) NUnit
3 5 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (2.22%) NCover
6 2 (1.48%) WiX
6 2 (1.48%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.48%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.48%) Maven
6 2 (1.48%) MSI
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.74%) Ant
7 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.74%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.74%) JBehave
General
1 67 (49.63%) Banking
2 58 (42.96%) Finance
3 19 (14.07%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.41%) Legal
5 5 (3.70%) Retail
5 5 (3.70%) Billing
6 4 (2.96%) Advertising
7 2 (1.48%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.48%) Front Office
8 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.74%) Back Office
8 1 (0.74%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (24.44%) Analyst
2 25 (18.52%) Developer
3 19 (14.07%) Administrator
4 14 (10.37%) Release Manager
5 10 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
5 10 (7.41%) Deployment Engineer
5 10 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) IT Business Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Risk Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Credit Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Legal Analyst
7 7 (5.19%) Consultant
7 7 (5.19%) Release Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Deployment Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
9 5 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
9 5 (3.70%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.70%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.11%) .NET
2 13 (9.63%) Middleware
3 9 (6.67%) Web Services
4 7 (5.19%) XML
4 7 (5.19%) SOAP
5 6 (4.44%) REST
6 5 (3.70%) JSP
6 5 (3.70%) HTML
6 5 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (3.70%) WebCenter
7 4 (2.96%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.96%) JMS
8 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.22%) XSD
8 3 (2.22%) LAMP
8 3 (2.22%) RESTful
8 3 (2.22%) WCF
8 3 (2.22%) JSON
9 2 (1.48%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) Credit Risk
2 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.96%) Market Risk
4 3 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.22%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.22%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.48%) Derivative
5 2 (1.48%) AS400
5 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.74%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.74%) Equities
6 1 (0.74%) FMCG
6 1 (0.74%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.74%) Statistics
6 1 (0.74%) Kindle
6 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (27.41%) Windows
1 37 (27.41%) Linux
2 7 (5.19%) UNIX
3 5 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.22%) Solaris
5 3 (2.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.74%) Debian
6 1 (0.74%) Android
6 1 (0.74%) CentOS
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.11%) ITIL
2 25 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (11.11%) UML
4 15 (11.11%) Scrum
5 13 (9.63%) Data Modelling
6 12 (8.89%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (8.15%) Systems Analysis
8 10 (7.41%) TDD
8 10 (7.41%) Service Management
8 10 (7.41%) Change Management
8 10 (7.41%) Project Management
9 9 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.67%) Document Management
9 9 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.93%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.93%) DevOps
10 8 (5.93%) Change Control
10 8 (5.93%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.70%) PowerShell
2 29 (21.48%) SQL
3 27 (20.00%) C
4 17 (12.59%) C#
4 17 (12.59%) Java
4 17 (12.59%) Shell Script
5 13 (9.63%) VBScript
6 7 (5.19%) VB
6 7 (5.19%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.44%) Perl
7 6 (4.44%) Python
8 4 (2.96%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.22%) Ruby
9 3 (2.22%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.48%) C++
10 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.48%) VBA
11 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (10.37%) Degree
2 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.48%) ISEB
4 1 (0.74%) Siebel Certification
4 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.04%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (11.85%) Oracle RMAN
1 16 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (11.85%) XenServer
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.48%) KVM
3 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.74%) XenApp
4 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (14.07%) Puppet
2 16 (11.85%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (4.44%) Nagios
4 5 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.22%) Control-M
5 3 (2.22%) YUM
6 2 (1.48%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.74%) SCCM
7 1 (0.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.74%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.74%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 59 (43.70%) Oracle
2 29 (21.48%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.33%) JBoss
4 17 (12.59%) Citrix
4 17 (12.59%) VMware
5 16 (11.85%) LANDesk
6 10 (7.41%) Cognos
7 6 (4.44%) Siebel
8 5 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.96%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.96%) Open Text
9 4 (2.96%) Informatica
10 3 (2.22%) Symantec
10 3 (2.22%) Hyperion
10 3 (2.22%) HP
10 3 (2.22%) NetApp
10 3 (2.22%) Veritas
10 3 (2.22%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.22%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (1.48%) Tableau
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