The first table below looks at the demand for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 24 July 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 Edinburgh 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 67 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 15 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 0.29% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.41% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 4
Average daily rate
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£403 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £400 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £400 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
956 725 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.45% 71.15% 69.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 353 332
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.10 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Release Management
Scotland

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 25 (67.57%) Project Management
2 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (62.16%) Waterfall
3 21 (56.76%) XML
4 18 (48.65%) Linux
4 18 (48.65%) HTTP
5 16 (43.24%) Web Services
6 13 (35.14%) SOAP
6 13 (35.14%) JSON
6 13 (35.14%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (32.43%) Business Transformation
8 11 (29.73%) Web Development
8 11 (29.73%) HTML
8 11 (29.73%) CSS
8 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
9 9 (24.32%) Java
9 9 (24.32%) DSDM
9 9 (24.32%) Mac OS X
9 9 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (24.32%) Finance
9 9 (24.32%) Scrum
9 9 (24.32%) HTML5
9 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (24.32%) CSS3
9 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (21.62%) FMCG
10 8 (21.62%) Retail
11 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
11 7 (18.92%) ITIL
11 7 (18.92%) Open Source

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (5.41%) WordPress
1 2 (5.41%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (8.11%) PaaS
1 3 (8.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) HTTP
2 4 (10.81%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (10.81%) SSL
2 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
1 6 (16.22%) Maven
2 5 (13.51%) Ant
2 5 (13.51%) TeamCity
2 5 (13.51%) Hudson
3 3 (8.11%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Release Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Web Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Lead Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Web Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Web Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) WordPress Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.70%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (56.76%) XML
2 16 (43.24%) Web Services
3 13 (35.14%) SOAP
3 13 (35.14%) JSON
4 11 (29.73%) HTML
4 11 (29.73%) CSS
5 9 (24.32%) HTML5
5 9 (24.32%) CSS3
6 7 (18.92%) REST
7 6 (16.22%) RESTful
8 3 (8.11%) jQuery
9 2 (5.41%) XHTML
10 1 (2.70%) EDI
10 1 (2.70%) SAML
10 1 (2.70%) .NET
10 1 (2.70%) J2EE
10 1 (2.70%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) FMCG
2 7 (18.92%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Linux
2 9 (24.32%) Mac OS X
3 6 (16.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Project Management
2 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (62.16%) Waterfall
3 13 (35.14%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (32.43%) Business Transformation
5 11 (29.73%) Web Development
6 9 (24.32%) DSDM
6 9 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (24.32%) Scrum
6 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL
8 6 (16.22%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (16.22%) Dependency Management
8 6 (16.22%) Web Accessibility
8 6 (16.22%) Migration
9 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.81%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
2 9 (24.32%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) VBA
4 2 (5.41%) PHP
4 2 (5.41%) SQL
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Vagrant
1 5 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (13.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft