The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 60 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 33 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.33% 1.18% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.48% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 8
Average daily rate £450 £423 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +9.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £501 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £415 £393
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +251.85%
Release Management
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1159 1079 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.40% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 601 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 2016, 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 24 (48.00%) Project Management
2 22 (44.00%) ITIL
3 21 (42.00%) Configuration Management
4 19 (38.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 14 (28.00%) Change Management
7 14 (28.00%) Linux
8 13 (26.00%) Waterfall
9 12 (24.00%) Windows
10 11 (22.00%) Finance
10 11 (22.00%) Banking
11 10 (20.00%) Web Services
11 10 (20.00%) XML
12 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (18.00%) Service Management
12 9 (18.00%) Risk Management
12 9 (18.00%) System Testing
12 9 (18.00%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (18.00%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (18.00%) Web Filtering
13 8 (16.00%) SDLC
13 8 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
13 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Management
13 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
14 7 (14.00%) HTTP
14 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
14 7 (14.00%) SOAP
14 7 (14.00%) Software Testing

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (4.00%) IIS
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) HTTP
2 3 (6.00%) DNS
2 3 (6.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (6.00%) SSL
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (22.00%) Banking
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Law
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Environment Manager
2 7 (14.00%) Release Manager
3 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (12.00%) Service Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Change Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) ITIL Manager
6 2 (4.00%) ITIL Service Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Transition Manager
6 2 (4.00%) VBA Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Web Services
1 10 (20.00%) XML
2 7 (14.00%) SOAP
3 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.00%) CSS
3 4 (8.00%) CSS3
3 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 4 (8.00%) HTML5
3 4 (8.00%) JSON
3 4 (8.00%) Middleware
3 4 (8.00%) REST
3 4 (8.00%) RESTful
4 3 (6.00%) jQuery
4 3 (6.00%) RequireJS
5 2 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) FMCG
3 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 12 (24.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Project Management
2 22 (44.00%) ITIL
3 21 (42.00%) Configuration Management
4 19 (38.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (28.00%) Change Management
7 13 (26.00%) Waterfall
8 9 (18.00%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (18.00%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (18.00%) Risk Management
8 9 (18.00%) Service Management
8 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (18.00%) System Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Web Filtering
9 8 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (16.00%) SDLC
10 7 (14.00%) Software Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (12.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) VBA
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) IISP
3 2 (4.00%) ISEB
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) SCCM
1 5 (10.00%) SCOM
1 5 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) VMware
3 3 (6.00%) AppSense
3 3 (6.00%) CA
3 3 (6.00%) Citrix
3 3 (6.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) Remedy
3 3 (6.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.00%) Serena
5 1 (2.00%) Veeam
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