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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 69 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing Release Management 13 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.96% 1.39% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.94% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
Average daily rate
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£323 £385 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% -9.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.37% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £13.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+245.45% -32.09%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1028 823 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.26% 71.75% 66.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 433 223
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £28.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.27% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £14.68 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015, 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 8 (47.06%) Banking
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) .NET
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (17.65%) MS Office
4 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) Workflow
4 3 (17.65%) QA
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Change Management
4 3 (17.65%) Workflow Management
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (11.76%) CA Endevor
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
5 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
5 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) Mainframe

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1 (5.88%) CICS
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (47.06%) Banking
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Release Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Platform Manager
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Configuration Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Fund Data Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Services Director
3 1 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Database Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) SAML
2 1 (5.88%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) DataPower
2 1 (5.88%) Life Science
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
1 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Workflow
2 3 (17.65%) Test Management
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) Workflow Management
2 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) RAD
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
1 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
2 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ACCA
3 1 (5.88%) CIMA
3 1 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) CA Endevor
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.88%) SAP