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 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 76 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 18 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 1.18% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.47% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 11
Average daily rate £450 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £471 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+98.16% -32.71%
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
1253 1160 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 80.22% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 671 544
Average daily rate £413 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 17
Average hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £13.85 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 27 (55.10%) Project Management
2 21 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 17 (34.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (34.69%) ITIL
4 16 (32.65%) Data Centre
5 15 (30.61%) Finance
6 13 (26.53%) Windows
6 13 (26.53%) Linux
6 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.45%) Risk Management
7 11 (22.45%) Waterfall
8 10 (20.41%) Service Management
9 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.37%) Web Services
9 9 (18.37%) XML
9 9 (18.37%) Banking
9 9 (18.37%) SDLC
10 8 (16.33%) Web Filtering
10 8 (16.33%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (16.33%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (16.33%) System Testing
10 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
10 8 (16.33%) Change Management
11 7 (14.29%) HTTP
11 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (12.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (4.08%) IIS
1 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) HTTP
2 3 (6.12%) DNS
2 3 (6.12%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (6.12%) SSL
2 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 6 (12.24%) Law
4 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.04%) International Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Environment Manager
2 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Environment And Release Manager
4 4 (8.16%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Financial Services Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Release Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Services Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Transformation Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Transformation Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (4.08%) Migration Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Applications Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) Web Services
1 9 (18.37%) XML
2 6 (12.24%) SOAP
3 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.16%) CSS
3 4 (8.16%) CSS3
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) HTML5
3 4 (8.16%) JSON
3 4 (8.16%) Middleware
3 4 (8.16%) RESTful
4 3 (6.12%) jQuery
4 3 (6.12%) RequireJS
4 3 (6.12%) REST
5 2 (4.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
2 3 (6.12%) Solaris
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Project Management
2 21 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 17 (34.69%) ITIL
3 17 (34.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (22.45%) Risk Management
5 11 (22.45%) Waterfall
6 10 (20.41%) Service Management
7 9 (18.37%) SDLC
7 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (16.33%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (16.33%) Change Management
8 8 (16.33%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (16.33%) System Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Web Filtering
9 7 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
10 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.12%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) VBA
4 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.12%) PMI Certification
1 3 (6.12%) PMP
2 2 (4.08%) IISP
2 2 (4.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) RACF
2 3 (6.12%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
1 5 (10.20%) SCOM
1 5 (10.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) HP
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) AppSense
3 3 (6.12%) CA
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix
3 3 (6.12%) Remedy
3 3 (6.12%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Veeam