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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 61 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 20 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.31% 1.71% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 2.36% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 2
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£423 £400 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £425 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £29.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-32.15% +2.58%
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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
1170 933 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.62% 72.55% 70.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 533 238
Average daily rate £395 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £50.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 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 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) QA
4 7 (23.33%) Banking
4 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (23.33%) .NET
4 7 (23.33%) Finance
5 6 (20.00%) VBA
5 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 6 (20.00%) RAD
5 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 5 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
7 4 (13.33%) Change Management
7 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (10.00%) Android
8 3 (10.00%) Veeam
8 3 (10.00%) Open Source
8 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (10.00%) Incident Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (23.33%) Banking
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Release Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Platform Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Excel Developer
4 3 (10.00%) RAD Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Business Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Fund Data Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Database Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.67%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Open Source
2 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Life Science
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) RAD
3 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.33%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.00%) Workflow
5 3 (10.00%) Workflow Management
5 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.00%) Test Management
5 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) Validation
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) VBA
2 5 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) ACCA
4 1 (3.33%) CIMA
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.33%) StatsD
2 1 (3.33%) Graphite
2 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Ganglia
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Veeam
2 3 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) SAP