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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 78 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Release Management 13 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.80% 1.17% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.52% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 1
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£463 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.90% +0.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £368 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.84% -8.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+40.83% -25.00%
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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
1284 988 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.46% 77.37% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 578 365
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 July 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 29 July 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 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) ITIL
3 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 10 (33.33%) QA
4 7 (23.33%) Service Management
4 7 (23.33%) Change Management
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.00%) Finance
5 6 (20.00%) Banking
6 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (16.67%) Open Source
6 5 (16.67%) Project Management
6 5 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 5 (16.67%) RAD
6 5 (16.67%) VBA
6 5 (16.67%) .NET
7 4 (13.33%) Java
7 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (13.33%) Linux
7 4 (13.33%) HTTP
7 4 (13.33%) Veeam
7 4 (13.33%) Android
7 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
7 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.33%) Problem Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (3.33%) Heroku
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) HTTP
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) SSH
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.33%) SSL
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.33%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) Maven
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) Hudson
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
1 6 (20.00%) Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Retail
3 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Developer
1 6 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Excel Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Environment Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) RAD Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Release Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Business Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.67%) J2EE
3 2 (6.67%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
4 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Android
2 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) ITIL
3 10 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 7 (23.33%) Service Management
4 7 (23.33%) Change Management
5 5 (16.67%) Project Management
5 5 (16.67%) RAD
5 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Open Source
6 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Test Management
7 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.00%) Validation
7 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) VBA
2 4 (13.33%) Java
2 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Puppet
1 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) StatsD
2 1 (3.33%) Graphite
2 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.33%) Nagios
2 1 (3.33%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
2 4 (13.33%) Veeam
3 2 (6.67%) Remedy
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle