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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 72 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Release Management 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£405 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £379
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £5.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-28.23% -5.55%
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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
920 791 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.67% 71.71% 67.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 373 336
Average daily rate £400 £396 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.49% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 2014, 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 23 (65.71%) Project Management
2 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (62.86%) Waterfall
3 20 (57.14%) XML
4 17 (48.57%) Linux
4 17 (48.57%) HTTP
5 15 (42.86%) Web Services
6 13 (37.14%) JSON
7 12 (34.29%) Business Transformation
7 12 (34.29%) SOAP
8 11 (31.43%) HTML
8 11 (31.43%) CSS
8 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
8 11 (31.43%) Web Development
8 11 (31.43%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (25.71%) HTML5
9 9 (25.71%) CSS3
9 9 (25.71%) Java
9 9 (25.71%) Mac OS X
9 9 (25.71%) Finance
10 8 (22.86%) Scrum
10 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (22.86%) Retail
10 8 (22.86%) DSDM
10 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (22.86%) FMCG
10 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (20.00%) Open Source
11 7 (20.00%) ITIL
12 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (5.71%) CMS
1 2 (5.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (8.57%) PaaS
1 3 (8.57%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (48.57%) HTTP
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) SSL
2 3 (8.57%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Maven
1 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.43%) Hudson
2 4 (11.43%) TeamCity
2 4 (11.43%) Ant
3 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Release Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Web Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Web Team Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Release Coordinator
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Services Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) XML
2 15 (42.86%) Web Services
3 13 (37.14%) JSON
4 12 (34.29%) SOAP
5 11 (31.43%) CSS
5 11 (31.43%) HTML
6 9 (25.71%) HTML5
6 9 (25.71%) CSS3
7 6 (17.14%) REST
7 6 (17.14%) RESTful
8 3 (8.57%) jQuery
9 2 (5.71%) XHTML
10 1 (2.86%) SAML
10 1 (2.86%) .NET
10 1 (2.86%) J2EE
10 1 (2.86%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) FMCG
2 7 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (2.86%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Linux
2 9 (25.71%) Mac OS X
3 5 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) Project Management
2 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (62.86%) Waterfall
3 12 (34.29%) Business Transformation
4 11 (31.43%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (31.43%) Web Development
5 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (22.86%) Scrum
5 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (22.86%) DSDM
6 7 (20.00%) ITIL
7 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
7 6 (17.14%) Dependency Management
7 6 (17.14%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (17.14%) Web Accessibility
7 6 (17.14%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (14.29%) Migration
9 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
9 4 (11.43%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
2 9 (25.71%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) VBA
4 2 (5.71%) PHP
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Puppet
1 4 (11.43%) Vagrant
1 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft