The first table below looks at the demand for the Release Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 62 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 16 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.24% 0.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £415 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £431 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.75
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1208 700 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.93% 93.71% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 301 555
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 34
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -32.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.33 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Release Manager
Scotland

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Manager across the Edinburgh region.

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title.

1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Release Management
3 12 (41.38%) Scrum
4 11 (37.93%) Maven
4 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
5 10 (34.48%) Waterfall
5 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (34.48%) Migration
5 10 (34.48%) Project Management
6 9 (31.03%) Ant
6 9 (31.03%) SOAP
6 9 (31.03%) Web Services
6 9 (31.03%) XML
6 9 (31.03%) Finance
6 9 (31.03%) Puppet
6 9 (31.03%) Hudson
6 9 (31.03%) REST
6 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (31.03%) TeamCity
6 9 (31.03%) Vagrant
6 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
7 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
7 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
8 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 6 (20.69%) DSDM
8 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (20.69%) Investment Management

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Markit EDM
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Maven
1 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
2 9 (31.03%) Ant
2 9 (31.03%) TeamCity
2 9 (31.03%) Hudson
3 2 (6.90%) JIRA
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) SOAP
1 9 (31.03%) Web Services
1 9 (31.03%) XML
1 9 (31.03%) REST
2 3 (10.34%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) EDI
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Release Management
3 12 (41.38%) Scrum
4 10 (34.48%) Project Management
4 10 (34.48%) Migration
4 10 (34.48%) Waterfall
4 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
6 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (20.69%) ITIL
7 6 (20.69%) DSDM
7 6 (20.69%) Test Management
7 6 (20.69%) Investment Management
7 6 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (17.24%) Business Transformation
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) Puppet
1 9 (31.03%) Vagrant
1 9 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Charles River