The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Manager
Rank 86 81 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.078% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.082% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£456 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £550 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £550 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1506 1214 974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.42% 94.84% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 702 451
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £21.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
1 6 (50.00%) QA
1 6 (50.00%) Release Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Release Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA