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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Manager
Rank 90 74 61
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 3 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 0.37% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.38% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate - - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £408
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Release Manager
Scotland

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
1362 1306 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.98% 96.10% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 713 561
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £22.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.46% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016, 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 8 (57.14%) Banking
2 7 (50.00%) Release Management
2 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Application Packaging
4 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
6 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (14.29%) CA
6 2 (14.29%) Remedy
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.14%) Windows
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) ETL
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.14%) HTML
7 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 1 (7.14%) .NET
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 1 (7.14%) IIS
7 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) CSS3
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Change Management
1 7 (50.00%) Release Management
1 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Application Packaging
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) CA
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) Remedy
1 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Serena