The first table below looks at the demand for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 18 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 200 195 183
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Release Management 545 405 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 0.94% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.29% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 250 376
Average daily rate £408 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 3
Average hourly rate £29.50 £28.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £19.78 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.09 £42.70 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +13.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in England

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the England region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Release Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Release Management Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -3 291 £425 -1.16% 78
South East +45 111 £400 +3.22% 20
Yorkshire +4 39 £331 -11.66% 11
East of England -10 28 £406 +8.62% 7
West Midlands -6 24 £413 +17.85% 2
North West -14 23 £225 -35.71% 12
South West -29 23 £420 -1.17% 13
East Midlands -7 4 £645 +72.00% 1
North East -26 1 - - 2
South Coast - - - -
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 284 (29.86%) Finance
2 231 (24.29%) Windows
3 204 (21.45%) Microsoft
4 192 (20.19%) SQL
5 187 (19.66%) ITIL
6 166 (17.46%) Banking
7 139 (14.62%) Oracle
8 138 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
9 133 (13.99%) Configuration Management
10 132 (13.88%) .NET
11 130 (13.67%) SQL Server
12 119 (12.51%) Change Management
12 119 (12.51%) Project Management
13 116 (12.20%) Linux
14 113 (11.88%) Java
15 108 (11.36%) Scrum
16 107 (11.25%) XML
17 103 (10.83%) Service Management
18 98 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
19 97 (10.20%) UNIX
20 89 (9.36%) QA
21 86 (9.04%) HTML
22 83 (8.73%) C#
23 79 (8.31%) Subversion
24 78 (8.20%) Active Directory
24 78 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
25 77 (8.10%) MS Excel
26 76 (7.99%) JavaScript
27 74 (7.78%) MS Office
28 73 (7.68%) Continuous Improvement

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 47 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 28 (2.94%) IIS
4 27 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 26 (2.73%) Apache
6 23 (2.42%) MS Exchange
7 14 (1.47%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 12 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.16%) Confluence
10 9 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.63%) CMS
13 6 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
13 6 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
13 6 (0.63%) Mule
13 6 (0.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 77 (8.10%) MS Excel
2 74 (7.78%) MS Office
3 28 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 23 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (2.10%) MS Project
6 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.84%) SAP CRM
2 8 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.74%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.63%) Summit
5 5 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (0.42%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.42%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.32%) assyst
7 3 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.32%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.21%) Endur
8 2 (0.21%) Agresso
8 2 (0.21%) Aligne
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.16%) SaaS
2 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.32%) GitHub
3 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.11%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.11%) Force.com
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.11%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.36%) SAN
2 19 (2.00%) HTTP
3 18 (1.89%) Firewall
3 18 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.68%) VPN
4 16 (1.68%) DNS
5 15 (1.58%) Internet
5 15 (1.58%) LDAP
6 10 (1.05%) LAN
7 9 (0.95%) FTP
8 8 (0.84%) Wireless
8 8 (0.84%) SMS
9 7 (0.74%) SSL
10 6 (0.63%) Intranet
11 5 (0.53%) DHCP
11 5 (0.53%) WAN
11 5 (0.53%) DMZ
12 4 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.32%) VoIP
13 3 (0.32%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (4.10%) Oracle Database
4 35 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (3.15%) MySQL
6 29 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.00%) MongoDB
8 19 (2.00%) NoSQL
9 18 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.84%) MS Access
14 8 (0.84%) QlikView
15 7 (0.74%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 79 (8.31%) Subversion
2 65 (6.83%) Git (software)
3 63 (6.62%) Visual Studio
4 46 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 41 (4.31%) JIRA
6 38 (4.00%) Maven
7 36 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (3.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 25 (2.63%) TeamCity
10 24 (2.52%) Cucumber
10 24 (2.52%) Hudson
11 23 (2.42%) CruiseControl
12 21 (2.21%) MSBuild
13 19 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
14 16 (1.68%) Eclipse
15 15 (1.58%) Ant
16 14 (1.47%) MSI
17 13 (1.37%) JUnit
18 12 (1.26%) WiX
19 10 (1.05%) Toad
General
1 284 (29.86%) Finance
2 166 (17.46%) Banking
3 66 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 32 (3.36%) Retail
5 31 (3.26%) Front Office
6 25 (2.63%) Legal
7 22 (2.31%) Back Office
8 15 (1.58%) Billing
9 14 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.37%) Marketing
10 13 (1.37%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.37%) Publishing
11 11 (1.16%) Advertising
12 9 (0.95%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.53%) Games
15 5 (0.53%) Automotive
15 5 (0.53%) Law
16 4 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 163 (17.14%) Developer
1 163 (17.14%) Analyst
2 122 (12.83%) Release Manager
3 77 (8.10%) Project Manager
4 37 (3.89%) Consultant
5 36 (3.79%) Architect
6 33 (3.47%) Business Analyst
6 33 (3.47%) Support Analyst
7 32 (3.36%) .NET Developer
8 31 (3.26%) Java Developer
9 30 (3.15%) Support Engineer
10 27 (2.84%) Test Analyst
11 26 (2.73%) Release Engineer
12 24 (2.52%) Applications Support
13 23 (2.42%) Build Engineer
14 22 (2.31%) Test Manager
15 21 (2.21%) Senior Developer
16 19 (2.00%) Software Engineer
17 17 (1.79%) Credit Risk Analyst
17 17 (1.79%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (13.88%) .NET
2 107 (11.25%) XML
3 86 (9.04%) HTML
4 64 (6.73%) CSS
5 52 (5.47%) ASP.NET
6 44 (4.63%) Web Services
7 38 (4.00%) Ajax
8 34 (3.58%) HTML5
9 32 (3.36%) Spring
10 31 (3.26%) jQuery
11 28 (2.94%) JSON
11 28 (2.94%) WF
12 26 (2.73%) XHTML
12 26 (2.73%) Middleware
13 24 (2.52%) CSS3
14 23 (2.42%) RESTful
14 23 (2.42%) XSLT
15 20 (2.10%) .NET Framework
16 19 (2.00%) Application Packaging
16 19 (2.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.15%) Clustering
2 25 (2.63%) Credit Risk
2 25 (2.63%) Open Source
3 24 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 18 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (1.68%) Derivative
6 14 (1.47%) Fixed Income
6 14 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 13 (1.37%) CMDB
7 13 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.26%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.26%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.95%) NHS
10 8 (0.84%) Statistics
11 7 (0.74%) Firmware
11 7 (0.74%) HACMP
12 6 (0.63%) Equities
12 6 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 231 (24.29%) Windows
2 116 (12.20%) Linux
3 97 (10.20%) UNIX
4 51 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (2.31%) Solaris
7 18 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.68%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.26%) AIX
10 12 (1.26%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.74%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.63%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.42%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.42%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.42%) CentOS
15 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (19.66%) ITIL
2 138 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (13.99%) Configuration Management
4 119 (12.51%) Change Management
4 119 (12.51%) Project Management
5 108 (11.36%) Scrum
6 103 (10.83%) Service Management
7 98 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 78 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
9 73 (7.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 64 (6.73%) Service Delivery
11 60 (6.31%) Migration
12 59 (6.20%) Workflow
13 53 (5.57%) TDD
14 52 (5.47%) Problem Management
15 50 (5.26%) Incident Management
16 48 (5.05%) PRINCE2
17 47 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (4.73%) MVC
19 42 (4.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 192 (20.19%) SQL
2 113 (11.88%) Java
3 83 (8.73%) C#
4 76 (7.99%) JavaScript
5 44 (4.63%) Python
5 44 (4.63%) PowerShell
6 43 (4.52%) Perl
7 35 (3.68%) T-SQL
8 28 (2.94%) Bash Shell
9 26 (2.73%) PL/SQL
9 26 (2.73%) C
9 26 (2.73%) Shell Script
10 25 (2.63%) Ruby
11 21 (2.21%) VB.NET
12 19 (2.00%) VB
13 17 (1.79%) Groovy
14 16 (1.68%) C++
14 16 (1.68%) PHP
15 15 (1.58%) VBScript
16 13 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 67 (7.05%) Degree
3 55 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.52%) ISEB
4 24 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (1.89%) PMI Certification
6 16 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.47%) PMP
8 12 (1.26%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.53%) MCSE
10 5 (0.53%) SAP Certification
11 4 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.42%) MCP
12 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.21%) CCNP
12 2 (0.21%) CCNA
12 2 (0.21%) PhD
12 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.21%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (9.36%) QA
2 44 (4.63%) SLA
3 16 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.74%) Basel III
5 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.42%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) TickIT
8 1 (0.11%) EMIR
8 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 78 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 33 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.89%) VMware ESX
4 17 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.74%) PowerHA
7 6 (0.63%) Varnish
8 5 (0.53%) XenApp
8 5 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.53%) KVM
9 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.21%) vSphere
10 2 (0.21%) XenServer
10 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.11%) Squid
11 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.11%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 35 (3.68%) Puppet
2 20 (2.10%) SCCM
3 16 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.37%) Nagios
6 11 (1.16%) NetBackup
7 10 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (0.95%) SCOM
9 7 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 7 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
9 7 (0.74%) YUM
10 6 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.63%) Control-M
10 6 (0.63%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.53%) WSUS
12 4 (0.42%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.42%) Ganglia
13 3 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
13 3 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 204 (21.45%) Microsoft
2 139 (14.62%) Oracle
3 52 (5.47%) VMware
4 50 (5.26%) SAP
5 48 (5.05%) HP
6 21 (2.21%) NetApp
7 20 (2.10%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.79%) IBM
8 17 (1.79%) JBoss
9 16 (1.68%) Cisco
10 15 (1.58%) McAfee
10 15 (1.58%) Citrix
10 15 (1.58%) BMC
11 14 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (1.47%) Symantec
11 14 (1.47%) Remedy
12 12 (1.26%) EMC
12 12 (1.26%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.16%) Brocade
13 11 (1.16%) F5
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