The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 189 196 241
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +45
Contract jobs citing Release Management 564 522 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 1.09% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.45% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 285 190
Average daily rate
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£470 £413 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £549 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 13
Average hourly rate £34.38 £29.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.52% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £12.30 £17.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.88 £34.54 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+61.01% +45.67%
Release Management
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37507 36060 30720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.49% 75.50% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23739 22508 18841
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £574 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1067 1020
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 244 £500 +17.64% 46
South East -44 101 £380 -5.00% 18
Yorkshire +15 67 £380 +7.04% 6
North West +8 43 £323 +43.33% 21
South West +1 37 £475 +46.15% 5
East of England +12 22 £500 +21.21% 1
West Midlands -6 19 £375 -15.49% 9
North East +17 16 £266 -29.66% 1
East Midlands -2 10 £600 -17.24% 2
South Coast - - - -
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 305 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (23.37%) ITIL
3 246 (22.63%) Finance
4 238 (21.90%) Oracle
5 197 (18.12%) Windows
6 189 (17.39%) Java
7 186 (17.11%) Project Management
8 185 (17.02%) SQL
9 173 (15.92%) Linux
10 158 (14.54%) Change Management
10 158 (14.54%) UNIX
11 154 (14.17%) .NET
12 153 (14.08%) Configuration Management
13 144 (13.25%) SQL Server
14 143 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
15 129 (11.87%) Microsoft
16 124 (11.41%) Banking
17 123 (11.32%) Subversion
18 121 (11.13%) Python
19 107 (9.84%) Security Cleared
20 103 (9.48%) Service Management
21 102 (9.38%) Jenkins
22 100 (9.20%) QA
23 98 (9.02%) DevOps
24 93 (8.56%) Scrum
25 89 (8.19%) XML
25 89 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
26 88 (8.10%) PRINCE2
27 86 (7.91%) Perl
28 83 (7.64%) C#

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 67 (6.16%) IIS
2 62 (5.70%) Apache
3 43 (3.96%) Tomcat
4 27 (2.48%) OpenStack
5 24 (2.21%) WebSphere
6 22 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
7 20 (1.84%) SAS
7 20 (1.84%) WebLogic
7 20 (1.84%) Confluence
8 19 (1.75%) SharePoint
9 14 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (1.10%) JBoss
10 12 (1.10%) MQSeries
11 11 (1.01%) MS Exchange
12 10 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 10 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 67 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.23%) MS Office
3 26 (2.39%) MS Project
4 15 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) SPSS
8 1 (0.092%) Windchill
8 1 (0.092%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.74%) RMDS
4 7 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.55%) SAP FI-AP
5 6 (0.55%) Oracle Utilities
6 5 (0.46%) SAP GRC
6 5 (0.46%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.37%) SAP QM
7 4 (0.37%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.28%) Siebel Analytics
8 3 (0.28%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.18%) CA PPM
9 2 (0.18%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.84%) PaaS
3 14 (1.29%) Heroku
3 14 (1.29%) Engine Yard
4 11 (1.01%) IaaS
4 11 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.92%) SaaS
6 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.37%) Office 365
7 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.092%) Route 53
9 1 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.092%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.092%) ElastiCache
9 1 (0.092%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.69%) Firewall
2 41 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 31 (2.85%) HTTP
4 30 (2.76%) DNS
5 20 (1.84%) Internet
6 17 (1.56%) VLAN
7 14 (1.29%) SAN
8 10 (0.92%) BIG-IP
9 7 (0.64%) Intranet
9 7 (0.64%) WAN
9 7 (0.64%) LDAP
9 7 (0.64%) LAN
10 5 (0.46%) SMS
10 5 (0.46%) DHCP
10 5 (0.46%) SSL
10 5 (0.46%) 3G
10 5 (0.46%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.46%) 4G
11 4 (0.37%) LTE
11 4 (0.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.08%) Oracle Database
3 56 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (4.23%) MySQL
5 35 (3.22%) DB2
6 33 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 33 (3.04%) Relational Database
6 33 (3.04%) NoSQL
7 30 (2.76%) MongoDB
8 29 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 29 (2.67%) RDBMS
9 26 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.29%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.29%) Big Data
12 14 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
13 12 (1.10%) Base SAS
13 12 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 12 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 123 (11.32%) Subversion
2 102 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 68 (6.26%) Maven
3 68 (6.26%) Git (software)
4 58 (5.34%) JIRA
5 53 (4.88%) Ant
6 52 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (4.05%) TeamCity
8 43 (3.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 36 (3.31%) ClearCase
10 23 (2.12%) Visual Studio
10 23 (2.12%) Hudson
11 20 (1.84%) MSBuild
11 20 (1.84%) Apache Ivy
12 17 (1.56%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.56%) Selenium
13 16 (1.47%) NUnit
14 15 (1.38%) Mercurial
15 12 (1.10%) Gradle
16 11 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
General
1 246 (22.63%) Finance
2 124 (11.41%) Banking
3 61 (5.61%) Investment Banking
4 59 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 52 (4.78%) Retail
6 21 (1.93%) Front Office
7 18 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 18 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.47%) Legal
9 13 (1.20%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.10%) Billing
10 12 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.01%) Back Office
12 10 (0.92%) Marketing
13 8 (0.74%) Law
14 4 (0.37%) Games
15 3 (0.28%) Automotive
15 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.28%) Local Government
16 2 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 204 (18.77%) Developer
2 167 (15.36%) Release Manager
3 128 (11.78%) Analyst
4 75 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 52 (4.78%) Consultant
6 50 (4.60%) Architect
7 48 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
8 42 (3.86%) Delivery Manager
9 39 (3.59%) Java Developer
10 35 (3.22%) Salesforce.com Developer
11 34 (3.13%) Test Manager
12 29 (2.67%) Service Manager
13 28 (2.58%) Support Analyst
13 28 (2.58%) Environment Manager
14 27 (2.48%) Configuration Manager
15 26 (2.39%) Applications Support
16 25 (2.30%) SAP Consultant
17 24 (2.21%) Technical Manager
18 21 (1.93%) Infrastructure Manager
18 21 (1.93%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (14.17%) .NET
2 89 (8.19%) XML
3 83 (7.64%) Web Services
4 62 (5.70%) REST
5 54 (4.97%) J2EE
6 46 (4.23%) Middleware
7 41 (3.77%) SOAP
8 32 (2.94%) WCF
9 29 (2.67%) .NET Framework
10 24 (2.21%) Spring
11 22 (2.02%) Java EE
11 22 (2.02%) JSON
11 22 (2.02%) HTML
11 22 (2.02%) ASP.NET
11 22 (2.02%) CSS
12 20 (1.84%) MCollective
13 17 (1.56%) Ajax
14 15 (1.38%) Rendezvous
15 13 (1.20%) WPF
16 12 (1.10%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (3.13%) Open Source
3 33 (3.04%) Computer Science
4 32 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.67%) Clustering
6 26 (2.39%) PMI
7 22 (2.02%) N-Tier
7 22 (2.02%) Mainframe
8 20 (1.84%) Derivative
9 19 (1.75%) Device Driver
10 18 (1.66%) Fixed Income
11 17 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
12 16 (1.47%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.47%) CMDB
13 13 (1.20%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.10%) Replication
15 10 (0.92%) PKI
15 10 (0.92%) Credit Risk
15 10 (0.92%) FMCG
16 9 (0.83%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 197 (18.12%) Windows
2 173 (15.92%) Linux
3 158 (14.54%) UNIX
4 49 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (2.30%) Ubuntu
6 23 (2.12%) CentOS
6 23 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (1.66%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.29%) Solaris
10 10 (0.92%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.74%) AIX
12 6 (0.55%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.46%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.46%) Android
14 4 (0.37%) SUSE
15 3 (0.28%) Debian
15 3 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (28.06%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (23.37%) ITIL
3 186 (17.11%) Project Management
4 158 (14.54%) Change Management
5 153 (14.08%) Configuration Management
6 143 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
7 103 (9.48%) Service Management
8 98 (9.02%) DevOps
9 93 (8.56%) Scrum
10 88 (8.10%) PRINCE2
11 82 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 81 (7.45%) Problem Management
13 74 (6.81%) OO
14 73 (6.72%) Software Delivery
15 72 (6.62%) Migration
16 69 (6.35%) Integration Testing
17 68 (6.26%) Service Delivery
18 62 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
19 59 (5.43%) Waterfall
19 59 (5.43%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (17.39%) Java
2 185 (17.02%) SQL
3 121 (11.13%) Python
4 86 (7.91%) Perl
5 83 (7.64%) C#
6 66 (6.07%) Bash Shell
7 63 (5.80%) JavaScript
8 61 (5.61%) Shell Script
9 57 (5.24%) Ruby
10 44 (4.05%) PowerShell
11 42 (3.86%) C++
12 38 (3.50%) PHP
13 35 (3.22%) Apex Code
14 31 (2.85%) PL/SQL
15 28 (2.58%) VBScript
16 17 (1.56%) Lua
16 17 (1.56%) Korn
17 16 (1.47%) T-SQL
18 15 (1.38%) VBA
19 14 (1.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 107 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 68 (6.26%) Degree
3 61 (5.61%) DV Cleared
4 36 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 35 (3.22%) PMI Certification
6 29 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.29%) ISEB
7 14 (1.29%) SAP Certification
7 14 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.01%) Sun Certification
9 10 (0.92%) OCPJP
10 9 (0.83%) PMP
11 8 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.37%) CCNA
13 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (9.20%) QA
2 32 (2.94%) SLA
3 7 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.46%) COBIT
5 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.92%) Firmware
4 8 (0.74%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.64%) vSphere
6 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.37%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.28%) Squid
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.18%) SRDF
9 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.18%) iptables
10 1 (0.092%) Gluster
10 1 (0.092%) GridGain
10 1 (0.092%) KVM
10 1 (0.092%) Docker
10 1 (0.092%) GPFS
10 1 (0.092%) Ceph
10 1 (0.092%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (4.97%) Puppet
2 24 (2.21%) ITRS Geneos
3 21 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.93%) Cobbler
4 19 (1.75%) Control-M
5 17 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (1.38%) Nagios
6 15 (1.38%) BladeLogic
7 11 (1.01%) collectd
8 10 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 10 (0.92%) SCCM
9 8 (0.74%) CA Endevor
10 7 (0.64%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.55%) SCOM
11 6 (0.55%) logstash
11 6 (0.55%) Kibana
12 4 (0.37%) Cisco IPCC
12 4 (0.37%) Ansible
12 4 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.28%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 238 (21.90%) Oracle
2 129 (11.87%) Microsoft
3 74 (6.81%) VMware
4 73 (6.72%) SAP
5 42 (3.86%) IBM
5 42 (3.86%) Red Hat
5 42 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (2.48%) Remedy
7 22 (2.02%) Sun
8 21 (1.93%) Perforce
9 20 (1.84%) HP
10 19 (1.75%) Cisco
11 17 (1.56%) TIBCO
12 16 (1.47%) Splunk
12 16 (1.47%) ServiceNow
13 14 (1.29%) ATG
14 13 (1.20%) F5
15 11 (1.01%) Sybase
16 10 (0.92%) BMC
16 10 (0.92%) webMethods
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