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 27 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 237 194 182
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -12
Contract jobs citing Release Management 479 529 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 1.07% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.40% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 343 324
Average daily rate
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£425 £395 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £30.00 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £30.80 £44.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+40.83% -25.00%
Release Management
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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
40203 37761 34933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.79% 76.46% 75.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26653 23843 21631
Average daily rate £420 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1097 1040
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -21 224 £475 +13.09% 51
South East +16 120 £400 +6.66% 21
North West -15 37 £438 +35.65% 6
South West -8 28 £438 +8.02% 10
East of England -26 26 £340 +0.74% 7
Yorkshire -38 25 £375 +4.89% 7
West Midlands -6 8 £413 -8.33% 3
East Midlands -9 6 £369 +22.83% 3
North East -32 2 £230 -29.23% 1
South Coast - 1 - -
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 263 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (23.07%) Finance
3 224 (22.18%) ITIL
4 196 (19.41%) SQL
5 187 (18.51%) Java
6 168 (16.63%) Oracle
7 166 (16.44%) Windows
8 165 (16.34%) Linux
9 161 (15.94%) Change Management
10 151 (14.95%) .NET
11 149 (14.75%) Microsoft
12 148 (14.65%) SQL Server
13 147 (14.55%) Project Management
14 132 (13.07%) Configuration Management
15 128 (12.67%) Banking
16 124 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
17 120 (11.88%) Subversion
18 113 (11.19%) UNIX
19 103 (10.20%) C#
19 103 (10.20%) Python
20 99 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
21 98 (9.70%) QA
21 98 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
22 96 (9.50%) Scrum
22 96 (9.50%) Service Management
23 93 (9.21%) MS Excel
23 93 (9.21%) Git (software)
24 92 (9.11%) Security Cleared
25 90 (8.91%) SDLC
26 84 (8.32%) Jenkins

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 65 (6.44%) IIS
2 55 (5.45%) Apache
3 54 (5.35%) Tomcat
4 36 (3.56%) WebSphere
5 30 (2.97%) SharePoint
6 19 (1.88%) Confluence
7 18 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
8 16 (1.58%) MQSeries
8 16 (1.58%) JBoss
9 15 (1.49%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (1.29%) SAS
10 13 (1.29%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
11 10 (0.99%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 7 (0.69%) nginx
14 6 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 93 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.86%) MS Office
3 25 (2.48%) MS Project
4 12 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) SPSS
7 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.099%) Windchill
8 1 (0.099%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.79%) RMDS
3 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.50%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.50%) Agresso
4 4 (0.40%) SAP FI-AP
4 4 (0.40%) SAP QM
4 4 (0.40%) Front Arena
4 4 (0.40%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.30%) ACBS
5 3 (0.30%) Algo Collateral
5 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 50 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (0.69%) Amazon S3
3 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.50%) IaaS
4 5 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (0.40%) SaaS
6 3 (0.30%) PaaS
6 3 (0.30%) Heroku
6 3 (0.30%) Engine Yard
6 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.30%) Office 365
6 3 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.099%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.37%) Firewall
2 17 (1.68%) DNS
3 16 (1.58%) HTTP
4 14 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.39%) Internet
5 11 (1.09%) BIG-IP
6 9 (0.89%) LDAP
7 7 (0.69%) SMS
7 7 (0.69%) SAN
8 6 (0.59%) Intranet
9 5 (0.50%) VLAN
9 5 (0.50%) NAS
9 5 (0.50%) 4G
10 4 (0.40%) 3G
10 4 (0.40%) WAN
10 4 (0.40%) ATM
10 4 (0.40%) FTP
10 4 (0.40%) Multicast
11 3 (0.30%) DHCP
11 3 (0.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 62 (6.14%) Oracle Database
3 52 (5.15%) MongoDB
4 46 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 29 (2.87%) MySQL
7 28 (2.77%) DB2
7 28 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.39%) NoSQL
12 14 (1.39%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
17 7 (0.69%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 120 (11.88%) Subversion
2 93 (9.21%) Git (software)
3 84 (8.32%) Jenkins
4 78 (7.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 74 (7.33%) Maven
5 74 (7.33%) JIRA
6 53 (5.25%) Ant
7 36 (3.56%) ClearCase
8 33 (3.27%) TeamCity
9 28 (2.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 25 (2.48%) MSBuild
11 22 (2.18%) Cucumber
11 22 (2.18%) Mercurial
12 19 (1.88%) Gradle
13 18 (1.78%) JUnit
14 17 (1.68%) Apache Ivy
15 14 (1.39%) NUnit
16 12 (1.19%) JMeter
17 11 (1.09%) Introscope
18 10 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 233 (23.07%) Finance
2 128 (12.67%) Banking
3 63 (6.24%) Retail
4 52 (5.15%) Investment Banking
5 39 (3.86%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.08%) Legal
7 19 (1.88%) Front Office
7 19 (1.88%) Back Office
8 16 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.49%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.29%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.99%) Marketing
12 9 (0.89%) Law
13 7 (0.69%) Billing
14 4 (0.40%) Local Government
14 4 (0.40%) Electronics
14 4 (0.40%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.30%) French Language
15 3 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 191 (18.91%) Developer
2 136 (13.47%) Analyst
3 122 (12.08%) Release Manager
4 71 (7.03%) Project Manager
5 54 (5.35%) Java Developer
6 44 (4.36%) Consultant
7 36 (3.56%) Architect
8 34 (3.37%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 30 (2.97%) Service Manager
10 29 (2.87%) Business Analyst
10 29 (2.87%) Applications Support
11 27 (2.67%) Test Manager
11 27 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
12 25 (2.48%) Support Analyst
13 22 (2.18%) DBA
13 22 (2.18%) SAP Consultant
14 20 (1.98%) Delivery Manager
15 19 (1.88%) .NET Developer
15 19 (1.88%) Test Analyst
15 19 (1.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (14.95%) .NET
2 63 (6.24%) Web Services
3 58 (5.74%) XML
4 50 (4.95%) J2EE
5 46 (4.55%) Middleware
6 42 (4.16%) SOAP
7 41 (4.06%) HTML
7 41 (4.06%) Spring
7 41 (4.06%) REST
8 30 (2.97%) .NET Framework
8 30 (2.97%) ASP.NET
9 29 (2.87%) RESTful
10 27 (2.67%) WCF
11 25 (2.48%) Java EE
12 23 (2.28%) JSON
13 20 (1.98%) Rendezvous
13 20 (1.98%) jQuery
13 20 (1.98%) CSS
14 19 (1.88%) JMS
14 19 (1.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 98 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 45 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 28 (2.77%) Fixed Income
6 19 (1.88%) CMDB
7 18 (1.78%) N-Tier
8 14 (1.39%) Clustering
8 14 (1.39%) Replication
9 12 (1.19%) Derivative
10 11 (1.09%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.99%) FMCG
12 9 (0.89%) Market Risk
12 9 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (0.69%) PMI
13 7 (0.69%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.69%) RIA
13 7 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
13 7 (0.69%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 166 (16.44%) Windows
2 165 (16.34%) Linux
3 113 (11.19%) UNIX
4 34 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (2.28%) Solaris
6 21 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.58%) Windows XP
9 15 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.29%) AIX
11 10 (0.99%) Android
12 9 (0.89%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.69%) CentOS
13 7 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.50%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.30%) SUSE
16 3 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (22.18%) ITIL
3 161 (15.94%) Change Management
4 147 (14.55%) Project Management
5 132 (13.07%) Configuration Management
6 124 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 96 (9.50%) Scrum
8 96 (9.50%) Service Management
9 90 (8.91%) SDLC
10 80 (7.92%) Problem Management
11 68 (6.73%) DevOps
12 67 (6.63%) TDD
13 64 (6.34%) Integration Testing
14 62 (6.14%) Migration
15 60 (5.94%) SOA
15 60 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 58 (5.74%) Capacity Management
16 58 (5.74%) Service Delivery
17 57 (5.64%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 196 (19.41%) SQL
2 187 (18.51%) Java
3 103 (10.20%) C#
3 103 (10.20%) Python
4 71 (7.03%) Perl
5 67 (6.63%) PowerShell
6 57 (5.64%) C++
7 53 (5.25%) JavaScript
8 51 (5.05%) Ruby
9 40 (3.96%) Bash Shell
10 34 (3.37%) Apex Code
11 31 (3.07%) PHP
12 29 (2.87%) Shell Script
13 27 (2.67%) T-SQL
14 26 (2.57%) C
15 25 (2.48%) VBScript
16 24 (2.38%) PL/SQL
16 24 (2.38%) Scala
17 19 (1.88%) Groovy
18 16 (1.58%) Lua
Qualifications
1 92 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 79 (7.82%) Degree
3 37 (3.66%) DV Cleared
4 36 (3.56%) ITIL Certification
5 32 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 25 (2.48%) ISEB
7 21 (2.08%) ISTQB
8 16 (1.58%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (1.29%) Sun Certification
11 12 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 11 (1.09%) SAP Certification
13 10 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 9 (0.89%) PMP
15 8 (0.79%) OCPJP
16 7 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
19 4 (0.40%) BC Cleared
19 4 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (9.70%) QA
2 33 (3.27%) SLA
3 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.40%) COBIT
3 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.30%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.099%) FATCA
6 1 (0.099%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.099%) GxP
System Software
1 33 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.79%) GridGain
4 7 (0.69%) Firmware
4 7 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (0.59%) vSphere
5 6 (0.59%) Docker
6 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.40%) Varnish
8 2 (0.20%) KVM
8 2 (0.20%) GPFS
8 2 (0.20%) Ceph
8 2 (0.20%) vCloud
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.20%) Gluster
9 1 (0.099%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.099%) Squid
9 1 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 42 (4.16%) Puppet
2 35 (3.47%) ITRS Geneos
3 33 (3.27%) BladeLogic
4 28 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (2.08%) SCCM
7 14 (1.39%) Tivoli
7 14 (1.39%) Control-M
8 12 (1.19%) Ansible
9 9 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (0.89%) SCOM
10 8 (0.79%) Nagios
10 8 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.79%) Cobbler
11 6 (0.59%) WSUS
11 6 (0.59%) Graphite
12 5 (0.50%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.40%) StatsD
13 4 (0.40%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 168 (16.63%) Oracle
2 149 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 50 (4.95%) SAP
4 47 (4.65%) IBM
5 45 (4.46%) HP
6 44 (4.36%) VMware
7 43 (4.26%) Red Hat
8 36 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (2.87%) Remedy
10 27 (2.67%) Splunk
11 24 (2.38%) TIBCO
12 22 (2.18%) Sun
13 21 (2.08%) Sybase
14 17 (1.68%) BMC
14 17 (1.68%) ServiceNow
15 16 (1.58%) McAfee
16 12 (1.19%) ATG
16 12 (1.19%) Atlassian
17 11 (1.09%) F5
18 9 (0.89%) Ab Initio
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £423.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £390 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £385 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £585.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago