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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 193 177 238
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +61
Contract jobs citing Release Management 532 546 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.08% 1.17% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.60% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 318 230
Average daily rate
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£396 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £574 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +4.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36743 34175 37676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.41% 73.35% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23166 21189 22136
Average daily rate £408 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 995 1360
Average hourly rate £23.63 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.44 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Release Management
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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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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
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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 -36 254 £420 -4.00% 63
South East -38 89 £375 -6.25% 9
East of England +9 48 £326 -6.11% 4
Yorkshire +13 36 £365 -16.57% 6
South West -7 36 £403 -5.29% 9
North West +14 32 £323 +4.03% 7
West Midlands -5 13 £450 +56.52% 3
East Midlands -5 13 £300 -7.69% 4
North East -8 10 £325 +4.83%
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 265 (25.07%) Finance
2 227 (21.48%) SQL
2 227 (21.48%) Oracle
3 215 (20.34%) Windows
4 205 (19.39%) ITIL
5 196 (18.54%) Microsoft
6 181 (17.12%) Java
7 175 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
8 165 (15.61%) Banking
8 165 (15.61%) .NET
9 154 (14.57%) Configuration Management
10 148 (14.00%) SQL Server
11 147 (13.91%) Linux
12 144 (13.62%) Scrum
13 125 (11.83%) Change Management
14 121 (11.45%) Project Management
15 114 (10.79%) QA
16 105 (9.93%) Service Management
17 102 (9.65%) HTML
18 101 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
19 99 (9.37%) Git (software)
20 98 (9.27%) JavaScript
21 93 (8.80%) UNIX
22 89 (8.42%) Visual Studio
22 89 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
22 89 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
23 84 (7.95%) TDD
23 84 (7.95%) XML
23 84 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
23 84 (7.95%) Maven

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 58 (5.49%) Tomcat
2 56 (5.30%) Apache
3 45 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 45 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 39 (3.69%) WebLogic
5 23 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (2.08%) IIS
7 19 (1.80%) MS Exchange
7 19 (1.80%) Confluence
8 16 (1.51%) CMS
9 15 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (1.14%) GlassFish
10 12 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (1.14%) Node.js
11 11 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.95%) Documentum
13 9 (0.85%) WebLogic Integration
13 9 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 80 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 66 (6.24%) MS Office
3 26 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 26 (2.46%) MS Project
4 24 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.095%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.095%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.85%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.57%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.57%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.47%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.38%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 4 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.28%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.28%) assyst
7 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.28%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.19%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.04%) SaaS
3 8 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.76%) Amazon S3
4 7 (0.66%) ElastiCache
5 4 (0.38%) GitHub
6 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.19%) PaaS
7 2 (0.19%) IaaS
7 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.19%) Office 365
8 1 (0.095%) Gitorious
8 1 (0.095%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.095%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.65%) SAN
2 23 (2.18%) LDAP
3 20 (1.89%) HTTP
4 17 (1.61%) FTP
5 16 (1.51%) Firewall
6 15 (1.42%) Internet
7 13 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.04%) VPN
8 11 (1.04%) Intranet
9 9 (0.85%) DNS
10 8 (0.76%) SSL
10 8 (0.76%) LAN
10 8 (0.76%) SMS
11 7 (0.66%) BIG-IP
12 6 (0.57%) DMZ
13 5 (0.47%) WAN
14 4 (0.38%) VoIP
14 4 (0.38%) Wireless
15 3 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.28%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.35%) MySQL
3 44 (4.16%) Oracle Database
4 36 (3.41%) SSDT
5 29 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.27%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.99%) NoSQL
8 18 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (1.61%) MS Access
10 16 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (1.04%) DB2
13 11 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
14 10 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 99 (9.37%) Git (software)
2 89 (8.42%) Visual Studio
3 84 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 84 (7.95%) Maven
4 62 (5.87%) Subversion
5 47 (4.45%) TeamCity
6 46 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 42 (3.97%) MSBuild
8 40 (3.78%) JIRA
9 36 (3.41%) Artifactory
10 35 (3.31%) Gradle
10 35 (3.31%) NuGet
11 34 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
12 31 (2.93%) Cucumber
13 22 (2.08%) Hudson
13 22 (2.08%) Eclipse
14 17 (1.61%) Ant
15 16 (1.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 14 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
16 14 (1.32%) JUnit
General
1 265 (25.07%) Finance
2 165 (15.61%) Banking
3 75 (7.10%) Investment Banking
4 34 (3.22%) Retail
5 27 (2.55%) Front Office
6 26 (2.46%) Legal
7 23 (2.18%) Back Office
8 17 (1.61%) Publishing
9 12 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.95%) Advertising
10 10 (0.95%) Marketing
10 10 (0.95%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.76%) Billing
12 4 (0.38%) Automotive
13 3 (0.28%) Law
13 3 (0.28%) Games
14 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.19%) Local Government
14 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 192 (18.16%) Developer
2 167 (15.80%) Analyst
3 134 (12.68%) Release Manager
4 84 (7.95%) Project Manager
5 50 (4.73%) Java Developer
6 46 (4.35%) Release Engineer
7 40 (3.78%) Business Analyst
8 38 (3.60%) Build and Release Engineer
9 37 (3.50%) Build Engineer
10 36 (3.41%) Support Engineer
11 35 (3.31%) Administrator
11 35 (3.31%) Consultant
12 30 (2.84%) Architect
13 29 (2.74%) Support Analyst
13 29 (2.74%) Change Manager
14 27 (2.55%) .NET Developer
14 27 (2.55%) Test Analyst
15 26 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
16 22 (2.08%) Applications Support
17 19 (1.80%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (15.61%) .NET
2 102 (9.65%) HTML
3 84 (7.95%) XML
4 69 (6.53%) Web Services
5 66 (6.24%) CSS
6 46 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 43 (4.07%) ASP.NET
8 42 (3.97%) Spring
8 42 (3.97%) jQuery
9 41 (3.88%) Middleware
10 33 (3.12%) HTML5
11 32 (3.03%) Ajax
12 31 (2.93%) Hibernate
12 31 (2.93%) JSON
13 30 (2.84%) SOAP
14 26 (2.46%) LAMP
15 23 (2.18%) CSS3
16 22 (2.08%) RESTful
16 22 (2.08%) WF
17 20 (1.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (3.50%) Open Source
2 34 (3.22%) Management Information System
3 28 (2.65%) Credit Risk
4 23 (2.18%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.80%) Clustering
6 17 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 15 (1.42%) N-Tier
7 15 (1.42%) CMDB
7 15 (1.42%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.04%) NHS
11 9 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.85%) Derivative
11 9 (0.85%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.76%) Statistics
12 8 (0.76%) GIS
13 7 (0.66%) PMI
13 7 (0.66%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 215 (20.34%) Windows
2 147 (13.91%) Linux
3 93 (8.80%) UNIX
4 50 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (2.18%) Solaris
9 10 (0.95%) SUSE
10 9 (0.85%) HPUX
10 9 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.66%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.57%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.38%) AIX
14 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.38%) CentOS
15 3 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (19.39%) ITIL
2 175 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (14.57%) Configuration Management
4 144 (13.62%) Scrum
5 125 (11.83%) Change Management
6 121 (11.45%) Project Management
7 105 (9.93%) Service Management
8 101 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
9 89 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 89 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 84 (7.95%) TDD
11 74 (7.00%) Service Delivery
12 73 (6.91%) Problem Management
13 68 (6.43%) Workflow
14 64 (6.05%) Software Engineering
15 57 (5.39%) PRINCE2
16 56 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
17 55 (5.20%) Incident Management
18 54 (5.11%) Automated Testing
19 52 (4.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 227 (21.48%) SQL
2 181 (17.12%) Java
3 98 (9.27%) JavaScript
4 70 (6.62%) PowerShell
5 67 (6.34%) C#
6 61 (5.77%) Python
7 49 (4.64%) Perl
8 45 (4.26%) C
9 36 (3.41%) Ruby
10 34 (3.22%) Shell Script
10 34 (3.22%) Bash Shell
11 33 (3.12%) VB
11 33 (3.12%) PL/SQL
12 26 (2.46%) PHP
13 22 (2.08%) Groovy
14 21 (1.99%) C++
14 21 (1.99%) VBScript
15 18 (1.70%) VB.NET
16 16 (1.51%) VBA
17 13 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 76 (7.19%) Degree
3 50 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 32 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 27 (2.55%) ISEB
6 26 (2.46%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.51%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
8 12 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 12 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 8 (0.76%) MCSE
12 7 (0.66%) PMP
13 6 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.38%) SAP Certification
14 4 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.28%) MCP
15 3 (0.28%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (10.79%) QA
2 41 (3.88%) SLA
3 26 (2.46%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.095%) TickIT
7 1 (0.095%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 13 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (1.23%) XenServer
5 11 (1.04%) VMware ESX
6 8 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.66%) Varnish
8 6 (0.57%) XenApp
9 5 (0.47%) KVM
9 5 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.19%) RACF
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.095%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.095%) Squid
12 1 (0.095%) Xen
12 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.095%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 57 (5.39%) Puppet
2 27 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (2.55%) Nagios
3 23 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.89%) Tivoli
5 13 (1.23%) Control-M
5 13 (1.23%) BladeLogic
6 11 (1.04%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (0.85%) YUM
9 7 (0.66%) Netcool
9 7 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 6 (0.57%) Netcool/Webtop
10 6 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
10 6 (0.57%) SCOM
11 5 (0.47%) SCCM
12 4 (0.38%) Ganglia
12 4 (0.38%) Capistrano
12 4 (0.38%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 227 (21.48%) Oracle
2 196 (18.54%) Microsoft
3 57 (5.39%) HP
4 51 (4.82%) VMware
5 42 (3.97%) SAP
6 39 (3.69%) JBoss
7 33 (3.12%) Red Hat
7 33 (3.12%) Red Gate
8 27 (2.55%) Citrix
9 21 (1.99%) IBM
10 19 (1.80%) NetApp
11 18 (1.70%) TIBCO
12 16 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (1.51%) Cognos
12 16 (1.51%) Atlassian
13 15 (1.42%) Cisco
13 15 (1.42%) Symantec
14 14 (1.32%) Informatica
14 14 (1.32%) Siebel
14 14 (1.32%) LANDesk
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