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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 239 231 192
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -39
Contract jobs citing Release Management 456 406 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.86% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.15% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 243 290
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £264 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £379
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.23% +110.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £21.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £64.95 £41.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +110.00%
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
39401 35167 36247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 74.61% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25670 22283 21520
Average daily rate £424 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1019 1347
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -4 248 £450 -4.81% 52
South East -17 72 £400 +14.28% 15
South West -6 36 £450 +12.14% 17
East of England +1 32 £380 +1.33% 8
Yorkshire -21 20 £375 - 3
North West -4 19 £378 +0.66% 12
West Midlands -16 14 £400 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +1 10 £359 +10.38% 4
North East - 1 £325 - 1
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 261 (26.66%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (22.98%) SQL
3 219 (22.37%) Oracle
4 210 (21.45%) ITIL
5 205 (20.94%) Finance
6 184 (18.79%) Windows
7 183 (18.69%) Java
8 158 (16.14%) Banking
9 152 (15.53%) SQL Server
10 149 (15.22%) Linux
11 145 (14.81%) Microsoft
12 142 (14.50%) .NET
13 132 (13.48%) Scrum
14 129 (13.18%) Configuration Management
15 120 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
16 118 (12.05%) Change Management
17 116 (11.85%) Project Management
18 105 (10.73%) Security Cleared
19 99 (10.11%) QA
20 96 (9.81%) TDD
21 95 (9.70%) XML
22 90 (9.19%) JavaScript
23 86 (8.78%) Maven
24 84 (8.58%) Git (software)
24 84 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
25 82 (8.38%) OO
25 82 (8.38%) Service Management
26 77 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
27 74 (7.56%) UNIX
28 73 (7.46%) Python

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 68 (6.95%) Apache
2 59 (6.03%) WebSphere
3 56 (5.72%) JBoss
3 56 (5.72%) Tomcat
4 38 (3.88%) WebLogic
5 30 (3.06%) SharePoint
6 29 (2.96%) Confluence
7 28 (2.86%) IIS
8 27 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.94%) GlassFish
9 19 (1.94%) CMS
10 16 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.33%) WebSphere Process Server
11 13 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
12 11 (1.12%) Node.js
12 11 (1.12%) MS Exchange
13 10 (1.02%) Documentum
14 9 (0.92%) SAS
15 8 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (5.62%) MS Excel
1 55 (5.62%) MS Office
2 26 (2.66%) MS Project
3 18 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.10%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.61%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.41%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 3 (0.31%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.31%) assyst
6 3 (0.31%) Siebel Analytics
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.31%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.20%) Magento
7 2 (0.20%) Documaker
7 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (0.82%) Amazon S3
3 7 (0.72%) ElastiCache
3 7 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (0.51%) GitHub
4 5 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.51%) Office 365
5 4 (0.41%) SaaS
6 2 (0.20%) PaaS
6 2 (0.20%) Force.com
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Route 53
7 1 (0.10%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.45%) HTTP
2 21 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.74%) SSL
3 17 (1.74%) SAN
4 15 (1.53%) Firewall
5 12 (1.23%) Internet
5 12 (1.23%) FTP
6 11 (1.12%) BIG-IP
6 11 (1.12%) LDAP
7 10 (1.02%) Intranet
7 10 (1.02%) DNS
8 9 (0.92%) SMS
8 9 (0.92%) VPN
9 8 (0.82%) WAN
10 6 (0.61%) LAN
11 4 (0.41%) UMTS
11 4 (0.41%) GSM
11 4 (0.41%) LTE
12 3 (0.31%) Nortel Alteon
12 3 (0.31%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.47%) Oracle Database
3 31 (3.17%) MySQL
4 27 (2.76%) SSDT
5 26 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (2.55%) NoSQL
7 24 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (1.94%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.84%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (1.53%) DB2
13 13 (1.33%) Hadoop
14 12 (1.23%) MS Access
15 10 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
16 8 (0.82%) EDRMS
16 8 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.82%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 86 (8.78%) Maven
2 84 (8.58%) Git (software)
3 72 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 68 (6.95%) Jenkins
5 60 (6.13%) Visual Studio
6 55 (5.62%) Subversion
7 46 (4.70%) JIRA
8 34 (3.47%) TeamCity
9 30 (3.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 30 (3.06%) MSBuild
10 28 (2.86%) Ant
11 26 (2.66%) Gradle
11 26 (2.66%) Artifactory
12 25 (2.55%) ClearCase
12 25 (2.55%) NuGet
12 25 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
13 24 (2.45%) Hudson
14 23 (2.35%) Cucumber
15 20 (2.04%) Apache Ivy
16 19 (1.94%) Eclipse
General
1 205 (20.94%) Finance
2 158 (16.14%) Banking
3 72 (7.35%) Investment Banking
4 41 (4.19%) Retail
5 29 (2.96%) Front Office
6 21 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.74%) Legal
8 13 (1.33%) Back Office
8 13 (1.33%) Publishing
9 12 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.82%) Automotive
11 8 (0.82%) Marketing
12 6 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.61%) Billing
13 5 (0.51%) Advertising
14 2 (0.20%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.10%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 220 (22.47%) Developer
2 142 (14.50%) Analyst
3 119 (12.16%) Release Manager
4 64 (6.54%) Project Manager
5 55 (5.62%) Java Developer
6 34 (3.47%) Architect
7 33 (3.37%) Administrator
8 32 (3.27%) Release Engineer
9 28 (2.86%) Change Manager
10 26 (2.66%) Build and Release Engineer
10 26 (2.66%) Consultant
11 25 (2.55%) Build Engineer
11 25 (2.55%) Test Analyst
12 24 (2.45%) Business Analyst
12 24 (2.45%) Applications Support
12 24 (2.45%) Environment Manager
13 23 (2.35%) Support Analyst
14 22 (2.25%) DBA
14 22 (2.25%) Release Analyst
15 20 (2.04%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (14.50%) .NET
2 95 (9.70%) XML
3 69 (7.05%) Web Services
4 66 (6.74%) HTML
5 61 (6.23%) SOAP
6 59 (6.03%) Middleware
7 46 (4.70%) CSS
8 40 (4.09%) .NET Framework
9 39 (3.98%) JSON
10 37 (3.78%) REST
11 36 (3.68%) Spring
12 30 (3.06%) jQuery
13 27 (2.76%) JMS
14 25 (2.55%) ASP.NET
15 24 (2.45%) J2EE
16 23 (2.35%) XSD
17 22 (2.25%) Apache Camel
18 21 (2.15%) Hibernate
19 20 (2.04%) LAMP
19 20 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (4.80%) Open Source
3 35 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.15%) N-Tier
5 18 (1.84%) Credit Risk
6 15 (1.53%) CMDB
6 15 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.33%) Market Risk
8 12 (1.23%) PKI
9 11 (1.12%) User Experience
10 9 (0.92%) Derivative
11 8 (0.82%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.72%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.61%) Replication
13 6 (0.61%) Clustering
13 6 (0.61%) GIS
13 6 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 184 (18.79%) Windows
2 149 (15.22%) Linux
3 74 (7.56%) UNIX
4 44 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.82%) SUSE
10 7 (0.72%) HPUX
11 6 (0.61%) Solaris
11 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.51%) AIX
13 4 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.31%) CentOS
14 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.20%) Debian
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (26.66%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (21.45%) ITIL
3 132 (13.48%) Scrum
4 129 (13.18%) Configuration Management
5 120 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
6 118 (12.05%) Change Management
7 116 (11.85%) Project Management
8 96 (9.81%) TDD
9 82 (8.38%) OO
9 82 (8.38%) Service Management
10 77 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 70 (7.15%) Continuous Improvement
12 64 (6.54%) Problem Management
13 57 (5.82%) DevOps
14 56 (5.72%) Software Engineering
15 55 (5.62%) PRINCE2
16 54 (5.52%) Pair Programming
17 50 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 50 (5.11%) Service Delivery
17 50 (5.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 225 (22.98%) SQL
2 183 (18.69%) Java
3 90 (9.19%) JavaScript
4 73 (7.46%) Python
5 70 (7.15%) PowerShell
6 67 (6.84%) C#
7 50 (5.11%) C
8 43 (4.39%) Perl
9 40 (4.09%) PHP
10 39 (3.98%) Shell Script
11 30 (3.06%) Bash Shell
12 29 (2.96%) VB
13 28 (2.86%) Ruby
14 23 (2.35%) C++
15 21 (2.15%) PL/SQL
15 21 (2.15%) VBScript
16 14 (1.43%) VBA
16 14 (1.43%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.12%) Lua
17 11 (1.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 105 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 53 (5.41%) Degree
3 50 (5.11%) DV Cleared
4 40 (4.09%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (2.45%) ISEB
7 15 (1.53%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (0.92%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.82%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.61%) PMP
12 5 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.51%) MCSE
12 5 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.51%) SAP Certification
13 4 (0.41%) CCNA
14 3 (0.31%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (10.11%) QA
2 24 (2.45%) ISO 9001
2 24 (2.45%) SLA
3 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 35 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 20 (2.04%) XenServer
4 9 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.72%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.51%) PowerHA
7 4 (0.41%) XenApp
8 3 (0.31%) Varnish
9 2 (0.20%) RACF
9 2 (0.20%) NFS
9 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.10%) GridGain
10 1 (0.10%) HDFS
10 1 (0.10%) Xen
10 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.10%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 48 (4.90%) Puppet
2 29 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (2.55%) Tivoli
4 22 (2.25%) Control-M
5 17 (1.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 14 (1.43%) Nagios
7 13 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
8 9 (0.92%) BladeLogic
8 9 (0.92%) Netcool
9 7 (0.72%) SCCM
10 6 (0.61%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 6 (0.61%) Netcool/Webtop
11 5 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.51%) logstash
11 5 (0.51%) Kibana
12 4 (0.41%) Capistrano
13 3 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 219 (22.37%) Oracle
2 145 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 43 (4.39%) VMware
4 42 (4.29%) SAP
5 34 (3.47%) HP
6 33 (3.37%) IBM
7 30 (3.06%) Citrix
8 25 (2.55%) Atlassian
9 24 (2.45%) Red Hat
9 24 (2.45%) Red Gate
10 19 (1.94%) LANDesk
11 17 (1.74%) Zend
11 17 (1.74%) Business Objects
11 17 (1.74%) EMC
12 16 (1.63%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.53%) Software AG
14 14 (1.43%) Informatica
14 14 (1.43%) TIBCO
15 13 (1.33%) Siebel
15 13 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
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