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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 215 176 223
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +47
Contract jobs citing Release Management 499 590 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 1.28% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.65% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 318 287
Average daily rate £428 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £415 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £13.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.09% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.75 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £13.75 £36.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +251.85%
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
38364 35865 34140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.30% 77.81% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25447 23262 21094
Average daily rate £425 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 964 1067
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 235 £475 - 64
South East -19 121 £394 -5.68% 10
South West -4 37 £388 -18.93% 5
East of England +6 23 £450 +12.50% 11
East Midlands +8 22 £310 -27.05% 5
Yorkshire -37 19 £400 +3.22% 6
North East -12 15 £260 -45.43% 3
North West -42 15 £375 +8.69% 12
West Midlands -27 10 £363 - 10
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 287 (27.60%) ITIL
2 236 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
3 213 (20.48%) Microsoft
4 209 (20.10%) Finance
5 204 (19.62%) Windows
6 196 (18.85%) SQL
7 190 (18.27%) Oracle
8 180 (17.31%) Linux
9 175 (16.83%) Change Management
10 169 (16.25%) Project Management
11 166 (15.96%) SQL Server
12 146 (14.04%) Java
12 146 (14.04%) Configuration Management
13 132 (12.69%) Unix
14 122 (11.73%) .NET
14 122 (11.73%) Security Cleared
15 109 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
16 104 (10.00%) Python
17 103 (9.90%) Service Delivery
17 103 (9.90%) Banking
18 99 (9.52%) Service Management
19 96 (9.23%) JavaScript
20 94 (9.04%) Git (software)
21 92 (8.85%) Perl
21 92 (8.85%) MS Excel
22 91 (8.75%) Jenkins
22 91 (8.75%) DevOps
23 90 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
24 88 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
25 87 (8.37%) Degree

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 42 (4.04%) IIS
2 35 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.79%) SAS
4 24 (2.31%) WebSphere
5 20 (1.92%) WebLogic
6 17 (1.63%) Apache
7 15 (1.44%) MQSeries
8 14 (1.35%) Confluence
9 13 (1.25%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.15%) CMS
10 12 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (1.15%) IBM Notes
11 11 (1.06%) JBoss
11 11 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 11 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (0.96%) AquaLogic
12 10 (0.96%) MS Exchange
12 10 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
12 10 (0.96%) Tuxedo
13 9 (0.87%) Node.js
Applications
1 92 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.17%) MS Office
3 27 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.83%) MS Project
5 11 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.96%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.096%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.63%) ION MarketView
3 15 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.77%) SAP GRC
5 7 (0.67%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.67%) SAP SRM
6 5 (0.48%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.48%) Summit
7 4 (0.38%) Adaptiv
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.38%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.29%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 40 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.06%) GitHub
4 9 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.77%) Force.com
6 7 (0.67%) Office 365
7 6 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.58%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.48%) SaaS
9 4 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.38%) IaaS
9 4 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.096%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.096%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.096%) Datadog
11 1 (0.096%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.31%) Firewall
2 20 (1.92%) Multicast
3 17 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.54%) DNS
4 16 (1.54%) SAN
4 16 (1.54%) SSL
5 15 (1.44%) Internet
6 13 (1.25%) LDAP
7 11 (1.06%) NAS
7 11 (1.06%) VPN
8 10 (0.96%) DHCP
9 8 (0.77%) Intranet
9 8 (0.77%) WAN
10 7 (0.67%) HTTP
11 5 (0.48%) SSH
11 5 (0.48%) ZigBee
12 3 (0.29%) ATM
12 3 (0.29%) FTP
12 3 (0.29%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (15.96%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.58%) Oracle Database
3 53 (5.10%) Relational Database
4 33 (3.17%) MySQL
5 31 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (2.31%) OLTP
7 24 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (2.21%) MongoDB
8 23 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 15 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
11 14 (1.35%) NoSQL
12 13 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
13 12 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 94 (9.04%) Git (software)
2 91 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 90 (8.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 65 (6.25%) JIRA
5 58 (5.58%) Subversion
6 52 (5.00%) Maven
7 45 (4.33%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.79%) Ant
8 29 (2.79%) Selenium
9 26 (2.50%) Visual Studio
10 19 (1.83%) SpecFlow
11 17 (1.63%) Hudson
12 16 (1.54%) Gradle
13 15 (1.44%) MSBuild
14 14 (1.35%) Artifactory
14 14 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (1.35%) NUnit
14 14 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
15 11 (1.06%) ClearCase
15 11 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 209 (20.10%) Finance
2 103 (9.90%) Banking
3 53 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.75%) Front Office
5 31 (2.98%) Retail
6 28 (2.69%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.50%) Investment Banking
8 21 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (1.63%) Back Office
10 15 (1.44%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.35%) Publishing
12 13 (1.25%) Legal
13 12 (1.15%) Marketing
14 11 (1.06%) Billing
15 10 (0.96%) Advertising
16 9 (0.87%) Automotive
17 6 (0.58%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.48%) Local Government
18 5 (0.48%) Military
18 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 174 (16.73%) Analyst
2 171 (16.44%) Developer
3 157 (15.10%) Release Manager
4 68 (6.54%) Project Manager
5 56 (5.38%) Architect
6 51 (4.90%) Consultant
7 49 (4.71%) Support Analyst
8 44 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 40 (3.85%) Service Manager
10 38 (3.65%) Java Developer
11 36 (3.46%) Applications Support
12 35 (3.37%) Configuration Manager
13 31 (2.98%) Oracle Developer
14 30 (2.88%) Business Analyst
15 29 (2.79%) Technical Manager
16 27 (2.60%) Applications Support Analyst
16 27 (2.60%) IT Manager
16 27 (2.60%) Service Analyst
17 26 (2.50%) C++ Developer
17 26 (2.50%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (11.73%) .NET
2 77 (7.40%) HTML
3 67 (6.44%) Web Services
4 48 (4.62%) XML
5 47 (4.52%) SOAP
6 41 (3.94%) CSS
7 34 (3.27%) ASP.NET
8 33 (3.17%) Middleware
9 31 (2.98%) REST
9 31 (2.98%) WCF
10 29 (2.79%) J2EE
11 26 (2.50%) Spring
12 25 (2.40%) JMS
12 25 (2.40%) jQuery
13 24 (2.31%) JSON
13 24 (2.31%) STL
14 23 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (2.12%) RESTful
16 21 (2.02%) AngularJS
16 21 (2.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.79%) Management Information System
3 28 (2.69%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.63%) Mainframe
6 16 (1.54%) Equities
6 16 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (1.44%) Clustering
7 15 (1.44%) FMCG
8 14 (1.35%) CMDB
8 14 (1.35%) Smart Meter
9 12 (1.15%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
10 11 (1.06%) Statistics
11 10 (0.96%) Derivative
11 10 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.96%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.87%) Reinsurance
13 8 (0.77%) EMC VMAX
13 8 (0.77%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 204 (19.62%) Windows
2 180 (17.31%) Linux
3 132 (12.69%) Unix
4 44 (4.23%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.60%) AIX
5 27 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (2.02%) Windows XP
7 16 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.44%) Solaris
8 15 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.96%) OS/390
10 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.58%) MVS
12 6 (0.58%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.38%) Android
13 4 (0.38%) CentOS
13 4 (0.38%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (27.60%) ITIL
2 236 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (16.83%) Change Management
4 169 (16.25%) Project Management
5 146 (14.04%) Configuration Management
6 109 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
7 103 (9.90%) Service Delivery
8 99 (9.52%) Service Management
9 91 (8.75%) DevOps
10 87 (8.37%) Migration
11 85 (8.17%) Problem Management
12 81 (7.79%) Scrum
13 79 (7.60%) SDLC
13 79 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 76 (7.31%) Incident Management
15 70 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
16 66 (6.35%) OO
17 64 (6.15%) PRINCE2
18 60 (5.77%) Software Engineering
19 57 (5.48%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 196 (18.85%) SQL
2 146 (14.04%) Java
3 104 (10.00%) Python
4 96 (9.23%) JavaScript
5 92 (8.85%) Perl
6 80 (7.69%) C#
7 59 (5.67%) C++
7 59 (5.67%) PowerShell
8 41 (3.94%) Bash Shell
9 35 (3.37%) T-SQL
10 25 (2.40%) C
11 24 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 21 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 21 (2.02%) Ruby
13 16 (1.54%) PHP
13 16 (1.54%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.35%) Apex Code
15 13 (1.25%) VB
16 11 (1.06%) Scala
17 10 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 122 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 87 (8.37%) Degree
3 79 (7.60%) SC Cleared
4 47 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (1.15%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 8 (0.77%) PMP
9 8 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.67%) ISEB
10 7 (0.67%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.58%) APMP
11 6 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.58%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.29%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (8.17%) QA
2 32 (3.08%) SLA
3 6 (0.58%) MiFID
4 5 (0.48%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.096%) FINREP
System Software
1 57 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.63%) Docker
4 8 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.67%) XenApp
6 5 (0.48%) NFS
7 4 (0.38%) PowerHA
7 4 (0.38%) vCloud
7 4 (0.38%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.19%) iptables
9 2 (0.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.096%) Varnish
10 1 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.096%) vSphere
10 1 (0.096%) Xen
10 1 (0.096%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 62 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
2 56 (5.38%) Puppet
3 24 (2.31%) Ansible
4 22 (2.12%) Nagios
5 19 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
6 14 (1.35%) SCCM
7 12 (1.15%) ZABBIX
8 10 (0.96%) DameWare
9 9 (0.87%) Capistrano
9 9 (0.87%) Kubernetes
10 8 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.48%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.38%) Casper Suite
13 4 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.38%) EMC VPLEX
13 4 (0.38%) Packer
13 4 (0.38%) yum
14 3 (0.29%) Mesos
Vendors
1 213 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 190 (18.27%) Oracle
3 67 (6.44%) SAP
4 40 (3.85%) IBM
5 39 (3.75%) VMware
6 30 (2.88%) HP
7 27 (2.60%) Splunk
8 26 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 26 (2.50%) Sybase
9 25 (2.40%) Citrix
10 23 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (2.02%) BMC
11 21 (2.02%) TIBCO
12 20 (1.92%) Sun
13 17 (1.63%) Atlassian
13 17 (1.63%) ION Trading
13 17 (1.63%) Remedy
14 16 (1.54%) Informatica
15 15 (1.44%) ServiceNow
16 14 (1.35%) Rally
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