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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 211 238 230
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 551 509 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.00% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.23% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 344 329
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Median hourly rate £26.25 £21.87 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.02% -35.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.40 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £67.50 £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +25.73%
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
38448 41356 40657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.89% 81.37% 77.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25745 27258 26863
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 1230 1164
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.38% +23.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the England region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 282 £475 - 26
South East +9 78 £438 +28.67% 14
North West +5 46 £388 -7.73% 8
North East -1 43 £375 +23.96% 1
East of England +17 33 £475 +5.55% 12
South West -7 22 £368 -5.16% 7
West Midlands -12 22 £425 +13.33%
Yorkshire +27 20 £517 +35.98% 4
East Midlands -26 4 £300 - 2
Midlands - 1 £425 -
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 328 (27.61%) ITIL
2 325 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (19.78%) DevOps
4 229 (19.28%) Windows
5 226 (19.02%) Change Management
5 226 (19.02%) Finance
6 223 (18.77%) Linux
7 221 (18.60%) Microsoft
8 213 (17.93%) Java
9 206 (17.34%) SQL
10 205 (17.26%) Unix
11 202 (17.00%) Oracle
12 193 (16.25%) Configuration Management
13 166 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
14 161 (13.55%) Security Cleared
15 143 (12.04%) Service Delivery
16 142 (11.95%) Service Management
17 130 (10.94%) Git (software)
18 127 (10.69%) Banking
19 121 (10.19%) Scrum
20 120 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
21 119 (10.02%) PowerShell
21 119 (10.02%) Problem Management
22 117 (9.85%) Project Management
23 115 (9.68%) SC Cleared
23 115 (9.68%) Jenkins
24 112 (9.43%) SQL Server
25 104 (8.75%) Migration
26 103 (8.67%) AIX
26 103 (8.67%) JIRA

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 58 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 57 (4.80%) SharePoint
3 54 (4.55%) Confluence
4 47 (3.96%) Apache
5 32 (2.69%) WebLogic
6 27 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 23 (1.94%) Apache Spark
8 22 (1.85%) IIS
8 22 (1.85%) JBoss
8 22 (1.85%) nginx
9 21 (1.77%) MQSeries
10 19 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
11 17 (1.43%) Mule
11 17 (1.43%) Tomcat
12 16 (1.35%) Apache ServiceMix
13 15 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 13 (1.09%) SAS
15 13 (1.09%) Tuxedo
16 12 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 93 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (3.37%) MS Office
4 39 (3.28%) MS Project
5 25 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.25%) Simulink
7 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.84%) OpenText MBPM
3 7 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.25%) Lorenzo
7 3 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.25%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 78 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (4.38%) PaaS
4 47 (3.96%) IaaS
5 39 (3.28%) SaaS
6 26 (2.19%) Office 365
7 23 (1.94%) GitHub
7 23 (1.94%) Yammer
8 21 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 21 (1.77%) OneDrive
9 15 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.25%) G Suite
13 3 (0.25%) Route 53
14 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.084%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.44%) Firewall
2 21 (1.77%) Skype
3 18 (1.52%) VPN
4 17 (1.43%) SAN
5 16 (1.35%) SSL
5 16 (1.35%) WAN
6 15 (1.26%) DNS
6 15 (1.26%) Internet
7 14 (1.18%) LAN
8 13 (1.09%) HTTP
9 11 (0.93%) SMS
10 9 (0.76%) FTP
11 7 (0.59%) Network Security
12 6 (0.51%) ATM
12 6 (0.51%) NAS
12 6 (0.51%) VoIP
13 5 (0.42%) LDAP
14 4 (0.34%) AMQP
14 4 (0.34%) DHCP
14 4 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 57 (4.80%) MongoDB
4 54 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 49 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (3.37%) Hadoop
7 37 (3.11%) MySQL
8 34 (2.86%) Big Data
8 34 (2.86%) NoSQL
9 31 (2.61%) OLTP
9 31 (2.61%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.68%) Redis
11 18 (1.52%) CouchDB
12 17 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (1.26%) DB2
14 15 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (1.18%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 130 (10.94%) Git (software)
2 115 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 103 (8.67%) JIRA
4 56 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (4.21%) Subversion
6 43 (3.62%) Maven
7 33 (2.78%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.44%) Ant
8 29 (2.44%) Visual Studio
9 28 (2.36%) Selenium
10 20 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (1.35%) Mercurial
12 14 (1.18%) MSI
13 13 (1.09%) Hudson
13 13 (1.09%) MSBuild
14 10 (0.84%) Gradle
15 9 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
15 9 (0.76%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.67%) DbUnit
16 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 226 (19.02%) Finance
2 127 (10.69%) Banking
3 44 (3.70%) Retail
4 38 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.27%) Legal
6 24 (2.02%) Marketing
7 15 (1.26%) Advertising
8 13 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.01%) Publishing
10 10 (0.84%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.76%) Back Office
11 9 (0.76%) Billing
11 9 (0.76%) Front Office
12 5 (0.42%) Electronics
12 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.42%) Prime Brokerage
12 5 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.34%) Automotive
13 4 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 206 (17.34%) Developer
2 121 (10.19%) Analyst
3 114 (9.60%) Release Manager
4 91 (7.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 72 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 56 (4.71%) Architect
7 46 (3.87%) C++ Developer
8 43 (3.62%) Service Manager
9 42 (3.54%) Support Analyst
10 41 (3.45%) Java Developer
11 37 (3.11%) Consultant
12 33 (2.78%) Support Engineer
13 32 (2.69%) Applications Support
13 32 (2.69%) Transition Manager
14 27 (2.27%) Administrator
14 27 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
15 24 (2.02%) Environment Manager
15 24 (2.02%) Operations Engineer
15 24 (2.02%) Service Transition Manager
16 22 (1.85%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (8.59%) .NET
2 89 (7.49%) Web Services
3 73 (6.14%) Middleware
4 68 (5.72%) XML
5 52 (4.38%) HTML
5 52 (4.38%) RESTful
6 51 (4.29%) J2EE
7 48 (4.04%) CSS
8 47 (3.96%) AngularJS
9 42 (3.54%) JSON
10 40 (3.37%) STL
11 37 (3.11%) XSLT
12 35 (2.95%) Velocity
13 34 (2.86%) HTML5
13 34 (2.86%) Node.js
14 32 (2.69%) Spring
15 31 (2.61%) REST
16 27 (2.27%) CSS3
17 26 (2.19%) ASP.NET
17 26 (2.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.37%) Virtual Team
3 35 (2.95%) Data Centre
4 34 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.36%) Mainframe
7 27 (2.27%) Tandem
8 23 (1.94%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.60%) Replication
10 17 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.18%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.01%) Reference Data
14 10 (0.84%) DataPower
14 10 (0.84%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.84%) iSeries
15 9 (0.76%) Clustering
15 9 (0.76%) Cryptography
15 9 (0.76%) User Experience
16 8 (0.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 229 (19.28%) Windows
2 223 (18.77%) Linux
3 205 (17.26%) Unix
4 103 (8.67%) AIX
5 84 (7.07%) Windows Server
6 66 (5.56%) Solaris
7 32 (2.69%) Windows XP
8 27 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (2.10%) Windows 2000
11 20 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (1.43%) HPUX
13 16 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (1.26%) Windows 10
15 13 (1.09%) OS/390
15 13 (1.09%) Windows 7
16 12 (1.01%) Android
17 10 (0.84%) CentOS
18 8 (0.67%) Apple iOS
19 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (27.61%) ITIL
2 325 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (19.78%) DevOps
4 226 (19.02%) Change Management
5 193 (16.25%) Configuration Management
6 166 (13.97%) Continuous Integration
7 143 (12.04%) Service Delivery
8 142 (11.95%) Service Management
9 121 (10.19%) Scrum
10 120 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 119 (10.02%) Problem Management
12 117 (9.85%) Project Management
13 104 (8.75%) Migration
14 101 (8.50%) SDLC
15 94 (7.91%) Incident Management
16 90 (7.58%) OO
17 87 (7.32%) Open Source
18 86 (7.24%) Root Cause Analysis
19 81 (6.82%) Software Engineering
20 71 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 213 (17.93%) Java
2 206 (17.34%) SQL
3 119 (10.02%) PowerShell
4 95 (8.00%) Perl
5 83 (6.99%) JavaScript
6 78 (6.57%) Python
7 67 (5.64%) C++
8 44 (3.70%) C#
9 37 (3.11%) PHP
10 31 (2.61%) Scala
11 29 (2.44%) Shell Script
11 29 (2.44%) T-SQL
12 28 (2.36%) Ruby
12 28 (2.36%) VBScript
13 27 (2.27%) VB
14 24 (2.02%) C
15 22 (1.85%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.18%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.93%) Korn
17 11 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 161 (13.55%) Security Cleared
2 115 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 71 (5.98%) Degree
4 46 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
5 40 (3.37%) DV Cleared
6 31 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (1.77%) ISEB
8 13 (1.09%) PMP
9 12 (1.01%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.67%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.42%) CISSP
14 5 (0.42%) PhD
15 4 (0.34%) ECDL
15 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.25%) BC Cleared
16 3 (0.25%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (8.33%) QA
2 92 (7.74%) SLA
3 28 (2.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 25 (2.10%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.51%) IEC 61508
5 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.34%) MiFID
7 3 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.25%) FATCA
7 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.25%) SDET
7 3 (0.25%) WCAG
8 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.084%) Basel II
9 1 (0.084%) Basel III
9 1 (0.084%) COBIT
9 1 (0.084%) EMIR
9 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.084%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 84 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.86%) Docker
4 18 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.59%) Firmware
8 6 (0.51%) vCloud
9 5 (0.42%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.34%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.34%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.17%) vSphere
12 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.084%) NFS
13 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.084%) Varnish
13 1 (0.084%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 97 (8.16%) Puppet
2 73 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (6.06%) Ansible
4 38 (3.20%) SCCM
5 17 (1.43%) SCOM
6 16 (1.35%) Kubernetes
7 15 (1.26%) Tivoli
8 14 (1.18%) Netcool
9 12 (1.01%) Control-M
9 12 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (0.84%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
12 8 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (0.67%) WSUS
13 7 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (0.59%) Salt
14 6 (0.51%) Data Guard
14 6 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.51%) SELinux
Vendors
1 221 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 202 (17.00%) Oracle
3 67 (5.64%) HP
4 59 (4.97%) IBM
5 54 (4.55%) VMware
6 47 (3.96%) SAP
7 46 (3.87%) ServiceNow
8 38 (3.20%) MuleSoft
9 31 (2.61%) Red Hat
10 26 (2.19%) New Relic
11 25 (2.10%) Atlassian
11 25 (2.10%) CA
12 22 (1.85%) AppDynamics
12 22 (1.85%) Citrix
12 22 (1.85%) Sun
13 19 (1.60%) Zend
14 18 (1.52%) Symantec
15 16 (1.35%) Intel Security
16 15 (1.26%) Splunk
17 14 (1.18%) Google
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £380 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Inspire Corporation Limited
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
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