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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 177 210 241
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +31
Contract jobs citing Release Management 591 439 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.24% 0.96% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.27% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 256 192
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £389 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.39% +7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 12
Average hourly rate £34.38 £12.90 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.47% -33.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £12.18 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.88 £38.46 £22.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £12.90 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+268.21% -36.29%
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
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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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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 +23 261 £488 +13.37% 54
South East -23 123 £425 +3.03% 11
Yorkshire +21 64 £388 +10.71% 10
South West -11 40 £467 +37.20% 8
North West +17 37 £313 - 16
West Midlands +1 21 £350 -17.64% 7
East of England +12 20 £500 +21.21% 7
North East +5 10 £250 -33.55% 1
East Midlands +10 9 £525 -27.58% 2
South Coast - - - -
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 312 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (23.37%) ITIL
3 249 (22.55%) Oracle
4 248 (22.46%) Finance
5 198 (17.93%) SQL
6 194 (17.57%) Java
7 191 (17.30%) Windows
8 182 (16.49%) Project Management
9 177 (16.03%) Linux
10 163 (14.76%) Configuration Management
11 155 (14.04%) UNIX
12 152 (13.77%) SQL Server
12 152 (13.77%) Change Management
12 152 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
13 142 (12.86%) .NET
14 136 (12.32%) Microsoft
15 127 (11.50%) Banking
16 123 (11.14%) Python
17 117 (10.60%) Subversion
18 114 (10.33%) Security Cleared
19 108 (9.78%) Jenkins
20 107 (9.69%) XML
21 103 (9.33%) Scrum
22 102 (9.24%) DevOps
23 101 (9.15%) Service Management
24 91 (8.24%) Perl
24 91 (8.24%) QA
25 90 (8.15%) OO
26 88 (7.97%) PRINCE2
27 87 (7.88%) Web Services

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 64 (5.80%) Apache
2 59 (5.34%) IIS
3 42 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 37 (3.35%) WebSphere
5 29 (2.63%) OpenStack
6 27 (2.45%) Confluence
7 26 (2.36%) WebLogic
8 25 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
9 24 (2.17%) JBoss
10 23 (2.08%) SAS
11 20 (1.81%) SharePoint
12 14 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
13 13 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (1.09%) MQSeries
14 12 (1.09%) MS Exchange
14 12 (1.09%) GlassFish
15 10 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 10 (0.91%) CMS
15 10 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 62 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.17%) MS Office
3 25 (2.26%) MS Project
4 16 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.27%) SPSS
8 1 (0.091%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.091%) Windchill
8 1 (0.091%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
1 17 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.54%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.54%) SAP FI-AP
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Utilities
4 5 (0.45%) SAP GRC
4 5 (0.45%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.45%) RMDS
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.27%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.18%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.18%) SAP SEM
7 2 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.81%) PaaS
3 14 (1.27%) Heroku
3 14 (1.27%) Engine Yard
4 11 (1.00%) SaaS
5 10 (0.91%) IaaS
5 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.45%) Office 365
7 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.091%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.091%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.26%) Firewall
2 40 (3.62%) TCP/IP
3 37 (3.35%) HTTP
4 32 (2.90%) DNS
5 21 (1.90%) Internet
6 17 (1.54%) VLAN
7 15 (1.36%) SAN
8 11 (1.00%) SSL
9 9 (0.82%) WAN
10 8 (0.72%) LAN
10 8 (0.72%) Intranet
10 8 (0.72%) BIG-IP
11 7 (0.63%) LTE
11 7 (0.63%) UMTS
11 7 (0.63%) GSM
12 6 (0.54%) VPN
12 6 (0.54%) SMS
13 5 (0.45%) DHCP
13 5 (0.45%) LDAP
13 5 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.98%) Oracle Database
3 57 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (4.71%) MySQL
5 38 (3.44%) NoSQL
6 33 (2.99%) DB2
6 33 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 32 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 32 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 31 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (2.72%) RDBMS
10 26 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.54%) Hadoop
13 16 (1.45%) Big Data
14 15 (1.36%) Oracle ODI
15 14 (1.27%) Base SAS
15 14 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 12 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 117 (10.60%) Subversion
2 108 (9.78%) Jenkins
3 75 (6.79%) Git (software)
4 70 (6.34%) Maven
5 63 (5.71%) JIRA
6 54 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 51 (4.62%) Ant
8 41 (3.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 39 (3.53%) ClearCase
10 38 (3.44%) TeamCity
11 25 (2.26%) Hudson
11 25 (2.26%) Visual Studio
12 24 (2.17%) Apache Ivy
13 17 (1.54%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.54%) NUnit
14 15 (1.36%) Selenium
14 15 (1.36%) MSBuild
15 13 (1.18%) CruiseControl
16 11 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
17 10 (0.91%) JUnit
General
1 248 (22.46%) Finance
2 127 (11.50%) Banking
3 64 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 61 (5.53%) Investment Banking
5 54 (4.89%) Retail
6 26 (2.36%) Front Office
7 17 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (1.27%) Legal
9 14 (1.27%) Billing
10 10 (0.91%) Back Office
10 10 (0.91%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.72%) Law
12 8 (0.72%) Marketing
13 4 (0.36%) Automotive
13 4 (0.36%) Games
14 3 (0.27%) Local Government
15 2 (0.18%) Military
15 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 233 (21.11%) Developer
2 163 (14.76%) Release Manager
3 141 (12.77%) Analyst
4 76 (6.88%) Project Manager
5 52 (4.71%) Consultant
6 47 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 46 (4.17%) Architect
7 46 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 40 (3.62%) Delivery Manager
9 33 (2.99%) Test Manager
10 32 (2.90%) Salesforce.com Developer
11 30 (2.72%) Support Analyst
12 28 (2.54%) Environment Manager
13 27 (2.45%) Configuration Manager
14 26 (2.36%) Applications Support
14 26 (2.36%) Service Manager
15 25 (2.26%) Technical Manager
16 24 (2.17%) Business Analyst
17 23 (2.08%) Change Manager
17 23 (2.08%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (12.86%) .NET
2 107 (9.69%) XML
3 87 (7.88%) Web Services
4 68 (6.16%) REST
5 59 (5.34%) Middleware
6 55 (4.98%) SOAP
7 54 (4.89%) J2EE
8 33 (2.99%) JSON
9 29 (2.63%) WCF
9 29 (2.63%) CSS
10 28 (2.54%) HTML
11 27 (2.45%) Spring
12 24 (2.17%) .NET Framework
13 22 (1.99%) Ajax
13 22 (1.99%) ASP.NET
14 20 (1.81%) MCollective
15 17 (1.54%) Apache Camel
15 17 (1.54%) Java EE
16 15 (1.36%) ActiveMQ
17 14 (1.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.71%) Open Source
3 38 (3.44%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.81%) Clustering
5 29 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.45%) PMI
7 22 (1.99%) N-Tier
7 22 (1.99%) Mainframe
8 19 (1.72%) Device Driver
8 19 (1.72%) Derivative
9 15 (1.36%) Equity Derivative
9 15 (1.36%) CMDB
10 14 (1.27%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.18%) Replication
11 13 (1.18%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.09%) Credit Risk
13 11 (1.00%) Market Risk
14 10 (0.91%) PKI
15 9 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 191 (17.30%) Windows
2 177 (16.03%) Linux
3 155 (14.04%) UNIX
4 53 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (2.54%) Ubuntu
6 24 (2.17%) CentOS
7 18 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.18%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.18%) Solaris
11 9 (0.82%) AIX
12 8 (0.72%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.54%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.45%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.45%) Android
15 4 (0.36%) Debian
16 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (23.37%) ITIL
3 182 (16.49%) Project Management
4 163 (14.76%) Configuration Management
5 152 (13.77%) Change Management
5 152 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (9.33%) Scrum
7 102 (9.24%) DevOps
8 101 (9.15%) Service Management
9 90 (8.15%) OO
10 88 (7.97%) PRINCE2
11 82 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 72 (6.52%) TDD
12 72 (6.52%) Problem Management
13 69 (6.25%) Migration
14 65 (5.89%) Integration Testing
15 63 (5.71%) SOA
16 62 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
17 60 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
18 58 (5.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 198 (17.93%) SQL
2 194 (17.57%) Java
3 123 (11.14%) Python
4 91 (8.24%) Perl
5 81 (7.34%) C#
6 76 (6.88%) JavaScript
7 66 (5.98%) Shell Script
8 64 (5.80%) Bash Shell
9 54 (4.89%) Ruby
10 48 (4.35%) PowerShell
11 45 (4.08%) PHP
12 43 (3.89%) C++
13 32 (2.90%) PL/SQL
13 32 (2.90%) Apex Code
14 26 (2.36%) VBScript
15 20 (1.81%) C
15 20 (1.81%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.63%) Lua
17 17 (1.54%) Korn
18 16 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 114 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 68 (6.16%) Degree
3 66 (5.98%) DV Cleared
4 39 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 36 (3.26%) PMI Certification
6 29 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.27%) Sun Certification
7 14 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 14 (1.27%) ISEB
8 13 (1.18%) SAP Certification
9 11 (1.00%) VCP4
10 9 (0.82%) PMP
10 9 (0.82%) OCPJP
10 9 (0.82%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.36%) MCP
12 4 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.27%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (8.24%) QA
2 29 (2.63%) SLA
3 9 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.45%) COBIT
6 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.91%) Firmware
4 9 (0.82%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (0.63%) vSphere
6 6 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.54%) XenServer
7 5 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.45%) PowerHA
8 4 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.27%) Squid
10 2 (0.18%) SRDF
10 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.091%) Gluster
11 1 (0.091%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.091%) GridGain
11 1 (0.091%) KVM
11 1 (0.091%) HDFS
11 1 (0.091%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 61 (5.53%) Puppet
2 23 (2.08%) Control-M
3 22 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (1.90%) Cobbler
5 17 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
7 15 (1.36%) Nagios
8 11 (1.00%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.00%) collectd
9 10 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (0.91%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.72%) CA Endevor
10 8 (0.72%) logstash
10 8 (0.72%) Kibana
11 7 (0.63%) SCCM
12 5 (0.45%) SCOM
13 4 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
13 4 (0.36%) Ansible
13 4 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 249 (22.55%) Oracle
2 136 (12.32%) Microsoft
3 77 (6.97%) VMware
4 72 (6.52%) SAP
5 47 (4.26%) IBM
6 41 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
7 38 (3.44%) Red Hat
8 30 (2.72%) Remedy
9 26 (2.36%) Sun
10 21 (1.90%) Perforce
11 20 (1.81%) HP
12 18 (1.63%) Cisco
12 18 (1.63%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.63%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.18%) BMC
13 13 (1.18%) ATG
14 11 (1.00%) TIBCO
14 11 (1.00%) Citrix
14 11 (1.00%) F5
14 11 (1.00%) Splunk
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