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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
UK / England
Rank 223 217 186
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Contract jobs citing Release Management 428 508 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 1.08% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.30% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 325 319
Median daily rate £436 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £388 £420
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £26.00 £34.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% -24.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £14.80 £17.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £37.20 £50.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £44.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-35.22% -7.36%

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
34870 38985 38045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.97% 82.80% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 23337 25837 24375
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 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 863 1056 1033
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +1 228 £450 -7.21% 38
South East +14 98 £456 +7.35% 12
North West +27 26 £400 -5.88% 8
South West -13 23 £365 -5.80% 4
East of England -14 14 £325 -29.72% 10
Yorkshire +4 11 £430 -7.02% 7
West Midlands +4 11 £325 -14.75% 1
East Midlands -9 10 £300 -18.91%
North East -25 2 £323 +26.47% 3
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 336 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (26.64%) ITIL
3 191 (19.27%) SQL
4 190 (19.17%) DevOps
5 184 (18.57%) Finance
6 180 (18.16%) Windows
7 178 (17.96%) Linux
8 175 (17.66%) Change Management
9 170 (17.15%) Microsoft
10 155 (15.64%) Configuration Management
11 142 (14.33%) Scrum
12 135 (13.62%) Service Management
12 135 (13.62%) Security Cleared
13 133 (13.42%) Unix
14 128 (12.92%) Java
15 120 (12.11%) Banking
15 120 (12.11%) Oracle
16 111 (11.20%) SQL Server
17 109 (11.00%) Git (software)
18 106 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
19 105 (10.60%) SC Cleared
20 101 (10.19%) QA
20 101 (10.19%) JIRA
21 97 (9.79%) SDLC
22 96 (9.69%) .NET
23 95 (9.59%) Project Management
24 92 (9.28%) JavaScript
25 88 (8.88%) MS Excel
26 87 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
26 87 (8.78%) Jenkins

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 55 (5.55%) SharePoint
2 53 (5.35%) Confluence
3 50 (5.05%) WebSphere
4 27 (2.72%) Apache
5 26 (2.62%) IIS
6 16 (1.61%) nginx
7 12 (1.21%) MQSeries
8 11 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.91%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.91%) SAS
11 8 (0.81%) Drupal
11 8 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.81%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.81%) SilverStripe
12 7 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.71%) CMS
12 7 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 7 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 88 (8.88%) MS Excel
2 50 (5.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 42 (4.24%) MS Office
4 20 (2.02%) MS Project
5 18 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.30%) Lorenzo
7 3 (0.30%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.30%) OpenText MBPM
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.30%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.30%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.10%) Eikon
9 1 (0.10%) Epicor iScala
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.10%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.15%) PaaS
2 50 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (4.74%) IaaS
4 45 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (3.73%) SaaS
6 20 (2.02%) GitHub
7 12 (1.21%) Office 365
8 8 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.81%) OneDrive
8 8 (0.81%) Yammer
9 7 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.40%) G Suite
11 4 (0.40%) Google Play
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.20%) Boomi
12 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.62%) Firewall
2 11 (1.11%) SAN
2 11 (1.11%) WAN
3 10 (1.01%) SSL
4 9 (0.91%) LAN
4 9 (0.91%) LDAP
4 9 (0.91%) Network Security
4 9 (0.91%) Skype
5 8 (0.81%) DNS
5 8 (0.81%) HTTP
5 8 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.71%) SMS
7 5 (0.50%) ATM
7 5 (0.50%) Internet
7 5 (0.50%) NAS
7 5 (0.50%) VPN
8 4 (0.40%) DHCP
8 4 (0.40%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.40%) ZigBee
9 3 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 48 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 45 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (3.43%) MySQL
6 32 (3.23%) MongoDB
7 30 (3.03%) Big Data
7 30 (3.03%) OLTP
8 28 (2.83%) Hadoop
9 25 (2.52%) NoSQL
10 24 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (2.32%) RDBMS
11 23 (2.32%) Tick Data
12 19 (1.92%) DB2
13 18 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (1.51%) Redis
17 14 (1.41%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 109 (11.00%) Git (software)
2 101 (10.19%) JIRA
3 87 (8.78%) Jenkins
4 46 (4.64%) Selenium
5 44 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (3.94%) Subversion
7 36 (3.63%) Maven
8 26 (2.62%) Visual Studio
9 23 (2.32%) TeamCity
10 20 (2.02%) Ant
11 19 (1.92%) Gradle
11 19 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
12 18 (1.82%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.61%) WebDriver
14 15 (1.51%) Hudson
14 15 (1.51%) MSBuild
15 14 (1.41%) JUnit
16 12 (1.21%) TestRail
17 11 (1.11%) Mercurial
18 10 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 184 (18.57%) Finance
2 120 (12.11%) Banking
3 48 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 32 (3.23%) Legal
5 29 (2.93%) Front Office
6 24 (2.42%) Retail
7 20 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.82%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.61%) Marketing
10 14 (1.41%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.11%) Advertising
12 10 (1.01%) Publishing
13 5 (0.50%) Electronics
13 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.40%) Games
14 4 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
15 3 (0.30%) Back Office
15 3 (0.30%) Billing
16 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 192 (19.37%) Developer
2 125 (12.61%) Release Manager
3 111 (11.20%) Analyst
4 60 (6.05%) Project Manager
5 48 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 44 (4.44%) C++ Developer
7 43 (4.34%) Architect
8 36 (3.63%) Support Analyst
9 30 (3.03%) Java Developer
10 29 (2.93%) Consultant
11 28 (2.83%) Operations Engineer
11 28 (2.83%) Service Manager
12 25 (2.52%) Change Manager
13 24 (2.42%) Applications Support
14 23 (2.32%) Service Analyst
15 21 (2.12%) .NET Developer
15 21 (2.12%) PHP Developer
16 20 (2.02%) Business Analyst
16 20 (2.02%) DBA
17 18 (1.82%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (9.69%) .NET
2 69 (6.96%) Web Services
3 62 (6.26%) XML
4 58 (5.85%) AngularJS
5 53 (5.35%) HTML
6 47 (4.74%) CSS
7 37 (3.73%) JSON
8 36 (3.63%) ASP.NET
9 35 (3.53%) HTML5
10 34 (3.43%) Middleware
10 34 (3.43%) Velocity
11 32 (3.23%) Node.js
11 32 (3.23%) STL
12 31 (3.13%) Spring
13 29 (2.93%) RESTful
14 27 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
15 26 (2.62%) CSS3
15 26 (2.62%) REST
16 24 (2.42%) J2EE
17 23 (2.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.63%) Virtual Team
3 26 (2.62%) Data Centre
3 26 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.32%) CMDB
4 23 (2.32%) Tandem
5 22 (2.22%) Equities
6 21 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.02%) Hedge funds
8 15 (1.51%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.21%) Smart Meter
12 11 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.11%) Fixed Income
12 11 (1.11%) PMI
12 11 (1.11%) Web 2.0
13 9 (0.91%) Video on Demand
14 8 (0.81%) Fat Client
14 8 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 180 (18.16%) Windows
2 178 (17.96%) Linux
3 133 (13.42%) Unix
4 51 (5.15%) AIX
5 41 (4.14%) Windows Server
6 32 (3.23%) Windows XP
7 27 (2.72%) Solaris
8 25 (2.52%) Windows 2000
9 22 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.72%) Android
10 17 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (1.21%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.01%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.91%) HPUX
16 7 (0.71%) VME
16 7 (0.71%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.61%) OS/390
18 5 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (26.64%) ITIL
3 190 (19.17%) DevOps
4 175 (17.66%) Change Management
5 155 (15.64%) Configuration Management
6 142 (14.33%) Scrum
7 135 (13.62%) Service Management
8 106 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
9 97 (9.79%) SDLC
10 95 (9.59%) Project Management
11 87 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 78 (7.87%) Service Delivery
13 76 (7.67%) MVC
14 75 (7.57%) OO
15 74 (7.47%) Migration
16 73 (7.37%) TDD
17 69 (6.96%) PRINCE2
17 69 (6.96%) Software Engineering
18 59 (5.95%) Open Source
19 58 (5.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (19.27%) SQL
2 128 (12.92%) Java
3 92 (9.28%) JavaScript
4 74 (7.47%) PowerShell
5 61 (6.16%) C++
6 59 (5.95%) Python
7 54 (5.45%) C#
8 52 (5.25%) Perl
9 35 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 34 (3.43%) T-SQL
11 30 (3.03%) PHP
12 27 (2.72%) Bash Shell
13 24 (2.42%) VB
14 19 (1.92%) Ruby
15 16 (1.61%) VBScript
16 13 (1.31%) C
17 12 (1.21%) Korn
17 12 (1.21%) Scala
18 10 (1.01%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 135 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 105 (10.60%) SC Cleared
3 61 (6.16%) Degree
4 44 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
5 36 (3.63%) DV Cleared
6 33 (3.33%) ISEB
7 21 (2.12%) PMP
8 18 (1.82%) PhD
9 17 (1.72%) PMI Certification
10 15 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (1.11%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.71%) APMP
15 6 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
17 4 (0.40%) BC Cleared
17 4 (0.40%) ECDL
18 3 (0.30%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (10.19%) QA
2 61 (6.16%) SLA
3 28 (2.83%) PMO
4 14 (1.41%) MiFID
5 9 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.91%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.81%) EMIR
7 6 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.40%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.40%) SDET
9 3 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.30%) FATCA
9 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.10%) Basel II
11 1 (0.10%) Basel III
11 1 (0.10%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.10%) IFRS
11 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (4.54%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.83%) Docker
3 23 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.71%) Firmware
7 6 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.40%) vSphere
9 3 (0.30%) vCloud
9 3 (0.30%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.10%) HDFS
11 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (5.55%) Puppet
2 45 (4.54%) Ansible
3 35 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (2.22%) SCCM
5 12 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (1.01%) Netcool
7 8 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (0.81%) SCOM
7 8 (0.81%) WSUS
7 8 (0.81%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.71%) Control-M
8 7 (0.71%) HP SiteScope
8 7 (0.71%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.61%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.61%) SELinux
10 5 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.40%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.40%) OpenSSO
11 4 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 170 (17.15%) Microsoft
2 120 (12.11%) Oracle
3 41 (4.14%) SAP
4 40 (4.04%) VMware
5 37 (3.73%) HP
6 30 (3.03%) IBM
7 29 (2.93%) ServiceNow
8 18 (1.82%) Google
8 18 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 17 (1.72%) Atlassian
10 16 (1.61%) Splunk
10 16 (1.61%) Zend
11 14 (1.41%) MuleSoft
12 12 (1.21%) Citrix
12 12 (1.21%) Remedy
13 11 (1.11%) BMC
13 11 (1.11%) Sun
14 10 (1.01%) AppDynamics
14 10 (1.01%) Intel Security
14 10 (1.01%) New Relic
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