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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 244 200 178
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -22
Contract jobs citing Release Management 458 500 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 1.04% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.37% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 307 330
Average daily rate
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£425 £396 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% -6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.53% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 15
Average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.14% -26.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £30.00 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £32.03 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -19.20%
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
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 -17 240 £470 +10.58% 58
South East +5 88 £413 +20.00% 22
North West -10 39 £413 +27.90% 2
South West -4 24 £438 -2.88% 6
East of England -25 24 £334 -9.49% 11
Yorkshire -45 20 £355 +8.39% 6
West Midlands -14 8 £400 -11.11% 6
East Midlands -12 5 £362 +11.38% 2
North East -20 5 £218 -33.07% 1
Midlands - 2 £400 -
South Coast - 1 - -
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 265 (25.53%) Finance
2 264 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (22.25%) ITIL
4 193 (18.59%) Windows
5 191 (18.40%) SQL
6 182 (17.53%) Java
7 172 (16.57%) Oracle
8 170 (16.38%) Linux
8 170 (16.38%) Change Management
9 162 (15.61%) .NET
10 157 (15.13%) SQL Server
11 149 (14.35%) Project Management
12 147 (14.16%) Microsoft
13 136 (13.10%) Banking
14 131 (12.62%) Configuration Management
15 130 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
16 128 (12.33%) UNIX
16 128 (12.33%) Subversion
17 113 (10.89%) Service Management
18 112 (10.79%) C#
19 107 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
20 104 (10.02%) Python
21 102 (9.83%) SDLC
22 96 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
23 94 (9.06%) QA
24 93 (8.96%) MS Excel
25 90 (8.67%) Scrum
26 85 (8.19%) Jenkins
27 82 (7.90%) Problem Management
28 81 (7.80%) Git (software)

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 77 (7.42%) IIS
2 54 (5.20%) Tomcat
3 47 (4.53%) Apache
4 34 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 30 (2.89%) SharePoint
6 21 (2.02%) MQSeries
7 18 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.54%) WebLogic
8 16 (1.54%) Confluence
9 14 (1.35%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (1.25%) SAS
11 12 (1.16%) JBoss
11 12 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
13 8 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (0.58%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 93 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.56%) MS Office
3 25 (2.41%) MS Project
4 12 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.29%) SPSS
7 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.096%) Windchill
8 1 (0.096%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.77%) RMDS
3 5 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.48%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.39%) Agresso
4 4 (0.39%) SAP QM
4 4 (0.39%) Front Arena
4 4 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.39%) SAP FI-AP
4 4 (0.39%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.29%) ACBS
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.19%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.77%) IaaS
2 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.39%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.39%) PaaS
4 3 (0.29%) Heroku
4 3 (0.29%) Engine Yard
4 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.29%) SaaS
4 3 (0.29%) Office 365
4 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.096%) Yammer
6 1 (0.096%) GitHub
6 1 (0.096%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.096%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.47%) Firewall
2 27 (2.60%) HTTP
3 18 (1.73%) DNS
4 16 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.35%) Internet
6 11 (1.06%) BIG-IP
7 9 (0.87%) Intranet
7 9 (0.87%) LDAP
8 7 (0.67%) VLAN
9 6 (0.58%) SAN
9 6 (0.58%) SMS
10 5 (0.48%) 4G
11 4 (0.39%) Multicast
11 4 (0.39%) ATM
11 4 (0.39%) WAN
11 4 (0.39%) DHCP
11 4 (0.39%) FTP
11 4 (0.39%) 3G
11 4 (0.39%) NAS
12 3 (0.29%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 66 (6.36%) Oracle Database
3 44 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (3.28%) MongoDB
5 33 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 27 (2.60%) DB2
8 25 (2.41%) MySQL
9 22 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (1.45%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (1.25%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.67%) MS Access
15 7 (0.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 128 (12.33%) Subversion
2 85 (8.19%) Jenkins
3 81 (7.80%) Git (software)
4 77 (7.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 76 (7.32%) Maven
6 72 (6.94%) JIRA
7 56 (5.39%) Ant
8 41 (3.95%) TeamCity
9 40 (3.85%) ClearCase
10 31 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 26 (2.50%) MSBuild
12 19 (1.83%) Gradle
12 19 (1.83%) Apache Ivy
12 19 (1.83%) JUnit
13 18 (1.73%) Visual Studio
13 18 (1.73%) Mercurial
14 16 (1.54%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.16%) NUnit
16 11 (1.06%) Introscope
16 11 (1.06%) JMeter
General
1 265 (25.53%) Finance
2 136 (13.10%) Banking
3 63 (6.07%) Retail
4 60 (5.78%) Investment Banking
5 47 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.12%) Back Office
7 21 (2.02%) Front Office
8 20 (1.93%) Legal
9 16 (1.54%) Retail Banking
10 15 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (1.16%) Marketing
13 9 (0.87%) Law
13 9 (0.87%) Billing
14 4 (0.39%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.39%) Local Government
15 3 (0.29%) French Language
15 3 (0.29%) Publishing
15 3 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 185 (17.82%) Developer
2 141 (13.58%) Analyst
2 141 (13.58%) Release Manager
3 70 (6.74%) Project Manager
4 50 (4.82%) Consultant
5 47 (4.53%) Java Developer
6 43 (4.14%) Architect
7 39 (3.76%) Test Manager
8 38 (3.66%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 34 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
10 33 (3.18%) Business Analyst
10 33 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
11 30 (2.89%) Applications Support
11 30 (2.89%) Service Manager
12 27 (2.60%) Support Analyst
13 26 (2.50%) SAP Consultant
14 24 (2.31%) Technical Manager
15 21 (2.02%) Infrastructure Manager
15 21 (2.02%) Environment Manager
16 19 (1.83%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (15.61%) .NET
2 75 (7.23%) Web Services
3 69 (6.65%) XML
4 59 (5.68%) REST
5 56 (5.39%) J2EE
6 42 (4.05%) Middleware
7 41 (3.95%) SOAP
8 40 (3.85%) ASP.NET
9 39 (3.76%) HTML
10 37 (3.56%) WCF
11 34 (3.28%) Spring
12 28 (2.70%) .NET Framework
13 23 (2.22%) Java EE
13 23 (2.22%) CSS
13 23 (2.22%) RESTful
14 20 (1.93%) jQuery
14 20 (1.93%) Rendezvous
15 18 (1.73%) Django
16 17 (1.64%) Ajax
16 17 (1.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.62%) Data Centre
3 46 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.79%) Fixed Income
5 27 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 21 (2.02%) CMDB
7 19 (1.83%) N-Tier
8 16 (1.54%) PMI
8 16 (1.54%) Derivative
9 15 (1.45%) Clustering
10 13 (1.25%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.25%) Replication
11 12 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (0.96%) Market Risk
12 10 (0.96%) FMCG
13 7 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
13 7 (0.67%) RIA
13 7 (0.67%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 193 (18.59%) Windows
2 170 (16.38%) Linux
3 128 (12.33%) UNIX
4 32 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (2.31%) Windows 7
8 23 (2.22%) Solaris
9 17 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.45%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.35%) AIX
12 11 (1.06%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.87%) CentOS
14 8 (0.77%) Windows NT
15 7 (0.67%) Android
16 5 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.48%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.39%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (22.25%) ITIL
3 170 (16.38%) Change Management
4 149 (14.35%) Project Management
5 131 (12.62%) Configuration Management
6 130 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
7 113 (10.89%) Service Management
8 102 (9.83%) SDLC
9 96 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 90 (8.67%) Scrum
11 82 (7.90%) Problem Management
12 69 (6.65%) Migration
12 69 (6.65%) System Integration Testing
12 69 (6.65%) DevOps
13 68 (6.55%) Integration Testing
14 65 (6.26%) PRINCE2
14 65 (6.26%) SOA
14 65 (6.26%) Capacity Management
15 64 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 62 (5.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 191 (18.40%) SQL
2 182 (17.53%) Java
3 112 (10.79%) C#
4 104 (10.02%) Python
5 75 (7.23%) Perl
6 67 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 59 (5.68%) JavaScript
8 47 (4.53%) Bash Shell
9 46 (4.43%) C++
10 43 (4.14%) Ruby
11 38 (3.66%) Apex Code
12 32 (3.08%) VBScript
13 30 (2.89%) Shell Script
14 29 (2.79%) PHP
15 27 (2.60%) T-SQL
16 22 (2.12%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.83%) Scala
18 18 (1.73%) Lua
18 18 (1.73%) C
19 16 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (7.23%) Degree
2 73 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 40 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 30 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 28 (2.70%) PMI Certification
6 27 (2.60%) ISEB
7 23 (2.22%) SC Cleared
8 20 (1.93%) ISTQB
9 15 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (1.35%) Sun Certification
11 12 (1.16%) PMP
12 11 (1.06%) SAP Certification
12 11 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (0.96%) OCPJP
14 8 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 5 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
17 4 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (9.06%) QA
2 35 (3.37%) SLA
3 7 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.39%) COBIT
4 4 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.096%) FATCA
6 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.096%) GxP
System Software
1 33 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.06%) Firmware
4 8 (0.77%) GridGain
5 7 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.58%) vSphere
6 6 (0.58%) Docker
7 5 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.39%) Varnish
9 2 (0.19%) Gluster
9 2 (0.19%) KVM
9 2 (0.19%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.19%) vCloud
9 2 (0.19%) SRDF
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.19%) GPFS
9 2 (0.19%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 38 (3.66%) Puppet
2 35 (3.37%) ITRS Geneos
3 33 (3.18%) BladeLogic
4 24 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (1.93%) SCCM
7 16 (1.54%) Control-M
8 11 (1.06%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.06%) SCOM
9 10 (0.96%) Cobbler
10 9 (0.87%) Ansible
11 7 (0.67%) WSUS
12 6 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.58%) Nagios
12 6 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (0.48%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.48%) Graphite
14 4 (0.39%) StatsD
14 4 (0.39%) NetBackup
15 3 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 172 (16.57%) Oracle
2 147 (14.16%) Microsoft
3 65 (6.26%) SAP
4 56 (5.39%) VMware
5 46 (4.43%) IBM
6 42 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (3.95%) Red Hat
8 37 (3.56%) HP
9 30 (2.89%) Remedy
10 27 (2.60%) Splunk
11 24 (2.31%) TIBCO
12 23 (2.22%) Sun
13 21 (2.02%) Sybase
14 17 (1.64%) ServiceNow
15 16 (1.54%) BMC
16 15 (1.45%) ATG
17 13 (1.25%) McAfee
18 12 (1.16%) F5
19 11 (1.06%) Perforce
19 11 (1.06%) Cisco
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