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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 200 231 227
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -4
Contract jobs citing Release Management 638 545 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.03% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.28% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 338 315
Median daily rate £441 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 3 4
Median hourly rate £32.27 £19.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.48% -36.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.90 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £40.70 £33.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £19.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+66.15% -36.06%
Release Management
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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
41114 42561 40203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.48% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27376 28207 25378
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1150 1116
Median hourly rate £29.25 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 +44 318 £475 +4.39% 36
South East -17 102 £431 +12.74% 8
North East +19 46 £270 -12.90%
East of England +31 40 £410 -9.89% 9
West Midlands 0 35 £496 +23.89% 5
Yorkshire +9 34 £525 +38.15% 5
South West -4 23 £323 -25.00% 8
North West -9 21 £415 -2.35% 8
East Midlands +1 15 £500 +21.21% 3
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 369 (27.85%) ITIL
2 340 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (21.28%) Windows
4 265 (20.00%) Java
5 258 (19.47%) Microsoft
6 255 (19.25%) Linux
7 254 (19.17%) Change Management
8 250 (18.87%) Oracle
9 247 (18.64%) SQL
10 238 (17.96%) DevOps
11 229 (17.28%) Configuration Management
12 226 (17.06%) Unix
13 221 (16.68%) Finance
14 189 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
15 186 (14.04%) Service Delivery
16 169 (12.75%) Security Cleared
17 159 (12.00%) Project Management
18 141 (10.64%) Git (software)
19 140 (10.57%) Scrum
20 135 (10.19%) SQL Server
21 132 (9.96%) .NET
21 132 (9.96%) Problem Management
22 129 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
23 127 (9.58%) PowerShell
24 125 (9.43%) Banking
25 119 (8.98%) Puppet
26 118 (8.91%) Jenkins
26 118 (8.91%) Incident Management
27 117 (8.83%) Web Services
28 114 (8.60%) Root Cause Analysis

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 56 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 53 (4.00%) Confluence
3 52 (3.92%) Apache
4 37 (2.79%) WebLogic
5 33 (2.49%) JBoss
6 32 (2.42%) Tomcat
7 31 (2.34%) IIS
8 27 (2.04%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.66%) MS Exchange
10 20 (1.51%) Apache Spark
10 20 (1.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 19 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (1.36%) OpenStack
13 17 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (1.21%) Apache ServiceMix
14 16 (1.21%) Mule
14 16 (1.21%) Skype for Business
15 15 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (1.13%) MQSeries
15 15 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 80 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.09%) MS Office
3 33 (2.49%) MS Project
4 25 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 21 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.68%) OpenText MBPM
5 7 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.23%) Maximo
8 3 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle SCM
8 3 (0.23%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.23%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 104 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (2.79%) IaaS
5 31 (2.34%) Office 365
6 30 (2.26%) GitHub
7 27 (2.04%) SaaS
8 25 (1.89%) PaaS
9 18 (1.36%) Yammer
10 16 (1.21%) OneDrive
11 15 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (0.91%) Google Play
13 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.38%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.30%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.26%) Firewall
2 26 (1.96%) DNS
3 25 (1.89%) HTTP
4 24 (1.81%) SSL
5 17 (1.28%) Skype
5 17 (1.28%) VPN
6 15 (1.13%) Internet
7 14 (1.06%) SAN
8 13 (0.98%) FTP
8 13 (0.98%) VoIP
9 11 (0.83%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.75%) LAN
10 10 (0.75%) SMS
10 10 (0.75%) WAN
11 9 (0.68%) Bluetooth
11 9 (0.68%) LDAP
11 9 (0.68%) tcpdump
12 8 (0.60%) DHCP
13 5 (0.38%) AMQP
14 4 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 82 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 55 (4.15%) Relational Database
5 52 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 39 (2.94%) MySQL
7 35 (2.64%) OLTP
8 33 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 30 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (1.96%) NoSQL
10 26 (1.96%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
12 20 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (1.43%) Big Data
14 16 (1.21%) HBase
14 16 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
15 15 (1.13%) Apache Hive
16 14 (1.06%) Redis
17 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 141 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 118 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 101 (7.62%) JIRA
4 84 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 53 (4.00%) Subversion
6 50 (3.77%) Maven
7 44 (3.32%) Visual Studio
8 40 (3.02%) TeamCity
9 39 (2.94%) Ant
10 28 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 27 (2.04%) Gradle
12 21 (1.58%) Hudson
13 15 (1.13%) Android Studio
13 15 (1.13%) Artifactory
14 14 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (0.98%) ClearCase
16 12 (0.91%) Mercurial
17 11 (0.83%) MSI
17 11 (0.83%) Selenium
18 9 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 221 (16.68%) Finance
2 125 (9.43%) Banking
3 63 (4.75%) Retail
4 40 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 22 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.58%) Back Office
7 19 (1.43%) Marketing
8 16 (1.21%) Front Office
9 15 (1.13%) Publishing
10 11 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.68%) Advertising
12 8 (0.60%) Billing
12 8 (0.60%) Legal
13 7 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.45%) Automotive
15 4 (0.30%) French Language
16 3 (0.23%) German Language
16 3 (0.23%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 246 (18.57%) Developer
2 133 (10.04%) Analyst
3 127 (9.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 108 (8.15%) Release Manager
5 69 (5.21%) Project Manager
6 64 (4.83%) Architect
7 51 (3.85%) Consultant
8 44 (3.32%) Java Developer
9 43 (3.25%) C++ Developer
9 43 (3.25%) Environment Manager
9 43 (3.25%) Service Manager
10 37 (2.79%) Oracle Developer
11 33 (2.49%) Delivery Manager
12 32 (2.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 32 (2.42%) Transition Manager
13 31 (2.34%) Support Analyst
13 31 (2.34%) Support Engineer
14 30 (2.26%) Lead DevOps
15 28 (2.11%) Linux Developer
15 28 (2.11%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (9.96%) .NET
2 117 (8.83%) Web Services
3 84 (6.34%) Middleware
4 75 (5.66%) RESTful
5 69 (5.21%) XML
6 63 (4.75%) J2EE
7 44 (3.32%) HTML
8 42 (3.17%) STL
9 39 (2.94%) JSON
10 33 (2.49%) CSS
11 29 (2.19%) AngularJS
12 28 (2.11%) ASP.NET
13 27 (2.04%) IBM Integration Bus
13 27 (2.04%) jQuery
14 25 (1.89%) XSLT
15 23 (1.74%) .NET Framework
15 23 (1.74%) REST
16 22 (1.66%) Node.js
16 22 (1.66%) SOAP
17 21 (1.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.53%) Management Information System
3 56 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 41 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 29 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (2.04%) Replication
7 27 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 24 (1.81%) Clustering
10 22 (1.66%) CMDB
11 20 (1.51%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.43%) Mainframe
13 15 (1.13%) PMI
14 14 (1.06%) Reference Data
15 13 (0.98%) Derivative
15 13 (0.98%) Tandem
16 12 (0.91%) Equities
17 10 (0.75%) DataPower
17 10 (0.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 282 (21.28%) Windows
2 255 (19.25%) Linux
3 226 (17.06%) Unix
4 111 (8.38%) Windows Server
5 105 (7.92%) AIX
6 83 (6.26%) Solaris
7 31 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (2.11%) Android
10 22 (1.66%) CentOS
11 20 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (1.43%) HPUX
13 17 (1.28%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.98%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.98%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.98%) Windows XP
16 12 (0.91%) OS/390
16 12 (0.91%) Windows 10
16 12 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (27.85%) ITIL
2 340 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (19.17%) Change Management
4 238 (17.96%) DevOps
5 229 (17.28%) Configuration Management
6 189 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
7 186 (14.04%) Service Delivery
8 159 (12.00%) Project Management
9 140 (10.57%) Scrum
10 132 (9.96%) Problem Management
11 129 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 118 (8.91%) Incident Management
13 114 (8.60%) Root Cause Analysis
14 110 (8.30%) Migration
15 107 (8.08%) Service Management
16 103 (7.77%) SDLC
17 97 (7.32%) SOA
18 85 (6.42%) OO
19 78 (5.89%) Software Engineering
20 76 (5.74%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 265 (20.00%) Java
2 247 (18.64%) SQL
3 127 (9.58%) PowerShell
4 106 (8.00%) Perl
4 106 (8.00%) Python
5 74 (5.58%) C#
6 72 (5.43%) C++
7 70 (5.28%) JavaScript
8 51 (3.85%) Ruby
9 39 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 38 (2.87%) PHP
11 35 (2.64%) VBScript
12 29 (2.19%) Shell Script
13 28 (2.11%) Scala
14 27 (2.04%) C
15 26 (1.96%) T-SQL
16 24 (1.81%) VB
17 20 (1.51%) PL/SQL
18 15 (1.13%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.98%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 169 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 111 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 70 (5.28%) Degree
4 43 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 41 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
6 28 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 21 (1.58%) PMI Certification
8 15 (1.13%) ISEB
8 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.06%) PMP
10 11 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.38%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.38%) MCSE
13 4 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 4 (0.30%) MCSA
14 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.79%) SLA
2 71 (5.36%) QA
3 42 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 41 (3.09%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.60%) COBIT
6 6 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.38%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.30%) WCAG
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.075%) MiFID
10 1 (0.075%) TickIT
10 1 (0.075%) WAI
System Software
1 98 (7.40%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.40%) Docker
3 40 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.60%) Firmware
8 7 (0.53%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.45%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.45%) XenApp
10 4 (0.30%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.30%) vSphere
11 3 (0.23%) Squid
11 3 (0.23%) vCloud
12 2 (0.15%) GridGain
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 119 (8.98%) Puppet
2 95 (7.17%) Opscode Chef
3 70 (5.28%) Ansible
4 44 (3.32%) SCCM
5 31 (2.34%) Kubernetes
6 21 (1.58%) NetBackup
7 20 (1.51%) Control-M
7 20 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 18 (1.36%) Tivoli
9 17 (1.28%) logstash
10 16 (1.21%) HP Data Protector
10 16 (1.21%) Kibana
10 16 (1.21%) SCOM
11 14 (1.06%) Salt
12 12 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 9 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (0.53%) Casper Suite
14 7 (0.53%) Mesos
14 7 (0.53%) SCSM
14 7 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 258 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 250 (18.87%) Oracle
3 82 (6.19%) HP
4 70 (5.28%) ServiceNow
5 68 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 66 (4.98%) IBM
7 55 (4.15%) VMware
8 40 (3.02%) SAP
9 33 (2.49%) CA
10 32 (2.42%) Citrix
10 32 (2.42%) Google
11 31 (2.34%) Symantec
12 27 (2.04%) MuleSoft
13 26 (1.96%) Atlassian
14 21 (1.58%) New Relic
15 19 (1.43%) Remedy
16 18 (1.36%) Sun
17 17 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
18 16 (1.21%) webMethods
19 15 (1.13%) Informatica
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