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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 232 199 180
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -19
Contract jobs citing Release Management 447 519 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.92% 1.09% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.44% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 306 310
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 16
Average hourly rate £20.19 £30.50 £31.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.81% -2.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £31.49 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.59% +4.95%
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
37641 35942 31002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.30% 75.56% 75.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 23021 18987
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1071 1101 961
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -13 236 £488 +14.70% 50
South East -1 77 £413 +17.85% 29
North West -9 39 £390 +59.18% 15
South West +9 26 £464 +3.05% 5
Yorkshire -44 23 £325 -3.70% 3
East of England -22 19 £339 -16.66% 8
North East -3 10 £255 -
West Midlands -28 6 £406 -9.72% 11
East Midlands -10 5 £350 -15.15% 2
Midlands - 2 £400 -
Release Management
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 262 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (24.98%) Finance
3 232 (22.63%) ITIL
4 202 (19.71%) Oracle
5 188 (18.34%) Windows
6 183 (17.85%) SQL
7 180 (17.56%) Java
8 166 (16.20%) Linux
9 164 (16.00%) Change Management
10 155 (15.12%) .NET
11 153 (14.93%) Project Management
12 146 (14.24%) UNIX
12 146 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
13 139 (13.56%) SQL Server
14 137 (13.37%) Configuration Management
15 135 (13.17%) Microsoft
16 126 (12.29%) Banking
17 122 (11.90%) Subversion
18 117 (11.41%) Service Management
19 116 (11.32%) Python
20 99 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
21 98 (9.56%) C#
21 98 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
22 97 (9.46%) QA
23 95 (9.27%) SDLC
24 89 (8.68%) Scrum
25 87 (8.49%) Perl
26 86 (8.39%) MS Excel
27 84 (8.20%) Problem Management
28 82 (8.00%) Jenkins

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 75 (7.32%) IIS
2 53 (5.17%) Tomcat
3 51 (4.98%) Apache
4 31 (3.02%) WebSphere
5 24 (2.34%) SharePoint
6 19 (1.85%) WebLogic
7 17 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.56%) MQSeries
8 16 (1.56%) SAS
8 16 (1.56%) Confluence
9 14 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (1.27%) OpenStack
11 11 (1.07%) IBM HTTP Server
12 9 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.78%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (0.68%) JBoss
14 7 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 86 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.51%) MS Office
3 29 (2.83%) MS Project
4 13 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.29%) SPSS
7 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.098%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.098%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.78%) RMDS
4 6 (0.59%) Oracle Utilities
5 5 (0.49%) SAP FI-AP
5 5 (0.49%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.39%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.39%) SAP QM
6 4 (0.39%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.29%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.29%) ACBS
8 2 (0.20%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.88%) IaaS
3 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.49%) SaaS
4 5 (0.49%) PaaS
5 4 (0.39%) Heroku
5 4 (0.39%) Engine Yard
6 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) Office 365
8 1 (0.098%) Route 53
8 1 (0.098%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.098%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.098%) Yammer
8 1 (0.098%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.71%) Firewall
2 28 (2.73%) HTTP
3 19 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.46%) DNS
5 14 (1.37%) Internet
6 11 (1.07%) BIG-IP
7 9 (0.88%) LDAP
8 8 (0.78%) Intranet
8 8 (0.78%) VLAN
9 7 (0.68%) WAN
10 6 (0.59%) LAN
10 6 (0.59%) SMS
11 5 (0.49%) 4G
11 5 (0.49%) SSL
12 4 (0.39%) Multicast
12 4 (0.39%) IP Telephony
12 4 (0.39%) 3G
12 4 (0.39%) SAN
12 4 (0.39%) Cisco ICM
13 3 (0.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 78 (7.61%) Oracle Database
3 45 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (3.22%) DB2
5 31 (3.02%) Relational Database
6 30 (2.93%) MySQL
7 28 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (2.44%) MongoDB
9 23 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.46%) NoSQL
13 14 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
15 10 (0.98%) Big Data
15 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 122 (11.90%) Subversion
2 82 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 80 (7.80%) Git (software)
4 70 (6.83%) Maven
5 69 (6.73%) JIRA
6 61 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 56 (5.46%) Ant
8 46 (4.49%) TeamCity
9 36 (3.51%) ClearCase
10 35 (3.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 26 (2.54%) MSBuild
12 19 (1.85%) Gradle
12 19 (1.85%) Apache Ivy
12 19 (1.85%) Mercurial
13 18 (1.76%) Visual Studio
14 13 (1.27%) JUnit
15 12 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (1.07%) Introscope
16 11 (1.07%) JMeter
17 10 (0.98%) Hudson
General
1 256 (24.98%) Finance
2 126 (12.29%) Banking
3 65 (6.34%) Retail
4 60 (5.85%) Investment Banking
5 46 (4.49%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.15%) Front Office
7 18 (1.76%) Legal
8 17 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.56%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.27%) Back Office
12 11 (1.07%) Marketing
12 11 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.88%) Billing
14 7 (0.68%) Law
15 4 (0.39%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.29%) French Language
16 3 (0.29%) Electronics
16 3 (0.29%) Automotive
17 2 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 182 (17.76%) Developer
2 142 (13.85%) Analyst
3 136 (13.27%) Release Manager
4 74 (7.22%) Project Manager
5 51 (4.98%) Consultant
6 42 (4.10%) Java Developer
7 40 (3.90%) Architect
8 35 (3.41%) Test Manager
8 35 (3.41%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 35 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 33 (3.22%) Delivery Manager
10 32 (3.12%) Business Analyst
11 29 (2.83%) Support Analyst
12 28 (2.73%) Applications Support
12 28 (2.73%) Service Manager
13 25 (2.44%) SAP Consultant
14 24 (2.34%) Technical Manager
14 24 (2.34%) Infrastructure Manager
15 23 (2.24%) Environment Manager
16 22 (2.15%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (15.12%) .NET
2 81 (7.90%) Web Services
3 78 (7.61%) XML
4 63 (6.15%) REST
5 55 (5.37%) J2EE
6 49 (4.78%) Middleware
7 42 (4.10%) SOAP
8 33 (3.22%) WCF
9 32 (3.12%) HTML
10 30 (2.93%) ASP.NET
11 25 (2.44%) .NET Framework
11 25 (2.44%) Java EE
11 25 (2.44%) CSS
12 23 (2.24%) Spring
12 23 (2.24%) JSON
13 20 (1.95%) Rendezvous
14 18 (1.76%) Django
15 17 (1.66%) Ajax
15 17 (1.66%) jQuery
15 17 (1.66%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 98 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.39%) Data Centre
3 39 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 30 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.83%) Fixed Income
6 19 (1.85%) N-Tier
7 17 (1.66%) Derivative
8 16 (1.56%) Replication
8 16 (1.56%) CMDB
9 15 (1.46%) PMI
9 15 (1.46%) Clustering
10 14 (1.37%) Mainframe
10 14 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
11 10 (0.98%) FMCG
12 9 (0.88%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.88%) Device Driver
13 8 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
14 7 (0.68%) Data Extraction
14 7 (0.68%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 188 (18.34%) Windows
2 166 (16.20%) Linux
3 146 (14.24%) UNIX
4 32 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (2.15%) Solaris
6 22 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (2.05%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.37%) Windows XP
9 12 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.07%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.07%) AIX
11 10 (0.98%) CentOS
12 8 (0.78%) Windows NT
13 7 (0.68%) Android
14 6 (0.59%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.39%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.29%) HPUX
17 3 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (22.63%) ITIL
3 164 (16.00%) Change Management
4 153 (14.93%) Project Management
5 146 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
6 137 (13.37%) Configuration Management
7 117 (11.41%) Service Management
8 99 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 95 (9.27%) SDLC
10 89 (8.68%) Scrum
11 84 (8.20%) Problem Management
12 78 (7.61%) PRINCE2
13 72 (7.02%) DevOps
14 71 (6.93%) Migration
15 64 (6.24%) Integration Testing
16 63 (6.15%) Capacity Management
16 63 (6.15%) Service Delivery
16 63 (6.15%) OO
16 63 (6.15%) E-Commerce
17 62 (6.05%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 183 (17.85%) SQL
2 180 (17.56%) Java
3 116 (11.32%) Python
4 98 (9.56%) C#
5 87 (8.49%) Perl
6 69 (6.73%) PowerShell
7 61 (5.95%) JavaScript
8 54 (5.27%) Bash Shell
9 51 (4.98%) C++
10 44 (4.29%) Ruby
11 39 (3.80%) Shell Script
12 35 (3.41%) VBScript
12 35 (3.41%) Apex Code
13 28 (2.73%) PHP
14 25 (2.44%) PL/SQL
15 22 (2.15%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.76%) Lua
17 17 (1.66%) C
18 16 (1.56%) XPath
19 15 (1.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (7.22%) Degree
2 72 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.71%) DV Cleared
4 35 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
5 28 (2.73%) PMI Certification
6 23 (2.24%) SC Cleared
7 21 (2.05%) ISEB
8 16 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (1.46%) ISTQB
10 13 (1.27%) PMP
11 12 (1.17%) SAP Certification
11 12 (1.17%) Sun Certification
12 11 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 9 (0.88%) OCPJP
14 8 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
16 6 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.39%) MCP
17 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 3 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (9.46%) QA
2 34 (3.32%) SLA
3 8 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.39%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.39%) COBIT
5 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.098%) FATCA
6 1 (0.098%) GxP
System Software
1 33 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.07%) Firmware
4 7 (0.68%) vSphere
5 6 (0.59%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.49%) Docker
7 4 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.20%) KVM
8 2 (0.20%) Ceph
8 2 (0.20%) GPFS
8 2 (0.20%) SRDF
8 2 (0.20%) Gluster
8 2 (0.20%) Varnish
8 2 (0.20%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.20%) Squid
9 1 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.098%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 36 (3.51%) Puppet
2 35 (3.41%) ITRS Geneos
3 32 (3.12%) BladeLogic
4 25 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (1.76%) SCCM
7 14 (1.37%) Control-M
8 12 (1.17%) Cobbler
9 10 (0.98%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.98%) SCOM
10 7 (0.68%) WSUS
10 7 (0.68%) Ansible
11 6 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.49%) Nagios
12 5 (0.49%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.39%) StatsD
13 4 (0.39%) Graphite
13 4 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
13 4 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 202 (19.71%) Oracle
2 135 (13.17%) Microsoft
3 67 (6.54%) SAP
4 55 (5.37%) VMware
5 42 (4.10%) IBM
5 42 (4.10%) Red Hat
6 39 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
7 34 (3.32%) Remedy
8 29 (2.83%) HP
9 26 (2.54%) Splunk
10 25 (2.44%) Sun
11 23 (2.24%) TIBCO
12 21 (2.05%) Perforce
13 18 (1.76%) BMC
14 17 (1.66%) Sybase
14 17 (1.66%) ServiceNow
15 16 (1.56%) Cisco
16 14 (1.37%) ATG
17 13 (1.27%) F5
17 13 (1.27%) McAfee
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Rate: competitive contractor rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cognitive Group
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cognitive Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + n/a
Posted: 11 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 17 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
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