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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 210 240 193
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -47
Contract jobs citing Release Management 529 394 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.05% 0.83% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.12% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 276 276
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 16
Average hourly rate £27.75 £13.75 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.81% -35.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £12.80 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £40.81 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £14.00 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+98.21% -34.50%
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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +14 262 £475 +5.55% 42
South East +37 121 £400 -2.73% 23
South West +9 42 £450 +42.85% 13
Yorkshire +2 31 £400 +4.23% 8
North West +1 27 £305 -15.27% 6
East of England -7 20 £450 +33.33% 4
West Midlands -16 13 £388 +3.33% 8
East Midlands +9 9 £425 +34.92% 1
North East -31 1 £475 +35.71% 1
South Coast - - - -
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 303 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (23.08%) Oracle
3 225 (22.10%) ITIL
4 214 (21.02%) SQL
5 201 (19.74%) Finance
6 189 (18.57%) Java
7 175 (17.19%) Linux
8 160 (15.72%) Windows
9 150 (14.73%) SQL Server
10 147 (14.44%) .NET
11 145 (14.24%) Project Management
12 142 (13.95%) Change Management
13 138 (13.56%) Configuration Management
14 135 (13.26%) Banking
15 131 (12.87%) Scrum
16 130 (12.77%) Microsoft
17 128 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
18 124 (12.18%) UNIX
19 122 (11.98%) Security Cleared
20 110 (10.81%) Python
21 106 (10.41%) XML
22 100 (9.82%) TDD
23 98 (9.63%) OO
24 96 (9.43%) QA
25 88 (8.64%) DevOps
26 87 (8.55%) JavaScript
27 86 (8.45%) Service Management
27 86 (8.45%) Jenkins
28 84 (8.25%) Subversion
29 81 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (7.56%) Apache
2 52 (5.11%) Tomcat
3 48 (4.72%) JBoss
4 46 (4.52%) WebSphere
5 32 (3.14%) WebLogic
6 31 (3.05%) SharePoint
7 30 (2.95%) IIS
8 26 (2.55%) Confluence
9 24 (2.36%) OpenStack
10 19 (1.87%) GlassFish
11 16 (1.57%) SAS
11 16 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (1.57%) CMS
12 15 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
13 13 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
14 12 (1.18%) WebSphere Process Server
15 11 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
16 10 (0.98%) Node.js
17 7 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 58 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.11%) MS Office
3 29 (2.85%) MS Project
4 22 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.098%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.098%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.098%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (1.57%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.59%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.49%) Siebel Analytics
6 5 (0.49%) SAP GRC
7 4 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.20%) Documaker
9 2 (0.20%) Magento
9 2 (0.20%) CA Clarity
9 2 (0.20%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.20%) SAP FI-AP
9 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.20%) SAP QM
9 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.67%) PaaS
3 11 (1.08%) Heroku
3 11 (1.08%) Engine Yard
4 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.79%) SaaS
6 5 (0.49%) GitHub
7 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.39%) Office 365
8 3 (0.29%) IaaS
8 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.20%) Force.com
9 2 (0.20%) Route 53
10 1 (0.098%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.098%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.24%) TCP/IP
2 28 (2.75%) Firewall
3 26 (2.55%) DNS
4 25 (2.46%) HTTP
5 20 (1.96%) SAN
6 18 (1.77%) SSL
6 18 (1.77%) Internet
7 13 (1.28%) BIG-IP
8 12 (1.18%) SMS
9 11 (1.08%) LDAP
10 10 (0.98%) VLAN
11 9 (0.88%) Intranet
11 9 (0.88%) WAN
12 7 (0.69%) FTP
12 7 (0.69%) VPN
13 6 (0.59%) LTE
13 6 (0.59%) UMTS
13 6 (0.59%) GSM
13 6 (0.59%) LAN
14 5 (0.49%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (4.52%) MySQL
4 43 (4.22%) Oracle Database
5 36 (3.54%) NoSQL
6 28 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 27 (2.65%) Relational Database
8 26 (2.55%) DB2
9 25 (2.46%) MongoDB
10 21 (2.06%) RDBMS
10 21 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 20 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (1.67%) Hadoop
14 15 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
15 14 (1.38%) Base SAS
15 14 (1.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 12 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
17 10 (0.98%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 86 (8.45%) Jenkins
2 84 (8.25%) Subversion
3 69 (6.78%) Git (software)
4 65 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (5.30%) Maven
6 46 (4.52%) JIRA
7 43 (4.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 36 (3.54%) Hudson
9 35 (3.44%) Visual Studio
9 35 (3.44%) ClearCase
10 30 (2.95%) Ant
11 23 (2.26%) Apache Ivy
12 21 (2.06%) TeamCity
12 21 (2.06%) Cucumber
13 20 (1.96%) NUnit
14 17 (1.67%) Selenium
15 15 (1.47%) Eclipse
16 13 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
17 12 (1.18%) CruiseControl
18 10 (0.98%) JUnit
General
1 201 (19.74%) Finance
2 135 (13.26%) Banking
3 63 (6.19%) Investment Banking
4 38 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.24%) Retail
6 30 (2.95%) Front Office
7 14 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (1.28%) Legal
8 13 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.28%) Back Office
9 10 (0.98%) Billing
9 10 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.79%) Automotive
11 7 (0.69%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.59%) Publishing
13 4 (0.39%) Marketing
14 3 (0.29%) Law
15 2 (0.20%) Local Government
15 2 (0.20%) Advertising
15 2 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 242 (23.77%) Developer
2 139 (13.65%) Release Manager
3 129 (12.67%) Analyst
4 60 (5.89%) Project Manager
5 54 (5.30%) Java Developer
6 40 (3.93%) Consultant
7 37 (3.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 36 (3.54%) Architect
9 31 (3.05%) Administrator
10 30 (2.95%) Environment Manager
11 24 (2.36%) Release Analyst
12 23 (2.26%) Build Manager
13 22 (2.16%) C++ Developer
13 22 (2.16%) Delivery Manager
13 22 (2.16%) Service Analyst
13 22 (2.16%) DBA
14 21 (2.06%) Change Manager
14 21 (2.06%) Integration Engineer
14 21 (2.06%) Test Analyst
15 19 (1.87%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (14.44%) .NET
2 106 (10.41%) XML
3 78 (7.66%) Web Services
4 64 (6.29%) Middleware
5 51 (5.01%) SOAP
6 47 (4.62%) HTML
7 36 (3.54%) CSS
7 36 (3.54%) JSON
8 34 (3.34%) REST
9 33 (3.24%) WCF
10 32 (3.14%) J2EE
11 31 (3.05%) Spring
12 28 (2.75%) .NET Framework
13 22 (2.16%) Apache Camel
14 21 (2.06%) JMS
14 21 (2.06%) ASP.NET
15 19 (1.87%) ActiveMQ
15 19 (1.87%) Java EE
15 19 (1.87%) jQuery
16 18 (1.77%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (5.40%) Open Source
3 31 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.55%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.26%) N-Tier
6 19 (1.87%) Clustering
7 17 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.57%) Derivative
9 15 (1.47%) Credit Risk
9 15 (1.47%) CMDB
10 14 (1.38%) Market Risk
10 14 (1.38%) PMI
10 14 (1.38%) Mainframe
11 13 (1.28%) PKI
12 12 (1.18%) Device Driver
13 11 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
14 10 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
15 9 (0.88%) User Experience
15 9 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 175 (17.19%) Linux
2 160 (15.72%) Windows
3 124 (12.18%) UNIX
4 50 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.06%) Ubuntu
5 21 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.57%) CentOS
7 12 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.59%) Solaris
9 6 (0.59%) SUSE
10 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.49%) Debian
10 5 (0.49%) AIX
10 5 (0.49%) HPUX
10 5 (0.49%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.20%) Android
12 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (22.10%) ITIL
3 145 (14.24%) Project Management
4 142 (13.95%) Change Management
5 138 (13.56%) Configuration Management
6 131 (12.87%) Scrum
7 128 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
8 100 (9.82%) TDD
9 98 (9.63%) OO
10 88 (8.64%) DevOps
11 86 (8.45%) Service Management
12 81 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 80 (7.86%) PRINCE2
14 68 (6.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 65 (6.39%) Problem Management
16 60 (5.89%) SOA
17 57 (5.60%) Software Engineering
18 52 (5.11%) Migration
19 51 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
20 49 (4.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 214 (21.02%) SQL
2 189 (18.57%) Java
3 110 (10.81%) Python
4 87 (8.55%) JavaScript
5 73 (7.17%) C#
6 66 (6.48%) Perl
7 59 (5.80%) PowerShell
8 53 (5.21%) Shell Script
8 53 (5.21%) Bash Shell
9 52 (5.11%) PHP
10 48 (4.72%) Ruby
11 37 (3.63%) C++
12 34 (3.34%) C
13 29 (2.85%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.87%) VB
15 17 (1.67%) VBScript
16 15 (1.47%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.47%) Lua
17 14 (1.38%) SAS Macro
18 12 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 122 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 64 (6.29%) DV Cleared
3 51 (5.01%) Degree
4 46 (4.52%) SC Cleared
5 22 (2.16%) ISEB
6 18 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (1.77%) PMI Certification
7 14 (1.38%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (1.18%) Sun Certification
10 11 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 7 (0.69%) SAP Certification
14 6 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.49%) CCSA
15 5 (0.49%) OCPJP
15 5 (0.49%) CCSE
15 5 (0.49%) CCSP
15 5 (0.49%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (9.43%) QA
2 26 (2.55%) SLA
3 18 (1.77%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.39%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.098%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (1.47%) XenServer
4 8 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.69%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.49%) PowerHA
6 5 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.29%) Varnish
8 2 (0.20%) vSphere
8 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.20%) Squid
8 2 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.098%) GridGain
9 1 (0.098%) HDFS
9 1 (0.098%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.098%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.098%) Xen
9 1 (0.098%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 58 (5.70%) Puppet
2 31 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (2.46%) Control-M
4 21 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.77%) Nagios
6 17 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 15 (1.47%) Tivoli
8 13 (1.28%) Cobbler
9 9 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
9 9 (0.88%) collectd
9 9 (0.88%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.79%) logstash
10 8 (0.79%) Kibana
11 6 (0.59%) CA Endevor
12 5 (0.49%) Netcool
12 5 (0.49%) OpenView
12 5 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.39%) SCCM
13 4 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
13 4 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 235 (23.08%) Oracle
2 130 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.99%) VMware
4 43 (4.22%) SAP
5 34 (3.34%) IBM
6 32 (3.14%) Red Hat
7 31 (3.05%) HP
8 24 (2.36%) Remedy
9 23 (2.26%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.96%) Citrix
11 18 (1.77%) Business Objects
12 17 (1.67%) Sun
12 17 (1.67%) Zend
13 16 (1.57%) LANDesk
14 15 (1.47%) Perforce
14 15 (1.47%) BMC
14 15 (1.47%) Cisco
15 14 (1.38%) ServiceNow
16 12 (1.18%) TIBCO
16 12 (1.18%) Software AG
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