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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 217 201 216
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing Release Management 510 511 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.05% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.42% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 296 251
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £566 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
- -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 10
Average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £41.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.23% +1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.65 £35.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 £44.71 £97.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-28.23% -5.55%
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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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 -14 261 £425 -2.29% 44
South East -23 84 £389 +3.66% 15
East of England +9 47 £315 -9.35% 8
South West -7 38 £400 -4.76% 5
North West +15 26 £323 -0.76% 9
Yorkshire -4 20 £358 -15.88% 7
East Midlands -5 11 £300 -7.69% 7
West Midlands -22 11 £425 +70.00% 3
North East -10 10 £325 +10.16% 1
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 251 (24.18%) Finance
2 232 (22.35%) Oracle
3 227 (21.87%) SQL
4 211 (20.33%) Windows
5 206 (19.85%) ITIL
6 191 (18.40%) Java
7 175 (16.86%) Microsoft
8 174 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
9 166 (15.99%) Banking
10 154 (14.84%) .NET
10 154 (14.84%) Linux
11 151 (14.55%) Scrum
12 143 (13.78%) SQL Server
13 139 (13.39%) Configuration Management
14 121 (11.66%) Project Management
15 113 (10.89%) Change Management
16 107 (10.31%) QA
16 107 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
17 94 (9.06%) Service Management
18 93 (8.96%) Git (software)
19 91 (8.77%) UNIX
20 89 (8.57%) Maven
21 88 (8.48%) HTML
22 87 (8.38%) TDD
22 87 (8.38%) Security Cleared
22 87 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
23 85 (8.19%) JavaScript
23 85 (8.19%) XML
24 84 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
25 81 (7.80%) Visual Studio

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 62 (5.97%) Apache
2 61 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 50 (4.82%) WebSphere
4 43 (4.14%) SharePoint
5 40 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 23 (2.22%) IIS
6 23 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (2.12%) Confluence
8 17 (1.64%) MS Exchange
9 13 (1.25%) CMS
9 13 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
9 13 (1.25%) GlassFish
10 11 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
10 11 (1.06%) Documentum
10 11 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.87%) WebLogic Integration
12 9 (0.87%) Node.js
13 8 (0.77%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 71 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 63 (6.07%) MS Office
3 27 (2.60%) MS Project
4 22 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.096%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.096%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.87%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.58%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.39%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 4 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.39%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.29%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle FAH
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.29%) assyst
8 2 (0.19%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (0.77%) Amazon S3
3 7 (0.67%) ElastiCache
3 7 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 7 (0.67%) SaaS
4 6 (0.58%) GitHub
5 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.29%) Force.com
7 2 (0.19%) PaaS
7 2 (0.19%) Office 365
7 2 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.096%) Gitorious
8 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.096%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.89%) SAN
2 26 (2.50%) HTTP
3 24 (2.31%) LDAP
4 17 (1.64%) Internet
4 17 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.54%) FTP
5 16 (1.54%) Firewall
6 13 (1.25%) SSL
7 10 (0.96%) BIG-IP
7 10 (0.96%) Intranet
8 8 (0.77%) SMS
8 8 (0.77%) DNS
8 8 (0.77%) VPN
9 7 (0.67%) LAN
10 6 (0.58%) WAN
11 5 (0.48%) DMZ
12 4 (0.39%) VoIP
13 3 (0.29%) Wireless
13 3 (0.29%) X.400
13 3 (0.29%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (13.78%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.24%) Oracle Database
3 43 (4.14%) MySQL
4 36 (3.47%) SSDT
5 32 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (1.93%) NoSQL
8 19 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 19 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.64%) MS Access
11 14 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
13 11 (1.06%) DB2
13 11 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.96%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (0.77%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 93 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 89 (8.57%) Maven
3 84 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 81 (7.80%) Visual Studio
5 56 (5.39%) Subversion
6 47 (4.53%) Jenkins
7 46 (4.43%) JIRA
7 46 (4.43%) TeamCity
8 41 (3.95%) MSBuild
9 36 (3.47%) Artifactory
10 35 (3.37%) Gradle
10 35 (3.37%) NuGet
11 34 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 30 (2.89%) Cucumber
13 21 (2.02%) Eclipse
14 20 (1.93%) Hudson
15 17 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 16 (1.54%) Ant
17 13 (1.25%) ClearCase
18 11 (1.06%) JUnit
General
1 251 (24.18%) Finance
2 166 (15.99%) Banking
3 74 (7.13%) Investment Banking
4 37 (3.56%) Retail
5 25 (2.41%) Front Office
6 23 (2.22%) Back Office
7 22 (2.12%) Legal
8 14 (1.35%) Publishing
9 12 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.87%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.77%) Advertising
12 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.67%) Marketing
12 7 (0.67%) Billing
13 6 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.58%) Automotive
14 3 (0.29%) Law
14 3 (0.29%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 193 (18.59%) Developer
2 164 (15.80%) Analyst
3 118 (11.37%) Release Manager
4 81 (7.80%) Project Manager
5 50 (4.82%) Java Developer
6 47 (4.53%) Release Engineer
7 38 (3.66%) Build and Release Engineer
8 37 (3.56%) Support Engineer
9 36 (3.47%) Business Analyst
9 36 (3.47%) Consultant
10 35 (3.37%) Build Engineer
11 32 (3.08%) Test Analyst
11 32 (3.08%) Administrator
12 30 (2.89%) Architect
13 27 (2.60%) Change Manager
14 26 (2.50%) Support Analyst
14 26 (2.50%) DevOps Engineer
15 23 (2.22%) Applications Support
16 20 (1.93%) Systems Analyst
16 20 (1.93%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (14.84%) .NET
2 88 (8.48%) HTML
3 85 (8.19%) XML
4 67 (6.45%) Web Services
5 54 (5.20%) CSS
6 53 (5.11%) Middleware
7 46 (4.43%) .NET Framework
8 41 (3.95%) jQuery
9 40 (3.85%) Spring
10 38 (3.66%) SOAP
11 33 (3.18%) JSON
12 32 (3.08%) ASP.NET
13 30 (2.89%) Hibernate
14 26 (2.50%) HTML5
14 26 (2.50%) REST
15 25 (2.41%) LAMP
16 24 (2.31%) Ajax
16 24 (2.31%) Java EE
17 22 (2.12%) JMS
18 21 (2.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (3.47%) Open Source
2 31 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 24 (2.31%) Credit Risk
4 21 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 18 (1.73%) Clustering
6 17 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 15 (1.45%) N-Tier
8 14 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.16%) CMDB
9 12 (1.16%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.06%) Derivative
11 8 (0.77%) Market Risk
11 8 (0.77%) Statistics
11 8 (0.77%) Hedge funds
11 8 (0.77%) NHS
11 8 (0.77%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.77%) GIS
12 7 (0.67%) PMI
12 7 (0.67%) Video on Demand
12 7 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 211 (20.33%) Windows
2 154 (14.84%) Linux
3 91 (8.77%) UNIX
4 51 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (1.93%) Solaris
9 10 (0.96%) SUSE
10 9 (0.87%) HPUX
11 7 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.67%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.48%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.39%) CentOS
13 4 (0.39%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.39%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.29%) AIX
14 3 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (19.85%) ITIL
2 174 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (14.55%) Scrum
4 139 (13.39%) Configuration Management
5 121 (11.66%) Project Management
6 113 (10.89%) Change Management
7 107 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
8 94 (9.06%) Service Management
9 87 (8.38%) TDD
9 87 (8.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 79 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 74 (7.13%) Problem Management
12 68 (6.55%) Service Delivery
12 68 (6.55%) Software Engineering
13 59 (5.68%) PRINCE2
14 57 (5.49%) Incident Management
15 56 (5.39%) Automated Testing
16 55 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
17 54 (5.20%) OO
17 54 (5.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 227 (21.87%) SQL
2 191 (18.40%) Java
3 85 (8.19%) JavaScript
4 77 (7.42%) PowerShell
5 70 (6.74%) C#
6 67 (6.45%) Python
7 51 (4.91%) C
8 47 (4.53%) Perl
9 37 (3.56%) Ruby
9 37 (3.56%) Bash Shell
10 34 (3.28%) Shell Script
11 33 (3.18%) VB
12 29 (2.79%) PHP
13 26 (2.50%) PL/SQL
14 24 (2.31%) VBScript
15 20 (1.93%) C++
16 19 (1.83%) VBA
17 17 (1.64%) Groovy
18 11 (1.06%) VB.NET
18 11 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 72 (6.94%) Degree
3 46 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.50%) ISEB
6 25 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (1.83%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (1.16%) PMI Certification
10 11 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.67%) PMP
13 6 (0.58%) SAP Certification
14 5 (0.48%) MCSE
14 5 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.39%) CCNA
15 4 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (0.29%) CCNP
17 2 (0.19%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (10.31%) QA
2 32 (3.08%) SLA
3 23 (2.22%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.096%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.096%) TickIT
6 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 33 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (1.35%) XenServer
3 14 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 11 (1.06%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.48%) KVM
6 5 (0.48%) Varnish
6 5 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.48%) XenApp
7 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.19%) NFS
8 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.19%) RACF
8 2 (0.19%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.096%) vSphere
9 1 (0.096%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.096%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 62 (5.97%) Puppet
2 30 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (2.60%) Nagios
4 24 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (2.02%) Tivoli
6 14 (1.35%) BladeLogic
6 14 (1.35%) Control-M
7 12 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 11 (1.06%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
9 9 (0.87%) YUM
10 8 (0.77%) Netcool
11 6 (0.58%) Netcool/Webtop
11 6 (0.58%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 5 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
12 5 (0.48%) SCCM
13 4 (0.39%) SCOM
13 4 (0.39%) Ganglia
13 4 (0.39%) Capistrano
13 4 (0.39%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 232 (22.35%) Oracle
2 175 (16.86%) Microsoft
3 57 (5.49%) HP
4 48 (4.62%) JBoss
4 48 (4.62%) VMware
5 46 (4.43%) SAP
6 34 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 33 (3.18%) Red Gate
8 31 (2.99%) IBM
9 25 (2.41%) Citrix
10 21 (2.02%) NetApp
11 20 (1.93%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.73%) TIBCO
13 16 (1.54%) Cognos
13 16 (1.54%) Siebel
13 16 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (1.45%) Informatica
14 15 (1.45%) Symantec
14 15 (1.45%) Zend
15 14 (1.35%) LANDesk
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Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
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Rate: From £325 to £340 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
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London
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Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
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England
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