The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 87 58 67
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs citing Release Management 16 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.04% 2.18% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.63% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 5
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£353 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -19.20%
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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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1310 951 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.95% 83.06% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 975 680 371
Average daily rate £363 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 20
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.31 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £64.25 £41.00
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 Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Management across the Leeds region.

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management across the Leeds region.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 35 (51.47%) Integration Testing
2 34 (50.00%) Apex Code
2 34 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 34 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
3 33 (48.53%) REST
4 13 (19.12%) Business Analysis
4 13 (19.12%) Configuration Management
4 13 (19.12%) SOAP
5 12 (17.65%) Project Management
5 12 (17.65%) QA
6 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.71%) Service Management
7 10 (14.71%) ITSM
7 10 (14.71%) SQL
7 10 (14.71%) SLA
8 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
8 9 (13.24%) ITIL
8 9 (13.24%) Change Management
8 9 (13.24%) Problem Management
8 9 (13.24%) Incident Management
8 9 (13.24%) Performance Management
8 9 (13.24%) Trend Analysis
8 9 (13.24%) Service Continuity Management
9 8 (11.76%) Capacity Management
10 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
10 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (10.29%) Subversion
10 7 (10.29%) Finance
10 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
10 7 (10.29%) SQL Server

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 2 (2.94%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
1 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (10.29%) Subversion
2 4 (5.88%) Maven
2 4 (5.88%) JIRA
2 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (64.71%) Developer
2 34 (50.00%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 15 (22.06%) Technical Developer
4 7 (10.29%) DBA
5 6 (8.82%) SQL DBA
6 4 (5.88%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Release Manager
7 3 (4.41%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Capacity Management Specialist
8 2 (2.94%) SOA Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.47%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.47%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (1.47%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (1.47%) Release Analyst
9 1 (1.47%) SQL Server DBA
9 1 (1.47%) VB.NET Developer
9 1 (1.47%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (48.53%) REST
2 13 (19.12%) SOAP
3 6 (8.82%) .NET
4 5 (7.35%) Visualforce
5 2 (2.94%) XML
6 1 (1.47%) Middleware
6 1 (1.47%) jQuery
6 1 (1.47%) HTML5
6 1 (1.47%) HTML
6 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Replication
1 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) UNIX
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
1 3 (4.41%) AIX
1 3 (4.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (51.47%) Integration Testing
2 34 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 13 (19.12%) Configuration Management
3 13 (19.12%) Business Analysis
4 12 (17.65%) Project Management
5 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.71%) Service Management
6 10 (14.71%) ITSM
7 9 (13.24%) Change Management
7 9 (13.24%) ITIL
7 9 (13.24%) Incident Management
7 9 (13.24%) Problem Management
7 9 (13.24%) Performance Management
7 9 (13.24%) Trend Analysis
7 9 (13.24%) Service Continuity Management
8 8 (11.76%) Capacity Management
9 6 (8.82%) CRM
10 5 (7.35%) SDLC
11 4 (5.88%) OOP
12 3 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.00%) Apex Code
2 10 (14.71%) SQL
3 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.82%) Java
5 4 (5.88%) C#
5 4 (5.88%) Perl
5 4 (5.88%) Python
6 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.41%) C
6 3 (4.41%) C++
7 2 (2.94%) ABAP
8 1 (1.47%) R
8 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.47%) PHP
8 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) ISEB
1 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.65%) QA
2 10 (14.71%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) SCCM
1 3 (4.41%) Puppet
1 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.82%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) jBASE
5 1 (1.47%) HP