The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 197 184 139
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -45
Contract jobs citing Release Management 237 285 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.05% 1.22% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.56% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 189 235
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.59 £31.49 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.59% +4.95%
Release Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17786 18261 17285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.64% 78.17% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12539 13110 11901
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 235 269
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in London

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in London

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in London

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in London

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
City of London -23 38 £450 +14.28% 12
Croydon -6 7 £313 -19.87%
Uxbridge +6 3 £425 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £550 -
Brentford +2 2 £500 +29.03%
Bromley +3 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Osterley - 1 £530 -
Release Management
England

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 155 (31.12%) Finance
2 150 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (26.91%) Oracle
4 132 (26.51%) Linux
5 129 (25.90%) Windows
6 119 (23.90%) SQL
7 117 (23.49%) Java
7 117 (23.49%) .NET
8 108 (21.69%) ITIL
9 101 (20.28%) SQL Server
10 99 (19.88%) Banking
10 99 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
11 83 (16.67%) Subversion
12 76 (15.26%) Python
12 76 (15.26%) Jenkins
13 75 (15.06%) UNIX
14 67 (13.45%) SDLC
15 66 (13.25%) Project Management
15 66 (13.25%) Change Management
16 64 (12.85%) C#
17 62 (12.45%) Configuration Management
18 61 (12.25%) Git (software)
19 60 (12.05%) IIS
20 58 (11.65%) Investment Banking
20 58 (11.65%) JIRA
21 56 (11.24%) DevOps
21 56 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
21 56 (11.24%) Web Services
21 56 (11.24%) Microsoft
22 54 (10.84%) Oracle Database

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 60 (12.05%) IIS
2 46 (9.24%) Apache
3 44 (8.84%) Tomcat
4 21 (4.22%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.21%) Confluence
6 14 (2.81%) OpenStack
7 12 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (2.21%) IBM HTTP Server
9 9 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (1.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 8 (1.61%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.41%) MS Exchange
12 6 (1.20%) MQSeries
12 6 (1.20%) SAS
13 5 (1.00%) Apache Pig
13 5 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 33 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.82%) MS Office
3 14 (2.81%) MS Project
4 8 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.60%) SPSS
7 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.61%) RMDS
3 5 (1.00%) SAP FI-AP
3 5 (1.00%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.80%) Front Arena
4 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.80%) SAP QM
4 4 (0.80%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.60%) ACBS
5 3 (0.60%) Siebel Analytics
5 3 (0.60%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.40%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.61%) IaaS
3 6 (1.20%) Heroku
3 6 (1.20%) Engine Yard
4 4 (0.80%) PaaS
5 3 (0.60%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.43%) Firewall
2 18 (3.61%) HTTP
3 13 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.61%) DNS
3 13 (2.61%) Internet
4 11 (2.21%) BIG-IP
5 10 (2.01%) VLAN
6 9 (1.81%) LDAP
7 7 (1.41%) Intranet
8 4 (0.80%) SAN
8 4 (0.80%) Multicast
9 3 (0.60%) LAN
9 3 (0.60%) WAN
10 2 (0.40%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco ICM
10 2 (0.40%) DHCP
10 2 (0.40%) SSL
11 1 (0.20%) Telepresence
11 1 (0.20%) iBeacon
11 1 (0.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 54 (10.84%) Oracle Database
3 28 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.82%) MySQL
4 24 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 21 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (4.22%) RDBMS
6 17 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (3.41%) DB2
7 16 (3.21%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.21%) Big Data
8 11 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.20%) Sybase ASE
12 6 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 83 (16.67%) Subversion
2 76 (15.26%) Jenkins
3 61 (12.25%) Git (software)
4 58 (11.65%) JIRA
5 43 (8.63%) Maven
6 41 (8.23%) TeamCity
7 34 (6.83%) Ant
8 29 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (4.62%) MSBuild
10 19 (3.82%) Gradle
10 19 (3.82%) Mercurial
11 12 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (2.21%) JUnit
12 11 (2.21%) Introscope
13 8 (1.61%) JMeter
13 8 (1.61%) ClearCase
14 7 (1.41%) jMock
14 7 (1.41%) ProC
15 6 (1.20%) Visual Studio
15 6 (1.20%) FishEye
General
1 155 (31.12%) Finance
2 99 (19.88%) Banking
3 58 (11.65%) Investment Banking
4 23 (4.62%) Front Office
4 23 (4.62%) Retail
5 14 (2.81%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.81%) Back Office
6 12 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.81%) Legal
8 7 (1.41%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.00%) Law
10 4 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Advertising
13 1 (0.20%) Games
13 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (16.67%) Developer
2 74 (14.86%) Analyst
3 49 (9.84%) Release Manager
4 32 (6.43%) Project Manager
5 31 (6.22%) Architect
6 30 (6.02%) Consultant
7 29 (5.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (5.42%) Applications Support
9 23 (4.62%) Java Developer
10 20 (4.02%) Support Analyst
11 16 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (3.21%) .NET Developer
11 16 (3.21%) SAP Consultant
12 15 (3.01%) Service Manager
13 14 (2.81%) Environment Manager
13 14 (2.81%) Delivery Manager
13 14 (2.81%) Coordinator
14 13 (2.61%) Release Engineer
15 12 (2.41%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 12 (2.41%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (23.49%) .NET
2 56 (11.24%) Web Services
3 52 (10.44%) XML
4 33 (6.63%) J2EE
5 30 (6.02%) Middleware
6 25 (5.02%) WCF
6 25 (5.02%) CSS
7 23 (4.62%) .NET Framework
7 23 (4.62%) Spring
8 20 (4.02%) JSON
8 20 (4.02%) HTML
8 20 (4.02%) SOAP
8 20 (4.02%) Rendezvous
9 18 (3.61%) ASP.NET
9 18 (3.61%) REST
10 17 (3.41%) Django
10 17 (3.41%) Java EE
11 16 (3.21%) Ajax
12 15 (3.01%) RESTful
13 14 (2.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.82%) Management Information System
2 29 (5.82%) Fixed Income
3 28 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.02%) Derivative
5 18 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 17 (3.41%) Equity Derivative
7 16 (3.21%) N-Tier
8 12 (2.41%) Clustering
9 11 (2.21%) Device Driver
10 10 (2.01%) FMCG
10 10 (2.01%) CMDB
11 9 (1.81%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.61%) Equities
12 8 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (1.20%) Replication
14 5 (1.00%) User Experience
14 5 (1.00%) Market Risk
14 5 (1.00%) RIA
14 5 (1.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 132 (26.51%) Linux
2 129 (25.90%) Windows
3 75 (15.06%) UNIX
4 26 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.61%) CentOS
6 13 (2.61%) Ubuntu
7 11 (2.21%) Solaris
8 10 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.41%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.00%) Android
11 3 (0.60%) AIX
11 3 (0.60%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.60%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.20%) VMS
13 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (21.69%) ITIL
3 99 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (13.45%) SDLC
5 66 (13.25%) Project Management
5 66 (13.25%) Change Management
6 62 (12.45%) Configuration Management
7 56 (11.24%) DevOps
8 51 (10.24%) Problem Management
9 47 (9.44%) TDD
10 46 (9.24%) Service Management
11 45 (9.04%) Load Balancing
12 42 (8.43%) Scrum
12 42 (8.43%) Capacity Management
13 39 (7.83%) E-Commerce
14 38 (7.63%) Service Delivery
15 36 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (6.83%) SOA
17 33 (6.63%) Waterfall
18 30 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (23.90%) SQL
2 117 (23.49%) Java
3 76 (15.26%) Python
4 64 (12.85%) C#
5 47 (9.44%) PowerShell
6 45 (9.04%) Perl
7 38 (7.63%) JavaScript
8 37 (7.43%) Shell Script
8 37 (7.43%) Bash Shell
9 35 (7.03%) C++
10 25 (5.02%) Ruby
11 23 (4.62%) VBScript
12 13 (2.61%) Scala
13 11 (2.21%) PL/SQL
14 10 (2.01%) Korn
15 9 (1.81%) Groovy
16 7 (1.41%) VBA
16 7 (1.41%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.41%) VB
16 7 (1.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 48 (9.64%) Degree
2 13 (2.61%) PMP
2 13 (2.61%) PMI Certification
3 12 (2.41%) SAP Certification
4 11 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (2.01%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) CCIE
10 2 (0.40%) ISEB
11 1 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.20%) MCSE
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CCNA
11 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (10.64%) QA
2 13 (2.61%) SLA
3 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.20%) FATCA
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.41%) vSphere
2 7 (1.41%) Firmware
3 6 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.00%) Docker
5 4 (0.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.40%) Squid
7 2 (0.40%) Varnish
7 2 (0.40%) Gluster
7 2 (0.40%) Ceph
7 2 (0.40%) GPFS
7 2 (0.40%) KVM
8 1 (0.20%) GridGain
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 35 (7.03%) ITRS Geneos
2 32 (6.43%) Puppet
3 29 (5.82%) BladeLogic
4 15 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (2.81%) Cobbler
6 10 (2.01%) Control-M
7 9 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (1.81%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.41%) Nagios
9 6 (1.20%) WSUS
9 6 (1.20%) SCOM
9 6 (1.20%) Ansible
10 5 (1.00%) SCCM
11 4 (0.80%) collectd
11 4 (0.80%) StatsD
11 4 (0.80%) Graphite
11 4 (0.80%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
13 2 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 134 (26.91%) Oracle
2 56 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 37 (7.43%) Red Hat
4 36 (7.23%) VMware
5 26 (5.22%) SAP
5 26 (5.22%) IBM
6 25 (5.02%) Splunk
7 20 (4.02%) TIBCO
8 18 (3.61%) Remedy
9 16 (3.21%) Sybase
10 15 (3.01%) ServiceNow
11 14 (2.81%) ATG
12 13 (2.61%) Perforce
13 11 (2.21%) F5
13 11 (2.21%) BMC
14 10 (2.01%) Cisco
15 9 (1.81%) webMethods
15 9 (1.81%) HP
16 8 (1.61%) Infragistics
16 8 (1.61%) WorldPay
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