The first table below looks at the demand for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 97 103 94
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Release Management 34 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.26% 0.57% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 0.79% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 4
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£375 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £384 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £530 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £38.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -15.55%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2049 1762 1735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.69% 71.25% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 63
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
Edinburgh -11 15 £403 +0.62% 1
Glasgow +7 12 £340 -17.57% 5
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 36 (43.37%) Project Management
2 28 (33.73%) ITIL
3 25 (30.12%) Finance
4 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (27.71%) Waterfall
6 21 (25.30%) XML
7 19 (22.89%) Linux
8 18 (21.69%) Windows
8 18 (21.69%) HTTP
8 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
9 16 (19.28%) Web Services
10 15 (18.07%) Management Information System
11 14 (16.87%) Change Management
12 13 (15.66%) SOAP
12 13 (15.66%) Java
12 13 (15.66%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (15.66%) JSON
13 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
13 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
13 12 (14.46%) Business Transformation
13 12 (14.46%) HTML
13 12 (14.46%) MS Office
13 12 (14.46%) CSS
14 11 (13.25%) Configuration Management
14 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
14 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
14 11 (13.25%) Web Development
15 10 (12.05%) Software Engineering
15 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (12.05%) HTML5

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (2.41%) Confluence
1 2 (2.41%) WordPress
1 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (14.46%) MS Office
2 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
3 7 (8.43%) MS Visio
4 5 (6.02%) Acrobat
4 5 (6.02%) InfoPath
5 2 (2.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.61%) PaaS
1 3 (3.61%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.69%) HTTP
2 4 (4.82%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.82%) SSL
3 3 (3.61%) DNS
4 2 (2.41%) SNMP
5 1 (1.20%) RIP
5 1 (1.20%) LDAP
5 1 (1.20%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.61%) MS Access
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.41%) Ingres
3 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.20%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Maven
2 7 (8.43%) Ant
3 6 (7.23%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.23%) Subversion
4 5 (6.02%) MSI
4 5 (6.02%) InstallShield
4 5 (6.02%) TeamCity
4 5 (6.02%) Hudson
5 3 (3.61%) JIRA
5 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.41%) FlexUnit
6 2 (2.41%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (2.41%) Build Forge
6 2 (2.41%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.41%) JUnit
7 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
General
1 25 (30.12%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Retail
3 6 (7.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Developer
2 12 (14.46%) Coordinator
3 9 (10.84%) Release Manager
4 8 (9.64%) Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Web Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Author
7 4 (4.82%) Technical Author
7 4 (4.82%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Release Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Web Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) Agile Java Developer
9 2 (2.41%) WordPress Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Web Team Leader
9 2 (2.41%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.30%) XML
2 16 (19.28%) Web Services
3 13 (15.66%) SOAP
3 13 (15.66%) JSON
4 12 (14.46%) HTML
4 12 (14.46%) CSS
5 10 (12.05%) HTML5
5 10 (12.05%) CSS3
6 7 (8.43%) .NET
6 7 (8.43%) REST
7 6 (7.23%) RESTful
8 5 (6.02%) Application Packaging
9 4 (4.82%) jQuery
10 2 (2.41%) Apache Flex
10 2 (2.41%) XHTML
10 2 (2.41%) Middleware
11 1 (1.20%) J2EE
11 1 (1.20%) SAML
11 1 (1.20%) EDI
11 1 (1.20%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.64%) FMCG
3 7 (8.43%) Open Source
4 2 (2.41%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.20%) PMI
5 1 (1.20%) CMDB
5 1 (1.20%) Blog
5 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Linux
2 18 (21.69%) Windows
3 9 (10.84%) Mac OS X
4 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.61%) AIX
6 3 (3.61%) Solaris
7 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.41%) UNIX
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (43.37%) Project Management
2 28 (33.73%) ITIL
3 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (27.71%) Waterfall
5 14 (16.87%) Change Management
6 13 (15.66%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (14.46%) Business Transformation
8 11 (13.25%) Configuration Management
8 11 (13.25%) Web Development
9 10 (12.05%) Software Engineering
9 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (12.05%) Scrum
10 9 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (10.84%) DSDM
10 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Management
11 8 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.23%) ITIL V3
12 6 (7.23%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (7.23%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.66%) Java
2 11 (13.25%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.43%) VB.NET
4 5 (6.02%) SQL
4 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.82%) VBA
6 2 (2.41%) PHP
7 1 (1.20%) VB6
7 1 (1.20%) VBScript
7 1 (1.20%) VB
7 1 (1.20%) Perl
7 1 (1.20%) C#
7 1 (1.20%) Korn
7 1 (1.20%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
1 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.20%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) XenApp
2 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Vagrant
1 5 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.02%) Puppet
2 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.41%) Netcool
2 2 (2.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) McAfee
2 5 (6.02%) Adobe
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) IBM
4 3 (3.61%) Sybase
5 2 (2.41%) Kofax
6 1 (1.20%) Perforce
6 1 (1.20%) VMware
6 1 (1.20%) JBoss
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.20%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.20%) Lumension