The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 115 95 104
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing Release Management 15 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.77% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.10% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Average daily rate
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£263 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £338 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £435 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £5.00 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -88.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-35.23% +25.00%
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2091 1727 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.82% 69.95% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1119 854 898
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 80
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Glasgow -22 8 £315 -25.88% 4
Edinburgh -5 2 - - 3
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 30 (42.25%) Project Management
2 27 (38.03%) Finance
3 24 (33.80%) ITIL
4 19 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (26.76%) Waterfall
5 18 (25.35%) Linux
6 17 (23.94%) XML
6 17 (23.94%) HTTP
7 16 (22.54%) Change Management
8 13 (18.31%) Management Information System
8 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
8 13 (18.31%) MS Office
8 13 (18.31%) JSON
9 12 (16.90%) Business Transformation
9 12 (16.90%) Web Services
9 12 (16.90%) Windows
10 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
10 11 (15.49%) CSS
10 11 (15.49%) HTML
10 11 (15.49%) Java
10 11 (15.49%) JavaScript
10 11 (15.49%) Configuration Management
10 11 (15.49%) Mentoring
10 11 (15.49%) Web Development
11 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (12.68%) Software Engineering
12 9 (12.68%) Mac OS X
12 9 (12.68%) SOAP
12 9 (12.68%) HTML5
12 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) TWiki
2 2 (2.82%) Confluence
2 2 (2.82%) WordPress
2 2 (2.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) MS Office
2 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
3 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.04%) Acrobat
5 3 (4.23%) InfoPath
6 2 (2.82%) MS Project
7 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.23%) Heroku
1 3 (4.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) HTTP
2 3 (4.23%) SSL
2 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.23%) DNS
2 3 (4.23%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.41%) RIP
3 1 (1.41%) LDAP
3 1 (1.41%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.23%) MS Access
3 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.82%) Ingres
4 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.41%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Subversion
2 5 (7.04%) JIRA
3 3 (4.23%) Maven
3 3 (4.23%) MSI
3 3 (4.23%) InstallShield
3 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.82%) Ant
5 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.41%) JUnit
5 1 (1.41%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.41%) Build Forge
5 1 (1.41%) FlexUnit
5 1 (1.41%) Hudson
5 1 (1.41%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Ivy
General
1 27 (38.03%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Retail
3 7 (9.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Developer
2 10 (14.08%) Coordinator
3 8 (11.27%) Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Release Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Web Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Author
6 4 (5.63%) Technical Author
6 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Lead Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Release Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Web Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) WordPress Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Web Team Leader
8 2 (2.82%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) XML
2 13 (18.31%) JSON
3 12 (16.90%) Web Services
4 11 (15.49%) CSS
4 11 (15.49%) HTML
5 9 (12.68%) SOAP
5 9 (12.68%) HTML5
5 9 (12.68%) CSS3
6 6 (8.45%) RESTful
7 4 (5.63%) .NET
8 3 (4.23%) REST
8 3 (4.23%) Application Packaging
8 3 (4.23%) jQuery
9 2 (2.82%) XHTML
9 2 (2.82%) Middleware
10 1 (1.41%) SAML
10 1 (1.41%) J2EE
10 1 (1.41%) Apache Flex
10 1 (1.41%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.27%) FMCG
4 7 (9.86%) Open Source
5 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.41%) PMI
5 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.41%) CMDB
5 1 (1.41%) Blog
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Linux
2 12 (16.90%) Windows
3 9 (12.68%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.82%) UNIX
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.25%) Project Management
2 24 (33.80%) ITIL
3 19 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.76%) Waterfall
4 16 (22.54%) Change Management
5 12 (16.90%) Business Transformation
6 11 (15.49%) Configuration Management
6 11 (15.49%) Mentoring
6 11 (15.49%) Web Development
7 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (12.68%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.27%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (11.27%) Service Management
10 7 (9.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (8.45%) ITIL V3
11 6 (8.45%) Web Accessibility
11 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.45%) Software Testing
11 6 (8.45%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (8.45%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) Java
1 11 (15.49%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.63%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) VB.NET
3 3 (4.23%) VBA
3 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
1 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.41%) PMP
3 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.41%) XenApp
2 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.41%) Puppet
1 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Adobe
3 3 (4.23%) McAfee
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle
4 2 (2.82%) Sybase
4 2 (2.82%) IBM
4 2 (2.82%) Kofax
5 1 (1.41%) Perforce
5 1 (1.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.41%) JBoss
5 1 (1.41%) ForgeRock