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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 97 75 106
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +31
Contract jobs citing Release Management 41 51 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.34% 1.92% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.63% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 5
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£400 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £216 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £29.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-32.15% +2.58%
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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
2346 1936 1672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.74% 73.06% 71.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1035 868
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 24 26
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 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
Edinburgh -5 20 £423 +5.62% 2
Glasgow -4 16 £363 +16.00% 1
Stirling -6 6 £400 -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 2
Dundee - - - -
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.24%) ITIL
3 15 (22.73%) Windows
4 14 (21.21%) Project Management
5 11 (16.67%) Finance
5 11 (16.67%) Banking
5 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
6 10 (15.15%) Change Management
6 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.64%) SQL
8 8 (12.12%) VBA
8 8 (12.12%) Java
8 8 (12.12%) Oracle
8 8 (12.12%) RAD
8 8 (12.12%) Degree
8 8 (12.12%) QA
9 7 (10.61%) .NET
9 7 (10.61%) Scrum
10 6 (9.09%) Workflow
10 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
10 6 (9.09%) Problem Management
10 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
11 5 (7.58%) RPG IV
11 5 (7.58%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.58%) RPG
11 5 (7.58%) SQL Server

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) JBoss
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.52%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
3 2 (3.03%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.52%) PaaS
4 1 (1.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) LDAP
1 3 (4.55%) LAN
1 3 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (4.55%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (3.03%) HTTP
3 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.52%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) SSL
3 1 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.55%) MS Access
2 3 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.06%) JIRA
3 3 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.55%) ClearCase
3 3 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
1 11 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (1.52%) Retail
2 1 (1.52%) Legal
2 1 (1.52%) Publishing
2 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Release Manager
3 6 (9.09%) Excel Developer
4 5 (7.58%) Designer
5 4 (6.06%) Platform Manager
5 4 (6.06%) RPG Programmer
5 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Coordinator
5 4 (6.06%) Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) Programmer
6 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (4.55%) Administrator
6 3 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Access Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Network Support
6 3 (4.55%) VBA Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) Web Services
3 3 (4.55%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.55%) Spring
3 3 (4.55%) HTML5
3 3 (4.55%) HTML
3 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.03%) XML
4 2 (3.03%) Middleware
4 2 (3.03%) SOAP
5 1 (1.52%) JSON
5 1 (1.52%) RESTful
5 1 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
1 4 (6.06%) iSeries
1 4 (6.06%) CMDB
2 3 (4.55%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (4.55%) Open Source
2 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) AS400
4 1 (1.52%) Life Science
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Linux
3 3 (4.55%) Android
3 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.24%) ITIL
3 14 (21.21%) Project Management
4 10 (15.15%) Change Management
4 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
4 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 8 (12.12%) RAD
7 7 (10.61%) Scrum
8 6 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 6 (9.09%) Workflow
9 5 (7.58%) Software Testing
10 4 (6.06%) TDD
10 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (4.55%) Test Management
11 3 (4.55%) Test Scripting
11 3 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (4.55%) Incident Management
11 3 (4.55%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) Java
2 8 (12.12%) VBA
3 5 (7.58%) RPG
3 5 (7.58%) VB.NET
3 5 (7.58%) RPG IV
4 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.03%) VBScript
5 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.55%) PMP
5 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.52%) ACCA
6 1 (1.52%) CIMA
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.52%) MCP
6 1 (1.52%) HND
6 1 (1.52%) MCSE
6 1 (1.52%) ISEB
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Control-M
2 2 (3.03%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.52%) Puppet
3 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.52%) StatsD
3 1 (1.52%) Graphite
3 1 (1.52%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) Remedy
3 4 (6.06%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) Veeam
4 3 (4.55%) F5
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.55%) ForgeRock
4 3 (4.55%) Sybase
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco
5 2 (3.03%) McAfee
5 2 (3.03%) Lumension
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) NetApp
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) SAP