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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 116 101 82
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Contract jobs citing Release Management 11 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.39% 0.77% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 1.12% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 15
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £417 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £371
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £64.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-47.08% +157.00%
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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
2063 1701 1581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.84% 68.87% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 860 814
Average daily rate £380 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 58 53
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.38 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.90 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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
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 20 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 7 £320 -11.72% 3
Edinburgh -14 4 £348 -7.02% 1
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 13 (35.14%) Project Management
1 13 (35.14%) Change Management
2 12 (32.43%) Finance
3 10 (27.03%) ITIL
4 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
5 7 (18.92%) Windows
5 7 (18.92%) MS Office
5 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
5 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.22%) Linux
6 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
6 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
7 5 (13.51%) Banking
7 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.51%) JIRA
8 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
8 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
9 3 (8.11%) Service Management
9 3 (8.11%) HTTP
9 3 (8.11%) IBM
9 3 (8.11%) XML
9 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
9 3 (8.11%) Resource Management
9 3 (8.11%) QA
9 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) TWiki
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) CICS
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Office
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
4 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
1 1 (2.70%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
2 2 (5.41%) SSL
3 1 (2.70%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (2.70%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Ingres
1 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) ClearCase
2 2 (5.41%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
4 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (13.51%) Analyst
1 5 (13.51%) Coordinator
1 5 (13.51%) Release Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Web Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Programmer
5 1 (2.70%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) Service Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) HTML5
2 2 (5.41%) CSS3
3 1 (2.70%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) OAuth
3 1 (2.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) AS400
3 1 (2.70%) CMDB
3 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.70%) FMCG
3 1 (2.70%) DataPower
3 1 (2.70%) iSeries
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) UNIX
4 1 (2.70%) zOS
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Project Management
1 13 (35.14%) Change Management
2 10 (27.03%) ITIL
3 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.22%) Waterfall
6 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Test Management
8 3 (8.11%) Resource Management
8 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
8 3 (8.11%) Service Management
8 3 (8.11%) ITIL V3
9 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.41%) Business Transformation
9 2 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Java
1 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.41%) RPG
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
1 2 (5.41%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) PMP
2 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.70%) ACCA
2 1 (2.70%) CIMA
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.70%) XenApp
1 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Control-M
1 1 (2.70%) CA Endevor
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Kofax
4 1 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) Remedy
4 1 (2.70%) Sybase
4 1 (2.70%) SAP