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 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 92 76 84
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing Release Management 28 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.06% 1.58% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.21% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 11
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£323 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £361 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.37% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £13.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+245.45% -32.09%
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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
2027 1630 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.81% 71.43% 68.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 822 755
Average daily rate £395 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 18
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.68 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.45 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -8 13 £323 -16.23% 2
Glasgow -4 7 £303 -25.30%
Stirling - 6 £400 -
Fife - - - -
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Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 16 (41.03%) Project Management
2 12 (30.77%) Finance
3 10 (25.64%) ITIL
3 10 (25.64%) Banking
4 9 (23.08%) Change Management
5 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.38%) Degree
5 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 6 (15.38%) QA
6 5 (12.82%) SQL
6 5 (12.82%) Windows
7 4 (10.26%) MS Office
7 4 (10.26%) VB.NET
7 4 (10.26%) .NET
7 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
7 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
7 4 (10.26%) PMP
7 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.26%) Remedy
7 4 (10.26%) JIRA
7 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
7 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.26%) Network Design
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.69%) RPG IV
8 3 (7.69%) F5
8 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) TWiki
3 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.56%) CICS
3 1 (2.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.69%) ClearCase
2 3 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
3 1 (2.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Release Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Platform Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Support
4 3 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Programmer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (5.13%) RPG Programmer
5 2 (5.13%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Release Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) OAuth
2 1 (2.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) CMDB
2 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.13%) iSeries
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) DataPower
3 1 (2.56%) Life Science
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.56%) zOS
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Project Management
2 10 (25.64%) ITIL
3 9 (23.08%) Change Management
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.26%) Network Design
5 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Workflow Management
6 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Test Management
6 3 (7.69%) Service Management
6 3 (7.69%) Workflow
6 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) VB.NET
3 3 (7.69%) RPG IV
3 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.69%) RPG
4 2 (5.13%) VBScript
4 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) PMP
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CIMA
4 1 (2.56%) ACCA
4 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Control-M
1 2 (5.13%) CA Endevor
1 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Remedy
2 3 (7.69%) F5
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) IBM
3 2 (5.13%) McAfee
3 2 (5.13%) Lumension
4 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.56%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) SAP