The table below looks at the statistics for the Release Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Manager
Rank 120 104 97
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Release Manager 9 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.36% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.38% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
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£290 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.72% +5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £52.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2533 2346 2481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.24% 93.88% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 1144 1131
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 82 110
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Release Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Manager in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Release Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Release Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Release Manager Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Release Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Manager across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Release Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Release Manager
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 Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 August 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 -12 3 £270 -19.94% 1
Edinburgh -17 1 £550 +37.50%
Stirling - - - -
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Release Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title.

1 15 (46.88%) Configuration Management
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 9 (28.13%) Change Management
5 9 (28.13%) Finance
5 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
6 8 (25.00%) Scrum
6 8 (25.00%) Project Management
6 8 (25.00%) ITIL
6 8 (25.00%) Windows
7 7 (21.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (21.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (21.88%) Release Management
8 6 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (18.75%) Investment Management
8 6 (18.75%) HP
8 6 (18.75%) Build Automation
9 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
9 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (15.63%) Maven
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (12.50%) Markit EDM
10 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 4 (12.50%) Puppet
10 4 (12.50%) Hudson

Release Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Release Manager in their job title 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 with Release Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (12.50%) MS Office
4 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MS Access
2 2 (6.25%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Maven
1 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.50%) Ant
2 4 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 4 (12.50%) Hudson
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) SOAP
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
1 4 (12.50%) XML
1 4 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) J2EE
2 1 (3.13%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Configuration Management
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) Change Management
4 8 (25.00%) ITIL
4 8 (25.00%) Project Management
4 8 (25.00%) Scrum
5 7 (21.88%) Release Management
6 6 (18.75%) Investment Management
6 6 (18.75%) Build Automation
7 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.50%) TDD
8 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (12.50%) Migration
8 4 (12.50%) DSDM
8 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (21.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (12.50%) Puppet
2 4 (12.50%) Vagrant
2 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Charles River