The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 235 240 201
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -39
Contract jobs citing Release Management 515 445 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.85% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.15% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 266 317
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Average hourly rate £34.00 £52.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.23% +110.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £21.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £64.95 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £62.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.60% +150.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42724 38810 38732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.15% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 24127 22614
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1169 1421
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Release Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Release Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Release Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Release Management within the UK.

Release Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Release Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Release Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Release Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management within the UK.

Release Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Release Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Release Management within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Release Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Release Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 October 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
England +7 462 £450 +2.27% 113
London -3 243 £460 -3.15% 53
South East -4 78 £400 +16.44% 19
City of London +11 55 £450 +2.85% 16
South West +1 36 £450 +42.85% 8
East of England +4 34 £385 +2.66% 10
Hampshire +3 30 £430 +63.80% 2
Gloucestershire +9 24 £454 +126.87% 5
Berkshire +10 22 £400 +13.63% 7
North West -2 21 £378 -11.17% 9
Yorkshire -10 21 £350 -2.77% 5
Wales -13 21 £425 +61.90% 2
West Yorkshire -19 16 £350 -6.66% 3
West Midlands -5 15 £425 +30.76% 3
Manchester +1 12 £450 +1.69% 6
Surrey -3 12 £413 +13.79% 3
Scotland -10 11 £373 +6.42% 3
East Midlands +2 10 £359 +14.80% 4
Essex -7 10 £305 -23.75% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 8 £320 -8.57% 1
Nottinghamshire +14 7 £318 +15.45% 2
Nottingham +11 7 £318 +15.45% 2
Leeds -23 7 £295 -34.44% 2
Buckinghamshire -30 7 £280 -6.66% 3
West Sussex - 7 £210 - 3
Bradford +1 6 £378 +4.86%
Glasgow -9 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire -13 6 £385 - 7
Maidenhead - 6 £300 - 1
Cambridge +1 5 £575 +64.28%

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 310 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (21.54%) ITIL
3 237 (21.45%) Finance
4 234 (21.18%) SQL
5 222 (20.09%) Oracle
6 214 (19.37%) Java
7 208 (18.82%) Windows
8 186 (16.83%) SQL Server
9 183 (16.56%) Microsoft
10 172 (15.57%) Banking
11 169 (15.29%) Linux
12 168 (15.20%) Configuration Management
13 158 (14.30%) Scrum
14 157 (14.21%) .NET
15 152 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
16 147 (13.30%) Change Management
17 139 (12.58%) Project Management
18 131 (11.86%) XML
18 131 (11.86%) Security Cleared
19 121 (10.95%) TDD
20 106 (9.59%) Maven
21 105 (9.50%) QA
22 104 (9.41%) OO
23 94 (8.51%) JavaScript
23 94 (8.51%) Jenkins
23 94 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
24 93 (8.42%) Web Services
24 93 (8.42%) Service Management
24 93 (8.42%) Git (software)
25 86 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 71 (6.43%) Apache
2 63 (5.70%) WebSphere
3 57 (5.16%) JBoss
4 55 (4.98%) Tomcat
5 50 (4.52%) Confluence
6 39 (3.53%) WebLogic
6 39 (3.53%) SharePoint
7 30 (2.71%) IIS
8 28 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
9 25 (2.26%) CMS
10 22 (1.99%) GlassFish
11 21 (1.90%) FileNet
12 18 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (1.27%) WebSphere Process Server
13 14 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
15 12 (1.09%) MS Exchange
16 11 (1.00%) Node.js
17 10 (0.90%) Documentum
18 9 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 68 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 61 (5.52%) MS Office
3 28 (2.53%) MS Project
4 19 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.090%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.54%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.36%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.36%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 4 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.27%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.27%) assyst
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.18%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.18%) SAP FI-AP
8 2 (0.18%) Documaker
8 2 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.54%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.45%) SaaS
4 5 (0.45%) Office 365
4 5 (0.45%) GitHub
4 5 (0.45%) ElastiCache
4 5 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (0.36%) PaaS
6 2 (0.18%) Heroku
6 2 (0.18%) Force.com
6 2 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.090%) Route 53
7 1 (0.090%) Gitorious
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.17%) HTTP
2 24 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.90%) SSL
4 16 (1.45%) SAN
5 15 (1.36%) Firewall
6 14 (1.27%) Internet
7 13 (1.18%) LDAP
8 12 (1.09%) DNS
8 12 (1.09%) FTP
9 11 (1.00%) BIG-IP
10 10 (0.90%) Intranet
11 9 (0.81%) VPN
11 9 (0.81%) SMS
12 8 (0.72%) WAN
13 6 (0.54%) UMTS
13 6 (0.54%) GSM
13 6 (0.54%) LAN
13 6 (0.54%) LTE
14 4 (0.36%) iBeacon
14 4 (0.36%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.98%) NoSQL
3 36 (3.26%) MongoDB
3 36 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 35 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 30 (2.71%) SSDT
6 29 (2.62%) MySQL
7 26 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (1.90%) Relational Database
11 20 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (1.36%) DB2
13 14 (1.27%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.18%) MS Access
15 10 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (0.90%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
16 9 (0.81%) EDRMS
16 9 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 106 (9.59%) Maven
2 94 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 93 (8.42%) Git (software)
4 83 (7.51%) Subversion
5 80 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 71 (6.43%) JIRA
7 65 (5.88%) Visual Studio
8 46 (4.16%) Hudson
9 41 (3.71%) TeamCity
10 34 (3.08%) MSBuild
11 32 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 30 (2.71%) Ant
13 29 (2.62%) NuGet
13 29 (2.62%) Gradle
13 29 (2.62%) Artifactory
14 28 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
15 25 (2.26%) ClearCase
16 23 (2.08%) Cucumber
17 21 (1.90%) Apache Ivy
18 18 (1.63%) Eclipse
General
1 237 (21.45%) Finance
2 172 (15.57%) Banking
3 76 (6.88%) Investment Banking
4 47 (4.25%) Retail
5 30 (2.71%) Front Office
6 25 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.63%) Legal
8 16 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.27%) Back Office
10 13 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.18%) Publishing
11 8 (0.72%) Automotive
11 8 (0.72%) Marketing
12 7 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.45%) Billing
13 5 (0.45%) Advertising
14 2 (0.18%) Law
14 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.090%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 250 (22.62%) Developer
2 154 (13.94%) Analyst
3 137 (12.40%) Release Manager
4 73 (6.61%) Java Developer
5 71 (6.43%) Project Manager
6 36 (3.26%) Architect
7 34 (3.08%) Administrator
8 33 (2.99%) Change Manager
9 32 (2.90%) Consultant
10 28 (2.53%) Release Engineer
11 27 (2.44%) Environment Manager
11 27 (2.44%) Support Analyst
11 27 (2.44%) Applications Support
12 26 (2.35%) Business Analyst
13 25 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
14 24 (2.17%) Test Analyst
14 24 (2.17%) Build Manager
15 23 (2.08%) Release Analyst
16 22 (1.99%) DBA
16 22 (1.99%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (14.21%) .NET
2 131 (11.86%) XML
3 93 (8.42%) Web Services
4 85 (7.69%) SOAP
5 69 (6.24%) HTML
6 62 (5.61%) Middleware
7 54 (4.89%) Spring
8 50 (4.52%) CSS
9 49 (4.43%) JSON
10 46 (4.16%) J2EE
11 44 (3.98%) .NET Framework
12 41 (3.71%) REST
13 37 (3.35%) ASP.NET
13 37 (3.35%) Hibernate
14 36 (3.26%) AngularJS
15 28 (2.53%) JMS
16 27 (2.44%) XSLT
16 27 (2.44%) jQuery
17 23 (2.08%) XSD
18 22 (1.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 94 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.33%) Open Source
3 45 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 22 (1.99%) N-Tier
5 17 (1.54%) Credit Risk
6 16 (1.45%) CMDB
7 14 (1.27%) Market Risk
7 14 (1.27%) PKI
7 14 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.00%) User Experience
10 9 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.81%) Derivative
11 8 (0.72%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.63%) GIS
12 7 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.63%) Reference Data
12 7 (0.63%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 208 (18.82%) Windows
2 169 (15.29%) Linux
3 82 (7.42%) UNIX
4 49 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.72%) SUSE
9 8 (0.72%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.72%) Solaris
10 7 (0.63%) HPUX
10 7 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.54%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.45%) AIX
13 4 (0.36%) Android
14 3 (0.27%) CentOS
14 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (21.54%) ITIL
3 168 (15.20%) Configuration Management
4 158 (14.30%) Scrum
5 152 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
6 147 (13.30%) Change Management
7 139 (12.58%) Project Management
8 121 (10.95%) TDD
9 104 (9.41%) OO
10 93 (8.42%) Service Management
11 86 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 85 (7.69%) DevOps
13 78 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
14 73 (6.61%) Pair Programming
15 71 (6.43%) Problem Management
16 67 (6.06%) Software Engineering
17 63 (5.70%) PRINCE2
18 58 (5.25%) Service Delivery
19 55 (4.98%) Automated Testing
19 55 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 234 (21.18%) SQL
2 214 (19.37%) Java
3 94 (8.51%) JavaScript
4 73 (6.61%) Python
5 71 (6.43%) C#
6 70 (6.33%) PowerShell
7 49 (4.43%) C
8 42 (3.80%) Perl
9 40 (3.62%) PHP
9 40 (3.62%) Shell Script
10 31 (2.81%) Bash Shell
11 28 (2.53%) Ruby
11 28 (2.53%) VB
12 22 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.99%) C++
13 21 (1.90%) VBScript
14 16 (1.45%) VBA
15 13 (1.18%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.09%) Lua
17 11 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 131 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 65 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 57 (5.16%) Degree
4 52 (4.71%) DV Cleared
5 28 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (2.17%) ISEB
7 16 (1.45%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.90%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.81%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.63%) PMP
13 7 (0.63%) SAP Certification
14 6 (0.54%) MCSE
15 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.36%) CCNA
17 3 (0.27%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (9.50%) QA
2 25 (2.26%) SLA
3 24 (2.17%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 37 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 20 (1.81%) XenServer
4 9 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.72%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.45%) XenApp
6 5 (0.45%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.27%) Varnish
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) NFS
8 2 (0.18%) RACF
9 1 (0.090%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.090%) Squid
9 1 (0.090%) Xen
9 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.090%) vSphere
9 1 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.090%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 47 (4.25%) Puppet
2 32 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (2.35%) Control-M
4 25 (2.26%) Tivoli
5 18 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 14 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.09%) Nagios
8 9 (0.81%) Netcool
8 9 (0.81%) BladeLogic
8 9 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (0.72%) SCCM
10 6 (0.54%) Netcool/Webtop
10 6 (0.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 6 (0.54%) logstash
10 6 (0.54%) Kibana
11 4 (0.36%) Capistrano
11 4 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 3 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 222 (20.09%) Oracle
2 183 (16.56%) Microsoft
3 58 (5.25%) IBM
4 51 (4.62%) SAP
5 49 (4.43%) VMware
6 33 (2.99%) HP
6 33 (2.99%) Citrix
7 27 (2.44%) Red Gate
8 25 (2.26%) Atlassian
8 25 (2.26%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.72%) LANDesk
9 19 (1.72%) Twitter
9 19 (1.72%) ServiceNow
10 17 (1.54%) Zend
10 17 (1.54%) EMC
10 17 (1.54%) Business Objects
11 16 (1.45%) Software AG
12 15 (1.36%) Sun
13 14 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (1.27%) TIBCO
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