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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 215 187 205
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs citing Release Management 565 637 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.26% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.62% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 327 312
Average daily rate £425 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £554 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £415 £390
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +251.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £23.88 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £49.25 £36.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +251.85%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -39 499 £428 -5.00% 130
London -25 235 £475 - 65
South East -19 121 £394 -5.68% 11
Scotland +5 44 £370 -7.50% 3
Hampshire +25 40 £413 - 1
South West -4 37 £388 -18.93% 7
City of London +12 33 £456 -6.41% 18
Edinburgh +3 32 £431 +2.07% 1
Berkshire -31 31 £500 +28.20% 5
Oxfordshire +25 27 £206 - 3
East of England +6 23 £450 +12.50% 11
East Midlands +8 22 £310 -27.05% 5
Oxford - 22 £130 - 2
Yorkshire -37 19 £400 +3.22% 6
North East -12 15 £260 -45.43% 3
Tyne and Wear -19 15 £260 -45.43% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 15 £260 -45.43% 3
North West -42 15 £375 +8.69% 12
Wales +5 13 £325 -17.19%
Nottinghamshire +1 13 £325 - 2
Nottingham 0 13 £325 - 2
Winchester - 12 £425 -
South Wales +1 11 £325 -17.19%
Wiltshire +1 11 £375 -23.07% 1
Surrey -16 11 £375 -21.05% 1
West Yorkshire -37 11 £350 -10.25% 6
Cardiff -5 10 £325 -17.19%
West Midlands -27 10 £363 - 10
Swindon -1 8 £400 -17.94%
Manchester -21 8 £350 -36.36% 3

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 326 (28.15%) ITIL
2 267 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (21.07%) Finance
4 241 (20.81%) Microsoft
5 229 (19.78%) Windows
6 221 (19.08%) SQL
7 208 (17.96%) Change Management
8 205 (17.70%) Project Management
9 200 (17.27%) Oracle
10 199 (17.18%) Linux
11 185 (15.98%) SQL Server
12 184 (15.89%) Configuration Management
13 162 (13.99%) Java
14 144 (12.44%) Unix
15 132 (11.40%) .NET
15 132 (11.40%) Security Cleared
16 122 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
17 117 (10.10%) Banking
17 117 (10.10%) Service Management
18 111 (9.59%) Service Delivery
19 109 (9.41%) Migration
20 108 (9.33%) JavaScript
21 106 (9.15%) Python
22 105 (9.07%) MS Excel
23 104 (8.98%) DevOps
24 99 (8.55%) SDLC
25 98 (8.46%) Jenkins
26 95 (8.20%) Git (software)
27 94 (8.12%) Perl
28 93 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 48 (4.15%) IIS
2 39 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.76%) SAS
4 24 (2.07%) WebSphere
5 21 (1.81%) Confluence
6 20 (1.73%) WebLogic
7 18 (1.55%) Apache
8 15 (1.30%) MQSeries
9 14 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.12%) CMS
10 13 (1.12%) JBoss
11 12 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.04%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 11 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.86%) AquaLogic
13 10 (0.86%) MS Exchange
13 10 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
13 10 (0.86%) Tuxedo
14 9 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 105 (9.07%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.94%) MS Office
3 27 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.81%) MS Project
5 13 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.86%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.086%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.086%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (1.47%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.69%) SAP GRC
5 7 (0.60%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.60%) SAP SRM
6 5 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.43%) Summit
7 4 (0.35%) Adaptiv
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.35%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.26%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (0.95%) Amazon S3
4 11 (0.95%) GitHub
5 8 (0.69%) Force.com
6 7 (0.60%) Office 365
6 7 (0.60%) SaaS
7 5 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.35%) IaaS
8 4 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.086%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.086%) Datadog
11 1 (0.086%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.33%) Firewall
2 22 (1.90%) Multicast
2 22 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.64%) DNS
3 19 (1.64%) SAN
3 19 (1.64%) SSL
4 17 (1.47%) Internet
5 15 (1.30%) HTTP
5 15 (1.30%) LDAP
6 11 (0.95%) NAS
6 11 (0.95%) VPN
7 10 (0.86%) DHCP
7 10 (0.86%) WAN
8 8 (0.69%) Intranet
9 5 (0.43%) SSH
9 5 (0.43%) ZigBee
10 4 (0.35%) LAN
11 3 (0.26%) ATM
11 3 (0.26%) FTP
11 3 (0.26%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.18%) Oracle Database
3 57 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 36 (3.11%) MySQL
5 35 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 29 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (2.07%) OLTP
10 20 (1.73%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 15 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
12 15 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 98 (8.46%) Jenkins
2 95 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 93 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 75 (6.48%) JIRA
5 68 (5.87%) Subversion
6 61 (5.27%) Maven
7 45 (3.89%) TeamCity
8 35 (3.02%) Selenium
9 31 (2.68%) Ant
10 28 (2.42%) Visual Studio
11 23 (1.99%) Hudson
12 19 (1.64%) SpecFlow
13 18 (1.55%) Gradle
14 16 (1.38%) ClearCase
15 15 (1.30%) MSBuild
15 15 (1.30%) NUnit
16 14 (1.21%) Artifactory
16 14 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
17 11 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 244 (21.07%) Finance
2 117 (10.10%) Banking
3 55 (4.75%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.37%) Front Office
5 36 (3.11%) Retail
6 28 (2.42%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 17 (1.47%) Back Office
9 16 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.21%) Publishing
11 13 (1.12%) Legal
11 13 (1.12%) Marketing
12 12 (1.04%) Billing
13 10 (0.86%) Advertising
14 9 (0.78%) Automotive
14 9 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.69%) Law
16 6 (0.52%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 191 (16.49%) Analyst
2 188 (16.23%) Developer
3 168 (14.51%) Release Manager
4 70 (6.04%) Project Manager
5 63 (5.44%) Architect
6 55 (4.75%) Consultant
7 49 (4.23%) Support Analyst
8 47 (4.06%) Service Manager
9 45 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
10 44 (3.80%) Java Developer
11 37 (3.20%) Configuration Manager
12 36 (3.11%) Applications Support
13 33 (2.85%) Environment Manager
13 33 (2.85%) Technical Manager
14 31 (2.68%) Change Manager
14 31 (2.68%) Oracle Developer
15 30 (2.59%) Business Analyst
16 28 (2.42%) IT Manager
16 28 (2.42%) Release Analyst
17 27 (2.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (11.40%) .NET
2 89 (7.69%) HTML
3 88 (7.60%) Web Services
4 66 (5.70%) XML
5 61 (5.27%) SOAP
6 52 (4.49%) CSS
7 40 (3.45%) Middleware
8 36 (3.11%) REST
9 35 (3.02%) ASP.NET
9 35 (3.02%) J2EE
10 34 (2.94%) Spring
11 32 (2.76%) AngularJS
12 31 (2.68%) WCF
13 30 (2.59%) jQuery
14 28 (2.42%) JSON
15 26 (2.25%) RESTful
16 25 (2.16%) HTML5
16 25 (2.16%) JMS
17 24 (2.07%) STL
18 23 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 93 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 37 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 21 (1.81%) CMDB
6 18 (1.55%) Mainframe
7 16 (1.38%) Clustering
7 16 (1.38%) Equities
7 16 (1.38%) FMCG
7 16 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.21%) Smart Meter
10 12 (1.04%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.04%) Statistics
11 11 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
12 10 (0.86%) Derivative
12 10 (0.86%) N-Tier
12 10 (0.86%) User Experience
13 9 (0.78%) Reinsurance
14 8 (0.69%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 229 (19.78%) Windows
2 199 (17.18%) Linux
3 144 (12.44%) Unix
4 53 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (2.33%) AIX
7 21 (1.81%) Windows XP
8 17 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.38%) Solaris
10 15 (1.30%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.86%) OS/390
11 10 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.60%) CentOS
13 7 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.52%) MVS
14 6 (0.52%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.43%) Android
16 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (28.15%) ITIL
2 267 (23.06%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (17.96%) Change Management
4 205 (17.70%) Project Management
5 184 (15.89%) Configuration Management
6 122 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
7 117 (10.10%) Service Management
8 111 (9.59%) Service Delivery
9 109 (9.41%) Migration
10 104 (8.98%) DevOps
11 99 (8.55%) SDLC
12 92 (7.94%) Problem Management
13 91 (7.86%) Scrum
14 90 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 84 (7.25%) Incident Management
16 82 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
17 74 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
18 72 (6.22%) OO
18 72 (6.22%) PRINCE2
19 66 (5.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 221 (19.08%) SQL
2 162 (13.99%) Java
3 108 (9.33%) JavaScript
4 106 (9.15%) Python
5 94 (8.12%) Perl
6 87 (7.51%) C#
7 63 (5.44%) C++
7 63 (5.44%) PowerShell
8 41 (3.54%) Bash Shell
9 36 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 29 (2.50%) C
11 28 (2.42%) PL/SQL
12 24 (2.07%) Shell Script
13 21 (1.81%) Ruby
14 16 (1.38%) PHP
14 16 (1.38%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.21%) Apex Code
15 14 (1.21%) VB
16 11 (0.95%) Scala
17 10 (0.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 132 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 91 (7.86%) Degree
3 89 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 52 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 13 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.95%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 9 (0.78%) ISEB
9 9 (0.78%) PMP
10 8 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.52%) APMP
12 6 (0.52%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.26%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (7.77%) QA
2 38 (3.28%) SLA
3 10 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.52%) MiFID
5 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.43%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.086%) COBIT
8 1 (0.086%) FINREP
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 65 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.47%) Docker
4 12 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.69%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.60%) XenApp
7 5 (0.43%) NFS
8 4 (0.35%) PowerHA
8 4 (0.35%) vCloud
9 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.17%) iptables
10 2 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.086%) Varnish
11 1 (0.086%) vSphere
11 1 (0.086%) Xen
11 1 (0.086%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 62 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
2 56 (4.84%) Puppet
3 24 (2.07%) Ansible
4 23 (1.99%) SCCM
5 22 (1.90%) Nagios
6 19 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
7 12 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (1.04%) ZABBIX
8 10 (0.86%) DameWare
9 9 (0.78%) Capistrano
9 9 (0.78%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.78%) WSUS
10 7 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (0.52%) SCOM
12 5 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.43%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.35%) BMC Marimba
13 4 (0.35%) Casper Suite
13 4 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.35%) yum
Vendors
1 241 (20.81%) Microsoft
2 200 (17.27%) Oracle
3 71 (6.13%) SAP
4 48 (4.15%) VMware
5 45 (3.89%) IBM
6 38 (3.28%) HP
7 31 (2.68%) Citrix
8 29 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 27 (2.33%) Splunk
10 26 (2.25%) Sybase
11 25 (2.16%) BMC
12 24 (2.07%) Remedy
13 23 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
13 23 (1.99%) ServiceNow
14 21 (1.81%) TIBCO
15 20 (1.73%) Sun
16 19 (1.64%) Cisco
16 19 (1.64%) Informatica
17 17 (1.47%) Atlassian
17 17 (1.47%) ION Trading
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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West Midlands
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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London
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London
Elevate Direct
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Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per annum
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Hydrogen Group
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Cambridge
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Oxfordshire
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London
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Edinburgh
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