The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 185 232 208
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -24
Contract jobs citing Release Management 740 553 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.37% 0.97% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.22% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 319 363
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-12.39% +9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 7 3
Median hourly rate £32.40 £21.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+54.28% -30.00%

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
44752 45442 41756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.70% 79.80% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29560 29386 25936
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1183 1176
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 684 £425 - 64
London +46 333 £475 - 33
South East +3 125 £450 +12.50% 8
North East +18 68 £278 +20.65% 2
Tyne and Wear +13 68 £278 +20.65% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 66 £279 +21.19% 2
Hampshire +37 56 £450 +16.88% 3
Scotland +16 44 £290 -26.34% 3
East of England +29 35 £398 +16.91% 5
Berkshire -20 33 £363 +7.40% 3
West Midlands +1 31 £496 +20.13% 3
Yorkshire +1 29 £425 +12.58% 2
City of London +27 27 £525 +23.52% 14
Surrey +10 26 £475 +7.95%
Renfrewshire +2 26 £275 -
Erskine - 26 £275 -
East Midlands +17 22 £375 +1.76% 2
North West -32 22 £420 +5.00% 4
West Yorkshire -2 21 £413 +16.19% 2
Essex +17 19 £255 -25.00%
Leeds -12 19 £425 +18.46%
Manchester -9 17 £425 -0.35% 3
South West -6 16 £360 -16.52% 5
Birmingham 0 15 £496 -11.79%
Portsmouth - 14 £463 -
Bracknell -5 13 £525 +106.89%
Nottinghamshire +11 12 £375 -21.05%
Staffordshire - 12 £456 -
Nottingham +7 11 £375 -21.05%
Staines +5 9 £600 -

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Release Management.

1 432 (29.25%) ITIL
2 418 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 324 (21.94%) Java
4 299 (20.24%) Windows
5 285 (19.30%) Linux
5 285 (19.30%) SQL
5 285 (19.30%) Microsoft
6 276 (18.69%) Configuration Management
7 274 (18.55%) Change Management
8 260 (17.60%) Oracle
9 254 (17.20%) Finance
10 243 (16.45%) DevOps
11 242 (16.38%) Unix
12 207 (14.01%) Project Management
13 191 (12.93%) Security Cleared
14 187 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
15 184 (12.46%) Service Delivery
16 173 (11.71%) SQL Server
17 161 (10.90%) Scrum
18 156 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
19 154 (10.43%) Banking
20 149 (10.09%) .NET
21 147 (9.95%) Git (software)
22 140 (9.48%) Web Services
23 134 (9.07%) Problem Management
24 132 (8.94%) SC Cleared
25 128 (8.67%) Puppet
25 128 (8.67%) Service Management
26 127 (8.60%) Perl
27 124 (8.40%) PowerShell

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 55 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.66%) Apache
3 50 (3.39%) Confluence
4 40 (2.71%) WebLogic
5 39 (2.64%) JBoss
6 32 (2.17%) IIS
7 31 (2.10%) WebSphere
8 30 (2.03%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 24 (1.62%) SAS
11 23 (1.56%) OpenStack
12 21 (1.42%) CMS
13 19 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
14 18 (1.22%) Apache Spark
14 18 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
14 18 (1.22%) MQSeries
14 18 (1.22%) MS Exchange
14 18 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
14 18 (1.22%) Tuxedo
15 16 (1.08%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 96 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.57%) MS Office
3 30 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 30 (2.03%) MS Project
4 27 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 24 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.95%) OpenText MBPM
2 14 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.34%) Maximo
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle SCM
7 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.14%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 101 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
4 34 (2.30%) GitHub
4 34 (2.30%) IaaS
4 34 (2.30%) SaaS
5 23 (1.56%) Office 365
6 19 (1.29%) PaaS
7 12 (0.81%) Google Play
8 8 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.47%) Yammer
10 6 (0.41%) CloudFront
10 6 (0.41%) Route 53
11 5 (0.34%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.34%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.27%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.23%) SSL
2 27 (1.83%) Firewall
2 27 (1.83%) HTTP
3 25 (1.69%) DNS
4 22 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.29%) LAN
5 19 (1.29%) WAN
6 18 (1.22%) Internet
7 17 (1.15%) LDAP
7 17 (1.15%) VPN
8 13 (0.88%) FTP
8 13 (0.88%) VoIP
9 11 (0.74%) SAN
10 9 (0.61%) Bluetooth
10 9 (0.61%) DHCP
10 9 (0.61%) tcpdump
11 8 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (0.54%) MPLS
11 8 (0.54%) OSPF
11 8 (0.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
3 71 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 61 (4.13%) MongoDB
4 61 (4.13%) Oracle Database
5 44 (2.98%) MySQL
6 34 (2.30%) OLTP
7 31 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (2.10%) Hadoop
8 29 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
8 29 (1.96%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.35%) Big Data
9 20 (1.35%) NoSQL
9 20 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
11 15 (1.02%) HBase
11 15 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (0.95%) Apache Hive
13 13 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 147 (9.95%) Git (software)
2 124 (8.40%) Jenkins
3 107 (7.24%) JIRA
4 86 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 64 (4.33%) Subversion
6 53 (3.59%) Maven
7 52 (3.52%) TeamCity
8 44 (2.98%) Ant
9 41 (2.78%) Visual Studio
10 34 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 34 (2.30%) Gradle
11 29 (1.96%) Hudson
12 19 (1.29%) ClearCase
12 19 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.02%) Android Studio
13 15 (1.02%) Artifactory
14 14 (0.95%) Selenium
14 14 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 12 (0.81%) SpecFlow
16 10 (0.68%) Cucumber
General
1 254 (17.20%) Finance
2 154 (10.43%) Banking
3 70 (4.74%) Retail
4 40 (2.71%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.69%) Back Office
6 25 (1.69%) Front Office
7 16 (1.08%) Marketing
8 15 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 14 (0.95%) Publishing
10 13 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.61%) Advertising
13 8 (0.54%) Legal
14 7 (0.47%) Automotive
15 6 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.27%) Billing
16 4 (0.27%) Local Government
17 3 (0.20%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 270 (18.28%) Developer
2 151 (10.22%) Analyst
3 142 (9.61%) Release Manager
4 129 (8.73%) DevOps Engineer
5 87 (5.89%) Project Manager
6 83 (5.62%) Architect
7 62 (4.20%) Consultant
8 48 (3.25%) Java Developer
9 43 (2.91%) Environment Manager
9 43 (2.91%) Oracle Developer
10 41 (2.78%) Service Manager
11 40 (2.71%) C++ Developer
12 39 (2.64%) Support Analyst
13 36 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
14 34 (2.30%) Transition Manager
15 33 (2.23%) Linux Developer
15 33 (2.23%) Unix Developer
16 32 (2.17%) Applications Support
16 32 (2.17%) Lead DevOps
16 32 (2.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (10.09%) .NET
2 140 (9.48%) Web Services
3 90 (6.09%) XML
4 76 (5.15%) Middleware
5 73 (4.94%) HTML
6 72 (4.87%) RESTful
7 67 (4.54%) J2EE
8 48 (3.25%) CSS
9 46 (3.11%) jQuery
10 44 (2.98%) JSON
11 39 (2.64%) STL
12 35 (2.37%) SOAP
13 34 (2.30%) JMS
13 34 (2.30%) REST
14 31 (2.10%) IBM Integration Bus
15 28 (1.90%) .NET Framework
16 27 (1.83%) ASP.NET
17 26 (1.76%) AngularJS
18 23 (1.56%) XSLT
19 21 (1.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 91 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 59 (3.99%) Data Centre
4 42 (2.84%) CMDB
4 42 (2.84%) Mobile App
5 39 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 37 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (1.69%) Clustering
8 24 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.56%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.56%) Replication
10 19 (1.29%) Equities
10 19 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 18 (1.22%) Derivative
12 16 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.08%) PMI
13 15 (1.02%) Reference Data
14 14 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (0.95%) User Experience
14 14 (0.95%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 299 (20.24%) Windows
2 285 (19.30%) Linux
3 242 (16.38%) Unix
4 106 (7.18%) AIX
5 101 (6.84%) Windows Server
6 97 (6.57%) Solaris
7 46 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (2.10%) HPUX
10 29 (1.96%) Android
11 26 (1.76%) Windows XP
12 23 (1.56%) CentOS
12 23 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (1.15%) OS/390
14 17 (1.15%) Windows 7
15 16 (1.08%) Apple iOS
16 15 (1.02%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
18 9 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (29.25%) ITIL
2 418 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 276 (18.69%) Configuration Management
4 274 (18.55%) Change Management
5 243 (16.45%) DevOps
6 207 (14.01%) Project Management
7 187 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
8 184 (12.46%) Service Delivery
9 161 (10.90%) Scrum
10 156 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 134 (9.07%) Problem Management
12 128 (8.67%) Service Management
13 113 (7.65%) SDLC
14 108 (7.31%) SOA
15 107 (7.24%) Incident Management
16 103 (6.97%) Root Cause Analysis
17 101 (6.84%) Migration
18 92 (6.23%) OO
19 83 (5.62%) TDD
20 79 (5.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 324 (21.94%) Java
2 285 (19.30%) SQL
3 127 (8.60%) Perl
4 124 (8.40%) PowerShell
5 123 (8.33%) Python
6 110 (7.45%) JavaScript
7 97 (6.57%) C#
8 85 (5.75%) C++
9 57 (3.86%) Ruby
10 45 (3.05%) Bash Shell
11 42 (2.84%) C
11 42 (2.84%) VBScript
12 38 (2.57%) Shell Script
13 35 (2.37%) PHP
14 29 (1.96%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.62%) Scala
16 23 (1.56%) PL/SQL
17 22 (1.49%) VB
18 20 (1.35%) VB.NET
19 19 (1.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 191 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 132 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 90 (6.09%) Degree
4 60 (4.06%) ITIL Certification
5 42 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.62%) PMI Certification
8 18 (1.22%) PMP
9 15 (1.02%) ISEB
9 15 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.95%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.34%) MCDBA
13 5 (0.34%) MCSE
14 4 (0.27%) CAPM
14 4 (0.27%) MCSA
14 4 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (5.96%) QA
2 83 (5.62%) SLA
3 38 (2.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 34 (2.30%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.95%) COBIT
5 14 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.34%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.20%) WCAG
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.068%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.068%) SDET
11 1 (0.068%) TickIT
11 1 (0.068%) WAI
System Software
1 77 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 51 (3.45%) Docker
3 37 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.54%) Firmware
6 8 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.47%) XenApp
7 7 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.41%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.34%) vSphere
10 4 (0.27%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.27%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.20%) RACF
11 3 (0.20%) Squid
11 3 (0.20%) vCloud
12 2 (0.14%) NFS
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 128 (8.67%) Puppet
2 106 (7.18%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (3.86%) Ansible
4 35 (2.37%) SCCM
4 35 (2.37%) Tivoli
5 32 (2.17%) Kubernetes
6 30 (2.03%) SCOM
7 23 (1.56%) logstash
8 21 (1.42%) Control-M
8 21 (1.42%) NetBackup
9 20 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 19 (1.29%) Netcool
11 16 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
11 16 (1.08%) Kibana
11 16 (1.08%) Salt
12 12 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
12 12 (0.81%) Nagios
13 9 (0.61%) Casper Suite
13 9 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 9 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 285 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 260 (17.60%) Oracle
3 96 (6.50%) HP
4 91 (6.16%) Red Hat
5 88 (5.96%) IBM
6 73 (4.94%) ServiceNow
7 49 (3.32%) SAP
7 49 (3.32%) VMware
8 46 (3.11%) CA
9 36 (2.44%) Citrix
10 34 (2.30%) Google
11 31 (2.10%) Symantec
12 30 (2.03%) Atlassian
13 25 (1.69%) MuleSoft
13 25 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (1.62%) Cisco
15 22 (1.49%) Remedy
16 21 (1.42%) Informatica
16 21 (1.42%) Sun
17 19 (1.29%) New Relic
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £245 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
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City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
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City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
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City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
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City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
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North West London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sopra Steria Recruitment
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Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
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Herefordshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
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Slough
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