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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 242 200 177
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -23
Contract jobs citing Release Management 493 567 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 1.07% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.41% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 350 353
Average daily rate
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£425 £389 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% -8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £368 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.84% -8.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 15
Average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.14% -26.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.98 £30.00 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £32.03 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -19.20%

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
42498 40281 37334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27435 25058 22430
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1192 1110
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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
England -37 443 £425 +8.97% 118
London -14 228 £465 +9.41% 53
South East +2 86 £413 +20.00% 25
City of London -33 42 £425 +9.67% 10
North West -17 39 £413 +27.90% 2
Scotland -6 37 £388 - 2
Berkshire +23 32 £336 -2.53% 6
Hampshire +13 26 £413 +32.00% 3
East of England -24 26 £328 -11.18% 12
South West -19 25 £438 -2.77% 7
Yorkshire -46 20 £363 +10.68% 6
West Yorkshire -33 17 £353 +4.44% 6
Glasgow -4 16 £338 -0.73%
Leeds -36 15 £355 +5.18% 4
Manchester -7 13 £479 +48.52% 2
Edinburgh -9 13 £463 +15.62% 1
Basingstoke +12 12 £365 -8.75% 1
Wiltshire +12 12 £385 -16.30% 3
Reading +7 11 £419 +32.93% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £406 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire -4 10 £463 +2.77% 1
Cheshire -5 10 £425 +63.46%
Essex -8 10 £328 -27.22% 2
Surrey -15 10 £433 +11.61% 6
Milton Keynes +14 9 £406 +18.18% 1
Swindon +3 9 £413 -10.32% 1
Blackpool +4 8 £363 -3.65%
Lancashire +2 8 £363 -3.65%
Cheltenham -1 8 £463 +2.77%
West Midlands -10 8 £413 -8.33% 8

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 301 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (25.04%) Finance
3 272 (23.25%) ITIL
4 213 (18.21%) Windows
5 209 (17.86%) SQL
6 205 (17.52%) Java
7 195 (16.67%) Oracle
8 194 (16.58%) Change Management
9 185 (15.81%) Linux
10 172 (14.70%) .NET
11 171 (14.62%) Project Management
12 166 (14.19%) SQL Server
12 166 (14.19%) Microsoft
13 157 (13.42%) Configuration Management
14 155 (13.25%) Banking
15 141 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
16 134 (11.45%) Subversion
17 133 (11.37%) UNIX
18 130 (11.11%) Service Management
19 114 (9.74%) C#
20 113 (9.66%) QA
20 113 (9.66%) SDLC
21 112 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
22 110 (9.40%) Scrum
23 106 (9.06%) MS Excel
24 105 (8.97%) Python
25 99 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
26 94 (8.03%) Problem Management
26 94 (8.03%) Jenkins
27 92 (7.86%) Web Services

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 81 (6.92%) IIS
2 56 (4.79%) Tomcat
3 50 (4.27%) Apache
4 41 (3.50%) SharePoint
5 34 (2.91%) WebSphere
6 22 (1.88%) WebLogic
7 21 (1.79%) MQSeries
8 20 (1.71%) Confluence
9 19 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
10 17 (1.45%) JBoss
11 16 (1.37%) OpenStack
12 13 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
12 13 (1.11%) SAS
13 12 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
15 10 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
16 8 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 7 (0.60%) MS Exchange
17 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 106 (9.06%) MS Excel
2 40 (3.42%) MS Office
3 30 (2.56%) MS Project
4 14 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.26%) SPSS
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.085%) Windchill
8 1 (0.085%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.68%) RMDS
3 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.43%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.34%) Agresso
5 4 (0.34%) SAP QM
5 4 (0.34%) Front Arena
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.34%) SAP FI-AP
5 4 (0.34%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.26%) ACBS
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.68%) IaaS
4 6 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.43%) SaaS
5 5 (0.43%) PaaS
6 4 (0.34%) Heroku
6 4 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.34%) Office 365
6 4 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.26%) Engine Yard
8 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.17%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.085%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.08%) Firewall
2 31 (2.65%) HTTP
3 21 (1.79%) DNS
4 17 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 15 (1.28%) Internet
6 12 (1.03%) LDAP
7 11 (0.94%) BIG-IP
8 9 (0.77%) Intranet
9 7 (0.60%) SAN
9 7 (0.60%) LAN
9 7 (0.60%) VLAN
10 6 (0.51%) SMS
10 6 (0.51%) DHCP
11 5 (0.43%) WAN
11 5 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
11 5 (0.43%) NAS
11 5 (0.43%) 4G
12 4 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (0.34%) Multicast
12 4 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 75 (6.41%) Oracle Database
3 46 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (3.16%) MongoDB
5 33 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (2.48%) MySQL
7 27 (2.31%) DB2
8 24 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 24 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (1.37%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (1.28%) NoSQL
14 13 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (0.85%) MS Access
17 7 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 134 (11.45%) Subversion
2 94 (8.03%) Jenkins
3 89 (7.61%) Git (software)
4 87 (7.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 78 (6.67%) Maven
5 78 (6.67%) JIRA
6 56 (4.79%) Ant
7 41 (3.50%) ClearCase
8 40 (3.42%) TeamCity
9 33 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 26 (2.22%) MSBuild
11 21 (1.79%) Visual Studio
12 20 (1.71%) Gradle
13 19 (1.62%) JUnit
13 19 (1.62%) Mercurial
14 18 (1.54%) Apache Ivy
15 17 (1.45%) Cucumber
16 12 (1.03%) NUnit
17 11 (0.94%) Introscope
17 11 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 293 (25.04%) Finance
2 155 (13.25%) Banking
3 67 (5.73%) Retail
4 66 (5.64%) Investment Banking
5 47 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.88%) Back Office
7 21 (1.79%) Front Office
8 20 (1.71%) Legal
9 19 (1.62%) Retail Banking
10 17 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 13 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (1.03%) Marketing
14 10 (0.85%) Law
15 9 (0.77%) Billing
16 5 (0.43%) Dutch Language
17 4 (0.34%) Local Government
18 3 (0.26%) French Language
18 3 (0.26%) Publishing
18 3 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 208 (17.78%) Developer
2 157 (13.42%) Analyst
2 157 (13.42%) Release Manager
3 76 (6.50%) Project Manager
4 63 (5.38%) Consultant
5 46 (3.93%) Java Developer
6 45 (3.85%) Architect
7 42 (3.59%) Test Manager
8 39 (3.33%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 35 (2.99%) Business Analyst
10 34 (2.91%) Delivery Manager
10 34 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
11 31 (2.65%) Service Manager
12 30 (2.56%) Applications Support
13 28 (2.39%) Support Analyst
13 28 (2.39%) SAP Consultant
14 26 (2.22%) Technical Manager
15 24 (2.05%) Infrastructure Manager
15 24 (2.05%) Configuration Manager
16 22 (1.88%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (14.70%) .NET
2 92 (7.86%) Web Services
3 71 (6.07%) XML
4 60 (5.13%) REST
5 57 (4.87%) J2EE
6 52 (4.44%) Middleware
7 43 (3.68%) HTML
7 43 (3.68%) SOAP
8 41 (3.50%) ASP.NET
9 37 (3.16%) Spring
9 37 (3.16%) WCF
10 28 (2.39%) .NET Framework
11 24 (2.05%) RESTful
12 23 (1.97%) Java EE
12 23 (1.97%) CSS
13 21 (1.79%) jQuery
14 20 (1.71%) Rendezvous
15 18 (1.54%) JSON
15 18 (1.54%) Django
15 18 (1.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 112 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.53%) Data Centre
3 52 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.48%) Fixed Income
5 28 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.14%) CMDB
7 19 (1.62%) N-Tier
8 16 (1.37%) PMI
8 16 (1.37%) Clustering
8 16 (1.37%) Derivative
9 13 (1.11%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.11%) Replication
10 12 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
11 10 (0.85%) Market Risk
11 10 (0.85%) FMCG
12 8 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.60%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.60%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.60%) iSeries
13 7 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 213 (18.21%) Windows
2 185 (15.81%) Linux
3 133 (11.37%) UNIX
4 35 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (2.05%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.97%) Solaris
9 17 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.28%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.20%) AIX
12 12 (1.03%) Android
12 12 (1.03%) CentOS
13 11 (0.94%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.77%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.68%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.43%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (23.25%) ITIL
3 194 (16.58%) Change Management
4 171 (14.62%) Project Management
5 157 (13.42%) Configuration Management
6 141 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
7 130 (11.11%) Service Management
8 113 (9.66%) SDLC
9 110 (9.40%) Scrum
10 99 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 94 (8.03%) Problem Management
12 78 (6.67%) Migration
13 77 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
14 74 (6.32%) SOA
15 73 (6.24%) Integration Testing
16 71 (6.07%) PRINCE2
16 71 (6.07%) System Integration Testing
16 71 (6.07%) DevOps
17 67 (5.73%) Service Delivery
18 66 (5.64%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 209 (17.86%) SQL
2 205 (17.52%) Java
3 114 (9.74%) C#
4 105 (8.97%) Python
5 75 (6.41%) Perl
6 69 (5.90%) PowerShell
7 65 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 47 (4.02%) C++
9 46 (3.93%) Bash Shell
10 43 (3.68%) Ruby
11 39 (3.33%) Apex Code
12 34 (2.91%) VBScript
13 31 (2.65%) T-SQL
13 31 (2.65%) Shell Script
14 30 (2.56%) PHP
15 25 (2.14%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.62%) Scala
17 18 (1.54%) C
18 17 (1.45%) VBA
18 17 (1.45%) Lua
Qualifications
1 86 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 83 (7.09%) Degree
3 46 (3.93%) ITIL Certification
4 34 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 30 (2.56%) PMI Certification
7 27 (2.31%) ISEB
8 22 (1.88%) ISTQB
9 15 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (1.20%) PMP
11 13 (1.11%) Sun Certification
12 11 (0.94%) SAP Certification
12 11 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
13 9 (0.77%) OCPJP
14 7 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 5 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (9.66%) QA
2 37 (3.16%) SLA
3 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.43%) COBIT
5 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.085%) FATCA
8 1 (0.085%) GxP
8 1 (0.085%) BS7799
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 34 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.94%) Firmware
4 8 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.68%) GridGain
5 7 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (0.51%) vSphere
6 6 (0.51%) Docker
7 5 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (0.34%) Varnish
9 3 (0.26%) vCloud
10 2 (0.17%) GPFS
10 2 (0.17%) Ceph
10 2 (0.17%) KVM
10 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.17%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.17%) Gluster
10 2 (0.17%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 43 (3.68%) Puppet
2 35 (2.99%) ITRS Geneos
3 33 (2.82%) BladeLogic
4 28 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (1.79%) SCCM
6 17 (1.45%) Control-M
7 11 (0.94%) Tivoli
7 11 (0.94%) SCOM
8 10 (0.85%) Cobbler
8 10 (0.85%) Ansible
9 8 (0.68%) WSUS
10 7 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.60%) Nagios
11 6 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (0.51%) Graphite
12 5 (0.43%) StatsD
12 5 (0.43%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.34%) Cacti
Vendors
1 195 (16.67%) Oracle
2 166 (14.19%) Microsoft
3 69 (5.90%) SAP
4 63 (5.38%) VMware
5 48 (4.10%) IBM
6 47 (4.02%) Red Hat
7 44 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
8 41 (3.50%) HP
9 36 (3.08%) Remedy
10 27 (2.31%) Splunk
11 24 (2.05%) TIBCO
11 24 (2.05%) Sybase
12 22 (1.88%) Sun
13 19 (1.62%) BMC
13 19 (1.62%) ServiceNow
14 16 (1.37%) Cisco
15 15 (1.28%) McAfee
15 15 (1.28%) ATG
15 15 (1.28%) F5
16 10 (0.85%) Perforce
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £285 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
TDA Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £195 per day
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London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £440 per day
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Oxfordshire
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Search Consultancy
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