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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
UK
Rank 235 212 188
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -24
Contract jobs citing Release Management 467 564 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 1.10% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.33% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 353 335
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £416
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £67.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.15%

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
37444 42299 41509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.58% 82.71% 79.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24822 27641 26311
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 965 1161 1101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -5 407 £430 -4.44% 83
London +3 226 £450 -8.62% 34
South East +1 92 £450 +5.88% 16
City of London +8 45 £535 +12.63% 9
Hampshire +14 37 £450 +20.00% 2
Oxfordshire +3 28 £400 +39.00% 1
North West +23 25 £400 +6.66% 8
Scotland -8 24 £390 -2.19% 6
South West -4 21 £358 -7.74% 5
Wales +6 17 £311 -4.23%
Oxford +1 15 £313 +13.63%
Berkshire 0 14 £350 -30.00% 4
South Wales +12 13 £193 -40.69%
Aberdeen - 13 £390 -
Cardiff +14 12 £193 -40.69%
Manchester +14 12 £400 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire +3 10 £425 -5.55% 8
West Midlands +2 10 £325 -13.33% 4
Lancashire +17 9 £351 +6.21% 1
Surrey +14 9 £650 +57.57% 7
East of England -19 9 £325 -29.72% 7
West Yorkshire +3 8 £425 - 6
Kingston Upon Thames -2 8 £375 +15.38%
East Midlands -8 8 £305 -12.85%
Leeds +1 7 £425 -5.55% 5
Glasgow -1 6 £350 +16.66% 2
Portsmouth -3 6 £430 -4.44%
Reading +8 5 £350 -23.28% 2
Gloucestershire +2 5 £365 -9.03%
Northamptonshire -1 5 £300 -

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 343 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (29.31%) ITIL
3 211 (19.57%) Finance
4 200 (18.55%) SQL
5 188 (17.44%) Change Management
6 185 (17.16%) Windows
6 185 (17.16%) DevOps
7 183 (16.98%) Configuration Management
8 180 (16.70%) Linux
9 176 (16.33%) Microsoft
10 152 (14.10%) Security Cleared
11 151 (14.01%) Java
12 144 (13.36%) Scrum
13 143 (13.27%) SQL Server
14 142 (13.17%) Service Management
15 135 (12.52%) Unix
16 130 (12.06%) Project Management
17 124 (11.50%) Banking
18 122 (11.32%) Oracle
19 116 (10.76%) SC Cleared
20 111 (10.30%) Git (software)
21 109 (10.11%) JavaScript
22 106 (9.83%) .NET
23 103 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
24 102 (9.46%) SDLC
25 101 (9.37%) JIRA
25 101 (9.37%) QA
26 95 (8.81%) Service Delivery
27 92 (8.53%) MS Excel
28 89 (8.26%) Analytical Skills

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 65 (6.03%) WebSphere
2 55 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 53 (4.92%) Confluence
4 32 (2.97%) IIS
5 29 (2.69%) Apache
6 22 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (1.58%) nginx
8 16 (1.48%) JCAPS
9 13 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (1.11%) MQSeries
11 10 (0.93%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.83%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.83%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.83%) SAS
13 8 (0.74%) Drupal
13 8 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.74%) SilverStripe
13 8 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 7 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 92 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 49 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 39 (3.62%) MS Office
4 32 (2.97%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.95%) MS Project
6 1 (0.093%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.65%) OpenText Process Suite
3 7 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.28%) Epicor iScala
6 3 (0.28%) Lorenzo
6 3 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.28%) OpenText MBPM
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.28%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.28%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.093%) Eikon
7 1 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.093%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.093%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.01%) PaaS
2 52 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (4.55%) IaaS
4 38 (3.53%) SaaS
5 20 (1.86%) GitHub
6 12 (1.11%) Office 365
7 8 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (0.74%) OneDrive
7 8 (0.74%) Yammer
8 7 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.37%) Google Play
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.28%) Route 53
12 3 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.69%) Firewall
2 26 (2.41%) WAN
3 24 (2.23%) LAN
3 24 (2.23%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.30%) MPLS
5 13 (1.21%) BGP
5 13 (1.21%) Network Security
5 13 (1.21%) OSPF
5 13 (1.21%) Wireless
6 12 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (1.02%) Multicast
7 11 (1.02%) SAN
8 10 (0.93%) SSL
9 9 (0.83%) LDAP
9 9 (0.83%) VPN
10 8 (0.74%) DNS
10 8 (0.74%) HTTP
10 8 (0.74%) Skype
11 7 (0.65%) Internet
11 7 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 61 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 51 (4.73%) Oracle Database
4 45 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (3.34%) MySQL
7 34 (3.15%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.78%) Big Data
8 30 (2.78%) OLTP
9 28 (2.60%) Hadoop
10 26 (2.41%) NoSQL
10 26 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 23 (2.13%) RDBMS
12 22 (2.04%) Tick Data
13 20 (1.86%) DB2
14 17 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (1.48%) Redis
15 16 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
16 14 (1.30%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 111 (10.30%) Git (software)
2 101 (9.37%) JIRA
3 88 (8.16%) Jenkins
4 58 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (4.08%) Selenium
6 41 (3.80%) Subversion
7 38 (3.53%) Maven
8 22 (2.04%) Visual Studio
8 22 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 21 (1.95%) Ant
9 21 (1.95%) TeamCity
10 20 (1.86%) Gradle
11 18 (1.67%) Cucumber
12 16 (1.48%) Hudson
13 15 (1.39%) JUnit
14 14 (1.30%) MSBuild
15 13 (1.21%) WebDriver
16 12 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (1.11%) Mercurial
17 11 (1.02%) TestRail
General
1 211 (19.57%) Finance
2 124 (11.50%) Banking
3 47 (4.36%) Investment Banking
4 33 (3.06%) Legal
5 28 (2.60%) Front Office
5 28 (2.60%) Retail
6 20 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.48%) Marketing
9 14 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.11%) Publishing
11 11 (1.02%) Advertising
12 6 (0.56%) Electronics
13 5 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
14 4 (0.37%) Billing
14 4 (0.37%) Games
15 3 (0.28%) Back Office
15 3 (0.28%) Local Government
16 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 215 (19.94%) Developer
2 135 (12.52%) Release Manager
3 119 (11.04%) Analyst
4 58 (5.38%) Project Manager
5 50 (4.64%) Architect
5 50 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
6 45 (4.17%) C++ Developer
7 40 (3.71%) Support Analyst
8 37 (3.43%) Applications Support
9 31 (2.88%) Java Developer
10 30 (2.78%) Service Manager
11 29 (2.69%) Consultant
11 29 (2.69%) Operations Engineer
12 27 (2.50%) Business Analyst
13 26 (2.41%) Change Manager
14 24 (2.23%) .NET Developer
14 24 (2.23%) Service Analyst
15 23 (2.13%) Administrator
15 23 (2.13%) DBA
15 23 (2.13%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (9.83%) .NET
2 83 (7.70%) XML
3 70 (6.49%) Web Services
4 60 (5.57%) HTML
5 57 (5.29%) AngularJS
6 55 (5.10%) CSS
7 39 (3.62%) Middleware
8 37 (3.43%) ASP.NET
9 36 (3.34%) HTML5
10 35 (3.25%) Velocity
11 34 (3.15%) JSON
11 34 (3.15%) Spring
12 33 (3.06%) STL
13 32 (2.97%) Node.js
13 32 (2.97%) XSLT
14 31 (2.88%) SOAP
15 28 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (2.50%) CSS3
16 27 (2.50%) REST
17 26 (2.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (3.62%) CMDB
3 36 (3.34%) Virtual Team
4 30 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 29 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 23 (2.13%) Tandem
7 22 (2.04%) Equities
8 21 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.86%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.39%) Mainframe
11 14 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.02%) PMI
12 11 (1.02%) Web 2.0
13 10 (0.93%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.83%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.74%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.74%) NHS
15 8 (0.74%) Thin Client
15 8 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 185 (17.16%) Windows
2 180 (16.70%) Linux
3 135 (12.52%) Unix
4 52 (4.82%) AIX
5 48 (4.45%) Windows Server
6 32 (2.97%) Windows XP
7 27 (2.50%) Solaris
8 25 (2.32%) Windows 2000
9 24 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (1.39%) Android
13 12 (1.11%) CatOS
14 11 (1.02%) Windows 7
14 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.83%) HPUX
17 8 (0.74%) Windows 10
18 7 (0.65%) VME
19 6 (0.56%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (29.31%) ITIL
3 188 (17.44%) Change Management
4 185 (17.16%) DevOps
5 183 (16.98%) Configuration Management
6 144 (13.36%) Scrum
7 142 (13.17%) Service Management
8 130 (12.06%) Project Management
9 103 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
10 102 (9.46%) SDLC
11 95 (8.81%) Service Delivery
12 87 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 81 (7.51%) MVC
14 79 (7.33%) Problem Management
15 77 (7.14%) OO
16 74 (6.86%) PRINCE2
17 73 (6.77%) Migration
18 72 (6.68%) TDD
19 70 (6.49%) ITIL V3
20 69 (6.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 200 (18.55%) SQL
2 151 (14.01%) Java
3 109 (10.11%) JavaScript
4 76 (7.05%) PowerShell
5 67 (6.22%) C++
6 62 (5.75%) C#
7 59 (5.47%) Python
8 56 (5.19%) Perl
9 34 (3.15%) Shell Script
10 33 (3.06%) T-SQL
11 32 (2.97%) PHP
11 32 (2.97%) VB
12 30 (2.78%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.95%) C
14 16 (1.48%) Ruby
14 16 (1.48%) VB.NET
14 16 (1.48%) VBScript
15 15 (1.39%) VB6
16 12 (1.11%) Scala
17 11 (1.02%) Korn
Qualifications
1 152 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 116 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 66 (6.12%) Degree
4 50 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
5 35 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 33 (3.06%) ISEB
7 18 (1.67%) PMP
8 17 (1.58%) PhD
8 17 (1.58%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.93%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.65%) CISSP
12 6 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.37%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (9.37%) QA
2 63 (5.84%) SLA
3 16 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.48%) MiFID
4 13 (1.21%) HL7
5 9 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.74%) EMIR
7 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.37%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.37%) SDET
9 3 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.28%) FATCA
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.093%) Basel II
11 1 (0.093%) Basel III
11 1 (0.093%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.093%) IFRS
11 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 45 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.78%) Docker
3 23 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.65%) Firmware
7 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.37%) vSphere
9 3 (0.28%) vCloud
9 3 (0.28%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.19%) XenApp
11 1 (0.093%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.093%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.093%) HDFS
11 1 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (5.66%) Puppet
2 48 (4.45%) Ansible
3 38 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (2.23%) SCCM
5 12 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.93%) Netcool
7 9 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
8 8 (0.74%) SCOM
8 8 (0.74%) WSUS
9 7 (0.65%) Control-M
9 7 (0.65%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.65%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.56%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (0.56%) SELinux
11 5 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.37%) OpenAM
12 4 (0.37%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 176 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 122 (11.32%) Oracle
3 43 (3.99%) IBM
4 42 (3.90%) HP
5 41 (3.80%) SAP
5 41 (3.80%) VMware
6 35 (3.25%) ServiceNow
7 23 (2.13%) Cisco
8 21 (1.95%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.67%) Zend
10 17 (1.58%) Google
11 16 (1.48%) Atlassian
11 16 (1.48%) Fiorano
11 16 (1.48%) InterSystems
11 16 (1.48%) Splunk
12 15 (1.39%) Citrix
12 15 (1.39%) MuleSoft
13 13 (1.21%) Remedy
13 13 (1.21%) Sun
14 12 (1.11%) AppDynamics
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