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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 205 226 233
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 658 625 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.08% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.33% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 411 331
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 1 5
Median hourly rate £32.40 £15.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.00% -55.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £15.00 £34.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £15.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+116.00% -55.88%

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
43985 46966 44712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.01% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29139 30711 27950
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1137 1301 1222
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +20 614 £449 +5.58% 80
London +29 297 £475 +3.26% 31
South East -15 87 £425 +11.98% 9
East of England +37 55 £425 -5.55% 10
North East +8 42 £285 -10.93%
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 42 £285 -10.93%
Tyne and Wear +4 42 £285 -10.93%
City of London +21 38 £550 +18.91% 7
Scotland +29 36 £300 -31.42% 5
West Midlands +8 36 £485 +17.57% 5
Berkshire -12 33 £425 +23.18% 1
Yorkshire +10 32 £563 +44.23% 8
Essex +26 25 £255 -29.65% 2
West Yorkshire +6 25 £550 +44.73% 6
South West -1 25 £325 -18.75% 7
North West +3 23 £375 -8.53% 7
Leeds +4 22 £550 +44.73% 4
Renfrewshire -8 18 £293 - 1
Hampshire -5 17 £425 +14.86% 1
Erskine - 17 £291 - 1
Birmingham +5 14 £496 -11.79% 1
Bracknell -1 13 £513 +38.14% 1
Buckinghamshire +26 12 £200 -47.71%
Oxfordshire -3 12 £400 -9.09% 1
East Midlands -11 12 £500 +25.00% 3
Bedfordshire +4 11 £475 +5.55% 3
Manchester -10 11 £323 -28.33% 3
Croydon - 11 £483 -
Bristol +6 10 £300 -25.00% 3
Milton Keynes +15 9 £200 -47.71%

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (30.92%) ITIL
2 329 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (21.12%) Java
4 286 (20.47%) Windows
5 278 (19.90%) Microsoft
6 262 (18.75%) SQL
7 261 (18.68%) Linux
8 259 (18.54%) Change Management
9 256 (18.32%) Configuration Management
10 241 (17.25%) Oracle
11 240 (17.18%) DevOps
12 239 (17.11%) Finance
13 233 (16.68%) Unix
14 215 (15.39%) Security Cleared
15 183 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
16 181 (12.96%) Service Delivery
17 159 (11.38%) SQL Server
18 147 (10.52%) SC Cleared
19 146 (10.45%) .NET
20 145 (10.38%) Git (software)
21 144 (10.31%) Project Management
22 143 (10.24%) Problem Management
23 137 (9.81%) Scrum
24 135 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
25 134 (9.59%) Banking
25 134 (9.59%) Jenkins
26 133 (9.52%) Service Management
27 132 (9.45%) PowerShell
28 128 (9.16%) Incident Management
28 128 (9.16%) AIX

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 63 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 59 (4.22%) Apache
3 44 (3.15%) Confluence
3 44 (3.15%) WebLogic
4 40 (2.86%) WebSphere
5 36 (2.58%) IIS
6 34 (2.43%) JBoss
7 29 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 28 (2.00%) MQSeries
8 28 (2.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 25 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
10 22 (1.57%) MS Exchange
10 22 (1.57%) Tuxedo
11 19 (1.36%) Apache Spark
11 19 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
11 19 (1.36%) Oracle Application Server
12 17 (1.22%) Mule
13 16 (1.15%) Apache ServiceMix
13 16 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 83 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.44%) MS Office
3 33 (2.36%) MS Project
4 27 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.50%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (1.07%) OpenText MBPM
2 13 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.36%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.21%) Epicor iScala
8 3 (0.21%) Maximo
8 3 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle SCM
8 3 (0.21%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 105 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.01%) IaaS
4 34 (2.43%) Office 365
4 34 (2.43%) SaaS
5 32 (2.29%) PaaS
6 31 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (1.86%) GitHub
8 24 (1.72%) Yammer
9 22 (1.57%) OneDrive
10 21 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.86%) Google Play
12 8 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.36%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.29%) CloudFront
15 4 (0.29%) Route 53
16 3 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.36%) Firewall
2 28 (2.00%) SSL
3 24 (1.72%) DNS
3 24 (1.72%) HTTP
4 22 (1.57%) Skype
5 21 (1.50%) VPN
6 19 (1.36%) WAN
7 16 (1.15%) LAN
7 16 (1.15%) SAN
8 15 (1.07%) Internet
9 13 (0.93%) FTP
9 13 (0.93%) LDAP
9 13 (0.93%) SMS
10 12 (0.86%) TCP/IP
10 12 (0.86%) VoIP
11 9 (0.64%) Bluetooth
12 7 (0.50%) DHCP
13 6 (0.43%) tcpdump
14 5 (0.36%) NAS
14 5 (0.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.15%) Relational Database
3 67 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
4 60 (4.29%) MongoDB
5 54 (3.87%) Oracle Database
6 41 (2.93%) MySQL
7 32 (2.29%) OLTP
8 30 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 27 (1.93%) NoSQL
10 25 (1.79%) RDBMS
10 25 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (1.29%) Big Data
11 18 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
12 16 (1.15%) DB2
12 16 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (1.00%) Redis
14 14 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.86%) HBase
Development Applications
1 145 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 134 (9.59%) Jenkins
3 95 (6.80%) JIRA
4 79 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 60 (4.29%) Subversion
6 58 (4.15%) Maven
7 42 (3.01%) Ant
8 41 (2.93%) TeamCity
9 37 (2.65%) Visual Studio
10 26 (1.86%) Gradle
11 24 (1.72%) Selenium
12 23 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (1.43%) Hudson
14 15 (1.07%) Android Studio
15 12 (0.86%) ClearCase
15 12 (0.86%) Mercurial
16 11 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (0.79%) SpecFlow
17 10 (0.72%) WebDriver
18 9 (0.64%) NUnit
General
1 239 (17.11%) Finance
2 134 (9.59%) Banking
3 59 (4.22%) Retail
4 42 (3.01%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.29%) Publishing
6 17 (1.22%) Marketing
7 16 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.00%) Back Office
9 12 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.72%) Advertising
10 10 (0.72%) Legal
11 9 (0.64%) Billing
11 9 (0.64%) Front Office
12 8 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.29%) Automotive
14 4 (0.29%) French Language
15 3 (0.21%) German Language
15 3 (0.21%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 259 (18.54%) Developer
2 126 (9.02%) Analyst
3 113 (8.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 106 (7.59%) Release Manager
5 70 (5.01%) Architect
6 67 (4.80%) Project Manager
7 51 (3.65%) Support Engineer
8 49 (3.51%) Consultant
9 46 (3.29%) Java Developer
10 40 (2.86%) C++ Developer
11 39 (2.79%) Applications Support
12 38 (2.72%) Service Manager
13 35 (2.51%) Environment Manager
13 35 (2.51%) Support Analyst
14 31 (2.22%) Transition Manager
15 30 (2.15%) Change Manager
15 30 (2.15%) Lead DevOps
16 29 (2.08%) Oracle Developer
17 28 (2.00%) Delivery Manager
18 26 (1.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (10.45%) .NET
2 114 (8.16%) Web Services
3 98 (7.02%) Middleware
4 84 (6.01%) XML
5 71 (5.08%) RESTful
6 68 (4.87%) J2EE
7 53 (3.79%) HTML
8 52 (3.72%) jQuery
9 45 (3.22%) JSON
10 42 (3.01%) CSS
11 39 (2.79%) STL
12 36 (2.58%) AngularJS
12 36 (2.58%) IBM Integration Bus
13 30 (2.15%) Spring
14 29 (2.08%) ASP.NET
14 29 (2.08%) XSLT
15 27 (1.93%) .NET Framework
15 27 (1.93%) HTML5
15 27 (1.93%) Node.js
16 26 (1.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 81 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (3.79%) Data Centre
3 49 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 42 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (1.93%) Replication
6 27 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 25 (1.79%) Mainframe
8 24 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.65%) Clustering
9 23 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 20 (1.43%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.36%) CMDB
12 13 (0.93%) Reference Data
12 13 (0.93%) Tandem
13 12 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.72%) DataPower
14 10 (0.72%) Equities
14 10 (0.72%) iSeries
15 9 (0.64%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 286 (20.47%) Windows
2 261 (18.68%) Linux
3 233 (16.68%) Unix
4 128 (9.16%) AIX
5 124 (8.88%) Windows Server
6 113 (8.09%) Solaris
7 44 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (2.43%) HPUX
10 28 (2.00%) Android
11 27 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (1.72%) Windows XP
13 21 (1.50%) OS/390
14 18 (1.29%) CentOS
15 14 (1.00%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.86%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.86%) Windows 10
17 9 (0.64%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (30.92%) ITIL
2 329 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (18.54%) Change Management
4 256 (18.32%) Configuration Management
5 240 (17.18%) DevOps
6 183 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
7 181 (12.96%) Service Delivery
8 144 (10.31%) Project Management
9 143 (10.24%) Problem Management
10 137 (9.81%) Scrum
11 135 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 133 (9.52%) Service Management
13 128 (9.16%) Incident Management
14 127 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
15 116 (8.30%) Migration
16 95 (6.80%) OO
17 91 (6.51%) SDLC
18 82 (5.87%) TDD
19 80 (5.73%) Open Source
19 80 (5.73%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 295 (21.12%) Java
2 262 (18.75%) SQL
3 132 (9.45%) PowerShell
4 122 (8.73%) Perl
5 110 (7.87%) Python
6 108 (7.73%) JavaScript
7 93 (6.66%) C#
7 93 (6.66%) C++
8 51 (3.65%) Ruby
9 43 (3.08%) VBScript
10 40 (2.86%) VB
11 39 (2.79%) C
11 39 (2.79%) PHP
12 38 (2.72%) Bash Shell
13 33 (2.36%) VB.NET
14 32 (2.29%) Shell Script
15 31 (2.22%) T-SQL
16 27 (1.93%) Scala
17 21 (1.50%) VBA
18 20 (1.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 215 (15.39%) Security Cleared
2 147 (10.52%) SC Cleared
3 73 (5.23%) Degree
4 61 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
5 52 (3.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 33 (2.36%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 14 (1.00%) PMP
9 13 (0.93%) ISEB
9 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.50%) BC Cleared
12 6 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.36%) MCDBA
14 4 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.29%) MCSA
14 4 (0.29%) MCSE
14 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (6.94%) SLA
2 82 (5.87%) QA
3 47 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 44 (3.15%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.50%) COBIT
6 5 (0.36%) IEC 61508
6 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.29%) MiFID
7 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.21%) SDET
8 3 (0.21%) WCAG
9 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.072%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.072%) Basel II
10 1 (0.072%) Basel III
10 1 (0.072%) FATCA
10 1 (0.072%) TickIT
System Software
1 113 (8.09%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.29%) Docker
3 39 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.50%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.43%) Firmware
8 6 (0.43%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.43%) XenApp
9 5 (0.36%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.36%) vCloud
10 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.29%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.21%) Squid
12 2 (0.14%) GridGain
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 118 (8.45%) Puppet
2 92 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (5.58%) Ansible
4 43 (3.08%) SCCM
5 32 (2.29%) Tivoli
6 31 (2.22%) SCOM
7 28 (2.00%) Kubernetes
8 22 (1.57%) Control-M
8 22 (1.57%) NetBackup
9 20 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 19 (1.36%) Netcool
11 16 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
12 14 (1.00%) HP SiteScope
12 14 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 14 (1.00%) Salt
13 12 (0.86%) Kibana
13 12 (0.86%) logstash
14 9 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 9 (0.64%) WSUS
15 7 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 278 (19.90%) Microsoft
2 241 (17.25%) Oracle
3 107 (7.66%) HP
4 89 (6.37%) IBM
5 74 (5.30%) ServiceNow
6 58 (4.15%) VMware
7 57 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 45 (3.22%) CA
9 43 (3.08%) SAP
10 39 (2.79%) Citrix
11 33 (2.36%) Symantec
12 32 (2.29%) MuleSoft
13 31 (2.22%) Sun
14 27 (1.93%) Google
15 26 (1.86%) New Relic
16 22 (1.57%) Atlassian
17 20 (1.43%) AppDynamics
18 18 (1.29%) Intel Security
19 17 (1.22%) ILOG
19 17 (1.22%) Remedy
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Hivedome Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Excellent (£)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions UK
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago