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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 201 226 199
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -27
Contract jobs citing Release Management 571 446 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 0.87% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.18% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 311 304
Average daily rate
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£450 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+11.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 16
Average hourly rate £41.00 £13.75 £22.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+198.18% -39.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+192.85% -37.77%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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
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 24 December 2014. 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 +23 531 £450 +5.88% 75
London +18 258 £475 +5.55% 32
South East +22 127 £400 -3.03% 13
Berkshire +23 56 £400 +13.63% 5
City of London -28 55 £450 - 7
South West +2 41 £450 +42.85% 8
Yorkshire 0 31 £400 +9.96% 8
Gloucestershire +12 29 £458 +128.75% 1
North West 0 28 £305 -15.27% 6
West Yorkshire -2 27 £400 +14.28% 6
Hampshire -2 27 £400 -8.04% 1
Cheltenham - 23 £458 -
Surrey +5 19 £475 +5.49% 4
East of England -1 19 £450 +33.33% 3
Leeds -8 17 £400 +18.51% 4
Scotland -22 15 £345 -8.00% 3
Maidenhead - 15 £253 -
West Midlands -6 13 £388 +3.33% 4
Manchester -5 11 £525 +18.64% 4
Reading +19 10 £425 -4.22% 3
Lancashire - 10 £305 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 9 £469 +18.67% 3
East Midlands +14 8 £425 +34.92%
Glasgow 0 8 £320 -7.91%
Bradford - 8 £410 -
Milton Keynes -8 7 £469 +18.67% 2
Edinburgh -22 7 £348 -10.89% 2
Slough +1 6 £255 +82.14% 2
Bristol -15 6 £500 +58.73% 4
Wales -23 6 £393 +1.29% 3

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 344 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (21.83%) ITIL
3 239 (21.47%) Oracle
4 220 (19.77%) Finance
5 219 (19.68%) SQL
6 214 (19.23%) Java
7 176 (15.81%) Linux
8 173 (15.54%) SQL Server
9 169 (15.18%) Configuration Management
10 168 (15.09%) Windows
11 161 (14.47%) Microsoft
12 160 (14.38%) Scrum
13 159 (14.29%) Change Management
14 156 (14.02%) Project Management
15 154 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
16 153 (13.75%) .NET
17 147 (13.21%) Security Cleared
18 145 (13.03%) Banking
19 134 (12.04%) XML
20 128 (11.50%) UNIX
21 124 (11.14%) TDD
22 120 (10.78%) OO
23 112 (10.06%) Python
24 111 (9.97%) DevOps
25 107 (9.61%) Jenkins
25 107 (9.61%) Subversion
26 101 (9.07%) Web Services
27 97 (8.72%) QA
28 94 (8.45%) Service Management
29 89 (8.00%) JavaScript

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 78 (7.01%) Apache
2 53 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 51 (4.58%) JBoss
4 49 (4.40%) WebSphere
5 46 (4.13%) Confluence
6 39 (3.50%) SharePoint
7 32 (2.88%) WebLogic
8 30 (2.70%) IIS
9 24 (2.16%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.80%) FileNet
10 20 (1.80%) CMS
11 19 (1.71%) GlassFish
12 16 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
12 16 (1.44%) SAS
12 16 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (1.17%) WebSphere Process Server
13 13 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
14 11 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 68 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 60 (5.39%) MS Office
3 29 (2.61%) MS Project
4 23 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.090%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.090%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.54%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.45%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.45%) Siebel Analytics
8 4 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.27%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.27%) SAP FI-AP
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.18%) Magento
10 2 (0.18%) Documaker
10 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.18%) SAP SEM
10 2 (0.18%) CA Clarity
10 2 (0.18%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.53%) PaaS
3 11 (0.99%) Heroku
3 11 (0.99%) Engine Yard
3 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.81%) SaaS
5 5 (0.45%) GitHub
6 4 (0.36%) Office 365
6 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.27%) IaaS
8 2 (0.18%) Force.com
8 2 (0.18%) Route 53
9 1 (0.090%) ElastiCache
9 1 (0.090%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.14%) TCP/IP
2 29 (2.61%) Firewall
3 28 (2.52%) HTTP
4 26 (2.34%) DNS
5 21 (1.89%) SSL
6 20 (1.80%) SAN
7 18 (1.62%) Internet
8 13 (1.17%) BIG-IP
8 13 (1.17%) SMS
9 12 (1.08%) LDAP
10 10 (0.90%) WAN
10 10 (0.90%) VLAN
11 9 (0.81%) Intranet
12 7 (0.63%) LAN
12 7 (0.63%) VPN
13 6 (0.54%) GSM
13 6 (0.54%) UMTS
13 6 (0.54%) LTE
14 5 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.94%) NoSQL
3 49 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (4.31%) MySQL
5 47 (4.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 45 (4.04%) Oracle Database
7 44 (3.95%) MongoDB
8 29 (2.61%) Relational Database
9 27 (2.43%) DB2
10 23 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 22 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (1.98%) RDBMS
12 21 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 20 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (1.53%) Hadoop
15 15 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
16 14 (1.26%) Base SAS
16 14 (1.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
17 12 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
18 10 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 107 (9.61%) Subversion
1 107 (9.61%) Jenkins
2 74 (6.65%) Maven
3 73 (6.56%) JIRA
4 72 (6.47%) Git (software)
5 68 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 56 (5.03%) Hudson
7 43 (3.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 38 (3.41%) ClearCase
9 34 (3.05%) Visual Studio
10 30 (2.70%) Ant
11 23 (2.07%) Apache Ivy
12 21 (1.89%) TeamCity
12 21 (1.89%) Cucumber
13 20 (1.80%) NUnit
14 18 (1.62%) Selenium
15 15 (1.35%) Eclipse
16 13 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
16 13 (1.17%) CruiseControl
17 11 (0.99%) JUnit
General
1 220 (19.77%) Finance
2 145 (13.03%) Banking
3 66 (5.93%) Investment Banking
4 40 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 35 (3.14%) Retail
6 31 (2.79%) Front Office
7 17 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.44%) Legal
9 15 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.17%) Back Office
11 10 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.90%) Billing
12 8 (0.72%) Automotive
13 7 (0.63%) Publishing
14 6 (0.54%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.36%) Marketing
16 3 (0.27%) Law
17 2 (0.18%) Games
17 2 (0.18%) Advertising
17 2 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 273 (24.53%) Developer
2 152 (13.66%) Release Manager
3 136 (12.22%) Analyst
4 72 (6.47%) Java Developer
5 71 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 46 (4.13%) Consultant
7 38 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 37 (3.32%) Architect
9 31 (2.79%) Administrator
10 30 (2.70%) Environment Manager
11 26 (2.34%) Change Manager
12 25 (2.25%) Release Analyst
13 23 (2.07%) C++ Developer
13 23 (2.07%) Build Manager
14 22 (1.98%) Delivery Manager
14 22 (1.98%) Service Analyst
14 22 (1.98%) DBA
15 21 (1.89%) Test Analyst
15 21 (1.89%) Configuration Manager
15 21 (1.89%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (13.75%) .NET
2 134 (12.04%) XML
3 101 (9.07%) Web Services
4 74 (6.65%) SOAP
5 67 (6.02%) Middleware
6 55 (4.94%) J2EE
7 50 (4.49%) HTML
8 49 (4.40%) Spring
9 41 (3.68%) JSON
10 38 (3.41%) REST
11 37 (3.32%) CSS
12 35 (3.14%) WCF
12 35 (3.14%) AngularJS
13 32 (2.88%) Hibernate
14 27 (2.43%) .NET Framework
15 26 (2.34%) ASP.NET
16 25 (2.25%) XSLT
17 22 (1.98%) JMS
17 22 (1.98%) Apache Camel
18 20 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.65%) Open Source
2 67 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 28 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 22 (1.98%) N-Tier
6 19 (1.71%) Clustering
7 17 (1.53%) Derivative
7 17 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.44%) Mainframe
9 15 (1.35%) PMI
9 15 (1.35%) CMDB
9 15 (1.35%) Credit Risk
10 14 (1.26%) Market Risk
10 14 (1.26%) PKI
11 13 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.08%) Device Driver
12 12 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
13 10 (0.90%) User Experience
13 10 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 176 (15.81%) Linux
2 168 (15.09%) Windows
3 128 (11.50%) UNIX
4 51 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.89%) Ubuntu
7 16 (1.44%) CentOS
8 12 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.63%) Solaris
11 6 (0.54%) Android
11 6 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.45%) Debian
12 5 (0.45%) AIX
12 5 (0.45%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.36%) SUSE
13 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (21.83%) ITIL
3 169 (15.18%) Configuration Management
4 160 (14.38%) Scrum
5 159 (14.29%) Change Management
6 156 (14.02%) Project Management
7 154 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
8 124 (11.14%) TDD
9 120 (10.78%) OO
10 111 (9.97%) DevOps
11 94 (8.45%) Service Management
12 87 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 84 (7.55%) PRINCE2
14 72 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 70 (6.29%) Problem Management
16 61 (5.48%) Pair Programming
17 60 (5.39%) Software Engineering
17 60 (5.39%) SOA
18 57 (5.12%) Migration
19 54 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 219 (19.68%) SQL
2 214 (19.23%) Java
3 112 (10.06%) Python
4 89 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 77 (6.92%) C#
6 67 (6.02%) Perl
7 59 (5.30%) PowerShell
8 54 (4.85%) Shell Script
8 54 (4.85%) PHP
9 53 (4.76%) Bash Shell
10 49 (4.40%) Ruby
11 39 (3.50%) C++
12 33 (2.96%) C
13 31 (2.79%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.53%) VBScript
14 17 (1.53%) VB
15 16 (1.44%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.35%) Lua
17 14 (1.26%) SAS Macro
17 14 (1.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 147 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 71 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 65 (5.84%) DV Cleared
4 56 (5.03%) Degree
5 20 (1.80%) ISEB
6 19 (1.71%) PMI Certification
7 18 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (1.08%) Sun Certification
9 12 (1.08%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.72%) SAP Certification
12 7 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.54%) PMP
13 6 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.45%) CCSP
14 5 (0.45%) CCNP
14 5 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (8.72%) QA
2 27 (2.43%) SLA
3 18 (1.62%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.18%) COBIT
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (1.35%) XenServer
4 8 (0.72%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.45%) PowerHA
6 5 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.27%) vSphere
7 3 (0.27%) Varnish
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.18%) NFS
8 2 (0.18%) Squid
9 1 (0.090%) Xen
9 1 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.090%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.090%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.090%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.090%) GridGain
9 1 (0.090%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 59 (5.30%) Puppet
2 30 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (2.43%) Control-M
4 23 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 17 (1.53%) Nagios
7 15 (1.35%) Tivoli
8 13 (1.17%) Cobbler
9 9 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
9 9 (0.81%) collectd
9 9 (0.81%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.72%) CA Endevor
10 8 (0.72%) logstash
10 8 (0.72%) Kibana
11 6 (0.54%) SCCM
12 5 (0.45%) OpenView
12 5 (0.45%) Netcool
12 5 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.36%) Ansible
13 4 (0.36%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 239 (21.47%) Oracle
2 161 (14.47%) Microsoft
3 63 (5.66%) VMware
4 57 (5.12%) IBM
5 56 (5.03%) SAP
6 34 (3.05%) Red Hat
7 31 (2.79%) HP
8 25 (2.25%) Remedy
9 23 (2.07%) Atlassian
10 22 (1.98%) Citrix
11 19 (1.71%) Sun
11 19 (1.71%) Twitter
12 18 (1.62%) ServiceNow
12 18 (1.62%) Business Objects
13 17 (1.53%) Zend
14 16 (1.44%) LANDesk
14 16 (1.44%) Cisco
14 16 (1.44%) BMC
15 15 (1.35%) Perforce
16 13 (1.17%) Software AG
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago