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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 191 219 203
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -16
Contract jobs citing Release Management 735 593 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.06% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.35% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 331 322
Average daily rate £450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.16% -32.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.19 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £34.60 £34.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £20.19 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+98.16% -32.71%

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
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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 +31 678 £450 +0.05% 119
London +48 368 £493 -1.50% 48
South East +3 101 £425 +3.03% 26
City of London +59 59 £519 +5.86% 11
Scotland -16 39 £450 +12.50% 1
North East -17 34 £283 +11.88% 4
Tyne and Wear -20 34 £283 +11.88% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 34 £283 +11.88% 2
West Midlands +15 33 £434 +11.93% 12
Berkshire +1 32 £500 +19.40% 6
Yorkshire -28 31 £441 +17.66% 4
North West -14 28 £525 +50.00% 6
South West +1 27 £410 -10.91% 5
East of England +10 25 £500 - 13
Surrey +5 25 £425 - 3
East Midlands +19 23 £370 -38.33%
Manchester +3 19 £498 +3.00% 6
Hampshire +1 19 £374 -9.54% 11
Edinburgh -11 18 £450 +6.50%
West Yorkshire -42 14 £438 +14.00% 3
Leeds -39 13 £450 +18.42% 1
South Yorkshire - 13 £463 -
Sheffield - 12 £463 -
Wales +9 11 £348 -0.71% 1
Bedfordshire +8 11 £500 - 1
Bristol +2 10 £410 -3.52% 3
South Wales -4 10 £325 -7.14% 1
West Sussex - 10 £404 -
Shropshire -24 9 - -
Hertfordshire +11 8 £700 - 2

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 376 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (28.12%) ITIL
3 270 (20.80%) Windows
4 264 (20.34%) Configuration Management
5 257 (19.80%) Microsoft
6 256 (19.72%) Finance
7 253 (19.49%) Linux
8 249 (19.18%) Change Management
9 234 (18.03%) Java
10 217 (16.72%) Project Management
11 214 (16.49%) SQL
12 212 (16.33%) Oracle
13 180 (13.87%) Unix
14 179 (13.79%) DevOps
15 164 (12.63%) SQL Server
16 160 (12.33%) Security Cleared
17 145 (11.17%) .NET
18 129 (9.94%) Banking
19 128 (9.86%) Service Management
20 125 (9.63%) Scrum
21 124 (9.55%) Service Delivery
22 123 (9.48%) JIRA
23 122 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
24 121 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
25 117 (9.01%) Git (software)
26 114 (8.78%) SC Cleared
26 114 (8.78%) Web Services
27 112 (8.63%) Jenkins
28 111 (8.55%) JavaScript
29 106 (8.17%) MS Excel

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 51 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.16%) Confluence
2 41 (3.16%) IIS
3 37 (2.85%) SAS
4 30 (2.31%) Tomcat
5 28 (2.16%) Apache
6 24 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 22 (1.69%) CMS
7 22 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 19 (1.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 16 (1.23%) JBoss
9 16 (1.23%) MS Exchange
9 16 (1.23%) Node.js
10 15 (1.16%) IBM Notes
11 14 (1.08%) OpenStack
12 13 (1.00%) MQSeries
12 13 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.85%) Tuxedo
15 10 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 106 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.24%) MS Office
3 32 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.23%) MS Project
6 11 (0.85%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.62%) OpenText MBPM
4 7 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.46%) Summit
6 5 (0.39%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.31%) Maximo
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.15%) Documaker
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle SCM
9 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.15%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 72 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.62%) GitHub
4 24 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.69%) SaaS
6 18 (1.39%) IaaS
7 16 (1.23%) Office 365
8 13 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (0.92%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.69%) Force.com
11 7 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.39%) PaaS
12 5 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.31%) Lucidchart
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.23%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.23%) Route 53
15 2 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.93%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.62%) DNS
2 21 (1.62%) SSL
3 19 (1.46%) HTTP
4 17 (1.31%) Internet
5 16 (1.23%) SAN
6 15 (1.16%) Firewall
7 14 (1.08%) WAN
8 13 (1.00%) LAN
8 13 (1.00%) VPN
9 11 (0.85%) LDAP
9 11 (0.85%) NAS
10 10 (0.77%) DHCP
10 10 (0.77%) MPLS
10 10 (0.77%) OSPF
11 9 (0.69%) BGP
11 9 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (0.62%) Multicast
12 8 (0.62%) VoIP
13 7 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 55 (4.24%) Oracle Database
4 47 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (3.54%) MySQL
6 37 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (2.62%) MongoDB
8 32 (2.47%) OLTP
9 29 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
11 23 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
13 18 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (1.23%) NoSQL
15 14 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
15 14 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.85%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 10 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (0.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 123 (9.48%) JIRA
2 117 (9.01%) Git (software)
3 112 (8.63%) Jenkins
4 81 (6.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 69 (5.32%) Subversion
6 64 (4.93%) Maven
7 48 (3.70%) TeamCity
8 37 (2.85%) Visual Studio
9 35 (2.70%) Ant
10 28 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 25 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
12 22 (1.69%) Hudson
13 21 (1.62%) Gradle
14 18 (1.39%) Selenium
14 18 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
15 17 (1.31%) ClearCase
16 16 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 14 (1.08%) Artifactory
17 14 (1.08%) MSBuild
18 10 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 256 (19.72%) Finance
2 129 (9.94%) Banking
3 58 (4.47%) Telecoms
4 52 (4.01%) Retail
5 43 (3.31%) Front Office
6 29 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.85%) Back Office
8 21 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.31%) Publishing
11 16 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (1.08%) Marketing
12 14 (1.08%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.85%) Billing
14 9 (0.69%) Advertising
15 8 (0.62%) Automotive
15 8 (0.62%) Law
16 6 (0.46%) Legal
16 6 (0.46%) Local Government
17 5 (0.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 186 (14.33%) Release Manager
2 180 (13.87%) Developer
3 178 (13.71%) Analyst
4 83 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
5 81 (6.24%) Architect
6 79 (6.09%) Project Manager
7 58 (4.47%) Consultant
8 47 (3.62%) Environment Manager
9 41 (3.16%) Oracle Developer
10 39 (3.00%) Configuration Manager
10 39 (3.00%) Java Developer
10 39 (3.00%) Service Manager
10 39 (3.00%) Support Analyst
11 36 (2.77%) Change Manager
11 36 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
12 34 (2.62%) C++ Developer
12 34 (2.62%) Release Analyst
13 33 (2.54%) Applications Support
14 32 (2.47%) Unix Developer
15 31 (2.39%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (11.17%) .NET
2 114 (8.78%) Web Services
3 83 (6.39%) HTML
4 70 (5.39%) XML
5 57 (4.39%) SOAP
6 54 (4.16%) Middleware
7 44 (3.39%) CSS
8 42 (3.24%) jQuery
9 40 (3.08%) RESTful
10 39 (3.00%) REST
11 33 (2.54%) JMS
12 32 (2.47%) J2EE
12 32 (2.47%) STL
13 31 (2.39%) AngularJS
14 27 (2.08%) JSON
15 23 (1.77%) .NET Framework
16 21 (1.62%) HTML5
16 21 (1.62%) Spring
17 19 (1.46%) ASP.NET
18 18 (1.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.31%) Data Centre
2 56 (4.31%) Management Information System
3 41 (3.16%) CMDB
4 29 (2.23%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (1.85%) Equities
7 23 (1.77%) Smart Meter
8 22 (1.69%) Clustering
9 21 (1.62%) Derivative
9 21 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (1.46%) Mainframe
11 16 (1.23%) User Experience
12 15 (1.16%) PMI
13 14 (1.08%) Fixed Income
14 12 (0.92%) FMCG
14 12 (0.92%) Video on Demand
15 11 (0.85%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 270 (20.80%) Windows
2 253 (19.49%) Linux
3 180 (13.87%) Unix
4 83 (6.39%) Windows Server
5 50 (3.85%) AIX
6 48 (3.70%) Solaris
7 37 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.93%) Windows XP
10 17 (1.31%) Windows 7
11 16 (1.23%) HPUX
11 16 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (1.16%) CentOS
13 14 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
13 14 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.85%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.77%) OS/390
16 9 (0.69%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.69%) CatOS
17 7 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (28.12%) ITIL
3 264 (20.34%) Configuration Management
4 249 (19.18%) Change Management
5 217 (16.72%) Project Management
6 179 (13.79%) DevOps
7 128 (9.86%) Service Management
8 125 (9.63%) Scrum
9 124 (9.55%) Service Delivery
10 122 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 121 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
12 106 (8.17%) SDLC
13 101 (7.78%) Migration
14 89 (6.86%) Problem Management
15 83 (6.39%) User Acceptance Testing
16 82 (6.32%) Incident Management
16 82 (6.32%) Software Engineering
17 78 (6.01%) SOA
18 75 (5.78%) PRINCE2
19 72 (5.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 234 (18.03%) Java
2 214 (16.49%) SQL
3 111 (8.55%) JavaScript
4 101 (7.78%) Python
5 95 (7.32%) Perl
6 90 (6.93%) PowerShell
7 83 (6.39%) C#
8 64 (4.93%) C++
9 46 (3.54%) Bash Shell
10 38 (2.93%) Ruby
11 33 (2.54%) C
12 30 (2.31%) T-SQL
13 27 (2.08%) PHP
14 24 (1.85%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.77%) VBScript
16 17 (1.31%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.23%) Groovy
18 13 (1.00%) VB
19 11 (0.85%) Korn
20 10 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 160 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 114 (8.78%) SC Cleared
3 98 (7.55%) Degree
4 51 (3.93%) ITIL Certification
5 26 (2.00%) PMI Certification
6 21 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (1.39%) PMP
7 18 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (1.31%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.08%) ISTQB
10 13 (1.00%) ISEB
11 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 6 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.39%) APMP
16 4 (0.31%) Sun Certification
17 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (7.24%) QA
2 44 (3.39%) SLA
3 23 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.69%) COBIT
6 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.46%) MiFID
8 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.077%) FINREP
10 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.077%) SDET
10 1 (0.077%) TickIT
10 1 (0.077%) WAI
10 1 (0.077%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.47%) Docker
4 21 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.39%) Firmware
7 4 (0.31%) NFS
7 4 (0.31%) vCloud
7 4 (0.31%) vSphere
7 4 (0.31%) XenApp
8 3 (0.23%) RACF
8 3 (0.23%) Squid
8 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.15%) iptables
9 2 (0.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.077%) Varnish
10 1 (0.077%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 102 (7.86%) Puppet
2 95 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (3.24%) Ansible
4 29 (2.23%) SCCM
5 21 (1.62%) Tivoli
6 19 (1.46%) Nagios
7 17 (1.31%) Kubernetes
8 15 (1.16%) SCOM
9 14 (1.08%) logstash
10 12 (0.92%) Capistrano
10 12 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
11 11 (0.85%) DameWare
12 10 (0.77%) Salt
13 9 (0.69%) Mesos
13 9 (0.69%) Netcool
13 9 (0.69%) WSUS
13 9 (0.69%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.62%) NetBackup
15 7 (0.54%) Control-M
15 7 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 257 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 212 (16.33%) Oracle
3 74 (5.70%) Red Hat
4 70 (5.39%) HP
5 57 (4.39%) IBM
6 56 (4.31%) SAP
7 48 (3.70%) VMware
8 44 (3.39%) ServiceNow
9 31 (2.39%) Cisco
10 29 (2.23%) Citrix
11 25 (1.93%) CA
11 25 (1.93%) Remedy
12 24 (1.85%) Atlassian
12 24 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
13 23 (1.77%) Informatica
14 20 (1.54%) Adobe
15 18 (1.39%) BMC
16 16 (1.23%) Splunk
17 15 (1.16%) Lotus
17 15 (1.16%) Sun
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day Excellent Team plus up to £75 pd receipted exps.
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £490.00 - £539.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Arrows Group
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth
Volt
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, UK
Arrows Group
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Intapeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
DCV Technologies
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + Excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day for 6 months
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Talent Spa
Rate: £525-550pd
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Flexible upon Experience
Posted: 25 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
England
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Very attractive
Posted: 25 days ago