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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 210 236 224
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -12
Contract jobs citing Release Management 597 565 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 1.02% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.26% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 370 350
Median daily rate £450 £421 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £405
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £12.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £67.50 £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +25.73%

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
40818 44914 44371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.53% 81.14% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27175 29114 28821
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1081 1346 1227
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.93 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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
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 3 December 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 +14 546 £450 +5.88% 74
London +21 279 £475 - 26
South East +6 77 £438 +28.67% 14
North West +5 46 £388 -7.73% 8
City of London +11 43 £500 +15.94% 10
North East +2 42 £375 +23.96% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 42 £375 +27.11%
Tyne and Wear -5 42 £375 +23.96%
East of England +17 33 £475 +5.55% 12
Scotland +12 33 £400 +26.98% 5
West Midlands +1 22 £425 +13.33%
South West -6 22 £368 -5.16% 7
Yorkshire +29 20 £517 +35.98% 4
Berkshire -12 20 £450 +38.46% 3
West Yorkshire +20 17 £550 +44.73% 4
Hampshire +12 17 £475 +11.76% 5
Leeds +29 16 £550 +70.54% 4
Edinburgh +17 16 £400 -4.47% 2
Manchester -7 16 £488 +15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 15 £400 -9.60%
Lancashire +13 15 £380 +111.11%
Suffolk +10 15 £500 +138.09% 2
Oxfordshire -3 15 £363 +178.84% 2
Croydon - 14 £493 -
Blackpool +4 13 £350 +94.44%
Milton Keynes +21 10 £400 -9.60%
South Wales +13 10 £500 +57.48%
Ipswich +4 10 £500 +81.81% 2
Wales +3 10 £500 +57.48%
Merseyside +10 9 £375 - 2

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 376 (29.42%) ITIL
2 345 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (19.25%) Java
4 240 (18.78%) DevOps
5 239 (18.70%) Finance
6 232 (18.15%) Change Management
7 231 (18.08%) Configuration Management
7 231 (18.08%) Microsoft
7 231 (18.08%) SQL
7 231 (18.08%) Windows
8 224 (17.53%) Linux
9 202 (15.81%) Unix
10 200 (15.65%) Oracle
11 185 (14.48%) Security Cleared
12 166 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
13 148 (11.58%) SQL Server
13 148 (11.58%) Service Management
14 140 (10.95%) Service Delivery
15 135 (10.56%) SC Cleared
16 134 (10.49%) Banking
16 134 (10.49%) Project Management
17 130 (10.17%) Scrum
17 130 (10.17%) Git (software)
18 128 (10.02%) .NET
19 124 (9.70%) PowerShell
19 124 (9.70%) Problem Management
20 121 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
21 116 (9.08%) Jenkins
22 113 (8.84%) JavaScript
23 110 (8.61%) SDLC

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 58 (4.54%) WebSphere
2 56 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 55 (4.30%) Confluence
4 47 (3.68%) Apache
5 32 (2.50%) WebLogic
6 27 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 23 (1.80%) Apache Spark
7 23 (1.80%) IIS
8 22 (1.72%) JBoss
8 22 (1.72%) nginx
9 21 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
9 21 (1.64%) MQSeries
10 17 (1.33%) Mule
10 17 (1.33%) Tomcat
11 16 (1.25%) Apache ServiceMix
12 15 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 13 (1.02%) SAS
14 13 (1.02%) Tuxedo
15 12 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 95 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (3.13%) MS Office
3 40 (3.13%) MS Project
4 29 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Simulink
6 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.78%) OpenText MBPM
3 7 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
3 7 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.31%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.23%) Epicor iScala
7 3 (0.23%) Lorenzo
7 3 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.23%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (4.38%) PaaS
4 49 (3.83%) IaaS
5 43 (3.36%) SaaS
6 25 (1.96%) Office 365
7 23 (1.80%) GitHub
8 22 (1.72%) Yammer
9 20 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (1.56%) OneDrive
10 17 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.39%) Route 53
16 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
16 3 (0.23%) G Suite
16 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.43%) Firewall
2 21 (1.64%) VPN
3 20 (1.56%) Skype
3 20 (1.56%) WAN
4 18 (1.41%) LAN
5 17 (1.33%) SSL
6 16 (1.25%) SAN
7 15 (1.17%) DNS
7 15 (1.17%) Internet
8 14 (1.10%) HTTP
9 10 (0.78%) Network Security
9 10 (0.78%) SMS
10 9 (0.70%) FTP
10 9 (0.70%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.47%) ATM
11 6 (0.47%) NAS
11 6 (0.47%) VoIP
12 5 (0.39%) LDAP
13 4 (0.31%) BGP
13 4 (0.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 83 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 59 (4.62%) MongoDB
4 54 (4.23%) Oracle Database
5 49 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 37 (2.90%) MySQL
8 34 (2.66%) Big Data
8 34 (2.66%) NoSQL
9 31 (2.43%) OLTP
9 31 (2.43%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.56%) Redis
11 19 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (1.41%) CouchDB
12 18 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (1.10%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 130 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 116 (9.08%) Jenkins
3 105 (8.22%) JIRA
4 75 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (3.83%) Subversion
6 44 (3.44%) Maven
7 33 (2.58%) TeamCity
8 30 (2.35%) Ant
9 29 (2.27%) Visual Studio
10 28 (2.19%) Selenium
11 20 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.25%) Mercurial
13 14 (1.10%) MSI
14 13 (1.02%) Hudson
14 13 (1.02%) MSBuild
15 11 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (0.78%) Gradle
16 10 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (0.70%) WebDriver
18 8 (0.63%) DbUnit
General
1 239 (18.70%) Finance
2 134 (10.49%) Banking
3 45 (3.52%) Retail
4 39 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.03%) Legal
6 24 (1.88%) Marketing
7 15 (1.17%) Advertising
7 15 (1.17%) Publishing
8 13 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.78%) Billing
9 10 (0.78%) Front Office
9 10 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.70%) Back Office
11 5 (0.39%) Automotive
11 5 (0.39%) Electronics
11 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
11 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 237 (18.54%) Developer
2 126 (9.86%) Release Manager
3 124 (9.70%) Analyst
4 92 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 76 (5.95%) Project Manager
6 63 (4.93%) Architect
7 47 (3.68%) Support Engineer
8 46 (3.60%) C++ Developer
9 43 (3.36%) Service Manager
10 42 (3.29%) Applications Support
10 42 (3.29%) Support Analyst
11 41 (3.21%) Java Developer
12 39 (3.05%) Consultant
13 32 (2.50%) Administrator
13 32 (2.50%) Transition Manager
14 26 (2.03%) Delivery Manager
15 24 (1.88%) Change Manager
15 24 (1.88%) Environment Manager
15 24 (1.88%) Operations Engineer
15 24 (1.88%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (10.02%) .NET
2 91 (7.12%) Web Services
3 79 (6.18%) XML
4 73 (5.71%) Middleware
5 58 (4.54%) HTML
6 54 (4.23%) CSS
7 52 (4.07%) J2EE
8 51 (3.99%) RESTful
9 46 (3.60%) AngularJS
10 42 (3.29%) JSON
11 41 (3.21%) jQuery
12 40 (3.13%) STL
13 38 (2.97%) XSLT
14 37 (2.90%) Velocity
15 36 (2.82%) HTML5
16 34 (2.66%) Node.js
17 33 (2.58%) Spring
18 30 (2.35%) REST
19 29 (2.27%) CSS3
20 26 (2.03%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.13%) Virtual Team
3 39 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 37 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.11%) Tandem
8 26 (2.03%) Mainframe
9 23 (1.80%) Client/Server
10 19 (1.49%) Replication
11 16 (1.25%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.10%) CMDB
12 14 (1.10%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.02%) Reference Data
14 12 (0.94%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.78%) Cryptography
15 10 (0.78%) DataPower
15 10 (0.78%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.78%) iSeries
16 9 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 231 (18.08%) Windows
2 224 (17.53%) Linux
3 202 (15.81%) Unix
4 104 (8.14%) AIX
5 85 (6.65%) Windows Server
6 67 (5.24%) Solaris
7 33 (2.58%) Windows XP
8 29 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (1.96%) Windows 2000
11 19 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (1.41%) HPUX
13 16 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (1.17%) Windows 10
15 13 (1.02%) OS/390
16 12 (0.94%) Android
16 12 (0.94%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.78%) CentOS
18 8 (0.63%) Apple iOS
19 5 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (29.42%) ITIL
2 345 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (18.78%) DevOps
4 232 (18.15%) Change Management
5 231 (18.08%) Configuration Management
6 166 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (11.58%) Service Management
8 140 (10.95%) Service Delivery
9 134 (10.49%) Project Management
10 130 (10.17%) Scrum
11 124 (9.70%) Problem Management
12 121 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 110 (8.61%) SDLC
14 105 (8.22%) Migration
15 97 (7.59%) Incident Management
16 95 (7.43%) OO
17 90 (7.04%) Open Source
18 87 (6.81%) Root Cause Analysis
19 83 (6.49%) Software Engineering
20 74 (5.79%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 246 (19.25%) Java
2 231 (18.08%) SQL
3 124 (9.70%) PowerShell
4 113 (8.84%) JavaScript
5 97 (7.59%) Perl
6 83 (6.49%) C++
7 78 (6.10%) Python
8 73 (5.71%) C#
9 46 (3.60%) VB
10 37 (2.90%) PHP
11 33 (2.58%) T-SQL
12 31 (2.43%) Scala
12 31 (2.43%) VBScript
13 30 (2.35%) Shell Script
14 28 (2.19%) Ruby
15 27 (2.11%) C
16 26 (2.03%) VB.NET
17 24 (1.88%) Bash Shell
18 22 (1.72%) VB6
19 17 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 185 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 135 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 72 (5.63%) Degree
4 54 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
5 40 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 31 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (1.64%) ISEB
8 14 (1.10%) PMP
9 13 (1.02%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.63%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.55%) CISSP
12 7 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.39%) PhD
15 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.31%) ECDL
16 3 (0.23%) CEH
16 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (8.06%) QA
2 94 (7.36%) SLA
3 34 (2.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 25 (1.96%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.47%) IEC 61508
5 6 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.31%) MiFID
7 3 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.23%) FATCA
7 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.23%) SDET
7 3 (0.23%) WCAG
8 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.078%) Basel II
9 1 (0.078%) Basel III
9 1 (0.078%) COBIT
9 1 (0.078%) EMIR
9 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.078%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 84 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.66%) Docker
4 18 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (0.78%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.55%) Firmware
8 6 (0.47%) vCloud
9 5 (0.39%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.39%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.31%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.23%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.078%) NFS
13 1 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.078%) vSphere
13 1 (0.078%) Xen
13 1 (0.078%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 100 (7.82%) Puppet
2 74 (5.79%) Ansible
2 74 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (3.05%) SCCM
4 20 (1.56%) SCOM
5 18 (1.41%) Tivoli
6 16 (1.25%) Kubernetes
6 16 (1.25%) Netcool
7 12 (0.94%) Control-M
8 11 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
9 10 (0.78%) NetBackup
10 9 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.70%) WSUS
11 8 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (0.55%) Salt
13 6 (0.47%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.47%) SELinux
Vendors
1 231 (18.08%) Microsoft
2 200 (15.65%) Oracle
3 67 (5.24%) HP
4 61 (4.77%) IBM
5 54 (4.23%) VMware
6 52 (4.07%) ServiceNow
7 47 (3.68%) SAP
8 40 (3.13%) MuleSoft
9 32 (2.50%) Red Hat
10 28 (2.19%) New Relic
11 27 (2.11%) CA
12 25 (1.96%) Atlassian
12 25 (1.96%) Citrix
13 24 (1.88%) AppDynamics
14 22 (1.72%) Sun
15 19 (1.49%) Zend
16 17 (1.33%) Splunk
16 17 (1.33%) Symantec
17 16 (1.25%) ILOG
18 15 (1.17%) Intel Security
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £435 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £375 - £380 per annum
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Leeds
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Surrey
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Rate: £550 - £750 per day
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Rate: £100 - £150 per day
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Parallel Consulting
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