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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
UK
Rank 228 221 206
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing Release Management 465 564 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.11% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.36% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 346 323
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.37 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.17% -36.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £11.80 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £67.50 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -15.78%

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
36177 41516 39910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.70% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 26915 25773
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 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1195 1052
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -18 416 £450 +8.10% 88
London +8 229 £450 -5.26% 34
South East -48 59 £488 +41.30% 14
City of London -1 38 £500 +9.58% 8
North West +46 34 £400 -2.43% 7
Scotland +8 27 £350 +2.94% 3
North East 0 27 £375 +45.63%
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 27 £375 +45.63%
Tyne and Wear -12 27 £375 +45.63%
Hampshire -12 19 £488 +14.70% 3
West Midlands +12 18 £425 +21.42% 1
South West -4 17 £351 -9.35% 9
Oxfordshire -9 17 £475 +130.30% 3
Lancashire - 15 £350 -
West Yorkshire +28 14 £425 +21.42% 14
Manchester +27 14 £431 +10.01% 4
Yorkshire +15 14 £425 +17.24% 14
Berkshire -6 14 £563 +65.44% 2
Leeds +12 13 £425 - 10
Aberdeen 0 13 £390 +10.63%
Blackpool - 13 £350 -
South Wales +17 9 £185 -41.65%
Wales +5 9 £185 -43.00%
Kingston Upon Thames +1 9 £375 +7.14%
Oxford -8 9 £475 +245.45% 2
Cardiff +15 8 £186 -41.57%
Glasgow +3 8 £350 +20.68% 3
East Midlands -12 8 £300 - 2
East of England -20 8 £438 +9.37% 7
Bracknell +2 6 £500 -

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 317 (29.46%) ITIL
2 305 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
3 218 (20.26%) Finance
4 205 (19.05%) Configuration Management
5 203 (18.87%) Windows
6 194 (18.03%) Change Management
7 192 (17.84%) Linux
8 190 (17.66%) DevOps
9 187 (17.38%) SQL
10 180 (16.73%) Microsoft
11 176 (16.36%) Java
12 156 (14.50%) Security Cleared
13 155 (14.41%) Unix
14 147 (13.66%) Service Management
15 143 (13.29%) Oracle
16 126 (11.71%) Scrum
17 123 (11.43%) SQL Server
18 121 (11.25%) Banking
19 118 (10.97%) SC Cleared
20 117 (10.87%) Project Management
21 110 (10.22%) SDLC
22 104 (9.67%) Service Delivery
23 103 (9.57%) JavaScript
24 101 (9.39%) .NET
24 101 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
25 98 (9.11%) Git (software)
26 97 (9.01%) Problem Management
27 96 (8.92%) Migration
28 94 (8.74%) Jenkins
29 93 (8.64%) QA

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 59 (5.48%) WebSphere
2 58 (5.39%) SharePoint
3 47 (4.37%) Confluence
4 38 (3.53%) Apache
5 26 (2.42%) IIS
6 19 (1.77%) nginx
7 18 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 17 (1.58%) WebLogic
9 16 (1.49%) MQSeries
10 14 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (1.21%) Apache Spark
11 13 (1.21%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.02%) SAS
13 10 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.84%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 9 (0.84%) Skype for Business
15 8 (0.74%) JCAPS
15 8 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.74%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 92 (8.55%) MS Excel
2 51 (4.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 41 (3.81%) MS Office
4 34 (3.16%) MS Visio
5 26 (2.42%) MS Project
6 1 (0.093%) Simulink
6 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.56%) OpenText Process Suite
4 5 (0.46%) OpenText MBPM
5 4 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 3 (0.28%) Epicor iScala
6 3 (0.28%) Lorenzo
6 3 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.28%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 56 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (5.02%) PaaS
3 52 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (4.18%) IaaS
5 39 (3.62%) SaaS
6 24 (2.23%) Office 365
7 19 (1.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (1.77%) GitHub
7 19 (1.77%) OneDrive
7 19 (1.77%) Yammer
8 9 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.28%) Route 53
12 3 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.70%) Firewall
2 23 (2.14%) WAN
3 21 (1.95%) LAN
4 20 (1.86%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.77%) Skype
6 15 (1.39%) SAN
7 13 (1.21%) MPLS
8 12 (1.12%) BGP
8 12 (1.12%) Network Security
8 12 (1.12%) OSPF
8 12 (1.12%) VPN
8 12 (1.12%) Wireless
9 11 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (1.02%) Multicast
10 10 (0.93%) DNS
10 10 (0.93%) SSL
11 9 (0.84%) SMS
12 8 (0.74%) Internet
13 7 (0.65%) LDAP
14 6 (0.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.23%) Relational Database
3 51 (4.74%) Oracle Database
4 49 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (3.35%) MongoDB
6 33 (3.07%) MySQL
7 32 (2.97%) Big Data
8 30 (2.79%) OLTP
9 28 (2.60%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.60%) NoSQL
10 27 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (2.23%) RDBMS
13 19 (1.77%) DB2
14 18 (1.67%) Redis
15 16 (1.49%) CouchDB
15 16 (1.49%) Tick Data
16 15 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 98 (9.11%) Git (software)
2 94 (8.74%) Jenkins
3 90 (8.36%) JIRA
4 56 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 46 (4.28%) Maven
6 43 (4.00%) Subversion
7 36 (3.35%) Selenium
8 31 (2.88%) Ant
9 20 (1.86%) TeamCity
10 17 (1.58%) MSI
10 17 (1.58%) Visual Studio
11 14 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (1.30%) JUnit
11 14 (1.30%) Mercurial
11 14 (1.30%) MSBuild
11 14 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (1.21%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.21%) Hudson
13 12 (1.12%) Gradle
14 10 (0.93%) Robot Framework
General
1 218 (20.26%) Finance
2 121 (11.25%) Banking
3 45 (4.18%) Investment Banking
4 34 (3.16%) Retail
5 27 (2.51%) Legal
6 20 (1.86%) Front Office
7 19 (1.77%) Marketing
8 15 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.39%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.12%) Advertising
10 10 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.93%) Publishing
11 8 (0.74%) Billing
12 5 (0.46%) Games
12 5 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.46%) Prime Brokerage
13 4 (0.37%) Electronics
14 3 (0.28%) Back Office
14 3 (0.28%) French Language
14 3 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 197 (18.31%) Developer
2 121 (11.25%) Release Manager
3 105 (9.76%) Analyst
4 57 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (5.11%) Architect
5 55 (5.11%) Project Manager
6 46 (4.28%) C++ Developer
7 34 (3.16%) Java Developer
7 34 (3.16%) Service Manager
7 34 (3.16%) Support Analyst
7 34 (3.16%) Support Engineer
8 32 (2.97%) Applications Support
9 31 (2.88%) Administrator
9 31 (2.88%) Consultant
10 30 (2.79%) Operations Engineer
11 25 (2.32%) Change Manager
12 24 (2.23%) Service Analyst
13 22 (2.04%) Applications Developer
13 22 (2.04%) PHP Developer
14 21 (1.95%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (9.39%) .NET
2 68 (6.32%) XML
3 62 (5.76%) Web Services
4 60 (5.58%) HTML
5 58 (5.39%) Middleware
6 54 (5.02%) CSS
7 53 (4.93%) AngularJS
8 38 (3.53%) Spring
9 37 (3.44%) HTML5
10 36 (3.35%) Velocity
11 35 (3.25%) J2EE
11 35 (3.25%) Node.js
12 34 (3.16%) STL
13 30 (2.79%) SOAP
14 28 (2.60%) CSS3
14 28 (2.60%) JSON
14 28 (2.60%) REST
15 27 (2.51%) jQuery
15 27 (2.51%) XSLT
16 24 (2.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 90 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.53%) Virtual Team
3 33 (3.07%) CMDB
4 31 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 27 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (2.14%) Tandem
8 22 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.58%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.49%) Mainframe
11 12 (1.12%) Equities
12 10 (0.93%) Cryptography
13 9 (0.84%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.84%) Hedge funds
13 9 (0.84%) iSeries
14 8 (0.74%) PMI
14 8 (0.74%) Replication
14 8 (0.74%) Web 2.0
15 7 (0.65%) Derivative
15 7 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 203 (18.87%) Windows
2 192 (17.84%) Linux
3 155 (14.41%) Unix
4 72 (6.69%) AIX
5 71 (6.60%) Windows Server
6 40 (3.72%) Solaris
7 31 (2.88%) Windows XP
8 25 (2.32%) Windows 2000
9 24 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (1.58%) Windows 10
13 13 (1.21%) Windows 7
13 13 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.02%) CatOS
15 9 (0.84%) HPUX
16 8 (0.74%) Android
16 8 (0.74%) OS/390
17 7 (0.65%) VME
18 6 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (29.46%) ITIL
2 305 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (19.05%) Configuration Management
4 194 (18.03%) Change Management
5 190 (17.66%) DevOps
6 147 (13.66%) Service Management
7 126 (11.71%) Scrum
8 117 (10.87%) Project Management
9 110 (10.22%) SDLC
10 104 (9.67%) Service Delivery
11 101 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
12 97 (9.01%) Problem Management
13 96 (8.92%) Migration
14 85 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 75 (6.97%) ITIL V3
16 73 (6.78%) OO
16 73 (6.78%) Software Engineering
17 66 (6.13%) MVC
18 65 (6.04%) Incident Management
18 65 (6.04%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 187 (17.38%) SQL
2 176 (16.36%) Java
3 103 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 90 (8.36%) PowerShell
5 69 (6.41%) C++
6 68 (6.32%) Perl
7 58 (5.39%) Python
8 54 (5.02%) C#
9 40 (3.72%) VB
10 33 (3.07%) PHP
11 29 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 27 (2.51%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.42%) C
14 24 (2.23%) Bash Shell
15 23 (2.14%) VBScript
16 22 (2.04%) VB.NET
17 21 (1.95%) VB6
18 17 (1.58%) Scala
19 13 (1.21%) Ruby
20 10 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 156 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 118 (10.97%) SC Cleared
3 63 (5.86%) Degree
4 45 (4.18%) ITIL Certification
5 35 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 23 (2.14%) ISEB
7 18 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (1.39%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.30%) PMP
10 13 (1.21%) PhD
11 9 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.74%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.56%) CISSP
13 6 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.37%) ECDL
16 3 (0.28%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (8.64%) QA
2 74 (6.88%) SLA
3 20 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.93%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.84%) MiFID
6 7 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.56%) EMIR
7 6 (0.56%) HL7
8 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.37%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.28%) FATCA
10 3 (0.28%) SDET
11 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.19%) WCAG
12 1 (0.093%) Basel II
12 1 (0.093%) Basel III
12 1 (0.093%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 65 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.42%) Docker
4 18 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.65%) Firmware
7 6 (0.56%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.46%) vCloud
9 4 (0.37%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.37%) vSphere
10 3 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.093%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.093%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.093%) NFS
12 1 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.093%) Xen
12 1 (0.093%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 67 (6.23%) Puppet
2 57 (5.30%) Ansible
3 48 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (2.70%) SCCM
5 12 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (0.93%) Netcool
7 10 (0.93%) WSUS
8 9 (0.84%) SCOM
9 8 (0.74%) Control-M
9 8 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
10 7 (0.65%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.56%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (0.56%) SELinux
12 5 (0.46%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.37%) OpenAM
13 4 (0.37%) OpenSSO
13 4 (0.37%) Salt
14 3 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 180 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 143 (13.29%) Oracle
3 51 (4.74%) VMware
4 50 (4.65%) HP
5 42 (3.90%) ServiceNow
6 40 (3.72%) IBM
6 40 (3.72%) SAP
7 22 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 19 (1.77%) Cisco
9 18 (1.67%) Zend
10 17 (1.58%) MuleSoft
10 17 (1.58%) Sun
11 16 (1.49%) Atlassian
11 16 (1.49%) Splunk
12 15 (1.39%) AppDynamics
12 15 (1.39%) Intel Security
12 15 (1.39%) New Relic
13 14 (1.30%) Citrix
14 13 (1.21%) CA
15 12 (1.12%) Google
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