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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 218 207 217
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing Release Management 542 531 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 1.01% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.36% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 308 290
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Average hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £41.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.00 £35.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £64.25 £97.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -5.32%

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
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -3 495 £400 -5.88% 121
London -19 252 £450 +2.27% 55
South East -21 74 £400 +9.58% 22
City of London +29 65 £425 - 20
South West +14 45 £405 -3.57% 8
East of England -4 41 £318 -20.62% 6
North West +16 30 £323 -19.37% 12
Berkshire +11 24 £315 -23.63% 6
Gloucestershire +2 22 £450 - 5
Hampshire +9 20 £475 +25.00% 5
Surrey +5 18 £400 +92.77% 2
Essex +4 17 £263 -21.64% 1
Wales -8 17 £425 +325.00% 3
Yorkshire -7 16 £350 -22.22% 9
Scotland -16 15 £263 -34.37% 7
Cambridgeshire +11 14 £310 - 4
Cheltenham +7 14 £450 - 5
East Midlands -2 13 £318 -2.30% 5
West Midlands -22 13 £400 +26.98% 4
Manchester 0 12 £323 - 9
West Yorkshire -7 12 £350 -22.22% 7
Somerset -6 10 £375 -11.76% 1
Lancashire -15 9 £378 +37.27%
Cheshire +13 8 £330 -22.35% 2
Glasgow -21 8 £315 -25.88% 4
North East - 8 £331 -
Reading +6 7 £315 -13.69%
Buckinghamshire -23 7 £325 -13.33%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £338 -
Cambridge - 7 £275 - 3

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 307 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (22.00%) Finance
3 247 (21.65%) SQL
4 241 (21.12%) Oracle
5 239 (20.95%) ITIL
6 225 (19.72%) Windows
7 217 (19.02%) Java
8 210 (18.40%) Microsoft
9 180 (15.78%) SQL Server
10 178 (15.60%) Configuration Management
11 174 (15.25%) Linux
12 171 (14.99%) .NET
13 169 (14.81%) Banking
14 168 (14.72%) Scrum
15 154 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
16 149 (13.06%) Project Management
17 133 (11.66%) Change Management
18 122 (10.69%) Maven
19 121 (10.60%) XML
20 117 (10.25%) Security Cleared
21 110 (9.64%) TDD
22 108 (9.47%) Git (software)
23 103 (9.03%) QA
24 102 (8.94%) Service Management
25 98 (8.59%) JavaScript
26 95 (8.33%) Web Services
26 95 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
27 92 (8.06%) HTML
27 92 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
28 89 (7.80%) UNIX

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 73 (6.40%) Apache
2 63 (5.52%) Tomcat
3 61 (5.35%) WebSphere
4 49 (4.29%) SharePoint
5 45 (3.94%) WebLogic
6 43 (3.77%) Confluence
7 29 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
8 25 (2.19%) IIS
9 19 (1.67%) CMS
10 16 (1.40%) GlassFish
11 15 (1.31%) FileNet
11 15 (1.31%) MS Exchange
12 14 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
13 13 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
14 11 (0.96%) WebSphere Process Server
15 10 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
15 10 (0.88%) Documentum
16 9 (0.79%) WebLogic Integration
16 9 (0.79%) Node.js
16 9 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 86 (7.54%) MS Excel
2 68 (5.96%) MS Office
3 33 (2.89%) MS Project
4 27 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 26 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.088%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.61%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.53%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.35%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.26%) assyst
7 3 (0.26%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.26%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.26%) Magento
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.70%) Amazon S3
4 7 (0.61%) ElastiCache
4 7 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 6 (0.53%) GitHub
5 6 (0.53%) SaaS
6 5 (0.44%) PaaS
7 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.26%) Force.com
8 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.26%) Heroku
9 2 (0.18%) Office 365
9 2 (0.18%) IaaS
10 1 (0.088%) Gitorious
10 1 (0.088%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.03%) HTTP
2 22 (1.93%) SAN
3 21 (1.84%) SSL
3 21 (1.84%) LDAP
4 20 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.40%) FTP
5 16 (1.40%) Internet
5 16 (1.40%) Firewall
6 12 (1.05%) DNS
7 11 (0.96%) Intranet
7 11 (0.96%) BIG-IP
8 9 (0.79%) VPN
8 9 (0.79%) SMS
9 6 (0.53%) WAN
10 4 (0.35%) UMTS
10 4 (0.35%) VoIP
10 4 (0.35%) GSM
10 4 (0.35%) LAN
10 4 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (0.35%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (15.78%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.77%) MySQL
2 43 (3.77%) SSDT
3 36 (3.16%) Oracle Database
4 35 (3.07%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.89%) NoSQL
6 32 (2.80%) MongoDB
7 27 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (1.31%) MS Access
13 12 (1.05%) DB2
13 12 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
14 11 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.88%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
16 9 (0.79%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 122 (10.69%) Maven
2 108 (9.47%) Git (software)
3 95 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 85 (7.45%) Visual Studio
5 78 (6.84%) Subversion
6 68 (5.96%) Jenkins
7 65 (5.70%) JIRA
8 52 (4.56%) TeamCity
9 48 (4.21%) MSBuild
10 43 (3.77%) NuGet
10 43 (3.77%) Artifactory
11 42 (3.68%) Gradle
12 41 (3.59%) Octopus Deploy
13 33 (2.89%) Hudson
14 26 (2.28%) Eclipse
15 25 (2.19%) Cucumber
16 23 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 23 (2.02%) Ant
17 21 (1.84%) ClearCase
18 16 (1.40%) Apache Ivy
General
1 251 (22.00%) Finance
2 169 (14.81%) Banking
3 71 (6.22%) Investment Banking
4 50 (4.38%) Retail
5 27 (2.37%) Front Office
6 21 (1.84%) Legal
7 18 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.49%) Back Office
9 15 (1.31%) Publishing
10 11 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.70%) Automotive
12 8 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.70%) Marketing
13 7 (0.61%) Billing
13 7 (0.61%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.44%) Advertising
15 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.088%) International Banking
16 1 (0.088%) Games
Job Titles
1 241 (21.12%) Developer
2 176 (15.43%) Analyst
3 124 (10.87%) Release Manager
4 84 (7.36%) Project Manager
5 73 (6.40%) Java Developer
6 47 (4.12%) Release Engineer
7 38 (3.33%) Build and Release Engineer
8 37 (3.24%) Consultant
9 36 (3.16%) Build Engineer
10 33 (2.89%) Administrator
11 32 (2.80%) Architect
11 32 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
12 31 (2.72%) Business Analyst
12 31 (2.72%) Test Analyst
13 29 (2.54%) Release Analyst
14 28 (2.45%) Change Manager
14 28 (2.45%) Support Analyst
15 26 (2.28%) Support Engineer
15 26 (2.28%) Applications Support
16 24 (2.10%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (14.99%) .NET
2 121 (10.60%) XML
3 95 (8.33%) Web Services
4 92 (8.06%) HTML
5 75 (6.57%) SOAP
6 65 (5.70%) Middleware
7 63 (5.52%) CSS
8 54 (4.73%) .NET Framework
9 53 (4.65%) Spring
10 52 (4.56%) JSON
11 44 (3.86%) jQuery
12 42 (3.68%) ASP.NET
13 41 (3.59%) Hibernate
14 36 (3.16%) J2EE
14 36 (3.16%) REST
15 33 (2.89%) HTML5
16 27 (2.37%) AngularJS
17 26 (2.28%) JMS
17 26 (2.28%) Ajax
18 25 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 92 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.26%) Open Source
3 50 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.02%) Credit Risk
5 19 (1.67%) N-Tier
6 16 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.14%) CMDB
7 13 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.05%) Derivative
8 12 (1.05%) Clustering
8 12 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 11 (0.96%) Mobile App
9 11 (0.96%) User Experience
9 11 (0.96%) Market Risk
10 10 (0.88%) FMCG
11 9 (0.79%) GIS
12 8 (0.70%) NHS
12 8 (0.70%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.61%) PKI
13 7 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 225 (19.72%) Windows
2 174 (15.25%) Linux
3 89 (7.80%) UNIX
4 45 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.23%) Solaris
9 12 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.88%) SUSE
11 9 (0.79%) HPUX
12 8 (0.70%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.26%) CentOS
14 3 (0.26%) AIX
14 3 (0.26%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (20.95%) ITIL
3 178 (15.60%) Configuration Management
4 168 (14.72%) Scrum
5 154 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
6 149 (13.06%) Project Management
7 133 (11.66%) Change Management
8 110 (9.64%) TDD
9 102 (8.94%) Service Management
10 88 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 83 (7.27%) OO
12 80 (7.01%) DevOps
13 79 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
14 74 (6.49%) Problem Management
15 69 (6.05%) Software Engineering
16 66 (5.78%) Automated Testing
16 66 (5.78%) Service Delivery
17 65 (5.70%) PRINCE2
18 62 (5.43%) Pair Programming
19 61 (5.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 247 (21.65%) SQL
2 217 (19.02%) Java
3 98 (8.59%) JavaScript
4 81 (7.10%) PowerShell
5 78 (6.84%) C#
6 73 (6.40%) Python
7 52 (4.56%) C
7 52 (4.56%) Perl
8 39 (3.42%) Ruby
9 36 (3.16%) Shell Script
9 36 (3.16%) Bash Shell
10 34 (2.98%) PHP
11 33 (2.89%) VB
12 27 (2.37%) C++
13 23 (2.02%) VBScript
14 20 (1.75%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.67%) VBA
16 14 (1.23%) T-SQL
17 13 (1.14%) VB.NET
17 13 (1.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 117 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 65 (5.70%) SC Cleared
3 62 (5.43%) Degree
4 38 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 29 (2.54%) ISEB
6 27 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (1.75%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.61%) PMP
13 6 (0.53%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.53%) SAP Certification
13 6 (0.53%) MCSE
14 5 (0.44%) CCNA
15 4 (0.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (9.03%) QA
2 33 (2.89%) SLA
3 27 (2.37%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.088%) TickIT
6 1 (0.088%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.49%) XenServer
4 16 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.79%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.53%) XenApp
8 5 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.35%) Varnish
10 3 (0.26%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.26%) KVM
10 3 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.18%) vSphere
11 2 (0.18%) NFS
11 2 (0.18%) RACF
11 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.088%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.088%) Brightmail
12 1 (0.088%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 64 (5.61%) Puppet
2 33 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (2.02%) Tivoli
3 23 (2.02%) Nagios
4 21 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.58%) Control-M
6 12 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (0.88%) BladeLogic
8 9 (0.79%) Netcool
8 9 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
9 7 (0.61%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.53%) Netcool/Webtop
10 6 (0.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 6 (0.53%) YUM
10 6 (0.53%) SCCM
11 4 (0.35%) Capistrano
11 4 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.26%) SCOM
12 3 (0.26%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 241 (21.12%) Oracle
2 210 (18.40%) Microsoft
3 57 (5.00%) JBoss
4 49 (4.29%) IBM
4 49 (4.29%) HP
5 47 (4.12%) SAP
6 46 (4.03%) VMware
7 40 (3.51%) Red Gate
8 32 (2.80%) Citrix
9 31 (2.72%) Red Hat
10 25 (2.19%) Atlassian
11 22 (1.93%) Twitter
12 18 (1.58%) TIBCO
13 17 (1.49%) NetApp
14 16 (1.40%) Siebel
14 16 (1.40%) LANDesk
15 15 (1.31%) EMC
15 15 (1.31%) Informatica
16 14 (1.23%) Software AG
16 14 (1.23%) Cognos
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £25 - 43 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £410 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: up to £405 a day
Posted: 6 days ago