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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 188 239 205
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -34
Contract jobs citing Release Management 708 532 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 0.95% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.20% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 309 364
Median daily rate £441 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £276 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.59 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.82% -32.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.65 £20.19 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.15 £34.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £20.59 £31.49
% change year-on-year
+74.82% -34.59%

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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median 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 median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 +69 662 £450 +0.55% 103
London +58 362 £481 -3.75% 43
South East +31 111 £445 +9.20% 17
North East +1 52 £280 +4.47% 8
Tyne and Wear -9 52 £280 +4.47% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 51 £280 +4.47% 3
City of London +51 47 £494 +9.72% 8
Hampshire +23 42 £450 +10.42% 7
Scotland -25 30 £320 -20.00% 2
Berkshire -17 29 £345 +1.47% 3
Surrey +8 26 £425 -3.40% 4
East Midlands +28 23 £363 +3.57% 3
East of England +9 23 £513 +46.42% 10
West Midlands +7 23 £438 +9.37% 4
Yorkshire +6 23 £400 +14.28% 4
South West -15 19 £425 -8.10% 7
North West -19 17 £450 +17.64% 7
Renfrewshire - 14 £224 -
Erskine - 14 £224 -
Portsmouth +4 13 £463 -34.25%
South Yorkshire - 11 £433 -
Bedfordshire +7 10 £513 +2.50%
Manchester -9 9 £438 -19.20% 6
West Yorkshire -14 9 £370 +5.71% 3
Sheffield - 9 £463 -
Nottinghamshire +7 8 £363 -27.50%
Nottingham +7 8 £363 -27.50%
Bristol +6 8 £425 +12.58% 2
Leeds -7 8 £373 +6.42% 3
Gloucestershire -8 8 £500 +8.10% 2

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 380 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (28.03%) ITIL
3 278 (21.35%) Windows
4 271 (20.81%) Linux
5 263 (20.20%) Change Management
6 261 (20.05%) Configuration Management
7 257 (19.74%) Java
8 255 (19.59%) Microsoft
9 241 (18.51%) Finance
10 229 (17.59%) SQL
11 214 (16.44%) Project Management
12 206 (15.82%) Oracle
13 194 (14.90%) DevOps
14 191 (14.67%) Unix
15 169 (12.98%) Security Cleared
16 148 (11.37%) SQL Server
17 142 (10.91%) Scrum
18 136 (10.45%) .NET
19 135 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
20 133 (10.22%) Service Delivery
21 124 (9.52%) Banking
22 122 (9.37%) JIRA
23 121 (9.29%) Git (software)
24 120 (9.22%) SC Cleared
24 120 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
25 115 (8.83%) Puppet
26 113 (8.68%) Web Services
27 109 (8.37%) Jenkins
28 108 (8.29%) Python
29 106 (8.14%) Service Management

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 49 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.38%) Confluence
3 35 (2.69%) Apache
3 35 (2.69%) IIS
4 32 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 27 (2.07%) WebSphere
6 25 (1.92%) SAS
7 24 (1.84%) WebLogic
8 22 (1.69%) CMS
8 22 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 20 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.54%) JBoss
10 18 (1.38%) MS Exchange
11 17 (1.31%) OpenStack
12 16 (1.23%) MQSeries
12 16 (1.23%) Node.js
12 16 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (1.08%) Tuxedo
14 12 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
15 11 (0.84%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 103 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 44 (3.38%) MS Office
3 26 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.54%) MS Project
6 5 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.77%) OpenText MBPM
3 8 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.46%) Maximo
4 6 (0.46%) Summit
5 4 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.31%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle SCM
6 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.15%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.15%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.077%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.077%) Misys Equation
8 1 (0.077%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 87 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (2.76%) GitHub
4 26 (2.00%) SaaS
5 23 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (1.69%) IaaS
6 22 (1.69%) Office 365
7 13 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.92%) Amazon S3
8 12 (0.92%) Google Play
9 8 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.54%) PaaS
11 6 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.46%) Force.com
11 6 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.31%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.31%) Lucidchart
13 4 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.07%) SSL
2 26 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 24 (1.84%) DNS
3 24 (1.84%) HTTP
4 23 (1.77%) Firewall
5 14 (1.08%) LDAP
5 14 (1.08%) WAN
6 12 (0.92%) LAN
7 11 (0.84%) DHCP
7 11 (0.84%) SAN
7 11 (0.84%) VPN
8 10 (0.77%) Internet
8 10 (0.77%) VoIP
9 9 (0.69%) Bluetooth
9 9 (0.69%) NAS
10 8 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (0.61%) OSPF
11 7 (0.54%) BGP
11 7 (0.54%) MPLS
11 7 (0.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.61%) Oracle Database
3 58 (4.45%) Relational Database
4 55 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (3.38%) MySQL
6 38 (2.92%) MongoDB
7 32 (2.46%) OLTP
8 29 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
9 26 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (1.31%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
13 15 (1.15%) NoSQL
13 15 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
14 14 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (0.77%) MS Access
15 10 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 122 (9.37%) JIRA
2 121 (9.29%) Git (software)
3 109 (8.37%) Jenkins
4 75 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 60 (4.61%) Subversion
6 54 (4.15%) Maven
7 52 (3.99%) TeamCity
8 36 (2.76%) Visual Studio
9 34 (2.61%) Ant
10 32 (2.46%) Gradle
11 28 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (1.84%) Hudson
12 24 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (1.38%) ClearCase
14 15 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 14 (1.08%) Artifactory
15 14 (1.08%) MSBuild
15 14 (1.08%) Selenium
16 12 (0.92%) Android Studio
17 11 (0.84%) NUnit
General
1 241 (18.51%) Finance
2 124 (9.52%) Banking
3 56 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 55 (4.22%) Retail
5 33 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 32 (2.46%) Front Office
7 24 (1.84%) Back Office
8 20 (1.54%) Publishing
9 14 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.84%) Marketing
13 7 (0.54%) Advertising
13 7 (0.54%) Law
14 6 (0.46%) Billing
15 5 (0.38%) Automotive
15 5 (0.38%) Legal
16 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 193 (14.82%) Developer
2 172 (13.21%) Release Manager
3 150 (11.52%) Analyst
4 97 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 81 (6.22%) Architect
6 75 (5.76%) Project Manager
7 60 (4.61%) Consultant
8 45 (3.46%) Environment Manager
9 42 (3.23%) Java Developer
9 42 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
10 41 (3.15%) Change Manager
10 41 (3.15%) Support Analyst
11 40 (3.07%) Service Manager
12 39 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
13 34 (2.61%) C++ Developer
14 33 (2.53%) Linux Developer
14 33 (2.53%) Unix Developer
15 32 (2.46%) Applications Support
16 29 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
16 29 (2.23%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (10.45%) .NET
2 113 (8.68%) Web Services
3 74 (5.68%) HTML
4 69 (5.30%) XML
5 58 (4.45%) Middleware
6 47 (3.61%) CSS
7 46 (3.53%) RESTful
8 44 (3.38%) SOAP
9 41 (3.15%) J2EE
10 37 (2.84%) jQuery
11 33 (2.53%) JMS
11 33 (2.53%) STL
12 32 (2.46%) REST
13 26 (2.00%) JSON
14 24 (1.84%) Spring
15 23 (1.77%) AngularJS
16 22 (1.69%) HTML5
17 18 (1.38%) .NET Framework
17 18 (1.38%) IBM Integration Bus
18 17 (1.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.53%) Management Information System
3 56 (4.30%) Data Centre
4 41 (3.15%) CMDB
5 34 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 30 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 30 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (2.00%) Clustering
8 24 (1.84%) Smart Meter
9 22 (1.69%) Derivative
10 20 (1.54%) Equities
11 18 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.15%) PMI
12 15 (1.15%) User Experience
13 14 (1.08%) Fixed Income
13 14 (1.08%) Video on Demand
14 12 (0.92%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.92%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.92%) Replication
15 10 (0.77%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 278 (21.35%) Windows
2 271 (20.81%) Linux
3 191 (14.67%) Unix
4 90 (6.91%) Windows Server
5 70 (5.38%) AIX
6 67 (5.15%) Solaris
7 41 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (2.07%) Windows XP
10 21 (1.61%) HPUX
11 20 (1.54%) Android
12 17 (1.31%) Windows 7
12 17 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (1.15%) CentOS
14 14 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
14 14 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (1.00%) OS/390
16 11 (0.84%) Ubuntu
17 9 (0.69%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (28.03%) ITIL
3 263 (20.20%) Change Management
4 261 (20.05%) Configuration Management
5 214 (16.44%) Project Management
6 194 (14.90%) DevOps
7 142 (10.91%) Scrum
8 135 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
9 133 (10.22%) Service Delivery
10 120 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 106 (8.14%) SDLC
11 106 (8.14%) Service Management
12 100 (7.68%) Migration
12 100 (7.68%) Problem Management
13 90 (6.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 87 (6.68%) Incident Management
15 82 (6.30%) SOA
16 81 (6.22%) Software Engineering
17 72 (5.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 71 (5.45%) OO
Programming Languages
1 257 (19.74%) Java
2 229 (17.59%) SQL
3 108 (8.29%) Python
4 103 (7.91%) JavaScript
5 97 (7.45%) Perl
6 94 (7.22%) PowerShell
7 81 (6.22%) C#
8 68 (5.22%) C++
9 46 (3.53%) Ruby
10 45 (3.46%) Bash Shell
11 34 (2.61%) VBScript
12 32 (2.46%) C
13 28 (2.15%) PHP
14 27 (2.07%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.69%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.38%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.31%) Groovy
18 15 (1.15%) VB
19 14 (1.08%) Korn
19 14 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 169 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 120 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 87 (6.68%) Degree
4 47 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
5 27 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (1.61%) PMI Certification
7 19 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.46%) ISTQB
8 16 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (1.15%) ISEB
10 14 (1.08%) PMP
11 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.31%) APMP
14 4 (0.31%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.31%) CAPM
14 4 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.37%) QA
2 55 (4.22%) SLA
3 27 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
4 18 (1.38%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.92%) COBIT
6 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.23%) MiFID
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.077%) SDET
11 1 (0.077%) TickIT
11 1 (0.077%) WAI
11 1 (0.077%) WCAG
System Software
1 61 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.07%) Docker
3 31 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.69%) XenApp
7 8 (0.61%) Firmware
8 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.31%) NFS
9 4 (0.31%) vCloud
9 4 (0.31%) vSphere
10 3 (0.23%) RACF
10 3 (0.23%) Squid
10 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.15%) GridGain
11 2 (0.15%) iptables
12 1 (0.077%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.077%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 115 (8.83%) Puppet
2 104 (7.99%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (3.84%) Ansible
4 31 (2.38%) SCCM
5 23 (1.77%) Tivoli
6 22 (1.69%) Kubernetes
6 22 (1.69%) logstash
7 20 (1.54%) SCOM
8 17 (1.31%) Nagios
9 15 (1.15%) Control-M
9 15 (1.15%) Kibana
10 13 (1.00%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.92%) Netcool
11 12 (0.92%) Salt
11 12 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (0.77%) Capistrano
12 10 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.69%) HP SiteScope
13 9 (0.69%) WSUS
13 9 (0.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 255 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 206 (15.82%) Oracle
3 79 (6.07%) Red Hat
4 70 (5.38%) HP
5 63 (4.84%) IBM
6 54 (4.15%) SAP
7 53 (4.07%) ServiceNow
8 40 (3.07%) VMware
9 30 (2.30%) CA
10 28 (2.15%) Atlassian
10 28 (2.15%) Citrix
11 25 (1.92%) Cisco
11 25 (1.92%) Google
12 21 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.61%) Splunk
13 19 (1.46%) Informatica
14 17 (1.31%) Remedy
14 17 (1.31%) Sun
15 14 (1.08%) Adobe
15 14 (1.08%) Symantec
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networx
Rate: £37,000 + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Reco Group
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum + remote work
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago