The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 194 210 183
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -27
Contract jobs citing Release Management 614 441 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.92% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.27% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 263 390
Average daily rate £400 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 3
Average hourly rate £29.50 £28.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £19.01 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.09 £41.55 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £29.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +13.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 545 £408 -4.11% 145
London -3 291 £425 -1.16% 75
South East +45 111 £400 +3.22% 20
City of London +1 73 £425 -0.58% 28
Scotland +30 51 £363 +0.69% 6
Yorkshire +4 39 £331 -11.66% 11
Hampshire +32 35 £500 +38.88% 5
Berkshire +4 33 £350 -9.67% 3
West Yorkshire -1 29 £338 -10.00% 9
East of England -10 28 £406 +8.62% 6
Surrey +6 24 £400 - 5
West Midlands -6 24 £413 +17.85% 2
North West -14 23 £225 -35.71% 14
South West -29 23 £420 -1.17% 13
Edinburgh -7 22 £400 +3.55% 2
Glasgow +24 20 £313 -5.66% 2
Leeds -6 20 £350 +1.44% 4
Wiltshire -15 13 £420 -4.00%
Cambridgeshire -2 11 £358 -4.41% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £238 -40.62% 3
Wales -12 11 £356 +1.78% 3
Reading -2 10 £315 -22.46%
Milton Keynes -7 10 - - 1
South Wales -10 10 £325 -7.14% 3
Lancashire -15 10 £225 -31.29% 1
Cardiff - 10 £325 - 1
Bracknell +4 9 £314 -16.26% 1
Swindon -9 9 £420 -4.00%
Cheshire -8 8 £260 -25.82% 6
South Yorkshire +6 7 £305 - 2

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 318 (29.61%) Finance
2 266 (24.77%) Windows
3 234 (21.79%) Microsoft
4 229 (21.32%) ITIL
5 210 (19.55%) SQL
6 172 (16.01%) Banking
7 163 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
8 157 (14.62%) Oracle
9 155 (14.43%) .NET
10 152 (14.15%) Project Management
11 144 (13.41%) Configuration Management
12 143 (13.31%) SQL Server
13 139 (12.94%) Linux
14 133 (12.38%) XML
15 131 (12.20%) Change Management
16 129 (12.01%) Java
17 127 (11.82%) Scrum
18 118 (10.99%) Service Management
19 105 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
20 103 (9.59%) UNIX
21 96 (8.94%) HTML
22 94 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
23 93 (8.66%) C#
24 92 (8.57%) MS Excel
25 91 (8.47%) QA
26 90 (8.38%) Subversion
26 90 (8.38%) JavaScript
27 89 (8.29%) Security Cleared
28 85 (7.91%) Migration
29 84 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 60 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 31 (2.89%) IIS
4 28 (2.61%) MS Exchange
4 28 (2.61%) Tomcat
5 27 (2.51%) Apache
6 18 (1.68%) WebLogic
7 17 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (1.12%) CMS
9 12 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
10 11 (1.02%) Confluence
11 9 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.65%) Lync
13 7 (0.65%) NetWeaver
13 7 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 92 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 83 (7.73%) MS Office
3 34 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.61%) MS Project
5 26 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.65%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.47%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 19 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (0.74%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.65%) Temenos T24
6 6 (0.56%) Summit
6 6 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.37%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.37%) Siebel Analytics
9 3 (0.28%) SAP GRC
9 3 (0.28%) assyst
9 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle FAH
10 2 (0.19%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.19%) Endur
10 2 (0.19%) Agresso
10 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.30%) SaaS
2 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.28%) GitHub
6 2 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.19%) PaaS
6 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.093%) Force.com
7 1 (0.093%) Heroku
7 1 (0.093%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.093%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.093%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.093%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.17%) SAN
2 28 (2.61%) HTTP
3 21 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.68%) Firewall
4 18 (1.68%) DNS
4 18 (1.68%) Internet
5 17 (1.58%) VPN
6 15 (1.40%) LDAP
7 11 (1.02%) LAN
8 9 (0.84%) SSL
8 9 (0.84%) FTP
9 8 (0.74%) Wireless
9 8 (0.74%) SMS
10 6 (0.56%) DHCP
10 6 (0.56%) WAN
10 6 (0.56%) Intranet
11 5 (0.47%) DMZ
12 4 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.28%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.47%) Oracle Database
3 45 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (2.89%) MySQL
7 28 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.77%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.77%) NoSQL
10 17 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
12 14 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (1.02%) MS Access
15 10 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 90 (8.38%) Subversion
2 73 (6.80%) Git (software)
3 63 (5.87%) Visual Studio
4 58 (5.40%) Jenkins
5 53 (4.93%) Maven
6 44 (4.10%) JIRA
7 41 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (3.17%) TeamCity
9 33 (3.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 33 (3.07%) Hudson
10 27 (2.51%) Ant
11 24 (2.23%) Cucumber
12 23 (2.14%) CruiseControl
13 21 (1.96%) MSBuild
14 20 (1.86%) Eclipse
14 20 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
15 19 (1.77%) MSI
16 15 (1.40%) JUnit
17 12 (1.12%) WiX
18 11 (1.02%) JDeveloper
General
1 318 (29.61%) Finance
2 172 (16.01%) Banking
3 68 (6.33%) Investment Banking
4 42 (3.91%) Retail
5 31 (2.89%) Front Office
6 26 (2.42%) Legal
7 22 (2.05%) Back Office
8 17 (1.58%) Billing
8 17 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.21%) Marketing
10 13 (1.21%) Publishing
11 11 (1.02%) Advertising
12 9 (0.84%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.47%) Automotive
15 5 (0.47%) Law
15 5 (0.47%) Games
16 4 (0.37%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 184 (17.13%) Developer
2 174 (16.20%) Analyst
3 147 (13.69%) Release Manager
4 81 (7.54%) Project Manager
5 40 (3.72%) Architect
6 39 (3.63%) Business Analyst
6 39 (3.63%) Consultant
7 34 (3.17%) Support Analyst
8 32 (2.98%) .NET Developer
8 32 (2.98%) Java Developer
9 30 (2.79%) Support Engineer
10 27 (2.51%) Test Analyst
11 26 (2.42%) Release Engineer
12 25 (2.33%) Test Manager
12 25 (2.33%) Applications Support
12 25 (2.33%) Senior Developer
13 23 (2.14%) Build Engineer
14 21 (1.96%) Software Engineer
15 19 (1.77%) Administrator
15 19 (1.77%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (14.43%) .NET
2 133 (12.38%) XML
3 96 (8.94%) HTML
4 74 (6.89%) CSS
5 71 (6.61%) Web Services
6 57 (5.31%) ASP.NET
7 40 (3.72%) Ajax
8 39 (3.63%) HTML5
9 37 (3.45%) SOAP
9 37 (3.45%) jQuery
10 36 (3.35%) JSON
11 35 (3.26%) Middleware
12 32 (2.98%) Spring
13 29 (2.70%) CSS3
14 28 (2.61%) XHTML
14 28 (2.61%) RESTful
14 28 (2.61%) WF
15 26 (2.42%) Application Packaging
16 25 (2.33%) XSLT
17 24 (2.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 31 (2.89%) Clustering
3 30 (2.79%) Open Source
4 25 (2.33%) Credit Risk
5 18 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (1.49%) Fixed Income
6 16 (1.49%) Derivative
6 16 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 14 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 14 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.21%) FMCG
8 13 (1.21%) CMDB
8 13 (1.21%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.84%) NHS
10 8 (0.74%) Statistics
11 7 (0.65%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.65%) Firmware
11 7 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 266 (24.77%) Windows
2 139 (12.94%) Linux
3 103 (9.59%) UNIX
4 57 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (2.61%) Solaris
7 19 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.77%) AIX
8 18 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.68%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.40%) Windows XP
10 11 (1.02%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.65%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.65%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.47%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.37%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.37%) CentOS
15 3 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (21.32%) ITIL
2 163 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (14.15%) Project Management
4 144 (13.41%) Configuration Management
5 131 (12.20%) Change Management
6 127 (11.82%) Scrum
7 118 (10.99%) Service Management
8 105 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 94 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
10 85 (7.91%) Migration
11 84 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 73 (6.80%) Workflow
13 67 (6.24%) Service Delivery
14 62 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
15 57 (5.31%) TDD
15 57 (5.31%) Problem Management
16 56 (5.21%) Incident Management
17 54 (5.03%) Waterfall
17 54 (5.03%) PRINCE2
18 52 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 210 (19.55%) SQL
2 129 (12.01%) Java
3 93 (8.66%) C#
4 90 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 50 (4.66%) PowerShell
6 46 (4.28%) Python
7 45 (4.19%) Perl
8 36 (3.35%) T-SQL
9 31 (2.89%) PL/SQL
10 29 (2.70%) VB.NET
11 28 (2.61%) Bash Shell
12 27 (2.51%) C
13 26 (2.42%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.42%) Ruby
14 20 (1.86%) VB
15 18 (1.68%) VBA
15 18 (1.68%) C++
15 18 (1.68%) PHP
16 17 (1.58%) Groovy
17 16 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 72 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 70 (6.52%) Degree
4 28 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (2.23%) ISEB
6 19 (1.77%) PMI Certification
7 16 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 14 (1.30%) PMP
10 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.47%) SAP Certification
11 5 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.47%) MCSE
12 4 (0.37%) MCP
12 4 (0.37%) MCAD
12 4 (0.37%) MCSD
13 2 (0.19%) PhD
13 2 (0.19%) CCNP
13 2 (0.19%) CCNA
13 2 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (8.47%) QA
2 46 (4.28%) SLA
3 17 (1.58%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.74%) Basel III
5 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.093%) TickIT
8 1 (0.093%) EMIR
8 1 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 81 (7.54%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.77%) VMware ESX
4 17 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.65%) PowerHA
8 6 (0.56%) Varnish
9 5 (0.47%) XenApp
9 5 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.47%) KVM
10 3 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.19%) vSphere
11 2 (0.19%) XenServer
12 1 (0.093%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.093%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.093%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 45 (4.19%) Puppet
2 25 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.96%) SCCM
4 16 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (1.21%) Vagrant
5 13 (1.21%) Nagios
6 12 (1.12%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (0.84%) SCOM
9 7 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
9 7 (0.65%) YUM
9 7 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 6 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.56%) Control-M
10 6 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.56%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.47%) WSUS
11 5 (0.47%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.37%) MOM
12 4 (0.37%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 234 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 157 (14.62%) Oracle
3 60 (5.59%) SAP
4 54 (5.03%) VMware
5 48 (4.47%) HP
6 23 (2.14%) IBM
7 22 (2.05%) NetApp
8 21 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.86%) McAfee
10 18 (1.68%) Citrix
11 17 (1.58%) Cisco
11 17 (1.58%) JBoss
12 15 (1.40%) Remedy
12 15 (1.40%) BMC
13 14 (1.30%) Symantec
13 14 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.21%) Cognos
15 12 (1.12%) EMC
15 12 (1.12%) Atlassian
16 11 (1.02%) F5
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City, London
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Gloucestershire
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Cheltenham
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Hampshire
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City of London
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