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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 211 199 219
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs citing Release Management 558 543 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.02% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.39% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 308 261
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
- -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
Average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £41.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.23% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £37.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 £44.67 £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-28.23% -5.55%

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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -16 510 £400 -5.88% 100
London -14 261 £425 -2.29% 47
South East -23 84 £389 +3.66% 12
City of London +47 70 £400 -5.88% 16
East of England +9 47 £315 -9.35% 6
South West -7 38 £400 -4.76% 6
Surrey +15 29 £400 +92.77% 1
Berkshire +5 27 £315 -21.25% 5
North West +15 26 £323 -0.76% 7
Scotland -2 26 £369 -10.60% 15
Cambridgeshire +17 24 £310 - 1
Yorkshire -4 20 £358 -15.88% 6
Hampshire -8 17 £500 +24.22% 1
Essex +12 15 £256 -5.09% 1
Gloucestershire -13 15 £415 - 1
West Yorkshire +3 13 £350 -17.64% 5
East Midlands -5 11 £300 -7.69% 7
Glasgow -10 11 £330 -22.35% 7
West Midlands -22 11 £425 +70.00% 6
North East -10 10 £325 +10.16% 1
Reading +12 9 £315 -13.69%
Cheshire +2 9 £330 +1.53% 3
Manchester -1 9 £323 +9.32% 4
Edinburgh -11 9 £405 +1.25% 4
Slough +8 8 £388 +72.22%
Somerset -9 8 £375 -11.76%
Tyne and Wear -16 8 £331 +12.28%
Lancashire -4 7 £285 -
Wales -13 7 - - 3
Cambridge - 7 £300 - 1

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 278 (24.09%) Finance
2 245 (21.23%) ITIL
3 244 (21.14%) SQL
4 240 (20.80%) Oracle
5 237 (20.54%) Windows
6 212 (18.37%) Microsoft
7 208 (18.02%) Java
8 196 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
9 179 (15.51%) .NET
10 174 (15.08%) Linux
10 174 (15.08%) Banking
11 173 (14.99%) Scrum
12 166 (14.38%) Configuration Management
13 154 (13.34%) Project Management
14 152 (13.17%) SQL Server
15 140 (12.13%) Change Management
16 132 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
17 110 (9.53%) Service Management
17 110 (9.53%) XML
17 110 (9.53%) QA
18 108 (9.36%) Git (software)
19 107 (9.27%) Maven
20 104 (9.01%) Security Cleared
21 99 (8.58%) HTML
22 97 (8.41%) JavaScript
23 96 (8.32%) TDD
24 93 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
24 93 (8.06%) UNIX
25 92 (7.97%) MS Excel
26 91 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 62 (5.37%) Apache
2 61 (5.29%) Tomcat
3 54 (4.68%) SharePoint
4 53 (4.59%) WebSphere
5 40 (3.47%) WebLogic
6 28 (2.43%) Confluence
7 26 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (2.08%) IIS
9 23 (1.99%) MS Exchange
10 20 (1.73%) CMS
11 15 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (1.13%) GlassFish
12 13 (1.13%) IBM HTTP Server
13 11 (0.95%) Documentum
13 11 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.78%) Node.js
15 9 (0.78%) WebLogic Integration
16 8 (0.69%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 92 (7.97%) MS Excel
2 76 (6.59%) MS Office
3 31 (2.69%) MS Project
4 30 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 26 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.35%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.087%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.78%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
5 6 (0.52%) Temenos T24
6 5 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.35%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 4 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.35%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.26%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
8 3 (0.26%) Siebel Analytics
8 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.26%) assyst
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (0.78%) SaaS
4 8 (0.69%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 7 (0.61%) ElastiCache
6 6 (0.52%) GitHub
7 5 (0.43%) PaaS
8 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.26%) Force.com
9 3 (0.26%) Heroku
10 2 (0.17%) IaaS
10 2 (0.17%) Office 365
11 1 (0.087%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.087%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.73%) HTTP
2 31 (2.69%) SAN
3 25 (2.17%) LDAP
4 21 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.47%) Internet
6 16 (1.39%) Firewall
6 16 (1.39%) FTP
6 16 (1.39%) SSL
7 12 (1.04%) DNS
8 10 (0.87%) Intranet
8 10 (0.87%) BIG-IP
9 9 (0.78%) VPN
10 8 (0.69%) LAN
10 8 (0.69%) SMS
11 7 (0.61%) WAN
12 5 (0.43%) DMZ
13 4 (0.35%) VoIP
13 4 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (0.35%) Cisco PIX
14 3 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.81%) MySQL
2 44 (3.81%) Oracle Database
3 43 (3.73%) SSDT
4 41 (3.55%) Relational Database
5 24 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 23 (1.99%) MongoDB
7 22 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.73%) MS Access
8 20 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.04%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
12 11 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (0.95%) DB2
13 9 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
14 8 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 108 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 107 (9.27%) Maven
3 93 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 88 (7.63%) Visual Studio
5 71 (6.15%) Subversion
6 57 (4.94%) TeamCity
7 56 (4.85%) Jenkins
8 55 (4.77%) JIRA
9 48 (4.16%) MSBuild
10 43 (3.73%) Artifactory
10 43 (3.73%) NuGet
11 42 (3.64%) Gradle
12 41 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
13 30 (2.60%) Cucumber
14 28 (2.43%) Hudson
15 23 (1.99%) Eclipse
16 22 (1.91%) Ant
17 17 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 14 (1.21%) ClearCase
19 13 (1.13%) JUnit
General
1 278 (24.09%) Finance
2 174 (15.08%) Banking
3 77 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 46 (3.99%) Retail
5 26 (2.25%) Front Office
6 23 (1.99%) Back Office
7 22 (1.91%) Legal
8 14 (1.21%) Publishing
9 13 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.78%) Billing
11 9 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.69%) Advertising
13 7 (0.61%) Marketing
13 7 (0.61%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.52%) Automotive
15 3 (0.26%) Games
15 3 (0.26%) Law
16 2 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 214 (18.54%) Developer
2 176 (15.25%) Analyst
3 128 (11.09%) Release Manager
4 85 (7.37%) Project Manager
5 56 (4.85%) Java Developer
6 47 (4.07%) Release Engineer
7 38 (3.29%) Build and Release Engineer
8 37 (3.21%) Consultant
8 37 (3.21%) Support Engineer
9 36 (3.12%) Business Analyst
10 35 (3.03%) Architect
10 35 (3.03%) Build Engineer
11 34 (2.95%) Administrator
12 33 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
13 32 (2.77%) Test Analyst
14 29 (2.51%) Change Manager
15 28 (2.43%) Support Analyst
16 25 (2.17%) Applications Support
17 24 (2.08%) Software Engineer
18 21 (1.82%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (15.51%) .NET
2 110 (9.53%) XML
3 99 (8.58%) HTML
4 90 (7.80%) Web Services
5 66 (5.72%) CSS
6 58 (5.03%) Middleware
7 55 (4.77%) SOAP
8 53 (4.59%) .NET Framework
9 47 (4.07%) ASP.NET
10 46 (3.99%) JSON
10 46 (3.99%) jQuery
11 44 (3.81%) Spring
12 35 (3.03%) HTML5
13 34 (2.95%) REST
13 34 (2.95%) Hibernate
14 29 (2.51%) J2EE
15 27 (2.34%) Ajax
16 26 (2.25%) LAMP
16 26 (2.25%) RESTful
16 26 (2.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 48 (4.16%) Open Source
2 45 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 24 (2.08%) Credit Risk
4 21 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.65%) Clustering
6 18 (1.56%) N-Tier
7 17 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 15 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.13%) CMDB
10 12 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.95%) FMCG
11 11 (0.95%) Derivative
12 10 (0.87%) GIS
13 8 (0.69%) NHS
13 8 (0.69%) PMI
13 8 (0.69%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.69%) Statistics
13 8 (0.69%) Market Risk
13 8 (0.69%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 237 (20.54%) Windows
2 174 (15.08%) Linux
3 93 (8.06%) UNIX
4 52 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (1.73%) Solaris
9 16 (1.39%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.87%) SUSE
11 9 (0.78%) HPUX
12 8 (0.69%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.43%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.35%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.35%) CentOS
14 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.26%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (21.23%) ITIL
2 196 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
3 173 (14.99%) Scrum
4 166 (14.38%) Configuration Management
5 154 (13.34%) Project Management
6 140 (12.13%) Change Management
7 132 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
8 110 (9.53%) Service Management
9 96 (8.32%) TDD
10 91 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 89 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 78 (6.76%) Problem Management
13 77 (6.67%) Software Engineering
14 71 (6.15%) Service Delivery
15 68 (5.89%) Automated Testing
16 66 (5.72%) DevOps
17 65 (5.63%) PRINCE2
17 65 (5.63%) Incident Management
18 63 (5.46%) Migration
19 62 (5.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 244 (21.14%) SQL
2 208 (18.02%) Java
3 97 (8.41%) JavaScript
4 83 (7.19%) PowerShell
5 76 (6.59%) C#
6 67 (5.81%) Python
7 51 (4.42%) C
8 47 (4.07%) Perl
9 38 (3.29%) Ruby
10 37 (3.21%) Bash Shell
11 34 (2.95%) Shell Script
12 33 (2.86%) VB
13 31 (2.69%) PHP
14 26 (2.25%) PL/SQL
15 24 (2.08%) VBScript
16 22 (1.91%) VBA
17 20 (1.73%) C++
18 17 (1.47%) Groovy
19 16 (1.39%) VB.NET
20 11 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 73 (6.33%) Degree
3 63 (5.46%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.25%) ISEB
5 26 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (1.82%) ISTQB
7 15 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (1.13%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.69%) PMP
13 6 (0.52%) SAP Certification
13 6 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.43%) MCSE
15 4 (0.35%) CCNA
15 4 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (0.26%) CCNP
17 2 (0.17%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (9.53%) QA
2 35 (3.03%) SLA
3 24 (2.08%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.087%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.087%) TickIT
System Software
1 38 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 35 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (1.21%) XenServer
4 13 (1.13%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.52%) XenApp
7 5 (0.43%) KVM
7 5 (0.43%) Varnish
7 5 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.17%) NFS
9 2 (0.17%) RACF
9 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.17%) vSphere
9 2 (0.17%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.087%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.087%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 67 (5.81%) Puppet
2 31 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (2.34%) Nagios
5 21 (1.82%) Tivoli
6 14 (1.21%) Control-M
6 14 (1.21%) BladeLogic
7 12 (1.04%) NetBackup
7 12 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
8 9 (0.78%) YUM
9 8 (0.69%) Netcool
9 8 (0.69%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 6 (0.52%) Netcool/Webtop
10 6 (0.52%) SCCM
11 5 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
12 4 (0.35%) MOM
12 4 (0.35%) SCOM
12 4 (0.35%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 240 (20.80%) Oracle
2 212 (18.37%) Microsoft
3 58 (5.03%) HP
4 53 (4.59%) VMware
5 49 (4.25%) SAP
5 49 (4.25%) JBoss
6 40 (3.47%) Red Gate
7 37 (3.21%) IBM
8 35 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 30 (2.60%) Citrix
10 22 (1.91%) NetApp
11 20 (1.73%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.56%) TIBCO
13 16 (1.39%) Cognos
13 16 (1.39%) Siebel
13 16 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (1.30%) LANDesk
14 15 (1.30%) Zend
14 15 (1.30%) Informatica
14 15 (1.30%) Symantec
South Yorkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £325 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University of Cambridge
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £501.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago