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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 201 194 215
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing Release Management 602 601 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.09% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.46% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 321 278
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £384
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 16
Average hourly rate £20.19 £29.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.15% +2.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.71% -

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
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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 -13 535 £450 +10.42% 107
London -14 248 £500 +17.64% 43
South East -26 81 £414 +3.43% 26
Yorkshire +4 62 £378 +13.32% 16
West Yorkshire +14 58 £388 +11.91% 15
Leeds +12 49 £384 +5.86% 8
City of London -11 43 £500 +17.64% 10
North West -1 40 £350 +55.55% 6
Scotland -4 40 £400 +10.34% 7
Berkshire -1 35 £413 +17.85% 7
South West +15 34 £463 +10.11% 3
North East +15 20 £253 - 1
East of England +13 20 £500 +21.21% 5
Tyne and Wear - 20 £253 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £253 -
Hampshire -25 19 £414 -17.25% 6
Edinburgh -2 18 £423 +5.62% 3
Lancashire +12 16 £320 +42.22%
Glasgow -6 16 £363 +16.00% 1
West Midlands -20 15 £375 -9.09% 5
Gloucestershire -7 13 £458 -8.40% 1
Wiltshire +12 12 £550 +30.95% 1
Manchester -5 11 £454 - 2
Surrey -10 11 £425 +6.25% 4
Swindon +13 10 £573 +36.30% 1
East Midlands +11 10 £600 -6.97% 1
Blackpool +1 10 £350 +56.14%
Cheltenham -2 10 £458 -8.40%
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £450 +25.87% 2
Wales -11 7 £350 -1.75% 1

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 332 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (22.72%) ITIL
3 261 (21.64%) Finance
4 249 (20.65%) Oracle
5 217 (17.99%) Windows
6 207 (17.16%) Java
7 203 (16.83%) SQL
8 200 (16.58%) Project Management
9 187 (15.51%) Linux
10 182 (15.09%) Change Management
11 173 (14.34%) Configuration Management
12 164 (13.60%) .NET
13 160 (13.27%) UNIX
14 157 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
15 152 (12.60%) SQL Server
16 151 (12.52%) Microsoft
17 136 (11.28%) Banking
18 126 (10.45%) Subversion
19 124 (10.28%) Python
20 119 (9.87%) Service Management
21 111 (9.20%) Scrum
22 108 (8.96%) QA
23 107 (8.87%) Security Cleared
24 103 (8.54%) Jenkins
25 102 (8.46%) Web Services
26 100 (8.29%) DevOps
27 97 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
28 94 (7.79%) Problem Management
29 93 (7.71%) PRINCE2
30 92 (7.63%) Analytical Skills

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 75 (6.22%) IIS
2 60 (4.98%) Apache
3 52 (4.31%) Tomcat
4 32 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 28 (2.32%) OpenStack
6 23 (1.91%) WebLogic
6 23 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 18 (1.49%) Confluence
8 17 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (1.41%) SAS
9 14 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (1.00%) MQSeries
11 10 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 10 (0.83%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.83%) JBoss
11 10 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 89 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 44 (3.65%) MS Office
3 28 (2.32%) MS Project
4 15 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.25%) SPSS
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.083%) Windchill
8 1 (0.083%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.66%) RMDS
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle Utilities
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.41%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.41%) SAP FI-AP
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.33%) SAP QM
6 4 (0.33%) SAP GRC
6 4 (0.33%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.25%) SAP SRM
7 3 (0.25%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.66%) PaaS
3 15 (1.24%) Heroku
4 14 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.16%) Engine Yard
5 11 (0.91%) IaaS
6 9 (0.75%) SaaS
7 5 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.25%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.17%) Office 365
10 2 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.083%) Route 53
11 1 (0.083%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.31%) Firewall
2 36 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 34 (2.82%) HTTP
4 28 (2.32%) DNS
5 19 (1.58%) Internet
6 17 (1.41%) VLAN
7 11 (0.91%) LDAP
8 10 (0.83%) BIG-IP
9 8 (0.66%) SSL
9 8 (0.66%) SAN
9 8 (0.66%) LAN
10 7 (0.58%) Intranet
11 6 (0.50%) SMS
11 6 (0.50%) WAN
11 6 (0.50%) DHCP
11 6 (0.50%) 4G
12 5 (0.41%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.41%) Cisco ICM
12 5 (0.41%) 3G
12 5 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (12.60%) SQL Server
2 89 (7.38%) Oracle Database
3 53 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (4.15%) MySQL
5 39 (3.23%) DB2
5 39 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.74%) MongoDB
6 33 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 30 (2.49%) RDBMS
8 29 (2.40%) NoSQL
9 25 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
9 25 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
13 14 (1.16%) Big Data
14 13 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
15 12 (1.00%) Hadoop
16 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (0.83%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 126 (10.45%) Subversion
2 103 (8.54%) Jenkins
3 76 (6.30%) Git (software)
4 69 (5.72%) JIRA
5 67 (5.56%) Maven
6 66 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 51 (4.23%) Ant
8 47 (3.90%) TeamCity
9 41 (3.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 34 (2.82%) ClearCase
11 24 (1.99%) Visual Studio
12 22 (1.82%) MSBuild
13 18 (1.49%) Apache Ivy
13 18 (1.49%) Selenium
13 18 (1.49%) Hudson
13 18 (1.49%) Mercurial
14 15 (1.24%) Gradle
15 13 (1.08%) NUnit
16 11 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
17 10 (0.83%) Cucumber
General
1 261 (21.64%) Finance
2 136 (11.28%) Banking
3 60 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 59 (4.89%) Retail
5 57 (4.73%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.74%) Front Office
7 16 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.33%) Retail Banking
8 13 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.08%) Legal
9 12 (1.00%) Back Office
9 12 (1.00%) Billing
10 9 (0.75%) Marketing
11 7 (0.58%) Law
12 3 (0.25%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.25%) Local Government
12 3 (0.25%) Games
12 3 (0.25%) Publishing
13 2 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 204 (16.92%) Developer
2 188 (15.59%) Release Manager
3 156 (12.94%) Analyst
4 77 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 65 (5.39%) Consultant
6 51 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 44 (3.65%) Architect
8 43 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
9 39 (3.23%) Java Developer
10 37 (3.07%) Test Manager
11 35 (2.90%) Business Analyst
11 35 (2.90%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 31 (2.57%) Service Manager
13 30 (2.49%) Support Analyst
13 30 (2.49%) Configuration Manager
14 29 (2.40%) Applications Support
15 27 (2.24%) SAP Consultant
16 25 (2.07%) Technical Manager
16 25 (2.07%) Environment Manager
17 24 (1.99%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (13.60%) .NET
2 102 (8.46%) Web Services
3 88 (7.30%) XML
4 64 (5.31%) REST
5 58 (4.81%) J2EE
6 44 (3.65%) Middleware
6 44 (3.65%) SOAP
7 34 (2.82%) WCF
8 33 (2.74%) HTML
9 28 (2.32%) .NET Framework
10 26 (2.16%) Spring
11 25 (2.07%) CSS
12 24 (1.99%) Java EE
13 23 (1.91%) JSON
14 22 (1.82%) ASP.NET
15 20 (1.66%) MCollective
16 17 (1.41%) Django
16 17 (1.41%) Ajax
16 17 (1.41%) Rendezvous
17 15 (1.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.32%) Open Source
3 39 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 36 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.16%) Clustering
5 26 (2.16%) PMI
6 24 (1.99%) Mainframe
7 23 (1.91%) Fixed Income
8 22 (1.82%) N-Tier
9 21 (1.74%) CMDB
10 20 (1.66%) Derivative
11 19 (1.58%) Device Driver
12 17 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
13 16 (1.33%) Client/Server
14 13 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (1.00%) Replication
16 11 (0.91%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
17 9 (0.75%) Hedge funds
17 9 (0.75%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 217 (17.99%) Windows
2 187 (15.51%) Linux
3 160 (13.27%) UNIX
4 42 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.91%) Ubuntu
6 23 (1.91%) Windows 7
6 23 (1.91%) CentOS
6 23 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.41%) Solaris
8 13 (1.08%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.83%) Android
10 9 (0.75%) AIX
11 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.50%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.41%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.33%) SUSE
15 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (27.53%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (22.72%) ITIL
3 200 (16.58%) Project Management
4 182 (15.09%) Change Management
5 173 (14.34%) Configuration Management
6 157 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
7 119 (9.87%) Service Management
8 111 (9.20%) Scrum
9 100 (8.29%) DevOps
10 97 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 94 (7.79%) Problem Management
12 93 (7.71%) PRINCE2
13 76 (6.30%) Migration
13 76 (6.30%) Service Delivery
14 72 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 72 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
15 71 (5.89%) Software Delivery
16 69 (5.72%) Integration Testing
17 64 (5.31%) OO
17 64 (5.31%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (17.16%) Java
2 203 (16.83%) SQL
3 124 (10.28%) Python
4 87 (7.21%) C#
4 87 (7.21%) Perl
5 69 (5.72%) Bash Shell
6 63 (5.22%) JavaScript
7 55 (4.56%) Shell Script
8 54 (4.48%) Ruby
8 54 (4.48%) PowerShell
9 50 (4.15%) C++
10 35 (2.90%) PHP
10 35 (2.90%) Apex Code
11 34 (2.82%) VBScript
12 32 (2.65%) PL/SQL
13 22 (1.82%) VBA
14 21 (1.74%) T-SQL
15 17 (1.41%) Korn
15 17 (1.41%) XPath
16 16 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 82 (6.80%) Degree
3 52 (4.31%) DV Cleared
4 44 (3.65%) SC Cleared
5 38 (3.15%) PMI Certification
6 34 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.33%) ISEB
8 14 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (1.16%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 13 (1.08%) SAP Certification
9 13 (1.08%) PMP
10 10 (0.83%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.75%) OCPJP
12 7 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.50%) CCNA
13 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (8.96%) QA
2 35 (2.90%) SLA
3 7 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.41%) COBIT
4 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.083%) FATCA
System Software
1 35 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.91%) Firmware
4 7 (0.58%) vSphere
5 6 (0.50%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.25%) Squid
7 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.17%) Docker
8 2 (0.17%) KVM
8 2 (0.17%) GPFS
8 2 (0.17%) Ceph
8 2 (0.17%) Gluster
8 2 (0.17%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.17%) SRDF
9 1 (0.083%) Varnish
9 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.083%) iptables
Systems Management
1 54 (4.48%) Puppet
2 30 (2.49%) ITRS Geneos
3 29 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.82%) Cobbler
5 19 (1.58%) BladeLogic
6 17 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (1.41%) SCCM
6 17 (1.41%) Nagios
6 17 (1.41%) Control-M
7 11 (0.91%) collectd
8 10 (0.83%) SCOM
8 10 (0.83%) CA Endevor
9 8 (0.66%) Ansible
9 8 (0.66%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (0.50%) WSUS
12 5 (0.41%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.33%) Graphite
13 4 (0.33%) StatsD
Vendors
1 249 (20.65%) Oracle
2 151 (12.52%) Microsoft
3 86 (7.13%) SAP
4 76 (6.30%) VMware
5 52 (4.31%) Red Hat
6 49 (4.06%) IBM
7 41 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
8 34 (2.82%) Remedy
9 24 (1.99%) Perforce
9 24 (1.99%) HP
9 24 (1.99%) Sun
10 23 (1.91%) Splunk
11 22 (1.82%) Cisco
12 19 (1.58%) TIBCO
13 16 (1.33%) Sybase
13 16 (1.33%) F5
14 15 (1.24%) BMC
15 14 (1.16%) ServiceNow
15 14 (1.16%) ATG
16 13 (1.08%) McAfee
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 13 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago