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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 188 192 244
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +52
Contract jobs citing Release Management 632 571 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.10% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.47% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 298 207
Average daily rate
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£450 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 14
Average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £22.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.01% +30.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £12.30 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £34.54 £31.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £29.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+61.01% +45.67%

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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +11 560 £468 +13.39% 116
London -8 240 £500 +17.64% 46
South East -56 101 £380 -5.00% 24
Yorkshire +11 67 £380 +7.04% 6
West Yorkshire +18 61 £389 +9.50% 5
Leeds +16 52 £390 +0.64% 5
Scotland +3 47 £400 - 2
City of London -3 47 £525 +16.66% 12
Berkshire -2 45 £395 +12.85% 7
North West +14 43 £323 +43.33% 21
South West +4 37 £475 +46.15% 5
East of England +10 22 £500 +42.85% 1
Edinburgh +2 20 £423 +40.83%
West Midlands -6 19 £375 -15.49% 10
Hampshire -28 18 £365 -27.00% 2
Gloucestershire -4 17 £463 +50.16%
North East +16 16 £266 -29.66%
Tyne and Wear - 16 £266 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £266 -
Manchester +3 14 £488 - 10
Cheltenham -3 13 £470 +37.62%
Glasgow -5 13 £400 +21.21%
Surrey -15 13 £450 +12.50% 8
Wiltshire +7 10 £495 +55.29% 2
East Midlands +2 10 £600 -17.24% 2
Stirling -1 10 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -6 9 - - 1
Swindon +7 8 £491 +51.15% 1
Staines - 8 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £400 -20.00%

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 334 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (23.71%) ITIL
3 267 (22.29%) Finance
4 253 (21.12%) Oracle
5 214 (17.86%) Windows
6 206 (17.20%) Java
6 206 (17.20%) Project Management
7 200 (16.69%) SQL
8 182 (15.19%) Linux
9 173 (14.44%) Configuration Management
10 166 (13.86%) Change Management
11 162 (13.52%) .NET
12 161 (13.44%) UNIX
13 157 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
14 149 (12.44%) Banking
14 149 (12.44%) SQL Server
15 145 (12.10%) Microsoft
16 128 (10.68%) Subversion
17 121 (10.10%) Python
18 119 (9.93%) Security Cleared
19 112 (9.35%) Scrum
20 110 (9.18%) Service Management
21 109 (9.10%) Jenkins
22 106 (8.85%) QA
23 102 (8.51%) DevOps
24 101 (8.43%) XML
25 98 (8.18%) Web Services
26 92 (7.68%) PRINCE2
27 90 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
28 87 (7.26%) Problem Management

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 70 (5.84%) IIS
2 62 (5.18%) Apache
3 44 (3.67%) Tomcat
4 28 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 27 (2.25%) OpenStack
6 26 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 24 (2.00%) WebLogic
8 23 (1.92%) Confluence
9 22 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (1.67%) SAS
11 16 (1.34%) JBoss
12 14 (1.17%) CMS
12 14 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
13 13 (1.09%) MS Exchange
14 12 (1.00%) MQSeries
15 10 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 10 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 77 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 49 (4.09%) MS Office
3 27 (2.25%) MS Project
4 15 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.25%) SPSS
8 1 (0.083%) Windchill
8 1 (0.083%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.42%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.67%) RMDS
4 7 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.50%) SAP FI-AP
5 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.50%) Oracle Utilities
6 5 (0.42%) SAP GRC
6 5 (0.42%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.33%) SAP QM
7 4 (0.33%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.25%) Siebel Analytics
8 3 (0.25%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.25%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.17%) CA PPM
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.75%) PaaS
3 15 (1.25%) Heroku
4 14 (1.17%) Engine Yard
5 13 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (1.00%) SaaS
7 11 (0.92%) IaaS
8 5 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.33%) Office 365
9 4 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.083%) ElastiCache
12 1 (0.083%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.083%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.26%) Firewall
2 42 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 34 (2.84%) HTTP
4 31 (2.59%) DNS
5 20 (1.67%) Internet
6 17 (1.42%) VLAN
7 14 (1.17%) SAN
8 11 (0.92%) LDAP
9 10 (0.83%) LAN
9 10 (0.83%) BIG-IP
10 7 (0.58%) WAN
10 7 (0.58%) Intranet
10 7 (0.58%) SSL
11 5 (0.42%) 3G
11 5 (0.42%) SMS
11 5 (0.42%) DHCP
11 5 (0.42%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.42%) 4G
11 5 (0.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (0.33%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 78 (6.51%) Oracle Database
3 57 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (3.92%) MySQL
5 36 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 35 (2.92%) Relational Database
6 35 (2.92%) NoSQL
7 34 (2.84%) DB2
8 31 (2.59%) MongoDB
8 31 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 30 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 25 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 19 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (1.17%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.17%) Big Data
13 14 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
14 12 (1.00%) Base SAS
14 12 (1.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 12 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 128 (10.68%) Subversion
2 109 (9.10%) Jenkins
3 71 (5.93%) Maven
3 71 (5.93%) Git (software)
4 67 (5.59%) JIRA
5 55 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 53 (4.42%) Ant
7 46 (3.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 45 (3.76%) TeamCity
9 39 (3.26%) ClearCase
10 25 (2.09%) Hudson
11 23 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 20 (1.67%) MSBuild
12 20 (1.67%) Apache Ivy
13 17 (1.42%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.42%) Selenium
14 16 (1.34%) NUnit
15 15 (1.25%) Mercurial
16 12 (1.00%) Gradle
17 11 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 267 (22.29%) Finance
2 149 (12.44%) Banking
3 68 (5.68%) Investment Banking
4 59 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 52 (4.34%) Retail
6 21 (1.75%) Front Office
7 18 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 18 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.42%) Legal
9 14 (1.17%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.09%) Billing
10 13 (1.09%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.83%) Marketing
12 9 (0.75%) Back Office
13 8 (0.67%) Law
14 4 (0.33%) Games
15 3 (0.25%) Publishing
15 3 (0.25%) Automotive
15 3 (0.25%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 229 (19.12%) Developer
2 188 (15.69%) Release Manager
3 136 (11.35%) Analyst
4 78 (6.51%) Project Manager
5 62 (5.18%) Consultant
6 50 (4.17%) Architect
7 49 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
8 43 (3.59%) Delivery Manager
9 41 (3.42%) Java Developer
10 36 (3.01%) Test Manager
11 35 (2.92%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 31 (2.59%) Service Manager
13 30 (2.50%) Configuration Manager
14 29 (2.42%) Support Analyst
14 29 (2.42%) Environment Manager
15 27 (2.25%) Applications Support
16 26 (2.17%) SAP Consultant
17 25 (2.09%) Change Manager
17 25 (2.09%) Technical Manager
18 22 (1.84%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (13.52%) .NET
2 101 (8.43%) XML
3 98 (8.18%) Web Services
4 66 (5.51%) REST
5 56 (4.67%) J2EE
6 49 (4.09%) Middleware
7 48 (4.01%) SOAP
8 31 (2.59%) WCF
9 29 (2.42%) Spring
9 29 (2.42%) .NET Framework
9 29 (2.42%) HTML
10 27 (2.25%) JSON
11 26 (2.17%) CSS
12 25 (2.09%) ASP.NET
13 22 (1.84%) Java EE
14 21 (1.75%) Ajax
15 20 (1.67%) MCollective
16 17 (1.42%) RESTful
17 15 (1.25%) Rendezvous
18 14 (1.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.01%) Open Source
3 35 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.42%) Clustering
6 26 (2.17%) PMI
7 23 (1.92%) Mainframe
8 21 (1.75%) N-Tier
9 20 (1.67%) Derivative
9 20 (1.67%) CMDB
10 19 (1.59%) Fixed Income
10 19 (1.59%) Device Driver
11 18 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
13 13 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.00%) Replication
15 10 (0.83%) Credit Risk
15 10 (0.83%) PKI
15 10 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 214 (17.86%) Windows
2 182 (15.19%) Linux
3 161 (13.44%) UNIX
4 49 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (2.09%) CentOS
6 25 (2.09%) Ubuntu
7 18 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.50%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.17%) Solaris
10 10 (0.83%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.75%) Android
12 8 (0.67%) AIX
13 6 (0.50%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.42%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.33%) SUSE
16 3 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (27.88%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (23.71%) ITIL
3 206 (17.20%) Project Management
4 173 (14.44%) Configuration Management
5 166 (13.86%) Change Management
6 157 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
7 112 (9.35%) Scrum
8 110 (9.18%) Service Management
9 102 (8.51%) DevOps
10 92 (7.68%) PRINCE2
11 87 (7.26%) Problem Management
12 83 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 78 (6.51%) Migration
14 75 (6.26%) OO
15 73 (6.09%) Service Delivery
16 72 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
17 70 (5.84%) Integration Testing
18 68 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
19 66 (5.51%) TDD
20 62 (5.18%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (17.20%) Java
2 200 (16.69%) SQL
3 121 (10.10%) Python
4 86 (7.18%) C#
4 86 (7.18%) Perl
5 67 (5.59%) JavaScript
6 66 (5.51%) Bash Shell
7 64 (5.34%) Shell Script
8 55 (4.59%) Ruby
9 47 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 42 (3.51%) C++
11 38 (3.17%) PHP
12 35 (2.92%) Apex Code
13 33 (2.75%) PL/SQL
14 30 (2.50%) VBScript
15 23 (1.92%) VBA
16 19 (1.59%) T-SQL
17 17 (1.42%) Korn
17 17 (1.42%) Lua
18 14 (1.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 119 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 77 (6.43%) Degree
3 63 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 46 (3.84%) SC Cleared
5 37 (3.09%) PMI Certification
6 33 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.25%) ISEB
8 14 (1.17%) SAP Certification
8 14 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 13 (1.09%) ISTQB
10 12 (1.00%) PMP
11 11 (0.92%) Sun Certification
12 10 (0.83%) OCPJP
13 9 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
16 5 (0.42%) MCP
16 5 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (8.85%) QA
2 35 (2.92%) SLA
3 7 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.42%) COBIT
6 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.83%) Firmware
4 8 (0.67%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.58%) vSphere
6 5 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.33%) PowerHA
7 4 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.25%) Squid
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.17%) XenServer
9 2 (0.17%) SRDF
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.17%) iptables
10 1 (0.083%) Gluster
10 1 (0.083%) GridGain
10 1 (0.083%) KVM
10 1 (0.083%) Docker
10 1 (0.083%) GPFS
10 1 (0.083%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 57 (4.76%) Puppet
2 24 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
3 23 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.92%) Control-M
4 21 (1.75%) Cobbler
5 18 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (1.34%) Nagios
7 15 (1.25%) BladeLogic
8 12 (1.00%) SCCM
9 11 (0.92%) collectd
10 10 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (0.83%) CA Endevor
11 7 (0.58%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.58%) SCOM
12 5 (0.42%) logstash
12 5 (0.42%) Kibana
13 4 (0.33%) Ansible
13 4 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
13 4 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
14 3 (0.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 253 (21.12%) Oracle
2 145 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 83 (6.93%) SAP
4 76 (6.34%) VMware
5 47 (3.92%) IBM
5 47 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 42 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
7 32 (2.67%) Remedy
8 24 (2.00%) HP
9 23 (1.92%) Sun
9 23 (1.92%) Cisco
10 21 (1.75%) Perforce
11 20 (1.67%) ServiceNow
12 17 (1.42%) TIBCO
13 16 (1.34%) F5
13 16 (1.34%) Splunk
14 13 (1.09%) ATG
14 13 (1.09%) Sybase
14 13 (1.09%) BMC
15 10 (0.83%) NetApp
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