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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Release Management
Rank 196 179 230
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +51
Contract jobs citing Release Management 587 577 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.13% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.55% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 331 239
Average daily rate
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£395 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £563 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -13 535 £396 -6.82% 100
London -40 260 £415 -4.87% 62
South East -26 89 £375 -6.25% 10
City of London +27 71 £395 -7.05% 20
East of England +10 47 £326 -6.11% 4
South West -10 36 £403 -5.29% 7
Yorkshire +15 34 £370 -15.42% 4
Scotland -3 34 £375 -11.76% 4
North West +18 32 £323 +4.03% 7
Cambridgeshire +20 30 £288 -
Berkshire -5 30 £315 -21.25% 2
Surrey +16 29 £390 +147.61% 3
West Yorkshire +15 24 £365 -16.57% 4
Leeds +4 19 £365 -2.66% 3
Hampshire -11 17 £313 -21.87%
Edinburgh -8 15 £403 +0.62%
Gloucestershire -10 14 £450 -5.26% 3
West Midlands -9 13 £450 +80.00% 2
East Midlands -10 13 £300 -7.69% 4
Essex +9 12 £450 +66.66%
Cheshire +8 12 £320 +50.58%
Glasgow -1 12 £340 -20.00% 3
Lancashire - 11 £375 - 2
Reading +6 10 £315 -13.69%
North East -11 10 £325 +4.83%
Bracknell 0 9 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £325 -25.71%
Somerset -12 8 £375 -11.76%
Tyne and Wear -13 8 £331 +6.85%
Slough +6 7 £388 +72.22%

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 286 (24.32%) Finance
2 246 (20.92%) ITIL
3 245 (20.83%) Windows
3 245 (20.83%) SQL
4 234 (19.90%) Oracle
5 233 (19.81%) Microsoft
6 201 (17.09%) Java
7 200 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
8 191 (16.24%) .NET
9 179 (15.22%) Configuration Management
10 173 (14.71%) Banking
11 168 (14.29%) Scrum
12 167 (14.20%) Linux
13 159 (13.52%) Project Management
14 154 (13.10%) SQL Server
15 145 (12.33%) Change Management
16 125 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
17 118 (10.03%) Service Management
18 116 (9.86%) Git (software)
18 116 (9.86%) QA
19 114 (9.69%) HTML
20 111 (9.44%) JavaScript
21 109 (9.27%) XML
22 103 (8.76%) Maven
23 101 (8.59%) Security Cleared
24 100 (8.50%) MS Excel
25 98 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
26 97 (8.25%) UNIX
27 95 (8.08%) Visual Studio
28 94 (7.99%) Continuous Improvement

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 58 (4.93%) Tomcat
2 56 (4.76%) Apache
3 53 (4.51%) SharePoint
4 50 (4.25%) WebSphere
5 39 (3.32%) WebLogic
6 26 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
7 25 (2.13%) MS Exchange
8 23 (1.96%) IIS
8 23 (1.96%) CMS
8 23 (1.96%) Confluence
9 15 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (1.02%) GlassFish
10 12 (1.02%) Node.js
10 12 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
11 11 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.85%) Documentum
13 9 (0.77%) WebLogic Integration
13 9 (0.77%) Lync
13 9 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 100 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 77 (6.55%) MS Office
3 34 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.64%) MS Project
5 27 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.60%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.51%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.085%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.77%) SAP CRM
3 9 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.51%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
5 5 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.34%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 4 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.26%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.26%) assyst
7 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.26%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.17%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.11%) SaaS
3 11 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.60%) ElastiCache
6 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.43%) PaaS
8 4 (0.34%) GitHub
9 3 (0.26%) Heroku
9 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.26%) Force.com
10 2 (0.17%) IaaS
10 2 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.17%) Office 365
11 1 (0.085%) Gitorious
11 1 (0.085%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.40%) HTTP
2 29 (2.47%) SAN
3 24 (2.04%) LDAP
4 18 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.45%) FTP
6 16 (1.36%) Firewall
6 16 (1.36%) Internet
7 14 (1.19%) SSL
8 13 (1.11%) DNS
9 12 (1.02%) VPN
10 11 (0.94%) Intranet
11 9 (0.77%) LAN
12 8 (0.68%) SMS
13 7 (0.60%) BIG-IP
14 6 (0.51%) WAN
14 6 (0.51%) DMZ
15 5 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
16 4 (0.34%) Wireless
16 4 (0.34%) VoIP
17 3 (0.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.00%) MySQL
3 43 (3.66%) SSDT
3 43 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 40 (3.40%) Relational Database
5 26 (2.21%) MongoDB
6 23 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 20 (1.70%) MS Access
8 18 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.02%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.94%) DB2
13 11 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
14 9 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 116 (9.86%) Git (software)
2 103 (8.76%) Maven
3 95 (8.08%) Visual Studio
4 93 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 76 (6.46%) Subversion
6 59 (5.02%) TeamCity
7 55 (4.68%) Jenkins
8 49 (4.17%) MSBuild
9 46 (3.91%) JIRA
10 43 (3.66%) NuGet
10 43 (3.66%) Artifactory
11 42 (3.57%) Gradle
12 41 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
13 31 (2.64%) Cucumber
14 29 (2.47%) Hudson
15 24 (2.04%) Ant
15 24 (2.04%) Eclipse
16 16 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 16 (1.36%) JUnit
17 14 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 286 (24.32%) Finance
2 173 (14.71%) Banking
3 77 (6.55%) Investment Banking
4 45 (3.83%) Retail
5 28 (2.38%) Front Office
6 26 (2.21%) Legal
7 23 (1.96%) Back Office
8 17 (1.45%) Publishing
9 13 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.85%) Advertising
11 10 (0.85%) Billing
11 10 (0.85%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.77%) Marketing
13 4 (0.34%) Automotive
14 3 (0.26%) Law
14 3 (0.26%) Games
15 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.17%) Local Government
15 2 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 212 (18.03%) Developer
2 178 (15.14%) Analyst
3 143 (12.16%) Release Manager
4 86 (7.31%) Project Manager
5 55 (4.68%) Java Developer
6 46 (3.91%) Release Engineer
7 40 (3.40%) Business Analyst
8 39 (3.32%) Administrator
9 38 (3.23%) Build and Release Engineer
10 37 (3.15%) Build Engineer
11 36 (3.06%) Support Engineer
11 36 (3.06%) Consultant
12 35 (2.98%) Architect
13 33 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
14 31 (2.64%) Support Analyst
14 31 (2.64%) Change Manager
15 27 (2.30%) Test Analyst
16 26 (2.21%) .NET Developer
17 24 (2.04%) Applications Support
18 22 (1.87%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (16.24%) .NET
2 114 (9.69%) HTML
3 109 (9.27%) XML
4 91 (7.74%) Web Services
5 78 (6.63%) CSS
6 57 (4.85%) ASP.NET
7 53 (4.51%) .NET Framework
8 48 (4.08%) SOAP
8 48 (4.08%) Middleware
9 47 (4.00%) jQuery
10 45 (3.83%) Spring
11 44 (3.74%) JSON
12 42 (3.57%) HTML5
13 35 (2.98%) Ajax
14 34 (2.89%) Hibernate
15 32 (2.72%) CSS3
16 31 (2.64%) REST
17 28 (2.38%) RESTful
18 27 (2.30%) LAMP
19 22 (1.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (4.34%) Management Information System
2 47 (4.00%) Open Source
3 28 (2.38%) Credit Risk
4 23 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.70%) Clustering
6 18 (1.53%) Mainframe
6 18 (1.53%) N-Tier
7 16 (1.36%) CMDB
7 16 (1.36%) Mobile App
7 16 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.11%) FMCG
10 12 (1.02%) Blackberry
11 11 (0.94%) NHS
12 10 (0.85%) GIS
12 10 (0.85%) Derivative
13 9 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.68%) PMI
14 8 (0.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 245 (20.83%) Windows
2 167 (14.20%) Linux
3 97 (8.25%) UNIX
4 55 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (2.21%) Solaris
9 16 (1.36%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.85%) SUSE
10 10 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.77%) HPUX
12 7 (0.60%) AIX
12 7 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.51%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.34%) CentOS
15 3 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (20.92%) ITIL
2 200 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (15.22%) Configuration Management
4 168 (14.29%) Scrum
5 159 (13.52%) Project Management
6 145 (12.33%) Change Management
7 125 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
8 118 (10.03%) Service Management
9 98 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 94 (7.99%) Continuous Improvement
11 91 (7.74%) TDD
12 78 (6.63%) Service Delivery
13 76 (6.46%) Software Engineering
14 75 (6.38%) Problem Management
14 75 (6.38%) Workflow
15 66 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 66 (5.61%) Automated Testing
16 64 (5.44%) Migration
17 62 (5.27%) PRINCE2
18 61 (5.19%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 245 (20.83%) SQL
2 201 (17.09%) Java
3 111 (9.44%) JavaScript
4 77 (6.55%) PowerShell
5 74 (6.29%) C#
6 61 (5.19%) Python
7 50 (4.25%) Perl
8 45 (3.83%) C
9 37 (3.15%) Ruby
10 34 (2.89%) Shell Script
10 34 (2.89%) VB
10 34 (2.89%) Bash Shell
11 32 (2.72%) PL/SQL
12 28 (2.38%) PHP
13 24 (2.04%) VB.NET
14 22 (1.87%) VBScript
14 22 (1.87%) C++
14 22 (1.87%) Groovy
15 20 (1.70%) VBA
16 13 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 101 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 78 (6.63%) Degree
3 68 (5.78%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
5 27 (2.30%) ISEB
6 26 (2.21%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.53%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.11%) PMI Certification
8 13 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.68%) MCSE
13 7 (0.60%) PMP
14 6 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.34%) SAP Certification
17 3 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.26%) MCP
17 3 (0.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (9.86%) QA
2 44 (3.74%) SLA
3 27 (2.30%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.085%) TickIT
7 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.11%) XenServer
3 13 (1.11%) VMware ESX
3 13 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
4 12 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.60%) Varnish
7 6 (0.51%) XenApp
7 6 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.43%) KVM
9 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.17%) vSphere
10 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.17%) RACF
11 1 (0.085%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.085%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.085%) Squid
11 1 (0.085%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (5.36%) Puppet
2 28 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (2.30%) Nagios
4 22 (1.87%) Tivoli
5 13 (1.11%) Control-M
5 13 (1.11%) BladeLogic
6 12 (1.02%) NetBackup
7 10 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (0.77%) Netcool
8 9 (0.77%) YUM
8 9 (0.77%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 7 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (0.51%) Netcool/Webtop
11 6 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
11 6 (0.51%) SCCM
11 6 (0.51%) SCOM
12 4 (0.34%) Ganglia
12 4 (0.34%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 234 (19.90%) Oracle
2 233 (19.81%) Microsoft
3 57 (4.85%) HP
4 56 (4.76%) VMware
5 44 (3.74%) SAP
6 41 (3.49%) JBoss
7 40 (3.40%) Red Gate
8 34 (2.89%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.64%) Citrix
10 29 (2.47%) IBM
11 20 (1.70%) NetApp
12 18 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (1.53%) TIBCO
13 16 (1.36%) Cognos
13 16 (1.36%) Cisco
13 16 (1.36%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.28%) LANDesk
14 15 (1.28%) Symantec
14 15 (1.28%) McAfee
15 14 (1.19%) Informatica
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