The table below looks at the statistics for Release Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Release Management
Rank 181 248 230
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -18
Contract jobs citing Release Management 760 498 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 0.89% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.11% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 288 343
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 4
Median hourly rate £33.00 £20.59 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.25% -31.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £20.12 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £42.85 £31.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £20.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+66.32% -31.35%

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
44155 44688 42248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.64% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 28799 26498
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1198 1222
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Release Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Release Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +78 698 £438 +2.94% 87
London +72 361 £500 +8.10% 42
South East +46 131 £425 +3.03% 7
North East +3 69 £280 +28.73% 1
Tyne and Wear -6 69 £280 +28.73% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 67 £280 +28.73% 1
Hampshire +41 56 £438 +2.94% 1
Scotland +2 47 £310 -17.33% 8
City of London +46 42 £519 +22.05% 11
Surrey +18 34 £465 +5.68% 2
Berkshire -6 32 £375 +11.52% 3
Renfrewshire -12 28 £275 -
Erskine - 28 £275 -
Yorkshire +16 27 £400 +11.49% 2
West Midlands -3 23 £450 +12.50% 7
East Midlands +24 22 £375 +11.94% 8
South West +3 20 £425 - 5
East of England +17 19 £370 +8.82% 6
North West -29 18 £425 +3.03% 8
West Yorkshire -7 17 £400 +13.47% 2
Leeds -1 16 £400 +13.47% 1
Manchester +1 13 £475 -1.65% 4
Portsmouth -1 13 £463 -34.25%
Staines +6 12 £600 - 2
Bracknell -1 11 £343 +84.63% 1
Bromley +1 10 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 10 £363 - 3
Nottingham - 10 £363 - 3
Canary Wharf +10 9 £365 -16.32%
Essex +9 9 £255 -22.13% 1

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Release Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Release Management.

1 414 (29.20%) ITIL
2 407 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 304 (21.44%) Java
4 301 (21.23%) Linux
5 296 (20.87%) Microsoft
6 295 (20.80%) Windows
7 274 (19.32%) Configuration Management
8 268 (18.90%) SQL
9 266 (18.76%) Change Management
10 246 (17.35%) Finance
11 242 (17.07%) Oracle
12 230 (16.22%) DevOps
13 224 (15.80%) Unix
14 208 (14.67%) Project Management
15 185 (13.05%) Security Cleared
16 179 (12.62%) SQL Server
17 169 (11.92%) Service Delivery
17 169 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
18 152 (10.72%) Scrum
19 150 (10.58%) .NET
20 147 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
21 146 (10.30%) Git (software)
22 145 (10.23%) Banking
23 136 (9.59%) Web Services
24 128 (9.03%) SC Cleared
25 127 (8.96%) Problem Management
26 125 (8.82%) Puppet
26 125 (8.82%) Jenkins
27 120 (8.46%) Python
28 116 (8.18%) Perl

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.53%) Apache
3 47 (3.31%) Confluence
4 35 (2.47%) IIS
4 35 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 32 (2.26%) WebLogic
6 31 (2.19%) JBoss
7 30 (2.12%) WebSphere
8 28 (1.97%) SAS
9 24 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 22 (1.55%) CMS
11 21 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (1.41%) OpenStack
13 19 (1.34%) MS Exchange
14 18 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (1.20%) MQSeries
16 16 (1.13%) Tuxedo
17 14 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
17 14 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
17 14 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 110 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 43 (3.03%) MS Office
3 31 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.62%) MS Project
6 5 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.071%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.85%) OpenText MBPM
3 7 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.35%) Maximo
5 4 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle SCM
6 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.14%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.14%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.071%) Adaptiv
8 1 (0.071%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.071%) Exstream
8 1 (0.071%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 91 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.68%) GitHub
4 35 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.97%) IaaS
6 27 (1.90%) SaaS
7 24 (1.69%) Office 365
8 14 (0.99%) PaaS
9 12 (0.85%) Google Play
10 7 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.42%) Yammer
12 5 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.35%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.35%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.35%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.35%) Route 53
13 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.05%) SSL
2 27 (1.90%) Firewall
3 23 (1.62%) DNS
3 23 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.55%) HTTP
5 20 (1.41%) WAN
6 19 (1.34%) LDAP
7 18 (1.27%) LAN
8 16 (1.13%) Internet
9 15 (1.06%) VPN
10 12 (0.85%) SAN
10 12 (0.85%) VoIP
11 11 (0.78%) DHCP
12 9 (0.63%) Bluetooth
12 9 (0.63%) tcpdump
13 8 (0.56%) BGP
13 8 (0.56%) FTP
13 8 (0.56%) MPLS
13 8 (0.56%) OSPF
13 8 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.64%) Relational Database
3 68 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
4 59 (4.16%) Oracle Database
5 53 (3.74%) MongoDB
6 47 (3.31%) MySQL
7 32 (2.26%) OLTP
7 32 (2.26%) RDBMS
8 31 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (1.55%) Hadoop
12 21 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (1.34%) Big Data
14 18 (1.27%) HBase
14 18 (1.27%) NoSQL
15 17 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
17 12 (0.85%) Apache Hive
18 11 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 146 (10.30%) Git (software)
2 125 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 115 (8.11%) JIRA
4 80 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 64 (4.51%) Subversion
6 55 (3.88%) TeamCity
7 53 (3.74%) Maven
8 42 (2.96%) Ant
9 36 (2.54%) Gradle
9 36 (2.54%) Visual Studio
10 33 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 31 (2.19%) Hudson
12 23 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
13 18 (1.27%) ClearCase
14 16 (1.13%) Artifactory
15 15 (1.06%) Android Studio
15 15 (1.06%) Selenium
15 15 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 13 (0.92%) NUnit
16 13 (0.92%) SpecFlow
General
1 246 (17.35%) Finance
2 145 (10.23%) Banking
3 60 (4.23%) Retail
4 44 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.68%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.90%) Front Office
7 22 (1.55%) Back Office
8 15 (1.06%) Publishing
8 15 (1.06%) Retail Banking
9 12 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.85%) Marketing
10 10 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.56%) Advertising
11 8 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.42%) Legal
13 4 (0.28%) Automotive
13 4 (0.28%) Law
13 4 (0.28%) Local Government
13 4 (0.28%) Military
14 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 243 (17.14%) Developer
2 155 (10.93%) Analyst
3 152 (10.72%) Release Manager
4 120 (8.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 86 (6.06%) Architect
6 77 (5.43%) Project Manager
7 52 (3.67%) Consultant
8 48 (3.39%) Java Developer
9 46 (3.24%) Environment Manager
10 44 (3.10%) Oracle Developer
11 40 (2.82%) Service Manager
11 40 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
11 40 (2.82%) Support Analyst
12 38 (2.68%) C++ Developer
13 36 (2.54%) Linux Developer
13 36 (2.54%) Unix Developer
14 31 (2.19%) Lead DevOps
14 31 (2.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 30 (2.12%) Applications Support
15 30 (2.12%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (10.58%) .NET
2 136 (9.59%) Web Services
3 86 (6.06%) XML
4 79 (5.57%) HTML
5 68 (4.80%) Middleware
6 60 (4.23%) J2EE
6 60 (4.23%) RESTful
7 50 (3.53%) CSS
8 47 (3.31%) jQuery
9 37 (2.61%) STL
10 36 (2.54%) SOAP
11 35 (2.47%) JSON
12 30 (2.12%) JMS
12 30 (2.12%) REST
13 27 (1.90%) .NET Framework
14 25 (1.76%) ASP.NET
15 24 (1.69%) AngularJS
15 24 (1.69%) IBM Integration Bus
15 24 (1.69%) Spring
16 23 (1.62%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 98 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 57 (4.02%) Data Centre
4 43 (3.03%) CMDB
5 40 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 39 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 32 (2.26%) Clustering
9 21 (1.48%) Smart Meter
10 20 (1.41%) Equities
10 20 (1.41%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.34%) Replication
12 18 (1.27%) Derivative
12 18 (1.27%) Mainframe
13 17 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 16 (1.13%) PMI
15 15 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 15 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (0.99%) Fixed Income
16 14 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 301 (21.23%) Linux
2 295 (20.80%) Windows
3 224 (15.80%) Unix
4 100 (7.05%) Windows Server
5 92 (6.49%) AIX
6 85 (5.99%) Solaris
7 48 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (1.97%) Android
9 28 (1.97%) HPUX
9 28 (1.97%) Windows XP
10 22 (1.55%) CentOS
11 20 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.06%) OS/390
12 15 (1.06%) Windows 7
12 15 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 14 (0.99%) Ubuntu
13 14 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
14 10 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 414 (29.20%) ITIL
2 407 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (19.32%) Configuration Management
4 266 (18.76%) Change Management
5 230 (16.22%) DevOps
6 208 (14.67%) Project Management
7 169 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
7 169 (11.92%) Service Delivery
8 152 (10.72%) Scrum
9 147 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 127 (8.96%) Problem Management
11 110 (7.76%) Service Management
12 105 (7.40%) SDLC
13 103 (7.26%) Incident Management
14 102 (7.19%) SOA
15 93 (6.56%) Migration
16 85 (5.99%) OO
17 84 (5.92%) Root Cause Analysis
18 79 (5.57%) User Acceptance Testing
19 74 (5.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 304 (21.44%) Java
2 268 (18.90%) SQL
3 120 (8.46%) Python
4 116 (8.18%) Perl
5 114 (8.04%) JavaScript
5 114 (8.04%) PowerShell
6 102 (7.19%) C#
7 80 (5.64%) C++
8 55 (3.88%) Ruby
9 45 (3.17%) Bash Shell
10 41 (2.89%) VBScript
11 39 (2.75%) Shell Script
12 37 (2.61%) C
13 31 (2.19%) PHP
14 28 (1.97%) T-SQL
15 22 (1.55%) VB
16 20 (1.41%) VB.NET
17 19 (1.34%) Groovy
18 16 (1.13%) Korn
19 15 (1.06%) Scala
Qualifications
1 185 (13.05%) Security Cleared
2 128 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 87 (6.14%) Degree
4 57 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
5 36 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 25 (1.76%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.62%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 15 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (1.06%) PMP
10 14 (0.99%) ISEB
11 12 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.35%) MCDBA
14 5 (0.35%) MCSE
15 4 (0.28%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.28%) CAPM
15 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (5.99%) QA
2 69 (4.87%) SLA
3 32 (2.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 27 (1.90%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.99%) COBIT
5 14 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.21%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.071%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.071%) SDET
10 1 (0.071%) TickIT
10 1 (0.071%) WAI
10 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 78 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.46%) Docker
3 36 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.63%) XenApp
7 8 (0.56%) Firmware
8 7 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.42%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.35%) vSphere
10 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.28%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.21%) NFS
12 3 (0.21%) RACF
12 3 (0.21%) Squid
12 3 (0.21%) vCloud
13 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 125 (8.82%) Puppet
2 108 (7.62%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (3.81%) Ansible
4 40 (2.82%) SCCM
5 31 (2.19%) Tivoli
6 30 (2.12%) Kubernetes
7 27 (1.90%) SCOM
8 23 (1.62%) logstash
9 19 (1.34%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 17 (1.20%) Control-M
12 16 (1.13%) Kibana
12 16 (1.13%) Nagios
12 16 (1.13%) Netcool
13 15 (1.06%) Salt
14 14 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
15 10 (0.71%) HP SiteScope
16 9 (0.63%) Casper Suite
16 9 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
17 8 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 296 (20.87%) Microsoft
2 242 (17.07%) Oracle
3 93 (6.56%) Red Hat
4 87 (6.14%) HP
5 77 (5.43%) IBM
6 68 (4.80%) ServiceNow
7 52 (3.67%) SAP
8 50 (3.53%) VMware
9 38 (2.68%) CA
10 37 (2.61%) Citrix
11 34 (2.40%) Google
12 29 (2.05%) Atlassian
13 28 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
14 27 (1.90%) Symantec
15 25 (1.76%) Cisco
16 21 (1.48%) Informatica
17 20 (1.41%) Remedy
18 19 (1.34%) Sun
19 15 (1.06%) Splunk
20 13 (0.92%) New Relic
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London
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Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
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Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
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City of London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
IQUO
Posted: Yesterday
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
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West London
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Rate: £450 - £475 per day
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London
Lorien Resourcing
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London
Tata Consultancy services
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
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Cognitive Group Ltd
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Essex
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Winchester, Hampshire
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