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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 228 228 209
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing Release Management 608 513 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 0.92% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.21% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 315 298
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £43.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.06% -29.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £30.00 £33.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £33.45 £62.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £43.55
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -29.96%

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +10 553 £425 +6.25% 113
London +4 251 £460 +8.23% 46
South East +29 133 £377 -3.26% 14
Berkshire +24 54 £340 +7.93% 4
City of London -15 43 £443 +10.62% 12
Hampshire +18 37 £375 -21.05% 4
South West -7 37 £430 +7.50% 19
North West -21 37 £425 +31.78% 1
Yorkshire -12 32 £380 +8.57% 4
Scotland +1 30 £425 +34.92% 2
East of England -6 28 £455 +43.30% 8
West Yorkshire -14 25 £380 +8.57% 3
Leeds -13 21 £380 +4.10% 2
Manchester -8 20 £475 +47.28% 1
Surrey -8 16 £428 +6.87% 4
Gloucestershire -9 16 £438 +2.94% 2
East Midlands -3 15 £413 +51.37% 5
Cardiff +6 14 £385 -
South Wales +2 14 £385 -
Edinburgh -3 14 £438 +9.37% 1
Wales -14 14 £385 -
Hertfordshire +12 13 £455 +18.18% 3
Basingstoke - 13 £365 -
Bracknell +2 12 £322 -
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £349 +7.30% 1
Glasgow +9 10 £425 +34.92% 1
West Midlands +9 10 £400 -3.03% 10
Milton Keynes +1 10 £349 - 1
Cheshire -11 10 £425 +28.78%
Wiltshire +10 9 £450 -2.70% 5

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 292 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (23.32%) Finance
3 240 (21.45%) ITIL
4 225 (20.11%) Java
5 220 (19.66%) SQL
6 205 (18.32%) Microsoft
7 190 (16.98%) Change Management
8 189 (16.89%) Windows
9 181 (16.18%) Oracle
10 176 (15.73%) Linux
11 175 (15.64%) Configuration Management
12 171 (15.28%) SQL Server
13 163 (14.57%) .NET
14 155 (13.85%) Banking
15 153 (13.67%) Project Management
16 152 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
17 137 (12.24%) Scrum
18 133 (11.89%) UNIX
19 131 (11.71%) Subversion
20 126 (11.26%) C#
21 123 (10.99%) Security Cleared
22 117 (10.46%) Git (software)
23 115 (10.28%) Service Management
23 115 (10.28%) SDLC
24 112 (10.01%) Team Foundation Server
24 112 (10.01%) QA
25 109 (9.74%) TDD
26 103 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
27 101 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
28 100 (8.94%) Jenkins

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 57 (5.09%) Apache
2 50 (4.47%) IIS
3 46 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 43 (3.84%) SharePoint
5 38 (3.40%) Confluence
6 35 (3.13%) WebSphere
7 31 (2.77%) JBoss
8 24 (2.14%) MQSeries
9 20 (1.79%) WebLogic
10 19 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (1.16%) OpenStack
11 13 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.98%) SAS
13 9 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.71%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.71%) nginx
15 7 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 6 (0.54%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 98 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.40%) MS Office
3 28 (2.50%) MS Project
4 15 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.089%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.80%) Agresso
3 5 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.36%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.36%) SAP SRM
4 4 (0.36%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.27%) ACBS
5 3 (0.27%) Algo Collateral
5 3 (0.27%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.27%) RMDS
5 3 (0.27%) SAP QM
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.18%) Maximo
6 2 (0.18%) Adaptiv
6 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.25%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.54%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.36%) Office 365
8 4 (0.36%) PaaS
9 3 (0.27%) SaaS
9 3 (0.27%) IaaS
9 3 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.18%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.18%) Heroku
10 2 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.089%) Force.com
11 1 (0.089%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.14%) Firewall
2 21 (1.88%) DNS
3 12 (1.07%) HTTP
3 12 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.07%) LDAP
4 11 (0.98%) SAN
4 11 (0.98%) Internet
5 10 (0.89%) SSL
6 8 (0.71%) DHCP
7 7 (0.63%) SSH
8 6 (0.54%) BIG-IP
8 6 (0.54%) SMS
8 6 (0.54%) 4G
9 5 (0.45%) WAN
9 5 (0.45%) ATM
9 5 (0.45%) FTP
9 5 (0.45%) 3G
10 4 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.36%) DSL
10 4 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 77 (6.88%) MongoDB
3 64 (5.72%) Oracle Database
4 41 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 32 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 27 (2.41%) MySQL
9 25 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (2.06%) NoSQL
10 23 (2.06%) DB2
10 23 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 18 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
14 12 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 131 (11.71%) Subversion
2 117 (10.46%) Git (software)
3 112 (10.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 100 (8.94%) Jenkins
5 93 (8.31%) Maven
6 83 (7.42%) JIRA
7 52 (4.65%) Ant
8 41 (3.66%) ClearCase
9 32 (2.86%) TeamCity
10 30 (2.68%) Hudson
11 29 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 26 (2.32%) NUnit
13 25 (2.23%) Selenium
14 21 (1.88%) Cucumber
15 20 (1.79%) Apache Ivy
16 18 (1.61%) Gradle
17 17 (1.52%) JUnit
18 16 (1.43%) Mercurial
18 16 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 15 (1.34%) MSBuild
General
1 261 (23.32%) Finance
2 155 (13.85%) Banking
3 61 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 56 (5.00%) Retail
5 41 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 22 (1.97%) Back Office
7 20 (1.79%) Legal
8 17 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.43%) Front Office
10 15 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.34%) Retail Banking
11 13 (1.16%) Marketing
12 11 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.80%) Law
14 5 (0.45%) Billing
14 5 (0.45%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.45%) French Language
15 4 (0.36%) Local Government
15 4 (0.36%) Electronics
16 3 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 233 (20.82%) Developer
2 154 (13.76%) Analyst
3 141 (12.60%) Release Manager
4 81 (7.24%) Java Developer
5 77 (6.88%) Project Manager
6 55 (4.92%) Consultant
7 42 (3.75%) Architect
8 39 (3.49%) Service Manager
9 33 (2.95%) DBA
10 32 (2.86%) Test Manager
11 29 (2.59%) Business Analyst
12 25 (2.23%) SQL DBA
12 25 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
12 25 (2.23%) DevOps Engineer
13 24 (2.14%) Environment Manager
13 24 (2.14%) .NET Developer
14 23 (2.06%) Senior Developer
15 22 (1.97%) Support Analyst
15 22 (1.97%) Build Manager
16 21 (1.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (14.57%) .NET
2 92 (8.22%) Web Services
3 65 (5.81%) XML
4 64 (5.72%) HTML
4 64 (5.72%) Middleware
5 62 (5.54%) J2EE
6 61 (5.45%) Spring
7 53 (4.74%) SOAP
8 39 (3.49%) ASP.NET
9 37 (3.31%) Hibernate
10 36 (3.22%) .NET Framework
11 35 (3.13%) RESTful
12 34 (3.04%) AngularJS
13 32 (2.86%) WCF
14 30 (2.68%) CSS
15 29 (2.59%) JSON
16 27 (2.41%) JMS
17 24 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 23 (2.06%) Unity DI Container
19 22 (1.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 101 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 44 (3.93%) Data Centre
4 31 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 22 (1.97%) CMDB
6 20 (1.79%) N-Tier
7 16 (1.43%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.25%) Replication
9 13 (1.16%) Clustering
10 11 (0.98%) Derivative
10 11 (0.98%) Market Risk
11 10 (0.89%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (0.80%) FMCG
13 8 (0.71%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.63%) iSeries
14 7 (0.63%) RIA
14 7 (0.63%) SWIFT
15 6 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
15 6 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 189 (16.89%) Windows
2 176 (15.73%) Linux
3 133 (11.89%) UNIX
4 31 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (2.23%) AIX
6 22 (1.97%) Solaris
7 20 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.52%) Windows XP
9 15 (1.34%) Android
10 14 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.63%) CentOS
12 5 (0.45%) OS/390
12 5 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.36%) VMS
14 3 (0.27%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (21.45%) ITIL
3 190 (16.98%) Change Management
4 175 (15.64%) Configuration Management
5 153 (13.67%) Project Management
6 152 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
7 137 (12.24%) Scrum
8 115 (10.28%) Service Management
8 115 (10.28%) SDLC
9 109 (9.74%) TDD
10 103 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 85 (7.60%) DevOps
12 83 (7.42%) Problem Management
13 80 (7.15%) Service Delivery
14 77 (6.88%) OO
15 72 (6.43%) Migration
16 71 (6.34%) Continuous Improvement
17 69 (6.17%) SOA
18 68 (6.08%) Open Source
19 64 (5.72%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 225 (20.11%) Java
2 220 (19.66%) SQL
3 126 (11.26%) C#
4 94 (8.40%) Python
5 87 (7.77%) Perl
6 67 (5.99%) JavaScript
7 65 (5.81%) C++
8 64 (5.72%) PowerShell
9 46 (4.11%) Ruby
10 41 (3.66%) T-SQL
11 37 (3.31%) PL/SQL
12 35 (3.13%) C
12 35 (3.13%) PHP
12 35 (3.13%) Bash Shell
13 30 (2.68%) Scala
14 28 (2.50%) Shell Script
15 26 (2.32%) Groovy
16 19 (1.70%) Lua
17 17 (1.52%) VBScript
18 13 (1.16%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 123 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 72 (6.43%) Degree
3 55 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 51 (4.56%) DV Cleared
5 42 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (2.32%) ISEB
7 20 (1.79%) ISTQB
8 15 (1.34%) Sun Certification
9 14 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
10 12 (1.07%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 9 (0.80%) RHCE
13 8 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.63%) PMP
14 7 (0.63%) SAP Certification
15 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.54%) OCPJP
15 6 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (10.01%) QA
2 36 (3.22%) SLA
3 5 (0.45%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.089%) GxP
6 1 (0.089%) BS7799
6 1 (0.089%) FATCA
6 1 (0.089%) PMBOK
System Software
1 29 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.07%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.89%) GridGain
5 9 (0.80%) Docker
6 7 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.36%) Varnish
8 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.27%) NFS
8 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.27%) vSphere
8 3 (0.27%) vCloud
9 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.18%) Firmware
9 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.18%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.18%) XenApp
10 1 (0.089%) XenServer
10 1 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 48 (4.29%) Puppet
2 33 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (2.06%) BladeLogic
5 22 (1.97%) SCCM
6 21 (1.88%) ITRS Geneos
7 16 (1.43%) Ansible
8 12 (1.07%) Tivoli
8 12 (1.07%) Nagios
9 10 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (0.89%) Control-M
10 9 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.71%) SCOM
11 8 (0.71%) Cacti
12 7 (0.63%) WSUS
12 7 (0.63%) SCOrch
12 7 (0.63%) Graphite
13 6 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.45%) StatsD
15 4 (0.36%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 205 (18.32%) Microsoft
2 181 (16.18%) Oracle
3 54 (4.83%) SAP
4 51 (4.56%) IBM
5 47 (4.20%) VMware
6 43 (3.84%) Red Hat
7 42 (3.75%) HP
8 33 (2.95%) Sybase
9 31 (2.77%) Remedy
10 28 (2.50%) Sun
11 20 (1.79%) Atlassian
12 19 (1.70%) Splunk
13 18 (1.61%) BMC
14 17 (1.52%) TIBCO
15 16 (1.43%) Informatica
16 15 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (1.34%) McAfee
16 15 (1.34%) ServiceNow
17 11 (0.98%) Twitter
18 10 (0.89%) Actimize
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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