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 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Release Management
Rank 175 204 235
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +31
Contract jobs citing Release Management 633 506 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 1.00% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.33% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 289 211
Average daily rate
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£450 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 10
Average hourly rate £47.50 £12.90 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+268.21% -36.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £12.18 £11.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £38.46 £23.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £12.90 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+268.21% -36.29%

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 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 4 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 4 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 +33 576 £450 +5.88% 116
London +14 256 £488 +13.37% 43
South East -38 107 £408 -1.21% 17
Yorkshire +16 67 £388 +10.71% 12
West Yorkshire +10 61 £400 +14.28% 8
Leeds +21 52 £400 +10.34% 5
City of London -3 50 £523 +16.11% 11
Berkshire +16 46 £420 +20.00% 1
Scotland -3 46 £410 +5.12% 7
South West +3 41 £475 +33.80% 7
North West +12 35 £320 - 18
East of England +14 22 £500 +21.21% 7
West Midlands -2 21 £356 -16.17% 7
Gloucestershire +4 20 £458 +48.70%
Edinburgh -6 20 £443 +14.93% 2
Cheltenham +1 17 £458 +34.11%
Surrey -17 17 £425 +6.25% 5
Hampshire -30 15 £425 -19.04% 5
Glasgow -5 12 £400 - 3
Wiltshire +2 11 £488 +52.94% 2
Manchester - 11 £425 - 13
East Midlands +13 10 £525 -27.58% 2
North East +11 10 £250 -33.55% 1
Tyne and Wear - 10 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £250 -
Staines - 10 £320 -
Stirling - 10 £400 - 1
Maidenhead - 9 £475 -
Bedfordshire +2 8 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -13 8 - - 2

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 360 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (23.11%) ITIL
3 274 (22.22%) Finance
4 259 (21.01%) Oracle
5 217 (17.60%) Java
6 214 (17.36%) SQL
7 209 (16.95%) Windows
8 203 (16.46%) Project Management
9 186 (15.09%) Configuration Management
10 182 (14.76%) Linux
11 175 (14.19%) SQL Server
12 173 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
13 165 (13.38%) Microsoft
14 161 (13.06%) Change Management
15 158 (12.81%) UNIX
16 151 (12.25%) .NET
17 147 (11.92%) Banking
18 135 (10.95%) Subversion
19 133 (10.79%) Security Cleared
20 129 (10.46%) XML
21 127 (10.30%) Scrum
22 124 (10.06%) Python
23 123 (9.98%) Jenkins
24 117 (9.49%) DevOps
25 108 (8.76%) Web Services
26 107 (8.68%) Service Management
27 106 (8.60%) OO
28 101 (8.19%) QA
29 96 (7.79%) PRINCE2
30 91 (7.38%) Perl

Release Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 63 (5.11%) Apache
2 60 (4.87%) IIS
3 43 (3.49%) Tomcat
4 42 (3.41%) Confluence
5 39 (3.16%) WebSphere
6 29 (2.35%) SharePoint
6 29 (2.35%) OpenStack
7 28 (2.27%) WebLogic
8 26 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
9 25 (2.03%) JBoss
10 23 (1.87%) SAS
11 17 (1.38%) CMS
12 16 (1.30%) FileNet
13 14 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (1.14%) MS Exchange
13 14 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.97%) MQSeries
14 12 (0.97%) GlassFish
15 10 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 10 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 76 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 52 (4.22%) MS Office
3 28 (2.27%) MS Project
4 16 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.24%) SPSS
8 1 (0.081%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.081%) Windchill
8 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 19 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (1.38%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.49%) SAP FI-AP
5 6 (0.49%) Oracle Utilities
5 6 (0.49%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.41%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.41%) SAP GRC
6 5 (0.41%) RMDS
7 4 (0.32%) Front Arena
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.24%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.24%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.62%) PaaS
3 14 (1.14%) Heroku
3 14 (1.14%) Engine Yard
4 13 (1.05%) SaaS
5 12 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.81%) IaaS
7 5 (0.41%) Office 365
8 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.081%) Route 53
10 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.89%) Firewall
2 40 (3.24%) TCP/IP
3 39 (3.16%) HTTP
4 32 (2.60%) DNS
5 21 (1.70%) Internet
6 17 (1.38%) VLAN
7 15 (1.22%) SAN
8 13 (1.05%) SSL
9 11 (0.89%) LAN
10 9 (0.73%) LDAP
10 9 (0.73%) WAN
11 8 (0.65%) Intranet
11 8 (0.65%) BIG-IP
12 7 (0.57%) LTE
12 7 (0.57%) GSM
12 7 (0.57%) UMTS
13 6 (0.49%) SMS
13 6 (0.49%) VPN
14 5 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 5 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.52%) Oracle Database
3 59 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (4.30%) NoSQL
4 53 (4.30%) MySQL
5 46 (3.73%) MongoDB
5 46 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 34 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 34 (2.76%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.68%) DB2
8 31 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (2.43%) RDBMS
10 26 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.38%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.22%) Big Data
13 15 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
14 14 (1.14%) Base SAS
14 14 (1.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 12 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 135 (10.95%) Subversion
2 123 (9.98%) Jenkins
3 85 (6.89%) Maven
4 84 (6.81%) JIRA
5 77 (6.24%) Git (software)
6 58 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 52 (4.22%) Ant
8 45 (3.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 42 (3.41%) ClearCase
10 40 (3.24%) Hudson
10 40 (3.24%) TeamCity
11 25 (2.03%) Visual Studio
12 24 (1.95%) Apache Ivy
13 17 (1.38%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.38%) NUnit
14 16 (1.30%) MSBuild
15 15 (1.22%) Selenium
16 12 (0.97%) Eclipse
16 12 (0.97%) CruiseControl
17 11 (0.89%) Mercurial
General
1 274 (22.22%) Finance
2 147 (11.92%) Banking
3 65 (5.27%) Investment Banking
3 65 (5.27%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.54%) Retail
5 27 (2.19%) Front Office
6 19 (1.54%) Legal
6 19 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (1.14%) Billing
9 11 (0.89%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.81%) Back Office
11 8 (0.65%) Law
11 8 (0.65%) Marketing
12 4 (0.32%) Automotive
12 4 (0.32%) Games
13 3 (0.24%) Local Government
13 3 (0.24%) Publishing
14 2 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 267 (21.65%) Developer
2 187 (15.17%) Release Manager
3 147 (11.92%) Analyst
4 83 (6.73%) Project Manager
5 62 (5.03%) Consultant
6 60 (4.87%) Java Developer
7 48 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
8 47 (3.81%) Architect
9 41 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
10 36 (2.92%) Test Manager
11 34 (2.76%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 31 (2.51%) Support Analyst
12 31 (2.51%) Environment Manager
13 29 (2.35%) Configuration Manager
14 28 (2.27%) Applications Support
15 27 (2.19%) Change Manager
16 26 (2.11%) Technical Manager
17 25 (2.03%) Service Manager
18 24 (1.95%) SAP Consultant
18 24 (1.95%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (12.25%) .NET
2 129 (10.46%) XML
3 108 (8.76%) Web Services
4 73 (5.92%) REST
5 72 (5.84%) SOAP
6 69 (5.60%) J2EE
7 60 (4.87%) Middleware
8 44 (3.57%) Spring
9 35 (2.84%) HTML
9 35 (2.84%) JSON
10 33 (2.68%) CSS
11 29 (2.35%) WCF
12 27 (2.19%) Hibernate
13 26 (2.11%) Ajax
14 25 (2.03%) ASP.NET
15 24 (1.95%) .NET Framework
16 23 (1.87%) AngularJS
17 20 (1.62%) MCollective
18 18 (1.46%) RESTful
19 17 (1.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.70%) Open Source
3 42 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 31 (2.51%) Clustering
5 30 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.19%) PMI
7 24 (1.95%) Mainframe
8 22 (1.78%) N-Tier
9 19 (1.54%) Derivative
9 19 (1.54%) CMDB
9 19 (1.54%) Device Driver
10 16 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.30%) Fixed Income
11 15 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
12 14 (1.14%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.05%) Replication
14 11 (0.89%) Credit Risk
15 10 (0.81%) PKI
15 10 (0.81%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 209 (16.95%) Windows
2 182 (14.76%) Linux
3 158 (12.81%) UNIX
4 53 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (2.19%) Ubuntu
6 23 (1.87%) CentOS
7 22 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.22%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.14%) Solaris
11 9 (0.73%) Android
11 9 (0.73%) AIX
12 8 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.49%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.49%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.41%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (23.11%) ITIL
3 203 (16.46%) Project Management
4 186 (15.09%) Configuration Management
5 173 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
6 161 (13.06%) Change Management
7 127 (10.30%) Scrum
8 117 (9.49%) DevOps
9 107 (8.68%) Service Management
10 106 (8.60%) OO
11 96 (7.79%) PRINCE2
12 91 (7.38%) TDD
13 86 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 78 (6.33%) Problem Management
15 77 (6.24%) Migration
16 71 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
17 70 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
18 69 (5.60%) Integration Testing
19 66 (5.35%) SOA
20 62 (5.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 217 (17.60%) Java
2 214 (17.36%) SQL
3 124 (10.06%) Python
4 91 (7.38%) Perl
5 85 (6.89%) C#
6 79 (6.41%) JavaScript
7 66 (5.35%) Shell Script
8 65 (5.27%) Bash Shell
9 54 (4.38%) Ruby
10 52 (4.22%) PowerShell
11 45 (3.65%) PHP
12 44 (3.57%) C++
13 34 (2.76%) Apex Code
14 33 (2.68%) PL/SQL
15 30 (2.43%) VBScript
16 23 (1.87%) VBA
16 23 (1.87%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.62%) C
18 18 (1.46%) Lua
19 17 (1.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 133 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 80 (6.49%) Degree
3 66 (5.35%) DV Cleared
4 58 (4.70%) SC Cleared
5 38 (3.08%) PMI Certification
6 34 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.30%) VCP4
7 16 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (1.14%) ISEB
8 14 (1.14%) Sun Certification
9 13 (1.05%) SAP Certification
10 12 (0.97%) PMP
11 10 (0.81%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.73%) OCPJP
12 9 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.41%) MCP
15 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (8.19%) QA
2 32 (2.60%) SLA
3 10 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.41%) COBIT
6 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.81%) Firmware
4 9 (0.73%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.57%) vSphere
5 7 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.49%) XenServer
6 6 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.41%) PowerHA
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.24%) Squid
10 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.16%) SRDF
11 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.081%) Ceph
11 1 (0.081%) KVM
11 1 (0.081%) GridGain
11 1 (0.081%) GPFS
11 1 (0.081%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 61 (4.95%) Puppet
2 28 (2.27%) Control-M
3 22 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (1.70%) Cobbler
5 18 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
7 15 (1.22%) Nagios
8 11 (0.89%) collectd
8 11 (0.89%) SCCM
8 11 (0.89%) BladeLogic
8 11 (0.89%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (0.81%) CA Endevor
10 8 (0.65%) logstash
10 8 (0.65%) Kibana
11 6 (0.49%) SCOM
12 4 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
12 4 (0.32%) Ansible
12 4 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 259 (21.01%) Oracle
2 165 (13.38%) Microsoft
3 83 (6.73%) SAP
4 79 (6.41%) VMware
5 67 (5.43%) IBM
6 43 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 36 (2.92%) Remedy
9 26 (2.11%) Sun
10 24 (1.95%) HP
11 23 (1.87%) ServiceNow
12 21 (1.70%) Cisco
12 21 (1.70%) Perforce
13 17 (1.38%) Atlassian
13 17 (1.38%) BMC
14 15 (1.22%) Twitter
15 14 (1.14%) F5
16 13 (1.05%) ATG
17 12 (0.97%) TIBCO
17 12 (0.97%) Citrix
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