The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Release Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Release Management over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Release Management
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 95 75
Rank change year-on-year +26 -20  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.81% 0.45% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.52% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Median daily rate £390 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.85% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £388 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £488 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year -44.61% +72.39%  

Release Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1025 1149 1165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.47% 85.30% 82.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 628 605
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Release Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Release Management in Edinburgh

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Release Management in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Edinburgh

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Edinburgh

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Release Management in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 11 (55.00%) Project Management
1 11 (55.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (40.00%) Service Management
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
3 7 (35.00%) Process Management
3 7 (35.00%) ITSM
3 7 (35.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 6 (30.00%) Programme Management
4 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
5 5 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
5 5 (25.00%) QA
6 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Change Management
6 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (20.00%) .NET
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 3 (15.00%) Python
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Data Management
7 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (10.00%) Product Management
8 2 (10.00%) Puppet
8 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (10.00%) RESTful
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Operations Manager
1 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Operations Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
3 3 (15.00%) IT Operations Manager
3 3 (15.00%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Service Operations Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Application Development Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Drupal Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Web Applications Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) Java EE
2 2 (10.00%) RESTful
2 2 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Project Management
1 11 (55.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Service Management
3 7 (35.00%) ITSM
3 7 (35.00%) Planning and Forecasting
3 7 (35.00%) Process Management
4 6 (30.00%) Programme Management
4 6 (30.00%) Quality Management
4 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) PRINCE
6 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Change Management
6 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.00%) Data Management
8 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.00%) CRM
8 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (15.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Ansible
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.00%) Sybase
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
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