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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Release Management
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 61 62 66
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 10 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.11% 1.85% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 2.23% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 8
Median daily rate £450 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £375 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £545 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -39.44% -5.26%  

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 763 1255 1169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.59% 82.78% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 704 662
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Release Management in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Edinburgh

Release Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 9 (37.50%) .NET
1 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (25.00%) Project Management
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Banking
4 5 (20.83%) Linux
4 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) Puppet
5 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (12.50%) QA
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (12.50%) Data Management
6 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 3 (12.50%) Finance
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Python
6 3 (12.50%) PaaS
6 3 (12.50%) IaaS
6 3 (12.50%) SDLC
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) Planning and Forecasting
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server

Release Management
Top Related 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 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) IaaS
1 3 (12.50%) PaaS
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Route 53
2 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Operations Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) Operations Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Server Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) SSIS Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Web Applications Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) Java EE
2 2 (8.33%) RESTful
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) WinForms
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) CMDB
1 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Unix
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Data Management
3 3 (12.50%) SDLC
3 3 (12.50%) Service Management
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Ansible
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) DevExpress
3 1 (4.17%) F5
3 1 (4.17%) Sybase
3 1 (4.17%) VMware