The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 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.

Release Management
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 208 203
Rank change year-on-year -25 -5  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 426 586 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.03% 1.19% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.44% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 356 286
Median daily rate £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £34.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.23% -24.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £26.00 £17.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.20 £50.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% -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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34518 40706 39240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.29% 82.96% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22895 27022 24711
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1154
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in England

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in England

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in England

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Release Management in England

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
London -24 230 £495 +4.21% 41
South East +1 96 £450 +5.88% 8
South West +1 26 £394 +1.61% 10
East of England -9 21 £325 -35.00% 15
North West +14 17 £375 -21.05% 2
Yorkshire -1 11 £470 +4.44% 12
East Midlands -11 11 £300 -18.91% 1
West Midlands +1 10 £325 -18.75% 3
Release Management
UK

Release Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 324 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (26.89%) ITIL
3 187 (20.19%) SQL
4 178 (19.22%) Windows
5 172 (18.57%) DevOps
6 170 (18.36%) Finance
7 164 (17.71%) Linux
8 158 (17.06%) Change Management
9 153 (16.52%) Microsoft
10 145 (15.66%) Configuration Management
11 138 (14.90%) Scrum
12 129 (13.93%) Service Management
13 117 (12.63%) Banking
14 112 (12.10%) Java
14 112 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
15 111 (11.99%) Oracle
16 110 (11.88%) SQL Server
17 106 (11.45%) Security Cleared
18 105 (11.34%) Unix
19 104 (11.23%) .NET
20 100 (10.80%) Git (software)
21 98 (10.58%) SDLC
22 97 (10.48%) JIRA
23 94 (10.15%) Project Management
24 93 (10.04%) QA
25 90 (9.72%) JavaScript
26 84 (9.07%) MS Excel
27 83 (8.96%) SC Cleared
28 79 (8.53%) MVC
29 77 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 55 (5.94%) Confluence
2 42 (4.54%) WebSphere
3 41 (4.43%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.70%) IIS
5 19 (2.05%) Apache
6 13 (1.40%) nginx
7 9 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.86%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.86%) Drupal
8 8 (0.86%) SAS
8 8 (0.86%) SilverStripe
9 7 (0.76%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.54%) CMS
11 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (9.07%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 39 (4.21%) MS Office
4 19 (2.05%) MS Project
5 16 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.54%) Lorenzo
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.43%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 3 (0.32%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.11%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.11%) HFM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.11%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.18%) PaaS
2 46 (4.97%) IaaS
3 44 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (4.10%) SaaS
6 19 (2.05%) GitHub
7 7 (0.76%) Office 365
8 6 (0.65%) G Suite
9 5 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.43%) Boomi
10 4 (0.43%) Google Play
10 4 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.16%) Firewall
2 12 (1.30%) DNS
3 11 (1.19%) HTTP
3 11 (1.19%) LDAP
3 11 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.86%) Internet
4 8 (0.86%) SSL
5 7 (0.76%) DHCP
5 7 (0.76%) NAS
5 7 (0.76%) SAN
5 7 (0.76%) SMS
6 6 (0.65%) VPN
7 5 (0.54%) LAN
7 5 (0.54%) WAN
8 4 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.43%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.43%) Network Security
8 4 (0.43%) Wireless
8 4 (0.43%) ZigBee
9 3 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 53 (5.72%) Relational Database
3 44 (4.75%) Oracle Database
4 37 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (3.56%) MySQL
6 30 (3.24%) Big Data
7 27 (2.92%) OLTP
7 27 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (2.92%) Tick Data
8 25 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 25 (2.70%) MongoDB
9 24 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (2.59%) RDBMS
10 20 (2.16%) NoSQL
10 20 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
12 14 (1.51%) DB2
12 14 (1.51%) Redis
13 13 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (1.30%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 100 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 97 (10.48%) JIRA
3 69 (7.45%) Jenkins
4 53 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (4.21%) Selenium
6 34 (3.67%) Visual Studio
7 31 (3.35%) Subversion
8 30 (3.24%) Maven
9 22 (2.38%) TeamCity
10 20 (2.16%) Gradle
10 20 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
11 18 (1.94%) MSI
12 17 (1.84%) Hudson
13 15 (1.62%) Cucumber
14 14 (1.51%) MSBuild
15 13 (1.40%) Ant
15 13 (1.40%) JUnit
15 13 (1.40%) Mercurial
16 12 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (1.30%) TestRail
General
1 170 (18.36%) Finance
2 117 (12.63%) Banking
3 47 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 35 (3.78%) Front Office
5 32 (3.46%) Legal
6 24 (2.59%) Retail
7 20 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.73%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.62%) Marketing
10 14 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 11 (1.19%) Advertising
12 8 (0.86%) Back Office
13 7 (0.76%) Publishing
14 5 (0.54%) Electronics
15 4 (0.43%) Games
15 4 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.32%) Billing
16 3 (0.32%) Law
17 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 200 (21.60%) Developer
2 124 (13.39%) Release Manager
3 107 (11.56%) Analyst
4 54 (5.83%) Project Manager
5 44 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 40 (4.32%) C++ Developer
7 38 (4.10%) Support Analyst
8 32 (3.46%) Architect
9 30 (3.24%) Service Manager
10 28 (3.02%) Java Developer
11 26 (2.81%) .NET Developer
11 26 (2.81%) Consultant
11 26 (2.81%) Operations Engineer
12 21 (2.27%) Business Analyst
13 20 (2.16%) Change Manager
13 20 (2.16%) DBA
14 19 (2.05%) Applications Support
14 19 (2.05%) Delivery Manager
14 19 (2.05%) PHP Developer
14 19 (2.05%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (11.23%) .NET
2 66 (7.13%) Web Services
3 56 (6.05%) XML
4 53 (5.72%) AngularJS
5 47 (5.08%) HTML
6 40 (4.32%) CSS
7 39 (4.21%) ASP.NET
8 32 (3.46%) JSON
9 29 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (3.02%) STL
10 28 (3.02%) WCF
11 27 (2.92%) RESTful
12 26 (2.81%) .NET Framework
12 26 (2.81%) HTML5
12 26 (2.81%) Node.js
12 26 (2.81%) Velocity
13 25 (2.70%) REST
13 25 (2.70%) Spring
14 21 (2.27%) SOAP
15 19 (2.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.00%) Virtual Team
3 32 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.02%) CMDB
5 27 (2.92%) Data Centre
6 24 (2.59%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.48%) Tandem
8 19 (2.05%) Hedge funds
8 19 (2.05%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.84%) Equities
10 13 (1.40%) Smart Meter
11 12 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.30%) PMI
11 12 (1.30%) Web 2.0
12 10 (1.08%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.97%) Client/Server
14 8 (0.86%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.86%) Taxonomies
15 7 (0.76%) FMCG
16 6 (0.65%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 178 (19.22%) Windows
2 164 (17.71%) Linux
3 105 (11.34%) Unix
4 39 (4.21%) AIX
5 32 (3.46%) Windows XP
6 25 (2.70%) Windows 2000
7 22 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (2.38%) Windows Server
8 21 (2.27%) Android
9 16 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (1.51%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.51%) Solaris
11 11 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.97%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.76%) VME
14 7 (0.76%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.76%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.65%) HPUX
15 6 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (26.89%) ITIL
3 172 (18.57%) DevOps
4 158 (17.06%) Change Management
5 145 (15.66%) Configuration Management
6 138 (14.90%) Scrum
7 129 (13.93%) Service Management
8 112 (12.10%) Continuous Integration
9 98 (10.58%) SDLC
10 94 (10.15%) Project Management
11 79 (8.53%) MVC
12 77 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 71 (7.67%) TDD
14 70 (7.56%) Service Delivery
15 67 (7.24%) PRINCE2
16 66 (7.13%) Software Engineering
17 65 (7.02%) OO
18 64 (6.91%) Migration
19 51 (5.51%) Open Source
20 50 (5.40%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 187 (20.19%) SQL
2 112 (12.10%) Java
3 90 (9.72%) JavaScript
4 77 (8.32%) PowerShell
5 63 (6.80%) C++
6 60 (6.48%) C#
7 53 (5.72%) Python
8 42 (4.54%) Perl
9 35 (3.78%) Shell Script
10 33 (3.56%) T-SQL
11 26 (2.81%) VB
12 24 (2.59%) Bash Shell
12 24 (2.59%) PHP
13 18 (1.94%) Ruby
14 16 (1.73%) VBScript
15 12 (1.30%) Korn
16 11 (1.19%) Scala
17 10 (1.08%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.97%) C
18 9 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 106 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 83 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.37%) Degree
4 35 (3.78%) ITIL Certification
5 34 (3.67%) ISEB
6 31 (3.35%) DV Cleared
7 22 (2.38%) PhD
8 16 (1.73%) PMP
9 14 (1.51%) PMI Certification
10 10 (1.08%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.76%) APMP
13 5 (0.54%) ECDL
13 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.32%) CCNA
15 3 (0.32%) CEH
15 3 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (10.04%) QA
2 59 (6.37%) SLA
3 28 (3.02%) PMO
4 12 (1.30%) MiFID
5 8 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.76%) EMIR
7 4 (0.43%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.22%) FATCA
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.11%) SDET
9 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.27%) Docker
4 10 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.54%) Firmware
7 4 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.43%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.43%) vSphere
8 3 (0.32%) HDFS
8 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.11%) KVM
10 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.11%) vCloud
10 1 (0.11%) Xen
10 1 (0.11%) XenApp
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (4.64%) Puppet
2 36 (3.89%) Ansible
3 34 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (2.48%) SCCM
5 10 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (1.08%) Netcool
6 9 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (0.86%) SCOM
7 8 (0.86%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.86%) WSUS
8 6 (0.65%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (0.65%) SELinux
8 6 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.54%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 4 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 153 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 111 (11.99%) Oracle
3 42 (4.54%) SAP
3 42 (4.54%) VMware
4 30 (3.24%) HP
5 27 (2.92%) ServiceNow
6 26 (2.81%) IBM
7 20 (2.16%) Google
8 19 (2.05%) Atlassian
9 17 (1.84%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.51%) Remedy
10 14 (1.51%) Splunk
10 14 (1.51%) Zend
11 11 (1.19%) BMC
12 10 (1.08%) Dell
13 9 (0.97%) CA
13 9 (0.97%) MuleSoft
14 8 (0.86%) Cisco
14 8 (0.86%) Intel Security
14 8 (0.86%) Symantec
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £226 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £454.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 26 days ago