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 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 179 257
Rank change year-on-year -55 +78  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 442 706 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 1.43% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.71% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 467 273
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 £321 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £399
% change year-on-year +12.66% -6.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 9
Median hourly rate £15.83 £26.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.11% +28.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £19.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.03 £37.13 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £34.25 £20.59
% change year-on-year -42.59% +66.32%  

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 36606 41272 40599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.68% 83.46% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 92153 104845 92956
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2818 2673 2706
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £50.78 £51.25
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 England

Job postings citing Release Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -56 236 £475 -5.00% 50
South East -6 92 £450 +5.88% 16
Midlands +6 34 £350 -12.50% 6
North of England -15 34 £425 +45.29% 15
South West +2 26 £425 - 5
North West +29 23 £425 - 6
East Midlands -10 22 £335 -10.66% 1
East of England -2 19 £450 +21.62% 8
West Midlands +15 12 £400 -9.85% 5
North East +16 6 £468 +66.96% 2
Yorkshire -3 5 £315 -21.25% 7
Release Management
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 290 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (25.00%) ITIL
3 197 (22.59%) Finance
4 170 (19.50%) SQL
5 169 (19.38%) Windows
6 157 (18.00%) DevOps
7 146 (16.74%) Microsoft
8 145 (16.63%) Continuous Integration
9 132 (15.14%) Scrum
10 118 (13.53%) Java
11 114 (13.07%) SQL Server
12 111 (12.73%) .NET
12 111 (12.73%) Linux
13 105 (12.04%) Banking
14 104 (11.93%) Configuration Management
15 103 (11.81%) TDD
16 102 (11.70%) Project Management
17 101 (11.58%) Change Management
18 95 (10.89%) Jenkins
19 92 (10.55%) JIRA
20 91 (10.44%) PowerShell
20 91 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
21 90 (10.32%) Service Management
22 89 (10.21%) SDLC
23 86 (9.86%) Oracle
23 86 (9.86%) Git (software)
24 85 (9.75%) JavaScript
24 85 (9.75%) Migration
25 83 (9.52%) Security Cleared
26 80 (9.17%) C#

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 45 (5.16%) Confluence
2 37 (4.24%) SharePoint
3 36 (4.13%) IIS
4 21 (2.41%) Apache
5 18 (2.06%) nginx
6 14 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.61%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.26%) CMS
8 10 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.03%) Apache Spark
9 9 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.80%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.57%) Jetty
12 5 (0.57%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.46%) JBoss
13 4 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 47 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.46%) Endur
6 4 (0.46%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.23%) Front Arena
8 2 (0.23%) Lorenzo
8 2 (0.23%) Maximo
8 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.10%) PaaS
4 26 (2.98%) IaaS
5 14 (1.61%) SaaS
6 12 (1.38%) Office 365
7 9 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 9 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.92%) GitHub
9 4 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.46%) Boomi
9 4 (0.46%) G Suite
9 4 (0.46%) Google Play
9 4 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.34%) Heroku
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.23%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.64%) Firewall
2 17 (1.95%) DNS
3 14 (1.61%) SMS
4 13 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.38%) WAN
6 11 (1.26%) LAN
7 10 (1.15%) DHCP
8 9 (1.03%) Internet
8 9 (1.03%) NAS
8 9 (1.03%) Wireless
9 7 (0.80%) VPN
10 6 (0.69%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.69%) HTTP
11 5 (0.57%) LDAP
11 5 (0.57%) SAN
11 5 (0.57%) SNMP
11 5 (0.57%) SSL
11 5 (0.57%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.73%) Relational Database
3 46 (5.28%) MySQL
4 38 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (3.44%) NoSQL
6 29 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (3.10%) Oracle Database
8 24 (2.75%) Tick Data
9 22 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (2.18%) MongoDB
10 19 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (2.06%) DB2
11 18 (2.06%) Hadoop
11 18 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
12 17 (1.95%) OLTP
12 17 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (1.61%) Big Data
13 14 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 95 (10.89%) Jenkins
2 92 (10.55%) JIRA
3 91 (10.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 86 (9.86%) Git (software)
5 46 (5.28%) Maven
5 46 (5.28%) Visual Studio
6 45 (5.16%) Subversion
7 30 (3.44%) JUnit
7 30 (3.44%) Selenium
8 29 (3.33%) Cucumber
9 26 (2.98%) TeamCity
10 22 (2.52%) Gradle
11 19 (2.18%) MSBuild
11 19 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.83%) Mockito
12 16 (1.83%) MSI
12 16 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (1.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 197 (22.59%) Finance
2 105 (12.04%) Banking
3 47 (5.39%) Front Office
4 41 (4.70%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.67%) Retail
6 21 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.06%) Back Office
7 18 (2.06%) Publishing
8 17 (1.95%) Legal
8 17 (1.95%) Marketing
9 14 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.49%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.57%) Advertising
11 5 (0.57%) Electronics
11 5 (0.57%) Law
11 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.46%) Automotive
12 4 (0.46%) Local Government
13 3 (0.34%) Billing
14 2 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 219 (25.11%) Developer
2 122 (13.99%) Analyst
3 95 (10.89%) Release Manager
4 57 (6.54%) Project Manager
5 54 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 47 (5.39%) Java Developer
7 38 (4.36%) .NET Developer
8 35 (4.01%) Consultant
9 33 (3.78%) Business Analyst
10 32 (3.67%) Architect
11 31 (3.56%) Service Manager
11 31 (3.56%) Support Analyst
12 29 (3.33%) Applications Support
13 23 (2.64%) Test Manager
14 22 (2.52%) Quantitative Developer
15 20 (2.29%) C# Developer
16 19 (2.18%) C++ Developer
16 19 (2.18%) Front Office Developer
17 18 (2.06%) Environment And Release Manager
17 18 (2.06%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (12.73%) .NET
2 57 (6.54%) XML
3 54 (6.19%) Web Services
4 41 (4.70%) AngularJS
5 39 (4.47%) WCF
6 38 (4.36%) HTML
7 37 (4.24%) ASP.NET
8 36 (4.13%) .NET Framework
9 31 (3.56%) JSON
9 31 (3.56%) Spring
10 30 (3.44%) REST
10 30 (3.44%) RESTful
11 28 (3.21%) CSS
11 28 (3.21%) SOAP
12 26 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 22 (2.52%) HTML5
14 19 (2.18%) Node.js
15 17 (1.95%) Entity Framework
15 17 (1.95%) React
Miscellaneous
1 48 (5.50%) Data Centre
1 48 (5.50%) Management Information System
2 45 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.44%) CMDB
5 20 (2.29%) Equities
6 18 (2.06%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.95%) PMI
7 17 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.49%) Hedge funds
8 13 (1.49%) Smart Meter
9 12 (1.38%) Fixed Income
10 11 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.03%) Derivative
11 9 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.03%) Market Risk
12 8 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.92%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 169 (19.38%) Windows
2 111 (12.73%) Linux
3 58 (6.65%) Unix
4 32 (3.67%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.83%) Android
6 13 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.26%) Windows Vista
8 9 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.80%) CentOS
9 7 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.57%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.46%) Solaris
11 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (25.00%) ITIL
3 157 (18.00%) DevOps
4 145 (16.63%) Continuous Integration
5 132 (15.14%) Scrum
6 104 (11.93%) Configuration Management
7 103 (11.81%) TDD
8 102 (11.70%) Project Management
9 101 (11.58%) Change Management
10 90 (10.32%) Service Management
11 89 (10.21%) SDLC
12 85 (9.75%) Migration
13 77 (8.83%) Test Automation
14 72 (8.26%) MVC
15 69 (7.91%) OO
16 64 (7.34%) PRINCE2
17 60 (6.88%) Incident Management
18 55 (6.31%) User Acceptance Testing
19 48 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (5.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 170 (19.50%) SQL
2 118 (13.53%) Java
3 91 (10.44%) PowerShell
4 85 (9.75%) JavaScript
5 80 (9.17%) C#
6 52 (5.96%) C++
7 46 (5.28%) Python
8 35 (4.01%) Shell Script
9 32 (3.67%) T-SQL
10 30 (3.44%) Bash Shell
11 23 (2.64%) Ruby
12 20 (2.29%) VB
12 20 (2.29%) VB.NET
13 18 (2.06%) PHP
14 17 (1.95%) Perl
15 14 (1.61%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.15%) C
16 10 (1.15%) ES6
17 8 (0.92%) F#
17 8 (0.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 83 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 69 (7.91%) Degree
3 52 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 40 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
5 34 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 25 (2.87%) ISEB
7 22 (2.52%) PhD
8 21 (2.41%) PMP
9 20 (2.29%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.69%) APMP
13 6 (0.69%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.46%) CCNA
15 4 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.68%) QA
2 33 (3.78%) SLA
3 21 (2.41%) PMO
4 13 (1.49%) MiFID
5 7 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.80%) EMIR
6 6 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.11%) IFRS
11 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 29 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.75%) Docker
4 6 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.57%) Firmware
5 5 (0.57%) HDFS
5 5 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.46%) vSphere
7 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.23%) KVM
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.23%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (5.73%) Puppet
2 49 (5.62%) Ansible
3 38 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (2.29%) SCCM
5 15 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (1.72%) Terraform
6 12 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
7 7 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.80%) Oozie
7 7 (0.80%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.69%) Netcool
9 5 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.57%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 5 (0.57%) WSUS
10 4 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
10 4 (0.46%) OpenView
10 4 (0.46%) Packer
10 4 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 146 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 86 (9.86%) Oracle
3 46 (5.28%) SAP
4 35 (4.01%) VMware
5 34 (3.90%) ServiceNow
6 28 (3.21%) HP
7 23 (2.64%) IBM
8 17 (1.95%) Atlassian
9 15 (1.72%) Remedy
10 14 (1.61%) BMC
10 14 (1.61%) McAfee
10 14 (1.61%) Murex
11 12 (1.38%) Cisco
11 12 (1.38%) Splunk
11 12 (1.38%) Zend
12 10 (1.15%) Google
13 9 (1.03%) Calypso
13 9 (1.03%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.03%) Perforce
13 9 (1.03%) Sophis
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