Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 212 241
Rank change year-on-year -41 +29 +7
Contract jobs citing Release Management 946 1247 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.27% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.51% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 781 710
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.96%
10th Percentile £313 £255 £288
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £449 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.57% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 7
England median hourly rate £26.05 £32.40 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.59% +66.15% -40.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £43.00 £37.00 £32.20
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £32.66 £23.00
% change year-on-year +1.81% +41.98% -29.23%

Release Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80039 82853 86098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.68% 84.20% 81.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53826 55230 56760
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1870 2132 2519
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -66 481 £475 - 33
South East +45 240 £450 +5.88% 12
Midlands +29 81 £350 -20.45% 4
North of England -77 61 £425 +13.33% 24
South West +5 46 £425 +21.43% 5
West Midlands +12 45 £413 -10.03% 3
East of England -64 39 £450 +5.88% 7
East Midlands +17 36 £300 -20.00% 1
North West -9 36 £425 +11.48% 16
Yorkshire -4 19 £475 -11.63% 7
North East -25 6 £463 +56.78% 1
Release Management
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 390 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (28.65%) Finance
3 219 (23.15%) DevOps
4 204 (21.56%) ITIL
5 177 (18.71%) Microsoft
6 164 (17.34%) Windows
7 163 (17.23%) Java
8 155 (16.38%) Scrum
9 153 (16.17%) SQL
10 151 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
11 144 (15.22%) Linux
12 123 (13.00%) Project Management
13 118 (12.47%) Configuration Management
14 117 (12.37%) Continuous Delivery
15 114 (12.05%) .NET
16 112 (11.84%) Change Management
17 106 (11.21%) Degree
17 106 (11.21%) Test Automation
18 105 (11.10%) Jenkins
18 105 (11.10%) QA
18 105 (11.10%) PowerShell
19 104 (10.99%) SDLC
20 101 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
21 99 (10.47%) TDD
22 93 (9.83%) Oracle
23 92 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
24 91 (9.62%) SQL Server
25 83 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
26 81 (8.56%) Banking
27 80 (8.46%) Service 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 41 (4.33%) Confluence
2 32 (3.38%) IIS
3 31 (3.28%) CMS
4 30 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 28 (2.96%) WebSphere
6 23 (2.43%) OpenStack
7 21 (2.22%) Apache
8 20 (2.11%) SAS
8 20 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.90%) nginx
10 14 (1.48%) MS Exchange
11 13 (1.37%) JBoss
12 12 (1.27%) WebLogic
13 10 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.85%) Drupal
14 8 (0.85%) Jetty
15 6 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.53%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.53%) Documentum
Applications
1 56 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.32%) Infor LN
4 3 (0.32%) Siebel CRM
4 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.21%) Maximo
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.21%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.11%) HFM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 101 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (4.97%) IaaS
4 44 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
5 41 (4.33%) PaaS
6 18 (1.90%) GitHub
7 14 (1.48%) Office 365
8 13 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
9 11 (1.16%) OpenShift
10 10 (1.06%) Trello
11 9 (0.95%) Slack
12 8 (0.85%) SaaS
13 5 (0.53%) Boomi
14 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.42%) npm
14 4 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 3 (0.32%) Route 53
15 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.03%) Firewall
2 27 (2.85%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.22%) HTTP
4 19 (2.01%) DNS
5 16 (1.69%) NAS
5 16 (1.69%) WAN
6 14 (1.48%) SAN
7 13 (1.37%) LAN
8 10 (1.06%) DHCP
8 10 (1.06%) Internet
9 9 (0.95%) VPN
9 9 (0.95%) Wireless
10 8 (0.85%) Network Security
11 7 (0.74%) BIG-IP
12 6 (0.63%) Broadband
12 6 (0.63%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.53%) IPv4
13 5 (0.53%) IPv6
13 5 (0.53%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.53%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (4.02%) MySQL
4 37 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 25 (2.64%) NoSQL
6 20 (2.11%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.90%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.48%) OLAP
10 13 (1.37%) MarkLogic
10 13 (1.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
11 12 (1.27%) Power BI
12 10 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
13 8 (0.85%) GIS
13 8 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 105 (11.10%) Jenkins
2 83 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 78 (8.25%) Git (software)
4 74 (7.82%) JIRA
5 57 (6.03%) Maven
6 46 (4.86%) Selenium
7 41 (4.33%) Visual Studio
8 34 (3.59%) Subversion
9 32 (3.38%) TeamCity
10 29 (3.07%) Cucumber
11 24 (2.54%) JUnit
12 21 (2.22%) MSBuild
12 21 (2.22%) MSI
13 19 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
13 19 (2.01%) SpecFlow
14 18 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
15 16 (1.69%) Mockito
16 14 (1.48%) Calabash
17 13 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 271 (28.65%) Finance
2 81 (8.56%) Banking
3 40 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 34 (3.59%) Financial Institution
5 30 (3.17%) Retail
6 29 (3.07%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.75%) Marketing
8 25 (2.64%) Back Office
9 20 (2.11%) Electronics
9 20 (2.11%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.69%) Publishing
11 11 (1.16%) Local Government
11 11 (1.16%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.06%) Front Office
12 10 (1.06%) Legal
13 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.42%) Law
15 3 (0.32%) Games
16 2 (0.21%) Billing
16 2 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 192 (20.30%) Developer
2 106 (11.21%) Release Manager
3 87 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 84 (8.88%) Analyst
5 54 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 48 (5.07%) Java Developer
7 40 (4.23%) Architect
8 38 (4.02%) Linux Engineer
9 37 (3.91%) Administrator
9 37 (3.91%) Delivery Manager
10 35 (3.70%) .NET Developer
11 31 (3.28%) Applications Support
12 30 (3.17%) Consultant
13 27 (2.85%) Agile Delivery Manager
13 27 (2.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 26 (2.75%) Applications Engineer
14 26 (2.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 24 (2.54%) Senior Developer
16 23 (2.43%) Service Manager
17 22 (2.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (12.05%) .NET
2 76 (8.03%) Web Services
3 71 (7.51%) XML
4 37 (3.91%) HTML
5 36 (3.81%) RESTful
6 32 (3.38%) HTML5
6 32 (3.38%) Spring
7 31 (3.28%) Hibernate
8 29 (3.07%) AngularJS
9 28 (2.96%) REST
10 25 (2.64%) JSON
10 25 (2.64%) SOAP
11 22 (2.33%) ASP.NET
11 22 (2.33%) CSS
11 22 (2.33%) Gherkin
12 21 (2.22%) J2EE
13 19 (2.01%) Java EE
14 18 (1.90%) JMS
14 18 (1.90%) WSH
15 17 (1.80%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.77%) Management Information System
2 51 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (2.54%) Data Centre
6 23 (2.43%) Mobile App
7 21 (2.22%) CMDB
8 20 (2.11%) User Experience
8 20 (2.11%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.69%) Mainframe
10 15 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.48%) Video\Live Streaming
12 12 (1.27%) PMI
13 11 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.16%) Derivative
13 11 (1.16%) Fintech
13 11 (1.16%) NHS
13 11 (1.16%) Video on Demand
14 10 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 164 (17.34%) Windows
2 144 (15.22%) Linux
3 73 (7.72%) Unix
4 40 (4.23%) Windows Server
5 30 (3.17%) Windows 7
6 22 (2.33%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.37%) CentOS
8 12 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.06%) Android
9 10 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.74%) Solaris
11 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.53%) VMS
13 3 (0.32%) MVS
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (23.15%) DevOps
3 204 (21.56%) ITIL
4 155 (16.38%) Scrum
5 151 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
6 123 (13.00%) Project Management
7 118 (12.47%) Configuration Management
8 117 (12.37%) Continuous Delivery
9 112 (11.84%) Change Management
10 106 (11.21%) Test Automation
11 104 (10.99%) SDLC
12 99 (10.47%) TDD
13 80 (8.46%) Service Management
14 75 (7.93%) BDD
15 73 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
16 71 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 70 (7.40%) Continuous Improvement
17 70 (7.40%) Migration
18 67 (7.08%) Problem Management
19 63 (6.66%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 163 (17.23%) Java
2 153 (16.17%) SQL
3 105 (11.10%) PowerShell
4 76 (8.03%) C#
4 76 (8.03%) Python
5 75 (7.93%) JavaScript
6 47 (4.97%) Ruby
7 38 (4.02%) Perl
8 35 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 33 (3.49%) T-SQL
10 30 (3.17%) Shell Script
11 29 (3.07%) VB.NET
12 28 (2.96%) C++
13 27 (2.85%) VBScript
14 20 (2.11%) PHP
15 17 (1.80%) PL/SQL
16 14 (1.48%) VB
17 12 (1.27%) Scala
18 11 (1.16%) Apple Swift
18 11 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 106 (11.21%) Degree
2 65 (6.87%) Security Cleared
3 53 (5.60%) ITIL Certification
4 31 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 26 (2.75%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (1.59%) PMP
7 14 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.85%) ISEB
10 7 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.63%) MySQL Certification
11 6 (0.63%) PhD
12 5 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.53%) SAP Certification
13 4 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.32%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (11.10%) QA
2 29 (3.07%) PMO
3 27 (2.85%) SLA
4 17 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.74%) MiFID
6 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.32%) IFRS
7 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.21%) CDISC
8 2 (0.21%) COBIT
8 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.21%) GxP
8 2 (0.21%) HL7
8 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 50 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 43 (4.55%) Docker
4 23 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.95%) Firmware
8 8 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.74%) vSphere
10 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.11%) HDFS
12 1 (0.11%) Squid
12 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.11%) XenApp
12 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (7.08%) Ansible
2 62 (6.55%) Puppet
3 29 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.75%) SCCM
5 20 (2.11%) Kubernetes
6 18 (1.90%) WMI
7 14 (1.48%) Terraform
8 12 (1.27%) WSUS
9 11 (1.16%) Salt
10 10 (1.06%) Rancher
11 8 (0.85%) Backup Exec
11 8 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.85%) Kibana
11 8 (0.85%) logstash
12 6 (0.63%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.63%) Packer
13 5 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.53%) SCOM
13 5 (0.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 177 (18.71%) Microsoft
2 93 (9.83%) Oracle
3 64 (6.77%) VMware
4 56 (5.92%) SAP
5 28 (2.96%) Red Hat
5 28 (2.96%) ServiceNow
6 27 (2.85%) IBM
7 22 (2.33%) Sitecore
8 21 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.90%) Cisco
10 15 (1.59%) HP
11 13 (1.37%) MuleSoft
11 13 (1.37%) Splunk
12 12 (1.27%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.06%) F5
13 10 (1.06%) Juniper
13 10 (1.06%) McAfee
14 9 (0.95%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.95%) Citrix
14 9 (0.95%) Xamarin