The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 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 / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 108 107
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing Release Management 17 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.79% 1.46% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.71% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 10
Median daily rate £400 £293 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £147 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Median hourly rate £50.50 £36.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.27% -15.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -44.61% +69.04%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1783 2515 2469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.36% 85.57% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1433 1286
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 65
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.92 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Release Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Release Management in Scotland

Release Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Release Management in Scotland over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Release Management in Scotland

Release Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Release Management in Scotland

Release Management
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 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
Edinburgh +15 7 £425 -2.85% 3
Glasgow +11 6 £388 - 4
Aberdeen - 2 - - 1
Fife - 1 £425 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Release Management
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Release Management.

1 21 (52.50%) Project Management
2 20 (50.00%) Finance
3 15 (37.50%) ITIL
4 14 (35.00%) Change Management
5 12 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 10 (25.00%) Quality Management
7 9 (22.50%) Cisco
7 9 (22.50%) LAN
7 9 (22.50%) WAN
7 9 (22.50%) CMDB
7 9 (22.50%) Problem Management
7 9 (22.50%) QMS
8 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (20.00%) Business Analysis
9 7 (17.50%) TDD
9 7 (17.50%) MS Visio
10 6 (15.00%) Windows
10 6 (15.00%) MPLS
10 6 (15.00%) OSPF
10 6 (15.00%) BGP
10 6 (15.00%) Banking
10 6 (15.00%) Network Design
10 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
10 6 (15.00%) QA
10 6 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (15.00%) CatOS

Release Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Drupal
2 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) LAN
1 9 (22.50%) WAN
2 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.00%) BGP
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (15.00%) MPLS
3 6 (15.00%) OSPF
4 5 (12.50%) Multicast
4 5 (12.50%) Wireless
5 4 (10.00%) Firewall
6 3 (7.50%) Internet
6 3 (7.50%) VPN
7 1 (2.50%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.50%) NetScreen
7 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.00%) DB2
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.00%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (2.50%) Ant
3 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.50%) Concordion
3 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) Gradle
3 1 (2.50%) Hudson
3 1 (2.50%) JBehave
3 1 (2.50%) JUnit
3 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.50%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Business Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Developer
3 4 (10.00%) MiFID Business Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Operations Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Coordinator
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Release Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Change and Release Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Change Manager
5 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.00%) IT Operations Manager
5 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Operations Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) XML
3 2 (5.00%) Java EE
3 2 (5.00%) RESTful
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (2.50%) JSON
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) CMDB
2 1 (2.50%) AS400
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) iSeries
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) CatOS
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Project Management
2 15 (37.50%) ITIL
3 14 (35.00%) Change Management
4 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (25.00%) Quality Management
6 9 (22.50%) Problem Management
6 9 (22.50%) QMS
7 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (20.00%) Business Analysis
8 7 (17.50%) TDD
9 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
9 6 (15.00%) Network Design
9 6 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
10 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 5 (12.50%) Service Management
11 4 (10.00%) ITSM
11 4 (10.00%) Process Management
11 4 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) C
2 4 (10.00%) Python
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.50%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) RPG
5 1 (2.50%) RPG IV
5 1 (2.50%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) CCSP
2 2 (5.00%) CISSP
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) MiFID
3 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Ansible
1 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Cisco
2 5 (12.50%) BT
2 5 (12.50%) Siemens
3 4 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (7.50%) Juniper
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.50%) Aruba
6 1 (2.50%) F5
6 1 (2.50%) Informatica
6 1 (2.50%) Perforce
6 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.50%) Sybase
6 1 (2.50%) VMware
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